Wind and Water Power Program, 38277-38278 [2012-15772]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting Department of Energy, DoE. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. DATES: July 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in Room 125. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: https:// whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at https://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. 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Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Stine at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2012. Carol A. Matthews, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–15778 Filed 6–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, DOE. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Program is planning a coordination workshop to exchange information among parties engaged in Mid-Atlantic marine ecological survey, modeling, and database efforts. This meeting will be a technical discussion to provide those involved in these activities with information regarding the current efforts of others involved in similar or related efforts. DATES: DOE will hold a workshop on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Silver Spring, MD. RSVP is required by July 7, 2012. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at NOAA’s Silver Spring headquarters SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 38278 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2012 / Notices located at 1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC– 4, Room 1W611, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Gilman, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586–3449. Email: patrick.gilman@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this workshop is to share information among parties engaged in marine ecological survey, modeling, and database efforts in the waters off the Mid-Atlantic. The workshop aims to provide information and an opportunity to those involved to help ensure that efforts are well-coordinated, complementary and, to the greatest extent possible, that these efforts help meet baseline data and derived product needs for siting and permitting offshore wind facilities. Specifically, this workshop will address ongoing offshore ecological survey efforts and the potential for development of complementary predictive models and compatible Federal and regional databases. It is not the object of this session to obtain any group position or consensus. Participants should limit information and comments to those based on personal experience, individual advice, information, or facts regarding this topic. This meeting is an opportunity for participants to gain an individual understanding of ecological survey efforts. To most effectively use the limited time, please refrain from passing judgment on another participant’s recommendations or advice and, instead, concentrate on your individual experiences. Public Participation: Federal agencies, scientists, modelers, and data management experts will be in attendance. The event is open to the public based on space availability. Participants are required to pre-register and space is limited. Pre-Registration: To pre-register, please contact Ms. Jenn ZiBerna via email at Mid-atlanticworkshop@sra.com or by telephone at 202.554.8480 Ext. 2932. Participants interested in attending should provide their names, company name or organization (if applicable), telephone number, email, and country of citizenship no later than the close of business on July 7, 2012. All attendees are required to pre-register. Agenda: The first day of the workshop will focus on information sharing between and on-going coordination of current and recent wildlife surveys in the Mid-Atlantic. The second day will VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jun 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 be comprised of two tracks: one focused on identifying challenges and coordination opportunities among current biological modeling efforts for species in the Mid-Atlantic and the second focused on increasing compatibility among data systems used to house survey data. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting, please contact Ms. ZiBerna no later than the close of business on July 7, 2012. Minutes: A summary report of the meeting will be available for printing at the DOE Wind Program Online Publication and Product Library at: wind.energy.gov/publications.html. Issued in Washington, DC on June 13, 2012. Mark Higgins, Wind and Water Power Acting Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2012–15772 Filed 6–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before August 27, 2012. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in the ADDRESSES section below as soon as possible. DATES: Written comments may be sent to Cynthia Amezcua, EI–22, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at (202) 586–9753 or by email at cynthia.amezcua@eia.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Cynthia Amezcua by phone at (202) 586–1658 or by email at the address listed above. Access to the proposed form, instructions, and internet data collection screens can be found at: https://eiaweb.inl.gov/2013clearance.pdf. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0191; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles; (3) Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; (4a) Purpose: Form EIA–886 is an annual survey that collects information on the number and type of alternative fueled vehicles (AFVs) and other advanced technology vehicles that vehicle suppliers made available in the previous calendar year and plan to make available in the following calendar year; the number, type and geographic distribution of AFVs in use in the previous calendar year; and the amount and distribution of each type of alternative transportation fuel (ATF) consumed in the previous calendar year. Form EIA–886 data are collected from suppliers and users of AFVs. EIA uses data from these groups as a basis for estimating total AFV and ATF use in the U.S. These data are needed by Federal and State agencies, fuel suppliers, transit agencies and other fleets to determine if sufficient quantities of AFVs are available for purchase and to provide Congress with a measure of the extent to which the objectives of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 are being achieved. These data serve as market analysis tools for Congress, Federal/ State agencies, AFV suppliers, vehicle fleet managers, and other interested organizations and persons. These data are also needed to satisfy numerous public requests for detailed information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Collection Revision Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy, DOE. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The EIA invites public comment on the proposed change to add a new vehicle classification code to Form EIA–886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles, which EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38277-38278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15772]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Wind and Water Power Program

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Program is 
planning a coordination workshop to exchange information among parties 
engaged in Mid-Atlantic marine ecological survey, modeling, and 
database efforts. This meeting will be a technical discussion to 
provide those involved in these activities with information regarding 
the current efforts of others involved in similar or related efforts.

DATES: DOE will hold a workshop on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. in Silver Spring, MD. RSVP is required by July 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at NOAA's Silver Spring 
headquarters

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located at 1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC-4, Room 1W611, Silver Spring, MD 
20910-3281.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Gilman, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586-
3449. Email: patrick.gilman@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this workshop is to share 
information among parties engaged in marine ecological survey, 
modeling, and database efforts in the waters off the Mid-Atlantic. The 
workshop aims to provide information and an opportunity to those 
involved to help ensure that efforts are well-coordinated, 
complementary and, to the greatest extent possible, that these efforts 
help meet baseline data and derived product needs for siting and 
permitting offshore wind facilities. Specifically, this workshop will 
address ongoing offshore ecological survey efforts and the potential 
for development of complementary predictive models and compatible 
Federal and regional databases. It is not the object of this session to 
obtain any group position or consensus. Participants should limit 
information and comments to those based on personal experience, 
individual advice, information, or facts regarding this topic. This 
meeting is an opportunity for participants to gain an individual 
understanding of ecological survey efforts. To most effectively use the 
limited time, please refrain from passing judgment on another 
participant's recommendations or advice and, instead, concentrate on 
your individual experiences.
    Public Participation: Federal agencies, scientists, modelers, and 
data management experts will be in attendance. The event is open to the 
public based on space availability. Participants are required to pre-
register and space is limited.
    Pre-Registration: To pre-register, please contact Ms. Jenn ZiBerna 
via email at Mid-atlanticworkshop@sra.com or by telephone at 
202.554.8480 Ext. 2932. Participants interested in attending should 
provide their names, company name or organization (if applicable), 
telephone number, email, and country of citizenship no later than the 
close of business on July 7, 2012. All attendees are required to pre-
register.
    Agenda: The first day of the workshop will focus on information 
sharing between and on-going coordination of current and recent 
wildlife surveys in the Mid-Atlantic. The second day will be comprised 
of two tracks: one focused on identifying challenges and coordination 
opportunities among current biological modeling efforts for species in 
the Mid-Atlantic and the second focused on increasing compatibility 
among data systems used to house survey data.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: 
Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting, please 
contact Ms. ZiBerna no later than the close of business on July 7, 
2012.
    Minutes: A summary report of the meeting will be available for 
printing at the DOE Wind Program Online Publication and Product Library 
at: wind.energy.gov/publications.html.

    Issued in Washington, DC on June 13, 2012.
Mark Higgins,
Wind and Water Power Acting Program Manager, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2012-15772 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P