Proposed Agency Information Collection, 39690-39691 [2012-16455]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 39690 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2012 / Notices to affect the export of electricity to Canada as requested. The electric energy that Dynasty Power proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by Dynasty Power have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (385.214). Five copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments on the Dynasty Power application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–385. An additional copy(s) is to be filed directly with Allen Cho, President, and Todd McRae, Risk Manager, Dynasty Power, Inc, 500 715 5th Ave. SW., Calgary AB, CN T2P2X6 and Bonnie A. Suchman, Troutman Sanders LLP, 401 9th Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at https://energy.gov/ node/11845 or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2012. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2012–16465 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY copying within 60 days on the STEAB Web site, www.steab.org. State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) Issued at Washington, DC, on June 28, 2012. LaTanya R. Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference. AGENCY: This notice announces a teleconference call of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 86 Stat.770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 3:30 p.m.–4 p.m., EST. To receive the call-in number and passcode, please contact the Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address or phone number listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gil Sperling, STEAB Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC, 20585. Phone number is (202) 287–1644. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: To make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regarding goals and objectives, programmatic and administrative policies, and to otherwise carry out the Board’s responsibilities as designated in the State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 440). Tentative Agenda: Follow-up on outstanding items from the June Board meeting, update the Board on the activities of the STEAB’s Task Forces, review letters and resolutions transmitted to EERE on behalf of the STEAB, and provide an update to the Board on routine business matters and other topics of interest. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Members of the public who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Gil Sperling at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests to make oral comments must be received five days prior to the meeting; reasonable provision will be made to include requested topic(s) on the agenda. The Chair of the Board is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2012–16463 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request. AGENCY: The Department of Energy has submitted to the OMB for clearance, a proposal for collection of information pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The collection would be used to develop a scorecard that would assist DOE’s Clean Cities Coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their communities for plugin electric vehicles. Information collected would allow DOE to provide respondents with an objective assessment of their communities’ readiness for PEV adoption and an understanding of their commitment to successful deployment of PEVs, and is needed to ensure appropriate evaluation of progress in deploying PEVS. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before August 6, 2012. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–395–4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Desk Officer for the Department of Energy, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. And to Ms. Linda Bluestein, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE–2G), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, or by fax at 202–586–1600, or by email at Linda.Bluestein@ee.doe.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2012 / Notices Ms. Linda Bluestein at the address listed above in ADDRESSES. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: {New}; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Clean Cities Plug-In Vehicle Community Readiness Scorecard; (3) Type of Request: New collection; (4) Purpose: DOE’s Clean Cities initiative has developed a voluntary scorecard to assist its coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their communities for plug-in electric vehicles. The principal objective of the scorecard is to provide respondents with an objective assessment and estimate of their respective community’s readiness for PEV deployment as well as understand the respective community’s commitment to deploying these vehicles successfully. DOE intends the scorecard to be completed by a city/county/ regional sustainability or energy coordinator. As the intended respondent may not be aware of every aspect of local or regional PEV readiness, coordination among local stakeholders to gather appropriate information may be necessary. The scorecard assessment effort will rely on responses to questions the respondent chooses to answer. The multiple-choice questions address the following topic areas: (1) Electric vehicle supply equipment permitting and inspection process; (2) PEV and electric vehicle supply equipment availability and numbers; (3) laws, incentives, and financing; (4) education and outreach; (5) utility interaction; and (6) vehicle and infrastructure planning. Respondents will provide answers through a user-friendly online interface. The answers will then be translated through a simple algorithm that will establish appropriate quantitative criteria, translating the readiness measures across several weighted categories into numeric data. Using a numberless color spectrum, a community will be rated against itself, with the colored spectrum results made available only to the respondent community. The total rankings will be normalized into a ‘‘score’’, and communities will see their own rating and may be compared to other cities. The scorecard will use one information collection system, an online system. No other data collection system will be employed to support the scorecard. The online scorecard system DOE has developed provides several advantages. First, it avoids the need to download any forms or materials, though respondents may print out the TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Jul 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 full list of questions and answers, or a portion thereof if they wish. Second, avoiding downloads also limits potential security threats. Third, the designed system allows respondents to dynamically compare historical records, providing the opportunity to revisit the scorecard however often they like to track progress. Further, employing an online system also eliminates version control concerns, allowing for a single update to ensure that all scorecard users are using the current version. The voluntary scorecard may be completed at any time, and there is no date by which the scorecard questions must be completed. Calculation of outcomes will be undertaken on an ongoing basis, immediately following completion of the scorecard questionnaire. While there are approximately 90 Clean Cities Coalitions across the United States, DOE expects that other communities may want to avail themselves of the opportunity to assess their respective community’s PEV readiness. Therefore, DOE expects a total respondent population of approximately 100 respondents. Selecting the multiple choice answers in completing a scorecard questionnaire is expected to take under 30 minutes, although additional time of no more than 20 hours may be needed to assemble information necessary to be able to answer the questions, leading to a total burden of approximately 2,050 hours in the first year. Assembling information to update questionnaire answers in future years on a voluntary basis would be expected to take less time, on the order of 10 hours, as much of any necessary time and effort needed to research information would have been completed previously; (5) Type of Respondents: Public; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 100; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 100; (8) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,050; (9) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There is no cost associated with reporting and recordkeeping. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. Sec. 13233; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 13252(a)–(b); 42 U.S.C. 13255. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2012. Patrick B. Davis, Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2012–16455 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39691 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC12–11–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC–725, Certification of Electric Reliability Organization; Procedures for Electric Reliability Standards, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission issued a Notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 24189, 04/23/2012) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC–725 and is noting this in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by August 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0225, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via telephone at 202–395–4718. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, identified by the Docket No. IC12–11–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web Site: https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: https:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39690-39691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16455]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Proposed Agency Information Collection

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

ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; 
comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy has submitted to the OMB for 
clearance, a proposal for collection of information pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The collection would be used to 
develop a scorecard that would assist DOE's Clean Cities Coalitions and 
stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their communities 
for plug-in electric vehicles. Information collected would allow DOE to 
provide respondents with an objective assessment of their communities' 
readiness for PEV adoption and an understanding of their commitment to 
successful deployment of PEVs, and is needed to ensure appropriate 
evaluation of progress in deploying PEVS.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
August 6, 2012. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, 
but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by 
this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to 
make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be 
telephoned at 202-395-4650.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Desk Officer for the 
Department of Energy, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10102, 735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. And to Ms. Linda 
Bluestein, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE-2G), 
U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121, or by fax at 202-586-1600, or by email at 
Linda.Bluestein@ee.doe.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Linda Bluestein at the address 
listed above in ADDRESSES.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No.: {New{time} ; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: Clean Cities Plug-In Vehicle Community Readiness Scorecard; (3) 
Type of Request: New collection; (4) Purpose: DOE's Clean Cities 
initiative has developed a voluntary scorecard to assist its coalitions 
and stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their 
communities for plug-in electric vehicles. The principal objective of 
the scorecard is to provide respondents with an objective assessment 
and estimate of their respective community's readiness for PEV 
deployment as well as understand the respective community's commitment 
to deploying these vehicles successfully. DOE intends the scorecard to 
be completed by a city/county/regional sustainability or energy 
coordinator. As the intended respondent may not be aware of every 
aspect of local or regional PEV readiness, coordination among local 
stakeholders to gather appropriate information may be necessary.
    The scorecard assessment effort will rely on responses to questions 
the respondent chooses to answer. The multiple-choice questions address 
the following topic areas: (1) Electric vehicle supply equipment 
permitting and inspection process; (2) PEV and electric vehicle supply 
equipment availability and numbers; (3) laws, incentives, and 
financing; (4) education and outreach; (5) utility interaction; and (6) 
vehicle and infrastructure planning. Respondents will provide answers 
through a user-friendly online interface. The answers will then be 
translated through a simple algorithm that will establish appropriate 
quantitative criteria, translating the readiness measures across 
several weighted categories into numeric data. Using a numberless color 
spectrum, a community will be rated against itself, with the colored 
spectrum results made available only to the respondent community. The 
total rankings will be normalized into a ``score'', and communities 
will see their own rating and may be compared to other cities.
    The scorecard will use one information collection system, an online 
system. No other data collection system will be employed to support the 
scorecard. The online scorecard system DOE has developed provides 
several advantages. First, it avoids the need to download any forms or 
materials, though respondents may print out the full list of questions 
and answers, or a portion thereof if they wish. Second, avoiding 
downloads also limits potential security threats. Third, the designed 
system allows respondents to dynamically compare historical records, 
providing the opportunity to revisit the scorecard however often they 
like to track progress. Further, employing an online system also 
eliminates version control concerns, allowing for a single update to 
ensure that all scorecard users are using the current version.
    The voluntary scorecard may be completed at any time, and there is 
no date by which the scorecard questions must be completed. Calculation 
of outcomes will be undertaken on an ongoing basis, immediately 
following completion of the scorecard questionnaire.
    While there are approximately 90 Clean Cities Coalitions across the 
United States, DOE expects that other communities may want to avail 
themselves of the opportunity to assess their respective community's 
PEV readiness. Therefore, DOE expects a total respondent population of 
approximately 100 respondents. Selecting the multiple choice answers in 
completing a scorecard questionnaire is expected to take under 30 
minutes, although additional time of no more than 20 hours may be 
needed to assemble information necessary to be able to answer the 
questions, leading to a total burden of approximately 2,050 hours in 
the first year. Assembling information to update questionnaire answers 
in future years on a voluntary basis would be expected to take less 
time, on the order of 10 hours, as much of any necessary time and 
effort needed to research information would have been completed 
previously; (5) Type of Respondents: Public; (6) Annual Estimated 
Number of Respondents: 100; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Total 
Responses: 100; (8) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,050; (9) 
Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There is no 
cost associated with reporting and recordkeeping.

    Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. Sec. 13233; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 
13252(a)-(b); 42 U.S.C. 13255.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2012.
Patrick B. Davis,
Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2012-16455 Filed 7-3-12; 8:45 am]
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