Proposed Agency Information Collection, 65374-65375 [2012-26366]

Download as PDF 65374 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Idaho National Laboratory Department of Energy. Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The opportunity for public participation will be from 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. These times are subject to change; please contact the Federal Coordinator (below) for confirmation of times prior to the meeting. ADDRESSES: Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Lindsay Boulevard, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402. DATES: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert L. Pence, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, MS– 1203, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415. Phone (208) 526–6518; Fax (208) 526–8789 or email: pencerl@id.doe.gov or visit the Board’s Internet home page at: http:// inlcab.energy.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Topics (agenda topics may change up to the day of the meeting; please contact Robert L. Pence for the most current agenda): • Recent Public Involvement • Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Progress to Date • Idaho Settlement Agreement 101 • Idaho Treatment Group Recovery Plan/Projected Performance Status • Subsurface Disposal Area: Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP) 7, 8, and Shutdown • ARP 5 Sludge Process from Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project • Current Idaho National Laboratory/ ICP Public Involvement/ Communications Public Participation: The EM SSAB, Idaho National Laboratory, welcomes the attendance of the public at its VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 25, 2012 Jkt 229001 advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Robert L. Pence at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral presentations pertaining to agenda items should contact Robert L. Pence at the address or telephone number listed above. The request must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Robert L. Pence, Federal Coordinator, at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http://inlcab.energy.gov/ pages/meetings.php. Issued at Washington, DC on October 23, 2012. LaTanya R. Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–26370 Filed 10–25–12; 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, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for comments AGENCY: The Department of Energy invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The proposed collection would involve information that will enable DOE to measure the impact and progress of DOE’s National Clean Fleets Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership is an initiative through which DOE provides large private-sector fleets with technical assistance and expertise to incorporate alternative fuels and fuel saving measures into their operations successfully. The initiative builds on the established success of DOE’s Clean Cities program. The Partnership was developed with input from fleet managers, industry representatives, Clean Cities program staff, and Clean Cities coordinators. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before December 26, 2012. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Mark Smith, 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 Mark.Smith@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mr. Mark Smith, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE–2G), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 287–5151, Mark.Smith@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. New; (2) Information Collection Request Title: National Clean Fleets Partnership Progress; (3) Type of Request: New; (4) Purpose: DOE’s Clean Cities initiative has developed a voluntary National Clean Fleets Partnership effort that establishes strategic alliances with large private fleets to help them explore and adopt alternative fuels and fuel economy measures to reduce petroleum use. The Partnership does not endeavor to engage a large number of fleets, but rather works with select fleets committed to E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Notices leading the way in reducing petroleum consumption. Under a voluntary agreement, Clean Cities commits to provide each fleet with a designated account manager for assistance and support; work with fleets to develop individual partner plans to reduce petroleum use; provide technical assistance, data, access to subject matter experts, analysis, and unbiased evaluation; provide education and outreach materials to recognize a fleet’s involvement with the Partnership and its accomplishments; supply mechanisms for fleet information exchange and networking; and identify and document progress related to petroleum savings, cost savings, and reductions in emissions. A participating fleet commits to appointing a primary contact; developing a petroleum use reduction plan; acting to work toward the goals set forth in the plan; tracking progress and provide baseline information and annual data on petroleum use; and participating as an active Clean Cities stakeholder. The principal objective of collecting the information DOE seeks to gather through the Partnership effort is to allow DOE to develop an objective assessment and estimate of each fleet’s impact and progress. Information requested would be used to establish a baseline of activities, vehicle inventories, and fuel use for each fleet, which will then be used for future comparisons and analyses of instituted programs and policies. A designated representative for each participating fleet will provide the requested information. The intended respondent is expected to be aware of relevant aspects of the company’s fleet management, such that the gathering of information is not expected to be very resource consuming. The Partnership effort will rely on data provided in a template spreadsheet and responses to questions the respondent chooses to answer during a phone or in-person interview. The questions and data collection would address the following topic areas: (a) Vehicle data, in terms of the number of different vehicles in the fleet sorted by fuel type and class or category of vehicle; (b) Fuel data, in terms of the quantity of fuel used in given vehicle categories or classes, based on the type of fuel; (c) Fuel use by type by zip code or other appropriate geographic zone; (d) type of infrastructure used; (e) Current and historical fleet strategies to reduce petroleum (driver training, idle reduction, alternative fuels, right sizing); and (e) Fleet operations (how vehicles are fueled). The responses and data will be compiled for the purpose of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 25, 2012 Jkt 229001 assessing progress against the fleet’s baseline information, and impact in terms of increasing deployment of alternative fueled vehicles and alternative fuels themselves. The interview that would be part of the voluntary Partnership initiative would be completed on an annual basis, at the convenience of the participating fleet, there being no date by which the questions must be completed. Calculation of progress and impacts will be undertaken on an ongoing basis, once the interview is completed. The data and subsequent analyses will allow DOE to compare historical records dynamically, and provide the opportunity for each fleet to determine annual progress. The Partnership is targeted at large, private-sector fleets that own or have contractual control over at least 50 percent of their vehicles and have vehicles operating in multiple States. DOE expects approximately 30 fleets to participate in the Partnership the first year and, as a result, DOE expects a total respondent population of approximately 20 respondents the first year. Providing initial baseline information for each participating fleet, which occurs only once, is expected to take 60 minutes. Follow-up questions and clarifications for the purpose of ensuring accurate analyses are expected to take up to 90 minutes. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 20; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 20; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 50; and (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There is no cost associated with reporting and recordkeeping. 65375 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Applicants: Centra Pipelines Minnesota Inc. Description: Revised Index of Shippers to be effective 12/1/2012. Filed Date: 10/18/12. Accession Number: 20121018–5059. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–167–000. Applicants: TC Offshore LLC. Description: NAESB 2.0 to be effective 12/1/2012. Filed Date: 10/18/12. Accession Number: 20121018–5108. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–168–000. Applicants: Central New York Oil And Gas, L.L.C. Description: MARC I Interim FTSA Filing to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 10/19/12. Accession Number: 20121019–5104. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/31/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–169–000. Applicants: El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. Description: Atmos Energy NonConforming TSA to be effective 10/25/ 2012. Filed Date: 10/19/12. Accession Number: 20121019–5143. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/31/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–170–000. Applicants: Columbia Gulf Transmission Company. Description: Columbia Gulf Transmission Company submits tariff filing per 154.601: Negotiated Rate Svc Agreements—NJR, Vitol, Tenaska, LD to be effective 11/1/2012. Filed Date: 10/19/12. Accession Number: 20121019–5167. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/31/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–171–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: PCB TETLP DEC 2012 FILING to be effective 12/1/2012. Filed Date: 10/22/12. Accession Number: 20121022–5000. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/12. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. Combined Notice of Filings Filings in Existing Proceedings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP13–156–001. Applicants: Central New York Oil And Gas, L.L.C. Description: MARC I FTSA Compliance Filing—Correction2 to be effective 12/31/9998. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. Sec. 13252(a)–(b); 42 U.S.C. 13255; 42 U.S.C. 7256. Issued in Washington, DC on October 19, 2012. Patrick B. Davis, Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2012–26366 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP13–166–000. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65374-65375]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26366]


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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, U.S. 
Department of Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy invites public comment on a proposed 
collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget 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.
    The proposed collection would involve information that will enable 
DOE to measure the impact and progress of DOE's National Clean Fleets 
Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership is an initiative through 
which DOE provides large private-sector fleets with technical 
assistance and expertise to incorporate alternative fuels and fuel 
saving measures into their operations successfully. The initiative 
builds on the established success of DOE's Clean Cities program. The 
Partnership was developed with input from fleet managers, industry 
representatives, Clean Cities program staff, and Clean Cities 
coordinators.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before December 26, 2012. If you anticipate difficulty 
in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in 
ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Mark Smith, 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 Mark.Smith@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Mr. Mark Smith, Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy (EE-2G), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 287-5151, 
Mark.Smith@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. New; (2) Information Collection Request Title: 
National Clean Fleets Partnership Progress; (3) Type of Request: New; 
(4) Purpose: DOE's Clean Cities initiative has developed a voluntary 
National Clean Fleets Partnership effort that establishes strategic 
alliances with large private fleets to help them explore and adopt 
alternative fuels and fuel economy measures to reduce petroleum use. 
The Partnership does not endeavor to engage a large number of fleets, 
but rather works with select fleets committed to

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leading the way in reducing petroleum consumption. Under a voluntary 
agreement, Clean Cities commits to provide each fleet with a designated 
account manager for assistance and support; work with fleets to develop 
individual partner plans to reduce petroleum use; provide technical 
assistance, data, access to subject matter experts, analysis, and 
unbiased evaluation; provide education and outreach materials to 
recognize a fleet's involvement with the Partnership and its 
accomplishments; supply mechanisms for fleet information exchange and 
networking; and identify and document progress related to petroleum 
savings, cost savings, and reductions in emissions. A participating 
fleet commits to appointing a primary contact; developing a petroleum 
use reduction plan; acting to work toward the goals set forth in the 
plan; tracking progress and provide baseline information and annual 
data on petroleum use; and participating as an active Clean Cities 
stakeholder.
    The principal objective of collecting the information DOE seeks to 
gather through the Partnership effort is to allow DOE to develop an 
objective assessment and estimate of each fleet's impact and progress. 
Information requested would be used to establish a baseline of 
activities, vehicle inventories, and fuel use for each fleet, which 
will then be used for future comparisons and analyses of instituted 
programs and policies. A designated representative for each 
participating fleet will provide the requested information. The 
intended respondent is expected to be aware of relevant aspects of the 
company's fleet management, such that the gathering of information is 
not expected to be very resource consuming.
    The Partnership effort will rely on data provided in a template 
spreadsheet and responses to questions the respondent chooses to answer 
during a phone or in-person interview. The questions and data 
collection would address the following topic areas: (a) Vehicle data, 
in terms of the number of different vehicles in the fleet sorted by 
fuel type and class or category of vehicle; (b) Fuel data, in terms of 
the quantity of fuel used in given vehicle categories or classes, based 
on the type of fuel; (c) Fuel use by type by zip code or other 
appropriate geographic zone; (d) type of infrastructure used; (e) 
Current and historical fleet strategies to reduce petroleum (driver 
training, idle reduction, alternative fuels, right sizing); and (e) 
Fleet operations (how vehicles are fueled). The responses and data will 
be compiled for the purpose of assessing progress against the fleet's 
baseline information, and impact in terms of increasing deployment of 
alternative fueled vehicles and alternative fuels themselves.
    The interview that would be part of the voluntary Partnership 
initiative would be completed on an annual basis, at the convenience of 
the participating fleet, there being no date by which the questions 
must be completed. Calculation of progress and impacts will be 
undertaken on an ongoing basis, once the interview is completed.
    The data and subsequent analyses will allow DOE to compare 
historical records dynamically, and provide the opportunity for each 
fleet to determine annual progress. The Partnership is targeted at 
large, private-sector fleets that own or have contractual control over 
at least 50 percent of their vehicles and have vehicles operating in 
multiple States. DOE expects approximately 30 fleets to participate in 
the Partnership the first year and, as a result, DOE expects a total 
respondent population of approximately 20 respondents the first year. 
Providing initial baseline information for each participating fleet, 
which occurs only once, is expected to take 60 minutes. Follow-up 
questions and clarifications for the purpose of ensuring accurate 
analyses are expected to take up to 90 minutes. (5) Annual Estimated 
Number of Respondents: 20; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total 
Responses: 20; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 50; and (8) 
Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There is no 
cost associated with reporting and recordkeeping.

    Statutory Authority:  42 U.S.C. Sec. 13252(a)-(b); 42 U.S.C. 
13255; 42 U.S.C. 7256.

    Issued in Washington, DC on October 19, 2012.
Patrick B. Davis,
Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2012-26366 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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