Agency Information Collection Extension, 70741-70742 [2012-28700]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, LBJ, Room 2E117, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Federal Family Educational Loan Program— Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) OMB Control Number: 1845–0093 Type of Review: Extension of an existing information collection Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households; Private Sector (Not-for-profit institutions), State, Local, or Tribal Government Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,952 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 817 Abstract: This is a request for an extension of the approved recordkeeping requirements contained in the regulations related to the administrative requirements of the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program. Effective August 14, 2008, upon a holder’s receipt of a written request from a borrower and a copy of the borrower’s military orders, the regulations at 34 CFR 682.202(a)(8) provide that the maximum interest (as defined in 50 U.S.C. 527, App. Section 207(d)) that may be charged on FFEL loans made prior to the borrower entering active duty status is six percent while the borrower is on active duty status. Dated: November 21, 2012. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2012–28724 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment. AGENCY: EIA has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to revise a currently-approved data collection under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EIA proposes the following changes to Form EIA–886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles, data collection: (1) The addition of a new vehicle classification code to allow EIA to capture data on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which are new to the alternative fuel industry, and (2) the redesign of the questionnaire for the purposes of improving data quality and reducing reporting burdens on respondents to the data collection. SUMMARY: Purpose & Instructions ............................................................................. Part 1: Identification .................................................................................. Part 2: Data from Users ........................................................................... Part 2: Data from Users (with fuel type drop down) ................................ Part 3: Data from Suppliers ...................................................................... Part 3: Data from Suppliers (with fuel type drop down) .......................... Code Reference Sheet ............................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 70741 The Form EIA–886 data are collected from suppliers and users of alternativefueled vehicles (AFVs). EIA uses data from these groups as a basis for estimating total AFV and alternative transportation fuel (ATF) use in the U.S. These data serve as market analysis tools for federal/state agencies, AFV suppliers, vehicle fleet managers, and other interested organizations and persons. The data are used to satisfy the annual reporting requirements to Congress by providing statistical measures on the extent to which the objectives of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 are being achieved. These data are also needed to satisfy numerous public requests for detailed information on AFVs and ATFs (in particular, the number of AFVs distributed by state, as well as the amount and location of the ATFs being consumed). DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before December 27, 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 DOE Desk Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202– 395–4718 or contacted by email at chad_s_whiteman@omb.eop.gov. Written comments should be sent to the: DOE Desk Officer, 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 Cynthia Amezcua, U.S. Energy Information Administration, EI–22, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Fax 202–586– 9753, cynthia.amezcua@eia.gov. 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. The collection instrument and instructions are also available on the Internet at: ADDRESSES: https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886Inst.png https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886P1.png https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886P2.png https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886P2wFuelConfigs.png https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886P3.png https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886P3wFTypeConfig.png https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886CodeRef.png Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 70742 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices Definitions ................................................................................................. Sanctions, Burden & Confidentiality ......................................................... 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 currently approved collection; (4a) Purpose: Form EIA–886 is an annual survey that collects information on the number and type of 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 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 satisfy the reporting requirements to Congress under Section 503(b)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and serve as market analysis tools for 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 on AFVs and ATFs (in particular, the number of AFVs distributed by State, as well as the amount and location of the ATFs being consumed). EIA publishes summary information from the Form EIA–886 database in an annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Data report on EIA’s Web site (http:// www.eia.gov/renewable/afv/). This report covers historical and projected supplies of AFVs, AFV usage by selected user groups, and estimates of total U.S. AFV counts and U.S. consumption of ATFs. These data provide baseline inputs for DOE’s transportation sector energy models and the energy consumption measures for ATFs in EIA’s State Energy Data System. For example, EIA’s National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) has a component model that forecasts transportation sector energy consumption and provides a framework wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886Defs.png https://eiaweb.inl.gov/clearance2012/eiaweb-frm886Info.png for AFV policy and technology analysis. The data obtained from Form EIA–886 are used to improve the explanatory power of the NEMS Transportation Demand Model by allowing for greater detail in representing AFV types and characteristics; (4b) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: EIA proposes to modify the drop-down selection menus under Form EIA–886 Parts 2 and 3 to include the fuel type/engine configuration code ‘‘EVC–PH’’ to capture data on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). PHEVs are considered alternative fueled vehicles under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 definition of an alternative fueled vehicle because their primary fuel source is electricity; however, PHEVs differ from straight battery-powered electric vehicles because they use the electric battery as the primary energy source, relying on battery power for propulsion for a limited range (15–40 miles) before switching to internal combustion propulsion. Currently, EIA collects data on electric battery-powered vehicles with the code ‘‘EVC BP.’’ Adding the code ‘‘EVC PH’’ will differentiate between straight batterypowered AFVs and PHEVs. EIA also proposes reformatting the Form EIA–886 to better use visual design to reduce the respondent’s burden, while not changing the existing constructs being measured on the form. For example, instructions will be placed next to the questions where they are needed, and dense paragraphs will be broken up into bullet-pointed lists. Survey methodology literature and empirical evidence from cognitive testing of other forms suggests these changes, along with formatting edits, should allow respondents to read and more easily process the information. (5) Type of Respondents: Suppliers of alternative-fueled vehicles are required to report; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,050; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 2,050; (8) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 8,215; (9) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: No additional costs beyond burden hours are anticipated from the proposed collection instrument revision. Statutory Authority The legal authority for this data collection effort is provided by the following provisions: Section 13(b) of PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93–275, (FEA Act), and codified at 15 U.S.C. § 772 (b), and Section 503(b)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, Public Law 102–486 (EPACT92) codified at 42 U.S.C. 13253. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2012. Stephanie Brown, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–28700 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and Request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review and Comment. AGENCY: EIA has submitted, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an information collection request to the OMB for a three-year extension, with changes, of its Petroleum Supply Reporting System (PSRS) information collection (OMB 1905–0165). The Petroleum Supply Reporting System consists of weekly and monthly petroleum and biofuels supply surveys and an annual refinery survey of capacity, crude oil receipts, and fuels consumed. EIA proposes the following changes to several Petroleum Supply Reporting System surveys: (1) Move to site level weekly reporting of all bulk terminal activity on an expanded version of Form EIA–805, ‘‘Weekly Bulk Terminal and Blender Report;’’ (2) discontinue weekly reporting on Form EIA–801, ‘‘Weekly Bulk Terminal Report;’’ (3) discontinue reporting the maximum sustainable fuel ethanol capacity on Form EIA–819, ‘‘Monthly Oxygenate Report;’’ (4) include the Form EIA–22M in the PSRS data collection, (5) change the data protections for specific data elements on Forms EIA–810, EIA–819 and EIA–22M and publicly release these data elements in identifiable form (a) monthly atmospheric crude oil distillation reported on Form EIA–810, ‘‘Monthly Refinery Report;’’ (b) ethanol nameplate SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70741-70742]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28700]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

U.S. Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department 
of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment.

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SUMMARY: EIA has submitted a request to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) to revise a currently-approved data collection under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EIA proposes the 
following changes to Form EIA-886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled 
Vehicles, data collection: (1) The addition of a new vehicle 
classification code to allow EIA to capture data on plug-in hybrid 
electric vehicles (PHEVs), which are new to the alternative fuel 
industry, and (2) the redesign of the questionnaire for the purposes of 
improving data quality and reducing reporting burdens on respondents to 
the data collection.
    The Form EIA-886 data are collected from suppliers and users of 
alternative-fueled vehicles (AFVs). EIA uses data from these groups as 
a basis for estimating total AFV and alternative transportation fuel 
(ATF) use in the U.S. These data serve as market analysis tools for 
federal/state agencies, AFV suppliers, vehicle fleet managers, and 
other interested organizations and persons. The data are used to 
satisfy the annual reporting requirements to Congress by providing 
statistical measures on the extent to which the objectives of the 
Energy Policy Act of 1992 are being achieved. These data are also 
needed to satisfy numerous public requests for detailed information on 
AFVs and ATFs (in particular, the number of AFVs distributed by state, 
as well as the amount and location of the ATFs being consumed).

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
December 27, 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 DOE Desk Officer at OMB of 
your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk 
Officer may be telephoned at 202-395-4718 or contacted by email at 
chad_s_whiteman@omb.eop.gov.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the:

DOE Desk Officer, 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

Cynthia Amezcua, U.S. Energy Information Administration, EI-22, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Fax 202-586-9753, 
cynthia.amezcua@eia.gov.

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. The collection instrument and instructions 
are also available on the Internet at:

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 currently approved collection;
    (4a) Purpose: Form EIA-886 is an annual survey that collects 
information on the number and type of 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 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 satisfy the reporting requirements to Congress under Section 
503(b)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and serve as market analysis 
tools for 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 on AFVs and ATFs (in particular, the number of AFVs 
distributed by State, as well as the amount and location of the ATFs 
being consumed).
    EIA publishes summary information from the Form EIA-886 database in 
an annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Data report on EIA's Web site 
(http://www.eia.gov/renewable/afv/). This report covers historical and 
projected supplies of AFVs, AFV usage by selected user groups, and 
estimates of total U.S. AFV counts and U.S. consumption of ATFs. These 
data provide baseline inputs for DOE's transportation sector energy 
models and the energy consumption measures for ATFs in EIA's State 
Energy Data System. For example, EIA's National Energy Modeling System 
(NEMS) has a component model that forecasts transportation sector 
energy consumption and provides a framework for AFV policy and 
technology analysis. The data obtained from Form EIA-886 are used to 
improve the explanatory power of the NEMS Transportation Demand Model 
by allowing for greater detail in representing AFV types and 
characteristics;
    (4b) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: EIA proposes to 
modify the drop-down selection menus under Form EIA-886 Parts 2 and 3 
to include the fuel type/engine configuration code ``EVC-PH'' to 
capture data on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). PHEVs are 
considered alternative fueled vehicles under the Energy Policy Act of 
1992 definition of an alternative fueled vehicle because their primary 
fuel source is electricity; however, PHEVs differ from straight 
battery-powered electric vehicles because they use the electric battery 
as the primary energy source, relying on battery power for propulsion 
for a limited range (15-40 miles) before switching to internal 
combustion propulsion. Currently, EIA collects data on electric 
battery-powered vehicles with the code ``EVC BP.'' Adding the code 
``EVC PH'' will differentiate between straight battery-powered AFVs and 
PHEVs.
    EIA also proposes reformatting the Form EIA-886 to better use 
visual design to reduce the respondent's burden, while not changing the 
existing constructs being measured on the form. For example, 
instructions will be placed next to the questions where they are 
needed, and dense paragraphs will be broken up into bullet-pointed 
lists. Survey methodology literature and empirical evidence from 
cognitive testing of other forms suggests these changes, along with 
formatting edits, should allow respondents to read and more easily 
process the information.
    (5) Type of Respondents: Suppliers of alternative-fueled vehicles 
are required to report;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,050;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 2,050;
    (8) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 8,215;
    (9) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: No 
additional costs beyond burden hours are anticipated from the proposed 
collection instrument revision.

Statutory Authority

    The legal authority for this data collection effort is provided by 
the following provisions: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93-275, (FEA Act), and codified 
at 15 U.S.C. Sec.  772 (b), and Section 503(b)(2) of the Energy Policy 
Act of 1992, Public Law 102-486 (EPACT92) codified at 42 U.S.C. 13253.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2012.
Stephanie Brown,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-28700 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]
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