Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Status Report, 72874-72875 [2013-28902]

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Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the revision of the currently approved 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 reduced burden pertaining to the approved collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to further enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (d) ways to further minimize the burden regarding the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this revision to an approved information collection must be received on or before January 3, 2014. 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 Christine Platt Patrick, EE–2K, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585 Email: Christine.Platt@ ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Status Report U.S. Department of Energy. Amended Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: A 60-day notice and request for comments was published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2013 (78 FR 34089). No comments were received in response to this Notice. A 30-day notice and request for comments was published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2013 (78 FR 49736). No comments were received in response to this Notice. This subsequent 30-day notice represents a further reduction in the burden estimation to reflect the ongoing collection of information from only a more limited number of awardees; and allows public comment on the final version of the information collection request. The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a revision of a currently approved collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Pam Bloch Mendelson, EE–2K, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585–1290, Phone: (202) 287–1857, Fax: (202) 287–1745, Email: Pam.Mendelson@ee.doe.gov. Additional information and reporting guidance concerning the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is available for review at the following Web sites: http:// www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/recovery_ act_guidance.html and http:// www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/ guidance.html. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–5150; (2) Information Collection Request Title: ‘‘Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program Status Report’’; (3) Type of Review: Revision of currently approved collection; (4) Purpose: To collect information on the status of grantee activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously (especially important for Recovery Act funds); (5) Annual SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 323; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1292; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 10,224; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $408,960. Statutory Authority: Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), Pub. L. 110–140 as amended (42 U.S.C. 17151 et seq.), authorizes DOE to administer the EECBG program. All grant awards made under this program shall comply with applicable law including the Recovery Act (Pub. L. 111–5) and other authorities applicable to this program. Issued in Washington, DC: November 20, 2013. AnnaMaria Garcia, Program Manager, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental, Programs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2013–28902 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER12–2145–004; ER10–2834–004; ER11–2905–003; ER11–2904–003; ER10–2821–004; ER12–1329–002. Applicants: EC&R O&M, LLC, Munnsville Wind Farm, LLC, Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, LLC, Settlers Trail Wind Farm, LLC, Stony Creek Wind Farm, LLC, Wildcat Wind Farm I, LLC. Description: EC&R O&M, LLC, et al. submits Notice of Change in Status. Filed Date: 11/25/13. Accession Number: 20131125–5125. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/16/13. Docket Numbers: ER14–459–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Notice of Cancellation of Original Service Agreement No. 3396; Queue No. V4–009 to be effective 11/25/ 2013. Filed Date: 11/25/13. Accession Number: 20131125–5046. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/16/13. Docket Numbers: ER14–460–000. Applicants: Appalachian Power Company. Description: 20131125 TNC Att K L Update to be effective 12/27/2013. Filed Date: 11/25/13. Accession Number: 20131125–5078. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/16/13. Docket Numbers: ER14–461–000. Applicants: New York Independent System Operator, Inc. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 Description: NYISO tariff revision deletion of MST Attachment M–1 to be effective 1/29/2014. Filed Date: 11/25/13. Accession Number: 20131125–5107. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/16/13. Docket Numbers: ER14–462–000. Applicants: Trans Bay Cable LLC. Description: Trans Bay Cable LLC submits TRBAA Update Filing to be effective 1/1/2014. Filed Date: 11/25/13. Accession Number: 20131125–5171. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/16/13. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. 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. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 25, 2013. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28923 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC14–33–000. Applicants: Kendall Green Energy Holdings LLC, NRG North America LLC, NRG Kendall LLC. Description: Application of NRG North America LLC and NRG Kendall LLC for Authorization for Disposition and Merger of Jurisdictional Facilities Under Section 203(a)(1) of the Federal Power Act and Request for Expedited Consideration. Filed Date: 11/22/13. Accession Number: 20131122–5186. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/13/13. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72875 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER11–2855–008; ER11–2856–008; ER11–2857–008. Applicants: Avenal Park LLC, Sand Drag LLC, Sun City Project LLC. Description: Supplement to June 28, 2013 Triennial Market Power Analysis for the Southwest Region of Avenel Park LLC, et. al. Filed Date: 11/22/13. Accession Number: 20131122–5190. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/13/13. Docket Numbers: ER13–2339–000, ER13–2340–000; ER13–2341–000; ER13–2342–000; ER13–2343–000; ER13–2344–000; ER13–2345–000; ER13–2346–000; ER13–2347–000; ER13–2348–000; ER13–2349–000; ER13–2350–000; ER13–2351–000. Applicants: Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C, Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Texas, Inc., Entergy Nuclear Palisades, LLC, EWO Marketing, LLC, Llano Estacado Wind, LLC, Northern Iowa Windpower, LLC, EAM Nelson Holding, LLC, RS Cogen, LLC, Entergy Power, LLC. Description: Entergy Arkansas, Inc., et. al submits Supplement to September 9, 2013 tariff filing Amended MBR Tariff for MISO. Filed Date: 11/21/13. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72874-72875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28902]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the 
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Status Report

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Amended Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: A 60-day notice and request for comments was published in the 
Federal Register on July 6, 2013 (78 FR 34089). No comments were 
received in response to this Notice. A 30-day notice and request for 
comments was published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2013 (78 
FR 49736). No comments were received in response to this Notice. This 
subsequent 30-day notice represents a further reduction in the burden 
estimation to reflect the ongoing collection of information from only a 
more limited number of awardees; and allows public comment on the final 
version of the information collection request.
    The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a revision 
of a currently approved collection of information that DOE 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 revision of the currently approved 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 reduced 
burden pertaining to the approved collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to 
further enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
being collected; and (d) ways to further minimize the burden regarding 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this revision to an approved information 
collection must be received on or before January 3, 2014. 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 Christine Platt Patrick, EE-
2K, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, 
DC 20585 Email: Christine.Platt@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to: Pam Bloch Mendelson, EE-2K, U.S. Department of Energy, 
1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290, Phone: (202) 
287-1857, Fax: (202) 287-1745, Email: Pam.Mendelson@ee.doe.gov.
    Additional information and reporting guidance concerning the Energy 
Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is available 
for review at the following Web sites: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/recovery_act_guidance.html and http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/guidance.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. 1910-5150; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: ``Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program 
Status Report''; (3) Type of Review: Revision of currently approved 
collection; (4) Purpose: To collect information on the status of 
grantee activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program 
funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously 
(especially important for Recovery Act funds); (5) Annual

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Estimated Number of Respondents: 323; (6) Annual Estimated Number of 
Total Responses: 1292; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 
10,224; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$408,960.

    Statutory Authority: Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy 
Independence and Security Act (EISA), Pub. L. 110-140 as amended (42 
U.S.C. 17151 et seq.), authorizes DOE to administer the EECBG 
program. All grant awards made under this program shall comply with 
applicable law including the Recovery Act (Pub. L. 111-5) and other 
authorities applicable to this program.

     Issued in Washington, DC: November 20, 2013.
AnnaMaria Garcia,
Program Manager, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental, 
Programs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-28902 Filed 12-3-13; 8:45 am]
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