Proposed Agency Information Collection, 14500 [2014-05654]

Download as PDF 14500 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 50 / Friday, March 14, 2014 / Notices Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: March 11, 2014. Nadya Chinoy Dabby, Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–05706 Filed 3–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Proposed Agency Information Collection U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for OMB Review and Comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, EIA has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance: • EIA–3 ‘‘Quarterly Survey of NonElectric Sector Coal Data’’ • EIA–6 ‘‘Emergency Coal Supply Survey (Standby)’’ • EIA–7A ‘‘Annual Survey of Coal Production and Preparation’’ • EIA–8A ‘‘Annual Survey of Coal Stocks and Coal Exports’’ • EIA–20 ‘‘Emergency Weekly Coal Monitoring Survey for Coal Burning Power Producers (Standby)’’ The proposed coal forms will be used to collect production, consumption, receipts, stocks, and prices. EIA proposes to discontinue standby Forms EIA–1 and EIA–4. To date, these forms have never been deployed. In addition, sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:18 Mar 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 coal and coke data collected on Form EIA–5 in Schedules II, III, and IV will now be collected on Form EIA–3. Hence, EIA proposes to discontinue the Form EIA–5. Forms EIA–7A and EIA– 8A will now include new fields for metallurgical and non-metallurgical coal under sections on Open and Captive Market Sales to gather more accurate revenue data from each type of sale, in addition to new questions that were proposed, to reduce double-counting and improve accuracy of data submitted. Improvements to instructions have been proposed on all forms. Form title changes are proposed for all surveys in the package, including standby Forms EIA–6 and EIA–20. We have updated the number of respondents and annual burden hours to reflect the most recent respondent count in our four frames. The number of respondents now reporting on the EIA– 3 and EIA–7A has decreased significantly. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before April 14, 2014. 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 202–395–4650. 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 Attn: Tejasvi Raghuveer, EIA–3 Survey Manager, U.S. Energy Information Administration, EI–24, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Tejasvi Raghuveer at Tejasvi.raghuveer@eia.gov. The collection instruments can be viewed using link: http://www.eia.gov/survey/ #eia-3. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1905–0167; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Coal Program Package; (3) Type of Request: Revision; (4) Purpose: The coal surveys collect data on coal production, consumption, stocks, prices, imports and exports. Data PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are published in various EIA publications. Respondents include producers of coke, purchasers and distributors of coal, coal mining operators, and coal-consuming nonelectric sites; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1788; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 3270; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3764; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA estimates that there are no additional costs to respondents associated with the surveys other than the costs associated with the burden hours. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93–275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b), and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 95–91, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2014. Stephen Harvey, Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, U. S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–05654 Filed 3–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2492–013] Woodland Pulp, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Minor License. b. Project No.: 2492–013. c. Date Filed: February 28, 2014. d. Applicant: Woodland Pulp, LLC (Woodland Pulp). e. Name of Project: Vanceboro Dam Storage Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the outlet of Spednik Lake, on the east branch of the Saint Croix River, in Washington County, Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. The project does not affect federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Jay Beaudoin, Woodland Pulp, LLC, 144 Main Street, Baileyville, Maine 04694, (207) 427– 4005 or Jay.Beaudoin@ woodlandpulp.com. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 50 (Friday, March 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 14500]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05654]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

U.S. Energy Information Administration


Proposed Agency Information Collection

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: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, EIA has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for clearance:

 EIA-3 ``Quarterly Survey of Non-Electric Sector Coal Data''
 EIA-6 ``Emergency Coal Supply Survey (Standby)''
 EIA-7A ``Annual Survey of Coal Production and Preparation''
 EIA-8A ``Annual Survey of Coal Stocks and Coal Exports''
 EIA-20 ``Emergency Weekly Coal Monitoring Survey for Coal 
Burning Power Producers (Standby)''

    The proposed coal forms will be used to collect production, 
consumption, receipts, stocks, and prices. EIA proposes to discontinue 
standby Forms EIA-1 and EIA-4. To date, these forms have never been 
deployed. In addition, coal and coke data collected on Form EIA-5 in 
Schedules II, III, and IV will now be collected on Form EIA-3. Hence, 
EIA proposes to discontinue the Form EIA-5. Forms EIA-7A and EIA-8A 
will now include new fields for metallurgical and non-metallurgical 
coal under sections on Open and Captive Market Sales to gather more 
accurate revenue data from each type of sale, in addition to new 
questions that were proposed, to reduce double-counting and improve 
accuracy of data submitted. Improvements to instructions have been 
proposed on all forms. Form title changes are proposed for all surveys 
in the package, including standby Forms EIA-6 and EIA-20. We have 
updated the number of respondents and annual burden hours to reflect 
the most recent respondent count in our four frames. The number of 
respondents now reporting on the EIA-3 and EIA-7A has decreased 
significantly.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before April 14, 2014. 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 202-395-4650.

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

Attn: Tejasvi Raghuveer, EIA-3 Survey Manager, U.S. Energy Information 
Administration, EI-24, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Tejasvi Raghuveer at Tejasvi.raghuveer@eia.gov. The 
collection instruments can be viewed using link: http://www.eia.gov/survey/#eia-3.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. 1905-0167; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: Coal Program Package; (3) Type of Request: Revision; (4) 
Purpose: The coal surveys collect data on coal production, consumption, 
stocks, prices, imports and exports. Data are published in various EIA 
publications. Respondents include producers of coke, purchasers and 
distributors of coal, coal mining operators, and coal-consuming non-
electric sites; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1788; (6) 
Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 3270; (7) Annual Estimated 
Number of Burden Hours: 3764; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA estimates that there are no additional 
costs to respondents associated with the surveys other than the costs 
associated with the burden hours.

    Statutory Authority:  Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93-275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 
772(b), and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 95-91, 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2014.
Stephen Harvey,
Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, U. S. Energy Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-05654 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]
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