Agency Information Collection Extension, 13843-13844 [2015-06095]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 51 / Tuesday, March 17, 2015 / Notices inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. n. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 11, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–06080 Filed 3–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14649–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mid-Atlantic Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On December 1, 2014, Mid-Atlantic Hydro, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed Ellis Hydroelectric Project No. 14649– 000, to be located at the existing Ellis Lock and Dam on the Muskingum River, near the township of Ellis, in Muskingum County, Ohio. The Ellis Lock and Dam is owned and operated by the state of Ohio. There are no federal lands associated with the project. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing 340-foot-long by 15.3-foot-high Ellis Dam spillway and 352-acre reservoir with a normal elevation of 690 feet mean sea level; (2) five new 500-kilowatt Very Low Head 4000 submersible turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 2.5 megawatts; (3) a new 40-foot-long by 20foot-wide switchyard containing a three phase step-up transformer, protective equipment, and metering equipment; (4) a new 150-foot-long, 12.5 to 34.5 kilovolt, overhead transmission line that would connect to an existing local utility distribution system; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The project VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Mar 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 would have an estimated annual generation of 9,500 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Collins, 5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, (301) 718– 4431. FERC Contact: Tyrone A. Williams, (202) 502–6331. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14649–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14649) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 11, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–06082 Filed 3–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13843 intends to extend for three years the Form EIA–886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended 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. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before May 18, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in the ADDRESSES section below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Cynthia Amezcua, EI–22, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at (202) 586–9753 or by email at 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. Access to the proposed form, instructions, and internet data collection screens can be found at: http://www.eia.gov/survey/ #eia-886. 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: Extension of a currently approved collection; (4) Purpose: Form EIA–886 is an annual survey that collects information on the number and type of alternative fueled vehicles (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 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13844 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 51 / Tuesday, March 17, 2015 / Notices alternative transportation fuel (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 serve as market analysis tools for Congress, 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 report on EIA’s Web site (www.eia.gov). 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. They also provide the energy consumption measures for alternative transportation fuels 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; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 2,050; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 7,815; AFV Suppliers (30 Original Equipment Manufacturers): 2.5 hours; AFV Suppliers (20 Aftermarket Vehicle Converters): 2 hours; AFV Users (100 complex fleets): 20 hours; AFV Users (1,900 simple fleets): 3 hours; (7) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA estimates that there are no capital and start-up costs associated with this data collection. The information is maintained in the normal course of business. The cost of burden hours to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Mar 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 the respondents is estimated to be $562,446 (7,815 burden hours times $71.97 per hour). Therefore, other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs for generating, maintaining and providing the information. 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. 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 March 11, 2015. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–06095 Filed 3–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Portsmouth Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. 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. DATES: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m. SUMMARY: Ohio State University, Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Simonton, Alternate Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Post Office Box 700, Piketon, Ohio 45661, (740) 897–3737, Greg.Simonton@ lex.doe.gov. ADDRESSES: 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 Agenda: • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda • Approval of January Minutes • Deputy Designated Federal Officer’s Comments • Federal Coordinator’s Comments SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Liaison’s Comments • Presentation • Administrative Issues • Subcommittee Updates • Public Comments • Final Comments from the Board • Adjourn Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Portsmouth, welcomes the attendance of the public at its 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 Greg Simonton 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 statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Greg Simonton at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests 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 Greg Simonton at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http://www.portsssab.energy.gov/. Issued at Washington, DC, on March 12, 2015. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–06088 Filed 3–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sunshine Act Meeting Notice March 12, 2015 The following notice of meeting is published pursuant to section 3(a) of the government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409), 5 U.S.C. 552b: AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. DATE AND TIME: March 19, 2015, 10 a.m. PLACE: Room 2C, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. STATUS: Open. E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 51 (Tuesday, March 17, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
intends to extend for three years the Form EIA-886, Annual Survey of 
Alternative Fueled Vehicles, an information collection request with the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) 
Whether the extended 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.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before May 18, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in 
the ADDRESSES section below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Cynthia Amezcua, EI-22, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585, or by fax at (202) 586-9753 or by email at 
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. Access to the proposed form, instructions, 
and internet data collection screens can be found at: http://www.eia.gov/survey/#eia-886.

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: Extension of a currently approved collection;
    (4) Purpose: Form EIA-886 is an annual survey that collects 
information on the number and type of alternative fueled vehicles 
(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

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alternative transportation fuel (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 serve as market analysis tools for Congress, 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 report on EIA's Web site (www.eia.gov). 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. They also provide the energy consumption measures 
for alternative transportation fuels 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;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 2,050;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 7,815;
    AFV Suppliers (30 Original Equipment Manufacturers): 2.5 hours;
    AFV Suppliers (20 Aftermarket Vehicle Converters): 2 hours;
    AFV Users (100 complex fleets): 20 hours;
    AFV Users (1,900 simple fleets): 3 hours;
    (7) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA 
estimates that there are no capital and start-up costs associated with 
this data collection. The information is maintained in the normal 
course of business. The cost of burden hours to the respondents is 
estimated to be $562,446 (7,815 burden hours times $71.97 per hour). 
Therefore, other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that 
there are no additional costs for generating, maintaining and providing 
the information.
    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. 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 March 11, 2015.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-06095 Filed 3-16-15; 8:45 am]
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