Proposed Agency Information Collection, 27299-27300 [2015-11550]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 92 / Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / Notices 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: Gainful Employment Recent Graduates Employment and Earning Survey Pilot Test. OMB Control Number: 1845—NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,040. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 170. Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is required by regulation to develop an earnings survey to support gainful employment program evaluations (see 34 CFR 668.406 as specified in final regulations published in the Federal Register in October 2014). NCES is responsible for developing the survey and the technical standards to which programs must adhere in its administration. The regulations specify that the Secretary of Education will publish in the Federal Register a pilottested earnings survey and the standards required for its administration. The draft standards are being published for public comment in a separate announcement. This request is to conduct a pilot test of the Recent Graduates Employment and Earnings Survey (RGEES). The RGEES pilot test will measure unit response rates and enable comparisons to earnings data collected through other surveys and in administrative records. The pilot study results will be used to compare median earnings collected through the survey to median earnings for graduates from comparable programs based on a match to the Social Security Administration as part of the 2012 gainful employment informational rates. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 May 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 Dated: May 11, 2015. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2015–11665 Filed 5–11–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Proposed Agency Information Collection U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment. AGENCY: EIA has submitted the Forms EIA–457A, C, D, E, F and G, ‘‘2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and reinstatement under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection is a periodic series of surveys of households and their energy suppliers with the purpose of collecting and reporting energy characteristics, consumption, and expenditures data of homes in the United States. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before June 12, 2015. 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. 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 James Berry, Survey Manager, EI–22, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, or by email at james.berry@eia.gov. Alternatively, Mr. Berry may be contacted by telephone at (202) 586– 5543. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the forms and instructions should be directed to Mr. Berry at the contact information given above. To SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27299 view the forms online please go to: http://www.eia.gov/survey/#eia-457. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1905–0092. (2) Information Collection Request Title: EIA–457A C, D, E, F, G, ‘‘Residential Energy Consumption Survey’’. (3) Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection for which approval has discontinued. (4) Purpose: Need for and proposed use of the information: The RECS is used to collect data on energy characteristics, consumption, and expenditures of U.S. homes. These data collections fulfill planning, analysis and decision-making needs of DOE, other Federal agencies, State governments, and the private sector. Respondents are households of selected housing units and their energy suppliers. Response obligations are Voluntary (households) and Mandatory (energy suppliers). This will be a proposed reinstatement of a previously approved collection and three-year clearance request to OMB. The content of the 2015 RECS will be largely unchanged from the 2009 RECS. Sampling will incorporate key definitions and elements from previous RECS. Housing units will be selected via a multi-stage area probability sample design and will be statistically representative of U.S. occupied housing units, as well as selected sub-national geographies. In addition to the billing data collection for 2015 RECS housing units, EIA will also collect billing data for household records in the RECS National Pilot study. Because the National Pilot sample design is similar to the 2015 RECS, EIA expects most energy suppliers that report in the 2015 RECS will also be in the sample for the National Pilot data collection. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,351. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 4,455. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,697. (8) 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. For household respondents no additional record keeping or other burden is required outside the interview process. The cost of burden hours to all household, rental agent, and energy supplier respondents is estimated to be $122,133 (1,697 annual burden hours times the current hourly rate of $71.97.) E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 27300 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 92 / Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / Notices Therefore, other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs for generating, maintaining and providing the information. Please refer to the supporting statement as well as the proposed forms and instructions for more information about the purpose, who must report, when to report, where to submit, the elements to be reported, detailed instructions, provisions for confidentiality, and uses (including possible nonstatistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. 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). Issued in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2015. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–11550 Filed 5–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: May 6, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [Docket No. ER15–1630–000] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Borax, Inc.; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding, of U.S. Borax, Inc.’s application for marketbased rate authority, with an accompanying rate schedule, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability is May 26, 2015. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 May 12, 2015 FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding(s) are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2015–11544 Filed 5–12–15; 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: EC15–127–000. Applicants: Calpine Greenleaf, Inc. Description: Amendment to April 21, 2015 Application For Approval Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Request for Expedited Action of Calpine Greenleaf, Inc. Filed Date: 5/6/15. Accession Number: 20150506–5161. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/18/15. Docket Numbers: EC15–134–000. Applicants: American Electric Power Service Corporation, Indiana Michigan Power Company. Description: Application Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act to Acquire Transmission Facilities and Request for Expedited Consideration and Certain Waivers of American Electric Power Service Corporation. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filed Date: 5/6/15. Accession Number: 20150506–5198. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/27/15. Docket Numbers: EC15–135–000. Applicants: Flat Water Wind Farm, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Request for Waivers, Confidential Treatment, and Expedited Consideration of Flat Water Wind Farm, LLC. Filed Date: 5/6/15. Accession Number: 20150506–5234. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/27/15. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2977–005. Applicants: Mesquite Power, LLC. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Mesquite Power, LLC. Filed Date: 5/7/15. Accession Number: 20150507–5055. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/28/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–861–002. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: Compliance filing per 35: 2015–05–06 EIM Transition Compliance to be effective 3/16/2015. Filed Date: 5/6/15. Accession Number: 20150506–5191. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/27/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–1052–002. Applicants: Transource Missouri, LLC. Description: Compliance filing per 35: TMO Facilities Sharing Agreement Concurrence Compliance to be effective 4/8/2015. Filed Date: 5/6/15. Accession Number: 20150506–5197. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/27/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–1679–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Section 205(d) rate filing per 35.13(a)(2)(iii): Original Service Agreement No. 4137; Queue Y3–103 (ISA) to be effective 4/6/2015. Filed Date: 5/6/15. Accession Number: 20150506–5196. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/27/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–1680–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Section 205(d) rate filing per 35.13(a)(2)(iii): 3024 KCP&L GMO and Transource Missouri Interconnection Agr to be effective 4/8/ 2015. Filed Date: 5/7/15. Accession Number: 20150507–5068. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/28/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–1681–000. E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 92 (Wednesday, May 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27299-27300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11550]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Proposed Agency Information Collection

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

ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment.

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SUMMARY: EIA has submitted the Forms EIA-457A, C, D, E, F and G, ``2015 
Residential Energy Consumption Survey'' to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and reinstatement under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection is a periodic 
series of surveys of households and their energy suppliers with the 
purpose of collecting and reporting energy characteristics, 
consumption, and expenditures data of homes in the United States.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before June 12, 2015. 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.

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

James Berry, Survey Manager, EI-22, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, or by email at james.berry@eia.gov. 
Alternatively, Mr. Berry may be contacted by telephone at (202) 586-
5543.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the forms and instructions should be directed to Mr. Berry at 
the contact information given above. To view the forms online please go 
to: http://www.eia.gov/survey/#eia-457.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No. 1905-0092.
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: EIA-457A C, D, E, F, G, 
``Residential Energy Consumption Survey''.
    (3) Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has discontinued.
    (4) Purpose: Need for and proposed use of the information: The RECS 
is used to collect data on energy characteristics, consumption, and 
expenditures of U.S. homes. These data collections fulfill planning, 
analysis and decision-making needs of DOE, other Federal agencies, 
State governments, and the private sector. Respondents are households 
of selected housing units and their energy suppliers. Response 
obligations are Voluntary (households) and Mandatory (energy 
suppliers). This will be a proposed reinstatement of a previously 
approved collection and three-year clearance request to OMB. The 
content of the 2015 RECS will be largely unchanged from the 2009 RECS. 
Sampling will incorporate key definitions and elements from previous 
RECS. Housing units will be selected via a multi-stage area probability 
sample design and will be statistically representative of U.S. occupied 
housing units, as well as selected sub-national geographies. In 
addition to the billing data collection for 2015 RECS housing units, 
EIA will also collect billing data for household records in the RECS 
National Pilot study. Because the National Pilot sample design is 
similar to the 2015 RECS, EIA expects most energy suppliers that report 
in the 2015 RECS will also be in the sample for the National Pilot data 
collection.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,351.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 4,455.
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,697.
    (8) 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. For household respondents no additional record 
keeping or other burden is required outside the interview process. The 
cost of burden hours to all household, rental agent, and energy 
supplier respondents is estimated to be $122,133 (1,697 annual burden 
hours times the current hourly rate of $71.97.)

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Therefore, other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that 
there are no additional costs for generating, maintaining and providing 
the information.
    Please refer to the supporting statement as well as the proposed 
forms and instructions for more information about the purpose, who must 
report, when to report, where to submit, the elements to be reported, 
detailed instructions, provisions for confidentiality, and uses 
(including possible nonstatistical uses) of the information. For 
instructions on obtaining materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section.

    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).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2015.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration U.S. 
Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-11550 Filed 5-12-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P