Agency Information Collection Extension, 36536-36537 [2015-15628]

Download as PDF 36536 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 122 / Thursday, June 25, 2015 / Notices accordance with the terms of their contract and in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as identified by contract. Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before July 27, 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 OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–395–4650. DATES: 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: Eva M. Auman, GC–63, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Or by fax at 202–586–0971; or by email to eva.auman@hq.doe.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Eva M. Auman, AttorneyAdvisor (Labor), GC–63, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at 202– 586–0971 or by email to eva.auman@ hq.doe.gov. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–5143; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Labor Relations Report; (3) Type of Request: Renewal; (4) Purpose: The proposed collection will request information from the Department of Energy M&O and Facilities Management Contractors for contract administration, management oversight, and cost control. This information is used to ensure that Department contractors maintain good labor relations and retain a workforce in accordance with the terms of their contract and in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as identified by contract. The respondents are Department M&O and Facility Management Contractors; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 35; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 35; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1.84 per respondent for total of 64.4 per year; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $4,940.20. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7254, 7256. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Issued in Washington, DC on: June 19, 2015. Jean S. Stucky, Assistant General Counsel for Labor and Pension Law, Office of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–15629 Filed 6–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Information collection extension; notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 required that DOE enter into Standard Contracts with all generators or owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin. EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, Form NWPA–830G, ‘‘Appendix G-Standard Remittance Advice for Payment of Fees (including Annex A to Appendix G),’’ with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Form NWPA–830G is part of the Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste. Generators and owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin paid fees into the nuclear waste fund based on net electricity generated and sold as defined in the Standard Contract. In November 2013, a federal appeals court ruled that DOE must cease collection of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Fee. DOE determined that, effective May 16, 2014, the fee is reduced from 1.0 Mil per kilowatt-hour ($1 per megawatt-hour) to 0.0 Mil per kilowatt-hour ($0 per megawatt-hour), ultimately reducing to zero the quarterly collection of fees from domestic generators of nuclear electricity. However, through its Office of the General Counsel, DOE has directed EIA to continue activities associated with the collection and verification of net electricity generation data and estimation of the spent nuclear fuel disposal fees that would otherwise accrue from this generation. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 August 25, 2015. 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 Marta Gospodarczyk. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by email (marta.gospodarczyk@eia.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is Office of Electricity, Coal, Nuclear, and Renewables Analysis, EI–34, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, Ms. Gospodarczyk may be contacted by telephone at 202–586–0527. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Ms. Gospodarczyk at the address listed above. The Form NWPA–830G, ‘‘Appendix G-Standard Remittance Advice for Payment of Fees,’’ including Annex A to Appendix G, may also be viewed here: http:// www.eia.gov/survey/#nwpa-830g. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1901–0260; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste; (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension; (4) Purpose: The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 761 et seq.) and the DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) require EIA to carry out a centralized, comprehensive, and unified energy information program. This program collects, evaluates, assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information on energy resource reserves, production, demand, technology, and related economic and statistical information. This information is used to assess the adequacy of energy resources to meet near and longer term domestic demands. EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 122 / Thursday, June 25, 2015 / Notices 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), provides the general public and other federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of energy information conducted by or in conjunction with EIA. Also, EIA will later seek approval for this collection by OMB under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) required that DOE enter into Standard Contracts with all generators or owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin. Form NWPA–830G, ‘‘Appendix G-Standard Remittance Advice for Payment of Fees,’’ including Annex A to Appendix G, is an Appendix to this Standard Contract. Appendix G and Annex A to Appendix G are commonly referred to as Remittance Advice (RA) forms. RA forms must be submitted quarterly by generators and owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin who signed the Standard Contract. Appendix G is designed to serve as the source document for entries into DOE accounting records to transmit data to DOE concerning payment of fees into the Nuclear Waste Fund for spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste disposal. Annex A to Appendix G is used to provide data on the amount of net electricity generated and sold, upon which these fees are based. Please refer to 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 non-statistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining materials, see the ‘‘For Further Information Contact’’ section. (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: No changes are proposed; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 100; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 400; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,000; (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. The information is maintained in the normal course of business. The cost of burden hours to the respondents is estimated to be $143,940 ($71.97 per hour × 2,000 hours). Therefore, other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs for generating, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 maintaining and providing the information. Statutory Authority: Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 761 et seq.); DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.); and Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.). Issued in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2015. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–15628 Filed 6–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL 9929–65–Region 5] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) covering FY15–19 and other relevant matters. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. An opportunity will be provided to the public to comment. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Jack Day Environmental Education Center, 90 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay, Wisconsin. For those unable to attend in person, this meeting will also be available telephonically. The teleconference number is 877–226–9607 and the conference ID number is 3910552029. SUMMARY: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this meeting may contact Rita Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by email at cestaric.rita@epa.gov. General information on the GLRI and the Board can be found at http://glri.us/ public.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463. EPA established the Board in 2013 to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator in her capacity as Chair of the federal Great Lakes Interagency PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 36537 Task Force (IATF). The Board conducts business in accordance with FACA and related regulations. The Board consists of 16 members appointed by EPA’s Administrator in her capacity as IATF Chair. Members serve as representatives of state, local and tribal government, environmental groups, agriculture, business, transportation, educational institutions, and as technical experts. Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other materials in support of the meeting will be available at http:// glri.us/advisory/index.html. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Federal advisory committees provide independent advice to federal agencies. Members of the public can submit relevant comments for consideration by the Board. Input from the public to the Board will have the most impact if it provides specific information for the Board to consider. Members of the public wishing to provide comments should contact the DFO directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at this public meeting will be limited to three minutes per speaker, subject to the number of people wanting to comment. Interested parties should contact the DFO in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by July 10, 2015 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements must be received by July 10, 2015 so that the information may be made available to the Board for consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via email. Commenters are requested to provide two versions of each document submitted: One each with and without signatures because only documents without signatures may be published on the GLRI Web page. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact the DFO at the phone number or email address noted above, preferably at least seven days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: June 15, 2015. Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–15647 Filed 6–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 122 (Thursday, June 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36536-36537]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-15628]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

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

ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Information 
collection extension; notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 required that DOE 
enter into Standard Contracts with all generators or owners of spent 
nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin. EIA, 
pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for 
three years, Form NWPA-830G, ``Appendix G-Standard Remittance Advice 
for Payment of Fees (including Annex A to Appendix G),'' with the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Form NWPA-830G is part of the 
Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level 
Radioactive Waste. Generators and owners of spent nuclear fuel and 
high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin paid fees into the 
nuclear waste fund based on net electricity generated and sold as 
defined in the Standard Contract.
    In November 2013, a federal appeals court ruled that DOE must cease 
collection of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Fee. DOE determined that, 
effective May 16, 2014, the fee is reduced from 1.0 Mil per kilowatt-
hour ($1 per megawatt-hour) to 0.0 Mil per kilowatt-hour ($0 per 
megawatt-hour), ultimately reducing to zero the quarterly collection of 
fees from domestic generators of nuclear electricity. However, through 
its Office of the General Counsel, DOE has directed EIA to continue 
activities associated with the collection and verification of net 
electricity generation data and estimation of the spent nuclear fuel 
disposal fees that would otherwise accrue from this generation. 
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 August 25, 2015. 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 Marta Gospodarczyk. To 
ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by email 
(marta.gospodarczyk@eia.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is 
Office of Electricity, Coal, Nuclear, and Renewables Analysis, EI-34, 
Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585. 
Alternatively, Ms. Gospodarczyk may be contacted by telephone at 202-
586-0527.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Ms. 
Gospodarczyk at the address listed above. The Form NWPA-830G, 
``Appendix G-Standard Remittance Advice for Payment of Fees,'' 
including Annex A to Appendix G, may also be viewed here: http://www.eia.gov/survey/#nwpa-830g.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No. 1901-0260;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Standard Contract for 
Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste;
    (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension;
    (4) Purpose: The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (15 
U.S.C. 761 et seq.) and the DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et 
seq.) require EIA to carry out a centralized, comprehensive, and 
unified energy information program. This program collects, evaluates, 
assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information on energy resource 
reserves, production, demand, technology, and related economic and 
statistical information. This information is used to assess the 
adequacy of energy resources to meet near and longer term domestic 
demands.
    EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of

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1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), provides the general public and other 
federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of energy 
information conducted by or in conjunction with EIA. Also, EIA will 
later seek approval for this collection by OMB under Section 3507(a) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) 
required that DOE enter into Standard Contracts with all generators or 
owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of 
domestic origin. Form NWPA-830G, ``Appendix G-Standard Remittance 
Advice for Payment of Fees,'' including Annex A to Appendix G, is an 
Appendix to this Standard Contract. Appendix G and Annex A to Appendix 
G are commonly referred to as Remittance Advice (RA) forms. RA forms 
must be submitted quarterly by generators and owners of spent nuclear 
fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin who signed the 
Standard Contract. Appendix G is designed to serve as the source 
document for entries into DOE accounting records to transmit data to 
DOE concerning payment of fees into the Nuclear Waste Fund for spent 
nuclear fuel and high-level waste disposal. Annex A to Appendix G is 
used to provide data on the amount of net electricity generated and 
sold, upon which these fees are based.
    Please refer to 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 non-
statistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining 
materials, see the ``For Further Information Contact'' section.
    (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: No changes are 
proposed;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 100;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 400;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,000;
    (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. 
The information is maintained in the normal course of business. The 
cost of burden hours to the respondents is estimated to be $143,940 
($71.97 per hour x 2,000 hours). 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:  Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 
(15 U.S.C. 761 et seq.); DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et 
seq.); and Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et 
seq.).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2015.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-15628 Filed 6-24-15; 8:45 am]
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