Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension, 53789-53790 [2015-22538]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 173 / Tuesday, September 8, 2015 / Notices this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Authority: Presidential Executive Order 13532, continued by Executive Order 13652. Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–22541 Filed 9–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management Advisory Board Meeting Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). 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: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Key Bridge Marriott, 1404 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Kristen G. Ellis, Designated Federal Officer, EMAB (EM–3.2), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone (202) 586–5810; fax (202) 586–0293 or email: kristen.ellis@em.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of EMAB is to provide the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) with advice and recommendations on corporate issues confronting the EM program. EMAB contributes to the effective operation of the program by providing individual citizens and representatives of interested groups an opportunity to present their views on issues facing EM and by helping to secure consensus recommendations on those issues. Tentative Agenda Topics: • EM Program Update and Discussion of Board Work Plans Public Participation: EMAB 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 Kristen G. Ellis at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number or email address listed above. Written statements may be 17:18 Sep 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 Issued at Washington, DC. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–22534 Filed 9–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to the agenda should contact Kristen G. Ellis 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 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 Kristen G. Ellis at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http://energy.gov/ em/services/communicationengagement/environmentalmanagement-advisory-board-emab. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Energy pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DOE, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of DOE’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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53789 Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before November 9, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Desk Officer for the Department of Energy, 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 Mr. Dennis Smith, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE–3V), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, or by fax at 202–586–1600, or by email at Dennis.Smith@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dennis Smith at the address listed above in ADDRESSES. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE is proposing to extend an information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The approved collection is being used for two Clean Cities programmatic efforts. The first is related to a scorecard that assists DOE’s Clean Cities coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their communities for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV). The second effort is intended to develop information that enables DOE to measure the impact and progress of DOE’s National Clean Fleets Partnership (Partnership). DOE is not proposing to expand the scope of these information collection efforts. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–5171; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Clean Cities Vehicle Programs; (3) Type of Review: Renewal; (4) Purpose: DOE’s Clean Cities initiative has developed two voluntary mechanisms by which communities and certain fleets can get a better understanding of their readiness to deploy alternative fuel vehicles and their progress in doing so. The voluntary PEV Scorecard is intended to assist its coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their communities for plug-in electric vehicles. The principal objective of the scorecard is to provide respondents with an objective assessment and estimate of their respective community’s readiness for PEV deployment as well as understand the respective community’s commitment to deploying these vehicles successfully. DOE intends the scorecard to be completed by a city/county/ regional sustainability or energy coordinator. As the intended respondent may not be aware of every aspect of DATES: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 53790 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 173 / Tuesday, September 8, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES local or regional PEV readiness, coordination among local stakeholders to gather appropriate information may be necessary. DOE expects a total respondent population of approximately 1,250 respondents. Selecting the multiple choice answers in completing a scorecard questionnaire is expected to take under 30 minutes, although additional time of no more than 20 hours may be needed to assemble information necessary to be able to answer the questions, leading to a total burden of approximately 25,625 hours. Assembling information to update questionnaire answers in the future on a voluntary basis would be expected to take less time, on the order of 10 hours, as much of any necessary time and effort needed to research information would have been completed previously. For the Clean Fleets Partnership information collection, the Partnership is targeted at large, private-sector fleets that own or have contractual control over at least 50 percent of their vehicles and have vehicles operating in multiple States. DOE expects approximately 50 fleets to participate in the Partnership and, as a result, DOE expects a total respondent population of approximately 50 respondents. Providing initial baseline information for each participating fleet, which occurs only once, is expected to take 60 minutes. Follow-up questions and clarifications for the purpose of ensuring accurate analyses are expected to take up to 90 minutes. The total burden is expected to be 125 hours. The combined burden for the two information collections is 25,750 hours. (5) Type of Respondents: Public; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents for both information collections: 1,300; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1,300; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 25,750 (25,625 for PEV Scorecard, and 125 for Clean Fleets Partnership); and (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There is no cost associated with reporting and recordkeeping. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 13233; 42 U.S.C. 13252 (a)–(b); 42 U.S.C. 13255. Issued in Washington, DC on: September 1, 2015. David Howell, Acting Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2015–22538 Filed 9–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER15–1196–004. Applicants: Nevada Power Company. Description: Compliance filing: OATT Revisions Attachment P Schedule 9 and Definitions to be effective 11/1/2015. Filed Date: 9/1/15. Accession Number: 20150901–5204. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/22/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2304–001. Applicants: Oildale Energy LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Amendment to Initial Market-Based Rate Tariff Application to be effective 7/ 31/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5143. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/8/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2588–000. Applicants: Eastside Power Authority. Description: Petition of Eastside Power Authority for Limited Waiver of the California Independent System Operator Corporation’s Tariff Provisions. Filed Date: 9/1/15. Accession Number: 20150901–5168. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/22/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2589–000. Applicants: CPV Shore, LLC. Description: Initial rate filing: Reactive Power Service Rate Schedule to be effective 1/1/2016. Filed Date: 9/1/15. Accession Number: 20150901–5187. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/22/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2590–000. Applicants: Triolith Energy Fund L.P. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Triolith Energy Fund LP Tariff to be effective 9/4/2015. Filed Date: 9/1/15. Accession Number: 20150901–5202. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/22/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2591–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: OATT Revised Sections (EIM Available Balancing Capacity) to be effective 11/1/2015. Filed Date: 9/1/15. Accession Number: 20150901–5203. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/22/15. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: September 1, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–22509 Filed 9–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER15–2535–000] Midwest Electric Power, 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 Midwest Electric Power, Inc.’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, 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 September 21, 2015. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 173 (Tuesday, September 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53789-53790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-22538]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years an information 
collection request with the Office of Management and Budget. Comments 
are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DOE, including 
whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of DOE'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 November 9, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below 
as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Desk Officer for the 
Department of Energy, 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 Mr. Dennis 
Smith, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE-3V), U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121, or by fax at 202-586-1600, or by email at 
Dennis.Smith@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dennis Smith at the address listed 
above in ADDRESSES.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE is proposing to extend an information 
collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The 
approved collection is being used for two Clean Cities programmatic 
efforts. The first is related to a scorecard that assists DOE's Clean 
Cities coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness 
of their communities for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV). The second 
effort is intended to develop information that enables DOE to measure 
the impact and progress of DOE's National Clean Fleets Partnership 
(Partnership). DOE is not proposing to expand the scope of these 
information collection efforts.
    This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910-
5171; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Clean Cities Vehicle 
Programs; (3) Type of Review: Renewal; (4) Purpose: DOE's Clean Cities 
initiative has developed two voluntary mechanisms by which communities 
and certain fleets can get a better understanding of their readiness to 
deploy alternative fuel vehicles and their progress in doing so. The 
voluntary PEV Scorecard is intended to assist its coalitions and 
stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their communities 
for plug-in electric vehicles. The principal objective of the scorecard 
is to provide respondents with an objective assessment and estimate of 
their respective community's readiness for PEV deployment as well as 
understand the respective community's commitment to deploying these 
vehicles successfully. DOE intends the scorecard to be completed by a 
city/county/regional sustainability or energy coordinator. As the 
intended respondent may not be aware of every aspect of

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local or regional PEV readiness, coordination among local stakeholders 
to gather appropriate information may be necessary.
    DOE expects a total respondent population of approximately 1,250 
respondents. Selecting the multiple choice answers in completing a 
scorecard questionnaire is expected to take under 30 minutes, although 
additional time of no more than 20 hours may be needed to assemble 
information necessary to be able to answer the questions, leading to a 
total burden of approximately 25,625 hours. Assembling information to 
update questionnaire answers in the future on a voluntary basis would 
be expected to take less time, on the order of 10 hours, as much of any 
necessary time and effort needed to research information would have 
been completed previously.
    For the Clean Fleets Partnership information collection, the 
Partnership is targeted at large, private-sector fleets that own or 
have contractual control over at least 50 percent of their vehicles and 
have vehicles operating in multiple States. DOE expects approximately 
50 fleets to participate in the Partnership and, as a result, DOE 
expects a total respondent population of approximately 50 respondents. 
Providing initial baseline information for each participating fleet, 
which occurs only once, is expected to take 60 minutes. Follow-up 
questions and clarifications for the purpose of ensuring accurate 
analyses are expected to take up to 90 minutes. The total burden is 
expected to be 125 hours.
    The combined burden for the two information collections is 25,750 
hours.
    (5) Type of Respondents: Public; (6) Annual Estimated Number of 
Respondents for both information collections: 1,300; (7) Annual 
Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1,300; (7) Annual Estimated Number 
of Burden Hours: 25,750 (25,625 for PEV Scorecard, and 125 for Clean 
Fleets Partnership); and (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There is no cost associated with reporting 
and recordkeeping.

    Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 13233; 42 U.S.C. 13252 (a)-(b); 
42 U.S.C. 13255.

    Issued in Washington, DC on: September 1, 2015.
David Howell,
Acting Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2015-22538 Filed 9-4-15; 8:45 am]
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