Agency Information Collection Extension, 57797-57798 [2015-24417]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Notices 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: TEACH Grant: Study of Institutional Practices and Grant Recipient Outcomes and Experiences. OMB Control Number: 1875–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) and individuals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 565. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 283. Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education (Department) requests OMB clearance for a survey of a purposively selected sample of 65 institutions of higher education, and a sample of 500 randomly selected grant recipients participating in the TEACH Grant program. The surveys will inform a study addressing issues and challenges regarding the implementation of TEACH Grants, which is being conducted in response to a GAO audit addressing the high grant to loan conversion rate among TEACH grant recipients. Dated: September 21, 2015. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2015–24326 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension, without change, of its Form EIA–886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, OMB Control Number 1905–0191. The proposed collection will gather 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 alternative transportation fuel (ATF) consumed in the previous calendar year. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before October 26, 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 Cynthia Amezcua, EI–22, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Fax (202) 586– 9753, Email 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, EI–22, cynthia.amezcua@eia.gov, (202) 586– 1658 http://wwwdev.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, without change, of a currently approved collection; (4) Purpose: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57797 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 Respondents: 2,050; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 2,050; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 8,215; (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. The cost of burden hours to the respondents is estimated to be $591,234 (8,215 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: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 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, Pub. L. 102–486 (EPACT92) codified at 42 U.S.C. 13253. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 57798 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on September 21, 2015. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–24417 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Proposed Agency Information Collection U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. AGENCY: Agency information collection activities: proposed extension with changes; notice and request for comments; correction. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: EIA published a notice in the Federal Register of September 15, 2015, inviting public comment on the proposed three-year extension of its Oil and Gas Reserves System Surveys. This document replaces that notice and corrects an error in the Web site address for the collection instruments and instructions. EIA invites public comment on the proposed three-year extension of the following Oil and Gas Reserves System Survey Forms that EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Revision of Form EIA–23L, Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Field Level Report; extension without changes of Form EIA–64A, Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids Production; and continued suspension of Form EIA–23S, Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Summary Level Report. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Comments must be filed by November 24, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in the below ADDRESSES Section as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Steven Grape, EI–24, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, by fax at (202) 586–4420, or by email at steven.grape@ eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Mr. Grape, as listed above. The information collection instruments and instructions are available on the EIA Web site at: Form EIA–23L, http://www.eia.gov/ survey/#eia-23l, Form EIA–23S, http://www.eia.gov/ survey/#eia-23s, Form EIA–64A, http://www.eia.gov/ survey/#eia-64a. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments and feedback are requested on the following topics directly related to the proposed changes to Form EIA–23L: • Field versus County Level Data Detail—EIA currently collects data on a field level basis, but publishes reserves estimates on a State and State subdivision level. Reporting burden to respondents may be reduced, depending on existing record keeping practices, if operators report proved reserves and production data aggregated at a county level. EIA is able to make accurate State and State subdivision level reserves estimates if proved reserves are reported at a county level. Abandoning fieldlevel detail will result in some loss of detail for reserve estimates; however, it will increase the utility of the data by facilitating the matching of other economic data that are only published at the county level. • Well Counts (by County)—EIA does not currently collect the number of producing wells on Form EIA–23L. EIA proposes to collect well counts by county on Form EIA–23L to assist data quality validation of the production data reported on the form. Collecting well count data by county is consistent with commercially-available production data that is based on well-level reporting in many States and will facilitate data comparisons and data quality evaluations. • Type Code—EIA is considering deleting the Type Code ‘‘CH’’ for Chalk from Schedule B. EIA has Type Codes for certain reservoir types: CV for Conventional, SH for Shale, CB for Coalbed, CH for Chalk, and LP for Other Low Permeability Reservoirs. CH is DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 currently underutilized and EIA proposes to delete Chalk as a reservoir Type Code. The two codes SH and LP have been used interchangeably by operators for tight oil reserves estimates and may be combined for crude oil into a new reservoir Type Code title ‘‘Tight.’’ EIA requests comments on the proposal to delete Type Code ‘‘CH’’ for Chalk, and combine reservoir Type codes ‘‘SH’’ and ‘‘LP’’ into a single category ‘‘Tight’’ for crude oil only. • Fuel Types—EIA tracks the proved reserves of four fuel types—two types of liquids; crude oil and lease condensate; and two types of natural gas proved reserves; nonassociated (aka gas well gas) and associated-dissolved (aka casinghead or oil well gas). EIA proposes to continue collecting proved reserves estimates by these four types, instead of combining them into Total Liquids and Total Natural Gas. • Producing versus Nonproducing Reserves—Currently operators report both producing and nonproducing proved reserves by field on Form EIA– 23L. EIA requests comments on the ability to report these data on a county level basis. • Extensions, New Field Discoveries, and New Reservoir Discoveries in Old Fields—EIA requests comments on the utility of collecting and publishing these three components of Total Discoveries or whether it is more useful to report and publish these components under one data category such as ‘‘County level Discoveries.’’ EIA also requests comments on the burden of reporting these three components separately. • Field Code Master List—EIA proposes to delete the EIA Field Code Master List that is currently used to report data at the field level. Changing the reporting on Form EIA–23L from Field to County level would eliminate the need to publish or maintain the EIA Field Code Master List. All of the proposed changes that are described above are shaded the color yellow on the draft Form EIA–23L to illustrate and facilitate the review of the data elements that are affected by these proposed changes. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0057; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Oil and Gas Reserves System. (3) Type of Request: Revision of the currently approved Form EIA–23L; extension without changes of the currently approved Form EIA–64A; and continued suspension of collection of the currently approved Form EIA–23S (suspended). (4) Purpose: In response to Public Law 95–91 Section 657, estimates of U.S. oil E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57797-57798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24417]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

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

ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment.

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SUMMARY: The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the 
OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension, 
without change, of its Form EIA-886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fuel 
Vehicles, OMB Control Number 1905-0191. The proposed collection will 
gather 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 alternative 
transportation fuel (ATF) consumed in the previous calendar year.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before October 26, 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 Cynthia Amezcua, EI-22, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Fax (202) 586-9753, 
Email 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, EI-22, cynthia.amezcua@eia.gov, (202) 
586-1658 http://wwwdev.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, without 
change, of a currently approved collection; (4) Purpose: 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 Respondents: 2,050; (6) Annual Estimated Number of 
Total Responses: 2,050; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 
8,215; (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. The cost of burden hours to the respondents is 
estimated to be $591,234 (8,215 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:  Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 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, Pub. L. 102-486 (EPACT92) codified at 42 U.S.C. 13253.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 21, 2015.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-24417 Filed 9-24-15; 8:45 am]
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