Agency Information Collection Extension, 81303-81304 [2015-32721]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES. For administrative efficiency, DOE/FE prefers comments to be filed electronically using the online form (method 1). However, for those commenters lacking access to the Internet, comments may be filed in hard copy using one of the other two methods identified above. All comments must include a reference to the ‘‘2014 EIA LNG Export Study’’ and/or ‘‘2015 LNG Export Study’’ in the title line. The 2014 EIA LNG Export Study and 2015 LNG Export Study are available for inspection and copying in the Division of Natural Gas Regulation docket room, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. The docket room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The two studies and any comments filed in response to this Notice will be available electronically at the following DOE/FE Web site: http:// www.energy.gov/fe/2015-lng-study. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2015. John A. Anderson, Director, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2015–32590 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Extension With Changes; Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Form FE–746R, ‘‘Natural Gas Imports and Exports.’’ 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 February 29, 2016. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Benjamin Nussdorf. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by email (benjamin.nussdorf@hq.doe.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026– 4375, Attn: Benjamin Nussdorf. Alternatively, Mr. Nussdorf may be contacted by telephone at (202) 586– 7893 or by fax at (202) 586–6050. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Benjamin Nussdorf at the contact information given above. Forms and instructions are also available on the Internet at: http://energy.gov/fe/ services/natural-gas-regulation/ guidelines-filing-monthly-reports. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1901–0294; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Natural Gas Import and Export Application; (3) Type of Request: Revision; (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 the 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. The EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), provides the general public and other Federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of energy information conducted by or in conjunction with the EIA. Also, the EIA will later seek PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81303 approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is delegated the authority to regulate natural gas imports and exports under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, 15 U.S.C. 717b. In order to carry out its delegated responsibility, FE requires those persons seeking to import or export natural gas to file an application providing basic information on the scope and nature of the proposed import/export activity. Once an importer or exporter receives authorization from FE, they are required to submit monthly reports of all import and export transactions. Form FE–746R collects critical information on U.S. natural gas trade including: Name of importer/exporter; country of origin/ destination; international point of entry/ exit; name of supplier; volume; price; transporter; geographic market served; and duration of supply contract on a monthly basis. The data, published in Natural Gas Imports and Exports, are used to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the authorizations. In addition, the data are used to monitor North American gas trade, which, in turn, enables the Federal government to perform market and regulatory analyses; improve the capability of industry and the government to respond to any future energy-related supply problems; and keep the general public informed of international natural gas trade; (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: FE proposes to add the following reporting sections for the collection and identification of new types of natural gas transactions related to: (a) Exports/imports of compressed natural gas by vessel; (b) Exports/imports of compressed natural gas by rail; (c) Exports/imports of compressed natural gas by waterborne transport; (d) Exports/imports of liquefied natural gas by rail; (e) Exports/imports of liquefied natural gas by waterborne transport; (f) Other exports and imports of natural gas by rail, truck, vessel, and waterborne transport; (g) Re-export of liquefied natural gas by vessel; and (h) Exports/Imports of liquefied natural gas by vessel in International Standards Organization (ISO) containers; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 371; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 4,662; E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 81304 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 14,266; and (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There are no additional costs associated with the surveys other than 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 $1,026,724 (14,266 burden hours times $71.97 per hour). Therefore, other than the cost of burden hours, FE 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, Public Law 93–275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, codified at 15 U.S.C. 717b. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 22, 2015. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for electronic 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 11, 2016. Dated: December 22, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32721 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P [FR Doc. 2015–32695 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. ID–7551–002] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Zapalac, Will; Notice of Filing Take notice that on December 21, 2015, Will Zapalac submitted for filing, an application for authority to hold interlocking positions, pursuant to section 305(b) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 1 and Part 45 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) 2 Rules of Practice and Procedure. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. 1 16 2 18 U.S.C. 825d(b) (2012). CFR part 45 (2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 [Docket No. EL16–22–000] Lotus Energy Group, LLC v. ISO New England Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on December 22, 2015, pursuant to Rule 206 1 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice, Lotus Energy Group, LLC (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against ISO New England Inc. (Respondent), alleging that Respondent’s application of existing New Resource Offer Floor Price rules to two merchant combustion turbine generating facilities currently being developed by Complainant is unjust and unreasonable. Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts for Respondent as listed on the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. In addition, Complainant also served all parties listed on the service list in Docket No. ER16–308–000. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of 1 18 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 CFR 385.206 (2011). Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondent’s answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for electronic 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 21, 2016. Dated: December 22, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32694 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 10253–032] Pelzer Hydro Company, LLC; Consolidated Hydro Southeast, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Minor New License. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81303-81304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32721]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

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

ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Information 
Collection Extension With Changes; 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 with the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), Form FE-746R, ``Natural Gas Imports and Exports.'' 
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 February 29, 2016. If you anticipate difficulty 
in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in 
ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Benjamin Nussdorf. To ensure receipt of the 
comments by the due date, submission by email 
(benjamin.nussdorf@hq.doe.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is 
U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Natural Gas Regulatory 
Activities, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 
20026-4375, Attn: Benjamin Nussdorf. Alternatively, Mr. Nussdorf may be 
contacted by telephone at (202) 586-7893 or by fax at (202) 586-6050.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Benjamin Nussdorf at the contact information given 
above. Forms and instructions are also available on the Internet at: 
http://energy.gov/fe/services/natural-gas-regulation/guidelines-filing-monthly-reports.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1901-0294;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Natural Gas Import and 
Export Application;
    (3) Type of Request: Revision;
    (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 the 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.
    The EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), provides the general 
public and other Federal agencies with opportunities to comment on 
collections of energy information conducted by or in conjunction with 
the EIA. Also, the EIA will later seek approval by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.
    DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is delegated the authority to 
regulate natural gas imports and exports under section 3 of the Natural 
Gas Act of 1938, 15 U.S.C. 717b. In order to carry out its delegated 
responsibility, FE requires those persons seeking to import or export 
natural gas to file an application providing basic information on the 
scope and nature of the proposed import/export activity. Once an 
importer or exporter receives authorization from FE, they are required 
to submit monthly reports of all import and export transactions. Form 
FE-746R collects critical information on U.S. natural gas trade 
including: Name of importer/exporter; country of origin/destination; 
international point of entry/exit; name of supplier; volume; price; 
transporter; geographic market served; and duration of supply contract 
on a monthly basis. The data, published in Natural Gas Imports and 
Exports, are used to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of 
the authorizations. In addition, the data are used to monitor North 
American gas trade, which, in turn, enables the Federal government to 
perform market and regulatory analyses; improve the capability of 
industry and the government to respond to any future energy-related 
supply problems; and keep the general public informed of international 
natural gas trade;
    (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection:
    FE proposes to add the following reporting sections for the 
collection and identification of new types of natural gas transactions 
related to:
    (a) Exports/imports of compressed natural gas by vessel;
    (b) Exports/imports of compressed natural gas by rail;
    (c) Exports/imports of compressed natural gas by waterborne 
transport;
    (d) Exports/imports of liquefied natural gas by rail;
    (e) Exports/imports of liquefied natural gas by waterborne 
transport;
    (f) Other exports and imports of natural gas by rail, truck, 
vessel, and waterborne transport;
    (g) Re-export of liquefied natural gas by vessel; and
    (h) Exports/Imports of liquefied natural gas by vessel in 
International Standards Organization (ISO) containers;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 371;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 4,662;

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    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 14,266; and
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There 
are no additional costs associated with the surveys other than 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 $1,026,724 (14,266 burden hours times $71.97 per hour). Therefore, 
other than the cost of burden hours, FE 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, Public Law 93-275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 
772(b) and Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, codified at 15 
U.S.C. 717b.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 22, 2015.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-32721 Filed 12-28-15; 8:45 am]
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