Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension, 52669-52670 [2016-18849]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices practice the inventions embodied in the U.S. Patent Number 8,968,827 and has plans for commercialization of the inventions. Within 15 days of publication of this notice, any person may submit in writing to DOE’s Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (see contact information), either of the following, together with supporting documents: (i) A statement setting forth reasons why it would not be in the best interest of the United States to grant the proposed license; or (ii) An application for a nonexclusive license to the invention, in which applicant states that it already has brought the invention to practical application or is likely to bring the invention to practical application expeditiously. The proposed license would be exclusive, subject to a license and other rights retained by the United States, and subject to a negotiated royalty. DOE will review all timely written responses to this notice, and will grant the licenses if, after expiration of the 15-day notice period, and after consideration of any written responses to this notice, a determination is made in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c) that the licenses are in the public interest. Brian Lally, Acting Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property. [FR Doc. 2016–18850 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 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, is proposing to amend an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget by adding an additional collection to an ICR that already includes two previously approved collections. The two previously approved collections address DOE’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Scorecard, and the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The proposed new collection is entitled ‘‘Ride and Drive Surveys for PEV Showcases’’. DOE’s asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Clean Cities initiative has developed a three-part voluntary ride-and-drive survey to assist its coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of interest, understanding, and acceptance of PEVs and alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) by the purchasing public. The principal objective of the Survey is to provide DOE and stakeholders with an objective assessment and estimate of how ready the purchasing public is for PEVs, and to help DOE’s Clean Cities coalitions prepare for the successful deployment of these vehicles. DOE intends the surveys to be completed by individuals who are participating in one of many ride-and-drive events. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 October 11, 2016. 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 cleancitiesinfo@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dennis Smith at the address listed above in ADDRESSES. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The amended information collection request contains (1) OMB No. 1910–5171; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Clean Cities Vehicle Programs; (3) Type of Review: Amended collection; (4) Purpose: As part of DOE’s Office of Vehicle Technologies 2016 Funding PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52669 Opportunity Announcement (FOA) awards, DOE is awarding entities funding to run PEV showcases where drivers can experience driving a variety of PEVs and learn about charging electric vehicles. These awards are 50 percent cost share awards, meaning that recipients of an award under this FOA must supply 50 percent of the funds to complete each awarded project. Projects undertaken pursuant to this FOA are expected to include a survey component related to potential vehicle driver behavior. Thus, the DOE Clean Cities program has developed an initiative, the Ride and Drive Surveys for PEV Showcases, that includes a three-part voluntary ride-and-drive survey to assist its coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of interest, understanding, and acceptance of AFVs by the purchasing public. The principal objective of the Surveys is to provide DOE and stakeholders with an objective assessment and estimate of how ready the purchasing public is for PEVs, and to help DOE’s Clean Cities coalitions prepare for the successful deployment of these vehicles. For the Ride and Drive Surveys for PEV Showcases collection, the effort will target public citizens who are participating in one of many Ride-andDrive events. There are three phases to the Survey: (1) Pre Ride-and-Drive; (2) post Ride-and-Drive; and (3) a few months/some time later to discern if the respondent followed through with acquisition of a PEV or another AFV. Respondents would provide answers in the first two phases through a userfriendly paper survey and on-line survey, and in the third phase they would answer questions via an electronic interface, although a paper survey may be used for those lacking access to an electronic device or computer. The Surveys’ effort will rely on responses to questions the respondent chooses to answer. The multiple-choice will questions address the following topic areas: (1) Demographics; (2) Current vehicle background; (3) How they learned about ride and drive event; (3) Perceptions of PEVs before and after driving; (4) Post-drive vehicle experience; (5) Purchase expectations; (6) Follow-up survey subsequent behaviors; (7) Purchase information; (8) Barriers; and (9) Future intentions. DOE expects a total respondent population for the amended collection (which would include the three collections) of approximately 16,250 respondents (an increase of 15,000 over the number of respondents for the two currently approved collections). Selecting the multiple choice answers in E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 52670 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices completing the three components of the Survey is expected to take 30 minutes, leading to a total burden of approximately 28,250 hours (an increase 2,500 hours above the total burden in hours for the two currently approved collections). (5) Type of Respondents: Public; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents for all three information collections: 16,250; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 16,300; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 28,250 (25,625 for PEV Scorecard, 125 for Clean Fleets Partnership, and 2,500 for the Ride and Drive Surveys for PEV Showcases); 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 August 3, 2016. Kathryn C. Cooper, Acting Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–18849 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–1085–000. Applicants: Northern Natural Gas Company. Description: Files a Petition for a Limited Waiver of Northern Natural Gas Company under RP16–1085. Filed Date: 7/7/16. Accession Number: 20160707–5096. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1103–000. Applicants: Northern Natural Gas Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 20160623 Filing to Remove CS–1 Rate Schedule to be effective 8/25/2016. Filed Date: 7/25/16. Accession Number: 20160725–5117. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/16. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Docket Numbers: RP16–1104–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Filing to remove expiring Enerfin, Newfield and Tenaska agreements to be effective 8/1/2016. Filed Date: 7/26/16. Accession Number: 20160726–5068. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1105–000. Applicants: Northwest Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Small Customer Tariff Update to be effective 8/26/2016. Filed Date: 7/26/16. Accession Number: 20160726–5146. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1106–000. Applicants: Northwest Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: LS–1 Rate Schedule Removal to be effective 8/26/2016. Filed Date: 7/26/16. Accession Number: 20160726–5147. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1107–000. Applicants: Northwest Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Measurment Adjustments/Corrections Filing to be effective 8/26/2016. Filed Date: 7/26/16. Accession Number: 20160726–5149. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1108–000. Applicants: Northwest Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Tariff Title Sheet Update to be effective 8/26/ 2016. Filed Date: 7/26/16. Accession Number: 20160726–5150. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/16. 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 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: https://www.ferc.gov/ PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: July 27, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–18800 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD16–18–000] City of Farmington, NM; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On July 28, 2016, the City of Farmington, NM filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Animas Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 250 kilowatts (kW) and would be located at the end of Willet Ditch, the last 75 feet of which varies in depth from 5.6 feet to 10 feet. The Willet Ditch is used for municipal water supply and irrigation. The project would be located near the City of Farmington in San Juan County, New Mexico. Applicant Contact: Britt Chesnut, City of Farmington Electric Utility, 501 McCormick School Rd., Farmington, NM 87401, Phone No. (505) 599–8342. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502–6062, email: robert.bell@ ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A proposed short 6-inch diameter pipe, (2) a proposed 250-kW turbine located at the end of Willet Ditch where it discharges into the Animas River, and (3) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 1,080 megawatthours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52669-52670]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18849]


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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, is proposing to amend an information collection request 
with the Office of Management and Budget by adding an additional 
collection to an ICR that already includes two previously approved 
collections. The two previously approved collections address DOE's 
Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Scorecard, and the National Clean Fleets 
Partnership. The proposed new collection is entitled ``Ride and Drive 
Surveys for PEV Showcases''. DOE's Clean Cities initiative has 
developed a three-part voluntary ride-and-drive survey to assist its 
coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of interest, 
understanding, and acceptance of PEVs and alternative fuel vehicles 
(AFV) by the purchasing public. The principal objective of the Survey 
is to provide DOE and stakeholders with an objective assessment and 
estimate of how ready the purchasing public is for PEVs, and to help 
DOE's Clean Cities coalitions prepare for the successful deployment of 
these vehicles. DOE intends the surveys to be completed by individuals 
who are participating in one of many ride-and-drive events.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 October 11, 2016. 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 cleancitiesinfo@ee.doe.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The amended information collection request 
contains (1) OMB No. 1910-5171; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: Clean Cities Vehicle Programs; (3) Type of Review: Amended 
collection; (4) Purpose: As part of DOE's Office of Vehicle 
Technologies 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) awards, DOE is 
awarding entities funding to run PEV showcases where drivers can 
experience driving a variety of PEVs and learn about charging electric 
vehicles. These awards are 50 percent cost share awards, meaning that 
recipients of an award under this FOA must supply 50 percent of the 
funds to complete each awarded project. Projects undertaken pursuant to 
this FOA are expected to include a survey component related to 
potential vehicle driver behavior. Thus, the DOE Clean Cities program 
has developed an initiative, the Ride and Drive Surveys for PEV 
Showcases, that includes a three-part voluntary ride-and-drive survey 
to assist its coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of 
interest, understanding, and acceptance of AFVs by the purchasing 
public. The principal objective of the Surveys is to provide DOE and 
stakeholders with an objective assessment and estimate of how ready the 
purchasing public is for PEVs, and to help DOE's Clean Cities 
coalitions prepare for the successful deployment of these vehicles.
    For the Ride and Drive Surveys for PEV Showcases collection, the 
effort will target public citizens who are participating in one of many 
Ride-and-Drive events. There are three phases to the Survey: (1) Pre 
Ride-and-Drive; (2) post Ride-and-Drive; and (3) a few months/some time 
later to discern if the respondent followed through with acquisition of 
a PEV or another AFV. Respondents would provide answers in the first 
two phases through a user-friendly paper survey and on-line survey, and 
in the third phase they would answer questions via an electronic 
interface, although a paper survey may be used for those lacking access 
to an electronic device or computer.
    The Surveys' effort will rely on responses to questions the 
respondent chooses to answer. The multiple-choice will questions 
address the following topic areas: (1) Demographics; (2) Current 
vehicle background; (3) How they learned about ride and drive event; 
(3) Perceptions of PEVs before and after driving; (4) Post-drive 
vehicle experience; (5) Purchase expectations; (6) Follow-up survey 
subsequent behaviors; (7) Purchase information; (8) Barriers; and (9) 
Future intentions.
    DOE expects a total respondent population for the amended 
collection (which would include the three collections) of approximately 
16,250 respondents (an increase of 15,000 over the number of 
respondents for the two currently approved collections). Selecting the 
multiple choice answers in

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completing the three components of the Survey is expected to take 30 
minutes, leading to a total burden of approximately 28,250 hours (an 
increase 2,500 hours above the total burden in hours for the two 
currently approved collections).
    (5) Type of Respondents: Public; (6) Annual Estimated Number of 
Respondents for all three information collections: 16,250; (7) Annual 
Estimated Number of Total Responses: 16,300; (7) Annual Estimated 
Number of Burden Hours: 28,250 (25,625 for PEV Scorecard, 125 for Clean 
Fleets Partnership, and 2,500 for the Ride and Drive Surveys for PEV 
Showcases); 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 August 3, 2016.
Kathryn C. Cooper,
Acting Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-18849 Filed 8-8-16; 8:45 am]
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