Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension, 83234-83235 [2016-27939]

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[FR Doc. 2016–27937 Filed 11–18–16; 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: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request. AGENCY: The Department of Energy has submitted to the OMB for clearance, a proposal to amend an information collection request 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. DOE is not proposing to expand the scope of these information collection efforts. 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 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. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before December 21, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 questions will 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 on purchases; (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 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. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2016 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2016. Michael Berube, Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–27939 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9955–42-Region 9] Section 9 Lease Site, Coconino County, AZ; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with two parties for recovery of response costs concerning the Section 9 Lease Site in Coconino County, Arizona. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), and it requires the settling parties to pay $230,000 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties for certain costs pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. DATES: Pursuant to Section 122(i) of CERCLA, EPA will receive written comments relating to this proposed settlement for thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Joshua Wirtschafter, EPA Region asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, ORC–3, San Francisco, CA 94105, telephone number 415–972–3912. Comments should reference the Section 9 Lease Site, Coconino County, Arizona, and should be addressed to Joshua Wirtschafter at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Wirtschafter, Assistant Regional Counsel (ORC–3), Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone: (415) 972–3912; fax: (417) 947–3570; email: wirtschafter.joshua@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parties to the Proposed Settlement: Babbitt Ranches, LLC and C.O. Bar, Inc. Dated: November 4, 2016. Enrique Manzanilla, Director, Superfund Division, U.S. EPA, Region IX. [FR Doc. 2016–27978 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OGC–2016–0643; FRL 9955–41– OGC] Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed consent decree; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (‘‘CAA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Donald van der Vaart, in his official capacity as Secretary of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (‘‘NCDEQ’’), and by NCDEQ (collectively ‘‘Plaintiffs’’) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina: Donald van der Vaart, et al. v. McCarthy, et al., No. 4:16–cv–01946– SBA (E.D. N.C.). On June 24, 2016, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) failed to perform duties mandated by CAA to take final action to approve or disapprove the December 9, 2013 Petition submitted by several states within the Ozone Transport Region (‘‘OTR’’) requesting EPA to expand the OTR to include North Carolina, among other states. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take certain specified actions with respect to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83235 the December 9, 2013 Petition related to North Carolina. DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received by December 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2016–0643, online at www.regulations.gov. For comments submitted at www.regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from www.regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA generally will not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Bond, Air and Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564–3822; fax number: (202) 564–5603; email address: Bond.Alexander@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree On June 24, 2016, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint alleging that EPA failed to perform duties mandated by CAA to take final action to approve or disapprove the December 9, 2013 Petition submitted by several states within the OTR requesting EPA to expand the OTR pursuant to 42 U.S.C 7506a(a) to include North Carolina and several other states. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 224 (Monday, November 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 83234-83235]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27939]


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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: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; 
comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy has submitted to the OMB for 
clearance, a proposal to amend an information collection request 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. DOE is not proposing to expand 
the scope of these information collection efforts. 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.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before December 21, 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 questions will 
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 on 
purchases; (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 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.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2016.
Michael Berube,
Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-27939 Filed 11-18-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P