Agency Information Collection Extension, 16178-16180 [2017-06527]

Download as PDF 16178 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices Frank H. Rogers Science and Technology Building, 755 East Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: Barbara Ulmer, Board Administrator, 232 Energy Way, M/S 167, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030. Phone: (702) 630– 0522; Fax (702) 295–2025 or Email: NSSAB@nnsa.doe.gov. SUMMARY: Proposed Subsequent Arrangement SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda 1. Briefing for Groundwater Sampling Techniques—Work Plan Item #5 2. Briefing for Radioactive Waste Acceptance Program Assessment Improvement Opportunities—Work Plan Item #4 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES defense and security of the United States of America. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ADDRESSES: Public Participation: The EM SSAB, Nevada, 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 Barbara Ulmer at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral presentations pertaining to agenda items should contact Barbara Ulmer at the telephone number listed above. The request must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy 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 can do so during the 15 minutes allotted for public comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing to Barbara Ulmer at the address listed above or at the following Web site: http://www.nnss.gov/NSSAB/ pages/MM_FY17.html. Issued at Washington, DC, on March 28, 2017. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06512 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, Department of Energy. ACTION: Proposed subsequent arrangement. Dated: February 27, 2017. For the Department of Energy. David G. Huizenga, Acting Deputy Administrator, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. [FR Doc. 2017–06500 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] This document is being issued under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. DATES: This subsequent arrangement will take effect no sooner than April 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard S. Goorevich, Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy. Telephone: 202–586–0589 or email: Richard.Goorevich@nnsa.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed subsequent arrangement concerns the advance consent list of countries or destinations referred to in paragraph 1.(c) of Article 18 of the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, done at Washington on June 15, 2015 (the Agreement) and paragraph 1.a. of section 3 of the Agreed Minute to the Agreement. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, European Atomic Energy Community, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam are countries or destinations on the advance consent list and, therefore, are eligible to receive retransfers from the Republic of Korea of unirradiated low enriched uranium, unirradiated source material, equipment and components subject to paragraph 2 of Article 10 of the Agreement. The United States has an Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, under the authority of section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, in force with each of the countries or destinations that are on the advance consent list. In accordance with section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, it has been determined that this proposed subsequent arrangement will not be inimical to the common PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Information collection extension, with changes; notice and request for comments. AGENCY: EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to submit an information collection request for the Petroleum Marketing Program, OMB Control Number 1905–0174, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). EIA is requesting a three-year extension to the program and soliciting comments on the proposed changes to Form EIA–182, Form EIA–863, Form EIA–878, Form EIA–888, and Form EIA–877. No changes are proposed for the remaining survey forms that comprise the Petroleum Marketing Program. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before June 2, 2017. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Ms. Tammy Heppner, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Mail Stop EI–25, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by email (Tammy.Heppner@ eia.gov) is recommended. Alternatively, Ms. Heppner may be contacted by telephone at 202–586–4748. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Ms. Tammy Heppner at the contact information listed above. The forms and instructions, along with related information on this clearance SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices package, can be viewed at http:// www.eia.gov/survey/notice/ marketing2017.cfm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Petroleum Marketing Program consists of the following surveys: • EIA–14, ‘‘Refiners’ Monthly Cost Report;’’ • EIA–182, ‘‘Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report;’’ • EIA–782A, ‘‘Refiners’/Gas Plant Operators’ Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report;’’ • EIA–782C, ‘‘Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold For Local Consumption;’’ • EIA–821, ‘‘Annual Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales Report;’’ • EIA–856, ‘‘Monthly Foreign Crude Oil Acquisition Report;’’ • EIA–863, ‘‘Petroleum Product Sales Identification Survey;’’ • EIA–877, ‘‘Winter Heating Fuels Telephone Survey;’’ • EIA–878, ‘‘Motor Gasoline Price Survey;’’ • EIA–888, ‘‘On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Survey.’’ 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. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1905–0174; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Petroleum Marketing Program; (3) Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; (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 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. EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), provides the general public and other Federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of energy information conducted by or in conjunction with EIA. Also, EIA will later seek approval for this collection by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EIA’s petroleum marketing survey forms collect volumetric and price information needed for determining the supply of and demand for crude oil and refined petroleum products. These surveys provide a basic set of data pertaining to the structure, efficiency, and behavior of petroleum markets. These data are published by EIA on its Web site, http://www.eia.gov, as well as in publications such as the Monthly Energy Review (http://www.eia.gov/ totalenergy/data/monthly/), Annual Energy Review (http://www.eia.gov/ totalenergy/data/annual/), Petroleum Marketing Monthly (http://www.eia.gov/ oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/ petroleum_marketing_monthly/ pmm.html), Weekly Petroleum Status Report (http://www.eia.gov/oil_gas/ petroleum/data_publications/weekly_ petroleum_status_report/wpsr.html), and the International Energy Outlook (http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/); (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: Form EIA–878: Motor Gasoline Price Survey EIA is proposing to collect annual sales volumes of motor gasoline by regular, midgrade, and premium grades on Form EIA–878, ‘‘Motor Gasoline Price Survey’’ on a triennial basis. This survey collects weekly retail gasoline prices from a sample of gasoline stations and publishes price estimates at various regional, state, and city levels. EIA is updating its frame of retail gasoline outlets and proposing to re-select the sample of retail outlets using a new sample design. EIA will use annual sales volumes of motor gasoline to determine the measure of size and weights for the new outlets selected to report in the sample. EIA will obtain annual sales volume from corporate offices of suppliers of whole sale and retail gasoline, hypermarkets, and individual station owners in the sample. The new sample will replace the current sample that reports on Form EIA–878. In the alternative, EIA is also considering to eliminate this survey due to budget constraints. In the event this survey is eliminated EIA may utilize third party price data for information on retail gasoline prices. EIA solicits comments on both proposals, to select a PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16179 new sample using annual retail sales volumes as the sample weights; or discontinue Form EIA–878. Form EIA–182: Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report EIA is proposing to replace ‘‘North Dakota Sweet’’ crude stream with ‘‘North Dakota Bakken’’ crude stream on Form EIA–182, ‘‘Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report.’’ Due to increased crude oil production of the Bakken crude steam, this replacement will provide more accurate price estimates for an important domestic crude stream. Forms EIA–863, EIA–878, and EIA–888 EIA proposes a permanent change in its statistical confidentiality pledge to respondents to Forms EIA–863, EIA– 878, and EIA–888. EIA revised its confidentiality pledge to respondents to Forms EIA–863, EIA–878, and EIA–888 in an emergency Federal Register notice released on January 12, 2017 in 82 FR 3764. These revisions were required by provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (pub. L. 114– 11, Division N. Title II Subtitle B, Sec. 223). This Act, among other provisions, permits and requires DHS to provide Federal civilian agencies’ information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. Federal statistics provide key information that the Nation uses to measure its performance and make informed choices about budgets, energy, employment, health, investments, taxes, and a host of other significant topics. Strong and trusted confidentiality and exclusively statistical use pledges under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) and similar statistical confidentiality pledges are effective and necessary in honoring the trust that businesses, individuals, and institutions, by their responses, place in statistical agencies. In this notice EIA proposes to make this change permanent and use the following EIA statistical confidentiality pledge to protect information collected on Forms EIA–863, EIA–878, and EIA–888. ‘‘The information you provide on this survey form will be used for statistical purposes only and is confidential by law. In accordance with the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 and other applicable Federal laws, your responses will not be disclosed in identifiable form without your consent. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, Federal information systems are protected from malicious activities through cybersecurity screening of transmitted data. Every EIA employee, as well as every agent, is subject to a jail term, a fine, or both if he or she makes public ANY identifiable information you reported.’’ E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 16180 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices Data reported on Forms EIA–878 and EIA–888 are collected over the telephone. These two surveys have a shorter version of the CIPSEA pledge that is read to the respondent over the telephone. EIA is proposing to permanently modify the pledge provided to respondents over the telephone to read: The information you provide on Form EIAxxx will be used for statistical purposes only. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed in identifiable form. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, Federal information systems are protected from malicious activities through cybersecurity screening of transmitted data. By law, every EIA employee, as well as every agent, is subject to a jail term, a fine, or both if he or she makes public ANY identifiable information you reported.’’ EIA–877: Winter Heating Fuels Telephone Survey EIA is proposing to add annual sales volumes of residential heating oil for statistical estimation purposes. This survey collects annual volumes of propane and residential heating oil and propane prices during the heating season. The accuracy of the price estimates of heating oil will improve by having annual volumes of heating oil as a reliable measure for calculating weighted average point-in-time price estimates. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,578 Respondents; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 125,490; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 48,777 hours; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $3,775,000. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $3,592,914 (48,777 burden hours times $73.66 per hour). EIA estimates that there are no additional costs to respondents associated with the surveys other than the costs associated with the burden hours. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93–275, codified as 15 U.S. C. 772(b). Issued in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2017. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–06527 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC17–98–000. Applicants: Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Request for Waivers and Expedited Action of Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5332. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG17–83–000. Applicants: Willow Springs Windfarm, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Willow Springs Windfarm, LLC. Filed Date: 3/27/17. Accession Number: 20170327–5180. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/17/17. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER11–2855– 022;ER11–2856–022; ER11–2857– 022;ER10–2488–014; ER10–2722– 008;ER10–2787–006; ER12–2037–009. Applicants: Avenal Park LLC, Sand Drag LLC, Sun City Project LLC, Oasis Power Partners, LLC, Eurus Combine Hills I LLC, Eurus Combine Hills II LLC, Spearville 3, LLC. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of the Eurus MBR Entities. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5338. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER16–1983–002. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: Compliance filing: 2017– 03–24 Second Petition Waiver Delay Implementation RTD LMPM to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5331. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–415–002. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: Compliance filing: 2017– 03–24 Second Petition Waiver Delay Implementation Admin Pricing to be effective N/A. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5328. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–853–001. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: Compliance filing: 2017– 03–24 Petition Waiver Delay Implementation CRR Clawback Modification to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5330. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1099–001. Applicants: Arizona Public Service Company. Description: Tariff Amendment: Amendment to Formula Rate Protocol Modification to be effective 5/1/2017. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5312. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1301–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: First Revised ISA, Service Agreement No. 2185, Non-Queue position NQ140 to be effective 12/3/2009. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5308. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1302–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–03–24_Revisions to Attachment LL for implementation of EARs to be effective 6/1/2017. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5309. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1303–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–03–24_RS 8 Manitoba HydroMISO Seams Opr Agr EAR Revisions to be effective 6/1/2017. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5310. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1304–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–03–24_Revisions to RS 46 Minnkota-MISO Coor Opr Agr to implement EARs to be effective 6/1/ 2017. Filed Date: 3/24/17. Accession Number: 20170324–5311. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/14/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1305–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–03–24_Revisions to MISO–PJM E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 62 (Monday, April 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06527]


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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: Agency information collection activities: Information 
collection extension, with changes; notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends 
to submit an information collection request for the Petroleum Marketing 
Program, OMB Control Number 1905-0174, to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). EIA is requesting a three-year extension to the program 
and soliciting comments on the proposed changes to Form EIA-182, Form 
EIA-863, Form EIA-878, Form EIA-888, and Form EIA-877. No changes are 
proposed for the remaining survey forms that comprise the Petroleum 
Marketing Program.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before June 2, 2017. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in 
ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Ms. Tammy Heppner, U.S. 
Department of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Mail Stop 
EI-25, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by 
email (Tammy.Heppner@eia.gov) is recommended. Alternatively, Ms. 
Heppner may be contacted by telephone at 202-586-4748.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Ms. Tammy Heppner at the contact information listed 
above. The forms and instructions, along with related information on 
this clearance

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package, can be viewed at http://www.eia.gov/survey/notice/marketing2017.cfm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Petroleum Marketing Program consists of 
the following surveys:
     EIA-14, ``Refiners' Monthly Cost Report;''
     EIA-182, ``Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report;''
     EIA-782A, ``Refiners'/Gas Plant Operators' Monthly 
Petroleum Product Sales Report;''
     EIA-782C, ``Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of 
Petroleum Products Sold For Local Consumption;''
     EIA-821, ``Annual Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales Report;''
     EIA-856, ``Monthly Foreign Crude Oil Acquisition Report;''
     EIA-863, ``Petroleum Product Sales Identification 
Survey;''
     EIA-877, ``Winter Heating Fuels Telephone Survey;''
     EIA-878, ``Motor Gasoline Price Survey;''
     EIA-888, ``On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Survey.''
    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.
    This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1905-
0174; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Petroleum Marketing 
Program; (3) Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved 
collection; (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 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.
    EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), provides the general public and 
other Federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of 
energy information conducted by or in conjunction with EIA. Also, EIA 
will later seek approval for this collection by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.
    EIA's petroleum marketing survey forms collect volumetric and price 
information needed for determining the supply of and demand for crude 
oil and refined petroleum products. These surveys provide a basic set 
of data pertaining to the structure, efficiency, and behavior of 
petroleum markets. These data are published by EIA on its Web site, 
http://www.eia.gov, as well as in publications such as the Monthly 
Energy Review (http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/), Annual 
Energy Review (http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/), Petroleum 
Marketing Monthly (http://www.eia.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/petroleum_marketing_monthly/pmm.html), Weekly 
Petroleum Status Report (http://www.eia.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/weekly_petroleum_status_report/wpsr.html), and the 
International Energy Outlook (http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/); (4a) 
Proposed Changes to Information Collection:

Form EIA-878: Motor Gasoline Price Survey

    EIA is proposing to collect annual sales volumes of motor gasoline 
by regular, midgrade, and premium grades on Form EIA-878, ``Motor 
Gasoline Price Survey'' on a triennial basis. This survey collects 
weekly retail gasoline prices from a sample of gasoline stations and 
publishes price estimates at various regional, state, and city levels. 
EIA is updating its frame of retail gasoline outlets and proposing to 
re-select the sample of retail outlets using a new sample design. EIA 
will use annual sales volumes of motor gasoline to determine the 
measure of size and weights for the new outlets selected to report in 
the sample. EIA will obtain annual sales volume from corporate offices 
of suppliers of whole sale and retail gasoline, hypermarkets, and 
individual station owners in the sample. The new sample will replace 
the current sample that reports on Form EIA-878. In the alternative, 
EIA is also considering to eliminate this survey due to budget 
constraints. In the event this survey is eliminated EIA may utilize 
third party price data for information on retail gasoline prices. EIA 
solicits comments on both proposals, to select a new sample using 
annual retail sales volumes as the sample weights; or discontinue Form 
EIA-878.

Form EIA-182: Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report

    EIA is proposing to replace ``North Dakota Sweet'' crude stream 
with ``North Dakota Bakken'' crude stream on Form EIA-182, ``Domestic 
Crude Oil First Purchase Report.'' Due to increased crude oil 
production of the Bakken crude steam, this replacement will provide 
more accurate price estimates for an important domestic crude stream.

Forms EIA-863, EIA-878, and EIA-888

    EIA proposes a permanent change in its statistical confidentiality 
pledge to respondents to Forms EIA-863, EIA-878, and EIA-888. EIA 
revised its confidentiality pledge to respondents to Forms EIA-863, 
EIA-878, and EIA-888 in an emergency Federal Register notice released 
on January 12, 2017 in 82 FR 3764. These revisions were required by 
provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (pub. 
L. 114-11, Division N. Title II Subtitle B, Sec. 223). This Act, among 
other provisions, permits and requires DHS to provide Federal civilian 
agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection 
for their Internet traffic. Federal statistics provide key information 
that the Nation uses to measure its performance and make informed 
choices about budgets, energy, employment, health, investments, taxes, 
and a host of other significant topics. Strong and trusted 
confidentiality and exclusively statistical use pledges under the 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act 
(CIPSEA) and similar statistical confidentiality pledges are effective 
and necessary in honoring the trust that businesses, individuals, and 
institutions, by their responses, place in statistical agencies. In 
this notice EIA proposes to make this change permanent and use the 
following EIA statistical confidentiality pledge to protect information 
collected on Forms EIA-863, EIA-878, and EIA-888.

    ``The information you provide on this survey form will be used 
for statistical purposes only and is confidential by law. In 
accordance with the Confidential Information Protection and 
Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 and other applicable Federal 
laws, your responses will not be disclosed in identifiable form 
without your consent. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act 
of 2015, Federal information systems are protected from malicious 
activities through cybersecurity screening of transmitted data. 
Every EIA employee, as well as every agent, is subject to a jail 
term, a fine, or both if he or she makes public ANY identifiable 
information you reported.''


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    Data reported on Forms EIA-878 and EIA-888 are collected over the 
telephone. These two surveys have a shorter version of the CIPSEA 
pledge that is read to the respondent over the telephone. EIA is 
proposing to permanently modify the pledge provided to respondents over 
the telephone to read:

    The information you provide on Form EIA-xxx will be used for 
statistical purposes only. Your responses will be kept confidential 
and will not be disclosed in identifiable form. Per the Federal 
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, Federal information systems 
are protected from malicious activities through cybersecurity 
screening of transmitted data. By law, every EIA employee, as well 
as every agent, is subject to a jail term, a fine, or both if he or 
she makes public ANY identifiable information you reported.''

EIA-877: Winter Heating Fuels Telephone Survey

    EIA is proposing to add annual sales volumes of residential heating 
oil for statistical estimation purposes. This survey collects annual 
volumes of propane and residential heating oil and propane prices 
during the heating season. The accuracy of the price estimates of 
heating oil will improve by having annual volumes of heating oil as a 
reliable measure for calculating weighted average point-in-time price 
estimates. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,578 
Respondents; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 125,490; 
(7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 48,777 hours; (8) Annual 
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $3,775,000. The cost 
of the burden hours is estimated to be $3,592,914 (48,777 burden hours 
times $73.66 per hour). EIA estimates that there are no additional 
costs to respondents associated with the surveys other than the costs 
associated with the burden hours.

    Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration 
Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93-275, codified as 15 U.S. C. 772(b).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2017.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-06527 Filed 3-31-17; 8:45 am]
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