Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Extension, 34940-34941 [2017-15846]

Download as PDF 34940 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Notices and the International Energy Outlook (http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/). (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: Form EIA–182: Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report EIA is replacing ‘‘North Dakota Sweet’’ crude stream with ‘‘North Dakota Bakken’’ crude stream. This is due to increased crude oil production of the Bakken crude steam, and will provide accurate price estimates for the domestic crude stream. ‘‘North Dakota Sweet’’ purchase information will continue to be collected in the ‘‘Other North Dakota,’’ category. EIA–877: Winter Heating Fuels Telephone Survey EIA is adding annual sales volumes of residential heating oil for statistical estimation purposes. The addition of the annual heating oil sales volumes improves the accuracy of price estimates because it provides a more accurate method to calculate a weighted average point-in-time price. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Form EIA–878: Motor Gasoline Price Survey EIA is collecting annual sales volumes of motor gasoline of regular, mid, and premium grades on a triennial basis. The survey will collect this information from corporate offices of suppliers of whole sale and retail gasoline, hypermarkets, and individual station owners. EIA will use annual sales volumes of motor gasoline to determine the measure of size and weights for the outlets sampled. EIA is also updating its frame of retail gasoline outlets and reselecting a sample of retail outlets utilizing a new sample design. The new sample will replace the current sample that reports on Form EIA–878. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,578 (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 125,490 (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 48,690 (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $3,775,000. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $3,586,506 (48,690 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. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93–275, codified as 15 U.S. C. 772(b) and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Pub. L. 95–91, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 24, 2017. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–15845 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Extension Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend (with changes) for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Form GC–859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey, OMB Control Number 1901–0287. Form GC– 859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey collects data on spent nuclear fuel from all utilities that operate commercial nuclear reactors and from all others that possess irradiated fuel from commercial nuclear reactors. Comments are invited on: 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; 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 September 25, 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 Marta Gospodarczyk, Office of Electricity, Coal, Nuclear, and Renewables Analysis, EI–34, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by email at marta.gospodarczyk@eia.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Marta Gospodarczyk at the contact information given above. Form GC–859 is available on the internet at https://www.eia.gov/survey/#gc-859. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1901–0287. (2) Information Collection Request Title: Nuclear Fuel Data Survey. (3) Type of Request: Renewal. (4) Purpose: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) required that the DOE enter into Standard Contracts with all generators or owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin. Form GC–859 (formerly Form RW–859) originated from an appendix to this Standard Contract. Form GC–859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey collects information on nuclear fuel use and spent fuel discharges from all utilities that operate commercial nuclear reactors and from all others that possess irradiated fuel from commercial nuclear reactors. The data collection provides stakeholders with detailed information concerning the spent nuclear fuel generated by the respondents (commercial utility generators of spent nuclear fuel and other owners of spent nuclear fuel within the U.S.). Data collected from the survey are utilized by personnel from DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), and the national laboratories to meet their research objectives of developing a range of options and supporting analyses that facilitate informed choices about how best to manage spent nuclear fuel (SNF). (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection • Collection of fuel manufacturer and lattice size used in Section C.1.1 of the 2013 GC–859 will be replaced by fuel assembly type codes in Section C.1.3. Fuel assembly type codes were last collected in the 2003 RW–859. Selection boxes were added to this section to reduce reporting burden. Respondents may mark the fuel assembly type code based on the reactor design, previously used fuel types, range of assembly identification numbers, and initial cycle in core. Identification of fuel assembly type provides significantly more information to analyze the spent fuel. • Cumulative cycle burnup for each assembly is added to Section C.1.2 of the survey. Respondents may voluntarily report this data. Assembly E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Notices burnup data by cycle is used to calculate discharged fuel characteristics and obtain fundamental parameters needed for spent fuel safety analyses. • Section C.1.4 is added to the survey to collect data on all discharged fuel that is shipped or transferred to other storage sites (since January 1, 2003). This information was last collected in the 2003 using Form RW–859 and allows the tracking of all spent nuclear fuel discharged by commercial reactors, regardless of current ownership or transit status. • Section C.2 ‘Projected Assembly Discharges’ is deleted since this data is no longer needed for analysis. • Section C.3.3.1 requests information for consolidated, reconstituted, reconstructed fuel assemblies. A dropdown menu was created with these three choices of fuel assemblies. • A note is added in Section D.3.2 ‘Multi-Assembly Canisters/Casks Inventory’ to capture deviations from standard operating procedures related to drying, backfilling, leak testing, or pad transfer processes. • Dry cask loading pattern maps with orientation details are added to Section D.3.3 of the survey. For each canister/ cask model, respondents provide or reference a loading map that clearly indicates identifiers for basket cell locations relative to fixed drain and vent port locations. For systems stored horizontally, the map indicates which direction is up when placed in a horizontal storage module. The dry cask loading pattern data facilitates detailed as-loaded analyses and enables the quantification of realistic safety margins and conditions. • Section E.2 ‘Non-fuel Components Integral to an Assembly’ is deleted and the data on non-fuel components integral to an assembly should be reported in Section C.1.1. • Schedule G is deleted. This schedule was used to collect comments. It is easier for respondents to provide comments when completing a schedule so the new form will collect comments after each section. • A copy of Standard Contract (10 CFR 961.11) Appendix E General Specifications is added to the survey for the convenience of the respondents. • The following terms have either been added or updated to match the definition prescribed by the Standard Contract; Canister, DOE Facility, Failed Fuel, Multi-Assembly Canister/Cask, Non-fuel Component Identifier, Nonstandard Fuel and Reconstructed Assembly. • DOE proposes to use Form GC–859 to collect information once every three years. Reporting once every three years VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 reduces respondent burden by permitting all new data for the multiyear period to be reported in one report. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 125 respondents with one response each. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: The annual number of total responses is 42. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,746.7 hours. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: Additional costs to respondents are not anticipated beyond costs associated with response burden hours. The information is maintained in the normal course of business. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $275,980 (3,746.7 burden hours times $73.66 per hour). EIA estimates that there are no additional costs to respondents associated with the survey other than the costs associated with the burden hours. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93–275, codified as 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Pub. L. 95–91, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 codified at 42 U.S.C. 10222 et seq. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2017. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, Energy Information Administration. 34941 of this document by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or BILLING CODE 6450–01–P pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION not intended to be exhaustive, but rather AGENCY provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0008; FRL–9963–51] applies to them. Potentially affected Pesticide Product Registration; entities may include: Receipt of Applications for New Uses • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code AGENCY: Environmental Protection 112). Agency (EPA). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code ACTION: Notice. 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS SUMMARY: EPA has received applications code 32532). to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered B. What should I consider as I prepare active ingredients. Pursuant to the my comments for EPA? Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby information to EPA through providing notice of receipt and regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark opportunity to comment on these the part or all of the information that applications. you claim to be CBI. For CBI DATES: Comments must be received on information in a disk or CD–ROM that or before August 28, 2017. you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identify electronically within the disk or identified by the Docket Identification CD–ROM the specific information that (ID) Number and the EPA Registration Number of interest as shown in the body is claimed as CBI. In addition to one [FR Doc. 2017–15846 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 143 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34940-34941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15846]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Extension

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends 
to extend (with changes) for three years with the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB), Form GC-859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey, OMB Control 
Number 1901-0287. Form GC-859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey collects data on 
spent nuclear fuel from all utilities that operate commercial nuclear 
reactors and from all others that possess irradiated fuel from 
commercial nuclear reactors. Comments are invited on: 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; 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; ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and 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 September 25, 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 Marta Gospodarczyk, Office 
of Electricity, Coal, Nuclear, and Renewables Analysis, EI-34, 
Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. 
SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by email at marta.gospodarczyk@eia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Marta Gospodarczyk at the contact information given 
above. Form GC-859 is available on the internet at https://www.eia.gov/survey/#gc-859.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1901-0287.
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Nuclear Fuel Data Survey.
    (3) Type of Request: Renewal.
    (4) Purpose: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 
et seq.) required that the DOE enter into Standard Contracts with all 
generators or owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive 
waste of domestic origin. Form GC-859 (formerly Form RW-859) originated 
from an appendix to this Standard Contract.
    Form GC-859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey collects information on 
nuclear fuel use and spent fuel discharges from all utilities that 
operate commercial nuclear reactors and from all others that possess 
irradiated fuel from commercial nuclear reactors. The data collection 
provides stakeholders with detailed information concerning the spent 
nuclear fuel generated by the respondents (commercial utility 
generators of spent nuclear fuel and other owners of spent nuclear fuel 
within the U.S.).
    Data collected from the survey are utilized by personnel from DOE 
Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), DOE Office of Environmental Management 
(EM), and the national laboratories to meet their research objectives 
of developing a range of options and supporting analyses that 
facilitate informed choices about how best to manage spent nuclear fuel 
(SNF).

(4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection

     Collection of fuel manufacturer and lattice size used in 
Section C.1.1 of the 2013 GC-859 will be replaced by fuel assembly type 
codes in Section C.1.3. Fuel assembly type codes were last collected in 
the 2003 RW-859. Selection boxes were added to this section to reduce 
reporting burden. Respondents may mark the fuel assembly type code 
based on the reactor design, previously used fuel types, range of 
assembly identification numbers, and initial cycle in core. 
Identification of fuel assembly type provides significantly more 
information to analyze the spent fuel.
     Cumulative cycle burnup for each assembly is added to 
Section C.1.2 of the survey. Respondents may voluntarily report this 
data. Assembly

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burnup data by cycle is used to calculate discharged fuel 
characteristics and obtain fundamental parameters needed for spent fuel 
safety analyses.
     Section C.1.4 is added to the survey to collect data on 
all discharged fuel that is shipped or transferred to other storage 
sites (since January 1, 2003). This information was last collected in 
the 2003 using Form RW-859 and allows the tracking of all spent nuclear 
fuel discharged by commercial reactors, regardless of current ownership 
or transit status.
     Section C.2 `Projected Assembly Discharges' is deleted 
since this data is no longer needed for analysis.
     Section C.3.3.1 requests information for consolidated, 
reconstituted, reconstructed fuel assemblies. A drop-down menu was 
created with these three choices of fuel assemblies.
     A note is added in Section D.3.2 `Multi-Assembly 
Canisters/Casks Inventory' to capture deviations from standard 
operating procedures related to drying, backfilling, leak testing, or 
pad transfer processes.
     Dry cask loading pattern maps with orientation details are 
added to Section D.3.3 of the survey. For each canister/cask model, 
respondents provide or reference a loading map that clearly indicates 
identifiers for basket cell locations relative to fixed drain and vent 
port locations. For systems stored horizontally, the map indicates 
which direction is up when placed in a horizontal storage module. The 
dry cask loading pattern data facilitates detailed as-loaded analyses 
and enables the quantification of realistic safety margins and 
conditions.
     Section E.2 `Non-fuel Components Integral to an Assembly' 
is deleted and the data on non-fuel components integral to an assembly 
should be reported in Section C.1.1.
     Schedule G is deleted. This schedule was used to collect 
comments. It is easier for respondents to provide comments when 
completing a schedule so the new form will collect comments after each 
section.
     A copy of Standard Contract (10 CFR 961.11) Appendix E 
General Specifications is added to the survey for the convenience of 
the respondents.
     The following terms have either been added or updated to 
match the definition prescribed by the Standard Contract; Canister, DOE 
Facility, Failed Fuel, Multi-Assembly Canister/Cask, Non-fuel Component 
Identifier, Non-standard Fuel and Reconstructed Assembly.
     DOE proposes to use Form GC-859 to collect information 
once every three years. Reporting once every three years reduces 
respondent burden by permitting all new data for the multiyear period 
to be reported in one report.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 125 respondents with 
one response each.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: The annual number 
of total responses is 42.
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,746.7 hours.
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
Additional costs to respondents are not anticipated beyond costs 
associated with response burden hours. The information is maintained in 
the normal course of business. The cost of the burden hours is 
estimated to be $275,980 (3,746.7 burden hours times $73.66 per hour). 
EIA estimates that there are no additional costs to respondents 
associated with the survey other than the costs associated with the 
burden hours.

    Statutory Authority:  Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93-275, codified as 15 U.S.C. 
772(b) and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Pub. L. 95-91, codified 
at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 10222 et seq.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2017.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-15846 Filed 7-26-17; 8:45 am]
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