Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs, 60384 [2017-27395]

Download as PDF 60384 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to the FUA, in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U.S.C. 8311. The following owner of a proposed new baseload electric generating powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: Owner: APV Renaissance Opco, LLC Capacity: 1000 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Renaissance Energy Center, Greene County, PA 15063 In-Service Date: Expected in June 2021 Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2017. Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2017–27397 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; public comment request. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a revision of a currently approved collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a revision and three-year extension of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, OMB Control Number 1910–5150. The proposed action will continue the collection of information on the status of financing program activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously. No changes to the collection instrument are being proposed. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the revision of the currently approved 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 pertaining to the approved collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to further enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (d) ways to further minimize the burden regarding the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this revision to an approved information collection must be received on or before January 19, 2018. 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 Sallie Glaize, EE–5W, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, Email: Sallie.Glaize@ ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: James Carlisle, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: (202) 287–1724, Fax: (412) 386–5835, Email: Gregory.Davoren@ee.doe.gov. Additional information and reporting guidance concerning the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) is available for review at the following website: https:// energy.gov/eere/wipo/articles/energyefficiency-and-conservation-block-grantfinancing-programs-after-grant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–5150; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Financing Programs; (3) Type of Review: Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; (4) Purpose: To collect information on the status of Financing Program activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expeditiously; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 108; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 175; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 525; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $21,000. Respondents, total responses, burden hours and the annual cost burden have all been significantly reduced because of the retirement of grants, fewer programs and a lessened burden on reporting and recordkeeping costs. Statutory Authority: Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), Public Law 110– 140 as amended (42 U.S.C. 17151 et seq.). Issued in Washington, DC, December 4, 2017. James Carlisle, Supervisory Policy Advisor, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2017–27395 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activity; Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. 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 EIA–886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles. Form EIA–886 collects information on the number of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) made available, the distribution of AFVs in use, and alternative transportation fuels (ATFs) consumed. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 20, 2018. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in the ADDRESSES section below as soon as possible. SUMMARY: Written comments may be sent to Cynthia Sirk, EI–22, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at (202) 586–9753, or by email at cynthia.sirk@eia.gov. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27395]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the 
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy.

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

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a 
revision of a currently approved collection of information that DOE is 
developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information 
collection requests a revision and three-year extension of its Energy 
Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, OMB Control Number 
1910-5150.
    The proposed action will continue the collection of information on 
the status of financing program activities, expenditures, and results, 
to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively 
and expeditiously. No changes to the collection instrument are being 
proposed.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the revision of the currently 
approved 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 pertaining to the approved collection 
of information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used; (c) ways to further enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information being collected; and (d) ways to further 
minimize the burden regarding the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this revision to an approved information 
collection must be received on or before January 19, 2018. 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 Sallie Glaize, EE-5W, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, 
Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to: James Carlisle, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: (202) 287-1724, Fax: 
(412) 386-5835, Email: [email protected].
    Additional information and reporting guidance concerning the Energy 
Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) is available 
for review at the following website: https://energy.gov/eere/wipo/articles/energy-efficiency-and-conservation-block-grant-financing-programs-after-grant.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. 1910-5150; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Financing 
Programs; (3) Type of Review: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection; (4) Purpose: To collect information on the 
status of Financing Program activities, expenditures, and results, to 
ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and 
expeditiously; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 108; (6) 
Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 175; (7) Annual Estimated 
Number of Burden Hours: 525; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $21,000. Respondents, total responses, 
burden hours and the annual cost burden have all been significantly 
reduced because of the retirement of grants, fewer programs and a 
lessened burden on reporting and recordkeeping costs.
    Statutory Authority: Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence 
and Security Act (EISA), Public Law 110-140 as amended (42 U.S.C. 17151 
et seq.).

    Issued in Washington, DC, December 4, 2017.
James Carlisle,
Supervisory Policy Advisor, Weatherization and Intergovernmental 
Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2017-27395 Filed 12-19-17; 8:45 am]
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