Agency Information Collection Extension, 60721-60722 [2017-27597]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices be $2,546,058 (34,565 burden hours times $73.66 per hour). Other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs for generating, maintaining and providing the information. 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. 42 U.S.C. 7135(i) as amended by section 3101 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99–509. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2017. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–27596 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EIA has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Form GC–859 ‘‘Nuclear Fuel Data Survey,’’ OMB Control Number 1901– 0287. Form GC–859 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. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before January 22, 2018. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–395–1254 or emailed at james.n.tyree@omb.eop.gov. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the: DOE Desk Officer: James Tyree, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 9249, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 735 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. And 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 or phone at, 202–586–0527. Form GC–859 and its instructions are 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: Three-year extension with changes; (4) Purpose: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) required that 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 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 used 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) Changes to Information Collection: • Collection of fuel manufacturer and lattice size used in Section C.1.1 of the 2013 GC–859 is replaced by fuel assembly type codes for fuel discharged from July 1, 2013—December 31, 2017. Fuel assembly type codes were last collected in the 2003 RW–859. Identification of the fuel assembly type PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60721 provides significantly more information of the spent fuel than just manufacturer and lattice size. • Section C.1.3 is added to the survey to collect fuel assembly type codes for fuel discharged from January 1, 2003— June 30, 2013. Selection boxes are 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. • ‘‘Cumulative Burnup for Each Cycle,’’ for each assembly is added to Section C.1.2 of the survey. Respondents may voluntarily report this data. Assembly 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 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.3.2 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. The collection of data on non-fuel component identifiers was also added to Section C.1.1. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 60722 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices • 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 is changing Form GC–859 to collect information once every three years on a triennial basis. Reporting once every three years reduces respondent burden by permitting all new data for the multiyear period to be reported in one report. • In response to a public comment on the 60-day Federal Register notice, the due date listed in Appendix A is changed to August 31, 2018, so it is consistent with the due date listed on the cover page. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 125. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 42. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,747 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 $276,004 (3,747 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93–275, codified as 15 U.S. C. 772(b) and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 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 December 15, 2017. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–27597 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9972–42–OARM] Request for Nominations to the National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), to advise the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Vacancies on these two committees are expected to be selected by the spring of 2018. Please submit nominations by no later than February 16, 2018. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The National Advisory Committee and the Governmental Advisory Committee advise the EPA Administrator in his capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ‘‘Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.’’ The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the United States Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The National Advisory Committee consists of 15 representatives from environmental non-profit groups, business and industry, and educational institutions. The Governmental Advisory Committee consists of 14 representatives from state, local, and tribal governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a two-year term. The committees usually meet 3 times per year and the average workload for committee members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the committees in a voluntary capacity. Although we are unable to provide compensation or an honorarium for PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 your services, you may receive travel and per diem allowances, according to applicable federal travel regulations. EPA is seeking nominations from various sectors, i.e., for the NAC we are seeking nominees from academia, business and industry, and nongovernmental organizations; for the GAC we are seeking nominees from state, local and tribal government sectors. Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of FACA, which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees: • Professional knowledge of the subjects examined by the committees, including trade & environment issues, NAFTA, the NAAEC, and the CEC. • Represent a sector or group involved in trilateral environmental policy issues. • Senior-level experience in the sectors represented on both committees. • A demonstrated ability to work in a consensus building process with a wide range of representatives from diverse constituencies. • Nominees may self-nominate. If you are interested in serving on the NAC or GAC, please submit the following information: • Nominations must include a brief statement of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a short biography describing your professional and educational qualifications, including a list of relevant activities and any current or previous service on advisory committees. The statement of interest, resume, curriculum vitae, or short biography should include the candidate’s name, and name and address of current organization, position title, email address, and daytime telephone number(s). In preparing your statement of interest, please describe how your background, knowledge, and experience, will bring value to the work of the NAC or GAC, and how these qualifications will contribute to the overall diversity of the committees. Also, please describe any previous involvement with EPA through employment, grant funding, and/or contracting sources. • Candidates from the academic and tribal sectors must also provide a letter of recommendation authorizing the nominee to represent their organization or Tribal government. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 245 (Friday, December 22, 2017)]
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[Pages 60721-60722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27597]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EIA has submitted an information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information 
collection requests a three-year extension of its Form GC-859 ``Nuclear 
Fuel Data Survey,'' OMB Control Number 1901-0287. Form GC-859 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.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before January 22, 2018. If you anticipate that you will 
be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the 
period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk 
Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as 
possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202-395-1254 or emailed 
at [email protected].

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the:

    DOE Desk Officer: James Tyree, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Room 9249, 735 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

    And 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 
[email protected].

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 or phone at, 202-586-0527. Form GC-859 and its instructions are 
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: Three-year extension with changes;
    (4) Purpose: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 
et seq.) required that 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 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 used 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) Changes to Information Collection:
     Collection of fuel manufacturer and lattice size used in 
Section C.1.1 of the 2013 GC-859 is replaced by fuel assembly type 
codes for fuel discharged from July 1, 2013--December 31, 2017. Fuel 
assembly type codes were last collected in the 2003 RW-859. 
Identification of the fuel assembly type provides significantly more 
information of the spent fuel than just manufacturer and lattice size.
     Section C.1.3 is added to the survey to collect fuel 
assembly type codes for fuel discharged from January 1, 2003--June 30, 
2013. Selection boxes are 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.
     ``Cumulative Burnup for Each Cycle,'' for each assembly is 
added to Section C.1.2 of the survey. Respondents may voluntarily 
report this data. Assembly 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 
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.3.2 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. The collection of data 
on non-fuel component identifiers was also added to Section C.1.1.

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     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 is changing Form GC-859 to collect information once 
every three years on a triennial basis. Reporting once every three 
years reduces respondent burden by permitting all new data for the 
multiyear period to be reported in one report.
     In response to a public comment on the 60-day Federal 
Register notice, the due date listed in Appendix A is changed to August 
31, 2018, so it is consistent with the due date listed on the cover 
page.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 125.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 42.
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,747 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 $276,004 (3,747 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, Public Law 93-275, codified as 15 U.S. 
C. 772(b) and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 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 December 15, 2017.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-27597 Filed 12-21-17; 8:45 am]
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