Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure, 27591-27592 [2018-12699]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / Notices Data. The Department may disclose records from this system to another Federal agency or Federal entity, when the Department determines that information from this system of records is reasonably necessary to assist the recipient agency or entity in (a) responding to a suspected or confirmed breach or (b) preventing, minimizing, or remedying the risk of harm to individuals, the recipient agency or entity (including its information systems, programs, and operations), the Federal Government, or national security, resulting from a suspected or confirmed breach. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: These records will be maintained in an electronic database. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS: RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: If you wish to gain access to a record regarding you in the system of records, contact the system manager at the address listed above. 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ACTION: Request for information (RFI). AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure on EERE Exchange to gather information on priority areas for reducing barriers to deployment of hydrogen technologies, with a particular focus on hydrogen infrastructure. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on August 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to FY18FCTOBARRIERSRFI@ EE.DOE.GOV. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Include ‘‘Deployment Barriers RFI’’ as the subject of the email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eereexchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to FY18FCTOBARRIERSRFI@ EE.DOE.GOV. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE posted on its website an RFI to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on critical barriers to deployment of hydrogen infrastructure. The goal of the RFI is to identify these barriers and potential courses-of-action to address them to reduce deployment time and cost in implementing hydrogen technologies and to support the implementation of large-scale applications. Deployment of hydrogen SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 27592 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / Notices station regulatory compliance costs and time for regulatory processing have been shown to be substantial. Courses-ofaction may include areas such as: Identifying gaps in existing regulations, codes and standards; streamlining regulatory, permitting, and certification processes; reducing unneeded compliance actions; or consolidating regulatory requirements. The RFI [DE– FOA–0001948] is available at: https:// eere-exchange.energy.gov/. Confidential Business Information Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs, funding and/ or otherwise be made available to the public, respondents are strongly advised to not include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response as detailed in the RFI [DE–FOA–0001948] at: https://eereexchange.energy.gov/. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2018. Sunita Satyapal, Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office. [FR Doc. 2018–12699 Filed 6–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Department of Energy. Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and comment. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a threeyear extension of its Procurement Collection, OMB Control Number 1910– 4100. This information collection request covers information necessary to administer and manage DOE’s procurement and acquisition programs. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before July 13, 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 OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395–4650. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jun 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 Written comments should be sent to the: DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. If you wish access to the collection of information, without charge, contact the person listed as soon as possible. Sharon Archer, Procurement Analyst, MA–61/L’Enfant Plaza Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, Sharon.Archer@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Sharon Archer, by email: Sharon.Archer@hq.doe.gov, or by telephone at (202) 287–1739. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–4100 (Renewal); (2) Information Collection Request Title: Procurement Information Collection; (3) Type of Request: Renewal; (4) Purpose: Under 48 CFR part 952 and Subpart 970.52, DOE must collect certain types of information from those seeking to do business with the Department or those awarded contracts by the Department. This information collection is necessary for the solicitation, award, administration, and closeout of DOE procurement contracts. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,387; (6) Annual Estimated Total Burden Hours: 666,082; (7) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $56,616,970. ADDRESSES: Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2018. John Bashista, Director, Office of Acquisition Management. [FR Doc. 2018–12698 Filed 6–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Proposed New Survey or Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: EIA is requesting a three-year extension of EIA–882T, ‘‘Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research.’’ EIA–882T SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provides EIA with the authority to utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to pretest questionnaires and validate the quality of data collected on EIA’s surveys. EIA uses EIA–882T to meet its obligation to publish, and otherwise make available independent, high-quality statistical data to federal government agencies, state and local governments, the energy industry, researchers, and the general public. EIA must receive all comments on this proposed information collection no later than August 13, 2018. If you anticipate any difficulties in submitting your comments by the deadline, contact the person listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice as soon as possible. DATES: Send your comments to Brian Hewitt, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, EI–21 Washington, DC 20585. If you prefer, you can email them to: brian.hewitt@eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you need additional information, send your request to Brian Hewitt, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, EI–21, Washington, DC 20585. If you prefer, you can email brian.hewitt@eia.gov or contact him by telephone at 202–586– 5045. ADDRESSES: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0186; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research; (3) Type of Request: Renewal; (4) Purpose: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is requesting a three-year approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to pretest questionnaires and validate the quality of the data that is collected on EIA and DOE survey forms. Through the use of these methodologies, EIA will conduct research studies to improve the quality of energy data being collected, reduce or minimize survey respondent burden, and increase agency efficiency. This authority would also allow EIA to improve data collection in order to meet the needs of EIA’s customers while also staying current in the evolving nature of the energy industry. The specific methods proposed for the coverage by this clearance are described below. Also outlined is the legal authority for these voluntary information gathering activities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27591-27592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12699]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities 
for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Request for information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for 
Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to 
Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure on EERE Exchange to gather 
information on priority areas for reducing barriers to deployment of 
hydrogen technologies, with a particular focus on hydrogen 
infrastructure.

DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. 
(ET) on August 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to 
[email protected]. Responses must be provided as 
attachments to an email. Include ``Deployment Barriers RFI'' as the 
subject of the email. It is recommended that attachments with file 
sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message 
delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) 
attachment to the email, and 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only 
electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is 
located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to 
[email protected]. Further instruction can be found in the 
RFI document posted on EERE Exchange.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE posted on its website an RFI to solicit 
feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government 
agencies, and other stakeholders on critical barriers to deployment of 
hydrogen infrastructure. The goal of the RFI is to identify these 
barriers and potential courses-of-action to address them to reduce 
deployment time and cost in implementing hydrogen technologies and to 
support the implementation of large-scale applications. Deployment of 
hydrogen

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station regulatory compliance costs and time for regulatory processing 
have been shown to be substantial. Courses-of-action may include areas 
such as: Identifying gaps in existing regulations, codes and standards; 
streamlining regulatory, permitting, and certification processes; 
reducing unneeded compliance actions; or consolidating regulatory 
requirements. The RFI [DE-FOA-0001948] is available at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

Confidential Business Information

    Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to 
structure future programs, funding and/or otherwise be made available 
to the public, respondents are strongly advised to not include any 
information in their responses that might be considered business 
sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a 
respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or 
otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and 
conspicuously marked as such in the response as detailed in the RFI 
[DE-FOA-0001948] at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2018.
Sunita Satyapal,
Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-12699 Filed 6-12-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P