Agency Information Collection Extension, 4799-4800 [2019-02649]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EIA submitted an information collection request for extension as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EIA requests a three-year extension with changes to the information collection EIA–882T, ‘‘Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing and Research.’’ This collection allows EIA to conduct field testing of pilot surveys, cognitive interviews, respondent debriefings, usability interviews, field tests, focus groups, pretesting of questionnaires and evaluate the quality of the data collected on EIA survey forms. DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no later than March 21, 2019. If you anticipate any difficulties in submitting your comments by the deadline, contact the DOE Desk Officer at (202) 395–0710. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: DOE Desk Officer: Brandon DeBruhl, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Brandon_F_DeBruhl@ omb.eop.gov. and to Jacob Bournazian, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW EI–21, Washington, DC 20585. jacob.bournazian@eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Bournazian, (202) 586–5562, email at jacob.bournazian@eia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains (1) OMB No.: 1905–0186; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing and Research; (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with changes; (4) Purpose: The EIA–882T Information Collection Request provides EIA with the necessary cognitive research tools to utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to assess the ability of companies to report accurate information on survey instruments and validate the quality of the data collected on EIA forms. This clearance expands tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 the available cognitive methods to include qualitative studies and pretesting/field testing for conducting cognitive research. EIA uses qualitative studies for exploratory investigations in order to decide on the appropriate data collection mode, interview contact approach, or any other issue when little is known about a problem or the best approach to implement a data collection program. EIA conducts pretests when developing new questions or new survey questionnaires to see how respondents answer questions, interpret terminology, and identify potential data quality problems. Through this clearance, EIA will conduct pretest surveys, pilot surveys, respondent debriefings, cognitive interviews, usability interviews, and focus group discussions. By applying these research methodologies, EIA is able to improve the quality of data collected to measure market activity, assess supply conditions in energy markets, reduce or minimize respondent burden, increase agency efficiency, and improve responsiveness to the public. This collection authority also improves EIA’s ability to collect and publish relevant and timely information that meets the data needs of EIA’s customers. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,800; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1,800; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,220; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $164,324. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $164,324. 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: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Signed in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2019. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–02648 Filed 2–15–19; 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). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4799 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: EIA requests a three-year extension, with changes, of the Petroleum Marketing Program as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EIA’s petroleum marketing survey program collects volumetric and price information needed for determining the supply of and demand for crude oil and refined petroleum products. DATES: EIA must receive all comments on this proposed information collection no later than April 22, 2019. 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. ADDRESSES: Send your comments to Tammy Heppner, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Mail Stop EI–25, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Submission by email tammy.heppner@eia.gov is recommended. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Heppner (202) 586–4748, email: tammy.heppner@eia.gov. The forms and instructions are available on EIA’s website at http://www.eia.gov/survey/ notice/marketing2019.php. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1905–0174 (2) Information Collection Request Title: Petroleum Marketing Program; (3) Type of Request: Renewal with changes; (4) Purpose: These surveys collect volume and price information on crude oil and refined petroleum products. These data are published by EIA on its website, at http://www.eia.gov. 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. (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: EIA proposes to protect the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 4800 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / Notices information collected on Form EIA–877 Winter Heating Fuels Telephone Survey under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). CIPSEA provides legal authority for the principal federal statistical agencies to protect the identifiability of information submitted under a pledge of confidentiality and collected for statistical purposes only. It provides strong protection that the reported information will be held in confidence and used only for statistical purposes. By limiting the use to statistical purposes, the EIA–877 survey data will not be used against such respondents in any nonstatistical government action (e.g., administrative, regulatory, or law enforcement) or for any other nonstatistical purpose. EIA proposes to protect information reported on Form EIA–877 under CIPSEA 5 U.S.C. Section 552 (b)(3) using the following confidentiality pledge: tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES ‘‘The information you provide on Form EIA–877 will be used for statistical purposes only and is confidential by law. 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.’’ (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,372: EIA–14 has 69 respondents; EIA–182 has 106 respondents; EIA–782A has 100 respondents; EIA–782C has 202 respondents; EIA–821 has 2,900 respondents; EIA–856 has 42 respondents; EIA–863 has 4,250 respondents; EIA–877 has 2,300 respondents; EIA–878 has 1,000 respondents; EIA–888 has 403 respondents. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 146,134; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 50,755; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $3,756,885 (50,755 annual burden hours multiplied by $74.02 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 since the information is maintained during normal course of business. Comments are invited on whether or not: (a) The proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions, including whether the information will have a practical utility; (b) EIA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 validity of the methodology and assumptions used, is accurate; (c) EIA can improve the quality, utility, and clarity of the information it will collect; and (d) EIA can minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, such as automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Signed in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2019. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U. S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–02649 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP19–116–001. Applicants: DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC. Description: Compliance filing Compliance Filing—Non-Redacted Transportation Service Agreement to be effective 12/18/2018. Filed Date: 2/11/19. Accession Number: 20190211–5176. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–647–000. Applicants: Trunkline Gas Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Housekeeping Filing on 2–11–19 to be effective 3/14/2019. Filed Date: 2/11/19. Accession Number: 20190211–5033. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–648–000. Applicants: Trunkline Gas Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Housekeeping Filing—Orig. Vol. 1–A on 2–11–19 to be effective 3/14/2019. Filed Date: 2/11/19. Accession Number: 20190211–5034. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–649–000. Applicants: Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Housekeeping Filing on 2–11–19 to be effective 3/14/2019. Filed Date: 2/11/19. Accession Number: 20190211–5035. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–650–000. Applicants: Southwest Gas Storage Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Housekeeping Filing on 2–11–19 to be effective 2/11/2019. Filed Date: 2/11/19. Accession Number: 20190211–5036. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–651–000. Applicants: Viking Gas Transmission Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Gas Quality to be effective 3/14/2019. Filed Date: 2/11/19. Accession Number: 20190211–5093. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–652–000. Applicants: Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: FSA Pressure Commitment & TCPlus Cleanup to be effective 3/13/2019. Filed Date: 2/11/19. Accession Number: 20190211–5177. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/19. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 12, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–02637 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4799-4800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02649]


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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 and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: EIA requests a three-year extension, with changes, of the 
Petroleum Marketing Program as required under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995. EIA's petroleum marketing survey program collects 
volumetric and price information needed for determining the supply of 
and demand for crude oil and refined petroleum products.

DATES: EIA must receive all comments on this proposed information 
collection no later than April 22, 2019. 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.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments to Tammy Heppner, U.S. Energy Information 
Administration, Mail Stop EI-25, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20585. Submission by email tammy.heppner@eia.gov is 
recommended.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Heppner (202) 586-4748, email: 
tammy.heppner@eia.gov. The forms and instructions are available on 
EIA's website at http://www.eia.gov/survey/notice/marketing2019.php.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No. 1905-0174
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Petroleum Marketing 
Program;
    (3) Type of Request: Renewal with changes;
    (4) Purpose: These surveys collect volume and price information on 
crude oil and refined petroleum products. These data are published by 
EIA on its website, at http://www.eia.gov. 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.
    (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: EIA proposes to 
protect the

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information collected on Form EIA-877 Winter Heating Fuels Telephone 
Survey under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical 
Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). CIPSEA provides legal authority for 
the principal federal statistical agencies to protect the 
identifiability of information submitted under a pledge of 
confidentiality and collected for statistical purposes only. It 
provides strong protection that the reported information will be held 
in confidence and used only for statistical purposes. By limiting the 
use to statistical purposes, the EIA-877 survey data will not be used 
against such respondents in any nonstatistical government action (e.g., 
administrative, regulatory, or law enforcement) or for any other 
nonstatistical purpose. EIA proposes to protect information reported on 
Form EIA-877 under CIPSEA 5 U.S.C. Section 552 (b)(3) using the 
following confidentiality pledge:

    ``The information you provide on Form EIA-877 will be used for 
statistical purposes only and is confidential by law. 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.''

    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,372:

EIA-14 has 69 respondents;
EIA-182 has 106 respondents;
EIA-782A has 100 respondents;
EIA-782C has 202 respondents;
EIA-821 has 2,900 respondents;
EIA-856 has 42 respondents;
EIA-863 has 4,250 respondents;
EIA-877 has 2,300 respondents;
EIA-878 has 1,000 respondents;
EIA-888 has 403 respondents.

    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 146,134;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 50,755;
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$3,756,885 (50,755 annual burden hours multiplied by $74.02 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 since the information is maintained during normal course 
of business.
    Comments are invited on whether or not: (a) The proposed collection 
of information is necessary for the proper performance of agency 
functions, including whether the information will have a practical 
utility; (b) EIA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used, is accurate; (c) EIA can improve the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information it will collect; and (d) EIA can minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, such as 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

    Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2019.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U. 
S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-02649 Filed 2-15-19; 8:45 am]
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