Agency Information Collection Extension, 65977-65978 [2019-26005]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices institutional contracts and contract data relating to campus banking agreements. The Department has created a Cash Management Contract electronic form to allow institutions to report their contract and contract URL to the Department. The Department has also created a central repository for the information provided by the institution that includes the contract data and the web addresses that is publicly available for research and comparison purposes. Both of these are located on studentaid.gov. The database allows interested parties, such as students, families, press, institutions, and researchers to easily access and compare banking agreements available at different institutions. Dated: November 25, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25945 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection 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 without changes of the Coal Markets Reporting System as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Coal Markets Reporting System (CMRS) consists of 5 surveys including, Form EIA–3 Quarterly Survey of Non-Electric Sector Coal Data, Form EIA–7A Annual Survey of Coal Production and Preparation, Form EIA– 8A Annual Survey of Coal Stocks and Coal Exports, Form EIA–6 Emergency Coal Supply Survey (Standby), and Form EIA–20 Emergency Weekly Coal Monitoring Survey for Coal Burning Power Producers (Standby). The CMRS collects data on U.S. coal production, quality, consumption, receipts, stocks, and prices. DATES: EIA must receive all comments on this proposed information collection no later than January 31, 2020. 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 Send your comments to Sara Hoff electronically at coal2020@ eia.gov or by mail to Office of Energy Production, Conversion, & Delivery, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, EI–23, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Hoff, (202) 586–1242. The forms and instructions are available on EIA’s website at http://www.eia.gov/survey/ changes/coal/2020/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB Control Number: 1905–0167; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Coal Markets Reporting System; (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension without changes; (4) Purpose: The Coal Markets Reporting System (CMRS) program collects, evaluates, assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information on coal production, sales, technology, reserves, and related economic and statistical information. This information is used to assess the adequacy of coal and other energy resources to meet near and longer term domestic demands and to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. Form EIA–3 collects quarterly data on the use of coal at U.S. manufacturing plants, coal transformation/processing plants, coke plants, and commercial and institutional users of coal. Form EIA–7A collects characteristics of coalbeds mined, recoverable reserves, production capacity, coal sales and revenue, stocks held at mines, and the disposition of the coal mined. For coal preparation, information collected includes operations, locations, production capacity, disposition, and volume of coal prepared. Form EIA–8A collects data on coal stocks by state location, exported coal by origin state, and export revenue of coal sold during the reporting year. Form EIA–6 Emergency Coal Supply Survey and Form EIA–20 Emergency Weekly Coal Monitoring Survey for Coal Burning Power Producers are standby surveys used during periods of coal supply and transportation disruptions. In the event of a supply or transportation disruption, these two standby surveys activate and operate weekly over a ten week period. Once activated, Form EIA–6 collects weekly coal production and stocks data from U.S. coal mining companies. Data are aggregated and reported at the state ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65977 level. During disruptive events, Form EIA–20 collects available coal-fired capacity, generation, consumption, and stocks from coal-fired electric power generators. The CMRS collects coal market data and information pertaining to the quality of the coal, including heat content, ash content, sulfur content and contents of mercury and chlorides. Aggregates of this collection are used to support analysis on the effects of public policy on the coal industry, economic modeling, forecasting, coal supply and demand studies, and in guiding research and development programs. The data are included in EIA publications, such as the Monthly Energy Review, Quarterly Coal Report, Quarterly Coal Distribution Report, Annual Coal Report, and Annual Coal Distribution Report. EIA also uses the data in short-term and long-term forecast models such as the Short-Term Integrated Forecasting System (STIFS) and the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Coal Market Module. The forecast data also appear in the Short-Term Energy Outlook and the Annual Energy Outlook publications. (5) Estimated Number of Survey Respondents: 1,164. • Form EIA–3 has 397 respondents; • Form EIA–7A has 692 respondents; • Form EIA–8A has 48 respondents; • Form EIA–6 (standby) has 15 respondents; • Form EIA–20 (standby) has 12 respondents. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 2,598. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 4,417. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $346,823 (4,417 burden hours times $78.52 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. E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 65978 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Signed in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2019. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Statistical Methods & Research, U.S. Energy Information Administration. Ms. Kaye Whitfield, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Minerals and Manufacturing Group (D243–04), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: 919–541– 2509; fax number: 919–541–4991; email address: whitfield.kaye@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at https:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate 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; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal Register document to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: The information collection includes initial reports and periodic recordkeeping necessary for the EPA to ensure compliance with Federal standards for volatile organic compounds in consumer products. Respondents are manufacturers, distributors, and importers of consumer products. All information submitted to [FR Doc. 2019–26005 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0563; FRL–10002–60– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (40 CFR Part 59, Subpart C) (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal),’’ EPA ICR No. 1764.08, OMB Control No. 2060–0348, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2020. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0563 online using https:// www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information, or other jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, Confidentiality of Business Information. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers, distributors, and importers of consumer products. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Responses to the collection are mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart C, National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products. Estimated number of respondents: 300 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 16,126 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $1,765,427 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the burden estimate currently approved by OMB. Dated: November 22, 2019. Penny Lassiter, Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division. [FR Doc. 2019–25981 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–10002–73–OMS] Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the membership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Performance Review Board for 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lizabeth Engebretson, Deputy Director, Policy, Planning & Training Division, 3601M, Office of Human Resources, Office of Mission Support, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564–0804. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4314(c)(1) through (5) of Title 5, U.S.C., requires each agency to establish in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES performance review boards. This board shall review and evaluate the initial appraisal of a senior executive’s performance by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65977-65978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26005]


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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 is requesting a three-year extension without changes of 
the Coal Markets Reporting System as required under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The Coal Markets Reporting System (CMRS) 
consists of 5 surveys including, Form EIA-3 Quarterly Survey of Non-
Electric Sector Coal Data, Form EIA-7A Annual Survey of Coal Production 
and Preparation, Form EIA-8A Annual Survey of Coal Stocks and Coal 
Exports, Form EIA-6 Emergency Coal Supply Survey (Standby), and Form 
EIA-20 Emergency Weekly Coal Monitoring Survey for Coal Burning Power 
Producers (Standby). The CMRS collects data on U.S. coal production, 
quality, consumption, receipts, stocks, and prices.

DATES: EIA must receive all comments on this proposed information 
collection no later than January 31, 2020. 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 Sara Hoff electronically at 
[email protected] or by mail to Office of Energy Production, Conversion, 
& Delivery, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forrestal Building, 
U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, EI-23, 
Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Hoff, (202) 586-1242. The forms 
and instructions are available on EIA's website at http://www.eia.gov/survey/changes/coal/2020/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    This information collection request contains:
    (1) OMB Control Number: 1905-0167;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Coal Markets Reporting 
System;
    (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension without changes;
    (4) Purpose: The Coal Markets Reporting System (CMRS) program 
collects, evaluates, assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information 
on coal production, sales, technology, reserves, and related economic 
and statistical information. This information is used to assess the 
adequacy of coal and other energy resources to meet near and longer 
term domestic demands and to promote sound policymaking, efficient 
markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with 
the economy and the environment.
    Form EIA-3 collects quarterly data on the use of coal at U.S. 
manufacturing plants, coal transformation/processing plants, coke 
plants, and commercial and institutional users of coal. Form EIA-7A 
collects characteristics of coalbeds mined, recoverable reserves, 
production capacity, coal sales and revenue, stocks held at mines, and 
the disposition of the coal mined. For coal preparation, information 
collected includes operations, locations, production capacity, 
disposition, and volume of coal prepared. Form EIA-8A collects data on 
coal stocks by state location, exported coal by origin state, and 
export revenue of coal sold during the reporting year.
    Form EIA-6 Emergency Coal Supply Survey and Form EIA-20 Emergency 
Weekly Coal Monitoring Survey for Coal Burning Power Producers are 
standby surveys used during periods of coal supply and transportation 
disruptions. In the event of a supply or transportation disruption, 
these two standby surveys activate and operate weekly over a ten week 
period. Once activated, Form EIA-6 collects weekly coal production and 
stocks data from U.S. coal mining companies. Data are aggregated and 
reported at the state level. During disruptive events, Form EIA-20 
collects available coal-fired capacity, generation, consumption, and 
stocks from coal-fired electric power generators.
    The CMRS collects coal market data and information pertaining to 
the quality of the coal, including heat content, ash content, sulfur 
content and contents of mercury and chlorides. Aggregates of this 
collection are used to support analysis on the effects of public policy 
on the coal industry, economic modeling, forecasting, coal supply and 
demand studies, and in guiding research and development programs. The 
data are included in EIA publications, such as the Monthly Energy 
Review, Quarterly Coal Report, Quarterly Coal Distribution Report, 
Annual Coal Report, and Annual Coal Distribution Report.
    EIA also uses the data in short-term and long-term forecast models 
such as the Short-Term Integrated Forecasting System (STIFS) and the 
National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Coal Market Module. The forecast 
data also appear in the Short-Term Energy Outlook and the Annual Energy 
Outlook publications.
    (5) Estimated Number of Survey Respondents: 1,164.
     Form EIA-3 has 397 respondents;
     Form EIA-7A has 692 respondents;
     Form EIA-8A has 48 respondents;
     Form EIA-6 (standby) has 15 respondents;
     Form EIA-20 (standby) has 12 respondents.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 2,598.
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 4,417.
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$346,823 (4,417 burden hours times $78.52 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.


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

    Signed in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2019.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Statistical Methods & Research, U.S. Energy 
Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-26005 Filed 11-29-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P