Agency Information Collection Extension, 34186-34187 [2020-11973]

Download as PDF 34186 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices and demonstration-scaled facilities along with high performance computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning it may be possible to reduce technology uncertainty and accelerate scale-up. The purpose of this workshop is to understand how modeling tools can be effectively utilized in conjunction with operational data to augment and accelerate scale-up and integration efforts. Signed in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2020. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2020–11970 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Public Participation DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Registration is free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the public virtual workshop, please visit www.yesevents.com/BETO_SCALEUP. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with call-in and webinar login information after they have been accepted. Persons interested in attending this public workshop must register online by 4 p.m., June 5, 2020. Early registration is recommended because facilities are limited and, therefore, DOE may limit the number of participants from each organization. If time and space permit, day of registration for the public virtual workshop will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET each day of the workshop. DOE recommends that participants have access to high-speed internet and a computer to participate in the brainstorming portions of the virtual workshop. All participants are encouraged to make use of video capabilities during the virtual workshop. Energy Information Administration Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please email BETOSCALEUP@thebuildingpeople.com no later than June 5, 2020. Signing Authority lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES document upon publication in the Federal Register. This document of the Department of Energy was signed on May 28, 2020, by Michael Berube Acting Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: DOE submitted an information collection request for extension as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of DOE’s Form FE–746R, Import and Export of Natural Gas under OMB Control Number 1901–0294. Form FE–746R collects information from import and export authorization holders that enables DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to monitor natural gas trade under the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) and other trade activity falling outside the parameters of USMCA, and supports various market and regulatory analyses done by FE. DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no later than July 6, 2020. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Send a copy of your comment to DOE by email to: marc.talbert@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the forms and instructions should be directed to Mr. Marc Talbert at (202) 586–7991, or by email marc.talbert@hq.doe.gov. The forms are available online at https:// www.energy.gov/fe/articles/changes-fe746-data-collection. Additional information is available at https:// www.energy.gov/fe/services/natural-gasregulation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) OMB No.: 1901–0294; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Natural Gas Import and Export Data Submissions; (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with changes; (4) Purpose: DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has the delegated authority to regulate natural gas imports and exports under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, 15 U.S.C. 717b. To carry out its delegated responsibility, FE requires individuals seeking to import or export natural gas to file an application providing basic information on the scope and nature of the import/ export activity. Once an importer or exporter receives authorization from FE, they are required to submit monthly reports of their natural gas import and export transactions on Form FE–746R. In addition, a subset of authorization holders—including those that hold longterm import authorizations from any source, long-term export authorizations to both countries that do and do not have a free trade agreement with the United States requiring national treatment of natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (FTA and non-FTA countries), and short-term authorizations to export to non-FTA countries—must file additional information beyond the required filings on FE–746R. This additional information, including supply and delivery contracts, changes in control or ownership, and semiannual reports that provide information on the status of the relevant proposed or existing LNG export facilities, provides input DOE needs to assess both the state of the U.S. import and export markets and the adequacy of energy resources to meet near and long term domestic demands. This information also assists FE in determining whether authorization holders are complying with the terms and conditions of their authorization. Together with the data reported on FE–746R and the additional information required for certain types of authorization holders outlined above, DOE is able to perform market and regulatory analyses to improve the capability of industry and the government to respond to any future energy-related supply problems, and to keep the general public informed on international natural gas trade. (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: FE seeks to include supplementary data reporting items under OMB Control Number 1901–0294. FE proposes to collect this additional information from both long-term import and export authorization holders that have authority to import or export to E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices both FTA and non-FTA countries, and short-term authorization holders that have authority to export non-FTA countries. The additional information FE seeks to collect from this subset of natural gas import and export authorization holders includes: Longterm contracts associated with the supply and sales of natural gas, including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and associated products; changes in control of authorization holders; registrations of agents who import and export natural gas; and, for long-term LNG export authorization holders, semi-annual reports providing information on the status of the relevant proposed or existing LNG export facility, and the date the proposed LNG facility is expected to commence first exports of LNG (where applicable). (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 396 respondents. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 4,752. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 14,256 hours. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $1,142,476 (14,256 annual burden hours multiplied by $80.14 per hour); FE estimates that respondents will have no additional costs associated with the data proposed for collection other than burden hours. Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, codified at 15 U.S.C. 717b. Signing Authority lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES This document of the Department of Energy was signed on May 29, 2020, by Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Office of Fossil Energy, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. Signed in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2020. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2020–11973 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–459–000] Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC; Notice of Application Take notice that on May 21, 2020, Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC (Golden Pass LNG), 811 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed an application pursuant to sections 3 of the Natural Gas Act and Part 153 of the Commission’s regulations, for authority to amend its order issued on December 21, 2016, granting Golden Pass LNG authority (Golden Pass Export Project) to site, construct and operate facilities for the exportation of liquefied natural gas to increase the total LNG production capacity of the Golden Pass Export Project from 15.6 million metric tons per annum (MTPA) to 18.1 MTPA, and from 740 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/ yr) to 937 Bcf/yr. Any questions regarding this application should be addressed to Blaine Yamagata, Vice President and General Counsel, Golden Pass LNG, 811 Louisiana Street, Suite 1500, Houston, Texas 77002, by telephone: (713) 324– 6952; or to Kevin M. Sweeney, Law Office of Kevin M. Sweeney, 1625 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, by telephone at (202) 609–7709. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34187 issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 3 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must provide a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 107 (Wednesday, June 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11973]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: DOE submitted an information collection request for extension 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information 
collection requests a three-year extension of DOE's Form FE-746R, 
Import and Export of Natural Gas under OMB Control Number 1901-0294. 
Form FE-746R collects information from import and export authorization 
holders that enables DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to monitor 
natural gas trade under the United States Mexico Canada Agreement 
(USMCA) and other trade activity falling outside the parameters of 
USMCA, and supports various market and regulatory analyses done by FE.

DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no 
later than July 6, 2020. Written comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of 
publication of this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting 
``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using 
the search function. Send a copy of your comment to DOE by email to: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or 
copies of the forms and instructions should be directed to Mr. Marc 
Talbert at (202) 586-7991, or by email [email protected]. The 
forms are available online at https://www.energy.gov/fe/articles/changes-fe-746-data-collection. Additional information is available at 
https://www.energy.gov/fe/services/natural-gas-regulation.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1901-0294;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Natural Gas Import and 
Export Data Submissions;
    (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with changes;
    (4) Purpose: DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has the delegated 
authority to regulate natural gas imports and exports under section 3 
of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, 15 U.S.C. 717b. To carry out its 
delegated responsibility, FE requires individuals seeking to import or 
export natural gas to file an application providing basic information 
on the scope and nature of the import/export activity. Once an importer 
or exporter receives authorization from FE, they are required to submit 
monthly reports of their natural gas import and export transactions on 
Form FE-746R. In addition, a subset of authorization holders--including 
those that hold long-term import authorizations from any source, long-
term export authorizations to both countries that do and do not have a 
free trade agreement with the United States requiring national 
treatment of natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. 
law or policy (FTA and non-FTA countries), and short-term 
authorizations to export to non-FTA countries--must file additional 
information beyond the required filings on FE-746R. This additional 
information, including supply and delivery contracts, changes in 
control or ownership, and semi-annual reports that provide information 
on the status of the relevant proposed or existing LNG export 
facilities, provides input DOE needs to assess both the state of the 
U.S. import and export markets and the adequacy of energy resources to 
meet near and long term domestic demands. This information also assists 
FE in determining whether authorization holders are complying with the 
terms and conditions of their authorization.
    Together with the data reported on FE-746R and the additional 
information required for certain types of authorization holders 
outlined above, DOE is able to perform market and regulatory analyses 
to improve the capability of industry and the government to respond to 
any future energy-related supply problems, and to keep the general 
public informed on international natural gas trade.
    (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: FE seeks to 
include supplementary data reporting items under OMB Control Number 
1901-0294. FE proposes to collect this additional information from both 
long-term import and export authorization holders that have authority 
to import or export to

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both FTA and non-FTA countries, and short-term authorization holders 
that have authority to export non-FTA countries. The additional 
information FE seeks to collect from this subset of natural gas import 
and export authorization holders includes: Long-term contracts 
associated with the supply and sales of natural gas, including 
compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and associated products; 
changes in control of authorization holders; registrations of agents 
who import and export natural gas; and, for long-term LNG export 
authorization holders, semi-annual reports providing information on the 
status of the relevant proposed or existing LNG export facility, and 
the date the proposed LNG facility is expected to commence first 
exports of LNG (where applicable).
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 396 respondents.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 4,752.
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 14,256 hours.
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$1,142,476 (14,256 annual burden hours multiplied by $80.14 per hour); 
FE estimates that respondents will have no additional costs associated 
with the data proposed for collection other than burden hours.
    Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and Section 3 of the Natural 
Gas Act of 1938, codified at 15 U.S.C. 717b.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on May 29, 
2020, by Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and 
Natural Gas, Office of Fossil Energy, pursuant to delegated authority 
from the Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature 
and date is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in 
compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the 
undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to 
sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as 
an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative 
process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2020.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2020-11973 Filed 6-2-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P