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[FR Doc. 2020–13040 Filed 6–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment. AGENCY: EIA reinstates the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), with changes, under OMB Control Number 1905–0092, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. RECS collects data on energy characteristics, consumption, and expenditures for the residential sector of the United States. This collection is comprised of five forms including: Form EIA 457–A Household Survey, Form EIA 457–D Energy Supplier Survey: Household Propane Usage, Form EIA 457–E Energy Supplier Survey: Household Electricity Usage, Form EIA 457–F Energy Supplier Survey: Household Natural Gas Usage, and Form EIA 457–G Energy Supplier Survey: Household Fuel Oil/Kerosene Usage. SUMMARY: Comments regarding this information collection must be received on or before July 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Order 4521 granting long-term authority to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement Nations. Order 4524 granting blanket authority to export natural gas to Mexico. Order 4525 granting blanket authority to import natural gas from Canada. Order 4426 granting blanket authority to import/export natural gas from/to Canada. Order 4527 granting blanket authority to import LNG from various international sources by vessel, and to export LNG to Canada. Order 4528 granting blanket authority to import/export natural gas from/to Canada. Order 4529 granting blanket authority to export natural gas to Mexico. Order 4530 granting blanket authority to import/export natural gas from/to Canada. Order 4531 granting blanket authority to import/export natural gas from/to Canada, and vacating prior authorization (Order 4351–A). Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. And send a copy to: James Berry, Survey Manager, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, EI–22, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC 20585, or by email at james.berry@eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berry at 202–586–5543 or by email at james.berry@eia.gov. The forms are available online at: http:// www.eia.gov/survey/#eia-457. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0092; (2) Information Collection Request Title: EIA–457A, D, E, F, G, 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey; (3) Type of Request: Reinstatement with changes of a previously approved collection; (4) Purpose: RECS collects information on energy use in housing units and includes a series of data collections from households and household energy suppliers. RECS data are used to generate official statistics about the energy characteristics, consumption, and expenditures of U.S. homes. EIA has conducted the RECS periodically since 1978 and the 2020 RECS will be the 15th data collection for the program. Form EIA 457–A Household Survey collects information on the presence and characteristics of a wide range of energy consuming devices in homes, including heating and cooling equipment, appliances, and electronics. The Household Survey also asks respondents about key structural features and demographic characteristics that impact energy usage. Forms EIA 457–D, E, F, and G are PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Energy Supplier Surveys. These surveys collect monthly electricity and natural gas billing data from household survey respondent energy suppliers (e.g., utilities), and periodic propane and fuel oil delivery data from bulk fuel suppliers. RECS is integral part of EIA’s mandate to collect and publish energy end-use consumption data, and the program represent the most comprehensive national and sub-national results available on energy consumption in homes. RECS is the only national and subnational data series that allows policy makers and program implementers in both public and private organizations to analyze trends in energy consumption for the residential sector. RECS fulfills planning, analyses, and decision-making needs of DOE, other Federal agencies, state governments, utilities, researchers, and energy analysts in the private sector. (4a) Changes to Information Collection: EIA will use online questions via internet and mail hardcopy questionnaires as the two modes of collection for Form EIA 457– A Household Survey. This dual collection mode represents a change from prior collection cycles of RECS where computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) was the primary method for collecting household energy characteristics data. EIA piloted three tests using internet and mail questionnaires to determine the feasibility of using these alternative data collection methods. Based on extensive analysis of sample representativeness, nonresponse bias, and data quality, EIA determined that collecting this information via internet and by mail were viable modes for 2020 and future RECS data collections. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 36572 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Notices EIA will collect 2020 RECS Household Survey responses from approximately 20,000 households. The larger sample enables EIA to produce more precise estimates for key energy metrics, as well as produce some estimates for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. EIA revised Form EIA 457–A Household Survey to improve the quality of responses for traditional energy-consuming devices, collect information on changes in residential consumption patterns, and collect information on emerging technologies. The new questions collect the most relevant information necessary to estimate household energy use and to inform energy end-use modeling. For Forms EIA 457–D, E, F, and G Energy Supplier Surveys the number of customer (household) billing and delivery months requested increases from 20 to 24 months. The additional four months of energy data improves the practical utility of the energy data reported and enables EIA to analyze household energy consumption patterns before, during, and after COVID–19. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,628. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 5,628. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,951. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA estimates that there are no capital and start-up costs associated with this data collection. The information is maintained in the normal course of business. For household respondents no additional record keeping or other burden is required outside the interview process. The annualized cost of burden hours to all household, and energy supplier respondents is estimated to be $316,633 (3,951 annual burden hours times the current hourly rate of $80.14). Other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs for generating, maintaining and providing the information. Please refer to the supporting statements as well as the forms and instructions for more information about the purpose, who must report, when to report, where to submit, the elements to be reported, detailed instructions, provisions for confidentiality, and uses (including possible nonstatistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7135, 15 U.S.C. 772(b), 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Signed in Washington, DC, on June 11th, 2020. Thomas Leckey, Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–13039 Filed 6–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ID–8946–000] Gorsich, Matthew; Notice of Filing Take notice that on June 10, 2020, Matthew Gorsich, submitted for filing, application for authority to hold interlocking positions, pursuant to section 305(b) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 825d(b) (2018) and part 45 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR part 45 (2019). Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. 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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 1, 2020. Dated: June 11, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–13018 Filed 6–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER20–2028–000] Bitter Ridge Wind Farm, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request For Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced Bitter Ridge Wind Farm, LLC’s application for marketbased rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is July 1, 2020. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 117 (Wednesday, June 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13039]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection

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

ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment.

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SUMMARY: EIA reinstates the Residential Energy Consumption Survey 
(RECS), with changes, under OMB Control Number 1905-0092, as required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. RECS collects data on energy 
characteristics, consumption, and expenditures for the residential 
sector of the United States. This collection is comprised of five forms 
including: Form EIA 457-A Household Survey, Form EIA 457-D Energy 
Supplier Survey: Household Propane Usage, Form EIA 457-E Energy 
Supplier Survey: Household Electricity Usage, Form EIA 457-F Energy 
Supplier Survey: Household Natural Gas Usage, and Form EIA 457-G Energy 
Supplier Survey: Household Fuel Oil/Kerosene Usage.

DATES: Comments regarding this information collection must be received 
on or before July 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: 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.
    And send a copy to: James Berry, Survey Manager, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW, EI-22, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Washington, 
DC 20585, or by email at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berry at 202-586-5543 or by 
email at [email protected]. The forms are available online at: http://www.eia.gov/survey/#eia-457.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1905-0092;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: EIA-457A, D, E, F, G, 
2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey;
    (3) Type of Request: Reinstatement with changes of a previously 
approved collection;
    (4) Purpose: RECS collects information on energy use in housing 
units and includes a series of data collections from households and 
household energy suppliers. RECS data are used to generate official 
statistics about the energy characteristics, consumption, and 
expenditures of U.S. homes. EIA has conducted the RECS periodically 
since 1978 and the 2020 RECS will be the 15th data collection for the 
program.
    Form EIA 457-A Household Survey collects information on the 
presence and characteristics of a wide range of energy consuming 
devices in homes, including heating and cooling equipment, appliances, 
and electronics. The Household Survey also asks respondents about key 
structural features and demographic characteristics that impact energy 
usage. Forms EIA 457-D, E, F, and G are Energy Supplier Surveys. These 
surveys collect monthly electricity and natural gas billing data from 
household survey respondent energy suppliers (e.g., utilities), and 
periodic propane and fuel oil delivery data from bulk fuel suppliers.
    RECS is integral part of EIA's mandate to collect and publish 
energy end-use consumption data, and the program represent the most 
comprehensive national and sub-national results available on energy 
consumption in homes. RECS is the only national and subnational data 
series that allows policy makers and program implementers in both 
public and private organizations to analyze trends in energy 
consumption for the residential sector. RECS fulfills planning, 
analyses, and decision-making needs of DOE, other Federal agencies, 
state governments, utilities, researchers, and energy analysts in the 
private sector.
    (4a) Changes to Information Collection: EIA will use online 
questions via internet and mail hardcopy questionnaires as the two 
modes of collection for Form EIA 457-A Household Survey. This dual 
collection mode represents a change from prior collection cycles of 
RECS where computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) was the 
primary method for collecting household energy characteristics data. 
EIA piloted three tests using internet and mail questionnaires to 
determine the feasibility of using these alternative data collection 
methods. Based on extensive analysis of sample representativeness, 
nonresponse bias, and data quality, EIA determined that collecting this 
information via internet and by mail were viable modes for 2020 and 
future RECS data collections.

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    EIA will collect 2020 RECS Household Survey responses from 
approximately 20,000 households. The larger sample enables EIA to 
produce more precise estimates for key energy metrics, as well as 
produce some estimates for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
    EIA revised Form EIA 457-A Household Survey to improve the quality 
of responses for traditional energy-consuming devices, collect 
information on changes in residential consumption patterns, and collect 
information on emerging technologies. The new questions collect the 
most relevant information necessary to estimate household energy use 
and to inform energy end-use modeling. For Forms EIA 457-D, E, F, and G 
Energy Supplier Surveys the number of customer (household) billing and 
delivery months requested increases from 20 to 24 months. The 
additional four months of energy data improves the practical utility of 
the energy data reported and enables EIA to analyze household energy 
consumption patterns before, during, and after COVID-19.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,628.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 5,628.
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,951.
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA 
estimates that there are no capital and start-up costs associated with 
this data collection. The information is maintained in the normal 
course of business. For household respondents no additional record 
keeping or other burden is required outside the interview process. The 
annualized cost of burden hours to all household, and energy supplier 
respondents is estimated to be $316,633 (3,951 annual burden hours 
times the current hourly rate of $80.14). Other than the cost of burden 
hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs for generating, 
maintaining and providing the information.
    Please refer to the supporting statements as well as the forms and 
instructions for more information about the purpose, who must report, 
when to report, where to submit, the elements to be reported, detailed 
instructions, provisions for confidentiality, and uses (including 
possible nonstatistical uses) of the information. For instructions on 
obtaining materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

    Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7135, 15 U.S.C. 772(b), 42 U.S.C. 
7101 et seq.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on June 11th, 2020.
Thomas Leckey,
Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, U.S. Energy Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-13039 Filed 6-16-20; 8:45 am]
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