Agency Information Collection Extension, 79005-79006 [2020-26884]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 8, 2020 / Notices provided to all parties. If no party requests additional procedures, a final Opinion and Order may be issued based on the official record, including the Application and responses filed by parties pursuant to this Notice, in accordance with 10 CFR 590.316. The Application is available for inspection and copying in the Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement docket room, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. The docket room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Application and any filed protests, motions to intervene, notices of interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE Web address: https://www.energy.gov/fe/ services/natural-gas-regulation. Signed in Washington, DC, on December 2, 2020. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2020–26913 Filed 12–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EIA 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 the Natural Gas Data Collection Program, OMB Control Number 1905–0175. The surveys covered by this request include; Form EIA–176 Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition; Form EIA–191 Monthly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA–191L Monthly Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA–757 Natural Gas Processing Plant Survey; Form EIA–857 Monthly Report of Natural Gas Purchases and Deliveries to Consumers; Form EIA–910 Monthly Natural Gas Marketer Survey; and Form EIA–912 Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. The Natural Gas Data Collection Program provides information on natural gas production, underground storage, supply, processing, transmission, distribution, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Dec 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 and consumption by sector within the United States. DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no later than January 7, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for the 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Kopalek, U.S. Energy Information Administration, telephone (202) 586–4001, or by email at michael.kopalek@eia.gov. The forms and instructions are available on EIA’s website at www.eia.gov/survey/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains (1) OMB No.: 1905–0175; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Natural Gas Data Collection Program; (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with changes; (4) Purpose: The surveys included in the Natural Gas Data Collection Program collect information on natural gas underground storage, supply, processing, transmission, distribution, consumption by sector, and consumer prices. The data collected supports public policy analyses and produce estimates of the natural gas industry. The statistics generated from these surveys are published on EIA’s website, http://www.eia.gov, and are used in various EIA information products, including the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR), Natural Gas Monthly (NGM), Natural Gas Annual (NGA), Monthly Energy Review (MER), Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), and Annual Energy Review (AER). (4a) Changes to Information Collection: Form EIA–176 Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition Form EIA–176 collects data on natural, synthetic, and other supplemental gas supplies, their disposition, and certain revenues by state. EIA is modifying the survey instructions to include Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) producers who inject high-Btu RNG into an interstate pipeline, intra-state pipeline, or natural gas distribution company system. This excludes on-site and local pipelines that deliver to a nearby end-user, such as to a CNG fueling station or power plant. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79005 EIA is adding this type of RNG producer because these facilities produce the equivalent of pipeline-quality natural gas that is not captured elsewhere in EIA’s production statistics. Form EIA–191 Monthly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report Form EIA–191 collects data on the operations of all active underground storage facilities. The name of the survey is changing from Monthly Underground Gas Storage Report to Monthly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report. Form EIA–191L Monthly Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Report EIA is adding a new survey, Form EIA–191L Monthly Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Report to collect natural gas inventory storage data from approximately 85 operators of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities. These facilities include LNG peakshavers and satellite LNG facilities. EIA is specifically excluding marine terminals (due to their high variability in stock levels), on-site power plant LNG storage tanks, and LNG fueling tanks. Form EIA–191L is a shorter version of Form EIA–191 and will collect the same natural gas data as Form EIA–191 except it will not collect information on base gas, working gas, field type, and facility type. Form EIA–757 Natural Gas Processing Plant Survey Form EIA–757 collects information on the capacity, status, and operations of natural gas processing plants, and monitors their constraints to natural gas supplies during catastrophic events, such as hurricanes. Schedule A of Form EIA–757 collects baseline operating and capacity information from all respondents on a triennial basis. Schedule B is used on an emergency standby basis and is activated during natural disasters or other energy disruptive events. Schedule B collects data from a sample of respondents in the affected areas. There are no changes to Form EIA–757. Form EIA–857 Monthly Report of Natural Gas Purchases and Deliveries to Consumers Form EIA–857 collects data on the quantity and cost of natural gas delivered to distribution systems and the quantity and revenue of natural gas delivered to consumers by end-use sector, on a monthly basis by state. There are no changes to this survey. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 79006 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 8, 2020 / Notices Form EIA–910 Monthly Natural Gas Marketer Form EIA–910 collects information on natural gas sales from marketers in selected states that have active consumer choice programs. EIA is increasing the number of respondents to this survey due to the increased number of natural gas market participants. Signed in Washington, DC, on December 2, 2020. Samson A. Adeshiyan, Office Director, Office of Statistical Methods & Research, U.S. Energy Information Administration. Form EIA–912 Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report Form EIA–912 collects information on weekly inventories of natural gas in underground storage facilities. EIA is increasing the requested burden by 5 additional respondents to accommodate future changes in required reporting sample sizes. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,510. Form EIA–176 consists of 2,070 respondents; Form EIA–191 consists of 145 respondents; Form EIA–191L consists of 85 respondents; Form EIA–757 Schedule A consists of 600 respondents Form EIA–757 Schedule B consists of 20 respondents; Form EIA–857 consists of 330 respondents; Form EIA–910 consists of 160 respondents; Form EIA- 912 consists of 100 respondents. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 16,297. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 55,296. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $4,431,421 (55,296 burden hours times $80.14 per hour). EIA estimates that respondents will have no additional costs associated with the survey other than the burden hours and the maintenance of the information as part of the 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. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Dec 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2020–26884 Filed 12–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3472–024] Aspinook Hydro, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 3472–024. c. Date Filed: April 30, 2020; and revised on October 13, 2020. d. Applicant: Aspinook Hydro, LLC, a subsidiary of Gravity Renewables, Inc. e. Name of Project: Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Quinebaug River in New London and Windham Counties, Connecticut. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mark Boumansour, Chief Operating Officer, Gravity Renewables, Inc.; 1401 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302; Phone at (303) 440–3378, or email at mark@ gravityrenewables.com. i. FERC Contact: Kristine Sillett at (202) 502–6575, or kristine.sillett@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: January 31, 2021. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ QuickComment.aspx. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project (P–3472–024). The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The existing Wyre Wynd Project consists of: (1) A concrete-encased masonry dam that includes: (a) A 473foot-long, 18-foot-high spillway with 2foot-high wooden flashboards, and one, 5-foot-wide by 3-foot-high sluice gate; (b) a 100-foot-long left abutment that includes a 65-foot-wide headgate structure with five, 10-foot-wide by 12foot-high headgates; and (c) a 4-footlong right abutment; (2) a 333-acre impoundment with a usable storage capacity of 167-acre-feet at a normal elevation of 97.3 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29); (3) a 170-foot-long, 50-foot-wide forebay that includes: (a) A 60-foot-long, 10-foothigh auxiliary spillway; and (b) two, 10foot-wide, 12-foot-high arched-top lowlevel outlet gates; (4) a powerhouse intake structure located at the downstream end of the forebay that includes: (a) A 37-foot-high steel trash rack structure varying in width from 19.5 feet to 21.3 feet, with a clear bar spacing of 2.6 inches; and (b) a 16-footlong, 12-foot-diameter steel penstock that supplies flow to the main 2.7megawatt (MW) S-type Kaplan turbinegenerator unit housed within the 30foot-wide, 100-foot-long concrete powerhouse; (5) a 450-foot-long, 50-footwide tailrace that receives discharges from the main turbine-generator unit; (6) a second intake structure branching off of the right side of the forebay, approximately 35 feet downstream of the headgate structure, that includes: (a) A 4-foot-wide, 4-foot-high head gate; (b) a 9-foot-wide, 20-foot-high trash rack structure with 1.5-inch clear bar spacing that extends from the floor of the headgate structure to approximately 12 E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 236 (Tuesday, December 8, 2020)]
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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 OMB review and comment.

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SUMMARY: EIA 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 the Natural Gas Data 
Collection Program, OMB Control Number 1905-0175. The surveys covered 
by this request include; Form EIA-176 Annual Report of Natural and 
Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition; Form EIA-191 Monthly 
Underground Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA-191L Monthly Liquefied 
Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA-757 Natural Gas Processing Plant 
Survey; Form EIA-857 Monthly Report of Natural Gas Purchases and 
Deliveries to Consumers; Form EIA-910 Monthly Natural Gas Marketer 
Survey; and Form EIA-912 Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. The Natural 
Gas Data Collection Program provides information on natural gas 
production, underground storage, supply, processing, transmission, 
distribution, and consumption by sector within the United States.

DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no 
later than January 7, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for 
the 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Kopalek, U.S. Energy 
Information Administration, telephone (202) 586-4001, or by email at 
[email protected]. The forms and instructions are available on 
EIA's website at www.eia.gov/survey/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains
    (1) OMB No.: 1905-0175;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Natural Gas Data 
Collection Program;
    (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with changes;
    (4) Purpose: The surveys included in the Natural Gas Data 
Collection Program collect information on natural gas underground 
storage, supply, processing, transmission, distribution, consumption by 
sector, and consumer prices. The data collected supports public policy 
analyses and produce estimates of the natural gas industry. The 
statistics generated from these surveys are published on EIA's website, 
http://www.eia.gov, and are used in various EIA information products, 
including the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR), Natural Gas 
Monthly (NGM), Natural Gas Annual (NGA), Monthly Energy Review (MER), 
Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), and 
Annual Energy Review (AER).
    (4a) Changes to Information Collection:

Form EIA-176 Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and 
Disposition

    Form EIA-176 collects data on natural, synthetic, and other 
supplemental gas supplies, their disposition, and certain revenues by 
state. EIA is modifying the survey instructions to include Renewable 
Natural Gas (RNG) producers who inject high-Btu RNG into an interstate 
pipeline, intra-state pipeline, or natural gas distribution company 
system. This excludes on-site and local pipelines that deliver to a 
nearby end-user, such as to a CNG fueling station or power plant. EIA 
is adding this type of RNG producer because these facilities produce 
the equivalent of pipeline-quality natural gas that is not captured 
elsewhere in EIA's production statistics.

Form EIA-191 Monthly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report

    Form EIA-191 collects data on the operations of all active 
underground storage facilities. The name of the survey is changing from 
Monthly Underground Gas Storage Report to Monthly Underground Natural 
Gas Storage Report.

Form EIA-191L Monthly Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Report

    EIA is adding a new survey, Form EIA-191L Monthly Liquefied Natural 
Gas Storage Report to collect natural gas inventory storage data from 
approximately 85 operators of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities. 
These facilities include LNG peakshavers and satellite LNG facilities. 
EIA is specifically excluding marine terminals (due to their high 
variability in stock levels), on-site power plant LNG storage tanks, 
and LNG fueling tanks. Form EIA-191L is a shorter version of Form EIA-
191 and will collect the same natural gas data as Form EIA-191 except 
it will not collect information on base gas, working gas, field type, 
and facility type.

Form EIA-757 Natural Gas Processing Plant Survey

    Form EIA-757 collects information on the capacity, status, and 
operations of natural gas processing plants, and monitors their 
constraints to natural gas supplies during catastrophic events, such as 
hurricanes. Schedule A of Form EIA-757 collects baseline operating and 
capacity information from all respondents on a triennial basis. 
Schedule B is used on an emergency standby basis and is activated 
during natural disasters or other energy disruptive events. Schedule B 
collects data from a sample of respondents in the affected areas. There 
are no changes to Form EIA-757.

Form EIA-857 Monthly Report of Natural Gas Purchases and Deliveries to 
Consumers

    Form EIA-857 collects data on the quantity and cost of natural gas 
delivered to distribution systems and the quantity and revenue of 
natural gas delivered to consumers by end-use sector, on a monthly 
basis by state. There are no changes to this survey.

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Form EIA-910 Monthly Natural Gas Marketer

    Form EIA-910 collects information on natural gas sales from 
marketers in selected states that have active consumer choice programs. 
EIA is increasing the number of respondents to this survey due to the 
increased number of natural gas market participants.

Form EIA-912 Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report

    Form EIA-912 collects information on weekly inventories of natural 
gas in underground storage facilities. EIA is increasing the requested 
burden by 5 additional respondents to accommodate future changes in 
required reporting sample sizes.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,510.
    Form EIA-176 consists of 2,070 respondents;
    Form EIA-191 consists of 145 respondents;
    Form EIA-191L consists of 85 respondents;
    Form EIA-757 Schedule A consists of 600 respondents
    Form EIA-757 Schedule B consists of 20 respondents;
    Form EIA-857 consists of 330 respondents;
    Form EIA-910 consists of 160 respondents;
    Form EIA- 912 consists of 100 respondents.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 16,297.
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 55,296.
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$4,431,421 (55,296 burden hours times $80.14 per hour). EIA estimates 
that respondents will have no additional costs associated with the 
survey other than the burden hours and the maintenance of the 
information as part of the 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 December 2, 2020.
Samson A. Adeshiyan,
Office Director, Office of Statistical Methods & Research, U.S. Energy 
Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-26884 Filed 12-7-20; 8:45 am]
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