Agency Information Collection Extension, 11991-11992 [2021-04166]

Download as PDF [FR Doc. 2021–04062 Filed 2–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–C DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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 with changes of its Uranium Data Program (UDP), OMB Control Number 1905– 0160. The UDP consists of three surveys. Form EIA–851A Domestic Uranium Production Report (Annual) collects annual data from the U.S. uranium industry on uranium milling and processing, uranium feed sources, uranium mining, employment, drilling, expenditures, and uranium reserves. Form EIA–851Q Domestic Uranium Production Report (Quarterly) collects monthly data on uranium production that is reported on a quarterly basis. Form EIA–858 Uranium Marketing Annual Survey collects annual data from the U.S. uranium market on uranium contracts and deliveries, inventories, enrichment services purchased, uranium in fuel assemblies, feed deliveries to enrichers, and unfilled SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:48 Feb 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 market requirements for the current year and the following ten years. DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no later than March 31, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to 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: If you need additional information, contact Tim Shear, U.S. Energy Information Administration, telephone (202) 586–0503, or by email at Tim.Shear@eia.gov. The forms and instructions are available on EIA’s website at www.eia.gov/survey/changes/ uranium/2020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0160; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Uranium Data Program; (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with changes; (4) Purpose: Uranium Data Program collects data on domestic uranium supply and demand activities, including production, exploration and development, trade, purchases and sales available to the U.S. The users of these data include Congress, Executive Branch agencies, the nuclear and uranium industry, electric power industry, and the public. Form EIA– 851A data are published in EIA’s Domestic Uranium Production Report— PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11991 Annual at http://www.eia.gov/uranium/ production/annual/. Form EIA–851Q data are published in EIA’s Domestic Uranium Production Report—Quarterly at http://www.eia.gov/uranium/ production/quarterly/. Form EIA–858 data are published in EIA’s Uranium Marketing Annual Report at http:// www.eia.gov/uranium/marketing/ and Domestic Uranium Production Report— Annual at http://www.eia.gov/uranium/ production/annual/; (4a) Change to information collection: EIA will no longer protect information reported on Form EIA–851A and EIA– 851Q under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2018 (CIPSEA). Information reported on Form EIA–858 will continue to be protected under CIPSEA. EIA proposes to apply exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to protect information reported on Forms EIA–851A and EIA–851Q except for production data. Production data will be considered public and may be publicly released in an identifiable form. For the past six years, the items ‘‘Respondent and Contact Identification’’, ‘‘Company Name’’, and all of ‘‘Item 1: Facility Information’’ on Forms EIA–851Q and EIA–851A are considered public information and are publicly released in company or individually identifiable form on EIA’s website. Data protection methods will continue to be applied to the statistical information reported on Forms EIA– 851A and EIA–851Q, except for production data. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 EN01MR21.010</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 38 / Monday, March 1, 2021 / Notices 11992 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 38 / Monday, March 1, 2021 / Notices The data protection statement in the instructions to Forms EIA–851A and EIA–851Q will state: The ‘Respondent and Contact Identification’ (Company Name), ‘Item 1: Facility Information’, and production data reported on Form EIA–851Q/A are considered public information and may be released in company identifiable form. Additional information reported on this form may be protected and may not be disclosed to the public to the extent that it satisfies the criteria for exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, the Department of Energy (DOE) regulations, 10 CFR 1004, implementing the FOIA, and the Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. 1905. The Federal Energy Administration Act requires EIA to provide company-specific data to other Federal agencies when requested for official use. The information reported on this form may also be made available, upon request, to another component of the Department of Energy (DOE); to any Committee of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, or other Federal agencies authorized by law to receive such information. A court of competent jurisdiction may obtain this information in response to an order. The information may be used for any non-statistical purposes such as administrative, regulatory, law enforcement, or adjudicatory purposes. Data protection methods are applied to the statistical information reported on Forms EIA–851A and EIA–851Q, except for production data. The reason EIA is proposing this change in the data protection for Forms EIA–851A and EIA–851Q is due to a material change in circumstances that occurred over the past 15 years in the domestic uranium production markets that was unforeseen when EIA initially placed these surveys under CIPSEA protection in 2004. Domestic uranium production has significantly decreased from a recent high of 4,891 thousand pounds U3O8 in 2014 to 174 thousand pounds U3O8 in 2019. Over 90% of the uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors in 2018 and 2019 was from uranium imports of foreign origin. The number of respondents reporting domestic production has steadily declined over the past 15 years as imports of uranium dominate U.S. uranium markets and domestic firms either cease operations or merge with other companies. As fewer respondents contribute to the published aggregates, EIA needs to withhold from publication all of the data at the state and regional level. The practical utility of the information collected is undermined by EIA withholding most of the data it collects on these survey forms. Cognitive research showed that the majority of the respondents to Forms EIA–851A and EIA–851Q are not VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:48 Feb 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 concerned if informed users infer reported values from published statistical aggregates in data tables. The main reason survey respondents provided was that the information reported on Forms EIA–851A and EIA– 851Q is already publicly available. In addition, since 2016, the current instructions to Forms EIA–851A and EIA–851Q have stated the name and address of the respondent are considered public information. The burden hour estimate on Form EIA–858 is increasing from 15 hours to 26 hours. This increase is due to respondent requests and confirmed through industry studies. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 102; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 135; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,769; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA estimates that there are no capital or start-up costs associated with this data collection. The information is maintained during the normal course of business. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $144,438.85 (1,769 burden hours times $81.65 per hour). Other than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs for generating, maintaining, and providing this information. Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b), 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Signed in Washington, DC, on February 23, 2021. Samson A. Adeshiyan, Director, Office of Statistical Methods and Research, U.S. Energy Information Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 38 (Monday, March 1, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11991-11992]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04166]


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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.

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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 with changes of its Uranium 
Data Program (UDP), OMB Control Number 1905-0160. The UDP consists of 
three surveys. Form EIA-851A Domestic Uranium Production Report 
(Annual) collects annual data from the U.S. uranium industry on uranium 
milling and processing, uranium feed sources, uranium mining, 
employment, drilling, expenditures, and uranium reserves. Form EIA-851Q 
Domestic Uranium Production Report (Quarterly) collects monthly data on 
uranium production that is reported on a quarterly basis. Form EIA-858 
Uranium Marketing Annual Survey collects annual data from the U.S. 
uranium market on uranium contracts and deliveries, inventories, 
enrichment services purchased, uranium in fuel assemblies, feed 
deliveries to enrichers, and unfilled market requirements for the 
current year and the following ten years.

DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no 
later than March 31, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of 
publication of this notice to 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: If you need additional information, 
contact Tim Shear, U.S. Energy Information Administration, telephone 
(202) 586-0503, or by email at [email protected]. The forms and 
instructions are available on EIA's website at www.eia.gov/survey/changes/uranium/2020.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1905-0160;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Uranium Data Program;
    (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with changes;
    (4) Purpose: Uranium Data Program collects data on domestic uranium 
supply and demand activities, including production, exploration and 
development, trade, purchases and sales available to the U.S. The users 
of these data include Congress, Executive Branch agencies, the nuclear 
and uranium industry, electric power industry, and the public. Form 
EIA-851A data are published in EIA's Domestic Uranium Production 
Report--Annual at http://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/annual/. Form 
EIA-851Q data are published in EIA's Domestic Uranium Production 
Report--Quarterly at http://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/quarterly/. 
Form EIA-858 data are published in EIA's Uranium Marketing Annual 
Report at http://www.eia.gov/uranium/marketing/ and Domestic Uranium 
Production Report--Annual at http://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/annual/;
    (4a) Change to information collection: EIA will no longer protect 
information reported on Form EIA-851A and EIA-851Q under the 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2018 (CIPSEA). Information reported on Form EIA-858 will continue to be 
protected under CIPSEA.
    EIA proposes to apply exemptions under the Freedom of Information 
Act (FOIA) to protect information reported on Forms EIA-851A and EIA-
851Q except for production data. Production data will be considered 
public and may be publicly released in an identifiable form. For the 
past six years, the items ``Respondent and Contact Identification'', 
``Company Name'', and all of ``Item 1: Facility Information'' on Forms 
EIA-851Q and EIA-851A are considered public information and are 
publicly released in company or individually identifiable form on EIA's 
website. Data protection methods will continue to be applied to the 
statistical information reported on Forms EIA-851A and EIA-851Q, except 
for production data.

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    The data protection statement in the instructions to Forms EIA-851A 
and EIA-851Q will state:

    The `Respondent and Contact Identification' (Company Name), 
`Item 1: Facility Information', and production data reported on Form 
EIA-851Q/A are considered public information and may be released in 
company identifiable form. Additional information reported on this 
form may be protected and may not be disclosed to the public to the 
extent that it satisfies the criteria for exemption under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, the Department of 
Energy (DOE) regulations, 10 CFR 1004, implementing the FOIA, and 
the Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. 1905.
    The Federal Energy Administration Act requires EIA to provide 
company-specific data to other Federal agencies when requested for 
official use. The information reported on this form may also be made 
available, upon request, to another component of the Department of 
Energy (DOE); to any Committee of Congress, the Government 
Accountability Office, or other Federal agencies authorized by law 
to receive such information. A court of competent jurisdiction may 
obtain this information in response to an order. The information may 
be used for any non-statistical purposes such as administrative, 
regulatory, law enforcement, or adjudicatory purposes.
    Data protection methods are applied to the statistical 
information reported on Forms EIA-851A and EIA-851Q, except for 
production data.

    The reason EIA is proposing this change in the data protection for 
Forms EIA-851A and EIA-851Q is due to a material change in 
circumstances that occurred over the past 15 years in the domestic 
uranium production markets that was unforeseen when EIA initially 
placed these surveys under CIPSEA protection in 2004. Domestic uranium 
production has significantly decreased from a recent high of 4,891 
thousand pounds U3O8 in 2014 to 174 thousand pounds U3O8 in 2019. Over 
90% of the uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian 
nuclear power reactors in 2018 and 2019 was from uranium imports of 
foreign origin. The number of respondents reporting domestic production 
has steadily declined over the past 15 years as imports of uranium 
dominate U.S. uranium markets and domestic firms either cease 
operations or merge with other companies. As fewer respondents 
contribute to the published aggregates, EIA needs to withhold from 
publication all of the data at the state and regional level. The 
practical utility of the information collected is undermined by EIA 
withholding most of the data it collects on these survey forms. 
Cognitive research showed that the majority of the respondents to Forms 
EIA-851A and EIA-851Q are not concerned if informed users infer 
reported values from published statistical aggregates in data tables. 
The main reason survey respondents provided was that the information 
reported on Forms EIA-851A and EIA-851Q is already publicly available. 
In addition, since 2016, the current instructions to Forms EIA-851A and 
EIA-851Q have stated the name and address of the respondent are 
considered public information.
    The burden hour estimate on Form EIA-858 is increasing from 15 
hours to 26 hours. This increase is due to respondent requests and 
confirmed through industry studies.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 102;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 135;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,769;
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA 
estimates that there are no capital or start-up costs associated with 
this data collection. The information is maintained during the normal 
course of business. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be 
$144,438.85 (1,769 burden hours times $81.65 per hour). Other than the 
cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs 
for generating, maintaining, and providing this information.

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

    Signed in Washington, DC, on February 23, 2021.
Samson A. Adeshiyan,
Director, Office of Statistical Methods and Research, U.S. Energy 
Information Administration.
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