Proposed Agency Information Collection
The EIA invites public comment on the comprehensive evaluation of an existing data collection, the Financial Reporting System, EIA-28, which EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper evaluation of this form, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information that will occur as a result of this evaluation, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a reinstatement for a three- year approval of the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), Forms EIA871A through J, OMB Control Number 1905-0145. The proposed collection will collect baseline data on energy consumption and expenditures in commercial buildings and on the energy- related characteristics of those buildings. To obtain this information, interviews are conducted for a sample of commercial buildings representing the 50 States and the District of Columbia. For buildings in the survey, data are collected on the types, amount and cost of energy consumed in the building, how the energy is used, structural characteristics of the buildings, activities conducted inside the buildings that relate to energy use, building ownership and occupancy, energy conservation measures, and energy-using equipment. For those buildings that cannot provide energy consumption data for the building, the data will be obtained in a follow-up survey from the suppliers of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and/or district heat to the building, after receiving permission from the building owner, manager or tenant.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-500 & FERC-505); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collections, Application for License/ Relicense for Water Projects with Greater than 5 Megawatt Capacity (FERC-500) and Application for License/Relicense for Water Projects with 5 Megawatt or Less Capacity (FERC-505).
Transition of DOE-ID Public Reading Room
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(a) of the Freedom of Information Act and in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1004.3(a)-(c), notice is hereby given that the Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office Public Reading Room has been relocated to the INL Research Library at 1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, beginning September 1, 2012. Access to documents will also be electronically accessible through the World Wide Web. For direction in accessing documents electronically through the World Wide Web, please refer to the Idaho Operations FOIA Web site: http://www.id.doe.gov/foia/FrequentlyReqDoc.htm. Many current and legacy documents are also commercially available through the U.S. Department of Commerce National Technical Information Service www.ntis.gov.
Western Area Power Administration; Grapevine Canyon Wind Project Record of Decision (DOE/EIS-0427)
Western Area Power Administration (Western) received a request from Foresight Flying M, LLC (Foresight) to interconnect its proposed Grapevine Canyon Wind Project (Project) to Western's Glen Canyon- Pinnacle Peak No. 1 and No. 2 transmission lines. The Project would be located about 28 miles south and east of Flagstaff, in Coconino County, Arizona. On June 8, 2012, the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Grapevine Canyon Wind Project was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 34041). After considering the environmental impacts, Western has decided to allow Foresight's request for interconnection to Western's transmission system on its Glen Canyon-Pinnacle Peak transmission lines and to construct, own, and operate a new switchyard to accommodate the interconnection.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System
The Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy, confirmed and approved, on an interim basis new rate schedules SOCO-1-E, SOCO-2-E, SOCO-3-E, SOCO-4-E, ALA-1-N, MISS-1-N, Duke-1-E, Duke-2-E, Duke-3-E, Duke-4-E, Santee-1-E, Santee-2-E, Santee-3-E, Santee-4-E, SCE-G-1-E, SCE-G-2-E, SCE&G-3-E, SCE&G-4-E, Pump-1-A, Pump-2, Replacement-1, and Regulation-1. These rate schedules are applicable to Southeastern power sold to existing preference customers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The rate schedules are approved on an interim basis through September 30, 2017, and are subject to confirmation and approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on a final basis.