DOE Response to Recommendation 2014-1 of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Emergency Preparedness and Response
On September 3, 2014, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board submitted Recommendation 2014-1, concerning Emergency Preparedness and Response, to the Department of Energy. In accordance with section 315(c) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2286d(c), the following represents the Secretary of Energy's response to the Recommendation.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection is in support of a new voluntary partnership program being developed by the Department aimed at making the nation's energy system more resilient to extreme weather and climate change. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 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, 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.