Agency Information Collection Extension
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its CIPSEA Confidentiality Pledge Revision, OMB Control Number 1905-0211. The proposed collection will make permanent the modification to the confidentiality pledge that was approved on January 12, 2017, under the emergency clearance under OMB Control Number 1905-0211.
Request for Information (RFI): Review of Draft Version of DOE Energy-Water Nexus State Policy Database
The Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Request for Information (RFI): ``Review of Draft Version of DOE Energy-Water Nexus State Policy Database.'' This RFI seeks review and feedback from stakeholders on the draft version of the DOE Energy-Water Nexus State Policy Database, including over 1,700 state-level water policies that affect energy systems. The database is being developed by DOE's Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (DOE-EPSA). The draft or ``beta'' version of the database is presented as a web tool at http:// energywaterpolicy.org. Categories of policies in the database include surface water rights; groundwater rights; water discharge regulations for power plant cooling water effluent, stormwater, and wastewater from oil and gas production; Underground Injection Control (UIC) program regulations; state water plans; regional watershed commissions; reservoir and river operations; and integrated energy and water policies. The goals of the database are to facilitate improved policy analysis, modeling, visualization, and communication by states, industry, utilities, academia, federal agencies, and other stakeholders.