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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Document Number: 2017-23872
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend with no changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Form EIA-851A Domestic Uranium Production Report (Annual), Form EIA-851Q Domestic Uranium Production Report (Quarterly), and Form EIA-858 Uranium Marketing Annual Survey. Form EIA-851A 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 collects monthly data from the U.S. uranium industry on uranium production and sources (mines and other) on a quarterly basis. Form EIA-858 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-23398
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA has submitted an information collection request to OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension with changes of its Natural Gas Data Collection Program, under OMB Control No. 1905- 0175. The proposed collection will provide information on the supply and disposition of natural gas within the United States.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-22802
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA intends to extend with changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' under OMB Control No. 1905-0210. As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, this generic clearance enables EIA to collect customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with our commitment to ensure that our programs are effective, meet our customers' needs, and receive feedback on improving service delivery to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension
Document Number: 2017-22801
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend without changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Form EIA-111, Quarterly Electricity Imports and Exports Report. Form EIA-111 collects U.S. electricity import and export data for the purpose of measuring the flow of electricity into and out of the United States from Canada and Mexico.
Agency Information Collection Extension, With Changes
Document Number: 2017-21076
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The information collection requests a three-year extension of Form EIA-914 Monthly Crude Oil and Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report, OMB Control Number 1905-0205. This survey collects monthly state level data by well operator on crude oil and natural gas production within the United States. These data are used by EIA to estimate state, regional, and U.S. crude oil and natural gas production.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-17255
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend (with changes) for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Form OE-417 Electric Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report, OMB Control Number 1901-0288. Form OE-417 enables the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to monitor emergencies and significant incidents that affect U.S. electric power systems. The information gathered allows DOE to conduct post-incident reviews examining significant interruptions of electric power or threats to the national electric system.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-15846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend (with changes) for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Form GC-859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey, OMB Control Number 1901-0287. Form GC-859 Nuclear Fuel Data Survey collects data on spent nuclear fuel from all utilities that operate commercial nuclear reactors and from all others that possess irradiated fuel from commercial nuclear reactors. Comments are invited on: 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; 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension With Changes
Document Number: 2017-15845
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA has submitted an information collection request to OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension with changes of its Petroleum Marketing Program, OMB Control Number 1905-0174. The Petroleum Marketing Program collects and publishes data on the nature, structure, and efficiency of petroleum markets at national, regional, and state levels. Through integration of the program's ten surveys, EIA monitors petroleum volumes and prices as the commodity moves through various stages such as the importation of raw material, physical and financial transfer of material off extraction sites, refinement to finished products, transfer/distribution from refiners to retail outlets, and sales to ultimate consumers.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-10632
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Coal Markets Reporting System, OMB Control Number 1905-0167. The surveys encompassed by this request are a fundamental source of data on the Nation's coal production and disposition.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-08742
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend with changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the surveys in the Natural Gas Data Collection Program Package under OMB Control No. 1905-0175. This program provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas within the United States. The surveys covered by this information collection request include:
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-06501
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to recertify the information collection request for Form EIA- 914 ``Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report'' with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). EIA is requesting a three year extension to this form with changes and to solicit comments from the public.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-06527
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to submit an information collection request for the Petroleum Marketing Program, OMB Control Number 1905-0174, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). EIA is requesting a three-year extension to the program and soliciting comments on the proposed changes to Form EIA-182, Form EIA-863, Form EIA-878, Form EIA-888, and Form EIA-877. No changes are proposed for the remaining survey forms that comprise the Petroleum Marketing Program.
CIPSEA Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice
Document Number: 2017-03971
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The U.S. Energy Information Administration invites public comment on the recent revisions that have been made to the confidentiality pledge it provides to its respondents. These revisions became effective upon publication of an emergency Federal Register notice that announced EIA's revised confidentiality pledge that it provides to its respondents under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act. These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 which permit and require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
CIPSEA Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice
Document Number: 2016-31974
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA is announcing revisions to the confidentiality pledge(s) it provides to its respondents under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act. These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 which permit and require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2016-22310
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to submit an information collection request for the Coal Markets Reporting System, OMB Control Number 1905-0167, with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed revisions and requests a three-year extension to Forms:
Agency Information Collection Extension With Changes
Document Number: 2016-11911
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, intends to extend for 3 years, with changes, the following forms: Form EIA-63B, ``Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report,'' Form EIA-411, ``Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report,'' Form EIA-826, ``Monthly Electric Utility Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions,'' (discontinued form to be replaced by Form EIA-861M), Form EIA-860, ``Annual Electric Generator Report,'' Form EIA-860M, ``Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report,'' Form EIA-861, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report,'' Form EIA-861S, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report (Short Form),'' Form EIA-861M, ``Monthly Electric Power Industry Report'' (replaces Form EIA-826), Form EIA-923, ``Power Plant Operations Report,'' and Form EIA-930, ``Balancing Authority Operations Report.'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2016-11070
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, OMB Control Number 1905-0165. The proposed collection will produce data used in statistical analytical reports as well as forecasts produced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Reports and forecasts are essential to accomplish the agency's mission to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interactions with the economy and the environment. Users of the data include government officials, industry and financial analysts, and the public. EIA proposes one change to Form EIA-812, Form EIA-813, and Form EIA-803 and no other changes to:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2016-02800
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, EIA has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery''' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2016-01645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA invites public comment on the proposed collection of information, EIA-882T, ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research'' that 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: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2015-32721
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Form FE-746R, ``Natural Gas Imports and Exports.'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2015-24417
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension, without change, of its Form EIA-886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, OMB Control Number 1905-0191. The proposed collection will gather information on the number and type of alternative fueled vehicles (AFVs) and other advanced technology vehicles that vehicle suppliers made available in the previous calendar year and plan to make available in the following calendar year; the number, type and geographic distribution of AFVs in use in the previous calendar year; and the amount and distribution of each type of alternative transportation fuel (ATF) consumed in the previous calendar year.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-23136
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA invites public comment on the proposed three-year extension of the following Oil and Gas Reserves System Survey Forms that EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Revision of Form EIA-23L, Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Field Level Report; extension without changes of Form EIA-64A, Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids Production; and continued suspension of Form EIA-23S, Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Summary Level Report. 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2015-15628
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 required that DOE enter into Standard Contracts with all generators or owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin. EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, Form NWPA-830G, ``Appendix G-Standard Remittance Advice for Payment of Fees (including Annex A to Appendix G),'' with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Form NWPA-830G is part of the Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste. Generators and owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin paid fees into the nuclear waste fund based on net electricity generated and sold as defined in the Standard Contract. In November 2013, a federal appeals court ruled that DOE must cease collection of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Fee. DOE determined that, effective May 16, 2014, the fee is reduced from 1.0 Mil per kilowatt- hour ($1 per megawatt-hour) to 0.0 Mil per kilowatt-hour ($0 per megawatt-hour), ultimately reducing to zero the quarterly collection of fees from domestic generators of nuclear electricity. However, through its Office of the General Counsel, DOE has directed EIA to continue activities associated with the collection and verification of net electricity generation data and estimation of the spent nuclear fuel disposal fees that would otherwise accrue from this generation. 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-11550
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA has submitted the Forms EIA-457A, C, D, E, F and G, ``2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and reinstatement under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection is a periodic series of surveys of households and their energy suppliers with the purpose of collecting and reporting energy characteristics, consumption, and expenditures data of homes in the United States.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2015-06095
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years the Form EIA-886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2015-02844
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Form EIA-851A ``Domestic Uranium Production Report (Annual),'' Form EIA-851Q ``Domestic Uranium Production Report (Quarterly),'' and Form EIA-858 ``Uranium Marketing Annual Survey.'' 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-30744
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed reinstatement of the Forms EIA-457A, C, D, E, F, and G, ``2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey.'' 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-30708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA invites public comment on the proposed collection of information, Form EIA-63C, Densified Biomass Fuel Report, 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 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. When submitting comments regarding the reporting burden or costs of reporting this information, describe in detail any start-up costs you expect to incur such as new software, processes, or training. If you claim that you may incur start-up costs in reporting this requested information, describe how your current record keeping practices differ from the information to be collected on the proposed Form EIA-63C.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2014-12008
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Form EIA-846, ``Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey.'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2014-10352
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA intends to revise and extend for three years, Form EIA-914 ``Monthly Natural Gas Production Report,'' with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The revisions include increasing the number of states for which natural gas production will be collected. Gas production has increased dramatically in a few of the states outside the current EIA-914 statesfor example, Pennsylvania and Colorado, both of which now out-produce two of the original EIA-914 areas, New Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. Much of Colorado's new production is coalbed methane, while Pennsylvania's production is largely from the Marcellus shale formation. While production from unconventional sources has risen, production from more traditional formations has declined, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico and New Mexico, as the emphasis on oil production has increased. Pennsylvania and Colorado are representative of quite a few states that have demonstrated recent, large production increases. Thus, EIA considers it important to expand the number of states for which natural gas production data are collected. Additionally, EIA also proposes to add the collection of crude oil and lease condensate production data at the state level. Oil production in the United States has grown recently and, in some cases, dramatically after a long, gradual decline. However, tight formations have fueled a recent reversal of this trend. As recently as April 2005 North Dakota was the tenth-largest producer of crude oil in the United States with less than 2 percent of U.S. production, but due to developments in the Bakken formation, is now the third-largest producer and accounted for slightly more than 12 percent of U.S. production in November 2013. Similarly, Texas production, which declined for many years, dramatically increased over the last two years as the projects in the Eagle Ford formation came on-line and ramped up. Increased production from tight formations have more than offset natural declines in the Gulf of Mexico, California, Alaska, and elsewhere so that exporting U.S. oil production has become a seriously discussed topic. Further, EIA proposes to collect state-level crude oil and lease condensate production by API gravity category. We think that it's important to collect oil production by API gravity to inform the growing discussion about exporting crude oil. Proponents of exporting argue that there are large amounts of light crude oil presently produced in the United States, too much for U.S. refineries to process. Opponents of exporting argue that there is far less light crude oil being produced. Thus, collecting crude oil production by API gravity categories will inform the debate. The categories have not been determined yet. We expect that the final set of categories will include ``unknown,'' but we don't expect much production reported for this category. Lastly, EIA plans to explore the possibility of collecting sulfur content of U.S. crude oil and lease condensate production (either at the state level, or national level). Categories of sulfur content will be determined once the availability of these data becomes known. Comments are invited on the following issues: (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) whether the proposed collection of crude oil and lease condensate by API gravity category is consistent with industry record-keeping practices, as well as general comments on potential respondents' ability to provide such information, (c) whether the potential respondents are able to provide a measure of the sulfur content by state, (d) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (e) 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2013-20978
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the Coal Markets Reporting System. 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2013-10028
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of Form FE-746R, ``Natural Gas Imports and Exports,'' OMB Control Number 1901-0294. The proposed collection will support DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) in the collection of critical information on U.S. natural gas trade. Data collected include name of importer/exporter; country of origin/destination; international point of entry/exit; name of supplier; volume; price; transporters; U.S. geographic market(s) served; and duration of supply contract on a monthly basis. The data, published in Natural Gas Imports and Exports, are used to monitor North American gas trade, and to support various market and regulatory analyses performed by FE.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06149
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) for review and reinstatement of the Form DOE-887, ``DOE Customer Surveys,'' OMB Control Number 1901-0302, which expired on December 31, 2012. Form DOE- 877 will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-05632
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted the Financial Reporting EIA-28 Survey package to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Financial Reporting System, Form EIA-28 collects data used to analyze the energy industry's competitive environment as well as energy industry resource development, supply distribution, and profitability issues. This is a request to conduct a comprehensive voluntary evaluation of an existing data collection to inform a future redesign of the EIA-28. This future redesign will measure upstream oil and gas costs for exploration and production for U.S. companies' foreign and domestic operations. In order to successfully inform this redesign, EIA will assess the feasibility of collecting and measuring upstream oil and gas costs for exploration and production for U.S. energy companies' foreign and domestic operations. EIA will work to identify the policy goals and data needs of its stakeholders with respect to the collection and measurement of upstream oil and gas costs. The goal of this evaluation is to collect enough data to successfully inform the future redesign of the EIA-28.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2013-05157
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the OMB under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for a proposed reinstatement and three-year approval to the Form GC-859, ``Nuclear Fuel Data Survey'' (formerly Form RW-859) OMB Control Number 1901-0287. Form RW-859 was previously used to collect data for reference year 2002 and was discontinued in 2009. The form designation has been changed to reflect the transfer of functions from the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW) to the DOE Office of the General Counsel (GC). The form is being reinstated to collect data as of June 30, 2013. In addition to reinstating the Nuclear Fuel Data Survey form as Form GC-859 survey, EIA is also proposing to modify the structure and content of the form from Form RW-859. Most of the data reported on Form GC-859 was previously collected by its predecessor form and will be provided to respondents so that they may update their historical data. Some data requirements from previous surveys have been eliminated and replaced by new data required by various stakeholders and data users.
Agency Information Collection Extension With Changes
Document Number: 2013-05152
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, intends to extend for 3 years, with changes, the following forms: Form EIA-63B, ``Annual Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report,'' Form EIA-411, ``Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report,'' Form EIA-826, ``Monthly Electric Utility Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions,'' Form EIA-860, ``Annual Electric Generator Report,'' Form EIA-860M, ``Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report,'' Form EIA-861, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report,'' Form EIA-861S, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report (Short Form),'' and Form EIA-923, ``Power Plant Operations Report.'' In addition, EIA proposes to create the following new form: Form EIA-930, ``Balancing Authority Operations Report.'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2013-04714
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA has submitted, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an information collection request to the OMB for a three-year extension, with changes, of its Oil and Gas Reserves System Surveys (OGRS) forms (OMB 1905-0057): Form EIA-23L, Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Field Level Report Form EIA-23S, Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Summary Level Report Form EIA-64A, Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids Production
Notice of Change to the Publication of Natural Gas Wellhead Prices
Document Number: 2012-29232
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA is announcing the discontinuation of the natural gas wellhead price series. Beginning in January 2013, EIA will discontinue publishing wellhead prices, and will begin publishing a natural gas spot price at the Henry Hub and an NGL composite spot price at Mont Belvieu. Comments are invited on the proposed change. Please provide a description of your current use of the wellhead price data if applicable.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2012-23239
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, proposes to extend without changes for three years the Form DOE-887, ``DOE Customer Surveys'' with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-22833
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2012-19103
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its information collection, EIA-882T, ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research.'' The proposed collection will utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to pretest questionnaires and validate EIA survey forms data quality, including conducting pretest surveys, pilot surveys, respondent debriefings, cognitive interviews, usability interviews, and focus groups.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2012-8182
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for 3 years the petroleum marketing survey forms listed below with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
Solicitation of Comments on a Proposed Change to the Disclosure Limitation Policy for Information Reported on Form EIA-819 “Monthly Oxygenate Report”
Document Number: 2012-5102
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA is requesting comments on a proposal to change the data protection policy for information reported on fuel ethanol production capacity, (both nameplate and maximum sustainable capacity) and make this information publicly available. The data protection policy for all other information reported on Form EIA-819 ``Monthly Oxygenate Report'' will remain the same.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29187
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed 3-year extension of EIA Form EIA-914 Monthly Natural Gas Production Report.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-22682
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted the Energy Information Administration's Natural Gas Data Collection Program Package collections to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for revision and a three-year extension under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-20401
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed new Form EIA- 111, ``Quarterly Electricity Imports and Exports Report.'' This new form would supersede the existing Form OE-781R, ``Monthly Electricity Imports and Exports Report''. The Form OE-781R is currently suspended and would be terminated with the implementation of the proposed Form EIA-111.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10977
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed three-year extension to the EIA-22M, ``Monthly Biodiesel Production Survey.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-4622
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed revision and 3- year extension of the surveys in the Natural Gas Data Collection Program Package. The surveys covered by this request include: Form EIA-176, ``Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition'' EIA-191M, ``Monthly Underground Gas Storage Report'' EIA-191A, ``Annual Underground Gas Storage Report'' EIA-757, ``Natural Gas Processing Plant Survey'' EIA-857, ``Monthly Report of Natural Gas Purchases and Deliveries to Consumers'' EIA-895, ``Annual Quantity and Value of Natural Gas Production Report'' EIA-910M, ``Monthly Natural Gas Marketer Survey'' and EIA- 910A, Annual Natural Gas Marketer Survey'' EIA-912, ``Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission For OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-4617
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted the Coal Program Package to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a three-year extension under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-23115
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted the forms EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,'' EIA-63B, ``Annual Photovoltaic Module/Cell Manufacturers Survey,'' and the EIA-902, ``Annual Geothermal Heat Pump Manufacturers Survey,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a three-year extension under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104- 13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).