Energy Information Administration 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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