Energy Information Administration March 6, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.