Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy November 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

MHK Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum
Document Number: 2017-24698
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice serves to announce that the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) intends to hold a marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum (``Forum'') in Washington, DC from December 5-7, 2017. The purpose of the Forum is to gather the latest information on potential high-priority alternative markets for MHK technologies. In order to gather as much data as possible, the Forum will bring together key representatives from potential high-priority markets, MHK technology developers and academia, along with staff from the Department of Energy and its national laboratories who have conducted some preliminary investigation of potential opportunities. This information will ultimately be used to inform WPTO activities and strategy.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-24180
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget.
Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs
Document Number: 2017-23762
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a revision of a currently approved 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. The information collection requests a revision and three-year extension of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, OMB Control Number 1910-5150. The proposed action will continue the collection of information on the status of financing program activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously. No changes to the collection instrument are being proposed. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the revision of the currently approved 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 pertaining to the approved collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to further enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (d) ways to further minimize the burden regarding the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.