Agency Information Collection Extension

Published date03 May 2024
Record Number2024-09647
Citation89 FR 36802
CourtEnergy Department,Energy Information Administration
SectionNotices
Federal Register, Volume 89 Issue 87 (Friday, May 3, 2024)
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 87 (Friday, May 3, 2024)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 36802-36803]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2024-09647]
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                DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
                Energy Information Administration
                Agency Information Collection Extension
                AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department
                of Energy (DOE).
                ACTION: Notice.
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                SUMMARY: EIA invites public comment on the proposed three-year
                extension, with changes, to the Uranium Data Program (UDP) as required
                under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The UDP consists of three
                surveys: Form EIA-851A Domestic Uranium Production Report (Annual),
                which
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                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 Domestic
                Uranium Production Report (Quarterly), which collects monthly uranium
                production data that is reported on a quarterly basis; and Form EIA-858
                Uranium Marketing Annual Survey, which 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.
                DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no
                later than June 3, 2024. Written comments and recommendations for the
                proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of
                publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find
                this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently under
                30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search
                function.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you need additional information,
                contact Tim Shear, U.S. Energy Information Administration, telephone
                (202) 586-0403, or by email at [email protected]. The forms and
                instructions are available on EIA's website at www.eia.gov/survey/.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request
                contains:
                 (1) OMB No.: 1905-0160;
                 (2) Information Collection Request Title: Uranium Data Program;
                 (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension with change;
                 (4) Purpose: Uranium Data Program (UDP) collects data on domestic
                uranium supply and demand activities, including production, exploration
                and development, trade, purchases and sales available to the U.S. The
                users of these data include Congress, Executive Branch agencies, the
                nuclear and uranium industry, electric power industry, and the public.
                Form EIA-851A data is published in EIA's Domestic Uranium Production
                Report--Annual, at https://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/annual/ .
                Form EIA-851Q data is published in EIA's Domestic Uranium Production
                Report--Quarterly at https://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/quarterly/.
                Form EIA-858 data is published in EIA's Uranium Marketing Annual Report
                at https://www.eia.gov/uranium/marketing/ and Domestic Uranium
                Production Report--Annual at https://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/annual/.
                 (4a) Changes to Information Collection: There is a 6 hour increase
                in the total estimated burden across all three surveys. Due to the
                continued downturn in the uranium landholding/exploration/production
                sectors, EIA-851A had four fewer respondents which reduced the burden
                hours by 20. The addition of one trader/broker on the EIA-858 survey
                will result in 26 additional burden hours. The larger burden estimate
                of the EIA-858 survey (26 burden hours) compared to the EIA-851A survey
                (5 burden hours) results in 26 additional EIA-858 hours against a
                reduction of 20 hours on the EIA-851A survey (4 fewer respondents by 5
                hours per response) for a total net burden gain of six hours across all
                three surveys. The number of respondents for the Form EIA-851A has
                decreased from 30 to 26. The number of respondents for the Form EIA-
                851Q has remained at 11. The number of respondents for the Form EIA-858
                has increased from 61 to 62. Total annual burden hours across all
                uranium surveys will increase slightly from 1,769 hours to 1,775 hours;
                 (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 99;
                 (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 132;
                 (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1775;
                 (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA
                estimates that there are no capital and start-up costs associated with
                this data collection. The information is maintained during the normal
                course of business. The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be
                $161,809 (1,775 burden hours times $91.16 per hour). Other than the
                cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no additional costs
                for generating, maintaining, and providing this information.
                 Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b), 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.
                 Signed in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2024.
                Samson A. Adeshiyan,
                Director, Office of Statistical Methods and Research, U.S. Energy
                Information Administration.
                [FR Doc. 2024-09647 Filed 5-2-24; 8:45 am]
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