Proposed Agency Information Collection Regarding the Energy Priorities and Allocations System

Cited as:85 FR 26450
Court:Energy Department
Publication Date:04 May 2020
Record Number:2020-09445
Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 86 (Monday, May 4, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 86 (Monday, May 4, 2020)]
                [Page 26450]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2020-09445]
                DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
                [OE Docket No. EA-409-A]
                Proposed Agency Information Collection Regarding the Energy
                Priorities and Allocations System
                AGENCY: Office of Electricity, Department of Energy.
                ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
                SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a
                proposed extension of a 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.
                DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection
                extension must be received on or before July 6, 2020. If you anticipate
                difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the
                person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible.
                ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Christopher A. Lawrence,
                Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance, Office of
                Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC,
                [email protected].
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or
                copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should
                be directed to Christopher A. Lawrence, U.S. Department of Energy, at
                [email protected] or 202-586-5260.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request
                contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910-5159; (2) Information Collection Request
                Title: Energy Priorities and Allocations System; (3) Type of Request:
                Extension; (4) Purpose: To meet requirements of the Defense Production
                Act (DPA) priorities and allocations authority necessary or appropriate
                to promote the national defense. Data supplied will be used to evaluate
                applicants requesting special priorities assistance to fill a rated
                order issued in accordance with the DPA and DOE's implementing
                regulations. 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. This data will
                also be used to conduct audits and for enforcement purposes. This
                collection will only be used if the Secretary of Energy determines that
                his authority under the DPA is necessary to prevent or address an
                energy shortage or energy reliability concern. The last collection by
                DOE under this authority was in 2001; (5) Annual Estimated Number of
                Respondents: 10, as this collection is addressed to a substantial
                majority of the energy industry; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Burden
                Hours: 32 minutes per response; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and
                Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.
                 Statutory Authority: Defense Production Act of 1950 as amended
                (50 U.S.C. 4501, et seq.); Executive Order 13603.
                Signing Authority
                 This document of the Department of Energy was signed on April 29,
                2020, by Bruce J. Walker, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity,
                pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That
                document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. For
                administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of
                the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal
                Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the
                document in electronic format for publication, as an official document
                of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way
                alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the
                Federal Register.
                 Signed in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2020.
                Treena V. Garrett,
                Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
                [FR Doc. 2020-09445 Filed 5-1-20; 8:45 am]
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