[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 34519]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14127]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and Request for OMB Review and Comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy (EERE) has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The proposed collection will provide DOE with the information 
necessary to meet its statutory and regulatory obligations under the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.) and the DOE NEPA implementing regulations, which requires EERE to 
perform environmental impact analyses prior to making a decision to 
provide Federal funding for research, development and demonstration 
projects funded by DOE.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
July 17, 2014. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments 
within that period, contact the DOE Desk Officer at OMB of your 
intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer 
may be telephoned at 202-395-4650.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to:

DOE Desk Officer at Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10102, 735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

And to:

Lisa Jorgensen at U.S. Department of Energy, 15013 Denver West Parkway, 
Golden, CO 80401, by fax at (720-356-1790), or by email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the EERE Environmental Questionnaire should be directed to 
Lisa Jorgensen at [email protected]. The EERE Environmental 
Questionnaire also is available for viewing in the Golden Field Office 
Public Reading Room at: http://www.eere.energy.gov/golden/Reading_Room.aspx.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No. New;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Environmental Questionnaire;
    (3) Type of Request: New;
    (4) Purpose: The DOE's EERE provides federal funding through 
federal assistance programs to businesses, industries, universities, 
and other groups for renewable energy and energy efficiency research 
and development and demonstration projects. The National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) requires that an 
environmental analysis be completed for all major federal actions 
significantly affecting the environment including projects entirely or 
partly financed by federal agencies. To effectively perform 
environmental analyses for these projects, the DOE's EERE needs to 
collect project-specific information from federal financial assistance 
awardees. DOE's EERE has developed its Environmental Questionnaire to 
obtain the required information and ensure that its decision-making 
processes are consistent with NEPA as it relates to renewable energy 
and energy efficiency research and development and demonstration 
projects;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 300;
    (6) Average Hours per Response: .5; and
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 150.

    Statutory Authority: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

    Issued in Golden, CO on June 10, 2014.
Robin L. Sweeney,
Environmental Oversight Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-14127 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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