[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 28 (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 7583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-02844]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Information 
collection extension; notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
intends to extend for three years with the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), Form EIA-851A ``Domestic Uranium Production Report 
(Annual),'' Form EIA-851Q ``Domestic Uranium Production Report 
(Quarterly),'' and Form EIA-858 ``Uranium Marketing Annual Survey.'' 
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.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before April 13, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in 
ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Douglas Bonnar, Operations 
Research Analyst, by fax at 202-586-3045, or by email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Douglas Bonnar, [email protected], http://www.eia.gov/survey/#uranium.

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; 
(4) Purpose: Uranium Data Program is intended to collect high-quality 
statistical data on domestic uranium supply and demand activities, 
including production, exploration and development, trade, and purchases 
and sales available to the U.S. The audience for these data includes 
the Congress, other Executive Branch agencies, the nuclear and uranium 
industry, and the public in general. Form EIA-851A 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. The data collected appear in the 
following EIA publication: Domestic Uranium Production Report--Annual, 
http://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/annual/. Form EIA-851Q collects 
monthly data from the U.S. uranium industry on uranium production and 
sources (mines and other) on a quarterly basis. The data collected 
appear in the following EIA publication: Domestic Uranium Production 
Report--Quarterly, http://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/quarterly/. 
Form EIA-858 collects annual data from the U.S. uranium market on 
uranium contracts, deliveries, inventories, enrichment services 
purchased, uranium use in fuel assemblies, feed deliveries to 
enrichers, and unfilled market requirements. Uranium deliveries, feed 
deliveries to enrichers, and unfilled market requirements are reported 
both for the current reporting year and for the following ten years. 
The data collected appear in the following EIA publications: Uranium 
Marketing Annual Report, http://www.eia.gov/uranium/marketing/ and 
Domestic Uranium Production Report--Annual, http://www.eia.gov/uranium/production/annual/; (4) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: EIA 
is proposing no changes to Forms EIA-851A, EIA-851Q, and EIA-858; (5) 
Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 101; (6) Annual Estimated 
Number of Total Responses: 169; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden 
Hours: 1,227; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost 
Burden: EIA estimates that there are no additional costs to respondents 
associated with the surveys other than the costs associated with the 
burden hours. The information is maintained in the normal course of 
business. The cost of burden hours to the respondents is estimated to 
be $88,307 (1,227 burden hours times $71.97 per hour). Therefore, other 
than the cost of burden hours, EIA estimates that there are no 
additional costs for generating, maintaining and providing the 
information.

    Statutory Authority:  Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93-275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 
772(b).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2015.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-02844 Filed 2-10-15; 8:45 am]
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