[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 233 (Friday, December 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75859-75860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30658]


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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 and request for OMB review and comment.

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SUMMARY: EIA has submitted an information collection request to OMB for 
extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
The information collection requests a three-year extension of its 
Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level 
Radioactive Waste, OMB Control Number 1901-0260. The proposed 
collection will extend Form NWPA-830G, ``Appendix G--Standard 
Remittance Advice for Payment of Fees (including Annex A to Appendix 
G), which is part of the Standard Contract. Although DOE has ceased 
collection of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Fee, it has (through its 
Office of the General Counsel) directed EIA to continue activities 
associated with the collection and verification of net electricity 
generation data and estimation of the spent nuclear fuel disposal fees 
that would otherwise accrue from this generation.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before January 4, 2016. If you anticipate that you will 
be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the 
period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk 
Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as 
possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202-395-4718.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC

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20503 and to Marta Gospodarczyk, Office of Electricity, Coal, Nuclear, 
and Renewables Analysis, EI-34, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, 
Ms. Gospodarczyk may be contacted by telephone at 202-586-0527 or email 
([email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Ms. 
Gospodarczyk at the address listed above. The Form NWPA-830G, 
``Appendix G--Standard Remittance Advice for Payment of Fees,'' may 
also be viewed here: http://www.eia.gov/survey/form/nwpa_830g/proposed/appendix_g.pdf, and Annex A to Appendix G here: http://www.eia.gov/survey/form/nwpa_830g/proposed/annex_a_appendix_g.pdf.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1901-0260;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Standard Contract for 
Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste;
    (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension;
    (4) Purpose: The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (15 
U.S.C. 761 et seq.) and the DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et 
seq.) require EIA to carry out a centralized, comprehensive, and 
unified energy information program. This program collects, evaluates, 
assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information on energy resource 
reserves, production, demand, technology, and related economic and 
statistical information. This information is used to assess the 
adequacy of energy resources to meet near and longer term domestic 
demands.
    EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), provides the general public and 
other federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of 
energy information conducted by or in conjunction with EIA. Also, EIA 
will later seek approval for this collection by OMB under Section 
3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) 
required that DOE enter into Standard Contracts with all generators or 
owners of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste of 
domestic origin. Form NWPA-830G, ``Appendix G--Standard Remittance 
Advice for Payment of Fees,'' including Annex A to Appendix G, is an 
Appendix to this Standard Contract. Appendix G and Annex A to Appendix 
G are commonly referred to as Remittance Advice (RA) forms. RA forms 
must be submitted quarterly by generators and owners of spent nuclear 
fuel and high-level radioactive waste of domestic origin who signed the 
Standard Contract. Appendix G is designed to serve as the source 
document for entries into DOE accounting records to transmit data to 
DOE concerning payment of fees into the Nuclear Waste Fund for spent 
nuclear fuel and high-level waste disposal. Annex A to Appendix G is 
used to provide data on the amount of net electricity generated and 
sold, upon which these fees are based.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 100;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 400;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,000;
    (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 $143,940 
($71.97 per hour x 2,000 hours). 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: Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (15 
U.S.C. 761 et seq.); DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.); and 
Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2015.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-30658 Filed 12-3-15; 8:45 am]
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