[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)]
[Page 4269]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01493]



Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a 
proposed 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. 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 

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before March 28, 2016. 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 Cynthia Anderson 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 Cynthia Anderson by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No.: New; (2) Information Collection Request Title: 
Energy and Jobs Survey; (3) Type of Request: New; (4) Purpose: The 
rapidly changing nature of energy production, distribution, and 
consumption throughout the U.S. economy is having a dramatic impact on 
job creation and economic competitiveness, but is inadequately 
understood and, in some sectors, incompletely measured. The new Energy 
and Jobs Survey will collect data from businesses in in-scope 
industries, quantifying and qualifying employment among energy 
activities, workforce demographics and the industry's perception on the 
difficulty of recruiting qualified workers. The data will be used to 
generate an annual Energy and Jobs Report; (5) Annual Estimated Number 
of Respondents: 30,000; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 
10,000; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,908.4; (8) 
Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 0.

    Statutory Authority:  Sec. 301 of the Department of Energy 
Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151); sec. 5 of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 764); and sec. 103 of the 
Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5813).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2016.
Cynthia V. Anderson,
Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-01493 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]