[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 99 (Friday, May 21, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29285-29286]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11522]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; 
comment request.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information 
collection package to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The package requests a three-year 
extension of its Contractor Legal Management Requirements, OMB Control 
Number 1910-5115. This information collection package covers 
information necessary to aid contractors and DOE personnel in making 
determinations regarding the reasonableness of all outside legal costs, 
including the costs of litigation.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
June 21, 2004. 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 OMB Desk Officer of your intention to 
make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be 
telephoned at 202-395-7345.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to:
    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 20503.
    Comments should also be addressed to:

Lorretta D. Bryant, Acting Director, Records Management Division, IM-
11/Germantown Bldg., Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 
20585-1290; or by fax at (301) 903-9061, or by e-mail at 
lorretta.bryant@hq.doe.gov; and to
Anne Broker, GC-12, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Dispute 
Resolution, 1000 Independence

[[Page 29286]]

Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; or by fax at (202) 586-0325, or by 
e-mail at anne.broker@hq.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorretta D. Bryant, Acting Director, 
Records Management Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 
20585-1290, (301)-903-2164, or e-mail lorretta.bryant@hq.doe.gov. Also 
notify Anne Broker, GC-12, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Dispute 
Resolution, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 or by 
e-mail at anne.broker@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This package contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910-
5115; (2) Package Title: Contractor Legal Management Requirements; (3) 
Purpose: The collection of this information continues to be necessary 
to provide a basis for DOE decisions on requests, from applicable 
contractors, for reimbursement of litigation and other legal expenses; 
(4) Estimated Number of Respondents: 33; (5) Estimated Total Burden 
Hours: The burden hours for this collection are estimated to be 
approximately 465 to 570 hours on an annual basis. This estimate is 
based on the estimate that the preparation of the initial plan is 15-30 
hours and that no more than 20% of the 33 contractors will need to 
submit a legal management plan in any given year. The estimate for the 
total also includes an estimate of the approximately 10 hours for an 
annual budgetary update, which would be submitted by all contractors; 
(6) Number of Collections: The package contains 1 information and/or 
recordkeeping requirement.

    Statutory Authority: These requirements are promulgated under 
authority in section 161 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 
2201; the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7101, et 
seq.; and the National Nuclear Security Administration Act, 50 
U.S.C. 2401, et seq.

    Issued in Washington, DC on May 14, 2004.
Lorretta D. Bryant,
Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-11522 Filed 5-20-04; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P