[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 195 (Friday, October 7, 2011)]
[Page 62395]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26061]



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 DOE's 
request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three 
years the emergency Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery 
Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is 
submitting to 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 technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before November 7, 2011. 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:

Matthew Grosso, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy, OE/
Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585 
or by fax at 202-586-5860, or by e-mail at matthew.grosso@hq.doe.gov; 
DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Matthew Grosso at matthew.grosso@hq.doe.gov, or http://energy.gov/oe/technology-development/smart-grid/recovery-act-smart-grid-investment-grants/smart-grid-investment.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910-5149; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants; (3) Type of 
Request: Three-year extension of a prior request; (4) Purpose: To 
collect information on the status of grantee activities, expenditures, 
and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, 
effectively and expeditiously (especially important for Recovery Act 
funds); (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 138; (6) Annual 
Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1,656; (7) Annual Estimated Number 
of Burden Hours: 26,496; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $483,000 for the first year, $138,000 each 
subsequent year.

    Authority: Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act (EISA), Pub. L. 110-140.

    Issued in Washington, DC on October 3, 2011.
Terri T. Lee,
Chief Operating Officer, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2011-26061 Filed 10-6-11; 8:45 am]