[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)]
[Page 49460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20334]



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 
intent to request OMB to renew Information Collection Request Title: OE 
Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 for 
an additional four years 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 October 11, 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, 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.; and
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://www.oe.energy.gov/node/11695.

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: Renewal; (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: 13,248; 
(8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$1,035,000 for the first year, $552,000 each subsequent year.

    Authority:  Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 (EISA; Pub. L. 110-140).

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 4, 2011.
Terri T. Lee,
Chief Operating Officer, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2011-20334 Filed 8-9-11; 8:45 am]