[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 58 (Monday, March 26, 2012)]
[Page 17464]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7192]

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Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy, DOE.

ACTION: Notice and Request for OMB Review and Comment.


SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The proposed collection will be used to report the progress of 
participants in the DOE Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) program. The 
Better Buildings Challenge is a presidential leadership initiative 
intended to drive greater energy efficiency in the commercial and 
industrial marketplace to create cost savings and jobs. This will be 
accomplished by highlighting the ways participants overcome market 
barriers and persistent obstacles with replicable, marketplace 
solutions. The program will showcase real solutions and partner with 
industry leaders to better understand policy and technical 
opportunities. President Obama launched the Better Buildings Challenge 
on December 2, 2011.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
April 25, 2012. 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 202-395-4650.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should 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 20503.
    And to Monica Neukomm, 202-586-8177, [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica Neukomm, 202-586-8177, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. {``New''{time} ; (2) Information Collection 
Request Title: Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge 
Information Collection Request; (3) Type of Request: New collection; 
(4) Purpose: The collected information will be used to report the 
progress of participants in the DOE Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) 
program; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 130; (6) Annual 
Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1,714; (7) Annual Estimated Number 
of Burden Hours: 788; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping 
Cost Burden: $0.

    Statutory Authority: Section 421 of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17081); Section 911 of the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005, as amended (42 U.S.C. 16191).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2012.
Maria Tikoff Vargas,
Energy Technology Specialist, Better Buildings Challenge, Office of 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2012-7192 Filed 3-23-12; 8:45 am]