[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2012)]
[Page 38791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15984]



Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 

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 enable a user-based evaluation of 
submitted entries to the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Competition (L 
Prize[supreg]) competition. The L Prize competition was authorized to 
encourage development and deployment of highly energy efficient solid-
state lighting products. The proposed collection will assist in 
evaluating the entries in a real-world environment to insure that 
winning products do not exhibit undesirable or poor qualities that are 
not identified from formal laboratory testing by the DOE. These 
undesirable attributes could be a hindrance to sales of the winning 
product and could negatively impact the energy reduction potential of 
the competition. Additionally, the DOE wishes to gauge program success 
by periodically obtaining quantitative data about the effectiveness of 
the promotions and campaigns which are directly tied to L Prize 
winners. The quantitative data will be a survey asking five qualitative 
questions about the occupant's overall satisfaction of the lights. The 
brief assessments will be collected by the site's partner sponsor and 
returned, along with the entrant lamps, to DOE at the conclusion of the 
field assessment.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
July 30, 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

    James R. Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585 or by email at 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Brodrick, U.S. Department of 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585 or by email 
at James.Brodrick@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. New; (2) Information Collection Request Title: 
Bright Tomorrow Lighting Competition (L Prize[supreg]): Field 
Assessment and Post Prize Monitoring; (3) Type of Request: New 
collection; (4) Purpose: The Bright Tomorrow Lighting Competition was 
authorized in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), 
Subtitle E, Section 655, to encourage development and deployment of 
highly energy efficient solid-state lighting (SSL) products to replace 
several of the most common lighting products currently used in the 
United States. Field assessments contribute to the evaluation of L 
Prize entries in a wide range of lighting applications.
    The field assessments evaluate energy use of the installed product, 
the lighting system performance compared to the existing technology, 
and user feedback. The objective of field testing is to obtain 
installation data and user acceptance, in order to evaluate the product 
and determine its potential to be declared a winner. Additionally, DOE 
plans to monitor the impact of the L Prize competition through post-
prize monitoring of incentive programs, educational campaigns, and 
retail promotions. This monitoring will include measuring the number of 
customers reached, bulbs sold, energy savings, and other tangible 
benefits.; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 526; (6) Annual 
Estimated Number of Total Responses: 526; (7) Annual Estimated Number 
of Burden Hours: 115; (8) Response Obligation: Voluntary. (9) Annual 
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

    Statutory Authority:  42 U.S.C. 17243.

    Issued in Washington, DC on June 25, 2012.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
[FR Doc. 2012-15984 Filed 6-28-12; 8:45 am]