[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2013)]
[Pages 10613-10614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03438]



Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
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 request to the OMB for reinstatement under the provisions of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. A Federal Register Notice with a 
60-Day comment solicitation period on this information collection was 
published on May 24, 2012, Vol. 77, No. 101, pg. 31000. The information 
collection requests a three-year approval of its Customer Electricity 
Data Access and Control Questionnaire, OMB Control Number 1910-5164. 
The proposed collection will gather and share information about 
customer access to electricity usage data. The information will be 
shared on the DOE-supported OpenEI Web site where consumers can learn 
about the access offered by their electricity provider to energy usage 
data. Visitors to the Web site will also be able to learn about 
measures they can take to use energy more efficiently and economically.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
March 18, 2013. 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 202-395-4650.

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, and to Jamie Vernon by fax at 202-586-9260, or by 
email at Jamie.Vernon@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information or to request a copy 
of the collection instrument contact: Jamie Vernon by fax at 202-586-
9260, or by email at Jamie.Vernon@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910-5164; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: Customer Electricity Data Access and Control Questionnaire; (3) 
Type of Request: Reinstatement; (4) Purpose: The U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 
has developed and launched a new consumer-focused Web site (http://openei.org/utilityaccess) with the capability to map how and what 
electricity use data utilities provide to their customers. An online 
questionnaire device captures and publishes the necessary information 
as a series of web-based maps upon completion by electricity providers. 
Each electric utility has the opportunity to fill out a web-based 
questionnaire that will automatically generate the informational maps. 
Consumers can visit the maps and Web site to learn about data access 
offered by their utility

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and how to use energy more efficiently. Generation of such maps 
requires DOE to collect information from electricity providers about 
data access and sharing services offered to their customers. DOE is 
requesting a 3-year approval to continue to collect and report this 
information using an improved collection instrument. This information 
collection request may be relevant to electric utilities, energy 
management professionals and residential and commercial electricity 
customers; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,261; (6) 
Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 3,261; (7) Annual Estimated 
Number of Burden Hours: 1087; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

    Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974 (FEA Act), as amended, codified at 15 
U.S.C. 772(b) and Section 1301 of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 (EISA), as amended, codified at 42 U.S.C. 

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2013.
Carla Frisch,
Acting Director of Policy and Analysis, Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-03438 Filed 2-13-13; 8:45 am]