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Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy.


Submission for OMB review; comment request.


The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has submitted the energy information collection listed at the end of this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and reinstatement under section 3506(c) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

The entry contains the following information: (1) The collection numbers and title; (2) a summary of the collection of information, including the sponsor (i.e., the Department of Energy component), current OMB document number (if applicable), type of request (i.e, new, revision, extension, or reinstatement), and response obligation (i.e., mandatory, voluntary, or required to obtain or retain benefits), (3) a description of the need and proposed use of the information; (4) a description of the likely respondents; and (5) an estimate of the total annual reporting burden (i.e., the estimated number of likely respondents times the proposed frequency of response per year times the average hours per response).


Comments must be filed within 30 days of publication of this notice. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments but find it difficult to do so within the time allowed by this notice, you should advise the OMB DOE Desk Officer listed below of your intention to do so as soon as possible. The OMB DOE Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395-7318. (Also, please notify the EIA contact listed below.)


Address comments to the Department of Energy Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 726 Jackson Place N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503. (Comments should also be addressed to the Statistics and Methods Group at the address below.)

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Requests for additional information should be directed to Grace Sutherland, Statistics and Methods Group, (EI-70), Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585-0670. Ms. Sutherland may be contacted by telephone at (202) 287-1712, FAX at (202) 287-1705, or e-mail at

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The energy information collection submitted to OMB for review was:

1. Forms EIA-457 A/G “Residential Energy Consumption Surveys”.

2. Energy Information Administration; OMB Number 1905-0092;. Reinstatement with revisions of currently approved collections; Mandatory.

3. EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) collects basic data necessary to meet EIA's legislative mandates as well as the needs of EIA's public and private customers. Data collected include energy consumption and expenditures and related subjects for the household sector of the U.S. economy during the 2001 calendar year.

4. Individuals, Federal, State, and local Government as well as Business or other for-profit.

5. 2,842 hours (.55 hours per response × .33 responses per year × 15,535 respondents).

Responses per year” is prorated over requested three-year approval period.

Statutory Authority: Section 3506(c) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

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Issued in Washington, D.C., November 28, 2000.

Jay H. Casselberry,

Agency Clearance Officer, Statistics and Methods Group, Energy Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. 00-30768 Filed 12-1-00; 8:45 am]