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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE).


Agency information collection activities: submission for OMB review; comment request.


The 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 a three-year extension with revisions under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).


Comments must be filed by August 10, 2005. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments but find it difficult to do so within that period, you should contact the OMB Desk Officer for DOE listed below as soon as possible.


Send comments to John Asalone, OMB Desk Officer for DOE, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202-395-7285) or e-mail ( is recommended. The mailing address is 726 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503. The OMB DOE Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395-4650. (A copy of your comments should also be provided to EIA's Statistics and Methods Group at the address below.)

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Requests for additional information should be directed to Kara Norman. To ensure timely receipt of any comments sent to EIA, submission by FAX (202-287-1705) or e-mail ( is recommended. Kara Norman's mailing address is Statistics and Methods Group (EI-70), Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585-0670. Kara Norman may be contacted by telephone at (202) 287-1902.

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This section contains the following information about the energy information collection submitted to OMB for review: (1) The collection numbers and title; (2) the sponsor (i.e., the Department of Energy component); (3) the current OMB docket number (if applicable); (4) the type of request (i.e., new, revision, extension, or reinstatement); (5) response obligation (i.e., mandatory, voluntary, or required to obtain or retain benefits); (6) a description of the need for and proposed use of the information; (7) a categorical description of the likely respondents; and (8) 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).

1. Form OE-417, “Electric Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report”.

2. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability/OE.

3. OMB Number 1901-0288.

4. Revision and three-year approval requested.

5. Mandatory.

6. Form OE-417 collects information on electric emergency incidents and disturbances for DOE's use in fulfilling its overall national security and other energy management responsibilities. The information will also be used by DOE for analytical purposes. All electric utilities, including those that operate Control Area Operator functions and Reliability Authority functions, will be required to supply information when an incident or disturbance meets a reporting threshold.

Since the pre-survey consultation notice was published, the program will request respondents to report outages that affect 50,000 customers or more. This was a revision based on public Start Printed Page 39763comments that claimed a reduction to report outages that affect 25,000 customers or more would be too burdensome.

7. Business or other for-profit; State, local or tribal government.

8. 4,322 hours.

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Statutory Authority: Section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

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Issued in Washington, DC, June 21, 2005.

Jay H. Casselberry,

Agency Clearance Officer, Energy Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. 05-13543 Filed 7-8-05; 8:45 am]