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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 Petroleum Marketing Program package to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a three-year extension 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 November 16, 2006. 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 Sarah Garman, 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 at 202-395-7285 or e-mail to 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 Grace Sutherland. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202-Start Printed Page 61034287-1705) or e-mail ( is also recommended. The mailing address is 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.

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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. Forms EIA-14, 182, 782A/B/C, 821, 856, 863, 877, 878, and 888, “Petroleum Marketing Program”.

2. Energy Information Administration.

3. OMB Number 1905-0174.

4. Three-year extension.

5. Mandatory.

6. EIA's Petroleum Marketing Program 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 costs, sales, prices, and distribution of crude oil and petroleum products. The data are used for analyses, publications, and multi-fuel reports. Respondents are refiners, first purchasers, gas plant operators, resellers/retailers, motor gasoline wholesalers, suppliers, distributors and importers.

7. Business or other for-profit.

8. 121,155 hours.

Earlier in 2006 EIA announced in the Federal Register its plan to discontinue the collection of Forms EIA-182 and EIA-856 due to budget constraints. As subsequently announced in August, EIA will continue collecting the forms temporarily. After EIA's budget for Fiscal Year 2007 is finalized, EIA will make a decision regarding further continuation of those two surveys based on funding availability and EIA priorities.

Please refer to the supporting statement as well as the proposed forms and instructions for more information about the purpose, who must report, when to report, where to submit, the elements to be reported, detailed instructions, provisions for confidentiality, and uses (including possible nonstatistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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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., at 3507(h)(1)).

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Issued in Washington, DC, October 12, 2006.

Jay H. Casselberry,

Agency Clearance Officer, Agency Clearance Officer Energy Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. E6-17182 Filed 10-16-06; 8:45 am]