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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMBReview; Comment Request

AGENCY: Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE).
ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Submission for OMB review; comment request.
SUMMARY: The EIA has submitted the Coal Survey Program 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. 3501et seq.).
DATES: Comments must be filed by March 7, 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.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to 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) is recommended. The mailing address is 726 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503. (A copy of your comments should also be provided to EIA's Statistics and Methods Group at the address below.)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Grace Sutherland. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX ((202) 287-1705) or e-mail (grace.sutherland@eia.doe.gov) is 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.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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-1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6Q, 7A, and 20, “Coal Program Package”.

2. Energy Information Administration.

3. OMB Number 1905-0167.

4. Revision and three-year approval requested—The EIA-3 will add a schedule to collect data from coal synfuel plants on the quantity of coal synfuel distributed or sold by type of end-use consumer and destination state. The EIA-5 will expand transport mode options to include two additional categories: (1) Transport by ship on the Great Lakes and (2) transport by tramway or conveyor. The EIA-6A will add a new consumer type, Coal Synfuel plants for reporting coal distributed to coal synfuel plants. The EIA-7A will collapse two consumer classes: coal mining companies and coal dealers for reporting open market sales since the individual classes are not published; rather they are published as aggregate data.

5. Mandatory.

6. The coal surveys collect data on coal production, consumption, stocks, prices, imports and exports. Data are published in various EIA publications. Respondents are manufacturing plants, producers of coke, purchasers and distributors of coal, coal mining operators, and coal-consuming electric utilities.

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

8. 7,957 hours.

Statutory Authority:

Section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. No. 104-13)(44 U.S.C. 3501et seq.).

Issued in Washington, DC, January 27, 2005. Jay H. Casselberry, Agency Clearance Officer, Statistics and Methods Group, Energy Information Administration.