Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
EIA proposes the following changes to several Petroleum Supply Reporting System surveys: (1) Move to site level weekly reporting of all bulk terminal activity on an expanded version of Form EIA-805, "Weekly Bulk Terminal and Blender Report;" (2) discontinue weekly reporting on Form EIA-801, "Weekly Bulk Terminal Report;" (3) discontinue reporting the maximum sustainable fuel ethanol capacity on Form EIA-819, "Monthly Oxygenate Report;" (4) include the Form EIA-22M in the PSRS data collection, (5) change the data protections for specific data elements on Forms EIA-810, EIA-819 and EIA-22M and publicly release these data elements in identifiable form (a) monthly atmospheric crude oil distillation reported on Form EIA-810, "Monthly Refinery Report;" (b) ethanol nameplate
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The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-275, 15 U.S.C. 761 et seq.) and the DOE Organization Act (Pub. L. 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) require the EIA to carry out a centralized, comprehensive, and unified energy information program. This program collects, evaluates, assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information on energy resource reserves, production, demand, technology, and related economic and statistical information. This information is used to assess the adequacy of energy resources to meet near and longer-term domestic demands. Furthermore, Section 1508 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) (42 U.S.C. § 7135(m)) requires the EIA to conduct a survey that collects the quantity of renewable fuels produced, blended, imported, and demanded as well as market price data on a monthly basis. Form EIA-22M collects these data in order to fulfill this mandate.
Weekly petroleum and biofuels supply surveys (Forms EIA-800, 802, 803, 804, 805, and 809) are used to gather data on petroleum refinery operations, blending, biofuels production, inventory levels, and imports of crude oil, petroleum products, and biofuels from a sample of operating companies. Data from weekly surveys appear in EIA reports including the following:
Monthly petroleum and biofuels supply surveys (Forms EIA-810, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 819, and 22M) are used to gather data on petroleum refinery operations, blending, biofuels production, natural gas plant liquids production, inventory levels, imports, inter-regional movements, and storage capacity for crude oil, petroleum products, and biofuels. Crude oil production data and petroleum and biofuels export data from the U.S. Census Bureau are integrated with data from EIA petroleum supply surveys to create a comprehensive statistical view of U.S. petroleum supplies that is unavailable from any other source.
Monthly petroleum and biofuels supply surveys support weekly surveys by providing a complete set of in-scope petroleum and biofuels supply data from which weekly survey samples are drawn. In addition, monthly surveys include data elements that are not collected on weekly reports such as production of natural gas plant liquids and refinery processing gain. Data from monthly petroleum and biofuels supply surveys appear in EIA reports, including the following:
These monthly survey data provide input for reports in the EIA State Energy Data System and included as U.S. data submitted to the International Energy Agency.
Form EIA-820, “Annual Refinery Report,” provides plant-level data on refinery capacities as well as national and regional data on fuels consumed by refineries, natural gas consumed as hydrogen feedstock, and crude oil receipts by method of transportation for operating and idle petroleum refineries (including new refineries under construction) and refineries shutdown
EIA proposes to discontinue Form EIA-801 “Weekly Bulk Terminal Report” and collect that same information by adding data elements to Form EIA-805, “Weekly Bulk Terminal and Blender Report,” so that Form EIA-805 will be used to collect bulk terminal inventory data that were collected on Form EIA-801 as well as gasoline and other blending operations data. The following are proposed modifications to Form EIA-805:
• Add stocks of total natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) and liquefied refinery gases (LRG)
• Add stocks of propane and propylene (a subset of total NGPL and LRG)
• Add stocks of nonfuel propylene (a subset of propane/propylene stocks)
• Add stocks of residual fuel oil
• Add stocks of unfinished oils
• Add stocks of products currently listed on Form EIA-805 including:
EIA also proposes to change the data protection policy regarding monthly atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity reported on Form EIA-810, “Monthly Refinery Report,” to no longer protect monthly atmospheric crude oil distillation reported on Form EIA-810 because atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity data is reported annually on Form EIA-820 and has been publicly released in identifiable form for over twenty years.
In addition, EIA proposes to discontinue collection of maximum sustainable fuel ethanol production capacity and change the data protection policy on Form EIA-819 to treat all information reported on fuel ethanol nameplate production capacity on Form EIA-819 as public information and release this information on EIA's Web site. The proposed policy change is consistent with past EIA practices and will improve the utility of the data by permitting comparisons of the growth in capacity at the state level over the past twenty years. Also, this type of information is currently publicly available from other exogenous sources through the Internet.
Also, EIA proposes to include the Form EIA-22M in the PSRS data collection and treat all information reported on biodiesel production capacity on Form EIA-22M as public information that may be released on EIA's Web site. Information on biodiesel production capacities by plant is currently publicly available from the National Biodiesel Board Web site at
This change also provides a consistent policy for biodiesel production capacity data, oil refinery capacity, and fuel ethanol production capacity.
Finally, EIA proposes to further modify the data protection policy for monthly biodiesel production data reported on Form EIA-22M by not applying any disclosure limitation methodology to the published statistical aggregates for quantities of biodiesel production and ending stocks at the Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) level. The change in data protection policy for production and stocks of biodiesel is necessary, as EIA has incorporated biodiesel production and stocks in petroleum supply and disposition balance tables (with data for the U.S. and PADDs) published in the
EIA-800: 141 Respondents; EIA-802: 51 Respondents; EIA-803: 57 Respondents; EIA-804, 104 Respondents; EIA-805, 750 Respondents; EIA-809, 142 Respondents;
EIA-22M: 150 Respondents; EIA-810: 153 Respondents; EIA-812: 80 Respondents; EIA-813: 167 Respondents; EIA-814: 391 Respondents; EIA-815: 1,476 Respondents; EIA-816: 451 Respondents; EIA-817: 34 Respondents; EIA-819: 203 Respondents;
EIA-820: 148 Respondents.
Total respondents for Petroleum Supply Reporting System: 4,491 respondents. (Many respondents report on multiple surveys and are counted for each survey they report. For example, the 104 respondents on the weekly Form EIA-804 are also included as a subset of the 391 respondents reporting on the monthly Form EIA-814, so that the two surveys contribute a total of 495 respondents.);
EIA-800: 7,332 Responses; EIA-802: 2,652 Responses; EIA-803:2,964 Responses; EIA-804: 5,408 Responses; EIA-805: 39,000 Responses; EIA-809: 7,384 Responses;
EIA-22M: 1,800 Responses; EIA-810: 1,800 Responses; EIA-812: 960 Responses; EIA-813: 2,004 Responses; EIA-814: 4,692 Responses; EIA-815: 17,712 Responses; EIA-816: 5,412 Responses; EIA-817: 408 Responses; EIA-819: 2,436 Responses;
EIA-820: 144 Responses.
Total annual responses for the Petroleum Supply Reporting System: 102,108 responses;
EIA-800: 11,585 hours; EIA-802: 2,519 hours; EIA-803: 1,482 hours; EIA-804: 9,464 hours; EIA-805: 62,400 hours; EIA-809: 7,384 hours;
EIA-22M: 5,400 hours; EIA-810: 9,360 hours; EIA-812: 3,360 hours; EIA-813: 4,008 hours; EIA-814: 11,965 hours; EIA-815: 74,390 hours; EIA-816: 5,141 hours; EIA-817: 918 hours; EIA-819: 3,898 hours;
EIA-820: 288 hours;
Total annual response burden for the Petroleum Supply Reporting System: 213,562 hours;
(8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: EIA estimates that there are not any additional costs to respondents associated with the surveys other than the costs associated with the burden hours.
Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, P.L. 93-275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b), and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 95-91, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.