Form EIA-886, ``Alternate Fuel Vehicle Suppliers' Annual Report''
Yvonne M. Bishop
Department of Energy
May 23, 1994
[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 98 (Monday, May 23, 1994)] [Unknown Section] [Page 0] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 94-12537] [[Page Unknown]] [Federal Register: May 23, 1994] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Energy Information Administration Form EIA-886, ``Alternate Fuel Vehicle Suppliers' Annual Report'' AGENCY: Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of the proposed new Form EIA-886, ``Alternate Fuel Vehicle Suppliers Annual Report'' and Solicitation of Comments. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: The Energy Information Administration (EIA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden (required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, Public Law 96-511, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), conducts a presurvey consultation program to provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing reporting forms. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden is minimized, reporting forms are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, EIA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed new Form EIA-886, ``Alternate Fuel Vehicle Suppliers' Annual Report''. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 22, 1994. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below of your intention to do so as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Frank Elsen, Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels, EI-523, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 254-5425, FAX (202) 254-5765. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO OBTAIN COPIES OF THE PROPOSED FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Frank Elsen at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background. II. Current Actions. III. Request for Comments. I. Background In order to fulfill its responsibilities under the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-275) and the Department of Energy Organization Act (Pub. L. 95-91), the Energy Information Administration is obliged to carry out a central, comprehensive, and unified energy data and information program. As part of this program, EIA collects, evaluates, assembles, analyzes, and disseminates data and information related to energy resource reserves, production, demand, and technology, and related economic and statistical information relevant to the adequacy of energy resources to meet demands in the near and longer term future for the Nation's economic and social needs. The Form EIA-886 will collect data from Alternate Fuel Vehicle (AFV) suppliers (i.e., Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Conversion Companies) according to the requirements of section 503 (b)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT). The survey will extend to both on-road and off-road, domestically manufactured/converted and imported vehicles. Actual data are requested for the previous calendar year (e.g., 1994); planned data are solicited for the next calendar year (e.g., 1995). II. Current Actions This form is a new, annual data collection effort. This clearance is sought for three years. III. Request for Comments Prospective respondents and other interested parties should comment on the actions discussed in item II. The following general guidelines are provided to assist in the preparation of responses. As a Potential Respondent: A. Are the instructions and definitions clear and sufficient? If not, which instructions require clarification? B. Can the data be submitted using the definitions included in the instructions? C. Can data be submitted in accordance with the response time specified in the instructions? D. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 1 hour per response. How much time, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information, do you estimate it will require you to complete and submit the required form? E. What is the estimated cost of completing this form, including the direct and indirect costs associated with the data collection? Direct costs should include all costs, such as administrative costs, directly attributable to providing this information. F. How can the form be improved? G. Do you know of any other Federal, State, or local agency that collects similar data? If you do, specify the agency, the data element(s), and the means of collection. As a Potential User: A. Can you use data at the levels of detail indicated on the form? B. For what purpose would you use the data? Be specific. C. How could the form be improved to better meet your specific needs? D. Are there alternate sources of data and do you use them? What are their deficiencies and/or strengths? E. For the most part, information is published by EIA in U.S. customary units, e.g., cubic feet of natural gas, short tons of coal, and barrels of oil. Would you prefer to see EIA publish more information in metric units, e.g., cubic meters, metric tons, and kilograms? If yes, please specify what information (e.g., coal production, natural gas consumption, and crude oil imports), the metric unit(s) of measurement preferred, and in which EIA publication(s) you would like to see such information. EIA is also interested in receiving comments from persons regarding their views on the need for the information contained in the ``Alternate Fuel Vehicle Suppliers' Annual Report''. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the form; they also will become a matter of public record. Statutory Authorities: Section 2(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-511), which amended Chapter 35 of Title 44 of the United States Code [See 44 U.S.C. 3506(a) and (c)(1)]. Issued in Washington, DC, May 13, 1994. Yvonne M. Bishop, Director, Statistical Standards, Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 94-12537 Filed 5-20-94; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450-01-P
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