Federal Register: December 24, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 247)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-31702
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
Agency Information Collection Extension
DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 23, 2004. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible.
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), intends to extend for three years, an information collection package with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
This package contains: (1) OMB No. 1910- 1400; (2) Package Title: Compliance Statement: Energy/Water Conservation Standards for Appliances; (3) Type of Review: Renewal; (4) Purpose: DOE will collect information from manufacturers to verify that products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act comply with required energy conservation and water conservation standards prior to distributing these products in commerce. DOE will make a determination of compliance by examining manufacturer's compliance statements and certification reports that each basic model meets the applicable energy and water conservation standard as prescribed in section 325 of the Act; (5) Privacy Impact Assessment: Not Applicable; (6) Respondents: 48; (7) Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,347.
Statutory Authority: EPCA mandates the use of uniform energy and
water conservation standards and testing procedures for covered
products. DOE has previously established compliance reporting
requirements in Sec. 430.62 of 10 CFR part 430. The authority for
certification reporting under part 430 is section 326(d) of Part B of Title III of EPCA which states:
``For purposes of carrying out this part, the Secretary may require, under this part [42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq.] or other provision of law administered by the Secretary, each manufacturer of a covered product to submit information or reports to the Secretary with respect to energy efficiency, energy use, or, in the case of showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals, water use of such covered product * * * to ensure compliance with the requirements of this part.'' 42 U.S.C. 6296(d).
Issued in Washington, DC on December 18, 2003.
Sharon A. Evelin,
Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Business and Information Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 0331702 Filed 122303; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Susan L. Frey, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Business and Information Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC 205851290, (301)9033666, or email susan.frey@hqmail.