Form EIA-412 collects accounting, plant statistics, and transmission data from various electric industry entities in the United States. The data from this report appear in the following EIA publications: Financial Statistics of Major U.S. Publicly Owned Electric Utilities and Electric PowerAnnual. The data collected on this form are used to monitor the current status and trends of the electric power industry and to evaluate the future of the industry.
The plant statistics data (Schedule 9) are to be completed by each municipality, political subdivision, State, Federal, and unregulated entity operating/owning plants with a nameplate capacity of 10 megawatts or larger.
The transmission data (Schedules 10 and 11) are to be completed by each municipality, political subdivision, State, Federal, and generation and transmission cooperative owning transmission lines having a nominal voltage of 132 kilovolts or greater.
The timely submission of Form EIA-412 by those required to report is mandatory under Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (FEAA) (Public Law 93 275), as amended. Failure to respond may result in a penalty of not more than $2,750 per day for each civil violation, or a fine of not more than $5,000 per day for each criminal violation. The government may bring a civil action to prohibit reporting violations, which may result in a temporary restraining order or a preliminary or permanent injunction without bond. In such civil action, the court may also issue mandatory injunctions commanding any person to comply with these reporting requirements. Title 18 U.S.C. 1001 makes it a criminal offense for any person knowingly and willingly to make to any Agency or Department of the United States any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements as to any matter within its jurisdiction.
METHOD OF FILING RESPONSE Submit your data electronically over the Internet using our web-based form. Log on to https://elecidc.eia.doe.gov/
Web-based Survey Information EIA uses security protocols to protect the information against unauthorized access during transmission. Facsimile and e-mail transmissions (including files attached to e-mail messages) travel over ordinary telephone lines and are not considered secure electronic methods of transmitting survey data.
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If you are having a problem with the web-based form, please try to resolve the problem by reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located at the above Internet location. If the answer to your question is not in the FAQ, then contact the EIA-412 Survey Manager or our CNEAF Help Center at 202 586-9595.
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The EIA’s provisions for confidentiality of the data elements are as follows:
The EIA is required to provide company-specific data to the Department of Justice, or to any other Federal Agency when requested for official use, which may include enforcement of Federal law. The information may also be made available, upon request, to another component of the Department of Energy (DOE); to any Committee of Congress; the General Accounting Office; or to Congressional agencies authorized by law to receive such information. A court of competent jurisdiction may obtain this information in response to an order.
The information will be kept confidential and not disclosed to the public to the extent that it satisfies the criteria for exemption in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §552, the DOE regulations 10 C.F.R. §1004.11, implementing the FOIA, and the Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. §1905.
Upon receipt of a request for this information under the FOIA, the DOE shall make a final determination whether the information is exempt from disclosure in accordance with the procedures and criteria provided in the regulations. Respondents may be asked for additional information on how release of the designated confidential information would be likely to cause substantial competitive harm. The respondents are encouraged to provide a letter with their submission of data that explains (on an element-by-element basis) the reasons why the confidential information would be likely to cause the respondent substantial competitive harm if released to the public. The letter would be kept on file to respond to requests for the information under the FOIA. A new justification is not needed each time information is submitted on an EIA form if the justification has not changed.
The information contained on this form relating to Schedule 9, lines 9 through 34, for unregulated entities will be kept confidential and not disclosed to the public to the extent that it satisfies the criteria for exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §552, the DOE Regulations, 10 C.F.R. §1004.11, implementing the FOIA, and the Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C., §1905. The data reported on the Form EIA-412 not specifically stated in this section as confidential are not considered to be confidential.