Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-606); Comment Request, 16486-16487 [2013-06064]

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Download as PDF 16486 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Notices No. IC13–7–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web Site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–607: Report on Decision or Action on Request for Federal Authorization. OMB Control No.: 1902–0240. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–607 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–607 information collection requires agencies (Federal agency or officer, or State agency or officer acting pursuant to delegated Federal authority, responsible for a Federal authorization) to submit to the Commission a copy of a decision or action on a request for Federal authorization and an accompanying index to the documents and materials relied on in reaching a conclusion. The Commission authorizes the construction and operation of proposed natural gas projects under Natural Gas Act Sections 3 and 7; however, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over every aspect of each natural gas project. Hence, for a natural gas project to go forward, in addition to Commission approval, several different agencies must typically reach favorable findings regarding other aspects of the project. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) modified FERC’s role in order to better coordinate the activities of the separate agencies with varying responsibilities over proposed natural gas projects. Section 313 of EPAct 2005 1 directs FERC to compile a record of each agency’s decision along with the record of the Commission’s decision. The Commission compiles this record in order to serve as a consolidated record for the purpose of appeal or review (including judicial review). Type of Respondents: Government agencies responsible for issuing authorizations for proposed natural gas projects. Estimate of Annual Burden 2: The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–607—REPORT ON DECISION OR ACTION ON REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) (B) (A) × (B) = (C) (D) (C) × (D) 1 1 1 6 6 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 Amended 15 U.S.C. 717n (Section 15). is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide 2 Burden VerDate Mar<14>2013 17:37 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: March 11, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection, FERC–606 (Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission issued a Notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 76016, 12/26/2012) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC–606 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by April 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB (identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0241) should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $414 [6 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year 3 * $143,540/year 4 = $414] Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 3 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of full-time employment). 4 Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee. [FR Doc. 2013–06059 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC13–6–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–606); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 16487 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Notices Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via telephone at 202–395–4718. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, identified by the Docket No. IC13–6–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web Site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–606: Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information. OMB Control No.: 1902–0241. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–606 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–606 information collection requires agencies (Federal agency or officer, or State agency or officer acting pursuant to delegated Federal authority, responsible for a Federal authorization) responsible for issuing, conditioning, or denying requests for Federal authorizations for a proposed natural gas project to report regarding the status of an authorization request. This reporting requirement is intended to allow agencies to assist the Commission to make better informed decisions in establishing due dates for agencies’ decisions. The Commission authorizes the construction and operation of proposed natural gas projects under NGA Sections 3 and 7. However, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over every aspect of each natural gas project. For a natural gas project to progress the Commission must approve and several different agencies must typically reach favorable findings regarding other aspects of the project. To coordinate better the activities of the separate agencies with varying responsibilities over proposed natural gas projects, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) modified FERC’s role. Section 313 of EPAct 2005 1 directs FERC to establish a schedule for agencies to review requests for federal authorizations required for a project. Type of Respondents: Government agencies responsible for issuing authorizations for proposed natural gas projects. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–606: NOTIFICATION OF REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION AND REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) (B) (A) × (B) = (C) (D) (C) × (D) 1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents 1 1 4 4 1 Amended 15 U.S.C. 717n (Section 15). is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide 2 Burden VerDate Mar<14>2013 17:37 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: March 11, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC Form No. 556, ‘‘Certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility’’ (Form No. 556), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission issued a Notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 77067, 12/31/2012) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC–556 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by April 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $276 [4 hours ÷ 2,080 hours/year 3 * $143,540/year 4 = $276]. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 3 2,080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e., 1 year of full-time employment). 4 Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee. [FR Doc. 2013–06064 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC13–08–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–556); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16486-16487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06064]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC13-6-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-606); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information 
collection, FERC-606 (Notification of Request for Federal Authorization 
and Requests for Further Information), to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any 
interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should 
address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. 
The Commission issued a Notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 76016, 
12/26/2012) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on 
the FERC-606 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by April 15, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB (identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0241) should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory

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Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via 
telephone at 202-395-4718.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, identified by the Docket No. IC13-6-000, by 
either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Web Site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.
    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support 
by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208-3676 
(toll-free), or (202) 502-8659 for TTY.
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by fax at 
(202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FERC-606: Notification of Request for Federal Authorization 
and Requests for Further Information.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0241.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-606 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The FERC-606 information collection requires agencies 
(Federal agency or officer, or State agency or officer acting pursuant 
to delegated Federal authority, responsible for a Federal 
authorization) responsible for issuing, conditioning, or denying 
requests for Federal authorizations for a proposed natural gas project 
to report regarding the status of an authorization request. This 
reporting requirement is intended to allow agencies to assist the 
Commission to make better informed decisions in establishing due dates 
for agencies' decisions. The Commission authorizes the construction and 
operation of proposed natural gas projects under NGA Sections 3 and 7. 
However, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over every aspect of 
each natural gas project. For a natural gas project to progress the 
Commission must approve and several different agencies must typically 
reach favorable findings regarding other aspects of the project. To 
coordinate better the activities of the separate agencies with varying 
responsibilities over proposed natural gas projects, the Energy Policy 
Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) modified FERC's role. Section 313 of EPAct 
2005 \1\ directs FERC to establish a schedule for agencies to review 
requests for federal authorizations required for a project.
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    \1\ Amended 15 U.S.C. 717n (Section 15).
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    Type of Respondents: Government agencies responsible for issuing 
authorizations for proposed natural gas projects.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \2\ Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For 
further explanation of what is included in the information 
collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.

        FERC-606: Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information
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                        Number of responses      Total number of      Average burden hours     Estimated total
Number of respondents      per respondent           responses             per response         annual  burden
(A)                                  (B)          (A) x (B) = (C)                  (D)                      (C)
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                1                      1                      1                      4                      4
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $276 [4 
hours / 2,080 hours/year \3\ * $143,540/year \4\ = $276].
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    \3\ 2,080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e., 1 year of 
full-time employment).
    \4\ Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent 
employee.
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Dated: March 11, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-06064 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P