Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension, 3064-3065 [E6-551]

Download as PDF 3064 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2006 / Notices downward or the Department may request the SEA to return funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these data are subject to audit and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered in the audit process, the Department may seek recovery of overpayments for the applicable programs. If an SEA submits revised data after September 5, 2006, the data also may be too late to be included in the final NCES published dataset. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. 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ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection and request for comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is soliciting public comment on the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Jan 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 specific aspects of the information collection described below. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due March 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Copies of sample filings of the proposed collection of information can be obtained from the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docsfilings/elibrary.asp) or from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Attn: Michael Miller, Office of the Executive Director Officer, ED–34, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those parties filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For paper filing, the original and 14 copies of such comments should be submitted to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and refer to Docket No. IC06–716–000. Documents filed electronically via the Internet must be prepared in WordPerfect, MS Word, Portable Document Format, or ASCII format. To file the document, access the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov and click on ‘‘Make an Efiling’’, and then follow the instructions for each screen. First time users will have to establish a user name and password. The Commission will send an automatic acknowledgement to the sender’s e-mail address upon receipt of comments. All comments may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the Internet through FERC’s homepage using the eLibrary link. For user assistance, contact FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208–3676 or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 502–8415, by fax at (202) 273–0873, and by e-mail at michael.miller@ferc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information collected under the requirements of FERC–716 ‘‘Good Faith Request for Transmission Service and Response by Transmitting Utility Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act’’ (OMB No. 1902– 0170) is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 211 and 213 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) as amended and added by the Energy Policy Act 1992. The information is not filed with the Commission, however, the request and PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 response may be analyzed as a part of a section 211 proceeding. This collection of information covers the information that must be contained in the request and in the response. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 amended section 211 of the FPA and expanded the Commission’s authority to order transmission service. Under the revised section 211, the Commission may order transmission services if it finds that such action would be in the public interest, would not unreasonably impair the continued reliability of electric systems affected by the order, and would meet the requirements of amended section 211 of the FPA. The Commission’s policy statement in Public Law 93–3, Policy Statement Regarding Good Faith Requests for Transmission Services and Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act, as amended, implemented a data exchange between a transmission requester and a transmitting utility prior to the submission of section 211 request with the Commission. Components of the data exchange are identified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 18 CFR 2.20. The general policy sets forth standards by which the Commission determines whether and when a valid good faith request for transmission has been made under section 211 of the FPA. In developing the standards, the Commission sought to encourage an open exchange of information with a reasonable degree of specificity and completeness between the party requesting transmission services and the transmitting utility. As a result, twelve components of a good faith estimate are identified under 18 CFR 2.20. Information in the data exchange is not filed as noted above with the Commission, unless negotiations between the transmission requestor and the transmitting utility have not been successful and the transmission requestor files a section 211 request (FERC–716A, 1902–0168) with the Commission. The request and response may be analyzed by the Commission as part of the section 211 proceeding. Action: The Commission is requesting a three-year extension of the current expiration date, with no changes to the existing collection of data. Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated as: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 3065 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2006 / Notices Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours (1) (2) (3) (1)×(2)×(3) 8 ................................................................................................................................................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Number of respondents annually 1 800 800 Estimated cost burden to respondents is $5,421. (800 hours/2080 hours per year times $112,767 per year average per employee = $43,372). The cost per respondent is $5,421.00. The reporting burden includes the total time, effort, or financial resources expended to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information including: (1) Reviewing instructions; (2) developing, acquiring, installing, and utilizing technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, verifying, processing, maintaining, disclosing and providing information; (3) adjusting the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; (4) training personnel to respond to a collection of information; (5) searching data sources; (6) completing and reviewing the collection of information; and (7) transmitting, or otherwise disclosing the information. The estimate of cost for respondents is based upon salaries for professional and clerical support, as well as direct and indirect overhead costs. Direct costs include all costs directly attributable to providing this information, such as administrative costs and the cost for information technology. Indirect or overhead costs are costs incurred by an organization in support of its mission. These costs apply to activities which benefit the whole organization rather than any one particular function or activity. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed 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 of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Jan 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–551 Filed 1–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC06–716A–000; FERC–716A] Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension January 11, 2006. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. No. 104–13), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described below. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due March 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Copies of sample filings of the proposed collection of information can be obtained from the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docsfilings/elibrary.asp) or from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Attn: Michael Miller, Office of the Executive Director, ED–34, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those parties filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For paper filing, the original and 14 copies of such comments should be submitted to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and refer to Docket No. IC06–716A–000. Documents filed electronically via the Internet must be prepared in WordPerfect, MS Word, Portable Document Format, or ASCII format. To file the document, access the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov and click on ‘‘Make an Efiling’’, and then follow the instructions for each screen. First time users will have to establish a user name and password. The Commission will send an automatic acknowledgement to the sender’s e-mail address upon receipt of comments. All comments may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the Internet through FERC’s homepage using the eLibrary link. For user assistance, contact FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 502–8415, by fax at (202) 273–0873, and by e-mail at michael.miller@ferc.gov. The information collected under the requirements of FERC–716A ‘‘Application for Transmission Services Under Section 211 of the Federal Power Act’’ (OMB No. 1902–0168) is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 211 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 16 U.S.C. (824) as amended by the Energy Policy Act 1992 (Pub. L. 102–486) 106 Stat. 2776. Under section 211, the Commission may order transmission services if it finds that such action would be in the public interest and would not unreasonably impair the continued reliability of systems affected by the order. Section 211 allows any electric utility, Federal power marketing agency or any other person generating electric energy for sale or resale to apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for an order and notify the affected parties. The Commission uses the information to carry out its responsibilities under Part II of the Federal Power Act. The requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR Part 36. Action: The Commission is requesting a three-year extension of the current expiration date, with no changes to the existing collection of data. Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated as: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 12 (Thursday, January 19, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC06-716-000; FERC-716]


Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed 
Collection; Comment Request; Extension

January 11, 2006.
AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection and request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(a) 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is soliciting public comment 
on the specific aspects of the information collection described below.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due March 10, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Copies of sample filings of the proposed collection of 
information can be obtained from the Commission's Web site (http://
www.ferc.gov/docs-filings/elibrary.asp) or from the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, Attn: Michael Miller, Office of the Executive 
Director Officer, ED-34, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. 
Comments may be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those 
parties filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For 
paper filing, the original and 14 copies of such comments should be 
submitted to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and refer to 
Docket No. IC06-716-000.
    Documents filed electronically via the Internet must be prepared in 
WordPerfect, MS Word, Portable Document Format, or ASCII format. To 
file the document, access the Commission's Web site at http://
www.ferc.gov and click on ``Make an E-filing'', and then follow the 
instructions for each screen. First time users will have to establish a 
user name and password. The Commission will send an automatic 
acknowledgement to the sender's e-mail address upon receipt of 
comments.
    All comments may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the 
Internet through FERC's homepage using the eLibrary link. For user 
assistance, contact FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 
208-3676 or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Miller may be reached by 
telephone at (202) 502-8415, by fax at (202) 273-0873, and by e-mail at 
michael.miller@ferc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information collected under the 
requirements of FERC-716 ``Good Faith Request for Transmission Service 
and Response by Transmitting Utility Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) 
of the Federal Power Act'' (OMB No. 1902-0170) is used by the 
Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 211 and 
213 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) as amended and added by the Energy 
Policy Act 1992. The information is not filed with the Commission, 
however, the request and response may be analyzed as a part of a 
section 211 proceeding. This collection of information covers the 
information that must be contained in the request and in the response.
    The Energy Policy Act of 1992 amended section 211 of the FPA and 
expanded the Commission's authority to order transmission service. 
Under the revised section 211, the Commission may order transmission 
services if it finds that such action would be in the public interest, 
would not unreasonably impair the continued reliability of electric 
systems affected by the order, and would meet the requirements of 
amended section 211 of the FPA.
    The Commission's policy statement in Public Law 93-3, Policy 
Statement Regarding Good Faith Requests for Transmission Services and 
Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of 
the Federal Power Act, as amended, implemented a data exchange between 
a transmission requester and a transmitting utility prior to the 
submission of section 211 request with the Commission. Components of 
the data exchange are identified in the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), 18 CFR 2.20. The general policy sets forth standards by which 
the Commission determines whether and when a valid good faith request 
for transmission has been made under section 211 of the FPA. In 
developing the standards, the Commission sought to encourage an open 
exchange of information with a reasonable degree of specificity and 
completeness between the party requesting transmission services and the 
transmitting utility. As a result, twelve components of a good faith 
estimate are identified under 18 CFR 2.20.
    Information in the data exchange is not filed as noted above with 
the Commission, unless negotiations between the transmission requestor 
and the transmitting utility have not been successful and the 
transmission requestor files a section 211 request (FERC-716A, 1902-
0168) with the Commission. The request and response may be analyzed by 
the Commission as part of the section 211 proceeding.
    Action: The Commission is requesting a three-year extension of the 
current expiration date, with no changes to the existing collection of 
data.
    Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection is 
estimated as:

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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                Number of respondents annually                  responses per      hours per       Total annual
                                                                  respondent        response       burden hours
(1)                                                                       (2)              (3)      (1)x(2)x(3)
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8............................................................               1              800              800
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    Estimated cost burden to respondents is $5,421. (800 hours/2080 
hours per year times $112,767 per year average per employee = $43,372). 
The cost per respondent is $5,421.00.
    The reporting burden includes the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide 
the information including: (1) Reviewing instructions; (2) developing, 
acquiring, installing, and utilizing technology and systems for the 
purposes of collecting, validating, verifying, processing, maintaining, 
disclosing and providing information; (3) adjusting the existing ways 
to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
(4) training personnel to respond to a collection of information; (5) 
searching data sources; (6) completing and reviewing the collection of 
information; and (7) transmitting, or otherwise disclosing the 
information.
    The estimate of cost for respondents is based upon salaries for 
professional and clerical support, as well as direct and indirect 
overhead costs. Direct costs include all costs directly attributable to 
providing this information, such as administrative costs and the cost 
for information technology. Indirect or overhead costs are costs 
incurred by an organization in support of its mission. These costs 
apply to activities which benefit the whole organization rather than 
any one particular function or activity.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed 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 of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology e.g. permitting electronic submission of 
responses.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-551 Filed 1-18-06; 8:45 am]
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