AGL Resources Inc.; Notice of Petition for Exemption From the Requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, 9530-9531 [E6-2625]

Download as PDF 9530 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2006 / Notices All comments may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the Internet through FERC’s homepage using the eLibrary link. For user assistance, contact FERCOlineSupport@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–585 ‘‘Reporting of Electric Energy Shortages and Contingency Plans under PURPA’’ (OMB No. 1902–0138) is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of section 206 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1979 (PURPA) Pub. L. 95–617, 92 Stat. 3117. Section 206 of PURPA amended the Federal Power Act (FPA) by adding a new subsection (g) to section 202, under which the Commission by rule, was to require each public utility to (1) report to the Commission and appropriate state regulatory authorities of any anticipated shortages of electric energy or capacity which would affect the utility’s capability to serve its wholesale customers; and (2) report to the Commission and any appropriate state regulatory authority contingency plan that would outline what circumstances might give rise to for such occurrences. In FERC Order No. 575 (60 FR 4859, January 25, 1995) the Commission modified the reporting requirements in 18 CFR 294.101(b) to provide that if a public utility includes in its rates schedule provisions that: (a) during electric energy and capacity shortages it will treat firm power wholesale customers without undue discrimination or preference; and (b) it will report any modifications to its contingency plan for accommodating shortages within 15 days to the appropriate state regulatory agency and to the affected wholesale customers, then the utility need not file with the Commission an additional statement of contingency plan for accommodating such shortages. This revision merely changed the reporting mechanism; the public utility’s contingency plan would be located in its filed rate rather than in a separate document. The Commission uses the information to evaluate and formulate appropriate an option for action in the event an unanticipated shortage is reported and/ or materializes. Without this information, the Commission and State agencies would be unable to: (1) Examine and approve or modify utility actions, (2) prepare a response to anticipated disruptions in electric energy and (3) ensure equitable treatment of all public utility customers under the shortage situations. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 294. 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: Number of responses per respondent (2) Number of respondents annually (1) Average burden hours per response (3) 1 73 wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 7 ................................................................................................................................................... Estimated cost burden to respondents is $27,704. (511 hours/2080 hours per year times $112,767 per year average per employee = $ 27,704). The cost per respondent is $3,958. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Feb 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. E6–2624 Filed 2–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours (1)×(2)×(3) 511 hours DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PH06–3–000] AGL Resources Inc.; Notice of Petition for Exemption From the Requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 February 14, 2006. Take notice that on February 8, 2006, AGL Resources Inc. filed a petition seeking, pursuant to 18 CFR 366.4(b)(1), exemption from the requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 pursuant to 18 CFR 366.3(a) or 18 CFR 366.3(b). Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, pursuant to 18 CFR E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2006 / Notices 385.214. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1, 2006. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–2625 Filed 2–23–06; 8:45 am] appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant and all the parties in this proceeding. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on February 27, 2006. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–2616 Filed 2–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. ER02–2001–005, ER03–622– 000, ER02–2338–000, ER04–683–000, ER03– 101–000, ER02–1499–000, ER02–1595–000] [Docket No. EL06–33–000] City of Banning, California; Notice of Filing wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES February 16, 2006. Take notice that on January 5, 2006, the City of Banning, California tendered for filing revisions to its third annual Transmission Revenue Balancing Account Adjustment filing on December 16, 2005. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Feb 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Nora Mead Brownell, and Suedeen G. Kelly; Electric Quarterly Reports; Capital Power, Inc.; Energy Investments Management, Inc.; New Light Energy, LLC; Premier Energy Marketing, LLC; Sprague Energy Corp.; TME Energy Services; Order on Intent To Revoke Market-Based Rate Authority Issued February 17, 2006. 1. Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824d (2000), and 18 CFR part 35 (2005), require, among other things, that all rates, terms, and conditions of jurisdictional services be filed with the Commission. In Order No. 2001, the Commission revised its public utility filing requirements and established a requirement for public utilities, including power marketers, to PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9531 file Electric Quarterly Reports summarizing the contractual terms and conditions in their agreements for all jurisdictional services (including market-based power sales, cost-based power sales, and transmission service) and providing transaction information (including rates) for short-term and long-term power sales during the most recent calendar quarter.1 2. Commission staff review of the Electric Quarterly Report submittals has revealed that a number of public utilities with authority to sell electric power at market-based rates have failed to file their Electric Quarterly Reports through the third quarter of 2005. Thus, this order notifies these public utilities that their market-based rate authorizations will be revoked unless they comply with the Commission’s requirements within 15 days of the date of issuance of this order. 3. In Order No. 2001, the Commission stated that, [i]f a public utility fails to file a[n] Electric Quarterly Report (without an appropriate request for extension), or fails to report an agreement in a report, that public utility may forfeit its market-based rate authority and may be required to file a new application for market-based rate authority if it wishes to resume making sales at market-based rates.[2] 4. The Commission further stated that, [o]nce this rule becomes effective, the requirement to comply with this rule will supersede the conditions in public utilities’ market-based rate authorizations, and failure to comply with the requirements of this rule will subject public utilities to the same consequences they would face for not satisfying the conditions in their rate authorizations, including possible revocation of their authority to make wholesale power sales at market-based rates.[3] 5. Pursuant to these requirements, the Commission has revoked or withdrawn the market-based rate tariffs of several market-based rate sellers that failed to submit their Electric Quarterly Reports.4 Further, the Commission has instituted proceedings under section 206 of the 1 Revised Public Utility Filing Requirements, Order No. 2001, 67 Fed. Reg. 31043, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,127 (April 25, 2002), reh’g denied, Order No. 2001–A, 100 FERC ¶ 61,074, reconsideration and clarification denied, Order No. 2001–B, 100 FERC ¶ 61,342, order directing filings, Order No. 2001–C, 101 FERC ¶ 61,314 (2002). 2 Order No. 2001 at P 222. 3 Id. at P 223. 4 See Electric Quarterly Reports, 107 FERC ¶ 61,310 (2004); Electric Quarterly Reports, 69 FR 57,679 (September 27, 2004); Electric Quarterly Reports, 105 FERC ¶ 61,219 (2003); and Electric Quarterly Reports, 104 FERC ¶ 61,139 (2003). E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 37 (Friday, February 24, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. PH06-3-000]


AGL Resources Inc.; Notice of Petition for Exemption From the 
Requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005

February 14, 2006.
    Take notice that on February 8, 2006, AGL Resources Inc. filed a 
petition seeking, pursuant to 18 CFR 366.4(b)(1), exemption from the 
requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 pursuant 
to 18 CFR 366.3(a) or 18 CFR 366.3(b).
    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must 
file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be 
considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to 
be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the 
proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of 
intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, pursuant to 18 CFR

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385.214. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of 
that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or 
protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve 
motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.
    The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 
interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link at http://
www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an 
original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 
20426.
    This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the 
``eLibrary'' link and is available for review in the Commission's 
Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ``eSubscription'' 
link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail 
notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For 
assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For 
TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1, 2006.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-2625 Filed 2-23-06; 8:45 am]
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