Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-914); Comment Request; Extension, 31342-31344 [2012-12700]

Download as PDF 31342 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES copy is to be filed directly with Joelle K. Ogg, General Counsel, DC Energy, LLC, 8065 Leesburg Pike, Sixth Floor, Vienna, VA 22182 and with Andrea Wolfman, Esq., Alston & Bird LLP, 950 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20004. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and if a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ node/11845 or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) at 202–586–5260, or by email to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov. Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On April 19, 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA–321, EA–322, EA–323, EA–324 and EA–325, authorizing the Emera Subsidiaries to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as power marketers for a five-year term. The current export authorities in Order No EA–321, EA– 322, EA–323, EA–324 and EA–325 expired on April 19, 2012. On April 19, Issued in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2012, Emera filed five separate 2012. applications with DOE for renewal of Brian Mills, those authorities for an additional fiveyear term. Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of In its application, Emera states that Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. the subsidiaries do ‘‘not own or control [FR Doc. 2012–12761 Filed 5–24–12; 8:45 am] any electric power generation or BILLING CODE 6450–01–P transmission facilities and does not have a franchised electric power service area.’’ Emera states that the electric DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY power proposed to be exported to Canada will be purchased from electric [OE Docket No. EA–321–A, EA–322–A, EA– utilities and federal power marketing 323–A, EA–324–A and EA–325–A] agencies pursuant to voluntary Application To Export Electric Energy; agreements and will be surplus to the Emera Energy Services Subsidiaries system needs of the entities selling the power to Emera. AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery The existing international and Energy Reliability, DOE. transmission facilities to be utilized by ACTION: Notice of application. Emera have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant SUMMARY: Five power marketing to Executive Order 10485, as amended, subsidiaries of Emera Incorporated and are appropriate for open access (Emera) have applied separately to transmission by third parties. renew its authority to transmit electric Procedural Matters: Any person energy from the United States to Canada desiring to be heard in this proceeding pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal should file a comment or protest to the Power Act (FPA). application at the address provided DATES: Comments, protests, or motions above. Protests should be filed in to intervene must be submitted on or accordance with Rule 211 of the FERC before June 25, 2012. Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to motions to intervene should be become a party to these proceedings addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, should file a motion to intervene at the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy above address in accordance with FERC Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. Rule 214 (385.214). Five copies of such Department of Energy, 1000 comments, protests, or motions to Independence Avenue SW, Washington, intervene should be sent to the address DC 20585–0350. Because of delays in provided above on or before the date handling conventional mail, it is listed above. Comments on the Emera applications recommended that documents be to export electric energy to Canada transmitted by overnight mail, by should be clearly marked with OE electronic mail to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or by Docket No. 321–A, EA–322–A, EA–323– A, EA–324–A or EA–325–A. An facsimile to 202–586–8008. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 May 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 additional copy is to be sent to Will Szubielski, Emera Energy Inc., 1223 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S8 and with Bonnie A. Suchman, Esq., Troutman Sanders LLP, 401 9th St. NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and if a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ node/11845 or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2012. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2012–12762 Filed 5–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC12–14–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–914); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, Cogeneration and Small Power Production—Tariff Filings. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC12–14–000) 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 31343 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2012 / Notices 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/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–914, Cogeneration and Small Power Production—Tariff Filings. OMB Control No.: 1902–0231. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–914 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: Section 205(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) requires that every public utility have all of its jurisdictional rates and tariffs on file with the Commission and make them available for public inspection, within such time and in such form as the Commission may designate. Section 205(d) of the FPA requires that every public utility must provide notice to the Commission and the public of any changes to its jurisdictional rates and tariffs, file such changes with the Commission, and make them available for public inspection, in such manner as directed by the Commission. In addition, FPA section 206 requires the Commission, upon complaint or its own motion, to modify existing rates or services that are found to be unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential. FPA section 207 requires the Commission upon complaint by a state commission and a finding of insufficient interstate service, to order the rendering of adequate interstate service by public utilities, the rates for which would be filed in accordance with FPA sections 205 and 206. In Orders Nos. 671 and 671–A,1 the Commission revised its regulations that govern qualifying small power production and cogeneration facilities. Among other things, the Commission eliminated certain exemptions from rate regulation that were previously available to qualifying facilities (QFs). New qualifying facilities may need to make tariff filings if they do not meet the new exemption requirements. FERC implemented the Congressional mandate of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) to establish criteria for new qualifying cogeneration facilities by: (1) Amending the exemptions available to qualifying facilities from the FPA and from PUHCA [resulting in the burden imposed by FERC–914, the subject of this statement]; (2) ensuring that these facilities are using their thermal output in a productive and beneficial manner; that the electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical output of new qualifying cogeneration facilities is used fundamentally for industrial, commercial, residential or industrial purposes; and there is continuing progress in the development of efficient electric energy generating technology; (3) amending the FERC Form 556 2 to reflect the criteria for new qualifying cogeneration facilities; and (4) eliminating ownership limitations for qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities. The Commission satisfied the statutory mandate and its continuing obligation to review its policies encouraging cogeneration and small power production, energy conservation, efficient use of facilities and resources by electric utilities and equitable rates for energy customers. Type of Respondents: New qualifying facilities and small power producers that do not meet Commission exemption criteria. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–914 (IC12–14–000): COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION—TARIFF FILINGS 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) 100 100 100 100 1 1 3 1 100 100 300 100 183 230 6 3 18,300 23,000 1,800 300 Total .............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FPA Section 205 filings ....................................................... Electric Quarterly Reports (initial) ........................................ Electric Quarterly Reports (later) ......................................... Change of Status ................................................................. N/A N/A 600 N/A 43,400 The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $2,995,016 [43,400 hours ÷ 2,080 4 hours/year = 20.86538 * $143,540/year 5 = $2,995,016]. 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. 1 Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order No. 671, 71 FR 7852 (2/15/2006), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,203 (2006); and Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order 671–A, 71 FR 30585 (5/30/2006), in Docket No. RM05–36. 2 The FERC–556 is cleared separately as OMB Control No. 1902–0075 and is not a subject of this notice. 3 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. 4 2080 hours/year = 40 hours/week * 52 weeks/ year. 5 Average annual salary per employee in 2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 May 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 31344 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2012 / Notices Dated: May 18, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–12700 Filed 5–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14377–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Grand Valley Irrigation Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption. b. Project No.: 14377–000. c. Date filed: March 26, 2012. d. Applicant: Grand Valley Irrigation District. e. Name of Project: Dividers Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed Dividers Hydroelectric Project would be located on the Grand Valley Irrigation Canal where the Mainline canal splits into the Highline and the Lower Mainline in Mesa County, Colorado. The land on which all the project structures is owned by the applicant. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Charlie Guenther, Grand Valley Irrigation Company, 688 26 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506, phone (970) 242–2762. i. FERC Contact: Kelly Houff, (202) 502–6393, Kelly.Houff@ferc.gov. j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe specified in 18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is shortened to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments filed in response to comments submitted by any resource agency, Indian tribe, or person, must be filed VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 May 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 with the Commission within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/efiling.asp. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, it must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. l. Description of Project: The Dividers Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) An intake pipe approximately 110 feet in length; (2) a powerhouse containing one proposed generating unit with an installed capacity of 185 kilowatts; (3) a discharge pipe approximately 25 feet in length; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates the project would have an average annual generation of 770 megawatt-hours. m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, P–14377, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h above. n. Development Application—Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. o. Notice of Intent—A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 an unequivocal statement of intent to submit a competing development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. p. Protests or Motions to Intervene— Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. q. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the original and seven copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC12-14-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-914); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the 
currently approved information collection, Cogeneration and Small Power 
Production--Tariff Filings.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC12-14-
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.

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    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, telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC-914, Cogeneration and Small 
Power Production--Tariff Filings.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0231.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-914 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: Section 205(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) requires 
that every public utility have all of its jurisdictional rates and 
tariffs on file with the Commission and make them available for public 
inspection, within such time and in such form as the Commission may 
designate. Section 205(d) of the FPA requires that every public utility 
must provide notice to the Commission and the public of any changes to 
its jurisdictional rates and tariffs, file such changes with the 
Commission, and make them available for public inspection, in such 
manner as directed by the Commission. In addition, FPA section 206 
requires the Commission, upon complaint or its own motion, to modify 
existing rates or services that are found to be unjust, unreasonable, 
unduly discriminatory or preferential. FPA section 207 requires the 
Commission upon complaint by a state commission and a finding of 
insufficient interstate service, to order the rendering of adequate 
interstate service by public utilities, the rates for which would be 
filed in accordance with FPA sections 205 and 206.
    In Orders Nos. 671 and 671-A,\1\ the Commission revised its 
regulations that govern qualifying small power production and 
cogeneration facilities. Among other things, the Commission eliminated 
certain exemptions from rate regulation that were previously available 
to qualifying facilities (QFs). New qualifying facilities may need to 
make tariff filings if they do not meet the new exemption requirements.
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    \1\ Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and 
Cogeneration Facilities, Order No. 671, 71 FR 7852 (2/15/2006), FERC 
Stats. & Regs. ] 31,203 (2006); and Revised Regulations Governing 
Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order 671-A, 71 
FR 30585 (5/30/2006), in Docket No. RM05-36.
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    FERC implemented the Congressional mandate of the Energy Policy Act 
of 2005 (EPAct 2005) to establish criteria for new qualifying 
cogeneration facilities by: (1) Amending the exemptions available to 
qualifying facilities from the FPA and from PUHCA [resulting in the 
burden imposed by FERC-914, the subject of this statement]; (2) 
ensuring that these facilities are using their thermal output in a 
productive and beneficial manner; that the electrical, thermal, 
chemical and mechanical output of new qualifying cogeneration 
facilities is used fundamentally for industrial, commercial, 
residential or industrial purposes; and there is continuing progress in 
the development of efficient electric energy generating technology; (3) 
amending the FERC Form 556 \2\ to reflect the criteria for new 
qualifying cogeneration facilities; and (4) eliminating ownership 
limitations for qualifying cogeneration and small power production 
facilities. The Commission satisfied the statutory mandate and its 
continuing obligation to review its policies encouraging cogeneration 
and small power production, energy conservation, efficient use of 
facilities and resources by electric utilities and equitable rates for 
energy customers.
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    \2\ The FERC-556 is cleared separately as OMB Control No. 1902-
0075 and is not a subject of this notice.
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    Type of Respondents: New qualifying facilities and small power 
producers that do not meet Commission exemption criteria.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \3\ 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.

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                                                     Number of                        Average        Estimated
                                     Number of     responses per   Total number    burden hours    total annual
                                    respondents     respondent     of responses    per response       burden
                                             (A)             (B)     (A) x (B) =             (D)       (C) x (D)
                                                                             (C)
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FPA Section 205 filings.........             100               1             100             183          18,300
Electric Quarterly Reports                   100               1             100             230          23,000
 (initial)......................
Electric Quarterly Reports                   100               3             300               6           1,800
 (later)........................
Change of Status................             100               1             100               3             300
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    Total.......................             N/A             N/A             600             N/A          43,400
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $2,995,016 
[43,400 hours / 2,080 \4\ hours/year = 20.86538 * $143,540/year \5\ = 
$2,995,016].
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    \4\ 2080 hours/year = 40 hours/week * 52 weeks/year.
    \5\ Average annual salary per employee in 2012.
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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.


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    Dated: May 18, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-12700 Filed 5-24-12; 8:45 am]
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