Commission Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 47050-47051 [2012-19266]

Download as PDF 47050 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 7, 2012 / Notices 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 Burden3: 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) FPA Section 205 filings ....................................................... Electric Quarterly Reports (initial) ........................................ Electric Quarterly Reports (later) ......................................... Change of Status ................................................................. 100 100 100 100 1 1 3 1 100 100 300 100 183 230 6 3 18,300 23,000 1,800 300 TOTAL .......................................................................... 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. Dated: August 1, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19269 Filed 8–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC12–13–000; (FERC–915)] Commission Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork SUMMARY: 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Aug 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC–915 (Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirement) 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 28863, 5/16/2012) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC–915 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by September 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0223, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory 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. IC12–13–000, 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–915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirement. OMB Control No.:1902–0223. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–915 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission has the regulatory responsibility under section 205 of the Federal Power Act to ensure that wholesale sales of electricity are just and reasonable and provided in a non-discriminatory manner. Under section 35.41(d), the Commission requires all sellers with market-based rates to retain all relevant sales documents for five years. Relevant documents include all information upon which they bill their prices charged for electric energy or electric energy products sold pursuant to their market- 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. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 47051 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 7, 2012 / Notices based rate tariff and the prices reported for use in price indices. The five-year statute of limitations applies where the Commission seeks civil penalties for violations of the AntiManipulation rule or other rules, regulations, or orders to which the price information may be relevant. any orders authorizing market-based rate sales. Type of Respondents: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders. Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: The information maintained by the respondents under FERC–915 is used by the Commission to monitor the entities’ sales, ensure that the prices are just and reasonable, maintain the integrity of the wholesale jurisdictional sales markets, and ensure that the entities comply with the requirements of the Federal Power Act, the Commission’s regulations and FERC–915 (IC12–13–000): PUBLIC UTILITY MARKET-BASED RATE AUTHORIZATION HOLDERS—RECORDS RETENTION REQUIREMENT Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) 1,730 (B) 1 (A) × (B) = (C) 1,730 (D) 1 (C) × (D) 1,730 Electric Utilities with Market-Based Rate Authority ............. The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $369,638 [$40,655 (labor costs) + $315,792 (record retention/storage cost) + $13,191 (electronic record-keeping cost) = $369,638] • Labor costs: $40,655 [(1,730 hours ÷ 2 2 = 865 hours * $19/hours 3 = $16,435) + (1730 hours ÷ 2 = 865 * $28/hour 4 = $24,220)] • Record retention/storage cost (using an estimate of 48,891 cubic feet): $315,792 5 • Electronic record retention/storage cost: $13,191 (1,730 respondents ÷ 2 = 865 respondents * $15.25/hour 6 = $13,191).7 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. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Commissioner and Staff Attendance at North American Electric Reliability Corporation Meetings BILLING CODE 6717–01–P The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that members of the Commission and/or Commission staff may attend the following meetings: North American Electric Reliability Corporation Member Representatives Committee and Board of Trustees Meetings Hilton Quebec, Rene-Levesque Blvd. East, Quebec City, QC, Canada, G1R 4P3. August 15, 2012 (1 p.m.–5 p.m.) August 16, 2012 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.) Further information regarding these meetings may be found at: http:// www.nerc.com/calendar.php. The discussions at the meetings, which are open to the public, may address matters at issue in the following Commission proceedings: Docket No. RC08–5, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RC11–5, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RC11–6, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RR08–4, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RR12–8, North American Electric Reliability Corporation 1 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. 2 The Commission assumes 50% of responding entities utilize conventional (i.e. ‘‘paper’’ storage). 3 2012 average hourly wage of filing clerk working within an electric utility. 4 The Commission bases the $28/hour figure on a FERC staff study that included estimating public utility recordkeeping costs. Dated: August 1, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19266 Filed 8–6–12; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Aug 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Docket No. RR12–10, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RR12–11, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RD09–11, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RD10–2, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RD12–3, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. RD12–4, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Docket No. NP11–238, North American Electric Reliability Corporation For further information, please contact Jonathan First, 202–502–8529, or jonathan.first@ferc.gov. Dated: August 1, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19270 Filed 8–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL12–89–000] The Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson v. National Grid Generation LLC; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on July 30, 2012, pursuant to Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure; 18 CFR 385.206 (2011) and 18 CFR 1c, and sections 206, 222, 306 5 The Commission bases this figure on industry archival storage costs. 6 Per entity; the Commission bases this figure on the estimated cost to service and to store 1 GB of data (based on the aggregated cost of an IBM advanced data protection server). 7 The Commission assumes 50% of responding entities are storing records in electronic formats. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 7, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC12-13-000; (FERC-915)]


Commission Information Collection Activities; 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC-915 (Public Utility 
Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders--Records Retention Requirement) 
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 28863, 5/16/2012) requesting public 
comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC-915 and is making this 
notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by September 
6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0223, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory 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. IC12-13-000, 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-915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization 
Holders--Records Retention Requirement.
    OMB Control No.:1902-0223.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-915 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission has the regulatory responsibility under 
section 205 of the Federal Power Act to ensure that wholesale sales of 
electricity are just and reasonable and provided in a non-
discriminatory manner. Under section 35.41(d), the Commission requires 
all sellers with market-based rates to retain all relevant sales 
documents for five years. Relevant documents include all information 
upon which they bill their prices charged for electric energy or 
electric energy products sold pursuant to their market-

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based rate tariff and the prices reported for use in price indices.
    The five-year statute of limitations applies where the Commission 
seeks civil penalties for violations of the Anti-Manipulation rule or 
other rules, regulations, or orders to which the price information may 
be relevant.
    The information maintained by the respondents under FERC-915 is 
used by the Commission to monitor the entities' sales, ensure that the 
prices are just and reasonable, maintain the integrity of the wholesale 
jurisdictional sales markets, and ensure that the entities comply with 
the requirements of the Federal Power Act, the Commission's regulations 
and any orders authorizing market-based rate sales.
    Type of Respondents: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization 
Holders.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \1\: The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \1\ 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-915 (IC12-13-000): Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders--Records Retention Requirement
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                                                                                         Number of                      Average  burden
                                                                        Number of      responses per   Total number of     hours  per    Estimated total
                                                                       respondents       respondent       responses         response      annual burden
                                                                                (A)              (B)    (A) x (B) = (C)            (D)                (C) x (D)
Electric Utilities with Market-Based Rate Authority................           1,730                1            1,730                1            1,730
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $369,638 
[$40,655 (labor costs) + $315,792 (record retention/storage cost) + 
$13,191 (electronic record-keeping cost) = $369,638]
     Labor costs: $40,655 [(1,730 hours / 2 \2\ = 865 hours * 
$19/hours \3\ = $16,435) + (1730 hours / 2 = 865 * $28/hour \4\ = 
$24,220)]
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    \2\ The Commission assumes 50% of responding entities utilize 
conventional (i.e. ``paper'' storage).
    \3\ 2012 average hourly wage of filing clerk working within an 
electric utility.
    \4\ The Commission bases the $28/hour figure on a FERC staff 
study that included estimating public utility recordkeeping costs.
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     Record retention/storage cost (using an estimate of 48,891 
cubic feet): $315,792 \5\
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    \5\ The Commission bases this figure on industry archival 
storage costs.
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     Electronic record retention/storage cost: $13,191 (1,730 
respondents / 2 = 865 respondents * $15.25/hour \6\ = $13,191).\7\
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    \6\ Per entity; the Commission bases this figure on the 
estimated cost to service and to store 1 GB of data (based on the 
aggregated cost of an IBM advanced data protection server).
    \7\ The Commission assumes 50% of responding entities are 
storing records in electronic formats.
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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: August 1, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-19266 Filed 8-6-12; 8:45 am]
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