Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-500 & FERC-505); Comment Request; Extension, 56636-56637 [2012-22514]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 56636 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2012 / Notices intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. DATES: Monday, September 24, 2012. TIME: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, Board Room, 80 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald E. Watson, Executive Director, Historically Black College and University Capital Financing (HBCU Capital Financing) Advisory Board, 1990 K Street NW., Room 6040, Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 219–7037; fax: (202) 502–7852; email: donald.watson@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time. 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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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collections, Application for License/ Relicense for Water Projects with Greater than 5 Megawatt Capacity (FERC–500) and Application for License/Relicense for Water Projects with 5 Megawatt or Less Capacity (FERC–505). DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due November 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC12–18–000, and applicable FERC collection number [FERC–500 or FERC–505]) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web Site: https://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: https:// 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 https://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: FERC–500: Application for License/Relicense for Water Projects with Greater than 5 Megawatt Capacity; FERC–505: Application for License/ Relicense for Water Projects with 5 Megawatt or Less Capacity. OMB Control Nos.: FERC–500 (1902– 0058); FERC–505 (1902–0114). Type of Request: 16 U.S.C. 797(e) authorizes the Commission to issue licenses to citizens of the United States for the purpose of constructing, operating, and maintaining dams, waterways over which Congress has jurisdiction. The Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA) amended the Federal Power Act (FPA) to provide the Commission with the responsibility of issuing licenses for non-federal hydroelectric plants. 16 U.S.C. 797(e) also requires the Commission to give equal consideration to preserving energy conservation, the protection, mitigation of damage to, and enhancement of, fish E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2012 / Notices and wildlife, the protection of recreational opportunities, and the preservation of other aspects of environmental quality when approving licenses. Finally, 16 U.S.C. 799 stipulates conditions upon which the Commission issues hydroelectric licenses. The Commission requires all hydroelectric license applications to address a variety of environmental concerns. Many of these concerns address environmental requirements developed by other agencies. The applicants must provide facts in order for the Commission to understand and resolve potential environmental problems associated with the application in the interests of the United States public. 56637 Types of Respondents: Non-federal hydroelectric plants greater than 5 megawatt capacity (FERC–500); nonfederal hydroelectric plants less than 5 megawatts capacity (FERC–505). Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for each information collection as: FERC–500 (IC12–18–000): APPLICATION FOR LICENSE/RELICENSE FOR WATER PROJECTS WITH GREATER THAN 5 MEGAWATT CAPACITY 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) 219 1 219 87 19,053 FERC–505 (IC12–18–000): APPLICATION FOR LICENSE/RELICENSE FOR WATER PROJECTS WITH 5 MEGAWATT OR LESS CAPACITY 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) 16 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents 1 16 273 4,369 FERC–500: Total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $1,314,839.32 [19,053 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year 2 = 9.16009 * $143,540/year 3 = $1,314,839.32]. FERC–505: Total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $301,502.90 [4,369 hours ÷ 2080 hours/ year = 2.10048 years * $143,540/year = $301,502.90]. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of information are 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 collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: September 6, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 1 The Commission defines burden 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:13 Sep 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–22514 Filed 9–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2662–000] FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On August 30, 2007, the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, licensee for the Scotland Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Scotland Hydroelectric Project is located on the Shetucket River, in Windham County, Connecticut. The license for Project No. 2662 was issued for a period ending August 31, 2012. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2662 2 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of full-time employment). 3 Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC12-18-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-500 & FERC-
505); Comment Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collections 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 collections, Application for License/
Relicense for Water Projects with Greater than 5 Megawatt Capacity 
(FERC-500) and Application for License/Relicense for Water Projects 
with 5 Megawatt or Less Capacity (FERC-505).

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due November 13, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC12-18-
000, and applicable FERC collection number [FERC-500 or FERC-505]) by 
either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Web Site: https://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: https://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 https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Titles: FERC-500: Application for License/Relicense for Water 
Projects with Greater than 5 Megawatt Capacity; FERC-505: Application 
for License/Relicense for Water Projects with 5 Megawatt or Less 
Capacity.
    OMB Control Nos.: FERC-500 (1902-0058); FERC-505 (1902-0114).
    Type of Request: 16 U.S.C. 797(e) authorizes the Commission to 
issue licenses to citizens of the United States for the purpose of 
constructing, operating, and maintaining dams, waterways over which 
Congress has jurisdiction. The Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA) 
amended the Federal Power Act (FPA) to provide the Commission with the 
responsibility of issuing licenses for non-federal hydroelectric 
plants. 16 U.S.C. 797(e) also requires the Commission to give equal 
consideration to preserving energy conservation, the protection, 
mitigation of damage to, and enhancement of, fish

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and wildlife, the protection of recreational opportunities, and the 
preservation of other aspects of environmental quality when approving 
licenses. Finally, 16 U.S.C. 799 stipulates conditions upon which the 
Commission issues hydroelectric licenses.
    The Commission requires all hydroelectric license applications to 
address a variety of environmental concerns. Many of these concerns 
address environmental requirements developed by other agencies. The 
applicants must provide facts in order for the Commission to understand 
and resolve potential environmental problems associated with the 
application in the interests of the United States public.
    Types of Respondents: Non-federal hydroelectric plants greater than 
5 megawatt capacity (FERC-500); non-federal hydroelectric plants less 
than 5 megawatts capacity (FERC-505).
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for each information collection as:
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    \1\ The Commission defines burden 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-500 (IC12-18-000): Application for License/Relicense for Water Projects With Greater Than 5 Megawatt Capacity
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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) * (B) = (C)            (D)                (C) * (D)
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                                                                                219                1              219               87           19,053
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                      FERC-505 (IC12-18-000): Application for License/Relicense for Water Projects With 5 Megawatt or Less Capacity
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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) * (B) = (C)            (D)                (C) * (D)
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                                                                                 16                1               16              273            4,369
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    FERC-500: Total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is 
$1,314,839.32 [19,053 hours / 2080 hours/year \2\ = 9.16009 * $143,540/
year \3\ = $1,314,839.32].
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    \2\ 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of 
full-time employment).
    \3\ Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent 
employee.
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    FERC-505: Total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is 
$301,502.90 [4,369 hours / 2080 hours/year = 2.10048 years * $143,540/
year = $301,502.90].
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of 
information are 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 collections of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and 
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: September 6, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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