Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-732); Comment Request; Extension, 58116-58117 [2012-23022]

Download as PDF 58116 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices FERC–546 (IC12–15–000): CERTIFICATED RATE FILINGS (GAS PIPELINE RATES)—Continued 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) Storage Operators ............................................................... 2 1 2 350 700 Total .............................................................................. 13 N/A 13 N/A 1,140 rights that satisfy each of the Commission’s guidelines. The FERC–732 regulations require that transmission organizations (that are public utilities with one or more organized electricity markets) choose one of two ways to file: • File tariff sheets making long-term firm transmission rights available that are consistent with each of the guidelines established by FERC. • File an explanation describing how their existing tariffs already provide long-term firm transmission rights that are consistent with the guidelines. Additionally, the Commission requires each transmission organization to make its transmission planning and expansion procedures and plans available to the public. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, Electric Rate Schedules and Tariffs: Long-Term Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC12–19–000) 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 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–732 and Electric Rate Schedules and Tariffs: Long-Term Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets. OMB Control No.:1902–0245. Type of Request: 18 CFR part 42 provides the reporting requirements of FERC–732 as they pertain to long-term transmission rights. To implement section 1233 1 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005),2 the Commission requires each transmission organization that is a public utility with one or more organized electricity markets to make available long-term firm transmission 3 2080 hours/year = 40 hours/week * 52 weeks/ year 4 Average annual salary per employee in 2012. 1 16 USC 824 et al. 2 Added new section 217 (16 USC 824Q) to the Federal Power Act (FPA). 3 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 CFR 1320.3. The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $78,669.97 [1,140 hours ÷ 2,080 3 hours/year = 0.54807 * $143,540/year 4 = $78,669.97]. 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: September 12, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23030 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. Ic12–19–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–732); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FERC–732 enables the Commission to exercise its wholesale electric rate and electric power transmission oversight and enforcement responsibilities in accordance with the FPA, the Department of Energy Organization Act (DOE Act), and EPAct 2005. The Commission intends to include the FERC–732 and all of its applicable requirements within FERC–516 (OMB Control No. 1902–0096). The Commission will ensure complete renewal (to include publishing all public notifications and receiving Office of Management and Budget approval) of FERC–732 information collection. After the collection is renewed, the Commission will seek to administratively incorporate FERC–732 information collection requirements into FERC–516. Finally, the Commission will discontinue the vacant FERC–732 information collection. Type of Respondents: Public utility with one or more organized electricity markets. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices 58117 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) 1 1 1 1,180 1,180 Public utility with +1 organized electricity markets .............. The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $81,431.68 [1,180 hours ÷ 2080 hours per year = 0.56731 * 143,540/years = $81,431.68] 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: September 12, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23022 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 460–066] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tacoma Power; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Shoreline Management Plan. b. Project No: 460–066. c. Date Filed: July 5, 2012. d. Applicant: Tacoma Power. e. Name of Project: Cushman Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The Cushman Hydroelectric Project is located on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County, Washington. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Paul Hickey, License Implementation Coordinator, VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 Tacoma Power, 3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98409–3192; Phone: (253) 502–8692. i. FERC Contact: Patricia A. Grant at (312) 596–4435, or email: patricia.grant@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: October 11, 2012. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P–460–066) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed. 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 whose name appears 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, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: As required by article 424 of the license, Tacoma Power requests Commission approval of a proposed shoreline management plan (SMP) for the project. The SMP defines shoreline management classifications for the shorelines within the project boundary, identifies allowable uses and prohibited uses within the shoreline PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 areas, and describes the shoreline use evaluation process. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at https://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document (P–460). You may also register online at https://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1– 866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (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 commenting, protesting or intervening; E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. Ic12-19-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-732); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved 
information collection, Electric Rate Schedules and Tariffs: Long-Term 
Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due November 19, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC12-19-
000) 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 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-732 and Electric Rate Schedules and Tariffs: Long-Term 
Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets.
    OMB Control No.:1902-0245.
    Type of Request: 18 CFR part 42 provides the reporting requirements 
of FERC-732 as they pertain to long-term transmission rights. To 
implement section 1233 \1\ of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 
2005),\2\ the Commission requires each transmission organization that 
is a public utility with one or more organized electricity markets to 
make available long-term firm transmission rights that satisfy each of 
the Commission's guidelines.
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    \1\ 16 USC 824 et al.
    \2\ Added new section 217 (16 USC 824Q) to the Federal Power Act 
(FPA).
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    The FERC-732 regulations require that transmission organizations 
(that are public utilities with one or more organized electricity 
markets) choose one of two ways to file:
     File tariff sheets making long-term firm transmission 
rights available that are consistent with each of the guidelines 
established by FERC.
     File an explanation describing how their existing tariffs 
already provide long-term firm transmission rights that are consistent 
with the guidelines.

Additionally, the Commission requires each transmission organization to 
make its transmission planning and expansion procedures and plans 
available to the public.

    FERC-732 enables the Commission to exercise its wholesale electric 
rate and electric power transmission oversight and enforcement 
responsibilities in accordance with the FPA, the Department of Energy 
Organization Act (DOE Act), and EPAct 2005.
    The Commission intends to include the FERC-732 and all of its 
applicable requirements within FERC-516 (OMB Control No. 1902-0096). 
The Commission will ensure complete renewal (to include publishing all 
public notifications and receiving Office of Management and Budget 
approval) of FERC-732 information collection. After the collection is 
renewed, the Commission will seek to administratively incorporate FERC-
732 information collection requirements into FERC-516. Finally, the 
Commission will discontinue the vacant FERC-732 information collection.
    Type of Respondents: Public utility with one or more organized 
electricity markets.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \3\ 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 CFR 1320.3.

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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)
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Public utility with +1 organized electricity markets...............               1                1                1            1,180            1,180
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $81,431.68 
[1,180 hours / 2080 hours per year = 0.56731 * 143,540/years = 
$81,431.68]
    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: September 12, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-23022 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]
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