Delegation of Authority Regarding Electric Reliability Organization's Budget, Delegation Agreement, and Policy and Procedure Filings, 59745-59747 [2012-24104]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2012 / Rules and Regulations BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 375 [Docket No. RM12–20–000; Order No. 766] Delegation of Authority Regarding Electric Reliability Organization’s Budget, Delegation Agreement, and Policy and Procedure Filings Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Final rule. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: The Commission is issuing this Final Rule to revise its delegations of authority to align with an internal Commission reorganization, which reassigned certain responsibilities for specific Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) filings. In particular, this Final Rule transfers delegated authority, from SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Sep 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 the Director of the Commission’s Office of Electric Reliability to the Director of the Commission’s Office of Energy Market Regulation, to act on ERO filings pertaining to ERO annual budgets, ERO delegation agreements, and ERO policies and procedures. DATES: This rule is effective October 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Powell, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Room 104–04, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, 202–502–6608. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 140 FERC ¶ 61,202 Before Commissioners: Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman; Philip D. Moeller, John R. Norris, Cheryl A. LaFleur, and Tony T. Clark. (Issued September 20, 2012) I. Background 1. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 added section 215 to the Federal Power Act (FPA), which requires a Commission-certified Electric PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Reliability Organization (ERO) to develop mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards, subject to Commission review and approval.1 Under this section, the ERO must, among other things, ‘‘allocate equitably reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among end users for all activities under this section,’’ 2 and the Commission also must issue regulations authorizing the ERO to enter into an agreement to delegate authority to a Regional Entity if the Regional Entity meets certain conditions.3 2. In Order No. 672, the Commission adopted regulations in accordance with FPA sections 215(c)(2)(B) and 215(e)(4): 39.4, Funding of the Electric Reliability Organization; 39.8, Delegation to a Regional Entity; and 39.10, Changes to an Electric Reliability Organization Rule or Regional Entity Rule.4 3. Section 39.4 of the Commission’s regulations requires the ERO to file with 1 16 U.S.C. 824o. 824o(c)(2)(B). 3 Id. 840o(e)(4). 4 Id. 2 Id. E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 ER01OC12.010</GPH> [FR Doc. 2012–23806 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] 59745 59746 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2012 / Rules and Regulations the Commission its proposed annual budget for statutory and non-statutory activities 130 days before the beginning of its fiscal year.5 This filing must also contain the line item budgets of each Regional Entity for statutory and nonstatutory activities, and include supporting materials, including the ERO’s and each Regional Entity’s complete business plan and organization chart, and an explanation of the proposed collection of all dues, fees and charges and the proposed expenditure of funds collected.6 After notice and opportunity for hearing, the Commission will issue an order accepting, rejecting, remanding or modifying the ERO’s proposed budget and business plan no later than sixty days in advance of the beginning of the ERO’s fiscal year.7 If the ERO requires additional funding before or after the fiscal budget review process, it may file with the Commission for authority to collect a special assessment; it must demonstrate that the request is pursuant to an unforeseen, extraordinary circumstance.8 4. Section 39.8 of the Commission’s regulations requires the ERO to submit to the Commission for Commission approval any proposal to delegate the ERO’s authority to a Regional Entity for the purpose of proposing or enforcing Reliability Standards.9 Alternatively, if a Regional Entity is unable to negotiate a delegation agreement with the ERO within a reasonable amount of time, it may apply to the Commission to assign to it the ERO’s authority.10 5. Section 39.10 of the Commission’s regulations requires the ERO to file with the Commission for Commission approval any proposed organization rule or rule change, including any Regional Entity rule or rule change.11 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES II. Discussion 6. Due to an internal Commission reorganization, the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) will be responsible to review ERO filings made pursuant to sections 39.4, 39.8, and 39.10 of the Commission’s regulations. Accordingly, this Final Rule revises the delegations to the Director of OEMR, contained in section 375.307, to add authority to act pursuant to delegated authority on filings made pursuant to the aforementioned sections; thus, it reassigns from the Director of the Office 5 18 CFR 39.4(b). IV. Environmental Analysis 12. The Commission is required to prepare an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement for any action that may have a significant adverse effect on the human environment.13 Excluded from this requirement are rules that are procedural, ministerial, or internal administrative and management actions, programs or decisions.14 This Rule falls within this exception; consequently, no environmental consideration is necessary. V. Regulatory Flexibility Act 13. The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA) 15 generally requires a description and analysis of final rules that will have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This Final Rule concerns a matter of internal agency procedure and CFR 1320. 13 Regulations Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897 (Dec. 17, 1987), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 30,783 (1987). 14 18 CFR 380.4(a)(1). 15 5 U.S.C. 601–612. 7 Id. 39.4(c). 39.4(d). 9 18 CFR 39.8. 10 Id. 39.8(f). 11 Id. 39.10(b). 8 Id. 16:08 Sep 28, 2012 III. Information Collection Statement 11. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations require OMB to approve certain information collection requirements imposed by agency rule.12 This Final Rule contains no new or revised information collections. Therefore, OMB review of this Final Rule is not required. 12 5 6 Id. VerDate Mar<15>2010 of Electric Reliability (OER) to the Director of OEMR the delegations authorizing OER to act pursuant to sections 39.4, 39.8, and 39.10. 7. New section 375.307(a)(2)(v) delegates to the Director of OEMR the authority to take appropriate action on budget, business plan, and special assessment filings made pursuant to section 39.4. 8. New section 375.307(a)(2)(vi) delegates to the Director of OEMR the authority to take appropriate action on proposed ERO or Regional Entity organization rules or rule changes made pursuant to section 39.10. 9. New section 375.307(a)(2)(vii) delegates to the Director of OEMR the authority to take appropriate action on delegation agreement filings by the ERO or a Regional Entity made pursuant to section 39.8. 10. This Final Rule also revises that portion of section 375.303(a)(2)(i) stating that OER has the authority to approve revisions to ERO and Regional Entity rules or procedures, to reflect the change in Commission organization. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 it will not have such an impact. An analysis under the RFA is therefore not required. VI. Document Availability 14. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the Internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// www.ferc.gov) and in the Commission’s Public Reference Room during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time) at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426. 15. From the Commission’s Home Page on the Internet, this information is available on eLibrary. The full text of this document is available on eLibrary in PDF and Microsoft Word format for viewing, printing, and/or downloading. To access this document in eLibrary, type the docket number excluding the last three digits of this document (i.e., the sub docket number, 000) in the docket number field. 16. User assistance is available for eLibrary and the Commission’s Web site during normal business hours from FERC Online Support at (202) 502–6652 (toll free at (866) 208–3676) or email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or the Public Reference Room at (202) 502– 8371, TTY (202) 502–8659. Email the Public Reference Room at public.referenceroom@ferc.gov. VII. Effective Date and Congressional Notification 17. The provisions of 5 U.S.C. 801 regarding Congressional review of Final Rules do not apply to this Final Rule because the rule concerns internal agency procedure and practice and will not substantially affect the rights of nonagency parties. 18. These regulations are effective on October 1, 2012. The Commission finds that notice and public comments are unnecessary because this Rule concerns only internal agency procedure and practice. Therefore the Commission finds good cause to waive the notice period otherwise required before the effective date of this Final Rule. List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 375 The Commission. By the Commission. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. In consideration of the foregoing, the Commission amends Part 375, Chapter I, Title 18, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2012 / Rules and Regulations § 375.303 Delegations to the Director of the Office of Electric Reliability. This document repeals FinCEN’s final rule, ‘‘Imposition of Special Measures Against Myanmar Mayflower Bank and Asia Wealth Bank’’ of April 12, 2004, and withdraws the findings of Myanmar Mayflower Bank and Asia Wealth Bank as Financial Institutions of Primary Money Laundering Concern of November 25, 2003, issued pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5318A of the Bank Secrecy Act (the ‘‘BSA’’). * DATES: SUMMARY: PART 375—THE COMMISSION 1. The authority citation for part 375 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 551–557; 15 U.S.C. 717–717w, 3301–3432; 16 U.S.C. 791–825r, 2601–2645; 42 U.S.C. 7101–7352. 2. In § 375.303, paragraph (a)(2)(i) is revised to read as follows: ■ * * * * (a) * * * (2) * * * (i) Approve uncontested applications. * * * * * ■ 3. Section 375.307 is amended by revising (a)(2)(iv) and adding paragraphs (a)(2)(v), (vi), and (vii) to read as follows: § 375.307 Delegations to the Director of the Office of Energy Market Regulation. Effective Date: October 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regulatory Policy and Programs Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, (800) 949–2732 and select Option 1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. Statutory Provisions * * * * * (a) * * * (2) * * * (iv) Sign and issue deficiency letters for filings under Federal Power Act sections 203, 204, 215, and 305(b). (v) Take appropriate action on uncontested Electric Reliability Organization budget, business plan, and special assessment filings made pursuant to § 39.4 of this chapter. (vi) Take appropriate action on uncontested filings proposing Electric Reliability Organization or Regional Entity organization rules or rule changes made pursuant to § 39.10 of this chapter. (vii) Take appropriate action on uncontested delegation agreement filings by the Electric Reliability Organization or Regional Entity made pursuant to section 39.8 of this chapter. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2012–24104 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 31 CFR Part 1010 On October 26, 2001, the President signed into law the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107–56 (‘‘USA PATRIOT Act’’). Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act amends the anti-money laundering provisions of the BSA, codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. 1951–1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311–5314 and 5316–5332, to promote the prevention, detection, and prosecution of money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Regulations implementing the BSA appear at 31 CFR Chapter X.1 The Secretary of the Treasury (the ‘‘Secretary’’) has delegated his authority to administer the BSA and its implementing regulations to the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.2 Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act (‘‘section 311’’) added Section 5318A to the BSA, granting the Secretary the authority, upon finding that reasonable grounds exist for concluding that a foreign jurisdiction, foreign financial institution, class of international transactions, or type of account is of ‘‘primary money laundering concern,’’ to require domestic financial institutions and domestic financial agencies to take certain ‘‘special mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 1506–AA63 Repeal of the Final Rule Imposing Special Measures and Withdrawal of the Findings of Primary Money Laundering Concern Against Myanmar Mayflower Bank and Asia Wealth Bank Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Sep 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 1 On October 26, 2010, FinCEN issued a final rule creating a new Chapter X in Title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations for the BSA regulations. See 75 FR 65806 (October 26, 2010) (Transfer and Reorganization of Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Final Rule) (referred to herein as the ‘‘Chapter X Final Rule’’). The Chapter X Final Rule became effective on March 1, 2011. 2 Therefore, references to the authority of the Secretary under section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act apply equally to the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59747 measures’’ against the primary money laundering concern.3 Taken as a whole, Section 5318A provides the Secretary with a range of options that can be adapted to target specific money laundering and terrorist financing concerns most effectively. These options provide the authority to bring additional and useful pressure on those jurisdictions and institutions that pose money-laundering threats and the ability to take steps to protect the U.S. financial system. Through the imposition of various special measures, FinCEN can: Gain more information about the concerned jurisdictions, financial institutions, transactions, and accounts; monitor more effectively the respective jurisdictions, financial institutions, transactions, and accounts; and, ultimately, protect U.S. financial institutions from involvement with jurisdictions, financial institutions, transactions, or accounts that pose a money laundering concern. B. Myanmar Mayflower Bank and Asia Wealth Bank Myanmar Mayflower Bank was incorporated in 1996 as a full-service commercial bank in Rangoon, Burma. At the time of the final rule, the bank maintained 25 branches and had 1,153 employees. The Banker’s Almanac and Dun and Bradstreet reports indicated that Mayflower Bank was incorporated in 1994. Asia Wealth Bank started its banking operation in 1995, was one of the largest private banks in Burma, and offered a wide variety of banking services. In August 2000, Asia Wealth Bank held 52 percent of the market share in fixed deposits of Burmese banks (over U.S. $23 billion). At the end of March 2001, it had 39 branches with a total of 3,200 employees (in December 2002, Dun and Bradstreet indicated only 2,200 employees). II. The Finding, Final Rule, and Subsequent Developments A. The Finding and Final Rule Based upon review and analysis of relevant information, consultations with relevant Federal agencies and departments, and after consideration of 3 Available special measures include requiring: (1) Recordkeeping and reporting of certain financial transactions; (2) collection of information relating to beneficial ownership; (3) collection of information relating to certain payable-through accounts; (4) collection of information relating to certain correspondent accounts; and (5) prohibition or conditions on the opening or maintaining of correspondent or payable-through accounts. 31 U.S.C. 5318A(b)(1)–(5). For a complete discussion of the range of possible countermeasures, see 68 FR 18917 (April 17, 2003) (proposing to impose special measures against Nauru). E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 190 (Monday, October 1, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 375

[Docket No. RM12-20-000; Order No. 766]


Delegation of Authority Regarding Electric Reliability 
Organization's Budget, Delegation Agreement, and Policy and Procedure 
Filings

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is issuing this Final Rule to revise its 
delegations of authority to align with an internal Commission 
reorganization, which reassigned certain responsibilities for specific 
Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) filings. In particular, this 
Final Rule transfers delegated authority, from the Director of the 
Commission's Office of Electric Reliability to the Director of the 
Commission's Office of Energy Market Regulation, to act on ERO filings 
pertaining to ERO annual budgets, ERO delegation agreements, and ERO 
policies and procedures.

DATES: This rule is effective October 1, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Powell, Office of the 
General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Room 104-04, 888 
First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, 202-502-6608.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

140 FERC ] 61,202

Before Commissioners: Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman; Philip D. Moeller, 
John R. Norris, Cheryl A. LaFleur, and Tony T. Clark.

    (Issued September 20, 2012)

I. Background

    1. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 added section 215 to the Federal 
Power Act (FPA), which requires a Commission-certified Electric 
Reliability Organization (ERO) to develop mandatory and enforceable 
Reliability Standards, subject to Commission review and approval.\1\ 
Under this section, the ERO must, among other things, ``allocate 
equitably reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among end users for 
all activities under this section,'' \2\ and the Commission also must 
issue regulations authorizing the ERO to enter into an agreement to 
delegate authority to a Regional Entity if the Regional Entity meets 
certain conditions.\3\
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 824o.
    \2\ Id. 824o(c)(2)(B).
    \3\ Id. 840o(e)(4).
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    2. In Order No. 672, the Commission adopted regulations in 
accordance with FPA sections 215(c)(2)(B) and 215(e)(4): 39.4, Funding 
of the Electric Reliability Organization; 39.8, Delegation to a 
Regional Entity; and 39.10, Changes to an Electric Reliability 
Organization Rule or Regional Entity Rule.\4\
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    \4\ Id.
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    3. Section 39.4 of the Commission's regulations requires the ERO to 
file with

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the Commission its proposed annual budget for statutory and non-
statutory activities 130 days before the beginning of its fiscal 
year.\5\ This filing must also contain the line item budgets of each 
Regional Entity for statutory and non-statutory activities, and include 
supporting materials, including the ERO's and each Regional Entity's 
complete business plan and organization chart, and an explanation of 
the proposed collection of all dues, fees and charges and the proposed 
expenditure of funds collected.\6\ After notice and opportunity for 
hearing, the Commission will issue an order accepting, rejecting, 
remanding or modifying the ERO's proposed budget and business plan no 
later than sixty days in advance of the beginning of the ERO's fiscal 
year.\7\ If the ERO requires additional funding before or after the 
fiscal budget review process, it may file with the Commission for 
authority to collect a special assessment; it must demonstrate that the 
request is pursuant to an unforeseen, extraordinary circumstance.\8\
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    \5\ 18 CFR 39.4(b).
    \6\ Id.
    \7\ Id. 39.4(c).
    \8\ Id. 39.4(d).
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    4. Section 39.8 of the Commission's regulations requires the ERO to 
submit to the Commission for Commission approval any proposal to 
delegate the ERO's authority to a Regional Entity for the purpose of 
proposing or enforcing Reliability Standards.\9\ Alternatively, if a 
Regional Entity is unable to negotiate a delegation agreement with the 
ERO within a reasonable amount of time, it may apply to the Commission 
to assign to it the ERO's authority.\10\
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    \9\ 18 CFR 39.8.
    \10\ Id. 39.8(f).
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    5. Section 39.10 of the Commission's regulations requires the ERO 
to file with the Commission for Commission approval any proposed 
organization rule or rule change, including any Regional Entity rule or 
rule change.\11\
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    \11\ Id. 39.10(b).
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II. Discussion

    6. Due to an internal Commission reorganization, the Office of 
Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) will be responsible to review ERO 
filings made pursuant to sections 39.4, 39.8, and 39.10 of the 
Commission's regulations. Accordingly, this Final Rule revises the 
delegations to the Director of OEMR, contained in section 375.307, to 
add authority to act pursuant to delegated authority on filings made 
pursuant to the aforementioned sections; thus, it reassigns from the 
Director of the Office of Electric Reliability (OER) to the Director of 
OEMR the delegations authorizing OER to act pursuant to sections 39.4, 
39.8, and 39.10.
    7. New section 375.307(a)(2)(v) delegates to the Director of OEMR 
the authority to take appropriate action on budget, business plan, and 
special assessment filings made pursuant to section 39.4.
    8. New section 375.307(a)(2)(vi) delegates to the Director of OEMR 
the authority to take appropriate action on proposed ERO or Regional 
Entity organization rules or rule changes made pursuant to section 
39.10.
    9. New section 375.307(a)(2)(vii) delegates to the Director of OEMR 
the authority to take appropriate action on delegation agreement 
filings by the ERO or a Regional Entity made pursuant to section 39.8.
    10. This Final Rule also revises that portion of section 
375.303(a)(2)(i) stating that OER has the authority to approve 
revisions to ERO and Regional Entity rules or procedures, to reflect 
the change in Commission organization.

III. Information Collection Statement

    11. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations require OMB 
to approve certain information collection requirements imposed by 
agency rule.\12\ This Final Rule contains no new or revised information 
collections. Therefore, OMB review of this Final Rule is not required.
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    \12\ 5 CFR 1320.
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IV. Environmental Analysis

    12. The Commission is required to prepare an Environmental 
Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement for any action that may 
have a significant adverse effect on the human environment.\13\ 
Excluded from this requirement are rules that are procedural, 
ministerial, or internal administrative and management actions, 
programs or decisions.\14\ This Rule falls within this exception; 
consequently, no environmental consideration is necessary.
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    \13\ Regulations Implementing the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969, Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897 (Dec. 17, 1987), FERC Stats. 
& Regs. ] 30,783 (1987).
    \14\ 18 CFR 380.4(a)(1).
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V. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    13. The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA) \15\ generally 
requires a description and analysis of final rules that will have 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
This Final Rule concerns a matter of internal agency procedure and it 
will not have such an impact. An analysis under the RFA is therefore 
not required.
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    \15\ 5 U.S.C. 601-612.
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VI. Document Availability

    14. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the 
Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an 
opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the 
Internet through the Commission's Home Page (http://www.ferc.gov) and 
in the Commission's Public Reference Room during normal business hours 
(8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time) at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, 
Washington, DC 20426.
    15. From the Commission's Home Page on the Internet, this 
information is available on eLibrary. The full text of this document is 
available on eLibrary in PDF and Microsoft Word format for viewing, 
printing, and/or downloading. To access this document in eLibrary, type 
the docket number excluding the last three digits of this document 
(i.e., the sub docket number, 000) in the docket number field.
    16. User assistance is available for eLibrary and the Commission's 
Web site during normal business hours from FERC Online Support at (202) 
502-6652 (toll free at (866) 208-3676) or email at 
ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or the Public Reference Room at (202) 502-
8371, TTY (202) 502-8659. Email the Public Reference Room at 
public.referenceroom@ferc.gov.

VII. Effective Date and Congressional Notification

    17. The provisions of 5 U.S.C. 801 regarding Congressional review 
of Final Rules do not apply to this Final Rule because the rule 
concerns internal agency procedure and practice and will not 
substantially affect the rights of non-agency parties.
    18. These regulations are effective on October 1, 2012. The 
Commission finds that notice and public comments are unnecessary 
because this Rule concerns only internal agency procedure and practice. 
Therefore the Commission finds good cause to waive the notice period 
otherwise required before the effective date of this Final Rule.

List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 375

    The Commission.

    By the Commission.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Commission amends Part 375, 
Chapter I, Title 18, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows:

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PART 375--THE COMMISSION

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1. The authority citation for part 375 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 551-557; 15 U.S.C. 717-717w, 3301-3432; 16 
U.S.C. 791-825r, 2601-2645; 42 U.S.C. 7101-7352.


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2. In Sec.  375.303, paragraph (a)(2)(i) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  375.303  Delegations to the Director of the Office of Electric 
Reliability.

* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (i) Approve uncontested applications.
* * * * *

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3. Section 375.307 is amended by revising (a)(2)(iv) and adding 
paragraphs (a)(2)(v), (vi), and (vii) to read as follows:


Sec.  375.307  Delegations to the Director of the Office of Energy 
Market Regulation.

* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iv) Sign and issue deficiency letters for filings under Federal 
Power Act sections 203, 204, 215, and 305(b).
    (v) Take appropriate action on uncontested Electric Reliability 
Organization budget, business plan, and special assessment filings made 
pursuant to Sec.  39.4 of this chapter.
    (vi) Take appropriate action on uncontested filings proposing 
Electric Reliability Organization or Regional Entity organization rules 
or rule changes made pursuant to Sec.  39.10 of this chapter.
    (vii) Take appropriate action on uncontested delegation agreement 
filings by the Electric Reliability Organization or Regional Entity 
made pursuant to section 39.8 of this chapter.
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