Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-592); Comment Request; Extension, 70746-70747 [2012-28747]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with 70746 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices Respondents Quarterly: 498; (6) Estimated Number of Responses Annually: 1992; (7) Estimated Number of Burden Hours Annually: 2490 hours; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $166,481.40. EIA–5: (1) OMB No. 1905–0167; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Quarterly Coal Consumption and Quality Report—Coke Plants; (3) Type of Request: Change to respondent-level protection policy and disclosure limitation procedures; (4) Purpose: To collect all data elements from Form EIA–5 respondents, to release or publish data that is not company identifiable, and does not satisfy the criteria for an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act or satisfy the requirements of the Trade Secrets Act; (5) Estimated Number of Respondents Quarterly: 19; (6) Estimated Number of Responses Annually: 76; (7) Estimated Number of Burden Hours Annually: 114 hours; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $7,622.04. EIA–7A: (1) OMB No. 1905–0167; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Coal Production and Preparation Report—Coal Mines and Preparation Plants; (3) Type of Request: Change to respondent-level protection policy and disclosure limitation procedures; (4) Purpose: To collect all data elements from Form EIA–7A respondents, to release or publish data considered public information (name and address of the responding company, the mine or plant type, and location), and does not satisfy the criteria for an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act or satisfy the requirements of the Trade Secrets Act; (5) Estimated Number of Respondents Annually: 1306; (6) Estimated Number of Responses Annually: 1306; (7) Estimated Number of Burden Hours Annually: 2350.8; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $157,174.49. EIA–8A: (1) OMB No. 1905–0167; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Coal Stocks Report—Traders and Brokers; (3) Type of Request: Change to respondent-level protection policy and disclosure limitation procedures; (4) Purpose: To collect all data elements from Form EIA–8A respondents, to release or publish data that is not company identifiable, and does not satisfy the criteria for an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act or satisfy the requirements of the Trade Secrets Act; (5) Estimated Number of Respondents Annually: 89; (6) Estimated Number of Responses Annually: 89; (7) Estimated Number of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 Burden Hours Annually: 89 hours; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $5,950.54. Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b), Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (FEA Act), Pub. L. 93–275. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2012. Stephanie Brown, Director, Statistics and Methods Group, Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–28701 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC13–1–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–592); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 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, Standards of Conduct for Transmission Provider; and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due January 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC13–1–000) 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–592, Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers; and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines. OMB Control No.: 1 902–0157. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–592 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information maintained and posted by the respondents to monitor the pipeline’s transportation, sales, and storage activities for its marketing affiliate to deter undue discrimination by pipeline companies in favor of their marketing affiliates. Non-affiliated shippers and other entities (e.g. state commissions) also use information to determine whether they have been harmed by affiliate preference and to prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of a complaint. 18 CFR Part 358 (Standards of Conduct) Respondents maintain and provide the information required by Part 358 on their Internet Web sites. When the Commission requires a pipeline to post information on its Web site following a disclosure of non-public information to its marketing affiliate, non-affiliated shippers obtain comparable access to the non-public transportation information, which allows them to compete with marketing affiliates on a more equal basis. 18 CFR 250.16, and the FERC–592 Log/ Format This form (log/format) provides the electronic formats for maintaining information on discounted transportation transactions and capacity allocation to support monitoring of activities of interstate pipeline marketing affiliates. Commission staff considers discounts given to shippers in litigated rate cases. Without this information collection: • The Commission would be unable to effectively monitor whether pipelines are giving discriminatory preference to their marketing affiliates; and • Non-affiliated shippers and state commissions and others would be unable to determine if they have been harmed by affiliate preference or prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of a complaint. Type of Respondents: Natural gas pipelines. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 70747 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: 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) 18 CFR 358 ......................................................................... 18 CFR 250.16 FERC Form No. 592 The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $684,092 [9,913 hours ÷ 2,080 2 hours/year = 4.76586 * $143,540/year 3 = $684,092]. 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: November 20, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–28747 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL13–22–000] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PacifiCorp v. Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on November 16, 2012, pursuant to Rule 206 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), 18 CFR 385.206 (2012), and 18 CFR 39.7(f) and 39.9(a) (2012); and sections 215(e)(3) and (5) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824o(e)(3) and (5) (2006), PacifiCorp (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Western Electricity Coordinating Council and Los Angeles Department of Water and 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 85 1 Power (collectively, Respondents) to address ongoing violations of mandatory Reliability Standards. The Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts for each of the Respondents as listed on the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondent’s answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85 116.62 9,913 Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 6, 2012. Dated: November 20, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–28749 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0531; FRL–9524–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 27, 2012. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2012–0531, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to: docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB at: Office of ADDRESSES: 2 2080 hours/year = 40 hours/week * 52 weeks/ year. 3 Average annual salary per employee in 2012. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC13-1-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-592); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 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, Standards of Conduct for 
Transmission Provider; and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate 
Pipelines.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due January 28, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC13-1-
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, telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC-592, Standards of Conduct for 
Transmission Providers; and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate 
Pipelines.
    OMB Control No.: 1 902-0157.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-592 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information maintained and posted 
by the respondents to monitor the pipeline's transportation, sales, and 
storage activities for its marketing affiliate to deter undue 
discrimination by pipeline companies in favor of their marketing 
affiliates. Non-affiliated shippers and other entities (e.g. state 
commissions) also use information to determine whether they have been 
harmed by affiliate preference and to prepare evidence for proceedings 
following the filing of a complaint.

18 CFR Part 358 (Standards of Conduct)

    Respondents maintain and provide the information required by Part 
358 on their Internet Web sites. When the Commission requires a 
pipeline to post information on its Web site following a disclosure of 
non-public information to its marketing affiliate, non-affiliated 
shippers obtain comparable access to the non-public transportation 
information, which allows them to compete with marketing affiliates on 
a more equal basis.

18 CFR 250.16, and the FERC-592 Log/Format

    This form (log/format) provides the electronic formats for 
maintaining information on discounted transportation transactions and 
capacity allocation to support monitoring of activities of interstate 
pipeline marketing affiliates. Commission staff considers discounts 
given to shippers in litigated rate cases.
    Without this information collection:
     The Commission would be unable to effectively monitor 
whether pipelines are giving discriminatory preference to their 
marketing affiliates; and
     Non-affiliated shippers and state commissions and others 
would be unable to determine if they have been harmed by affiliate 
preference or prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of 
a complaint.
    Type of Respondents: Natural gas pipelines.

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    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.

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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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18 CFR 358......................              85               1              85          116.62           9,913
18 CFR 250.16
FERC Form No. 592
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $684,092 
[9,913 hours / 2,080 \2\ hours/year = 4.76586 * $143,540/year \3\ = 
$684,092].
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    \2\ 2080 hours/year = 40 hours/week * 52 weeks/year.
    \3\ 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.

    Dated: November 20, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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