Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-500 and FERC-505); Comment Request, 73631-73632 [2012-29849]

Download as PDF 73631 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / Notices FERC–732 (IC12–19–000): ELECTRIC RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS: LONG-TERM FIRM TRANSMISSION RIGHTS IN ORGANIZED ELECTRICITY MARKETS 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 or more 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: November 28, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–29806 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC12–18–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–500 and FERC–505); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 USC 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the 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) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Dec 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 56636, 09/13/2012) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC–500 and FERC– 505 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due by January 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control Nos. 1902–0058 (FERC–500) and/or 1902– 0114 (FERC–505), 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. IC12–18–000, by one 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. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, across, along, from, or within waterways over which Congress has jurisdiction. The Electric Consumers Protection Act amended the Federal Power Act 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 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); nonfederal hydroelectric plants less than 5 megawatts capacity (FERC–505). Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total Public 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 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM Continued 11DEN1 73632 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / Notices 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 Non-federal hydroelectric plants greater than 5 megawatt capacity ............................................................................ FERC–505 (IC12–18–000): APPLICATION FOR LICENSE/RELICENSE FOR WATER PROJECTS WITH 5 MEGAWATT OR LESS 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) 16 1 16 273 4,368 Non-federal hydroelectric plants less than 5 megawatts capacity ............................................................................ FERC–500 total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $1,314,839.32 [(19,053 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year 2) * $143,540/year 3 = $1,314,839.32] FERC–505: total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $301,502.90 [(4,368 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year) * $143,540/year = $301,434.00] 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: December 5, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–29849 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE 6717–01–P further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. The estimated burden for these collections has decreased significantly. For VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Dec 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6641–090] American Municipal Power, Inc; Notice of Application for Temporary Variance 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: Non-capacity amendment of license. b. Project No: 6641–090. c. Date Filed: October 5, 2012. d. Applicant: American Municipal Power, Inc. e. Name of Project: Smithland Lock and Dam Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Ohio River in Livingston County, Kentucky. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Phillip Meier, American Municipal Power, Inc., 1111 Schrock Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43229 (614) 540–1111. i. FERC Contact: Rebecca Martin, (202) 502–6012, Rebecca.martin@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: January 7, 2013. more explanation, see the supporting statement submitted to OMB at reginfo.gov (available when this notice publishes in the Federal Register). PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paperfiled. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. Please include the project number (P–6641–090) on any comments or motions filed. k. Description of Application: American Municapal Power, Inc. is proposing to reroute the approved transmission line route of 11-miles from the Smithland Powerhouse to its connection with Big Rivers Electric Corporation’s (BREC) existing 161-kV Livingston County Substation. The new transmission line route would be reduced to 2.3 miles from the Smithland Powerhouse to its connection with BREC’s existing 161-kV Renshaw to Livingston transmission line. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the 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\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC12-18-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-500 and FERC-
505); 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, 44 USC 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the 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) 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 56636, 09/13/2012) requesting public 
comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC-500 and FERC-505 and is 
making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due by January 
10, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control Nos. 
1902-0058 (FERC-500) and/or 1902-0114 (FERC-505), 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. IC12-18-000, by one 
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:
    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, across, along, from, or 
within waterways over which Congress has jurisdiction. The Electric 
Consumers Protection Act amended the Federal Power Act 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 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

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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. The estimated burden for these collections has 
decreased significantly. For more explanation, see the supporting 
statement submitted to OMB at reginfo.gov (available when this 
notice publishes in the Federal Register).

                   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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Non-federal hydroelectric plants greater than 5 megawatt capacity..             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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Non-federal hydroelectric plants less than 5 megawatts capacity....              16                1               16              273            4,368
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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\) * $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 [(4,368 hours / 2080 hours/year) * $143,540/year = 
$301,434.00]
    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: December 5, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-29849 Filed 12-10-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P