Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-606); Comment Request; Extension, 76016-76017 [2012-30998]

Download as PDF 76016 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices 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, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–607: Report on Decision or Action on Request for Federal Authorization. OMB Control No.:1902–0240. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–607 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–607 information collection requires agencies (Federal agency or officer, or State agency or officer acting pursuant to delegated Federal authority, responsible for a Federal authorization) to submit to the Commission a copy of a decision or action on a request for Federal authorization and an accompanying index to the documents and materials relied on in reaching a conclusion. The Commission authorizes the construction and operation of proposed natural gas projects under Natural Gas Act Sections 3 and 7; however, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over every aspect of each natural gas project. Hence, for a natural gas project to go forward, in addition to Commission approval, several different agencies must typically reach favorable findings regarding other aspects of the project. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) modified FERC’s role in order to better coordinate the activities of the separate agencies with varying responsibilities over proposed natural gas projects. Section 313 of EPAct 2005 1 directs FERC to compile a record of each agency’s decision along with the record of the Commission’s decision. The Commission compiles this record in order to serve as a consolidated record for the purpose of appeal or review (including judicial review). Estimate of Annual Burden2: The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–607 (IC13–7–000): REPORT ON DECISION OR ACTION ON REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) (B) (A)x(B)=(C) (D) (C)x(D) 1 1 1 6 6 Natural Gas Pipelines .......................................................... The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $414.06 [6 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year 3 * $143,540/ year 4 = $414.06] 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. Comments on the collection of information are due February 25, 2013. Dated: December 19, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–30995 Filed 12–21–12; 4:15 pm] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with 1 Amended 15 USC 717n (Section 15) Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or 2 The 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 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. 3 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of full-time employment) 4 Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC13–6–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–606); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. AGENCY: Notice of information collection and request for comments. ACTION: 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, FERC–606: Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information. SUMMARY: DATES: BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC13–6–000) 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–606: Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information. OMB Control No.:1902–0241. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–606 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–606 information collection requires agencies (Federal agency or officer, or State agency or officer acting pursuant to delegated Federal authority, responsible for a Federal authorization) responsible for issuing, conditioning, or denying requests for Federal authorizations for a proposed natural gas project to report regarding the status of an authorization request. This reporting requirement is intended to allow agencies to assist the Commission to make better informed decisions in establishing due dates for agencies’ decisions. The Commission authorizes the construction and operation of proposed natural gas projects under NGA sections 3 and 7. However, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over every aspect of each natural gas project. For a natural gas project to progress the Commission must approve and several different 76017 agencies must typically reach favorable findings regarding other aspects of the project. To coordinate better the activities of the separate agencies with varying responsibilities over proposed natural gas projects, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) modified FERC’s role. Section 313 of EPAct 2005 1 directs FERC: (1) to establish a schedule for agencies to review requests for federal authorizations required for a project. Estimate of Annual Burden:2The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–606 (IC13–6–000): NOTIFICATION OF REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION AND REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total Number of responses Average Burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) 1 (B) 1 (A)x(B)=(C) 1 (D) 4 (C)x(D) 4 Natural Gas Pipelines .......................................................... The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $276.03 [4 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year 3 * $143,540/ year 4 = $276.04] 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: December 19, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–30998 Filed 12–21–12; 4:15 pm] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Amended 15 USC 717n (Section 15). Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or 2 The VerDate Mar<15>2010 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption. b. Project No.: 14463–000. c. Date filed: October 22, 2012. d. Applicant: City of Avenal. e. Name of Project: Tank 4 In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed Tank 4 InConduit Hydroelectric Project would be located along the conduit that delivers drinking water to the City of Avenal in Kings County, California. The land on which all the project structures are located is owned by the applicant. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Rick Cunningham, Utilities Supervisor, City of Avenal, 919 Skyline Boulevard, Avenal, CA 93204, rcunningham@cityofavenal.com, (559) 386–5766. i. FERC Contact: Linda Jemison, (202) 502–6363, linda.jemison@ferc.gov. j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe specified in 18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is shortened to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments filed in response to comments submitted by any resource agency, Indian tribe, or person, must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. 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. 3 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of full-time employment). 4 Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14463–000] City of Avenal, California; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 26, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC13-6-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-606); 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, 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, FERC-606: Notification of 
Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due February 25, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC13-6-
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

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at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC-606: Notification of Request for 
Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information.
    OMB Control No.:1902-0241.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-606 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The FERC-606 information collection requires agencies 
(Federal agency or officer, or State agency or officer acting pursuant 
to delegated Federal authority, responsible for a Federal 
authorization) responsible for issuing, conditioning, or denying 
requests for Federal authorizations for a proposed natural gas project 
to report regarding the status of an authorization request. This 
reporting requirement is intended to allow agencies to assist the 
Commission to make better informed decisions in establishing due dates 
for agencies' decisions. The Commission authorizes the construction and 
operation of proposed natural gas projects under NGA sections 3 and 7. 
However, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over every aspect of 
each natural gas project. For a natural gas project to progress the 
Commission must approve and several different agencies must typically 
reach favorable findings regarding other aspects of the project. To 
coordinate better the activities of the separate agencies with varying 
responsibilities over proposed natural gas projects, the Energy Policy 
Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) modified FERC's role. Section 313 of EPAct 
2005 \1\ directs FERC: (1) to establish a schedule for agencies to 
review requests for federal authorizations required for a project.
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    \1\ Amended 15 USC 717n (Section 15).
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    Estimate of Annual Burden:\2\The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \2\ 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-606 (IC13-6-000): Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information
 
                                                                                         Number of                       Average Burden
                                                                        Number of      responses per   Total Number of     hours per     Estimated total
                                                                       respondents       respondent       responses         response      annual burden
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                                                                                (A)              (B)        (A)x(B)=(C)            (D)                (C)x(D)
Natural Gas Pipelines..............................................               1                1                1                4                4
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $276.03 [4 
hours / 2080 hours/year \3\ * $143,540/year \4\ = $276.04]
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    \3\ 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of 
full-time employment).
    \4\ Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent 
employee.
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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: December 19, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-30998 Filed 12-21-12; 4:15 pm]
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