Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 80); Comment Request; Revision, 28820-28825 [2013-11641]

Download as PDF 28820 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices Expertise in Motor Test Procedures tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES General UL has been in the business of certifying electric motors since just a few years after the first alternating current electric motor was patented in August of 1890. At present, we maintain well over 10,000 motor certification reports with, on average, 15 models in each report. UL has been providing Energy Verification certification services since 1995. UL has evaluated motors in sizes ranging from 1⁄4 Hp to 500 Hp using the standards IEEE 112 Test Methods A and B, CSA C390, CSA C747 and IEEE 114 and was one of the first certification organizations to be classified by the U.S. Department of Energy as a nationally recognized certification program for electric motor efficiency (see Federal Register Vol. 67, No. 249 Friday, December 27, 2002 Notices). As of the date of this Petition, UL has certified 518 motors to U.S. DOE requirements and an approximately equal number to NRCan requirements. Review of the attached Products Verified to Energy Efficient Standards will reveal the number of manufacturers and models that UL currently maintains Listings for in each category. UL Energy Verification Certifications can also be accessed on-line by using the following address: https://www.ul.com/database/ index.htm. Personnel UL’s technical organizational structure is characterized by a hierarchical and robust system of checks and balances. L1—Laboratory technicians are assessed and certified to conduct testing and are bound by Laboratory Procedural Guides (LPGs). The guide for energy efficiency work for electric motors is included in pages 8–22 of this document. The guide serves as an adjunct or practical application guide to the actual technical requirements which are contained in the Standard. The work of L1’s is reviewed by L2’s. L2—Project Handlers are assessed and certified to conduct engineering evaluations to specific product categories and to review the lab results and work of the L1’s. In turn, the work of L2’s is reviewed by L3’s. L3—Reviewers are each assessed by The Principal Engineer (PDE) for the product category, in this case, electric motor energy efficiency. Reviewers provide the final review of the evaluation and test and make the final certification decision. Regional Lead Reviewer (RLR or L4)— UL has one senior engineer in each of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 its 3 Regions (Europe/Latin America, Asia, North America). It is the responsibility of the RLR to oversee the quality and consistency of work within their Region and to serve as the focus of technical questions or issues arising within the Region. These individuals, from a technical standpoint, report up to the PDE or Principal Engineer for the product category. Principal Engineer or Primary Designated Engineer (PDE—The PDE for the product category has global responsibility for Standards, guidelines, datasheets, technical training, etc. and serves as the final word on technical questions/decisions arising in the product category. PDEs are further responsible for writing/presenting technical white papers and representing UL in industry organizations and international standards making committees. PDEs are selected by UL’s Global Chief Engineer for technical knowledge and experience in their respective product categories. Out of an organization of almost 12,000 staff, UL has 82 PDEs. [FR Doc. 2013–11698 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC13–14–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 80); Comment Request; Revision Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of revised information collection and request for comments.1 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 FERC Form 80, Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report. SUMMARY: Comments on the collection of information are due July 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC13–14–000) by either of the following methods: DATES: 1 This notice supersedes the notice issued on 4/ 18/2013 in this same docket, which was subsequently published in the Federal Register on 4/25/2013 (78 FR 24402). PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 Form 80, Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report. OMB Control No.: 1902–0106. Type of Request: Minor revisions to the FERC Form 80 information collection. requirements with no change to the current reporting burden. Abstract: FERC uses the information on the FERC Form 80 to implement the statutory provisions of sections 4(a), 10(a), 301(a), 304 and 309 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. sections 797, 803, 825c & 8254. FERC’s authority to collect this information comes from section 10(a) of the FPA which requires the Commission to be responsible for ensuring that hydro projects subject to FERC jurisdiction are consistent with the comprehensive development of the nation’s waterway for recreation and other beneficial public uses. In the interest of fulfilling these objectives, FERC expects licensees subject to its jurisdiction to recognize the resources that are affected by their activities and to play a role in protecting such resources. FERC Form 80 is a report on the use and development of recreational facilities at hydropower projects licensed by the Commission. Applications for licenses, amendments to licenses, and/or changes in land rights frequently involve changes in resources available for recreation. FERC utilizes the FERC Form 80 data when analyzing the adequacy of existing public recreational facilities and when processing and reviewing proposed E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28821 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices amendments to help determine the impact of such changes. In addition, the FERC regional office staff uses the FERC Form 80 data when conducting inspections of licensed projects. FERC inspectors use the data in evaluating compliance with various license conditions and in identifying recreational facilities at hydropower projects. The FERC Form 80 requires data specified by Title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under §§ 8.11 and 141.14 (and discussed at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms.asp#80). FERC collects the FERC Form 80 once every six years. The last collection was due on April 1, 2009, for data compiled Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 For each reporting period, FERC estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: (a) 1,000 respondents, (b) 0.167 response/ respondent, and (c) 3 hours per response, giving a total of 501 burden hours. The Commission has increased its total number of respondents to reflect the actual numbers we received during the last two reporting periods. In addition, FERC spreads the burden hours and costs over the six-year collection cycle in the table below to reflect how the information is collected. The average burden hours per response remains unchanged. These are the figures FERC will submit to OMB. during the 2008 calendar year. The next collection of the FERC Form 80 is due on April 1, 2015, with subsequent collections due every sixth year, for data compiled during the previous calendar year. The Commission made minor revisions throughout the form. Specifically, FERC clarified and simplified instructions, removed redundancy in certain questions, clarified questions and terms, and generally improved the readability of the form. FERC has attached the revised form to this notice. Type of Respondents: Hydropower project licensees. FERC–80—LICENSED HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT RECREATION REPORT Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent 3 Total number of responses Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) (B) (A) × (B) = (C) (D) (C) × (D) 1,000 0.167 167 3 501 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $35,070 [501 hours * $70/hour 4 = $35,070]. Comments: The Commission invites comments 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 2 FERC 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. 3 FERC divides the responses per respondent by six because this collection occurs once every six years. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: May 8, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Revised Form Attached. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 4 FY2013 Estimated Average Hourly Cost per FTE, including salary + benefits. E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28822 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) FERC Form 80 Form Approved OMB No. 1902-0106 Expires: MM/DDNYYY Burden 3.0 hours Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report General Information: This form collects data on recreation amenities at projects licensed by FERC under the Federal Power Act (16 USC 791a-825r). This form must be submitted by licensees of all projects except those specifically exempted under 18 CFR 8.11 (c). For regular, periodic filings, submit this form on or before April 1, 2015. Submit subsequent filings of this form on or before April 1, every 6th year thereafter (for example, 2021, 2027, etc.). For initial Form No. 80 filings (18CFR 8.11 (b)), each licensee of an unconstructed project shall file an initial Form No. 80 after such project has been in operation for a full calendar year prior to the filing deadline. Each licensee of an existing (constructed) project shall file an initial Form No. 80 after such project has been licensed for a full calendar year prior to the filing deadline. Filing electronically is preferred. (See for more information.) If you cannot file electronically, submit an original and two copies of the form to the: Federal Energy Office of the Secretary, 888 First St., NE, Washington, DC 20426. The public burden estimated for this form is three hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing burden, to: FERC via e-mail Q~glearal1Q§@fuI~,£; or mail to 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426 (Attention: Information Clearance Officer) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via e-mail to oim submission@omb.eo[1llQY; or mail to OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for FERC, Washington, DC 20503. Include OMB Control Number 1902-0106 as a point of reference. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid control number (44 U.S.C. § 3512 (a)). Instructions: a. All data reported on this form must represent publicly available recreation amenities and services located within the project boundary. b. To ensure a common understanding of terms, please refer to the Glossary on page 3. c. Report actual data for each item. If actual data are unavailable, then please estimate. d. Submit a completed form for each development at your project. Schedule 1 General Data 1. Licensee Name: ------------------------------ Complete the following for each development if more than one. 2. Project Name: 8. Reservoir Surface Area at Normal Pool (acres): 3. Project Number: 9. Shoreline Miles at Normal Pool: ---------- 4. Development Name: ___________________________ 10. Percent of Shoreline Available for Public Use: States Development/Project Traverses (List state with largest area within the developmenUproject boundary first): 5. State #1: 6. State #2: ------- 11. Data Collection Methods (enter percent for each method used; total must equal 100%): traffic count/trail count attendance records - - - - - staff observation _____ visitor counts or surveys estimate (explain) ----- ------- 7. Type of Project License: (check one) Major _____ Minor For 2014, enter only the licensee's annual recreational construction, operation, and maintenance costs for the development (project). Also, enter the annual recreational revenues for that year. Licensee's Annual Recreation Costs and Revenues (In Whole Dollars) Item Construction, Operation and Maintenance Costs I Recreation Revenues for Calendar Year I 12. Dollar Values 13. Length of Recreation Season: Summer: From (MM/DD) _________ To _________ Winter: From (MMIDD) _______ To _________ Number of visits to all recreational areas at development/project (in Recreation Days) Period Annual Total Peak Weekend Average (see Glossary) 14. Daytime 15. Nighttime .. .. Respondent CertificatIOn: The underSigned certifies that he/she examined this report; and to the best of his/her knowledge, all data provided herein are true, complete, and accurate. Title Area Code/Phone No. Signature Date Signed Reporting Year Ending Title 18 U.S.C.1001 makes it a crime for any person knowingly and willingly to make to any Agency or department of the United States any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or misrepresentation as to any matter within its jurisdiction. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 EN16MY13.006</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Legal Name tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 Page 2 of3 Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report Schedule 2. Inventory of Publicly Available Recreation Amenities Within the Project Boundary Jkt 229001 16. Enter data for each Recreation Amenity Type (a). For User Free (b) and User Fee (c) enter the number of publicly available recreation amenities, located within the project boundary, regardless of provider. For FERC Approved (d) enter the number of amenities identified under User Free (b) and User Fee (c) for which the licensee has an ongoing responsibility for funding or maintenance (see Glossary for further detail). For Capacity Utilization(f), of the total publicly available amenities (b) + (c), compare the average non-peak weekend use (see Glossary) for each recreation amenity type (during the recreation season, with the highest use, reported on Schedule 1, Item 13) with the total combined capacity of each amenity type and enter a percentage that indicates their overall level of use. For example, if all public boat launches are used to half capacity during the nonpeak weekend days, enter 50% (should use exceed capacity for an amenity type, enter the appropriate percentage above 100). PO 00000 Total Units (e) Recreation Amenity Type (a) Frm 00028 lanes (enter number in column e) and are usually marked with of the following: docking, fueling, repair and Capacity Utilization (%) Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices 18:13 May 15, 2013 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) FERC Form 80 or waters, without 28823 EN16MY13.007</GPH> 28824 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) FERC Form 80 Page 3 of3 Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report Glossary of FERC Form 80 Terms Data Collection Methods. (Schedule 1, Item 11) If a percentage is entered for the estimate alternative, please provide an explanation of the methods used (if submitted on a separate piece of paper, please include licensee name, project number, and development name) Development. The portion of a project which includes: (a) a reservoir; or (b) a generating station and its specifically-related waterways. Exemption from Filing. Exemption from the filing of this form granted upon Commission approval of an application by a licensee pursuant to the provisions of 18 CFR 8.11 (c). General Public. Those persons who do not have special privileges to use the shoreline for recreational purposes, such as waterfront property ownership, water-privileged community rights, or renters with such privileges. Licensee. Any person, state, or municipality licensed under the provisions of Section 4 of the Federal Power Act, and any assignee or successor in interest. For the purposes of this form, the terms licensee, owner, and respondent are interchangeable except where: (a) the owner or licensee is a subsidiary of a parent company which has been or is required to file this form; or (b) there is more than one owner or licensee, of whom only one is responsible for filing this form. Enter the name of the entity that is responsible for filing this report in Schedule 1, Item 2.1. Major License. A license for a project of more than 1,500 kilowatts installed capacity. Minor License. A license for a project of 1,500 kilowatts or less installed capacity. Non-Peak Weekend. Any weekend that is not a holiday and thus reflects more typical use during the recreation season. Number of Recreation Amenities. Quantifies the availability of natural or man-made property or facilities for a given recreation amenity type. This includes all recreation resources available to the public within the development/project boundary. The resources are broken into the following categories: User Free (Schedule 2, column b) - Those amenities within the development/project that are free to the public; User Fee (Schedule 2, column c) - Those amenities within the development/project where the licensee/facility operator charges a fee; FERC Approved (Schedule 2, column d) Those amenities within the development/project required by the Commission in a license or license amendment document, including an approved recreation plan or report. Recreation amenities that are within the project boundary, but were approved by the licensee through the standard land use article or by the Commission through an application for non-project use of project lands and waters, are typically not counted as FERC approved, unless they are available to the public, but may be counted as either user free or user fee resources. The total FERC approved amenities column does not necessarily have to equal the sum of user free and user fee amenities. Peak Use Weekend. Weekends when recreational use is at its peak for the season (typically Memorial Day, July 4th & Labor Day). On these weekends, recreational use may exceed the capacity of the area to handle such use. Include use for all three days in the holiday weekends when calculating Peak Weekend Average for items 14 & 15 on Schedule 1. Recreation Day. Each visit by a person to a development (as defined above) for recreational purposes during any portion of a 24-hour period. Revenues. Income generated from recreation amenities at a given project/development during the previous calendar year. Includes fees for access or use of area. Total Units (Schedule 2, column e) - Provide the total length, or area, or number that is appropriate for each amenity type using the metric provided. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 EN16MY13.008</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Trails. Narrow tracks used for non-automobile recreation travel which are mapped and designated for specific use(s) such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, or XC skiing. Trails are recreation amenities which provide the opportunity to engage in recreational pursuits, unlike paths (means of egress whose primary purpose is linking recreation amenities at a facility) or accessible routes (means of egress which meets the needs of persons with disability and links accessible recreation amenities and infrastructure at a facility). Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices [FR Doc. 2013–11641 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–C DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC13–12–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–577); 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 collection FERC–577, Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance, 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 (78 FR 13657, 2/28/2013) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC–577 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by June 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0128, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory SUMMARY: 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. IC13–12–000, 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, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance. OMB Control No.: 1902–0128. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–577 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. 28825 Abstract: Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) 1 requires that all Federal agencies must include in every recommendation or report on proposals for legislation and other major federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, a detailed statement on: the environmental impact on the proposed actions; any adverse environmental effects which cannot be avoided should the proposal be implemented; alternatives to the proposed action; the relationship between local short-term uses of man’s environment and the maintenance and enhancement of long term productivity; and any irreversible and irretrievable commitment of resources which would be involved in the proposed action should it be implemented. In order to comply with NEPA, the Commission requires applicants seeking authorization for the construction and abandonment of facilities to provide specific environmental information during the pre-filing process (18 CFR 157.21) and to provide a detailed environmental report with their application (18 CFR 380.12) that describes the impact the project is likely to have and the measures the applicant will implement to mitigate those impacts. Type of Respondents: The respondents include all jurisdictional natural gas companies seeking authorization from the Commission to construct or abandon facilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–577: NATURAL GAS FACILITIES: ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE 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) 92 16 1,472 193 284, 096 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Natural Gas Pipelines ............................ The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $19,886,720 [284,096 hours $70/hour 3 = $19,886,720] Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 1 Public Law 91–190. is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide 2 Burden VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. information to or for a Federal agency. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 95 (Thursday, May 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11641]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC13-14-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 80); 
Comment Request; Revision

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of revised information collection and request for 
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    \1\ This notice supersedes the notice issued on 4/18/2013 in 
this same docket, which was subsequently published in the Federal 
Register on 4/25/2013 (78 FR 24402).
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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 Form 80, Licensed 
Hydropower Development Recreation Report.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC13-14-
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 Form 80, Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation 
Report.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0106.
    Type of Request: Minor revisions to the FERC Form 80 information 
collection. requirements with no change to the current reporting 
burden.
    Abstract: FERC uses the information on the FERC Form 80 to 
implement the statutory provisions of sections 4(a), 10(a), 301(a), 304 
and 309 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. sections 797, 803, 
825c & 8254. FERC's authority to collect this information comes from 
section 10(a) of the FPA which requires the Commission to be 
responsible for ensuring that hydro projects subject to FERC 
jurisdiction are consistent with the comprehensive development of the 
nation's waterway for recreation and other beneficial public uses. In 
the interest of fulfilling these objectives, FERC expects licensees 
subject to its jurisdiction to recognize the resources that are 
affected by their activities and to play a role in protecting such 
resources.
    FERC Form 80 is a report on the use and development of recreational 
facilities at hydropower projects licensed by the Commission. 
Applications for licenses, amendments to licenses, and/or changes in 
land rights frequently involve changes in resources available for 
recreation. FERC utilizes the FERC Form 80 data when analyzing the 
adequacy of existing public recreational facilities and when processing 
and reviewing proposed

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amendments to help determine the impact of such changes. In addition, 
the FERC regional office staff uses the FERC Form 80 data when 
conducting inspections of licensed projects. FERC inspectors use the 
data in evaluating compliance with various license conditions and in 
identifying recreational facilities at hydropower projects.
    The FERC Form 80 requires data specified by Title 18 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) under Sec. Sec.  8.11 and 141.14 (and 
discussed at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms.asp#80).
    FERC collects the FERC Form 80 once every six years. The last 
collection was due on April 1, 2009, for data compiled during the 2008 
calendar year. The next collection of the FERC Form 80 is due on April 
1, 2015, with subsequent collections due every sixth year, for data 
compiled during the previous calendar year.
    The Commission made minor revisions throughout the form. 
Specifically, FERC clarified and simplified instructions, removed 
redundancy in certain questions, clarified questions and terms, and 
generally improved the readability of the form.
    FERC has attached the revised form to this notice.
    Type of Respondents: Hydropower project licensees.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ For each reporting period, FERC 
estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information 
collection as: (a) 1,000 respondents, (b) 0.167 response/respondent, 
and (c) 3 hours per response, giving a total of 501 burden hours. The 
Commission has increased its total number of respondents to reflect the 
actual numbers we received during the last two reporting periods. In 
addition, FERC spreads the burden hours and costs over the six-year 
collection cycle in the table below to reflect how the information is 
collected. The average burden hours per response remains unchanged. 
These are the figures FERC will submit to OMB.
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    \2\ FERC 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.

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            Number of respondents              responses per   Total number of     hours per     Estimated total
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $35,070 
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    Comments: The Commission invites comments 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: May 8, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
    Revised Form Attached.
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