Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-577); Comment Request, 28825-28826 [2013-11663]

Download as PDF 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. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 Average salary (per hour) plus benefits per fulltime equivalent employee PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28826 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices Dated: May 9, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3372. Dated: May 10, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–11663 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2013–11658 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [ Project No. 6440–008] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Lakeport Hydroelectric Associates, Lakeport Hydroelectric Corporation, Lakeport Hydroelectric One, LLC; Notice of Application for Transfer of License, and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On April 4, 2013, Lakeport Hydroelectric Associates and Lakeport Hydroelectric Corporation (transferors) and Lakeport Hydroelectric One, LLC (transferee) filed an application for the transfer of license for the Lakeport Project, FERC No. 6440, located on the Winnipesaukee River in Belknap County, New Hampshire. Applicants seek Commission approval to transfer the license for the Lakeport Project from the transferors to the transferee. Applicants’ Contact: Shannon P. Coleman, Director, Legal Regulatory Strategy, Algonquin-Liberty Business Services, 2865 Bristol Circle, Oakville, ON, Canada L6H 6X5, telephone (905) 465–4462. FERC Contact: Patricia W. Gillis (202) 502–8735, patricia.gillis@ferc.gov. Deadline for filing comments and motions to intervene: 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. Comments and motions to intervene may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paperfiled. To paper-file, an original plus seven copies should be mailed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of Commission’s Web site at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–6440) in the docket number field to access the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project 2629–014] Village of Morrisville, Vermont; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 2629–014. c. Date Filed: April 25, 2013. d. Applicant: Village of Morrisville, Vermont (Morrisville). e. Name of Project: Morrisville Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Green River, Elmore Pond Brook, and Lamoille River, in Lamoille County, Vermont. The project does not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Craig Myotte, Village of Morrisville, Water & Light Department, P.O. Box 460—857 Elmore Street, Morrisville, Vermont, 05661– 0460; (802) 888–6521 or cmyotte@mwlvt.com. i. FERC Contact: Steve Kartalia, (202) 502–6131 or stephen.kartalia@ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. The Project Description: The existing Morrisville Hydroelectric Project consists of four developments with a total installed capacity of 4,990 kilowatts (kW). The project’s average annual generation is 9,032,221 kilowatthours. The power generated by the Morrisville Project is used by Morrisville to meet the power needs of its regional retail customers within the Village of Morrisville and surrounding communities. Green River Development The existing Green River Development is located on the Green River and consists of: (1) A 360-foot- PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 long, 105-foot-high concrete arch dam that includes, near its center, a 60-footlong ungated spillway with a crest elevation of 1,220 feet above mean sea level (msl); (2) a 45-foot-long, 15-foothigh concrete gravity weir that creates a 180-foot-long, 11-foot-deep stilling pool downstream of the concrete arch dam; (3) a 200-foot-long, 16-foot-high earthen embankment with 2-foot-high wooden wave barriers approximately 1.25 miles southeast of the concrete arch dam; (4) a 690-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 17,400-acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 1,220 feet msl; (5) a 16-foot-long, 12-foot-high gated intake structure; (6) a 22-foot-long, 16-foot-wide intake-valve house and a 14-foot-long, 13-foot-wide outlet-valve house; (7) a 116-foot-long penstock, that includes a 6-foot-diameter, 94.5-footlong buried, steel section that bifurcates into two 3-foot-diameter, 21.5-foot-long steel sections; (8) a 32-foot-long, 37-footwide concrete powerhouse containing two 945-kW turbine-generator units for a total installed capacity of 1,890 kW; (9) a 14.5-foot-long, concrete tailrace; (10) a 5-mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line connecting the powerhouse to the regional grid; and (11) appurtenant facilities. The Green River Development bypasses approximately 180 feet of the Green River, including the stilling pool. Lake Elmore Development The existing Lake Elmore Development is located on Elmore Pond Brook and consists of: (1) A 26-footlong, 10-foot-high concrete gravity dam and spillway with a crest elevation of 1,139 feet msl; (2) a 300-acre impoundment (Lake Elmore) with a 1,000-acre-foot storage capacity and a normal maximum water surface elevation of 1,139 feet msl; (3) a 8.5foot-long, 7.5-foot-wide gatehouse; (4) a 8.3-foot-long, 3.5-foot-high gated intake structure; (5) a 2.5-foot-long concretelined tailrace; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Morrisville Development The existing Morrisville Development is located on the Lamoille River and consists of: (1) A 384-foot-long, 37-foothigh concrete gravity dam comprised of a 138-foot-long concrete retaining wall, a 30-foot-long intake and gatehouse section, and a 216-foot-long spillway with two 108-foot-long, 4-foot-high Obermeyer inflatable crest gates and a crest elevation of 627.79 feet msl; (2) a 141-foot-long, 8-foot-high concrete wall approximately 260 feet northwest of the dam that includes a 60-foot-long overflow section (back spillway) with 2foot-high wooden flashboards ; (3) a 15- E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC13-12-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-577); 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 
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 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/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, 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.
    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.
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    \1\ Public Law 91-190.
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    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:
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    \2\ 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.

                                          FERC-577: Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance
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                                                                               Number of
                                                           Number of         responses per      Total number of     Average burden      Estimated total
                                                          respondents         respondent           responses      hours per response     annual burden
                                                                    (A)                 (B)           (A)x(B)=(C)               (D)                   (C) x (D)
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Natural Gas Pipelines...............................                 92                  16               1,472                 193            284, 096
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is 
$19,886,720 [284,096 hours $70/hour \3\ = $19,886,720]
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    \3\ Average salary (per hour) 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.


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    Dated: May 9, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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