Filing Requirements for El. Utility S.A.; Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act; Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process; Order Extending and Setting Deadlines To File Electric Quarterly Reports, 14031-14032 [2014-05337]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 48 / Wednesday, March 12, 2014 / Notices p. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 6, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–05419 Filed 3–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13877–001] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mahoning Hydropower, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 13877–001. c. Date Filed: January 2, 2014. d. Submitted By: Mahoning Hydropower, LLC. e. Name of Project: Stonewall Jackson Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the West Fork River, in Lewis County, West Virginia. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Anthony Marra, 700 E. 73rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44103; (440) 804–6627; email—Anthony@marrainc.com. i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502–6736; or email at monir.chowdhury@ferc.gov. j. Mahoning Hydropower, LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on January 2, 2014, and provided public notice of its request on January 3, 2014. In a letter dated March 5, 2014, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Mahoning Hydropower, LLC’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and (b) the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Mar 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 l. Mahoning Hydropower, LLC filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. m. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. n. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 5, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–05309 Filed 3–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. RM01–8–000; RM10–12–000; RM12–3–000] Filing Requirements for El. Utility S.A.; Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act; Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process; Order Extending and Setting Deadlines To File Electric Quarterly Reports Before Commissioners: Cheryl A. LaFleur, Acting Chairman; Philip D. Moeller, John R. Norris, and Tony Clark. 1. This order establishes new deadlines for filing the third quarter (Q3) 2013 Electric Quarterly Report (EQR), fourth quarter (Q4) 2013 EQR, and first quarter (Q1) 2014 EQR. On September 21, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued Order No. 768,1 which, among 1 Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act, Order No. 768, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,336 (2012), order on reh’g, Order No. 768–A, 143 FERC ¶ 61,054 (2013); see also Revised Public Utility Filing Requirements, Order No. 2001, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,127, reh’g PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14031 other things, revised the existing EQR filing requirements to require market participants that are excluded from the Commission’s jurisdiction under section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 2 and have more than a de minimis market presence to file EQRs with the Commission. The requirement for certain non-public utilities to file EQRs was to be implemented at the same time as the requirement for all EQR filers (both public utilities and non-public utilities) to report the revised EQR data fields adopted in Order No. 768, i.e., beginning with Q3 2013.3 2. On November 12, 2012, the Commission issued Order No. 770,4 which, among other things, revised the Commission’s regulations to change the process for filing EQRs. In Order No. 770, the Commission announced that, due to technology changes that will render the current filing process outmoded, ineffective, and unsustainable, the Commission will discontinue the use of Commissiondistributed software to file an EQR. The Commission reported that, instead, it will adopt a web-based approach to filing EQRs that will allow a public or non-public utility to file an EQR directly through the Commission’s Web site, either through a web interface or by submitting an Extensible Mark-Up Language-formatted file. The Commission stated that the changes to the process for filing EQRs would apply to EQR filings beginning with the Q3 2013 EQR.5 3. On October 10, 2013, the Commission notified all public and nonpublic utilities that they were not to file Q3 2013 EQRs until the web-based approach was available.6 The Commission extended the deadline for public and non-public utilities to file Q3 denied, Order No. 2001–A, 100 FERC ¶ 61,074, reh’g denied, Order No. 2001–B, 100 FERC ¶ 61,342, order directing filing, Order No. 2001–C, 101 FERC ¶ 61,314 (2002), order directing filing, Order No. 2001–D, 102 FERC ¶ 61,334, order refining filing requirements, Order No. 2001–E, 105 FERC ¶ 61,352 (2003), order on clarification, Order No. 2001–F, 106 FERC ¶ 61,060 (2004), order revising filing requirements, Order No. 2001–G, 120 FERC ¶ 61,270, order on reh’g and clarification, Order No. 2001–H, 121 FERC ¶ 61,289 (2007), order revising filing requirements, Order No. 2001–I, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,282 (2008). 2 16 U.S.C. ¶ 824d (2012). Order No. 768 refers to market participants that are not public utilities under section 201(f) of the FPA as ‘‘non-public utilities.’’ 3 Order No. 768, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,336 at P 4. 4 Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process, Order No. 770, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,338 (2012). 5 Id. PP 1, 47. 6 Filing Requirements for El. Utility S.A., 145 FERC ¶ 61,031 (2013). E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14032 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 48 / Wednesday, March 12, 2014 / Notices 2013 EQRs from October 31, 2013 to a date to be determined. 4. On December 27, 2013, the Commission notified all public and nonpublic utilities that they were not to file Q4 2013 EQRs until after the web-based approach was available.7 The Commission extended the deadline for public and non-public utilities to file Q4 2013 EQRs from January 31, 2014 to a date to be determined. The Commission stated that it would issue a notice that would notify all public and non-public utility EQR filers when the new webbased approach was available and provide the new deadline for filing Q3 and Q4 2013 EQRs. 5. The Commission hereby notifies all public and non-public utilities that they are to file Q3 2013 EQRs during the period April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. 6. The Commission further notifies all public and non-public utilities that they are to file Q4 2013 EQRs during the period May 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014. 7. The Commission further notifies all public and non-public utilities that they are not to file Q1 2014 EQRs during the period April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. The Commission hereby extends the deadline for public and non-public utilities to file Q1 2014 EQRs to the period June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. 8. EQRs for the second quarter (Q2) 2014 will be due during the normal filing period of July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014 and all subsequent filings will be due during the normal filing period, unless otherwise directed by the Commission. 9. The Commission understands that it may take parties some time to become proficient with the new filing system. As a result, the Commission does not intend to penalize parties that are making best efforts for the Q3 2013 EQRs, the Q4 2013 EQRs, and the Q1 2014 EQRs. In that regard, the Commission strongly encourages parties to utilize the month of March 2014 to assure that they are well prepared for the first filing period under the new system. Parties should assure that they are properly eRegistered through the Commission’s Web site and that they have tested their filing processes through the Commission’s EQR Sandbox. Finally, the Commission strongly encourages parties to file early in the filing period and use the ‘‘TestOnly’’ functionality in the filing system so that any issues may be addressed well before the final filing deadline. Finally, the Commission reminds parties that staff is available to answer questions, as directed by Order No. 770.8 Questions may be submitted via email to: eqr@ferc.gov. The Commission orders: (A) The period for filing Q3 2013 EQRs will be April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. (B) The period for filing Q4 2013 EQRs will be May 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014. (C) The period for filing Q1 2014 EQRs is hereby extended, as discussed in the body of this order, to June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. (D) The period for filing Q2 2014 EQRs, as discussed in the body of this order, will remain July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014. All other filing periods shall remain the same, unless otherwise directed by the Commission. 7 Filing Requirements for El. Utility S.A., 145 FERC ¶ 61,282 (2013). 8 Order No. 770, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,338 at P 12. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Mar 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: Issued February 28, 2014. By the Commission. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–05337 Filed 3–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–89–000] National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on February 24, 2014, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel), 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, filed in Docket No. CP14–89–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208 and 157.216 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA). National Fuel seeks authorization to (1) construct and operate approximately 6 miles of 24inch diameter pipeline in Erie County, New York, (2) install various auxiliary facilities in connection with the pipeline replacement, and (3) abandon approximately 5.75 miles of 22-inch diameter pipeline. National Fuel proposes to perform these activities under its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP83–4–000, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Kenneth E. Webster, Attorney, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, or by calling (716) 857–7067 or fax (716) 857–7206 or websterk@natfuel.com or Janet R. Bayer, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, or by calling (716) 857–7429 or fax (716) 857–7206 or jrbferc@ natfuel.com. Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to Section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to Section 7 of the NGA. Pursuant to Section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter’s will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. RM01-8-000; RM10-12-000; RM12-3-000]


Filing Requirements for El. Utility S.A.; Electricity Market 
Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act; 
Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process; Order Extending 
and Setting Deadlines To File Electric Quarterly Reports

Before Commissioners: Cheryl A. LaFleur, Acting Chairman; Philip D. 
Moeller, John R. Norris, and Tony Clark.

    1. This order establishes new deadlines for filing the third 
quarter (Q3) 2013 Electric Quarterly Report (EQR), fourth quarter (Q4) 
2013 EQR, and first quarter (Q1) 2014 EQR. On September 21, 2012, the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued Order No. 
768,\1\ which, among other things, revised the existing EQR filing 
requirements to require market participants that are excluded from the 
Commission's jurisdiction under section 205 of the Federal Power Act 
(FPA) \2\ and have more than a de minimis market presence to file EQRs 
with the Commission. The requirement for certain non-public utilities 
to file EQRs was to be implemented at the same time as the requirement 
for all EQR filers (both public utilities and non-public utilities) to 
report the revised EQR data fields adopted in Order No. 768, i.e., 
beginning with Q3 2013.\3\
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    \1\ Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of 
the Federal Power Act, Order No. 768, FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,336 
(2012), order on reh'g, Order No. 768-A, 143 FERC ] 61,054 (2013); 
see also Revised Public Utility Filing Requirements, Order No. 2001, 
FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,127, reh'g denied, Order No. 2001-A, 100 
FERC ] 61,074, reh'g denied, Order No. 2001-B, 100 FERC ] 61,342, 
order directing filing, Order No. 2001-C, 101 FERC ] 61,314 (2002), 
order directing filing, Order No. 2001-D, 102 FERC ] 61,334, order 
refining filing requirements, Order No. 2001-E, 105 FERC ] 61,352 
(2003), order on clarification, Order No. 2001-F, 106 FERC ] 61,060 
(2004), order revising filing requirements, Order No. 2001-G, 120 
FERC ] 61,270, order on reh'g and clarification, Order No. 2001-H, 
121 FERC ] 61,289 (2007), order revising filing requirements, Order 
No. 2001-I, FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,282 (2008).
    \2\ 16 U.S.C. ] 824d (2012). Order No. 768 refers to market 
participants that are not public utilities under section 201(f) of 
the FPA as ``non-public utilities.''
    \3\ Order No. 768, FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,336 at P 4.
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    2. On November 12, 2012, the Commission issued Order No. 770,\4\ 
which, among other things, revised the Commission's regulations to 
change the process for filing EQRs. In Order No. 770, the Commission 
announced that, due to technology changes that will render the current 
filing process outmoded, ineffective, and unsustainable, the Commission 
will discontinue the use of Commission-distributed software to file an 
EQR. The Commission reported that, instead, it will adopt a web-based 
approach to filing EQRs that will allow a public or non-public utility 
to file an EQR directly through the Commission's Web site, either 
through a web interface or by submitting an Extensible Mark-Up 
Language-formatted file. The Commission stated that the changes to the 
process for filing EQRs would apply to EQR filings beginning with the 
Q3 2013 EQR.\5\
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    \4\ Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process, Order 
No. 770, FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,338 (2012).
    \5\ Id. PP 1, 47.
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    3. On October 10, 2013, the Commission notified all public and non-
public utilities that they were not to file Q3 2013 EQRs until the web-
based approach was available.\6\ The Commission extended the deadline 
for public and non-public utilities to file Q3

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    \6\ Filing Requirements for El. Utility S.A., 145 FERC ] 61,031 
(2013).
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    4. On December 27, 2013, the Commission notified all public and 
non-public utilities that they were not to file Q4 2013 EQRs until 
after the web-based approach was available.\7\ The Commission extended 
the deadline for public and non-public utilities to file Q4 2013 EQRs 
from January 31, 2014 to a date to be determined. The Commission stated 
that it would issue a notice that would notify all public and non-
public utility EQR filers when the new web-based approach was available 
and provide the new deadline for filing Q3 and Q4 2013 EQRs.
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    \7\ Filing Requirements for El. Utility S.A., 145 FERC ] 61,282 
(2013).
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    5. The Commission hereby notifies all public and non-public 
utilities that they are to file Q3 2013 EQRs during the period April 1, 
2014 to April 30, 2014.
    6. The Commission further notifies all public and non-public 
utilities that they are to file Q4 2013 EQRs during the period May 1, 
2014 to May 31, 2014.
    7. The Commission further notifies all public and non-public 
utilities that they are not to file Q1 2014 EQRs during the period 
April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. The Commission hereby extends the 
deadline for public and non-public utilities to file Q1 2014 EQRs to 
the period June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.
    8. EQRs for the second quarter (Q2) 2014 will be due during the 
normal filing period of July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014 and all 
subsequent filings will be due during the normal filing period, unless 
otherwise directed by the Commission.
    9. The Commission understands that it may take parties some time to 
become proficient with the new filing system. As a result, the 
Commission does not intend to penalize parties that are making best 
efforts for the Q3 2013 EQRs, the Q4 2013 EQRs, and the Q1 2014 EQRs. 
In that regard, the Commission strongly encourages parties to utilize 
the month of March 2014 to assure that they are well prepared for the 
first filing period under the new system. Parties should assure that 
they are properly eRegistered through the Commission's Web site and 
that they have tested their filing processes through the Commission's 
EQR Sandbox. Finally, the Commission strongly encourages parties to 
file early in the filing period and use the ``Test-Only'' functionality 
in the filing system so that any issues may be addressed well before 
the final filing deadline. Finally, the Commission reminds parties that 
staff is available to answer questions, as directed by Order No. 
770.\8\ Questions may be submitted via email to: eqr@ferc.gov.
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    \8\ Order No. 770, FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,338 at P 12.
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    The Commission orders:
    (A) The period for filing Q3 2013 EQRs will be April 1, 2014 to 
April 30, 2014.
    (B) The period for filing Q4 2013 EQRs will be May 1, 2014 to May 
31, 2014.
    (C) The period for filing Q1 2014 EQRs is hereby extended, as 
discussed in the body of this order, to June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.
    (D) The period for filing Q2 2014 EQRs, as discussed in the body of 
this order, will remain July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014. All other filing 
periods shall remain the same, unless otherwise directed by the 
Commission.

    Dated: Issued February 28, 2014.

    By the Commission.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
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