Office of General Counsel; Agency Information Collection Extension, 18545-18546 [2014-07365]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 2, 2014 / Notices abandon in place the existing 4.72 miles of 20-inch, 1910–1962 vintage bare steel pipe of Lines KNY and KM3, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open for public inspection. Any questions regarding the applications should be directed to Kenneth E. Webster, Attorney for National Fuel, 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221 or call 716–857–7067. Any person may, within 60 days after the 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. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file 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 protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of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 copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Apr 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 environmental review process. Environmental commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: March 24, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07304 Filed 4–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Office of General Counsel; Agency Information Collection Extension Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), an element of the Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years without change, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Western’s current OMB control number 1910–5136 for its Applicant Profile Data form (APD) expires on September 30, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18545 Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before the end of the comment period that closes on June 2, 2014. Western must receive comments by the end of the comment period to ensure consideration. DATES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Ronald Klinefelter, Assistant General Counsel, Western Area Power Administration, 12155 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228 or by email to PRAComments@wapa.gov. Please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Information Collection’’ as the subject of your comments. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Mr. Ronald Klinefelter, Assistant General Counsel, Western Area Power Administration, 12155 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, telephone (720) 962–7010, or email PRAComments@wapa.gov. Western’s existing collection instrument, the APD, can be viewed in the Invitation for Public Comments on Western’s Web page ww2.wapa.gov/ sites/Western/Documents/ APDcomments.pdf. This information collection request relates to: (1) OMB No. 1910–5136; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Western Area Power Administration Applicant Profile Data; (3) Type of Review: renewal; (4) Purpose: The proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of Western’s functions. Western markets a limited amount of Federal power. Western has discretion to determine who will receive an allocation of Federal power. Due to the high demand for Western’s power and limited amount of available power under established marketing plans, Western needs to be able to collect information using the APD to evaluate the entities that apply to receive allocations of Federal power; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 33.3; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 33.3; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 266.7; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $31,564.37. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Statutory Authority Reclamation Laws are a series of laws arising from the Desert Land Act of 1872 and include but are not limited to: the Desert Land Act of 1872, Reclamation Act of 1902, Reclamation Project Act of 1939, and the Acts authorizing each individual project such as the Central E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 18546 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 2, 2014 / Notices Valley Project Authorizing Act of 1937.1 The Reclamation Act of 1902 established the Federal reclamation program.2 The basic principle of the Reclamation Act of 1902 was that the United States, through the Secretary of the Interior, would build and operate irrigation works from the proceeds of public land sales in the sixteen arid Western states (a seventeenth was later added). The Reclamation Project Act of 1939 expanded the purposes of the reclamation program and specified certain terms for contracts that the Secretary of the Interior enters into to furnish water and power.3 Congress enacted the Reclamation Laws for purposes that include enhancing navigation, protection from floods, reclaiming the arid lands in the Western United States, and for fish and wildlife.4 Congress intended the production of power would be a supplemental feature of the multi-purpose water projects authorized under the Reclamation Laws.5 No contract entered into by the United States for power may impair the efficiency of the project for irrigation purposes.6 Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 is read in pari materia with Reclamation Laws.7 In 1977, the Department of Energy Organization Act transferred the power marketing functions of the Department of the Interior to Western.8 Pursuant to this authority, Western markets Federal hydropower. As part of Western’s marketing authority, Western needs to obtain information from interested entities who desire an allocation of Federal power. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires Western to obtain a clearance from OMB before collecting this information.9 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. This Process Determines the Format of the APD and Is Not a Call for Applications This public process and the associated Federal Register notice only determine the information that Western will collect from an entity desiring to apply for a Federal power allocation. 1 See Ch. 107, 19 stat. 377 (1872), Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388 (1902), Ch, 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), all as amended and supplemented. 2 See, Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388, as amended and supplemented. 3 See, Ch. 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), as amended and supplemented. 4 See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and supplemented. 5 See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and supplemented. 6 See, 43 U.S.C. 485h(c). 7 See Act of December 22, 1944, Ch. 665, 58 Stat. 887, as amended and supplemented. 8 See, 42 U.S.C. 7152(a)(1)(E). 9 See 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Apr 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 This public process is a legal requirement that Western must comply with before Western can request information from potential preference customers. This public process is not the process whereby interested parties request an allocation of Federal power. The actual allocation of power is outside the scope of this proceeding. Please do not submit a request for Federal power in this process. At a later time, through a separate process, Western will issue a call for applications, as part of its projectspecific marketing plans. When Western issues a call for applications, the information Western proposes to collect is voluntary. Western will use the information collected, in conjunction with its project-specific marketing plans, to determine an entity’s eligibility and ultimately which entity will receive an allocation of Federal power. III. Invitation for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated electronic, mechanical or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: March 20, 2014. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–07365 Filed 4–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233; FRL–9908–77] Office of Pesticide Programs; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the Services), are holding a one day workshop to provide a forum for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stakeholders to offer scientific and technical feedback on the interim approaches that were issued in November 2013 by the EPA, USDA, and the Services in response to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report entitled, ‘‘Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides’’. The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to continue their dialogue on the technical aspects of implementing the NAS recommendations, building upon public meetings held in November and December 2013 and the implementation of the enhanced stakeholder engagement process that was finalized in March 2013. The workshop is not designed to, or intended to be a decision-making forum; consensus will not be sought or developed at the meeting. This public meeting furthers the agencies’ goal of developing a consultation process for pesticide impacts on listed species that is efficient, inclusive, and transparent. The meeting will be held on April 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before April 15, 2014. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. DATES: The meeting will be held at Office of Pesticide Programs, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202 in the 1st floor conference room. Webinar and teleconference information will be provided to participants requesting access via webinar and telephone. Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233, may be submitted to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Eiden, Pesticide Reevaluation Division (7508P) and the Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7887; fax number: (703) 308– 8005; email address: eiden.catherine@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 63 (Wednesday, April 2, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Office of General Counsel; Agency Information Collection 
Extension

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), an element of 
the Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, intends to extend for three years without change, an 
information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). Western's current OMB control number 1910-5136 for its Applicant 
Profile Data form (APD) expires on September 30, 2014.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before the end of the comment period that closes on June 
2, 2014. Western must receive comments by the end of the comment period 
to ensure consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Ronald Klinefelter, 
Assistant General Counsel, Western Area Power Administration, 12155 W. 
Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228 or by email to 
PRAComments@wapa.gov. Please refer to ``Paperwork Reduction Act 
Information Collection'' as the subject of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Mr. Ronald Klinefelter, 
Assistant General Counsel, Western Area Power Administration, 12155 W. 
Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, telephone (720) 962-7010, or email 
PRAComments@wapa.gov. Western's existing collection instrument, the 
APD, can be viewed in the Invitation for Public Comments on Western's 
Web page ww2.wapa.gov/sites/Western/Documents/APDcomments.pdf.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request relates 
to: (1) OMB No. 1910-5136; (2) Information Collection Request Title: 
Western Area Power Administration Applicant Profile Data; (3) Type of 
Review: renewal; (4) Purpose: The proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of Western's functions. Western 
markets a limited amount of Federal power. Western has discretion to 
determine who will receive an allocation of Federal power. Due to the 
high demand for Western's power and limited amount of available power 
under established marketing plans, Western needs to be able to collect 
information using the APD to evaluate the entities that apply to 
receive allocations of Federal power; (5) Annual Estimated Number of 
Respondents: 33.3; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 
33.3; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 266.7; (8) Annual 
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $31,564.37.

I. Statutory Authority

    Reclamation Laws are a series of laws arising from the Desert Land 
Act of 1872 and include but are not limited to: the Desert Land Act of 
1872, Reclamation Act of 1902, Reclamation Project Act of 1939, and the 
Acts authorizing each individual project such as the Central

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Valley Project Authorizing Act of 1937.\1\ The Reclamation Act of 1902 
established the Federal reclamation program.\2\ The basic principle of 
the Reclamation Act of 1902 was that the United States, through the 
Secretary of the Interior, would build and operate irrigation works 
from the proceeds of public land sales in the sixteen arid Western 
states (a seventeenth was later added). The Reclamation Project Act of 
1939 expanded the purposes of the reclamation program and specified 
certain terms for contracts that the Secretary of the Interior enters 
into to furnish water and power.\3\ Congress enacted the Reclamation 
Laws for purposes that include enhancing navigation, protection from 
floods, reclaiming the arid lands in the Western United States, and for 
fish and wildlife.\4\ Congress intended the production of power would 
be a supplemental feature of the multi-purpose water projects 
authorized under the Reclamation Laws.\5\ No contract entered into by 
the United States for power may impair the efficiency of the project 
for irrigation purposes.\6\ Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 
is read in pari materia with Reclamation Laws.\7\ In 1977, the 
Department of Energy Organization Act transferred the power marketing 
functions of the Department of the Interior to Western.\8\ Pursuant to 
this authority, Western markets Federal hydropower. As part of 
Western's marketing authority, Western needs to obtain information from 
interested entities who desire an allocation of Federal power. The 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires Western to obtain a clearance 
from OMB before collecting this information.\9\
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    \1\ See Ch. 107, 19 stat. 377 (1872), Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388 
(1902), Ch, 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 
(1937), all as amended and supplemented.
    \2\ See, Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388, as amended and supplemented.
    \3\ See, Ch. 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), as amended and 
supplemented.
    \4\ See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and 
supplemented.
    \5\ See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and 
supplemented.
    \6\ See, 43 U.S.C. 485h(c).
    \7\ See Act of December 22, 1944, Ch. 665, 58 Stat. 887, as 
amended and supplemented.
    \8\ See, 42 U.S.C. 7152(a)(1)(E).
    \9\ See 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.
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II. This Process Determines the Format of the APD and Is Not a Call for 
Applications

    This public process and the associated Federal Register notice only 
determine the information that Western will collect from an entity 
desiring to apply for a Federal power allocation. This public process 
is a legal requirement that Western must comply with before Western can 
request information from potential preference customers. This public 
process is not the process whereby interested parties request an 
allocation of Federal power. The actual allocation of power is outside 
the scope of this proceeding. Please do not submit a request for 
Federal power in this process. At a later time, through a separate 
process, Western will issue a call for applications, as part of its 
project-specific marketing plans. When Western issues a call for 
applications, the information Western proposes to collect is voluntary. 
Western will use the information collected, in conjunction with its 
project-specific marketing plans, to determine an entity's eligibility 
and ultimately which entity will receive an allocation of Federal 
power.

III. Invitation for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the extended collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated electronic, mechanical or other 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: March 20, 2014.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-07365 Filed 4-1-14; 8:45 am]
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