Commission Information Collection Activities, (FERC-725E, FERC-583, FERC-512, and FERC-588); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension, 19888-19891 [2014-08038]

Download as PDF 19888 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices cable shall be connected to the freezer prior to testing. The freezer must be plugged in in during testing, but shall be placed in the ‘‘off’’ position on the control panel. The refrigerator portion of the control panel shall then be used to set the appropriate temperatures for the refrigerator test as required by Section 3. Test Control Settings and perform the remainder of the test as prescribed by this Appendix. (4) Representations. Liebherr may make representations about the energy use of its refrigerator-freezer products for compliance, marketing, or other purposes only to the extent that such products have been tested in accordance with the provisions outlined above and such representations fairly disclose the results of such testing. DOE notes that Liebherr has not petitioned for a test procedure waiver nor requested an interim waiver for its accompanying freezer models. Thus, the freezer models shall be tested according to the applicable test procedure in appendix B to subpart B of 10 CFR part 430 without modification. (5) This waiver shall remain in effect consistent with the provisions of 10 CFR 430.27(m). (6) This waiver is issued on the condition that the statements, representations, and documentary materials provided by the petitioner are valid and accurate. DOE may revoke or modify this waiver at any time if it determines the factual basis underlying the petition for waiver is incorrect, or the results from the alternate test procedure are unrepresentative of the basic models’ true energy consumption characteristics. (7) This waiver applies only to those basic models set out in Liebherr’s September 27, 2013, petition for waiver. The granting of this waiver does not release the petitioner from the certification requirements set forth at 10 CFR part 429. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Issued in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2014. Kathleen B. Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2014–08076 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC14–10–000] Commission Information Collection Activities, (FERC–725E, FERC–583, FERC–512, and FERC–588); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 USC 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the requirements and burden 1 of the information collections described below. Please note that this is the first time FERC has issued a consolidated notice involving otherwise unrelated information collections. DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due June 9, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC14–10–000) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in your comments. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 1 The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is distinct from the others contained within this notice. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of information are 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 estimates of the burden and cost of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FERC–725E, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Western Electric Coordinating Council OMB Control No.: 1902–0246. Abstract: The information collected by the FERC–725E (OMB Control No. 1902–0246) is required to implement the statutory provisions of section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824o). Section 215 of the FPA buttresses the Commission’s efforts to strengthen the reliability of the interstate grid through the grant of new authority by providing for a system of mandatory Reliability Standards developed by the Electric Reliability Organization. Reliability Standards that the ERO proposes to the Commission may include Reliability Standards that are proposed to the ERO by a Regional Entity.2 A Regional Entity is an entity that has been approved by the Commission to enforce Reliability Standards under delegated authority from the ERO.3 On June 8, 2008 in an adjudicatory order, the Commission approved eight regional Reliability Standards submitted by the ERO that were proposed by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).4 WECC is responsible for coordinating and promoting electric system reliability. In addition to promoting a reliable electric power system in the Western Interconnection, WECC 2 16 U.S.C. 824o(e)(4). U.S.C. 824o(a)(7) and (e)(4). 4 72FR33462, June 18, 2007. 3 16 E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 19889 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices supports efficient competitive power markets, ensures open and nondiscriminatory transmission access among members, and provides a forum for resolving transmission access disputes plus the coordination of operating and planning activities of its members. There are eight Reliability Standards currently applicable in the WECC region. These standards generally require entities to document compliance with substantive requirements, retain documentation, and submit reports to WECC. • BAL–002–WECC–2 requires balancing authorities and reserve sharing groups to document compliance with the contingency reserve requirements described in the standard. • BAL–004–WECC–02 requires balancing authorities to document that time error corrections and primary inadvertent interchange payback were conducted according the requirements in the standard. • FAC–501–WECC–1 requires transmission owners with certain transmission paths to have a transmission maintenance and inspection plan and to document maintenance and inspection activities according to the plan. • IRO–006–WECC–1 requires balancing authorities and reliability coordinators document actions taken to mitigate unscheduled flow. • PRC–004–WECC–1 requires transmission owners, generator owners and transmission operators to document their analysis and/or mitigation due to certain misoperations on major transfer paths. This standard requires that documentation be kept for six years. • TOP–007–WECC–1 requires transmission operators to document that when actual flows on major transfer paths exceed system operating limits their schedules and actual flows are not exceeded for longer than a specified time. • VAR–002–WECC–1 requires generator operators and transmission operators to provide quarterly reports to the compliance monitor and have evidence related to their synchronous generators, synchronous condensers, and automatic voltage regulators. • VAR–501–WECC–1 requires generator operators to provide quarterly reports to the compliance monitor and have evidence regarding operation of their power system stabilizers. The information generated by these standards generally serves to ensure entities are complying with applicable Reliability Standards. Type of Respondents: Balancing authorities, reserve sharing groups, transmission owners, reliability coordinators, transmission operators, generator operators. Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–725E, MANDATORY RELIABILITY STANDARDS FOR THE WESTERN ELECTRIC COORDINATING COUNCIL Number of respondents 5 Average burden/cost per response Total annual burden hours (Total annual cost) (1) FERC data collection Annual number of responses per respondent (2) (4) (1)*(2)*(3) FERC–725E Reporting: Balancing Authorities ........................................................................ Generator Operators ........................................................................ Transmission Operators applicable to standard VAR–002 6 ............ Transmission Operators that operate qualified transfer paths 7 ....... Transmission Owners that operate qualified transfer paths 8 .......... Reliability Coordinators ..................................................................... Reserve Sharing Group .................................................................... 1 1 4 3 3 1 1 21 10 10 40 40 1 1 714 2,280 3,440 1,080 600 1 3 Total ........................................................................................... Record-keeping: 9 Balancing Authorities ........................................................................ Balancing Authorities (IRO–006) 10 .................................................. Generator Operators ........................................................................ Transmission Operator (VAR–002) .................................................. Transmission Operator ..................................................................... Transmission Owner ......................................................................... Reliability Coordinator 11 ................................................................... .......................... .......................... .......................... 8,118 .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... 71 34 228 344 108 60 34 Total ........................................................................................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 34 228 86 9 5 1 3 .......................... .......................... .......................... 879 5 Number of respondents derived from the NERC Compliance Registry as of February 25, 2014. 6 Based on estimates in Order 751, Docket No. RM09–9–000 7 Based on burden estimates taken from the Order in Docket No. RR07–11–000 P. 130. 8 Id. 9 Based on 10% total annual burden hours per response. 10 Based on record keeping hours for Balancing Authorities in Order 746 in Docket No. RM09–19– 000 implementing IRO–006–WECC–1. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 FERC–583, Annual Kilowatt Generating Report (Annual Charges) OMB Control No.: 1902–0136. Abstract: The FERC–583 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of section 10(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 803(e)), which requires the Commission to collect annual charges from hydropower licensees for, among other 11 Based on record keeping hours in Order 746 in Docket No. RM09–19–000. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 things, the cost of administering Part I of the FPA and for the use of United States dams. In addition, section 3401 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (OBRA) authorizes the Commission to ‘‘assess and collect fees and annual charges in any fiscal year in amounts equal to all of the costs incurred by the Commission in that fiscal year.’’ The information is collected annually and used to determine the amounts of the annual charges to be assessed licensees for E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 19890 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices reimbursable government administrative costs and for the use of government dams. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 11. Type of Respondent: FERC-regulated private and public hydropower licensees. Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–583, ANNUAL KILOWATT GENERATING REPORT (ANNUAL CHARGES) Number of respondents 12 Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 13 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1)*(2)=(3) (4) (3)*(4)=(5) (5)÷(1) 517 1 517 2 $141 1,034 $72,897 $141 FERC–512, Application for Preliminary Permit OMB Control No.: 1902–0073. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the requirements of FERC–512 to implement the statutory provisions of sections 4(f), 5 and 7 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).14 The purpose of obtaining a preliminary permit is to maintain priority of the application for a license for a hydropower facility while the applicant conducts surveys to prepare maps, plans, specifications and estimates; conducts engineering, economic and environmental feasibility studies; and making financial arrangements. The conditions under which the priority will be maintained are set forth in each permit. During the term of the permit, no other application for a preliminary permit or application for a license submitted by another party can be accepted. The term of the permit is three years. The information collected under the designation FERC–512 is in the form of a written application for a preliminary permit which is used by Commission staff to determine an applicant’s qualifications to hold a preliminary permit, review the proposed hydro development for feasibility and to issue a notice of the application in order to solicit public and agency comments. The Commission implements these mandatory filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 4.31– .33, 4.81–.83. Type of Respondents: Hydropower facilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collectionas: FERC–512—APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY PERMIT Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden/$ per response 15 Total annual burden hours (total annual cost) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1)*(2)=(3) (4) (3)*(4)=(5) (5)÷(1) 125 1 125 37 $2,608.50 4,625 $326,062.50 $2,608.50 OMB Control No.: 1902–0144. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the requirements of FERC–588 to implement the statutory provisions of sections 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (Pub. L. 75–688) (15 U.S.C. 717– 717w) and provisions of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA), 15 U.S.C. 3301–3432. Under the NGA, a natural gas company must obtain Commission approval to engage in the transportation, sale or exchange of natural gas in interstate commerce. However, section 7(c) exempts from certificate requirements ‘‘temporary acts or operations for which the issuance of a certificate will not be required in the public interest.’’ The NGPA also provides for non-certificated interstate transactions involving intrastate pipelines and local distribution companies. A temporary operation, or emergency, is defined as any situation in which an actual or expected shortage of gas supply would require an interstate pipeline company, intrastate pipeline, local distribution company, or Hinshaw pipeline to curtail deliveries of gas or provide less than the projected level of service to the customer. The natural gas companies which provide the temporary assistance to the companies which are having the ‘‘emergency’’ must file the necessary information described in Part 284, Subpart I of the Commission’s Regulations with the Commission so that it may determine if their assisting transaction/operation qualifies for exemption. The assisting company may or may not be under the Commission’s jurisdiction and if their assisting actions qualify for the exemption, they will not become subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction for such actions. A report within forty-eight hours of the commencement of the transportation, sale or exchange, a request to extend the sixty-day term of 12 Based on data from Fiscal Year 2013, there were 517 projects, owned by 241 FERC-regulated private and public licensees. Many of the licensees owned multiple projects. 13 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $70.50 per hour. 14 16 U.S.C. 797, 798, & 800. 15 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $70.50 per hour. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FERC–588, Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale, and Exchange Transportation VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 19891 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices the emergency transportation, if needed, and a termination report are required. The data required to be filed for the forty-eight hour report is specified by 18 CFR 284.270. Type of Respondents: Natural Gas Pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–588—EMERGENCY NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION, SALE, AND EXCHANGE TRANSPORTATION Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden/$ per response 16 Total annual burden hours (total annual cost) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1)*(2)=(3) (4) (3)*(4)=(5) (5)÷(1) 8 1 8 10 $705 80 $5,640 $705 Dated: April 2, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08038 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC14–4–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–73); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information FERC–73, Oil Pipeline Service Life Data, 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. In response to the notice issued in the Federal Register (79 FR 3362, January 21, 2014) FERC received one comment. FERC responds to the comment below as well as in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0019, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 16 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $70.50 per hour. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. IC14–4–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–73, Oil Pipeline Service Life Data OMB Control No.: 1902–0019 Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–73 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission has authority over interstate oil pipelines as stated in the Interstate Commerce Act, 49 U.S.C. 6501, et. al. As part of the information necessary for the subsequent investigation and review of an oil pipeline company’s proposed depreciation rates, the pipeline companies are required to provide service life data as part of their data submissions if the proposed depreciation rates are based on the remaining physical life calculations. This service life data is submitted on FERC Form No. 73, ‘‘Oil Pipeline Service Life Data.’’ The information collected under the requirements of FERC Form No. 73 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of Sections 306 and 402 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7155 and 7172, and Executive Order No. 12009, 42 FR 46277 (September 13, 1977).1 The submitted data are used by the Commission to assist in the selection of appropriate service lives and book depreciation rates. Book depreciation rates are used by oil pipeline companies to compute the depreciation portion of their operating expense which is a component of their cost of service which in turn is used to determine the transportation rate to assess customers. FERC staff’s recommended book depreciation rates become legally binding when issued by Commission order. These rates remain in effect until a subsequent review is requested and the outcome indicates that a modification is justified. The Commission implements these filings in 18 CFR parts 347 and 357. Type of Respondents: Oil pipeline companies. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: 1 For FERC Form No. 73 filing instructions and materials, please see http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/forms.asp#form73. 2 The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 69 (Thursday, April 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC14-10-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities, (FERC-725E, FERC-
583, FERC-512, and FERC-588); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 USC 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the 
requirements and burden \1\ of the information collections described 
below. Please note that this is the first time FERC has issued a 
consolidated notice involving otherwise unrelated information 
collections.
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    \1\ The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, 
retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal 
agency. For further explanation of what is included in the 
information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal 
Regulations 1320.3.

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DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due June 9, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC14-10-
000) by either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.
    Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in 
your comments.
    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support 
by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208-3676 
(toll-free), or (202) 502-8659 for TTY.
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection 
requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the 
current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is 
distinct from the others contained within this notice.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of 
information are 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 estimates of the 
burden and cost of the collections of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and 
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

FERC-725E, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Western Electric 
Coordinating Council

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0246.
    Abstract: The information collected by the FERC-725E (OMB Control 
No. 1902-0246) is required to implement the statutory provisions of 
section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824o). Section 
215 of the FPA buttresses the Commission's efforts to strengthen the 
reliability of the interstate grid through the grant of new authority 
by providing for a system of mandatory Reliability Standards developed 
by the Electric Reliability Organization. Reliability Standards that 
the ERO proposes to the Commission may include Reliability Standards 
that are proposed to the ERO by a Regional Entity.\2\ A Regional Entity 
is an entity that has been approved by the Commission to enforce 
Reliability Standards under delegated authority from the ERO.\3\ On 
June 8, 2008 in an adjudicatory order, the Commission approved eight 
regional Reliability Standards submitted by the ERO that were proposed 
by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).\4\
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    \2\ 16 U.S.C. 824o(e)(4).
    \3\ 16 U.S.C. 824o(a)(7) and (e)(4).
    \4\ 72FR33462, June 18, 2007.
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    WECC is responsible for coordinating and promoting electric system 
reliability. In addition to promoting a reliable electric power system 
in the Western Interconnection, WECC

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supports efficient competitive power markets, ensures open and non-
discriminatory transmission access among members, and provides a forum 
for resolving transmission access disputes plus the coordination of 
operating and planning activities of its members.
    There are eight Reliability Standards currently applicable in the 
WECC region. These standards generally require entities to document 
compliance with substantive requirements, retain documentation, and 
submit reports to WECC.
     BAL-002-WECC-2 requires balancing authorities and reserve 
sharing groups to document compliance with the contingency reserve 
requirements described in the standard.
     BAL-004-WECC-02 requires balancing authorities to document 
that time error corrections and primary inadvertent interchange payback 
were conducted according the requirements in the standard.
     FAC-501-WECC-1 requires transmission owners with certain 
transmission paths to have a transmission maintenance and inspection 
plan and to document maintenance and inspection activities according to 
the plan.
     IRO-006-WECC-1 requires balancing authorities and 
reliability coordinators document actions taken to mitigate unscheduled 
flow.
     PRC-004-WECC-1 requires transmission owners, generator 
owners and transmission operators to document their analysis and/or 
mitigation due to certain misoperations on major transfer paths. This 
standard requires that documentation be kept for six years.
     TOP-007-WECC-1 requires transmission operators to document 
that when actual flows on major transfer paths exceed system operating 
limits their schedules and actual flows are not exceeded for longer 
than a specified time.
     VAR-002-WECC-1 requires generator operators and 
transmission operators to provide quarterly reports to the compliance 
monitor and have evidence related to their synchronous generators, 
synchronous condensers, and automatic voltage regulators.
     VAR-501-WECC-1 requires generator operators to provide 
quarterly reports to the compliance monitor and have evidence regarding 
operation of their power system stabilizers.
    The information generated by these standards generally serves to 
ensure entities are complying with applicable Reliability Standards.
    Type of Respondents: Balancing authorities, reserve sharing groups, 
transmission owners, reliability coordinators, transmission operators, 
generator operators.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:

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                                                                                                   Total annual
                                                 Number of      Annual  number  Average  burden/   burden hours
                                              respondents \5\   of  responses       cost per      (Total annual
                                                               per  respondent      response          cost)
FERC data collection                                      (1)              (2)              (4)      (1)*(2)*(3)
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                  FERC-725E
Reporting:
    Balancing Authorities...................               34                1               21              714
    Generator Operators.....................              228                1               10            2,280
    Transmission Operators applicable to                   86                4               10            3,440
     standard VAR-002 \6\...................
    Transmission Operators that operate                     9                3               40            1,080
     qualified transfer paths \7\...........
    Transmission Owners that operate                        5                3               40              600
     qualified transfer paths \8\...........
    Reliability Coordinators................                1                1                1                1
    Reserve Sharing Group...................                3                1                1                3
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        Total...............................  ...............  ...............  ...............            8,118
Record-keeping: \9\
    Balancing Authorities...................  ...............  ...............  ...............               71
    Balancing Authorities (IRO-006) \10\....  ...............  ...............  ...............               34
    Generator Operators.....................  ...............  ...............  ...............              228
    Transmission Operator (VAR-002).........  ...............  ...............  ...............              344
    Transmission Operator...................  ...............  ...............  ...............              108
    Transmission Owner......................  ...............  ...............  ...............               60
    Reliability Coordinator \11\............  ...............  ...............  ...............               34
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    \5\ Number of respondents derived from the NERC Compliance 
Registry as of February 25, 2014.
    \6\ Based on estimates in Order 751, Docket No. RM09-9-000
    \7\ Based on burden estimates taken from the Order in Docket No. 
RR07-11-000 P. 130.
    \8\ Id.
    \9\ Based on 10% total annual burden hours per response.
    \10\ Based on record keeping hours for Balancing Authorities in 
Order 746 in Docket No. RM09-19-000 implementing IRO-006-WECC-1.
    \11\ Based on record keeping hours in Order 746 in Docket No. 
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FERC-583, Annual Kilowatt Generating Report (Annual Charges)

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0136.
    Abstract: The FERC-583 is used by the Commission to implement the 
statutory provisions of section 10(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 
(16 U.S.C. 803(e)), which requires the Commission to collect annual 
charges from hydropower licensees for, among other things, the cost of 
administering Part I of the FPA and for the use of United States dams. 
In addition, section 3401 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 
1986 (OBRA) authorizes the Commission to ``assess and collect fees and 
annual charges in any fiscal year in amounts equal to all of the costs 
incurred by the Commission in that fiscal year.'' The information is 
collected annually and used to determine the amounts of the annual 
charges to be assessed licensees for

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reimbursable government administrative costs and for the use of 
government dams. The Commission implements these filing requirements in 
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 11.
    Type of Respondent: FERC-regulated private and public hydropower 
licensees.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:

                          FERC-583, Annual Kilowatt Generating Report (Annual Charges)
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                     Annual  number                       Average  burden      Total annual
    Number of       of responses per   Total number  of    and cost  per     burden hours and       Cost per
 respondents \12\      respondent         responses        response \13\    total annual cost    respondent ($)
(1)                            (2)        (1)*(2)=(3)                (4)        (3)*(4)=(5)            (5)/(1)
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            517                  1                517                  2              1,034               $141
                                                                    $141            $72,897
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    \12\ Based on data from Fiscal Year 2013, there were 517 
projects, owned by 241 FERC-regulated private and public licensees. 
Many of the licensees owned multiple projects.
    \13\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $70.50 per 
hour.
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FERC-512, Application for Preliminary Permit

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0073.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the 
requirements of FERC-512 to implement the statutory provisions of 
sections 4(f), 5 and 7 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).\14\ The purpose 
of obtaining a preliminary permit is to maintain priority of the 
application for a license for a hydropower facility while the applicant 
conducts surveys to prepare maps, plans, specifications and estimates; 
conducts engineering, economic and environmental feasibility studies; 
and making financial arrangements. The conditions under which the 
priority will be maintained are set forth in each permit. During the 
term of the permit, no other application for a preliminary permit or 
application for a license submitted by another party can be accepted. 
The term of the permit is three years. The information collected under 
the designation FERC-512 is in the form of a written application for a 
preliminary permit which is used by Commission staff to determine an 
applicant's qualifications to hold a preliminary permit, review the 
proposed hydro development for feasibility and to issue a notice of the 
application in order to solicit public and agency comments. The 
Commission implements these mandatory filing requirements in the Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 4.31-.33, 4.81-.83.
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    \14\ 16 U.S.C. 797, 798, & 800.
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    Type of Respondents: Hydropower facilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \15\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $70.50 per 
hour.

                                  FERC-512--Application for Preliminary Permit
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                                                                               Total annual
    Number of      Annual  number of   Total number  of  Average  burden/$     burden hours         Cost per
   respondents        responses per       responses        per  response      (total annual      respondent ($)
                       respondent                               \15\              cost)
(1)                            (2)        (1)*(2)=(3)                (4)        (3)*(4)=(5)            (5)/(1)
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            125                  1                125                 37              4,625          $2,608.50
                                                               $2,608.50        $326,062.50
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FERC-588, Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale, and Exchange 
Transportation

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0144.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the 
requirements of FERC-588 to implement the statutory provisions of 
sections 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (Pub. L. 75-688) (15 U.S.C. 
717-717w) and provisions of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA), 
15 U.S.C. 3301-3432. Under the NGA, a natural gas company must obtain 
Commission approval to engage in the transportation, sale or exchange 
of natural gas in interstate commerce. However, section 7(c) exempts 
from certificate requirements ``temporary acts or operations for which 
the issuance of a certificate will not be required in the public 
interest.'' The NGPA also provides for non-certificated interstate 
transactions involving intrastate pipelines and local distribution 
companies.
    A temporary operation, or emergency, is defined as any situation in 
which an actual or expected shortage of gas supply would require an 
interstate pipeline company, intrastate pipeline, local distribution 
company, or Hinshaw pipeline to curtail deliveries of gas or provide 
less than the projected level of service to the customer. The natural 
gas companies which provide the temporary assistance to the companies 
which are having the ``emergency'' must file the necessary information 
described in Part 284, Subpart I of the Commission's Regulations with 
the Commission so that it may determine if their assisting transaction/
operation qualifies for exemption. The assisting company may or may not 
be under the Commission's jurisdiction and if their assisting actions 
qualify for the exemption, they will not become subject to the 
Commission's jurisdiction for such actions.
    A report within forty-eight hours of the commencement of the 
transportation, sale or exchange, a request to extend the sixty-day 
term of

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the emergency transportation, if needed, and a termination report are 
required. The data required to be filed for the forty-eight hour report 
is specified by 18 CFR 284.270.
    Type of Respondents: Natural Gas Pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \16\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $70.50 per 
hour.

                FERC-588--Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale, and Exchange Transportation
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                                                                               Total annual
    Number of      Annual  number of   Total number  of   Average burden/$     burden hours         Cost per
   respondents        responses per       responses      per response \16\    (total annual      respondent ($)
                       respondent                                                 cost)
(1)                            (2)        (1)*(2)=(3)                (4)        (3)*(4)=(5)            (5)/(1)
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              8                  1                  8                 10                 80               $705
                                                                    $705             $5,640
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    Dated: April 2, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-08038 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P