Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-521); Comment Request, 23968-23969 [2014-09665]

Download as PDF 23968 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / Notices VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: April 23, 2014. Deborah S. Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2014–09604 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC14–8–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc–521); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 16 U.S.C. 803. Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by 2 The VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Apr 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC–521 (Payments for Benefits from Headwater Benefits) 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 (79 FR 8949, 2/14/2014) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC–521 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0087, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oiralsubmission@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. IC14–8–000, 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: Payments for Benefits from Headwater Benefits. OMB Control No.: 1902–0087. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–521 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC–521 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of Section 10(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).1 The FPA authorizes the Commission to determine headwater benefits received by downstream hydropower project owners. Headwater benefits are the additional energy production possible at a downstream hydropower project resulting from the regulation of river flows by an upstream storage reservoir. When the Commission completes a study of a river basin, it determines headwater benefits charges that will be apportioned among the various downstream beneficiaries. A headwater benefits charge and the cost incurred by the Commission to complete an evaluation are paid by downstream hydropower project owners. In essence, the owners of non-federal hydropower projects that directly benefit from a headwater improvement must pay an equitable portion of the annual charges for interest, maintenance, and depreciation of the headwater project to the U.S. Treasury. The regulations provide for apportionment of these costs between the headwater project and downstream projects based on downstream energy gains and propose equitable apportionment methodology that can be applied to all rivers basins in which headwater improvements are built. The Commission requires owners of non-federal hydropower projects to file data for determining annual charges as outlined in 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 11. Type of Respondents: There are two types of entities that respond, Federal and Non-Federal hydropower project owners. The Federal entities that typically respond are the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation. The Non-Federal entities may consist of any Municipal or NonMunicipal hydropower project owner. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: 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 If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 23969 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / Notices FERC–521—PAYMENTS FOR BENEFITS FROM HEADWATER BENEFITS 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) 3 ....................................................................................................................... The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $8,460 [120 hours * $70.50/hour 3 = $8,460] 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. Dated: April 22, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–09665 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC14–77–000. Applicants: ESI Ebensburg, Inc., Ebensburg Power Company, Ebensburg Energy, LLC. Description: Amendment to April 17, 2014 Application of ESI Ebensburg, Inc., et. al. for Approval under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Request for a Shortened Comment Period and Expedited Consideration. Filed Date: 4/21/14. Accession Number: 20140421–5233. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/8/14. Docket Numbers: EC14–79–000. Applicants: ITC Midwest LLC. 3 $70.50/hour is the average FERC employee salary plus benefits. We assume (based upon consultation of subject matter experts for this industry) that respondents to this collection are similarly compensated in terms of salary and benefits. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Apr 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 1 Description: ITC Midwest LLC Application Pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Power Act (IPL Battery Assets). Filed Date: 4/21/14. Accession Number: 20140421–5237. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/12/14. Docket Numbers: EC14–80–000. Applicants: Energia Sierra Juarez U.S., LLC, INTERGEN N.V. Description: Application for Authorization to Transfer Jurisdictional Facilities Pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Request for Expedited Treatment. Filed Date: 4/22/14. Accession Number: 20140422–5145. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/14. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG14–44–000. Applicants: Stephens Ranch Wind Energy, LLC. Description: Notice of Self Certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Stephens Ranch Wind Energy, LLC. Filed Date: 4/22/14. Accession Number: 20140422–5150. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/14. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–1246–008; ER10–1982–009; ER10–1253–008; ER10–1252–008; ER13–764–007; ER12– 2498–007; ER12–2499–007. Applicants: Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc., Consolidated Edison Company of New York,, CONSOLIDATED EDISON SOLUTIONS INC, CED White River Solar, LLC, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Alpaugh 50, LLC, Alpaugh North, LLC. Description: Notice of non-material change status of Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc., et. al. Filed Date: 4/21/14. Accession Number: 20140421–5261. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/12/14. Docket Numbers: ER10–2994–008; ER10–2822–004; ER10–3158–004; ER10–3159–003; ER10–1720–004; ER12–308–004; ER10–3162–004; ER10– 3161–004. Applicants: Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, Atlantic Renewable Projects II PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 40 120 LLC, Dillon Wind LLC, Dry Lake Wind Power, LLC, Dry Lake Wind Power II LLC, Manzana Wind LLC, Mountain View Power Partners III, LLC, Shiloh I Wind Project, LLC. Description: Supplement to June 28, 2013 Updated Market Power Analysis for the Southwest Region of Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, et. al. Filed Date: 4/22/14. Accession Number: 20140422–5177. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/2/14. Docket Numbers: ER13–2301–001. Applicants: Dominion Energy Marketing, Inc. Description: Amdmt to Pending Filing—Amndmt to Aug 30 2013 re: Category Seller Status to be effective 10/ 1/2013. Filed Date: 4/21/14. Accession Number: 20140421–5223. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/12/14. Docket Numbers: ER14–706–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: 2014–04–22_Schedule 3 Compliance Filing Amendment re: Order 784 to be effective 12/27/2013. Filed Date: 4/22/14. Accession Number: 20140422–5176. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/14. Docket Numbers: ER14–1751–000. Applicants: C2K Energy, LLC. Description: Application for Market Based Rate Authority to be effective 6/21/2014. Filed Date: 4/22/14. Accession Number: 20140422–5059. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/14. Docket Numbers: ER14–1752–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: 2014–04–22 1st Quarter Tariff Pricing Clean-Up Filing to be effective 4/23/2014. Filed Date: 4/22/14. Accession Number: 20140422–5155. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/14. Docket Numbers: ER14–1753–000. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Notice of Termination of Hercules Municipal Utility IA and WDT SAs to be effective 4/10/2014. Filed Date: 4/22/14. Accession Number: 20140422–5202. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/14. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23968-23969]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09665]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC14-8-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-521); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy 
(DOE).

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information 
collection FERC-521 (Payments for Benefits from Headwater Benefits) 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 (79 FR 8949, 2/14/2014) requesting public comments. 
FERC received no comments on the FERC-521 and is making this notation 
in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 29, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0087, 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. IC14-8-000, 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/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, by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by fax at 
(202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Payments for Benefits from Headwater Benefits.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0087.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-521 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC-
521 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of 
Section 10(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).\1\ The FPA authorizes the 
Commission to determine headwater benefits received by downstream 
hydropower project owners. Headwater benefits are the additional energy 
production possible at a downstream hydropower project resulting from 
the regulation of river flows by an upstream storage reservoir.
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 803.
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    When the Commission completes a study of a river basin, it 
determines headwater benefits charges that will be apportioned among 
the various downstream beneficiaries. A headwater benefits charge and 
the cost incurred by the Commission to complete an evaluation are paid 
by downstream hydropower project owners. In essence, the owners of non-
federal hydropower projects that directly benefit from a headwater 
improvement must pay an equitable portion of the annual charges for 
interest, maintenance, and depreciation of the headwater project to the 
U.S. Treasury. The regulations provide for apportionment of these costs 
between the headwater project and downstream projects based on 
downstream energy gains and propose equitable apportionment methodology 
that can be applied to all rivers basins in which headwater 
improvements are built. The Commission requires owners of non-federal 
hydropower projects to file data for determining annual charges as 
outlined in 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 11.
    Type of Respondents: There are two types of entities that respond, 
Federal and Non-Federal hydropower project owners. The Federal entities 
that typically respond are the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US 
Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation. The Non-Federal entities 
may consist of any Municipal or Non-Municipal hydropower project owner.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \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.

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                                                     Number of                    Average burden     Estimated
              Number of respondents                responses per   Total number      hours per     total annual
                                                    respondent     of responses      response         burden
(A)                                                          (B)     (A) x (B) =             (D)       (C) x (D)
                                                                             (C)
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3...............................................               1               3              40             120
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $8,460 
[120 hours * $70.50/hour \3\ = $8,460]
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    \3\ $70.50/hour is the average FERC employee salary plus 
benefits. We assume (based upon consultation of subject matter 
experts for this industry) that respondents to this collection are 
similarly compensated in terms of salary and benefits.
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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.

    Dated: April 22, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-09665 Filed 4-28-14; 8:45 am]
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