Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-600); Comment Request, 24413-24415 [2014-09802]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., nor would an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment be required. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DOE/FE Evaluation The Application will be reviewed pursuant to section 3 of the NGA, as amended, and the authority contained in DOE Delegation Order No. 00– 002.00L (April 29, 2011) and DOE Redelegation Order No. 00–002.04F (July 11, 2013). In reviewing this LNG export application, DOE will consider domestic need for the gas, as well as any other issues determined to be appropriate, including whether the arrangement is consistent with DOE’s policy of promoting competition in the marketplace by allowing commercial parties to freely negotiate their own trade arrangements. Parties that may oppose this application should comment in their responses on these issues. NEPA requires DOE to give appropriate consideration to the environmental effects of its proposed decisions. No final decision will be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its NEPA responsibilities. Public Comment Procedures In response to this notice, any person may file a protest, comments, or a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as applicable. Any person wishing to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as applicable. The filing of comments or a protest with respect to the Application will not serve to make the commenter or protestant a party to the proceeding, although protests and comments received from persons who are not parties will be considered in determining the appropriate action to be taken on the Application. All protests, comments, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention must meet the requirements specified by the regulations in 10 CFR part 590. Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with FE Docket No. 14–31–LNG in the title line; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES; or (3) hand delivering an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include a reference to FE Docket No. 14–31–LNG. Please Note: If submitting a filing via email, please include all related documents VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 24413 and attachments (e.g., exhibits) in the original email correspondence. Please do not include any active hyperlinks or password protection in any of the documents or attachments related to the filing. All electronic filings submitted to DOE must follow these guidelines to ensure that all documents are filed in a timely manner. Any hardcopy filing submitted greater in length than 50 pages must also include, at the time of the filing, a digital copy on disk of the entire submission. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2014. John A. Anderson, Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. A decisional record on the Application will be developed through responses to this notice by parties, including the parties’ written comments and replies thereto. Additional procedures will be used as necessary to achieve a complete understanding of the facts and issues. A party seeking intervention may request that additional procedures be provided, such as additional written comments, an oral presentation, a conference, or trial-type hearing. Any request to file additional written comments should explain why they are necessary. Any request for an oral presentation should identify the substantial question of fact, law, or policy at issue, show that it is material and relevant to a decision in the proceeding, and demonstrate why an oral presentation is needed. Any request for a conference should demonstrate why the conference would materially advance the proceeding. Any request for a trial-type hearing must show that there are factual issues genuinely in dispute that are relevant and material to a decision and that a trial-type hearing is necessary for a full and true disclosure of the facts. If an additional procedure is scheduled, notice will be provided to all parties. If no party requests additional procedures, a final Opinion and Order may be issued based on the official record, including the Application and responses filed by parties pursuant to this notice, in accordance with 10 CFR 590.316. The Application is available for inspection and copying in the Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities docket room, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. The docket room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Application and any filed protests, motions to intervene or notice of interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE Web address: http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/ gasregulation/index.html. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2014–09886 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. IC14–6–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–600); 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC–600 (Rules of Practice and Procedure: Complaint Procedures) 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 previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 7651, 2/10/2014) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC–600. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0180, 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 Commission, in Docket No. IC14–6–000, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24414 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices 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–600, Rules of Practice and Procedure: Complaint Procedures. OMB Control No.: 1902–0180. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–600 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The information is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C./791a–825r; the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717–717w; the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA), 15 U.S.C. 3301–3432; the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), 16 U.S.C. 2601–2645; the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), 49 App. U.S.C. 1 et. seq.; the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1301–1356; and the Energy Policy Act of 2005, (Pub. L. 109–58) 119 Stat. 594. For the natural gas industry, section 14(a) of the NGA 1 provides that the Commission may permit any person to file with it a statement in writing, under oath or otherwise, as it shall determine, as to any or all facts and circumstances concerning a matter which may be the subject of an investigation. For public utilities, section 307(a) of the FPA 2 provides that the Commission may permit any person to file with it a statement in writing, under oath or otherwise, as it shall determine, as to any or all facts and circumstances mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 15 2 16 U.S.C. 717m; accord 15 U.S.C. 717d. U.S.C. 825f(a); accord 16 U.S.C. 824e. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 concerning a matter which may be the subject of an investigation. Section 215(d)(5) of the FPA 3 provides that the Commission, upon its own motion or upon complaint, may order the Electric Reliability Organization to submit to the Commission a proposed reliability standard or a modification to a reliability standard that addresses a specific matter if the Commission considers such a new or modified reliability standard appropriate to carry out this section. For hydropower projects, section 19 of the FPA 4 provides that, as a condition of a license, jurisdiction is conferred upon the Commission, upon complaint of any person aggrieved or upon its own initiative, to exercise such regulation and control over services, rates, and charges until such time as the State shall have provided a commission or other authority for such regulation and control. For qualifying facilities, section 210(h)(2)(B) of PURPA 5 provides that any electric utility, qualifying cogenerator, or qualifying small power producer may petition the Commission to enforce the requirements of the Commission’s PURPA regulations. For oil pipelines, in Part 1 of the Interstate Commerce Act, sections 1, 6 and 15 (recodified by Pub. L. 95–473 and found as an appendix to Title 49 U.S.C.),6 the Commission is authorized to investigate the rates charged by oil pipeline companies subject to its jurisdiction. If such rate has been filed and allowed by the Commission to go into effect without suspension and hearing, the Commission can investigate the effective rate on its own motion or by complaint filed with the Commission. Section 13 of the ICA 7 provides that any person can file a complaint regarding anything done or omitted to be done by an oil pipeline. In Order No. 602,8 the Commission revised its regulations governing complaints filed with the Commission under the above statutes. Order No. 602 was designed to encourage and support consensual resolution of complaints, 3 16 U.S.C. 824o(d)(5). U.S.C. 812. 5 16 U.S.C. 824a–3(h)(2)(B). 6 49 App. U.S.C. 1 et seq (1988). 7 Id. 13. 8 64 FR 17087 (April 8, 1999) 4 16 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and to organize the complaint procedures so that all complaints are handled in a timely and fair manner. In order to achieve this result, the Commission revised Rule 206 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.206) to require that a complaint satisfy certain informational requirements, to require that answers be filed in a 20-day time frame, and to provide that parties may employ various types of alternative dispute resolution procedures to resolve their disputes. The data in complaints filed by interested/affected parties regarding jurisdictional oil, natural gas, electric and hydropower operations, facilities, and services are used by the Commission in establishing a basis to make an initial determination regarding the merits of the complaint and whether or not to undertake further investigation or provide relief. Investigations may range from whether there is undue discrimination in rates or services to questions regarding market power of regulated entities to environmental concerns. In order to make an informed determination, it is important to know the specifics underlying any oil, gas, electric, and hydropower complaint ‘‘up-front’’ in a timely manner and in sufficient detail to allow the Commission to act swiftly. In addition, such complaint data help the Commission and interested parties to monitor, e.g., the market for undue discrimination or exercises of market power. The information submitted is voluntary but submitted pursuant to prescribed filing requirements. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR parts 343 and 385.206. Type of Respondents: Interested/ affected parties regarding oil, natural gas, electric and hydropower operations, facilities, and services. Estimate of Annual Burden 9: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: 9 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. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24415 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices FERC–600, RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE: COMPLAINT PROCEDURES Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 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 23, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–09802 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 9951–052] Charter Township of Van Buren, Michigan and STS Hydropower, Ltd.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed 10 As indicated in the 60-day notice, we reevaluated the time and effort involved in preparing and filing a complaint, in light of the current complexities of the industries regulated by FERC. As a result, we think an estimate of 160 hours per complaint is a more realistic average of the burden per filing. The reporting requirements have not been revised. 11 $70.50/hour is the average hourly cost of a FERC employee (salary plus benefits) for Fiscal Year 2014. We assume that the respondents to this collection are similarly situated in terms of salary plus benefits. Average cost per response = Average burden hours per response [160 hours] * $70.50 per hour. 12 Total annual burden hours = Total number of responses [62] * Average burden hours per response [160]. 13 Total annual cost = Total annual burden hours [9,920] * hourly cost [$70.50]. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 1 62 with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: None Project Use of Project Lands and Waters. b. Project No: 9951–052. c. Date Filed: October 17, 2013, as supplemented on April 15, 2014. d. Applicant: Charter Township of Van Buren and STS Hydropower, Ltd. e. Name of Project: French Landing Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: Huron River in Wayne County, Michigan. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Arthur F. Mullen, Director-Planning and Economic Development, Charter Township of Van Buren, 46425 Tyler Road, Van Buren Township, Michigan 48111–5217, Telephone: (734) 699– 8913. i. FERC Contact: Patricia A. Grant at (312) 596–4435, or email: patricia.grant@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: May 21, 2014 All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P–9951–052) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10 160 12 9,920 11 $11,280 62 ............................................................................. 13 $699,360 $11,280 filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: The Charter Township of Van Buren (licensee), with the concurrence of STS Hydropower, Ltd. (co-licensee) requests Commission approval to authorize Bayshore North Condominium Association (Association) to replace the existing boardwalk and all existing docks and boatlifts along the lakefront marina, located between 48001 and 48475 Bayshore Drive. This would occur on lakefront licensee-owned property adjacent to the Association’s property, within the boundary of the French Landing Project. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field (P–9951) to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions To Intervene: Anyone may submit E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC14-6-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-600); 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC-600 (Rules of 
Practice and Procedure: Complaint Procedures) 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 previously issued a Notice in the 
Federal Register (79 FR 7651, 2/10/2014) requesting public comments. 
The Commission received no comments on the FERC-600.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 30, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0180, 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 Commission, in 
Docket No. IC14-6-000, 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.

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    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: FERC-600, Rules of Practice and Procedure: Complaint 
Procedures.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0180.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-600 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The information is used by the Commission to implement 
the statutory provisions of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C./
791a-825r; the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717-717w; the Natural 
Gas Policy Act (NGPA), 15 U.S.C. 3301-3432; the Public Utility 
Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), 16 U.S.C. 2601-2645; the 
Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), 49 App. U.S.C. 1 et. seq.; the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1301-1356; and the Energy Policy 
Act of 2005, (Pub. L. 109-58) 119 Stat. 594.
    For the natural gas industry, section 14(a) of the NGA \1\ provides 
that the Commission may permit any person to file with it a statement 
in writing, under oath or otherwise, as it shall determine, as to any 
or all facts and circumstances concerning a matter which may be the 
subject of an investigation.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 717m; accord 15 U.S.C. 717d.
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    For public utilities, section 307(a) of the FPA \2\ provides that 
the Commission may permit any person to file with it a statement in 
writing, under oath or otherwise, as it shall determine, as to any or 
all facts and circumstances concerning a matter which may be the 
subject of an investigation.
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    \2\ 16 U.S.C. 825f(a); accord 16 U.S.C. 824e.
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    Section 215(d)(5) of the FPA \3\ provides that the Commission, upon 
its own motion or upon complaint, may order the Electric Reliability 
Organization to submit to the Commission a proposed reliability 
standard or a modification to a reliability standard that addresses a 
specific matter if the Commission considers such a new or modified 
reliability standard appropriate to carry out this section.
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    \3\ 16 U.S.C. 824o(d)(5).
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    For hydropower projects, section 19 of the FPA \4\ provides that, 
as a condition of a license, jurisdiction is conferred upon the 
Commission, upon complaint of any person aggrieved or upon its own 
initiative, to exercise such regulation and control over services, 
rates, and charges until such time as the State shall have provided a 
commission or other authority for such regulation and control.
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    \4\ 16 U.S.C. 812.
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    For qualifying facilities, section 210(h)(2)(B) of PURPA \5\ 
provides that any electric utility, qualifying cogenerator, or 
qualifying small power producer may petition the Commission to enforce 
the requirements of the Commission's PURPA regulations.
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    \5\ 16 U.S.C. 824a-3(h)(2)(B).
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    For oil pipelines, in Part 1 of the Interstate Commerce Act, 
sections 1, 6 and 15 (recodified by Pub. L. 95-473 and found as an 
appendix to Title 49 U.S.C.),\6\ the Commission is authorized to 
investigate the rates charged by oil pipeline companies subject to its 
jurisdiction. If such rate has been filed and allowed by the Commission 
to go into effect without suspension and hearing, the Commission can 
investigate the effective rate on its own motion or by complaint filed 
with the Commission. Section 13 of the ICA \7\ provides that any person 
can file a complaint regarding anything done or omitted to be done by 
an oil pipeline.
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    \6\ 49 App. U.S.C. 1 et seq (1988).
    \7\ Id. 13.
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    In Order No. 602,\8\ the Commission revised its regulations 
governing complaints filed with the Commission under the above 
statutes. Order No. 602 was designed to encourage and support 
consensual resolution of complaints, and to organize the complaint 
procedures so that all complaints are handled in a timely and fair 
manner. In order to achieve this result, the Commission revised Rule 
206 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.206) to require 
that a complaint satisfy certain informational requirements, to require 
that answers be filed in a 20-day time frame, and to provide that 
parties may employ various types of alternative dispute resolution 
procedures to resolve their disputes.
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    \8\ 64 FR 17087 (April 8, 1999)
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    The data in complaints filed by interested/affected parties 
regarding jurisdictional oil, natural gas, electric and hydropower 
operations, facilities, and services are used by the Commission in 
establishing a basis to make an initial determination regarding the 
merits of the complaint and whether or not to undertake further 
investigation or provide relief. Investigations may range from whether 
there is undue discrimination in rates or services to questions 
regarding market power of regulated entities to environmental concerns. 
In order to make an informed determination, it is important to know the 
specifics underlying any oil, gas, electric, and hydropower complaint 
``up-front'' in a timely manner and in sufficient detail to allow the 
Commission to act swiftly. In addition, such complaint data help the 
Commission and interested parties to monitor, e.g., the market for 
undue discrimination or exercises of market power. The information 
submitted is voluntary but submitted pursuant to prescribed filing 
requirements. The Commission implements these filing requirements in 
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR parts 343 and 
385.206.
    Type of Respondents: Interested/affected parties regarding oil, 
natural gas, electric and hydropower operations, facilities, and 
services.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \9\: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \9\ 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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                                                                     Annual number                     Average burden     Total annual
                       Number of respondents                         of responses    Total number of    and cost per    burden hours and     Cost per
                                                                    per respondent      responses         response     total annual cost  respondent ($)
(1)                                                                            (2)    (1) * (2) = (3)             (4)    (3) * (4) = (5)       (5) / (1)
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62................................................................               1                 62        \10\ 160         \12\ 9,920         $11,280
                                                                                                         \11\ $11,280      \13\ $699,360
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
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    \10\ As indicated in the 60-day notice, we re-evaluated the time 
and effort involved in preparing and filing a complaint, in light of 
the current complexities of the industries regulated by FERC. As a 
result, we think an estimate of 160 hours per complaint is a more 
realistic average of the burden per filing. The reporting 
requirements have not been revised.
    \11\ $70.50/hour is the average hourly cost of a FERC employee 
(salary plus benefits) for Fiscal Year 2014. We assume that the 
respondents to this collection are similarly situated in terms of 
salary plus benefits.
    Average cost per response = Average burden hours per response 
[160 hours] * $70.50 per hour.
    \12\ Total annual burden hours = Total number of responses [62] 
* Average burden hours per response [160].
    \13\ Total annual cost = Total annual burden hours [9,920] * 
hourly cost [$70.50].

    Dated: April 23, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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