National Electric Transmission Congestion Study, 49076 [2014-19690]

Download as PDF 49076 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices Intent (LOI) (assuming one person per estimated submission) and 1,920 reviewers of proposals submitted through Grants.gov. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: The Office of Science receives about 1,000 DOE national laboratory and interagency proposals per year, based on an average of estimated submission numbers (fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2014) and about 7,000 pre-proposals and letters of intent per year, based on an estimate of about 200 per solicitation and the number of solicitations per year (about 35, based on an average between fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2014). (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: The time it takes to complete a form depends upon the type of form being completed. External users will need to register with PAMS in order to access the system. It takes approximately 30 minutes for external users to complete the forms required to become a registered PAMS user. Both LOI and pre-proposal forms take 15 minutes each, whereas completing a lab/interagency proposal will take about 2 hours. The reviewers require about 1 hour of analysis, per submission. Based on the annual estimated number of responses, broken down by DOE national laboratory, letter of intent and pre-proposal, the annual estimated time required for reviewers to complete analysis or responses and the time required for external users to register with PAMS, the estimated annual number of burden hours is 10,630. Total number of unduplicated respondents: 9,920. Reports filed per person: 1. Total annual responses: 9,920. Total annual burden hours: 10,630. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0. Statutory Authority: Section 641 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7251. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2014. Marina Amoroso, Deputy Project Manager for Information Technology and Services Office of Science. [FR Doc. 2014–19676 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Public Comment. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Department of Energy (Department) invites public comment on the draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before October 20, 2014. DATES: The draft study is available for review at http://www.energy.gov/ node/942311. Written comments may be submitted electronically to Congestionstudy.comments@hq.doe.gov. Written comments may also be delivered by conventional mail to David Meyer, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. Commenters are cautioned, however, that all conventional mail to the Department is subject to an automatic security screening process that may take up to three weeks and sometimes renders mailed material illegible. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Meyer, at David.Meyer@ hq.doe.gov, or telephone 202–586–1411. Section 1221(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, codified at 16 U.S.C. 824p(a), directs the Secretary of Energy to conduct an electric transmission congestion study every three years, and to prepare it in consultation with affected states and regional reliability organizations. In the study, the Department seeks to provide information about transmission congestion by focusing on specific indications of transmission constraints and congestion and their consequences. The study focuses on a specific time frame—i.e., historical trends over the past few years, and looking forward three to five years. The study is based entirely on publicly available data and transmission-related documents. The draft study is available for review at http://www.energy.gov/node/942311. All comments received will be made publicly available on http:// www.energy.gov/node/942311. After reviewing and considering the public comments, the Department will prepare and release a final version of the study. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued at Washington, DC, on August 14, 2014. Patricia A. Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–19690 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9915–14–OARM; EPA–HQ–OEI–2012– 0836] Notification of a New System of Records Notice for the EPA Personnel Access and Security System (EPASS) Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 19, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


National Electric Transmission Congestion Study

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Public Comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (Department) invites public comment 
on the draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The draft study is available for review at http://www.energy.gov/node/942311. Written comments may be submitted 
electronically to Congestionstudy.comments@hq.doe.gov. Written comments 
may also be delivered by conventional mail to David Meyer, Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, 
1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. Commenters are 
cautioned, however, that all conventional mail to the Department is 
subject to an automatic security screening process that may take up to 
three weeks and sometimes renders mailed material illegible.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Meyer, at 
David.Meyer@hq.doe.gov, or telephone 202-586-1411.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1221(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 
2005, codified at 16 U.S.C. 824p(a), directs the Secretary of Energy to 
conduct an electric transmission congestion study every three years, 
and to prepare it in consultation with affected states and regional 
reliability organizations. In the study, the Department seeks to 
provide information about transmission congestion by focusing on 
specific indications of transmission constraints and congestion and 
their consequences. The study focuses on a specific time frame--i.e., 
historical trends over the past few years, and looking forward three to 
five years. The study is based entirely on publicly available data and 
transmission-related documents.
    The draft study is available for review at http://www.energy.gov/node/942311. All comments received will be made publicly available on 
http://www.energy.gov/node/942311. After reviewing and considering the 
public comments, the Department will prepare and release a final 
version of the study.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on August 14, 2014.
Patricia A. Hoffman,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-19690 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
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