Agency Information Collection Extension, 49770-49774 [2014-19960]

Download as PDF 49770 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices marine mammals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and incidental takes of threatened and endangered marine mammal species under the Endangered Species Act, which is required every five years. Current federal regulatory permits and authorizations expire in May 2016. The cumulative impacts of past, present, and other reasonably foreseeable future actions are expected to result in impacts on marine mammals in the Temporary Maritime Activities Area, but the contribution would be small compared to other actions. The Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS indicates that the incremental contribution of the No Action Alternative, Alternative 1, or Alternative 2 to all other resource areas analyzed would be negligible. The Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS was distributed to federal, state, and local agencies, elected officials, and other interested organizations and individuals. Copies of the Draft Supplemental EIS/ OEIS are available for public review at the following public libraries: 1. Alaska State Library, 333 Willoughby Ave., 8th Floor, Juneau, AK 99811 2. Copper Valley Community Library, Mile 186 Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK 99588 3. Cordova Public Library, 622 First St., Cordova, AK 99574 4. Homer Public Library, 500 Hazel Ave., Homer, AK 99603 5. Kodiak Public Library, 612 Egan Way, Kodiak, AK 99615 6. Seward Community Library, 239 Sixth Ave., Seward, AK 99664 7. University of Alaska Fairbanks/Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, 310 Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775 8. Z.J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St., Anchorage, AK 99503 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS is also available for electronic viewing at www.GOAEIS.com. A compact disc of the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS will be made available upon written request by contacting: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Attention: Ms. Amy Burt—GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315–1101. Dated: August 14, 2014. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20079 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14593–000] Wright Patman Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Competing Applications Correction In notice document 2014–19040 beginning on page 47103 in the issue of Tuesday, August 12, 2014, make the following correction: On page 47103, in the third column, the subject is corrected to read as set forth above. [FR Doc. C1–2014–19040 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Agency Information Collection Extension Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget review; Request for comments. AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), has submitted an extension to an existing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, comment and approval, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The ICR seeks a 3-year extension for Western’s Applicant Profile Data form (APD), OMB Control No. 1910–5136. The ICR described below identifies the request, including the anticipated public burdens. The ICR is necessary for the proper performance of Western’s functions. Western markets a limited amount of Federal power. Due to the high demand for Western’s power and limited amount of available power, Western needs to be able to collect information under the ICR to evaluate who will receive an allocation. This public process only determines the information Western will collect in its ICR. The actual allocation of Federal power will be done through a separate process and is outside the scope of this notice. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this collection must be received on or before SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 22, 2014. The Paperwork Reduction Act requires OMB to make a decision on the extension of the ICR within 60 days after this publication or receipt of the proposed collection of information, whichever is later. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. You may phone the Desk at 202–395– 4718. Written comments should be sent to: The DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. A copy of the comments should be sent to Western at PRAcomments@ wapa.gov or Mr. Ronald Klinefelter, Assistant General Counsel, Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, 12155 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228–8213. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the APD and instructions should be directed to Mr. Ronald Klinefelter at the above address or telephone (720) 962–7010. The APD is available on Western’s Web page at ww2.wapa.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Statutory Authority Reclamation Laws are a series of laws arising from the Desert Land Act of 1872 and include, but are not limited to: The Desert Land Act of 1872, Reclamation Act of 1902, Reclamation Project Act of 1939, and the Acts authorizing each individual project such as the Central Valley Project Authorizing Act of 1937.1 The Reclamation Act of 1902 established the Federal reclamation program.2 The basic principle of the Reclamation Act of 1902 was that the United States, through the Secretary of the Interior, would build and operate irrigation works from the proceeds of public land sales in the 16 arid Western states (a 17th was later added). The Reclamation Project Act of 1939 expanded the purposes of the reclamation program and specified certain terms for contracts that the Secretary of the Interior enters into to 1 See Ch. 107, 19 stat. 377 (1872), Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388 (1902), Ch. 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), all as amended and supplemented. 2 See, Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388 (1902), as amended and supplemented. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices furnish water and power.3 Congress enacted the Reclamation Laws for purposes that include enhancing navigation, protection from floods, reclaiming the arid lands in the Western United States, and for fish and wildlife.4 Congress, generally, intended the production of power would be a supplemental feature of the multipurpose water projects authorized under the Reclamation Laws.5 No contract entered into by the United States for power may impair the efficiency of the project for irrigation purposes.6 Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 is read in pari materia with Reclamation Laws.7 In 1977, the Department of Energy Organization Act transferred the power marketing functions of the Department of the Interior to Western, a separate and distinct administration within DOE.8 II. Purpose of Proposed Collection tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Western is collecting and will continue to collect the data under its APD to properly perform its function of marketing a limited amount of Federal hydropower. The information Western collects is voluntary. Due to the high demand for Western’s power and limited amount of available power, Western will use the information collected in the APD (and has used the information collected under the current OMB-approved control number), in conjunction with its marketing plans, to determine an entity’s eligibility and, ultimately, who will receive an allocation of Federal power. As a result, the information Western collects is both necessary and useful. Western notes the Paperwork Reduction Act and associated Federal Register notice is a process whereby Western obtains approval from OMB to collect information from the public. It is a legal requirement Western must comply with before requesting potential preference customers to submit an application for power. The Paperwork Reduction Act process is not the process where interested parties request an allocation of Federal power. The allocation of power from Western is outside the scope of this process and is completed in a separate process by each Western region, when required. 3 See, Ch. 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), as amended and supplemented. 4 See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and supplemented. 5 See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and supplemented. 6 See, 43 U.S.C. 485h(c). 7 See Act of December 22, 1944, Ch. 665, 58 Stat. 887, as amended and supplemented. 8 See, 42 U.S.C. 7152(a)(1)(D). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 III. Background to This Process and Responses to Comments A. Background On April 2, 2014, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act,9 Western published a notice in the Federal Register inviting comments on extending Western’s APD, OMB Control No. 1910–5136.10 Western provided a 60-day comment period. As part of that notice, Western also invited comments on: (1) Whether the proposed continued collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Western is not proposing any significant changes in the content and format of the APD. As stated in the 60-day Federal Register notice, Western posted the changes and a description on why the changes were made on its Web page.11 Western also noted in its Invitation for Comments that there was an error made in 2011 entering the information into ROCIS.gov, the government’s regulatory information clearing house.12 The ROCIS error identified Western as collecting 30 APDs on an average annual basis instead of 33.3. In the final Federal Register notices in both 2008 and 2011, Western determined, on average, it will collect 33.3 APDs on an average annual basis.13 For the 2014– 2017 period, Western will continue to collect 33.3 responses on an average annual basis. Western will have this error corrected when the information is inputted into ROCIS for the 2014–2017 period. In April 2014, concurrent with the publication of the Federal Register notice, Western posted an Invitation for Comments on its Web page. Western emailed over 1,000 potentially interested entities and customer groups, informing them of the publication of the Federal Register notice and Invitation 9 See 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. 79 FR 18545 (2014). 11 See 79 FR 18545 (2014); http://www.wapa.gov/ sites/Western/Documents/APDcomments.pdf. 12 See Extension of OMB No. 1910–5136, Invitation for Comments at p. 6 (2014). 13 See 73 FR 31,463 (2008); 76 FR 49,764 (2011). 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49771 for Comments. The email went to stakeholders in Western’s service territory, which includes, but is not limited to, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, North Dakota and South Dakota. B. Response to Comments Western received no public comments. IV. Information Collection Request: Applicant Profile Data, OMB Control No. 1910–5136 Western has submitted to OMB the request to extend Western’s APD. The APD and responses to the APD will not be part of a system of records covered by the Privacy Act 14 and will be available under the Freedom of Information Act.15 A copy of the APD is available on Western’s Web page at ww2.wapa.gov. As discussed, Western is not making any significant changes in the content and format of the APD. As of February 2014, applicants can complete the APD directly online at Western’s Web page. The APD, the administrative record for the proposal justifying its continued use, and identifying burden hours are available for inspection and copying at Western’s Corporate Services Office. As part of this process, Western has identified what it believes is the minimum amount of information Western needs for its regional offices to properly perform the functions of the agency. Due to the variations that may develop in each region, the region, through its marketing plan, may determine that it does not need to collect all of the information contained in the APD. As a result, Western will allow each region to use subsets of the form, where one region’s APD may request less information than another region’s APD. Also, to ensure equitable treatment of applications, when issuing a call for applications, Western may provide additional directions to clarify certain sections of the APD, e.g., identify the year or years to use in preparing the APD. Rather than over collect unnecessary information, Western seeks to collect only the minimal amount of information it needs. Western evaluated the possibility of using the same APD form, instructing applicants to fill out only certain sections; however, this approach could lead to an applicant ignoring or misunderstanding Western’s 14 See 5 U.S.C. 552(a). 5 U.S.C. 552. Western reserves the right to redact information to protect confidential or sensitive information, as provided under FOIA. 15 See E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 49772 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices instructions and providing unnecessary information. Using a subset of information and providing clarifying directions will lead to a more consistent process and will minimize the time an applicant uses to complete the APD. To receive an allocation of Federal power from Western, the applicant must provide the information requested in the APD. If the requested information is not applicable or is not available, the applicant will note it on the APD. Western will request, in writing, additional information from any applicant whose application is deficient. Western will notify the applicant when the application is due. In the event an applicant fails to provide sufficient information to allow Western to make a determination regarding eligibility by the due date, the application will not be considered. V. Paperwork Reduction Requirements tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Introduction 1. OMB Number: Western’s existing OMB Number is 1910–5136. This number is displayed on the front page of the APD. It expires on September 30, 2014. 2. Title: Applicant Profile Data. 3. Type of Review: Western is seeking to extend its APD for 3 years. 4. Purpose: The APD is necessary for the proper performance of Western’s functions. Western markets a limited amount of Federal power. Western has discretion to determine who will receive an allocation. Due to the high demand for Western’s power and limited amount of available power under established marketing plans, Western needs to be able to collect information to evaluate who will receive an allocation. As a result, the information Western collects is both necessary and useful. This public process only determines the information Western will collect in its application. The actual allocation of Federal power will be done through a separate process and is outside the scope of this proceeding. 5. Respondent: The response is voluntary. However, if an entity seeks an allocation of Federal power, the applicant must submit an APD. Western has identified the following class of respondents as the most likely to apply: Municipalities, cooperatives, public utilities, irrigation districts, Native American Tribes, and Federal and State agencies. The respondents will be VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The information submitted on the APD will not be part of a system of records covered by the Privacy Act 16 and will be available under the Freedom of Information Act.17 6. Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: The responses will be periodic and occur when Western has power available under an allocation process. Based on historical data, Western anticipates it will receive approximately 100 requests for power during the 3-year period when the OMB Clearance Number is in effect. This results in an estimated annual average of 33.3 respondents. 7. Number of Burden Hours and Estimated Reporting and Record Keeping Costs: a. Initial Application: Western anticipates that it will take less than 8 hours to complete the APD. Once the respondent completes the APD, it will submit the APD to Western for Western’s review. After submitting the APD, provided the APD is complete and no clarification is required, Western does not anticipate requiring any further information for the APD from the applicant, unless the applicant is successful in obtaining a power allocation. The applicant submits only one APD. It does not submit an APD every year. If the applicant receives a power allocation, the applicant will need to complete a standard contract to receive its power allocation. Western’s standard contract terms are outside the scope of this process. b. Recordkeeping: There is no mandatory recordkeeping requirement for the applicant if it does not receive an allocation of Federal power. In such case, any recordkeeping of the APD by a respondent is voluntary. For those entities that receive a Federal power allocation, Western requires the successful applicant to keep the information for 3 years after the applicant signs its Federal power contract. The 3-year record retention policy will allow Western sufficient time to administer the contract and to ensure the applicant provided factual 16 See 5 U.S.C. 552(a). 5 U.S.C. 552. Western reserves the right to redact information to protect confidential or sensitive information, as provided under FOIA. 17 See PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information in its application. A 3-year record retention policy will have little impact on most businesses in the electric utility industry. Western anticipates that it would take less than 1 hour per successful candidate, per year, for recordkeeping purposes. Western anticipates that in a 3-year period, Western will have approximately 30 successful applicants. c. Methodology: Based on the total number of burden hours and the total number of applications described above, Western expects that over a 3-year period, the total burden hours to complete the APD is 800 hours (100 applicants over 3 years × 8 hours per applicant). This converts to an annual hourly burden of 266.667 hours. An entity will only complete the APD once. It is not required each year. Based on the above, Western anticipates that there will be additional cost burdens for recordkeeping of 1 hour per year for each applicant who receives a Federal power allocation. Western anticipates that over the course of 3 years there will be 30 successful applicants. The power may be allocated in year 1, year 2 or year 3. For the purposes of determining the cost burden, Western will presume all 30 applicants received an allocation in year 1. As a result, the annual hourly burden for recordkeeping is 30 hours. For the purposes of this cost burden analysis, Western is assuming that a utility staff specialist will complete the APD. Western estimates a utility staff specialist rate, including administrative overhead, to be approximately $112/ hour. For recordkeeping, Western estimates an administrative support rate of $56/hour. Based on the above, Western estimates the total annual cost as (266.667 hour/year × $112/hour) + (30 hour/year × $56/hour) = $31,546.67 per year. Using the above estimates, the cost to complete the APD is a one-time cost of $896. In addition to the one-time cost, the applicant, if it successfully receives a power allocation, will incur an additional expense of 1 hour for recordkeeping per year × $56 per hour for a total recordkeeping cost of $168 for 3 years. Thus on a per applicant basis, assuming the applicant receives a Federal power allocation, the total cost for the applicant over a 3-year period is $1,064. d. Summary of Burdens: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 49773 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices TABLE 1—ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Activity Average burden hour per response Sub-total burden hours APD .................................................................................................................. Recordkeeping ................................................................................................. 33.333 30 1 1 8 1 266.67 30.00 Total Burden ............................................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ 296.67 TABLE 2—ANNUAL COST BURDEN ESTIMATE Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average annual burden hour Cost per burden hour Cost per response Sub-total cost Prepare APD ............................................ Recordkeeping ......................................... 33.333 30 1 1 8 1 $112 56 $ 896.00 56.00 $29,866.67 1,680.00 Total Cost ......................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 31,546.67 The procedure and process for the allocation of power shall be the subject matter of a separate notice and is outside the scope of this process. B. Does the collection of data avoid unnecessary duplication? To avoid unnecessary duplication, only entities that desire a new Western allocation are required to submit an APD. As it relates to each of the components of the APD, there is no duplication. Section 1 is information Western needs to determine who the applicant is, whether the applicant is a statutorily-defined preference entity,18 and whether the applicant is ready, willing, and able to receive and/or distribute Federal power. Section 2 identifies the amount of Federal power that the applicant requests. Section 3 identifies the applicant’s loads. Section 4 identifies the applicant’s resources. Section 5 identifies the applicant’s transmission delivery arrangements to receive Federal power. Section 6 is voluntary and provides the applicant with the ability to provide any additional information. Section 7 is an attestation that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of the applicant’s knowledge. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Does the collection reduce the burden on the respondent, including small entities, to the extent practicable and appropriate? The information requested is the minimum amount of information needed to determine whether the applicant qualifies as a statutorilydefined preference entity and is ready, 18 See e.g., 43 U.S.C. 485h(c). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 willing, and able to receive an allocation of Federal power.19 D. Does the collection use plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to the respondent? The collection uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to the target audience. The terms are those used in the electric utility industry. Western does not market power to individual members of the public such as homeowners or shopkeepers. Preference entities are statutorily-designated potential customers who generally are involved in the power business. As a result, the language used in the application is understandable to the target audience. E. Is the collection consistent with and compatible with the respondent’s current reporting and recordkeeping practices to the maximum extent practicable? The information collection is voluntary. Western will use the information to determine whether an applicant qualifies as a preference entity to receive an allocation of Federal power. As discussed above, there is no mandatory recordkeeping requirement on the applicant if it does not receive an allocation of Federal power. For those entities that receive a Federal power allocation, Western requires that they keep the information for 3 years after Western grants the power allocation and the applicant signs a Federal power contract. The 3-year record retention policy for such applicants allows Western sufficient time to administer the contract and to ensure the applicant 19 See Jkt 232001 PO 00000 e.g., 43 U.S.C. 485h(c). Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided factual information in its application. Western anticipates that a 3-year record retention policy will have little impact on most businesses in the power industry who will keep the APD as part of their normal business records. The procedure and process for the allocation of power shall be the subject matter of a separate notice and is outside the scope of this process. F. Does the collection indicate the retention period for any recordkeeping requirements for the respondent? The APD identifies that there is no recordkeeping requirement for the respondent if it does not receive an allocation of Federal power. It also identifies that applicants who receive an allocation of Federal power must retain the records for 3 years. G. Does the collection inform the public of the information the public needs to exercise scrutiny concerning the agency need to collect information (the reasons the information is collected, the way it is used, an estimate of the burden, whether the response is voluntary, required to obtain a benefit, or mandatory and a statement that no person is required to respond unless a valid OMB control number is displayed)? If an entity desires a Federal power allocation from Western, Western needs certain information to determine whether the entity is eligible to receive power. Western has a limited amount of power available and uses its discretion in allocating power. In order to use its discretion in allocating power, Western will use the information collected on the application. Western will not accept incomplete applications. Western will work with any entities that may need E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 49774 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices assistance in completing the application. No person is required to submit any information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed. No person is required to submit any information unless they desire a Federal power allocation. H. Is the collection developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information collected? Western’s power marketing offices will administer and evaluate the applications. Use and management of the collected information has been factored into each office’s functions and resource requirements. Historically, Western has requested the same relative information from applicants and effectively used Western resources to utilize and manage the information in its determinations. Each power marketing office will make a recommendation to Western’s Administrator on which applicant(s) should be awarded a Federal power allocation based on the information contained in the APD. Western’s Administrator shall use his discretion in the final award of power allocations. The procedure and process for the allocation of power shall be the subject matter of a separate notice and is outside the scope of this process. I. Does the collection use effective and efficient statistical survey methods? Since the information collected is used to determine whether an applicant receives an allocation of Federal power, this section is inapplicable. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES J. Does the collection use information technology to the maximum extent practicable to reduce the burden and to improve data quality, agency efficiency, and responsiveness to the public? The APD will be accessible for downloading via Western’s Web page. Western will accept email submission of the APD, as well as submission via fax or regular mail. Applicants also can enter the information on an electronic APD on Western’s Web page. VII. Invitation for Comments Western invites public comment on its request to extend its APD that Western submitted to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Paperwork Reduction Act requires OMB to make a decision on the ICR within 60 days after this publication or receipt of the proposed collection of information, whichever is later.20 20 See 5 CFR 1320.10(b). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Comments should be sent directly to the addresses listed in the ADDRESSES Section above. Dated: August 15, 2014. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–19960 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9016–6] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 08/11/2014 Through 08/15/2014 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20140230, Final EIS, BLM, ID, Jarbidge Proposed Resource Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 09/22/2014, Contact: Heidi Whitlach 208–736–2350. EIS No. 20140231, Final EIS, USFS, WA, Bailey, Aeneas, Revis, and Tunk Livestock Grazing Analysis, Review Period Ends: 09/22/2014, Contact: Phillip Christy 509–486–5137. EIS No. 20140232, Draft Supplement, NMFS, FL, Adjustments to the Annual Catch Limit and Accountability Measures for Royal Red Shrimp, Comment Period Ends: 10/06/2014, Contact: Susan Gerhart 727–551– 5602. EIS No. 20140233, Draft EIS, BIA, WA, Samish Indian Nation Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Comment Period Ends: 10/06/2014, Contact: Dr. B.J. Howerton 503–231– 6749. EIS No. 20140234, Draft Supplement, USN, AK, Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities, Comment Period Ends: 10/20/2014, Contact: Amy Burt 360–396–0924. EIS No. 20140235, Draft EIS, NRC, NJ, PSEG Site, Early Site Permit NUREG– 2168, Comment Period Ends: 11/06/2014, Contact: Allen Fetter 301–415–8556. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EIS No. 20140236, Final EIS, USACE, WA, Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 09/22/2014, Contact: Sandra Shelin 509–527–7265. EIS No. 20140237, Final Supplement, NOAA, AK, Management of the Subsistence Harvest of Northern Fur Seals on St. George Island, Review Period Ends: 09/22/2014, Contact: Michael Williams 907–271–5117. EIS No. 20140238, Final EIS, USFS, CO, Vail Mountain Recreation Enhancement Project, Review Period Ends: 09/22/2014, Contact: Roger Poirier 970–945–3245. EIS No. 20140239, Draft EIS, FTA, CA, Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2, Comment Period Ends: 10/21/2014, Contact: Mary Nguyen 213–202–3960. EIS No. 20140240, Draft Supplement, USACE, WA, Mount St. Helens LongTerm Sediment Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 09/29/2014, Contact: Tina Teed 503–808–4960. Amended Notices EIS No. 20140183, Draft EIS, USFS, AZ, Tonto National Forest Travel Management, Comment Period Ends: 09/17/2014, Contact: Marianne Thomas 602–225–5213. Revision to the FR Notice Published 07/03/2014; Extending Comment Period from 08/18/2014 to 09/17/2014. Dated: August 19, 2014. Cliff Rader, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2014–20038 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0561; FRL–9914–57] Amendment, Extension, or Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has granted amendments, extensions, and issuances of experimental use permits (EUPs) to the pesticide applicants described in Unit II. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 163 (Friday, August 22, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-19960]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget review; Request 
for comments.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency within 
the Department of Energy (DOE), has submitted an extension to an 
existing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review, comment and approval, as 
required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The ICR seeks a 3-
year extension for Western's Applicant Profile Data form (APD), OMB 
Control No. 1910-5136. The ICR described below identifies the request, 
including the anticipated public burdens. The ICR is necessary for the 
proper performance of Western's functions. Western markets a limited 
amount of Federal power. Due to the high demand for Western's power and 
limited amount of available power, Western needs to be able to collect 
information under the ICR to evaluate who will receive an allocation. 
This public process only determines the information Western will 
collect in its ICR. The actual allocation of Federal power will be done 
through a separate process and is outside the scope of this notice.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this collection must 
be received on or before September 22, 2014. The Paperwork Reduction 
Act requires OMB to make a decision on the extension of the ICR within 
60 days after this publication or receipt of the proposed collection of 
information, whichever is later. If you anticipate that you will be 
submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period 
of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk Officer at 
OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. You may 
phone the Desk at 202-395-4718.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: The DOE Desk Officer, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.
    A copy of the comments should be sent to Western at 
PRAcomments@wapa.gov or Mr. Ronald Klinefelter, Assistant General 
Counsel, Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, 
12155 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228-8213.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the APD and instructions should be directed to Mr. Ronald 
Klinefelter at the above address or telephone (720) 962-7010. The APD 
is available on Western's Web page at ww2.wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Statutory Authority

    Reclamation Laws are a series of laws arising from the Desert Land 
Act of 1872 and include, but are not limited to: The Desert Land Act of 
1872, Reclamation Act of 1902, Reclamation Project Act of 1939, and the 
Acts authorizing each individual project such as the Central Valley 
Project Authorizing Act of 1937.\1\ The Reclamation Act of 1902 
established the Federal reclamation program.\2\ The basic principle of 
the Reclamation Act of 1902 was that the United States, through the 
Secretary of the Interior, would build and operate irrigation works 
from the proceeds of public land sales in the 16 arid Western states (a 
17th was later added). The Reclamation Project Act of 1939 expanded the 
purposes of the reclamation program and specified certain terms for 
contracts that the Secretary of the Interior enters into to

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furnish water and power.\3\ Congress enacted the Reclamation Laws for 
purposes that include enhancing navigation, protection from floods, 
reclaiming the arid lands in the Western United States, and for fish 
and wildlife.\4\ Congress, generally, intended the production of power 
would be a supplemental feature of the multi-purpose water projects 
authorized under the Reclamation Laws.\5\ No contract entered into by 
the United States for power may impair the efficiency of the project 
for irrigation purposes.\6\ Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 
is read in pari materia with Reclamation Laws.\7\ In 1977, the 
Department of Energy Organization Act transferred the power marketing 
functions of the Department of the Interior to Western, a separate and 
distinct administration within DOE.\8\
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    \1\ See Ch. 107, 19 stat. 377 (1872), Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388 
(1902), Ch. 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 
(1937), all as amended and supplemented.
    \2\ See, Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388 (1902), as amended and 
supplemented.
    \3\ See, Ch. 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), as amended and 
supplemented.
    \4\ See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and 
supplemented.
    \5\ See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and 
supplemented.
    \6\ See, 43 U.S.C. 485h(c).
    \7\ See Act of December 22, 1944, Ch. 665, 58 Stat. 887, as 
amended and supplemented.
    \8\ See, 42 U.S.C. 7152(a)(1)(D).
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II. Purpose of Proposed Collection

    Western is collecting and will continue to collect the data under 
its APD to properly perform its function of marketing a limited amount 
of Federal hydropower. The information Western collects is voluntary. 
Due to the high demand for Western's power and limited amount of 
available power, Western will use the information collected in the APD 
(and has used the information collected under the current OMB-approved 
control number), in conjunction with its marketing plans, to determine 
an entity's eligibility and, ultimately, who will receive an allocation 
of Federal power. As a result, the information Western collects is both 
necessary and useful.
    Western notes the Paperwork Reduction Act and associated Federal 
Register notice is a process whereby Western obtains approval from OMB 
to collect information from the public. It is a legal requirement 
Western must comply with before requesting potential preference 
customers to submit an application for power. The Paperwork Reduction 
Act process is not the process where interested parties request an 
allocation of Federal power. The allocation of power from Western is 
outside the scope of this process and is completed in a separate 
process by each Western region, when required.

III. Background to This Process and Responses to Comments

A. Background

    On April 2, 2014, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act,\9\ Western published a notice in the Federal Register inviting 
comments on extending Western's APD, OMB Control No. 1910-5136.\10\ 
Western provided a 60-day comment period. As part of that notice, 
Western also invited comments on: (1) Whether the proposed continued 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 
(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Western 
is not proposing any significant changes in the content and format of 
the APD. As stated in the 60-day Federal Register notice, Western 
posted the changes and a description on why the changes were made on 
its Web page.\11\ Western also noted in its Invitation for Comments 
that there was an error made in 2011 entering the information into 
ROCIS.gov, the government's regulatory information clearing house.\12\ 
The ROCIS error identified Western as collecting 30 APDs on an average 
annual basis instead of 33.3. In the final Federal Register notices in 
both 2008 and 2011, Western determined, on average, it will collect 
33.3 APDs on an average annual basis.\13\ For the 2014-2017 period, 
Western will continue to collect 33.3 responses on an average annual 
basis. Western will have this error corrected when the information is 
inputted into ROCIS for the 2014-2017 period.
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    \9\ See 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.
    \10\ See 79 FR 18545 (2014).
    \11\ See 79 FR 18545 (2014); http://www.wapa.gov/sites/Western/Documents/APDcomments.pdf.
    \12\ See Extension of OMB No. 1910-5136, Invitation for Comments 
at p. 6 (2014).
    \13\ See 73 FR 31,463 (2008); 76 FR 49,764 (2011).
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    In April 2014, concurrent with the publication of the Federal 
Register notice, Western posted an Invitation for Comments on its Web 
page. Western emailed over 1,000 potentially interested entities and 
customer groups, informing them of the publication of the Federal 
Register notice and Invitation for Comments. The email went to 
stakeholders in Western's service territory, which includes, but is not 
limited to, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, 
Wyoming, Montana, Texas, North Dakota and South Dakota.

B. Response to Comments

    Western received no public comments.

IV. Information Collection Request: Applicant Profile Data, OMB Control 
No. 1910-5136

    Western has submitted to OMB the request to extend Western's APD. 
The APD and responses to the APD will not be part of a system of 
records covered by the Privacy Act \14\ and will be available under the 
Freedom of Information Act.\15\
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    \14\ See 5 U.S.C. 552(a).
    \15\ See 5 U.S.C. 552. Western reserves the right to redact 
information to protect confidential or sensitive information, as 
provided under FOIA.
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    A copy of the APD is available on Western's Web page at 
ww2.wapa.gov. As discussed, Western is not making any significant 
changes in the content and format of the APD. As of February 2014, 
applicants can complete the APD directly online at Western's Web page. 
The APD, the administrative record for the proposal justifying its 
continued use, and identifying burden hours are available for 
inspection and copying at Western's Corporate Services Office.
    As part of this process, Western has identified what it believes is 
the minimum amount of information Western needs for its regional 
offices to properly perform the functions of the agency. Due to the 
variations that may develop in each region, the region, through its 
marketing plan, may determine that it does not need to collect all of 
the information contained in the APD. As a result, Western will allow 
each region to use subsets of the form, where one region's APD may 
request less information than another region's APD. Also, to ensure 
equitable treatment of applications, when issuing a call for 
applications, Western may provide additional directions to clarify 
certain sections of the APD, e.g., identify the year or years to use in 
preparing the APD. Rather than over collect unnecessary information, 
Western seeks to collect only the minimal amount of information it 
needs. Western evaluated the possibility of using the same APD form, 
instructing applicants to fill out only certain sections; however, this 
approach could lead to an applicant ignoring or misunderstanding 
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instructions and providing unnecessary information. Using a subset of 
information and providing clarifying directions will lead to a more 
consistent process and will minimize the time an applicant uses to 
complete the APD.
    To receive an allocation of Federal power from Western, the 
applicant must provide the information requested in the APD. If the 
requested information is not applicable or is not available, the 
applicant will note it on the APD. Western will request, in writing, 
additional information from any applicant whose application is 
deficient. Western will notify the applicant when the application is 
due. In the event an applicant fails to provide sufficient information 
to allow Western to make a determination regarding eligibility by the 
due date, the application will not be considered.

V. Paperwork Reduction Requirements

A. Introduction

    1. OMB Number: Western's existing OMB Number is 1910-5136. This 
number is displayed on the front page of the APD. It expires on 
September 30, 2014.
    2. Title: Applicant Profile Data.
    3. Type of Review: Western is seeking to extend its APD for 3 
years.
    4. Purpose: The APD is necessary for the proper performance of 
Western's functions. Western markets a limited amount of Federal power. 
Western has discretion to determine who will receive an allocation. Due 
to the high demand for Western's power and limited amount of available 
power under established marketing plans, Western needs to be able to 
collect information to evaluate who will receive an allocation. As a 
result, the information Western collects is both necessary and useful. 
This public process only determines the information Western will 
collect in its application. The actual allocation of Federal power will 
be done through a separate process and is outside the scope of this 
proceeding.
    5. Respondent: The response is voluntary. However, if an entity 
seeks an allocation of Federal power, the applicant must submit an APD. 
Western has identified the following class of respondents as the most 
likely to apply: Municipalities, cooperatives, public utilities, 
irrigation districts, Native American Tribes, and Federal and State 
agencies. The respondents will be located in Arizona, California, 
Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New 
Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The 
information submitted on the APD will not be part of a system of 
records covered by the Privacy Act \16\ and will be available under the 
Freedom of Information Act.\17\
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    \16\ See 5 U.S.C. 552(a).
    \17\ See 5 U.S.C. 552. Western reserves the right to redact 
information to protect confidential or sensitive information, as 
provided under FOIA.
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    6. Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: The responses will be 
periodic and occur when Western has power available under an allocation 
process. Based on historical data, Western anticipates it will receive 
approximately 100 requests for power during the 3-year period when the 
OMB Clearance Number is in effect. This results in an estimated annual 
average of 33.3 respondents.
    7. Number of Burden Hours and Estimated Reporting and Record 
Keeping Costs:
    a. Initial Application: Western anticipates that it will take less 
than 8 hours to complete the APD. Once the respondent completes the 
APD, it will submit the APD to Western for Western's review. After 
submitting the APD, provided the APD is complete and no clarification 
is required, Western does not anticipate requiring any further 
information for the APD from the applicant, unless the applicant is 
successful in obtaining a power allocation. The applicant submits only 
one APD. It does not submit an APD every year. If the applicant 
receives a power allocation, the applicant will need to complete a 
standard contract to receive its power allocation. Western's standard 
contract terms are outside the scope of this process.
    b. Recordkeeping: There is no mandatory recordkeeping requirement 
for the applicant if it does not receive an allocation of Federal 
power. In such case, any recordkeeping of the APD by a respondent is 
voluntary. For those entities that receive a Federal power allocation, 
Western requires the successful applicant to keep the information for 3 
years after the applicant signs its Federal power contract. The 3-year 
record retention policy will allow Western sufficient time to 
administer the contract and to ensure the applicant provided factual 
information in its application. A 3-year record retention policy will 
have little impact on most businesses in the electric utility industry. 
Western anticipates that it would take less than 1 hour per successful 
candidate, per year, for recordkeeping purposes. Western anticipates 
that in a 3-year period, Western will have approximately 30 successful 
applicants.
    c. Methodology: Based on the total number of burden hours and the 
total number of applications described above, Western expects that over 
a 3-year period, the total burden hours to complete the APD is 800 
hours (100 applicants over 3 years x 8 hours per applicant). This 
converts to an annual hourly burden of 266.667 hours. An entity will 
only complete the APD once. It is not required each year.
    Based on the above, Western anticipates that there will be 
additional cost burdens for recordkeeping of 1 hour per year for each 
applicant who receives a Federal power allocation. Western anticipates 
that over the course of 3 years there will be 30 successful applicants. 
The power may be allocated in year 1, year 2 or year 3. For the 
purposes of determining the cost burden, Western will presume all 30 
applicants received an allocation in year 1. As a result, the annual 
hourly burden for recordkeeping is 30 hours.
    For the purposes of this cost burden analysis, Western is assuming 
that a utility staff specialist will complete the APD. Western 
estimates a utility staff specialist rate, including administrative 
overhead, to be approximately $112/hour. For recordkeeping, Western 
estimates an administrative support rate of $56/hour. Based on the 
above, Western estimates the total annual cost as (266.667 hour/year x 
$112/hour) + (30 hour/year x $56/hour) = $31,546.67 per year.
    Using the above estimates, the cost to complete the APD is a one-
time cost of $896. In addition to the one-time cost, the applicant, if 
it successfully receives a power allocation, will incur an additional 
expense of 1 hour for recordkeeping per year x $56 per hour for a total 
recordkeeping cost of $168 for 3 years. Thus on a per applicant basis, 
assuming the applicant receives a Federal power allocation, the total 
cost for the applicant over a 3-year period is $1,064.
    d. Summary of Burdens:

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                                      Table 1--Annual Hour Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                    Activity                         Number of     responses per    burden hour      Sub-total
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response    burden  hours
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APD.............................................          33.333               1               8          266.67
Recordkeeping...................................              30               1               1           30.00
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    Total Burden................................  ..............  ..............  ..............          296.67
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                                                          Table 2--Annual Cost Burden Estimate
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                                                                             Number of        Average
                       Instrument                            Number of     responses per  annual  burden     Cost  per       Cost per        Sub-total
                                                            respondents     respondent          hour       burden  hour      response          cost
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Prepare APD.............................................          33.333               1               8            $112        $ 896.00      $29,866.67
Recordkeeping...........................................              30               1               1              56           56.00        1,680.00
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    Total Cost..........................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............       31,546.67
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    The procedure and process for the allocation of power shall be the 
subject matter of a separate notice and is outside the scope of this 
process.

B. Does the collection of data avoid unnecessary duplication?

    To avoid unnecessary duplication, only entities that desire a new 
Western allocation are required to submit an APD.
    As it relates to each of the components of the APD, there is no 
duplication. Section 1 is information Western needs to determine who 
the applicant is, whether the applicant is a statutorily-defined 
preference entity,\18\ and whether the applicant is ready, willing, and 
able to receive and/or distribute Federal power. Section 2 identifies 
the amount of Federal power that the applicant requests. Section 3 
identifies the applicant's loads. Section 4 identifies the applicant's 
resources. Section 5 identifies the applicant's transmission delivery 
arrangements to receive Federal power. Section 6 is voluntary and 
provides the applicant with the ability to provide any additional 
information. Section 7 is an attestation that the information provided 
is true and accurate to the best of the applicant's knowledge.
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C. Does the collection reduce the burden on the respondent, including 
small entities, to the extent practicable and appropriate?

    The information requested is the minimum amount of information 
needed to determine whether the applicant qualifies as a statutorily-
defined preference entity and is ready, willing, and able to receive an 
allocation of Federal power.\19\
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D. Does the collection use plain, coherent, and unambiguous language 
that is understandable to the respondent?

    The collection uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that 
is understandable to the target audience. The terms are those used in 
the electric utility industry. Western does not market power to 
individual members of the public such as homeowners or shopkeepers. 
Preference entities are statutorily-designated potential customers who 
generally are involved in the power business. As a result, the language 
used in the application is understandable to the target audience.

E. Is the collection consistent with and compatible with the 
respondent's current reporting and recordkeeping practices to the 
maximum extent practicable?

    The information collection is voluntary. Western will use the 
information to determine whether an applicant qualifies as a preference 
entity to receive an allocation of Federal power. As discussed above, 
there is no mandatory recordkeeping requirement on the applicant if it 
does not receive an allocation of Federal power. For those entities 
that receive a Federal power allocation, Western requires that they 
keep the information for 3 years after Western grants the power 
allocation and the applicant signs a Federal power contract. The 3-year 
record retention policy for such applicants allows Western sufficient 
time to administer the contract and to ensure the applicant provided 
factual information in its application. Western anticipates that a 3-
year record retention policy will have little impact on most businesses 
in the power industry who will keep the APD as part of their normal 
business records. The procedure and process for the allocation of power 
shall be the subject matter of a separate notice and is outside the 
scope of this process.

F. Does the collection indicate the retention period for any 
recordkeeping requirements for the respondent?

    The APD identifies that there is no recordkeeping requirement for 
the respondent if it does not receive an allocation of Federal power. 
It also identifies that applicants who receive an allocation of Federal 
power must retain the records for 3 years.

G. Does the collection inform the public of the information the public 
needs to exercise scrutiny concerning the agency need to collect 
information (the reasons the information is collected, the way it is 
used, an estimate of the burden, whether the response is voluntary, 
required to obtain a benefit, or mandatory and a statement that no 
person is required to respond unless a valid OMB control number is 
displayed)?

    If an entity desires a Federal power allocation from Western, 
Western needs certain information to determine whether the entity is 
eligible to receive power. Western has a limited amount of power 
available and uses its discretion in allocating power. In order to use 
its discretion in allocating power, Western will use the information 
collected on the application. Western will not accept incomplete 
applications. Western will work with any entities that may need

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assistance in completing the application. No person is required to 
submit any information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed. 
No person is required to submit any information unless they desire a 
Federal power allocation.

H. Is the collection developed by an office that has planned and 
allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use 
of the information collected?

    Western's power marketing offices will administer and evaluate the 
applications. Use and management of the collected information has been 
factored into each office's functions and resource requirements. 
Historically, Western has requested the same relative information from 
applicants and effectively used Western resources to utilize and manage 
the information in its determinations. Each power marketing office will 
make a recommendation to Western's Administrator on which applicant(s) 
should be awarded a Federal power allocation based on the information 
contained in the APD. Western's Administrator shall use his discretion 
in the final award of power allocations. The procedure and process for 
the allocation of power shall be the subject matter of a separate 
notice and is outside the scope of this process.

I. Does the collection use effective and efficient statistical survey 
methods?

    Since the information collected is used to determine whether an 
applicant receives an allocation of Federal power, this section is 
inapplicable.

J. Does the collection use information technology to the maximum extent 
practicable to reduce the burden and to improve data quality, agency 
efficiency, and responsiveness to the public?

    The APD will be accessible for downloading via Western's Web page. 
Western will accept email submission of the APD, as well as submission 
via fax or regular mail. Applicants also can enter the information on 
an electronic APD on Western's Web page.

VII. Invitation for Comments

    Western invites public comment on its request to extend its APD 
that Western submitted to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. The Paperwork Reduction Act requires OMB to make a decision on 
the ICR within 60 days after this publication or receipt of the 
proposed collection of information, whichever is later.\20\ Comments 
should be sent directly to the addresses listed in the Addresses 
Section above.
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    \20\ See 5 CFR 1320.10(b).

    Dated: August 15, 2014.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
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