Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725F); Comment Request; Extension, 69450-69451 [2014-27549]

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[FR Doc. 2014–27516 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD14–13–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725F); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC–725F (Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination: Reliability Standard NUC–001–3). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due January 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. RD14–13–000) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www. ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–725F (Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination: Reliability Standard NUC–001–3). OMB Control No.: 1902–0249. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–725F information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission requires the information collected by the FERC– 725F to implement the statutory provisions of section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824o). On August 8, 2005, the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005, which is Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), was enacted into law.1 EPAct 2005 added a new section 215 to the FPA, which required a Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to develop mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards, which are subject to Commission review and approval. Once approved, the Reliability Standards may be enforced by the ERO subject to Commission oversight, or the Commission can independently enforce Reliability Standards.2 On February 3, 2006, the Commission issued Order No. 672, implementing section 215 of the FPA.3 Pursuant to Order No. 672, the Commission certified one organization, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), as the ERO. The Reliability Standards developed by the ERO and approved by the Commission apply to users, owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System as set forth in each Reliability Standard. On November 19, 2007, NERC filed its petition for Commission approval of the Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination Reliability Standard, designated NUC– 001–1. In Order No. 716 the Commission approved the standard while also directing certain revisions.4 Reliability Standard, NUC–001–2, was approved by the Commission January 21, 2010.5 Revised Reliability Standard, 1 Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58, Title XII, Subtitle A, 119 Stat. 594, 941 (2005), 16 U.S.C. 824o. 2 16 U.S.C. 824o(e)(3). 3 Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards, Order No. 672, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,204, order on reh’g, Order No. 672–A, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,212 (2006). 4 Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination, Order No. 716, 125 FERC ¶ 61,065, at P 189 & n.90 (2008), order on reh’g, Order No. 716–A, 126 FERC ¶ 61,122 (2009). 5 North American Electric Reliability Corporation, 130 FERC ¶ 61,051 (2010). When the revised E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NUC–001–3, was filed with the Commission by NERC on September 15, 2014. The purpose of Reliability Standard NUC–001–3 is to require ‘‘coordination between nuclear plant generator operators and transmission entities for the purpose of ensuring nuclear plant safe operation and shutdown.’’ 6 Reliability Standard NUC–001–3 applies to nuclear plant generator operators (generally nuclear power plant owners and operators, including licensees) and ‘‘transmission entities,’’ defined in the Reliability Standard as including a nuclear plant’s suppliers of off-site power and related transmission and distribution services. Reliability Standard NUC–001–3 requires a nuclear power plant operator and its suppliers of back-up power and related transmission and distribution services to coordinate concerning nuclear licensing requirements for safe nuclear plant operation and shutdown and system operating limits. Information collection requirements include establishing and maintaining interface agreements, including record retention requirements. Type of Respondents: Nuclear operators, nuclear plants, transmission entities. Estimate of Annual Burden 7: The Commission estimates for the annual public reporting burden for the information collection are unchanged from the public notice issued for Reliability Standard NUC–001–2 on 10/ 30/2014 8 in Docket No. IC14–16–000. Reliability Standard NUC–001–3 represents the implementation of recommendations made by the NERC Five Year Review Team to revise Reliability Standard NUC–001–2. These recommendations include clarifying and conforming changes to update the standard for current use of terminology implemented in other area of the Reliability Standards, as well as updated Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels for the evaluation of violations of the Reliability Standard. The burden of Reliability Standard was approved the Commission did not go to OMB for approval. It is assumed that the changes made did not substantively affect the information collection and therefore a formal submission to OMB was not needed. 6 See Reliability Standard NUC–001–3 at http:// www.nerc.com/files/NUC-001-3.pdf. 7 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. 8 Published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 61068. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 complying with the requirements under Reliability Standard NUC–001–3 will not change as the changes from the previous Reliability Standard NUC– 001–2 are substantially administrative in nature. 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: November 13, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27549 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–545–000] Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Bailey East Mine Panel 2l Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Bailey East Mine Panel 2L Project in Docket No. CP14–545–000 (project). The project involves the excavation, abandonment, replacement, temporary elevation, and reburial of pipeline facilities currently operated by Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) in Greene County, Pennsylvania to facilitate the underground longwall mining of coal. The Commission will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the project. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69451 evaluate in the EA. Please note that the scoping period will close on December 17, 2014. You may submit comments in written form. The details on how to submit written comments are in the Public Participation section of this notice. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of the proposed project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a pipeline company representative may contact you about the acquisition of a temporary easement to abandon, replace, elevate and monitor the proposed activities. The company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. However, if the Commission approves the project, that approval conveys with it the right of eminent domain. Therefore, if easement negotiations fail to produce an agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings where compensation would be determined in accordance with state law. Texas Eastern provided landowners with a fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ This fact sheet addresses a number of typically-asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the Commission’s proceedings. It is also available for viewing on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). Summary of the Proposed Project Texas Eastern is seeking authorization from the FERC pursuant to Sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act for the project, which includes work to be performed for the planned longwall coal mining activities of CONSOL Energy, Inc. (CONSOL) in Panel 2L of its Bailey East Mine. Texas Eastern designed the project to ensure the safe and efficient operation of its existing pipeline facilities at their certificated design capacities during the planned longwall mining activities which include mining coal below the pipelines and then allowing the mine roof to collapse after removing the mine braces. Texas Eastern proposes to excavate and elevate sections of Lines 10, 15, and 25 totaling about 7,726 feet in length over Panel 2L to monitor and mitigate potential strains and stresses on these pipeline sections. Texas Eastern would also replace with like-diameter pipeline the excavated segments of Lines 10, 15, and 25 during pipe elevation. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD14-13-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725F); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the 
currently approved information collection, FERC-725F (Mandatory 
Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination: 
Reliability Standard NUC-001-3).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due January 20, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. RD14-13-
000) by either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.
    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support 
by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208-3676 
(toll-free), or (202) 502-8659 for TTY.
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-725F (Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant 
Interface Coordination: Reliability Standard NUC-001-3).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0249.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-725F information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission requires the information collected by the 
FERC-725F to implement the statutory provisions of section 215 of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824o). On August 8, 2005, the 
Electricity Modernization Act of 2005, which is Title XII, Subtitle A, 
of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), was enacted into law.\1\ 
EPAct 2005 added a new section 215 to the FPA, which required a 
Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to develop 
mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards, which are subject to 
Commission review and approval. Once approved, the Reliability 
Standards may be enforced by the ERO subject to Commission oversight, 
or the Commission can independently enforce Reliability Standards.\2\
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    \1\ Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109-58, Title XII, 
Subtitle A, 119 Stat. 594, 941 (2005), 16 U.S.C. 824o.
    \2\ 16 U.S.C. 824o(e)(3).
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    On February 3, 2006, the Commission issued Order No. 672, 
implementing section 215 of the FPA.\3\ Pursuant to Order No. 672, the 
Commission certified one organization, North American Electric 
Reliability Corporation (NERC), as the ERO. The Reliability Standards 
developed by the ERO and approved by the Commission apply to users, 
owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System as set forth in each 
Reliability Standard.
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    \3\ Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability 
Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and 
Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards, Order No. 672, FERC 
Stats. & Regs. ] 31,204, order on reh'g, Order No. 672-A, FERC 
Stats. & Regs. ] 31,212 (2006).
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    On November 19, 2007, NERC filed its petition for Commission 
approval of the Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination Reliability 
Standard, designated NUC-001-1. In Order No. 716 the Commission 
approved the standard while also directing certain revisions.\4\ 
Reliability Standard, NUC-001-2, was approved by the Commission January 
21, 2010.\5\ Revised Reliability Standard,

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NUC-001-3, was filed with the Commission by NERC on September 15, 2014.
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    \4\ Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface 
Coordination, Order No. 716, 125 FERC ] 61,065, at P 189 & n.90 
(2008), order on reh'g, Order No. 716-A, 126 FERC ] 61,122 (2009).
    \5\ North American Electric Reliability Corporation, 130 FERC ] 
61,051 (2010). When the revised Reliability Standard was approved 
the Commission did not go to OMB for approval. It is assumed that 
the changes made did not substantively affect the information 
collection and therefore a formal submission to OMB was not needed.
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    The purpose of Reliability Standard NUC-001-3 is to require 
``coordination between nuclear plant generator operators and 
transmission entities for the purpose of ensuring nuclear plant safe 
operation and shutdown.'' \6\ Reliability Standard NUC-001-3 applies to 
nuclear plant generator operators (generally nuclear power plant owners 
and operators, including licensees) and ``transmission entities,'' 
defined in the Reliability Standard as including a nuclear plant's 
suppliers of off-site power and related transmission and distribution 
services. Reliability Standard NUC-001-3 requires a nuclear power plant 
operator and its suppliers of back-up power and related transmission 
and distribution services to coordinate concerning nuclear licensing 
requirements for safe nuclear plant operation and shutdown and system 
operating limits. Information collection requirements include 
establishing and maintaining interface agreements, including record 
retention requirements.
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    \6\ See Reliability Standard NUC-001-3 at http://www.nerc.com/files/NUC-001-3.pdf.
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    Type of Respondents: Nuclear operators, nuclear plants, 
transmission entities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \7\: The Commission estimates for the 
annual public reporting burden for the information collection are 
unchanged from the public notice issued for Reliability Standard NUC-
001-2 on 10/30/2014 \8\ in Docket No. IC14-16-000. Reliability Standard 
NUC-001-3 represents the implementation of recommendations made by the 
NERC Five Year Review Team to revise Reliability Standard NUC-001-2. 
These recommendations include clarifying and conforming changes to 
update the standard for current use of terminology implemented in other 
area of the Reliability Standards, as well as updated Violation Risk 
Factors and Violation Severity Levels for the evaluation of violations 
of the Reliability Standard. The burden of complying with the 
requirements under Reliability Standard NUC-001-3 will not change as 
the changes from the previous Reliability Standard NUC-001-2 are 
substantially administrative in nature.
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    \7\ 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.
    \8\ Published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 61068.
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Dated: November 13, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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