Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-546); Comment Request; Extension, 44094-44095 [2015-17946]

Download as PDF 44094 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices CP14–511–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or efiling@ferc.gov. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project. (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’ as the filing type. (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Date September 3, 2015 ................. Location Historic Cash and Carry Building, 801 Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601, (337) 310–0405. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (Title 18 Code of Federal Regulations Part 385.214).1 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. The Commission grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding that no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. Questions? Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number(s) excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP14– 347 and CP14–511). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676; for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription that allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. (4) In lieu of sending written or electronic comments, the Commission invites you to attend a public comment meeting its staff will conduct in the project area to receive comments on the draft EIS. We encourage interested groups and individuals to attend and present oral comments on the draft EIS. A transcript of the meeting will be available for review in eLibrary under the project docket numbers. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is scheduled as follows: Jkt 235001 time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: July 17, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–18105 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC15–9–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–546); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy. 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–546 (Certificated Rate Filings). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due September 22, 2015. SUMMARY: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC15–9–000) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–546 (Certificated Rate Filings). OMB Control No.: 1902–0155. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–546 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission reviews the FERC–546 materials to decide whether to determine an initial rate associated with an application for a certificate under NGA section 7(c). FERC reviews FERC–546 materials in 4(f) storage applications to evaluate market power and decide whether to grant, deny, or condition market based rate authority for the applicant. The Commission uses the FERC–546 information to monitor jurisdictional transportation, natural gas storage, and unbundled sales activities of interstate E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44095 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices natural gas pipelines and Hinshaw 1 pipelines. In addition to fulfilling the Commission’s obligations under the NGA, the FERC–546 enables the Commission to monitor the activities and evaluate transactions of the natural gas industry, and to ensure competitiveness, and improved efficiency of the industry’s operations. In summary, the Commission uses the FERC–546 information to: • Ensure adequate customer protections under section 4(f) of the NGA; • review rate and tariff changes by natural gas companies for the transportation of gas, natural gas storage services; • provide general industry oversight; and • supplement documentation during its audits process. Failure to collect this information would prevent the Commission from being able to monitor and evaluate transactions and operations of interstate pipelines and perform its regulatory functions. Type of Respondents: Pipeline companies and storage operators. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–546 (CERTIFICATED RATE FILINGS) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 3 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Pipeline Companies ................................. 50 1 50 Storage Operators ................................... 1 1 Total .................................................. ........................ ........................ 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: July 16, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–17946 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Hinshaw pipelines are those that receive all outof-state gas from entities within or at the boundary of a state if all the natural gas so received is ultimately consumed within the state in which it is received, 15 U.S.C. 717(c). Congress concluded that Hinshaw pipelines are ‘‘matters primarily of local concern,’’ and so are more appropriately regulated by pertinent state agencies rather than by FERC. The Natural Gas Act section 1(c) exempts Hinshaw pipelines from FERC jurisdiction. A Hinshaw VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 1 40 hrs.; $2,880 350 hrs.; $25,200 2,000 hrs.; $144,000 350 hrs.; $25,200 ........................ ........................ 2,880 2,350 hrs.; $169,200 25,200 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER11–3643–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: Report Filing: Refund Report (Surcharge) to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 7/17/15. Accession Number: 20150717–5126. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/7/15. Docket Numbers: ER14–693–004. Applicants: Entergy Services, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: EAI– ESI Response 7–16–2015 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 7/17/15. Accession Number: 20150717–5007. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/7/15. Docket Numbers: ER14–695–004. Applicants: Entergy Services, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: EAI– ESI Response 7–16–2015 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 7/16/15. Accession Number: 20150716–5205. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/15. Docket Numbers: ER14–696–004. Applicants: Entergy Services, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: EAI– ESI Response 7–16–2015 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 7/16/15. Accession Number: 20150716–5214. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/15. Docket Numbers: ER14–697–005. Applicants: Entergy Services, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: EAI– ESI Response 7–16–2015 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 7/17/15. Accession Number: 20150717–5006. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/7/15. Docket Numbers: ER14–699–004. Applicants: Entergy Services, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: EAI– ESI Response 7–16–2015 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 7/16/15. Accession Number: 20150716–5219. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/15. Docket Numbers: ER14–699–005. Applicants: Entergy Services, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: EAI– ESI Response 7–16–2015 to be effective 12/31/9998. pipeline, however, may apply for a FERC certificate to transport gas outside of state lines. 2 The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $72.00 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the 2015 FERC average salary and benefits (for one Full Time Equivalent) of $149,489/year. FERC staff believes that industry’s hourly cost (salary and benefits) for this collection are similar to FERC staff costs. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 142 (Friday, July 24, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC15-9-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-546); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy.

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-546 (Certificated Rate 
Filings).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due September 22, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC15-9-
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-546 (Certificated Rate Filings).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0155.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-546 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission reviews the FERC-546 materials to decide 
whether to determine an initial rate associated with an application for 
a certificate under NGA section 7(c). FERC reviews FERC-546 materials 
in 4(f) storage applications to evaluate market power and decide 
whether to grant, deny, or condition market based rate authority for 
the applicant. The Commission uses the FERC-546 information to monitor 
jurisdictional transportation, natural gas storage, and unbundled sales 
activities of interstate

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natural gas pipelines and Hinshaw \1\ pipelines. In addition to 
fulfilling the Commission's obligations under the NGA, the FERC-546 
enables the Commission to monitor the activities and evaluate 
transactions of the natural gas industry, and to ensure 
competitiveness, and improved efficiency of the industry's operations. 
In summary, the Commission uses the FERC-546 information to:
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    \1\ Hinshaw pipelines are those that receive all out-of-state 
gas from entities within or at the boundary of a state if all the 
natural gas so received is ultimately consumed within the state in 
which it is received, 15 U.S.C. 717(c). Congress concluded that 
Hinshaw pipelines are ``matters primarily of local concern,'' and so 
are more appropriately regulated by pertinent state agencies rather 
than by FERC. The Natural Gas Act section 1(c) exempts Hinshaw 
pipelines from FERC jurisdiction. A Hinshaw pipeline, however, may 
apply for a FERC certificate to transport gas outside of state 
lines.
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     Ensure adequate customer protections under section 4(f) of 
the NGA;
     review rate and tariff changes by natural gas companies 
for the transportation of gas, natural gas storage services;
     provide general industry oversight; and
     supplement documentation during its audits process.
    Failure to collect this information would prevent the Commission 
from being able to monitor and evaluate transactions and operations of 
interstate pipelines and perform its regulatory functions.
    Type of Respondents: Pipeline companies and storage operators.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \2\ The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, 
retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal 
agency. For further explanation of what is included in the 
information collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal 
Regulations 1320.3.

                                                          FERC-546 (Certificated Rate Filings)
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                                                                                                              Average      Total annual
                                                             Number of     Annual number   Total number    burden & cost  burden hours &     Cost per
                                                            respondents    of responses    of responses    per response    total annual   respondent ($)
                                                                          per respondent                        \3\            cost
                                                                     (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =             (4)     (3) * (4) =       (5) / (1)
                                                                                                     (3)                             (5)
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Pipeline Companies......................................              50               1              50        40 hrs.;     2,000 hrs.;           2,880
                                                                                                                  $2,880        $144,000
Storage Operators.......................................               1               1               1       350 hrs.;       350 hrs.;          25,200
                                                                                                                 $25,200         $25,200
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    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............     2,350 hrs.;
                                                                                                                                $169,200
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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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    \3\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $72.00 per 
Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from 
the 2015 FERC average salary and benefits (for one Full Time 
Equivalent) of $149,489/year. FERC staff believes that industry's 
hourly cost (salary and benefits) for this collection are similar to 
FERC staff costs.

    Dated: July 16, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-17946 Filed 7-23-15; 8:45 am]
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