Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-912); Comment Request; Extension, 51252-51253 [2015-20855]

Download as PDF 51252 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Notices Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is September 7, 2015. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. 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[FR Doc. 2015–20854 Filed 8–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC15–13–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–912); 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–912, Cogeneration and Small Power Production, PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations for Termination or Reinstatement of Obligation to Purchase or Sell. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. [IC15–13– 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/resources/guides/ submission-guide.asp. For user assistance, contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ SUMMARY: ferc.gov or by phone at (866) 208–3676 (toll-free) or at (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket, or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket, may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–912, Cogeneration and Small Power Production, PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations for Termination or Reinstatement of Obligation to Purchase or Sell. OMB Control No.: 1902–0237. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–912 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: On 8/8/2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) 1 was signed into law. Section 1253(a) of EPAct 2005 amends Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) by adding subsection ‘‘(m),’’ that provides, based on a specified showing, for the termination and subsequent reinstatement of an electric utility’s obligation to purchase from, and sell energy and capacity to, qualifying facilities (QFs). 18 CFR 292.309–292.313 are the implementing regulations, and provide procedures for: • An electric utility to file an application for the termination of its obligation to purchase energy and capacity from, or sell to, a QF; 2 and • An affected entity or person to subsequently apply to the Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility’s obligation to purchase energy and capacity from, or sell to, a QF.3 Type of Respondents: Electric utilities, principally. Estimate of Annual Burden: 4 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–912—COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION, PURPA SECTION 210(m) REGULATIONS FOR TERMINATION OR REINSTATEMENT OF OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE OR SELL tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 5 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Termination of obligation to purchase ..... 1 Public 5 Law 109–58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005). within 18 CFR 292.310 and 292.312. 3 Contained within 18 CFR 292.311 and 292.313. 2 Contained VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 1 5 4 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12, $864 60, $4,320 $864 further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 51253 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Notices FERC–912—COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION, PURPA SECTION 210(m) REGULATIONS FOR TERMINATION OR REINSTATEMENT OF OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE OR SELL—Continued Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 5 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Reinstatement of obligations to purchase Termination of obligation to sell ............... Reinstatement of obligation to sell .......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0, $0 0, $0 0, $0 0, $0 0, $0 0, $0 0 0 0 Total .................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 60, $4,320 864 5 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 FERC average salary ($149,489/year). Commission staff believes the FERC average salary to be representative wage for industry respondents. 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: August 18, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20855 Filed 8–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FRL–9932–96–Region 10] Proposed Issuance of the NPDES General Permit for Offshore Seafood Processors in Federal Waters off the Washington and Oregon Coast (Permit Number WAG520000) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed issuance of NPDES general permit and request for public comment. AGENCY: The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, is proposing to issue a general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Offshore Seafood Processors discharging in Federal Waters off the coasts of Washington and Oregon, pursuant to the provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 seq. As proposed, the draft general permit authorizes the discharge of treated seafood processing wastes from facilities to Federal Waters of the contiguous zone and ocean. DATES: The public comment period for the draft general permit will be from the date of publication of this Notice until October 8, 2015. Comments must be received or postmarked by no later than midnight Pacific Daylight Time on October 8, 2015. Persons wishing to request a public hearing should submit their written request by October 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed general permit should be sent to Lindsay Guzzo, Office of Water and Watersheds; USEPA Region 10; 1200 6th Ave., Suite 900, OWW–191; Seattle, Washington 98101. Comments may also be received via electronic mail at Guzzo.Lindsay@epa.gov. A copy of the permit and other support documents can be found on the Region 10 Web site at http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/ waterpermits.htm. Lindsay Guzzo at Guzzo.Lindsay@ epa.gov or (206) 553–0268. Requests may also be made to Audrey Washington at (206) 553–0523 or Washington.Audrey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment The draft general permit contains technology-based effluent limitations, administrative and monitoring requirements, as well as other standard conditions, prohibitions, and management practices. A fact sheet has been prepared which sets forth the principle factual, legal, policy, and scientific information considered in the development of the draft general permit. Copies of the draft general permit, fact sheet, Biological Evaluation, Essential Fish Habitat Assessment, and Ocean Discharge Criteria Evaluation are PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available online at http://www.epa.gov/ r10earth/waterpermits.htm (click on draft permits, then Oregon and Washington), at the EPA Region 10 headquarters at the address listed above any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mailed upon request. Interested persons may submit written comments to the attention of Lindsay Guzzo at the address above. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter, a concise statement of comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. After the expiration date of the Public Notice on October 8, 2015, the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, will make a final determination with respect to issuance of the general permit. The proposed requirements contained in the draft general permit will become final upon issuance if no significant comments are received during the public comment period. Public Hearing Persons wishing to request a public hearing should submit their written request by October 8, 2015 stating the nature of the issues to be raised as well as the requester’s name, address and telephone number to Lindsay Guzzo at the address above. If a public hearing is scheduled, notice will be published in the Federal Register. Notice will also be posted on the Region 10 Web site, and will be mailed to all interested persons receiving letters of the availability of the draft permit. Endangered Species Act Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 16 U.S.C. 1531–1544, requires federal agencies to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 163 (Monday, August 24, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20855]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC15-13-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-912); 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-912, Cogeneration and 
Small Power Production, PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations for 
Termination or Reinstatement of Obligation to Purchase or Sell.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 23, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. [IC15-13-
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/resources/guides/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 at (202) 502-8659 for TTY.
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket, or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket, may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-912, Cogeneration and Small Power Production, PURPA 
Section 210(m) Regulations for Termination or Reinstatement of 
Obligation to Purchase or Sell.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0237.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-912 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: On 8/8/2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) 
\1\ was signed into law. Section 1253(a) of EPAct 2005 amends Section 
210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) by 
adding subsection ``(m),'' that provides, based on a specified showing, 
for the termination and subsequent reinstatement of an electric 
utility's obligation to purchase from, and sell energy and capacity to, 
qualifying facilities (QFs). 18 CFR 292.309-292.313 are the 
implementing regulations, and provide procedures for:
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    \1\ Public Law 109-58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005).
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     An electric utility to file an application for the 
termination of its obligation to purchase energy and capacity from, or 
sell to, a QF; \2\ and
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    \2\ Contained within 18 CFR 292.310 and 292.312.
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     An affected entity or person to subsequently apply to the 
Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility's obligation 
to purchase energy and capacity from, or sell to, a QF.\3\
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    \3\ Contained within 18 CFR 292.311 and 292.313.
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    Type of Respondents: Electric utilities, principally.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \4\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \4\ 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.

 FERC-912--Cogeneration and Small Power Production, PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations for Termination or Reinstatement of Obligation To Purchase or Sell
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                                                                          Annual  number                      Average      Total annual
                                                             Number of     of  responses   Total number     burden and     burden hours      Cost per
                                                            respondents         per        of responses      cost per        and total    respondent ($)
                                                                            respondent                     response \5\     annual cost
                                                                     (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =             (4)     (3) * (4) =       (5) / (1)
                                                                                                     (3)                             (5)
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Termination of obligation to purchase...................               5               1               5        12, $864      60, $4,320            $864

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Reinstatement of obligations to purchase................               0               0               0           0, $0           0, $0               0
Termination of obligation to sell.......................               0               0               0           0, $0           0, $0               0
Reinstatement of obligation to sell.....................               0               0               0           0, $0           0, $0               0
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    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............      60, $4,320             864
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\5\ 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 FERC average salary ($149,489/year). Commission staff believes the FERC average salary to be
  representative wage for industry respondents.

    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: August 18, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-20855 Filed 8-21-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P