Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-915); Comment Request, 52469-52470 [2015-21436]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 168 / Monday, August 31, 2015 / Notices [FR Doc. 2015–21438 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] explained below. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 28264, 5/18/2015) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC–915 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by September 30, 2015. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ADDRESSES: requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 25, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC15–7–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–915); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC–915 (Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirements) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as SUMMARY: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0250 or collection number (FERC– 915), should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via telephone at 202–395–0710. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC15–7–000, 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/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 52469 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–915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirements. OMB Control No.: 1902–0250. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–915 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission has the regulatory responsibility under section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to ensure that wholesale sales of electricity are just and reasonable and provided in a non-discriminatory manner. The Commission uses the information maintained by the respondents under FERC–915 to monitor the entities’ sales, ensure that the prices are just and reasonable, maintain the integrity of the wholesale jurisdictional sales markets, and ensure that the entities comply with the requirements of the FPA and any orders authorizing market-based rate sales. FERC–915 information collection requirements are contained in 18 Code of Federal Regulations part 35.41(d). Type of Respondents: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–915: PUBLIC UTILITY MARKET-BASED RATE AUTHORIZATION HOLDERS—RECORD RETENTION REQUIREMENTS Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1)*(2) = (3) (4) (3)*(4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1). Electric Utilities With Market-Based Rate Authority ................................. 1,955 1 1,955 1 $30.66 1,955 $59,940 $30.66 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $30.66 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_ 22.htm). The occupation title is ‘‘file clerk’’ and the occupation code is 43–4071. 69.4 percent of this cost is hourly wages. The rest of the cost is benefits (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm). The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is: $416,293 • Labor costs: 1,955 hours * $30.66/ hour = $59,940 • Record retention/storage cost for paper records (using an estimate of 48,891 cubic feet): $315,792 3 1 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. 3 The Commission bases this figure on industry archival storage costs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 52470 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 168 / Monday, August 31, 2015 / Notices • Electronic record retention/storage cost: $40,561 Æ staff-time cost: 1,955 hours ÷ 2 4 = 977.50 hours * $28/hour 5 = $27,370; Æ electronic record storage cost: 865 * $15.25/year 6 = $13,191. 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 24, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–21436 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP12–806–001. Applicants: El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. Description: Compliance filing Docket No. RP08–426 Compliance Filing to be effective 5/1/2010. Filed Date: 8/17/15. Accession Number: 20150817–5203. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/31/15. Any person desiring to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 19, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FR Doc. 2015–21435 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP15–1198–000. Applicants: Guardian Pipeline, L.L.C. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Terminating Negotiated Rate PAL Agreements—Koch Energy Services, LLC to be effective 8/31/2015. Filed Date: 8/18/15. Accession Number: 20150818–5126. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/31/15. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. 4 Only 50% of records are retained in electronic formats. 5 The Commission bases the $28/hour figure on a FERC staff study that included estimating public utility recordkeeping costs. 6 The Commission bases the estimated $15.25/ year for each entity on the estimated cost to service and to store 1 GB of data (based on the aggregated cost of an IBM advanced data protection server). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER14–2259–002; ER11–4026–004; ER13–1734–001. Applicants: Desert View Power LLC, Eel River Power LLC, Plainfield Renewable Energy, LLC. Description: Notice of Change in Status of the Greenleaf MBR Sellers. Filed Date: 8/24/15. Accession Number: 20150824–5317. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/14/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2380–000. Applicants: Willey Battery Utility, LLC. Description: Supplement to August 5, 2015 Willey Battery Utility, LLC tariff filing. Filed Date: 8/24/15. Accession Number: 20150824–5207. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/14/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2515–000. Applicants: Florida Power & Light Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: FPL Second Revised Rate Schedule No. 104- PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interface Allocation Agreement to be effective 10/23/2015. Filed Date: 8/24/15. Accession Number: 20150824–5250. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/14/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2516–000. Applicants: Florida Power & Light Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: FPL Second Revised Rate Schedule No. 108– JOP Allocation Agreement with JEA to be effective 10/23/2015. Filed Date: 8/24/15. Accession Number: 20150824–5253. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/14/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2517–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amended GIA and DSA Longboat Solar to be effective 8/26/2015. Filed Date: 8/25/15. Accession Number: 20150825–5001. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/15/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2518–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., American Transmission Systems, Incorporated. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: ATSI submits Interconnection Agreement No. 4240 between ATSI and AEP to be effective 10/24/2015. Filed Date: 8/25/15. Accession Number: 20150825–5028. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/15/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2519–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 1977R6 Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative NITSA and NOA to be effective 8/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/25/15. Accession Number: 20150825–5066. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/15/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2520–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2041R4 Kansas City Board of Public Utilities PTP Agreement to be effective 8/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/25/15. Accession Number: 20150825–5076. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/15/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2521–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2881R2 City of Chanute, KS NITSA NOA to be effective 8/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/25/15. Accession Number: 20150825–5078. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/15/15. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 168 (Monday, August 31, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52469-52470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC15-7-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-915); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information 
collection FERC-915 (Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization 
Holders--Records Retention Requirements) to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. 
Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should 
address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. 
The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (80 
FR 28264, 5/18/2015) requesting public comments. The Commission 
received no comments on the FERC-915 and is making this notation in its 
submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by September 
30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0250 or collection number (FERC-915), should be sent via email to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: 
oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via 
telephone at 202-395-0710.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC15-7-000, 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, by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by fax at 
(202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FERC-915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization 
Holders--Records Retention Requirements.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0250.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-915 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission has the regulatory responsibility under 
section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to ensure that wholesale 
sales of electricity are just and reasonable and provided in a non-
discriminatory manner. The Commission uses the information maintained 
by the respondents under FERC-915 to monitor the entities' sales, 
ensure that the prices are just and reasonable, maintain the integrity 
of the wholesale jurisdictional sales markets, and ensure that the 
entities comply with the requirements of the FPA and any orders 
authorizing market-based rate sales. FERC-915 information collection 
requirements are contained in 18 Code of Federal Regulations part 
35.41(d).
    Type of Respondents: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization 
Holders.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \1\ 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-915: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders--Record Retention Requirements
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                                                                                                                        Total annual
                                                          Number of     Annual number   Total number   Average burden  burden hours &       Cost per
                                                         respondents    of responses    of responses     & cost per     total annual    respondent  ($)
                                                                       per respondent                   response \2\        cost
                                                             (1)             (2)        (1)*(2) = (3)        (4)        (3)*(4) = (5)      (5) / (1).
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Electric Utilities With Market-Based Rate Authority..           1,955               1           1,955               1           1,955             $30.66
                                                                                                               $30.66         $59,940
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\2\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $30.66 per Hour = Average Cost per
  Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm). The occupation
  title is ``file clerk'' and the occupation code is 43-4071. 69.4 percent of this cost is hourly wages. The rest of the cost is benefits (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm).

    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is: $416,293
     Labor costs: 1,955 hours * $30.66/hour = $59,940
     Record retention/storage cost for paper records (using an 
estimate of 48,891 cubic feet): $315,792 \3\
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    \3\ The Commission bases this figure on industry archival 
storage costs.

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     Electronic record retention/storage cost: $40,561
    [cir] staff-time cost: 1,955 hours / 2 \4\ = 977.50 hours * $28/
hour \5\ = $27,370;
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    \4\ Only 50% of records are retained in electronic formats.
    \5\ The Commission bases the $28/hour figure on a FERC staff 
study that included estimating public utility recordkeeping costs.
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    [cir] electronic record storage cost: 865 * $15.25/year \6\ = 
$13,191.
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    \6\ The Commission bases the estimated $15.25/year for each 
entity on the estimated cost to service and to store 1 GB of data 
(based on the aggregated cost of an IBM advanced data protection 
server).
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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: August 24, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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