Proposed Agency Information Collection, 13784-13786 [2016-05775]

Download as PDF 13784 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / Notices 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. 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: March 9, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05771 Filed 3–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14751–000] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 14751–000. c. Date Filed: January 28, 2016. d. Submitted By: Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC. e. Name of Project: Fresno Dam Site Water Power Project. f. Location: On the Milk River in Hill County, Montana near the town of Kremlin at the existing Bureau of Reclamation Fresno Dam. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Justin D. Ahmann, Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC, 111 Legend Trail, Kalispell, MT 59901. i. FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen at (202) 502–8074; or email at ryan.hansen@ ferc.gov. j. Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on February 2, 2016. Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC provided public notice of its request on February 8, 2016. In a letter dated March 9, 2016, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 and Wildlife Service under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the Montana State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. m. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. n. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 9, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05774 Filed 3–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD16–2–000] Proposed Agency Information Collection Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites public comment in Docket No. RD16–2–000 on a proposed change to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collections of information FERC–725P (OMB Control No. 1902–0269) and FERC–725P1 (OMB Control No. 1902– 0280) that the Commission is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 230, January 5, 2016) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is making this notation in the submittals to OMB. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed information collections must be received on or before April 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control Nos. 1902–0269 (FERC–725P) and 1902–0280 (FERC–725P1), should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at: 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. RD16–2–000, 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 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: Titles: FERC–725P (Mandatory Reliability Standards: Reliability Standard PRC–005–3) and FERC–725P1 (Mandatory Reliability Standards: PRC– 005 Reliability Standard) OMB Control Nos.: 1902–0269 (FERC– 725P) and 1902–0280 (FERC–725P1) Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–725P1 information collection requirements with the stated E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / Notices changes to the current reporting and record retention requirements, and elimination of the requirements of FERC–725P. Abstract: Reliability Standard PRC– 005–6 (Protection System, Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying Maintenance) replaces or supplements requirements from previous versions of the PRC–005 Reliability Standard, which are approved under FERC–725P and FERC– 725P1. The requirements and associated burden of Reliability Standard PRC– 005–6 will be included in FERC– 725P1.1 The Commission requires the information collected by the FERC– 725P1 to implement the statutory provisions of section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).2 On August 8, 2005, Congress enacted into law the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005, which is Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005).3 EPAct 2005 added a new section asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 In the future, to consolidate reporting requirements associated with the PRC Standards, the Commission plans to transfer the burden associated with Reliability Standard PRC–005–6 to FERC–725G (OMB Control No. 1902–0252) and to remove it from FERC–725P1. Note that, if approved by OMB, the FERC–725P (a temporary collection number) will have a 0 burden and will be eliminated by this action and the changes in Docket No. RD16–2. 2 16 U.S.C. 824o (2012). 3 Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58, Title XII, Subtitle A, 119 Stat. 594, 941 (codified at 16 U.S.C. 824o). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 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.4 On February 3, 2006, the Commission issued Order No. 672, implementing section 215 of the FPA.5 Pursuant to Order No. 672, the Commission certified one organization, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), as the ERO.6 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 13, 2015, NERC filed a petition for Commission approval of proposed Reliability Standard PRC– 005–6 (Protection System, Automatic 4 16 U.S.C. 824o(e)(3). 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). 6 North American Electric Reliability Corp., 116 FERC ¶ 61,062, order on reh’g and compliance, 117 FERC ¶ 61,126 (2006), order on compliance, 118 FERC ¶ 61,190, order on reh’g, 119 FERC ¶ 61,046 (2007), aff’d sub nom. Alcoa Inc. v. FERC, 564 F.3d 1342 (D.C. Cir. 2009). 5 Rules PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13785 Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying Maintenance). NERC also requested approval of the proposed implementation plan for PRC–005–6, and the retirement of previous versions of Reliability Standard PRC–005. NERC explained in its petition that Reliability Standard PRC–005–6 represents an improvement upon the most recently-approved version of the standard, PRC–005–4.7 FERC approved the proposed Reliability Standard PRC– 005–6 on December 18, 2015.8 Type of Respondents: Transmission Owners (TO), Generator Owners (GO), and Distribution Providers (DP). Estimate of Annual Burden: 9 Estimates for the changes to burden and cost due to Docket No. RD16–2–000 follow. 7 As noted in NERC’s petition, NERC filed a separate motion to delay implementation of the approved, but not yet effective, versions of the PRC–005 Reliability Standard in Docket Nos. RM14–8–000 (PRC–005–3), RD15–3–000 (PRC–005– 3(i)), and RM15–9–000 (PRC–005–4) until after the Commission issues an order or rule regarding proposed PRC–005–6. NERC’s motion was granted in a delegated letter order issued December 4, 2015. See North American Elec. Reliability Corp., Docket Nos. RM14–8–000 et al. (Dec. 4, 2015) (delegated letter order). 8 The Delegated Letter Order is available in FERC’s eLibrary at http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/ common/opennat.asp?fileID=14076238. 9 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 information, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 13786 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / Notices CHANGES MADE IN RD16–2–000 Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden (hours) and cost Total annual cost per respondent (1) Requirements in reliability standard (2) (1)*(2) = (3) (4) (3)*(4) = (5) ($) FERC–725P (Reduction due to Replacement of PRC–005–3) 10 11 One-time review of existing plant and substation sites to determine which ones fall under PRC–005– 3 [reduction]. One-time review and adjustment of existing program [reduction]. 12 937 ¥1 ¥937 2 hrs.; $146 ........ ¥1,874 hrs.; ¥$136,802. ¥146 13 288 ¥1 ¥288 8 hrs.; $584 ........ ¥2,304 hrs.; ¥$168,192. ¥584 Total Net Decrease to FERC– 725P. ........................ ........................ ¥1,225 ............................ ¥4,178 hrs.; ¥$304,994. ........................ FERC–725P1 Replacement of PRC–005–4 14 15— One-time review of sudden pressure relay maintenance program and adjustment (Burden Reduction). Implementation of PRC–005–6— One-time review of existing plant and substation sites to determine which ones fall under PRC–005– 6 16 (Burden Increase). Implementation of PRC–005–6— One-time review and adjustment of existing program for reclosing relays and associated equipment 18 (Burden Increase). Implementation of PRC–005–6— One-time review and adjustment of existing program for sudden pressure relays 19 (Burden Increase). Total Net Increase to FERC– 725P1. Total Net Change, due to RD16–2. 1,287 ¥1 ¥1,287 8 hrs.; $522.72 ... ¥10,296 hrs.; ¥$672,740.64. 17 937 1 937 2 hrs.; $145 ........ 1,874 hrs.; $135,396.50. 288 1 288 8.5 hrs.; $614 ..... 2,448 hrs.; $176,868. 1,287 1 1,287 8 hrs.; $531.60 ... 10,296 hrs.; $684,169.20. 531.60 ........................ ........................ +1,225 ............................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 0 ............................ 4,322 hrs.; $323,693.06. 144 hrs.; $18,699.06. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of 10 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $73 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the average of the salary plus benefits for a manager and an engineer (rounded to the nearest dollar). The figures are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] at (http://bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_ 221000.htm). 11 Implemented in Docket No. RM14–8. 12 This figure reflects the generator owners and transmission owners identified in the NERC Compliance Registry as of May 28, 2014. 13 This figure is a subset of GOs and TOs, as discussed in Order 803 (Docket No. RM14–8), P 41. 14 Implemented in Docket No. RM15–9. 15 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $65.34 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the average of the wages plus benefits for an engineer (rounded to the nearest dollar). The figures are based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (at http://bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_ 221000.htm). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; 16 The average hourly cost (wages plus benefits) is estimated to be $72.25 (and is based on BLS May 2014 Data, updated 8/2015). It is based on the average of the hourly wages plus benefits of: • Management (occupation code 11–0000, $78.04 per hour) and • electrical engineer (occupation code 17–2071, $66.45 per hour). 17 This figure reflects the generator owners and transmission owners identified in the NERC Compliance Registry as of May 28, 2014. 18 The average hourly cost (wages plus benefits) is estimated to be $72.25 (and is based on BLS May 2014 Data, updated 8/2015). It is based on the average of the hourly wages plus benefits of: • Management (occupation code 11–0000, $78.04 per hour) and • electrical engineer (occupation code 17–2071, $66.45 per hour). 19 The average hourly cost (wages plus benefits) is estimated to be $66.45, based on BLS estimates for an electrical engineer. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 ¥522.72 144.50 614 ........................ (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: March 9, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 15, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-05775]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD16-2-000]


Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites 
public comment in Docket No. RD16-2-000 on a proposed change to 
collections of information FERC-725P (OMB Control No. 1902-0269) and 
FERC-725P1 (OMB Control No. 1902-0280) that the Commission is 
submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Commission previously issued a 
Notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 230, January 5, 2016) requesting 
public comments. The Commission received no comments and is making this 
notation in the submittals to OMB.

DATES: Comments regarding the proposed information collections must be 
received on or before April 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control Nos. 
1902-0269 (FERC-725P) and 1902-0280 (FERC-725P1), should be sent via 
email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at: 
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. RD16-2-000, 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: 
    Titles: FERC-725P (Mandatory Reliability Standards: Reliability 
Standard PRC-005-3) and FERC-725P1 (Mandatory Reliability Standards: 
PRC-005 Reliability Standard)
    OMB Control Nos.: 1902-0269 (FERC-725P) and 1902-0280 (FERC-725P1)
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-725P1 information 
collection requirements with the stated

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changes to the current reporting and record retention requirements, and 
elimination of the requirements of FERC-725P.
    Abstract: Reliability Standard PRC-005-6 (Protection System, 
Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying Maintenance) replaces 
or supplements requirements from previous versions of the PRC-005 
Reliability Standard, which are approved under FERC-725P and FERC-
725P1. The requirements and associated burden of Reliability Standard 
PRC-005-6 will be included in FERC-725P1.\1\
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    \1\ In the future, to consolidate reporting requirements 
associated with the PRC Standards, the Commission plans to transfer 
the burden associated with Reliability Standard PRC-005-6 to FERC-
725G (OMB Control No. 1902-0252) and to remove it from FERC-725P1. 
Note that, if approved by OMB, the FERC-725P (a temporary collection 
number) will have a 0 burden and will be eliminated by this action 
and the changes in Docket No. RD16-2.
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    The Commission requires the information collected by the FERC-725P1 
to implement the statutory provisions of section 215 of the Federal 
Power Act (FPA).\2\ On August 8, 2005, Congress enacted into law the 
Electricity Modernization Act of 2005, which is Title XII, Subtitle A, 
of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005).\3\ 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.\4\
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    \2\ 16 U.S.C. 824o (2012).
    \3\ Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109-58, Title XII, 
Subtitle A, 119 Stat. 594, 941 (codified at 16 U.S.C. 824o).
    \4\ 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.\5\ Pursuant to Order No. 672, the 
Commission certified one organization, North American Electric 
Reliability Corporation (NERC), as the ERO.\6\ 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 13, 2015, NERC filed a petition 
for Commission approval of proposed Reliability Standard PRC-005-6 
(Protection System, Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying 
Maintenance). NERC also requested approval of the proposed 
implementation plan for PRC-005-6, and the retirement of previous 
versions of Reliability Standard PRC-005.
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    \5\ 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).
    \6\ North American Electric Reliability Corp., 116 FERC ] 
61,062, order on reh'g and compliance, 117 FERC ] 61,126 (2006), 
order on compliance, 118 FERC ] 61,190, order on reh'g, 119 FERC ] 
61,046 (2007), aff'd sub nom. Alcoa Inc. v. FERC, 564 F.3d 1342 
(D.C. Cir. 2009).
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    NERC explained in its petition that Reliability Standard PRC-005-6 
represents an improvement upon the most recently-approved version of 
the standard, PRC-005-4.\7\ FERC approved the proposed Reliability 
Standard PRC-005-6 on December 18, 2015.\8\
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    \7\ As noted in NERC's petition, NERC filed a separate motion to 
delay implementation of the approved, but not yet effective, 
versions of the PRC-005 Reliability Standard in Docket Nos. RM14-8-
000 (PRC-005-3), RD15-3-000 (PRC-005-3(i)), and RM15-9-000 (PRC-005-
4) until after the Commission issues an order or rule regarding 
proposed PRC-005-6. NERC's motion was granted in a delegated letter 
order issued December 4, 2015. See North American Elec. Reliability 
Corp., Docket Nos. RM14-8-000 et al. (Dec. 4, 2015) (delegated 
letter order).
    \8\ The Delegated Letter Order is available in FERC's eLibrary 
at http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/opennat.asp?fileID=14076238.
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    Type of Respondents: Transmission Owners (TO), Generator Owners 
(GO), and Distribution Providers (DP).
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \9\ Estimates for the changes to burden 
and cost due to Docket No. RD16-2-000 follow.
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    \9\ 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 information, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3.

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                                                               Changes Made in RD16-2-000
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                                                        Annual number                                                                      Total annual
 Requirements in reliability standard     Number of     of responses    Total number    Average burden and cost    Total annual burden       cost per
                                         respondents   per respondent   of responses         per response            (hours) and cost       respondent
                                                  (1)             (2)   (1)*(2) = (3)  (4).....................  (3)*(4) = (5)..........             ($)
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                                             FERC-725P (Reduction due to Replacement of PRC-005-3) \10\ \11\
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One-time review of existing plant and        \12\ 937              -1            -937  2 hrs.; $146............  -1,874 hrs.; -$136,802.            -146
 substation sites to determine which
 ones fall under PRC-005-3
 [reduction].
One-time review and adjustment of            \13\ 288              -1            -288  8 hrs.; $584............  -2,304 hrs.; -$168,192.            -584
 existing program [reduction].
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    Total Net Decrease to FERC-725P..  ..............  ..............          -1,225  ........................  -4,178 hrs.; -$304,994.  ..............
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                                                                       FERC-725P1
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Replacement of PRC-005-4 14 15--One-            1,287              -1          -1,287  8 hrs.; $522.72.........  -10,296 hrs.; -                 -522.72
 time review of sudden pressure relay                                                                             $672,740.64.
 maintenance program and adjustment
 (Burden Reduction).
Implementation of PRC-005-6--One-time        \17\ 937               1             937  2 hrs.; $145............  1,874 hrs.; $135,396.50          144.50
 review of existing plant and
 substation sites to determine which
 ones fall under PRC-005-6 \16\
 (Burden Increase).
Implementation of PRC-005-6--One-time             288               1             288  8.5 hrs.; $614..........  2,448 hrs.; $176,868...             614
 review and adjustment of existing
 program for reclosing relays and
 associated equipment \18\ (Burden
 Increase).
Implementation of PRC-005-6--One-time           1,287               1           1,287  8 hrs.; $531.60.........  10,296 hrs.;                     531.60
 review and adjustment of existing                                                                                $684,169.20.
 program for sudden pressure relays
 \19\ (Burden Increase).
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    Total Net Increase to FERC-725P1.  ..............  ..............          +1,225  ........................  4,322 hrs.; $323,693.06  ..............
    Total Net Change, due to RD16-2..  ..............  ..............               0  ........................  144 hrs.; $18,699.06...  ..............
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of 
information are 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 estimates of the 
burden and cost of the collections of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and 
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections 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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    \10\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $73 per Hour 
= Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the 
average of the salary plus benefits for a manager and an engineer 
(rounded to the nearest dollar). The figures are taken from the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] at (http://bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_221000.htm).
    \11\ Implemented in Docket No. RM14-8.
    \12\ This figure reflects the generator owners and transmission 
owners identified in the NERC Compliance Registry as of May 28, 
2014.
    \13\ This figure is a subset of GOs and TOs, as discussed in 
Order 803 (Docket No. RM14-8), P 41.
    \14\ Implemented in Docket No. RM15-9.
    \15\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $65.34 per 
Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from 
the average of the wages plus benefits for an engineer (rounded to 
the nearest dollar). The figures are based on information from the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (at http://bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_221000.htm).
    \16\ The average hourly cost (wages plus benefits) is estimated 
to be $72.25 (and is based on BLS May 2014 Data, updated 8/2015). It 
is based on the average of the hourly wages plus benefits of:
     Management (occupation code 11-0000, $78.04 per hour) 
and
     electrical engineer (occupation code 17-2071, $66.45 
per hour).
    \17\ This figure reflects the generator owners and transmission 
owners identified in the NERC Compliance Registry as of May 28, 
2014.
    \18\ The average hourly cost (wages plus benefits) is estimated 
to be $72.25 (and is based on BLS May 2014 Data, updated 8/2015). It 
is based on the average of the hourly wages plus benefits of:
     Management (occupation code 11-0000, $78.04 per hour) 
and
     electrical engineer (occupation code 17-2071, $66.45 
per hour).
    \19\ The average hourly cost (wages plus benefits) is estimated 
to be $66.45, based on BLS estimates for an electrical engineer.

    Dated: March 9, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-05775 Filed 3-14-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P