Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-539); Comment Request; Extension, 21859-21860 [2016-08472]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices 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: April 5, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08409 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG16–82–000. Applicants: La Frontera Holdings, LLC. Description: La Frontera Holdings, LLC Submits Self-Certification of EWG Status. Filed Date: 4/5/16. Accession Number: 20160405–5173. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/26/16. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER16–704–001. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: Compliance Filing—Revisions to Identify U.S. Canada Border as POD/ POR to be effective 3/8/2016. Filed Date: 4/5/16. Accession Number: 20160405–5121. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/26/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1348–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Great River Energy. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2016–04–05—GRE Attachment O Revisions to be effective 6/4/2016. Filed Date: 4/5/16. Accession Number: 20160405–5114. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/26/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1349–000. Applicants: Kentucky Utilities Company. Description: Initial rate filing: KU Rate Schedule 408 APCO Borderline Agmt to be effective 4/5/2016. Filed Date: 4/5/16. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Accession Number: 20160405–5157. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/26/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1350–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2252R4 Cottonwood Wind Project GIA Cancellation to be effective 3/10/2016. Filed Date: 4/5/16. Accession Number: 20160405–5159. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/26/16. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. 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. 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: April 5, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08415 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC16–8–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–539); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 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–539 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Import & Export Related Applications). SUMMARY: Comments on the collection of information are due June 13, 2016. You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC16–8–000) 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: Title: FERC–539, Gas Pipeline Certificates: Import & Export Related Applications. OMB Control No.: 1902–0062. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–539 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) 1 provides, in part, that ‘‘. . . no person shall export any natural gas from the United States to a foreign country or import any natural gas from a foreign country without first having secured an order from the Commission authorizing it to do so.’’ The 1992 amendments to section 3 of the NGA concern importation or exportation from/to a nation which has a free trade agreement with the United States and requires that such importation or exportation: (1) Shall be deemed to be a ‘‘first sale’’ (i.e. not a sale for a resale) and (2) shall be deemed to be consistent with the public interest. Applications for such importation or exportation should be granted without modification or delay. The regulatory functions of section 3 are shared by the Commission and the Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). The Commission has the authority to approve or disapprove the construction and operation of particular facilities, the site at which such ADDRESSES: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21859 1 15 E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM U.S.C. 717–717w. 13APN1 21860 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices facilities shall be located, and, with respect to natural gas that involves the construction of new domestic facilities, the place of entry for imports or exit for exports. DOE approves the importation or exportation of the natural gas commodity.2 Additionally, pursuant to the DOE Delegation Order and Executive Order Nos. 10485 and 12038, the Commission has the authority to issue Presidential Permits for natural gas facilities which cross an international border of the United States. Persons seeking Section 3 authorizations or Presidential Permits from the Commission file applications for such requests pursuant to part 153 of the Commission’s Regulations.3 Type of Respondents: The respondents include all jurisdictional natural gas companies seeking authorization from the Commission to import or export natural gas. Estimate of Annual Burden: 4 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–539—GAS PIPELINE CERTIFICATES: IMPORT & EXPORT RELATED APPLICATIONS Number of respondents (1) Annual number of responses per respondent (2) Total number of responses (1) * (2) = (3) Average burden & cost per response 5 (4) Total annual burden hours & total annual cost (3) * (4) = (5) Cost per respondent ($) (5) ÷ (1) 12 .......................................... 2 24 12 hrs.; $864 .......................... 288 hrs.; $20,736 ................. $1,728 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: April 7, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08472 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Company, Idaho Power Company, and PacifiCorp: Northern Tier Transmission Group Quarter 1 Stakeholder Meeting April 12, 2016 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (PDT) The above-referenced meeting will be held at: Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport, 7900 NE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97220. The above-referenced meeting is open to stakeholders. Further information may be found at http://www.nttg.biz/site/. The discussions at the meeting described above may address matters at issue in the following proceedings: Docket No. ER16–778, MATL Docket No. ER16–970, MATL For more information, contact Natalie Propst, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at (202) 502–8896 or natalie.propst@ferc.gov. Dated: April 7, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2016–08474 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Commission Staff Attendance BILLING CODE 6717–01–P The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that members of the Commission’s staff may attend the following meeting related to the transmission planning activities of NorthWestern Corporation, Deseret Generation & Transmission Cooperative, Inc., Portland General Electric DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 2 Secretary of DOE’s current delegation of authority to the Commission relating to import and export facilities was renewed by the Secretary’s Delegation Order No. 00–004.00A, effective May 16, 2006. 3 Part 153, subpart B and subpart C. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–819–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Neg Rate 2016–04–02 CP to be effective 4/2/ 2016. Filed Date: 4/4/16. Accession Number: 20160404–5144. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/18/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–820–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 04/04/ 16 Negotiated Rates—Consolidated Edison Energy Inc. (HUB) 2275–89 to be effective 4/3/2016. Filed Date: 4/4/16. Accession Number: 20160404–5213. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/18/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–821–000. Applicants: Equitrans, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Assignment of PDC Mountaineer Agreements to Mountaineer Keystone to be effective 4/1/2016. Filed Date: 4/5/16. Accession Number: 20160405–5055. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/18/16. 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. Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–451–001. 5 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 2015 FERC average salary plus benefits of $149,489/year (or $72.00/hour). Commission staff finds that the work done for this information collection is typically done by wage categories similar to those at FERC. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21859-21860]
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. IC16-8-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-539); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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-539 (Gas Pipeline 
Certificates: Import & Export Related Applications).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due June 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC16-8-
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-539, Gas Pipeline Certificates: Import & Export Related 
Applications.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0062.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-539 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) \1\ provides, in 
part, that ``. . . no person shall export any natural gas from the 
United States to a foreign country or import any natural gas from a 
foreign country without first having secured an order from the 
Commission authorizing it to do so.'' The 1992 amendments to section 3 
of the NGA concern importation or exportation from/to a nation which 
has a free trade agreement with the United States and requires that 
such importation or exportation: (1) Shall be deemed to be a ``first 
sale'' (i.e. not a sale for a resale) and (2) shall be deemed to be 
consistent with the public interest. Applications for such importation 
or exportation should be granted without modification or delay.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 717-717w.
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    The regulatory functions of section 3 are shared by the Commission 
and the Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). The Commission 
has the authority to approve or disapprove the construction and 
operation of particular facilities, the site at which such

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facilities shall be located, and, with respect to natural gas that 
involves the construction of new domestic facilities, the place of 
entry for imports or exit for exports. DOE approves the importation or 
exportation of the natural gas commodity.\2\ Additionally, pursuant to 
the DOE Delegation Order and Executive Order Nos. 10485 and 12038, the 
Commission has the authority to issue Presidential Permits for natural 
gas facilities which cross an international border of the United 
States. Persons seeking Section 3 authorizations or Presidential 
Permits from the Commission file applications for such requests 
pursuant to part 153 of the Commission's Regulations.\3\
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    \2\ Secretary of DOE's current delegation of authority to the 
Commission relating to import and export facilities was renewed by 
the Secretary's Delegation Order No. 00-004.00A, effective May 16, 
2006.
    \3\ Part 153, subpart B and subpart C.
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    Type of Respondents: The respondents include all jurisdictional 
natural gas companies seeking authorization from the Commission to 
import or export natural gas.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \4\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the 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-539--Gas Pipeline Certificates: Import & Export Related Applications
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                                            Annual  number
                                            of  responses   Total number of    Average burden & cost per    Total annual burden hours &      Cost per
        Number of respondents (1)           per respondent   responses  (1)        response \5\  (4)        total annual cost (3) * (4)  respondent  ($)
                                                 (2)          * (2) = (3)                                              = (5)                 (5) / (1)
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12.......................................               2               24   12 hrs.; $864...............  288 hrs.; $20,736...........          $1,728
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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: April 7, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-08472 Filed 4-12-16; 8:45 am]
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