Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form Nos. 6, 580, 1, 1-F, and 3-Q); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension, 38169-38175 [2016-13922]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices Filed Date: 6/7/16. Accession Number: 20160607–5179. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–758–000. Applicants: New England Power Company. Description: Report Filing: Refund Report re Amendments to Schedule III– B IFA Provisions to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 6/7/16. Accession Number: 20160607–5151. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1275–001. Applicants: Innovative Solar 46, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Amendment to 1 to be effective 12/31/ 9998. Filed Date: 6/7/16. Accession Number: 20160607–5182. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1887–000. Applicants: Apple Energy LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Apple Energy LLC MBR Tariff Application to be effective 8/5/2016. Filed Date: 6/6/16. Accession Number: 20160606–5243. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/27/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1888–000. Applicants: Tidal Energy Marketing Inc. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Tidal baseline tariff to be effective 8/5/ 2016; also filed was a Supplement to June 6, 2016 Tidal Energy Marketing Inc. tariff filing (Asset and Affiliate Index). Filed Date: 6/6/16. Accession Number: 20160606–5244, 20160606–5345. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/27/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1889–000. Applicants: American Transmission Systems, Incorporated, Metropolitan Edison Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: ATSI and MetEd submit SA Nos. 4464, 4465, 4466. and 4467 to be effective 6/ 8/2016. Filed Date: 6/7/16. Accession Number: 20160607–5070. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1890–000. Applicants: OriGen Energy LLC. Description: Notice of cancellation of market based tariff of OriGen Energy LLC. Filed Date: 6/6/16. Accession Number: 20160606–5331. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/27/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1891–000. Applicants: Engelhart CTP (US) LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Engelhart—Market-Based Rate Tariff to be effective 6/7/2016. Filed Date: 6/7/16. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Accession Number: 20160607–5082. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1892–000. Applicants: Copper Mountain Solar 2, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Copper Mountain Solar 2, LLC Amended Joint Use Agreement for Gentie Poles to be effective 6/8/2016. Filed Date: 6/7/16. Accession Number: 20160607–5101. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1893–000. Applicants: Duke Energy Progress, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to PWC Fayetteville PSA RS No. 184 to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 6/7/16. Accession Number: 20160607–5114. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/16. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. 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[FR Doc. 2016–13898 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC16–11–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form Nos. 6, 580, 1, 1–F, and 3–Q); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38169 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 requirements and burden1 of the information collections described below. DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due August 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC16–11–000) 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. Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in your comments. 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: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is distinct from the next. 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 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. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 38170 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices 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. FERC Form No. 6, Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies 2 OMB Control No.: 1902–0022 Abstract: Under the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), (Section 20, 54 Stat. 916), the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was authorized and empowered to make investigations and to collect and record data to the extent considered necessary or useful for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the ICA. In 1977, the Department of Energy Organization Act transferred to the Commission from the ICC the responsibility to regulate oil pipeline companies. In accordance with the transfer of authority, the Commission was delegated the responsibility to require oil pipelines to file annual reports of information necessary for the Commission to exercise its statutory responsibilities.3 The transfer included the Form P, the predecessor to the FERC Form No. 6, Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies (Form 6).4 To reduce burden on industry, the FERC Form No. 6 has three tiers of reporting requirements: 1. Each oil pipeline carrier whose annual jurisdictional operating revenues has been $500,000 or more for each of the three previous calendar years must file FERC Form No. 6. Oil pipeline carriers submitting a complete FERC Form No. 6 must submit FERC Form 6– Q.5 Newly established entities must use projected data to determine whether FERC Form No. 6 must be filed. 2. Oil pipeline carriers exempt from filing FERC Form No. 6 whose annual jurisdictional operating revenues have been more than $350,000 but less than $500,000 for each of the three previous calendar years must prepare and file page 301, ‘‘Operating Revenue Accounts (Account 600), and page 700, ‘‘Annual cost of Service Based Analysis Schedule,’’ of FERC Form No. 6. When submitting pages 301 and 700, each exempt oil pipeline carrier must include page 1 of the FERC Form No. 6, the Identification and Attestation schedules. 3. Oil pipeline carriers exempt from filing FERC Form No. 6 and page 301 and whose annual jurisdictional operating revenues were $350,000 or less for each of the three previous calendar years must prepare and file page 700, ‘‘Annual Cost of Service Based Analysis Schedule,’’ of FERC Form No. 6. The Commission uses the FERC Form No. 6 information in: • implementation of its financial audits and programs, the continuous review of the financial condition of regulated companies, and the assessment of energy markets • various rate proceedings and economic analyses • background research for use in litigation • programs relating to the administration of the ICA • computation of annual charges, which are required by Section 3401 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. Type of Respondent: Oil Pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden 6 and cost 7 for the FERC Form No. 6 information collection as follows. Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 161.06 hrs.; ................. $11,998.97 .................. 31.889.88 hrs.; ............ $2,375,796.06 ............. FERC–6 ........................ 198 1 198 $11,998.97 Abstract: FERC Form No. 580 is collected in even numbered years. The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) 8 amended the Federal Power Act (FPA) and directed the Commission to make comprehensive biennial reviews of certain matters related to automatic adjustment clauses (AACs) in wholesale rate schedules used by public utilities subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Specifically, the Commission is required to examine whether the clauses effectively provide the incentives for efficient use of resources and whether the clauses reflect only those costs that are either ‘‘subject to periodic fluctuations’’ or ‘‘not susceptible to precise determinations’’ in rate cases prior to the time the costs are incurred. The Commission is also required to review the practices of each public utility under AACs ‘‘to insure efficient use of resources under such clauses.’’ 9 In response to the PURPA directive, the Commission (Docket Number IN79–6– 000) established an investigation. Beginning in 1982, the Commission collected ‘‘Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices’’ data every other year. 2 The renewal request for the FERC Form No. 6 in this IC docket is for the current form, with no change to the reporting requirements. The FERC Form No. 6 is also part of the Forms Refresh effort (started in Docket No. AD15–11), which is a separate activity and not addressed in this Notice. In addition, there is a pending Docket No. RM15– 19 which is a separate activity and is not addressed in this Notice. 3 Section 402(b) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (DOE Act), 42 U.S.C. 7172 provides that; ‘‘[t]here are hereby transferred to, and vested in, the Commission all functions and authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission or any officer or component of such Commission where the regulatory function establishes rates or charges for the transportation of oil by pipeline or established the valuation of any such pipeline.’’ 4 The ICC developed the Form P to collect information on an annual basis to enable it to carry out its regulation of oil pipeline companies under the Interstate Commerce Act. A comprehensive review of the reporting requirements for oil pipeline companies was performed on September 21, 1982, when the Commission issued Order 260 revising the former ICC Form P, ‘‘Annual Report of Carriers by Pipeline’’ and redesignating it as FERC Form No. 6, ‘‘Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies’’. 5 FERC Form 6–Q is covered separately and is approved by OMB under OMB Control No. 1902– 0206. It is not a subject of this Notice; FERC Form 6–Q is being addressed separately in Docket No. IC16–7–000. 6 The burden associated with the one-time refiling of Page 700 data for Years 2009–2011 has been completed and is not included. 7 The cost is based on FERC’s 2016 average cost (salary plus benefits) of $74.50/hour. The Commission staff believes that the industry’s level and skill set is comparable to FERC. 8 Enacted November 8, 1978 9 The review requirement is set forth in two paragraphs of Section 208 of PURPA, 49 Stat.851; 16 U.S.C. 824d. FERC Form No. 580, Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES OMB Control No.: 1902–0137 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:41 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices Based on filer comments in response to the new electronic form used in the 2014 collections, FERC recommends the following changes to the instructions. FERC is not changing the requirements of the information collection. 38171 Question 2a —Revise Question 2a columns as follows: From To Docket number under which rate schedule containing AAC through which costs were passed during 2012 and/or 2013 was accepted for filing by FERC. Was rate schedule superseded or abandoned during 2012–2013? If so, provide dates. Docket number under which rate schedule containing AAC through which costs were passed during 2014 and/or 2015 was accepted for filing by FERC. Was rate schedule superseded or abandoned during 2014–2015? If so, provide dates. Question 2b —Revise the paragraph under Question 2b to read: From To If any of the Utility’s wholesale rate and/or service agreements containing an AAC listed in Question 2a, that was used during 2012 and/or 2013, was filed with the Commission before January 1, 1990, attach an electronic copy of it with this filing. List the documents you are submitting below. Note: Once this information is submitted electronically in a text-searchable format it will not be necessary to submit it in future Form 580 filings. See: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary/accept-file-formats.asp for listing of Commission accepted document types. If any of the Utility’s wholesale rate and/or service agreements containing an AAC listed in Question 2a, that was used during 2014 and/or 2015, was filed with the Commission before January 1, 1990, attach an electronic copy of it with this filing. List the documents you are submitting below. Note: Once this information is submitted electronically in a text-searchable format it will not be necessary to submit it in future Form 580 filings. See: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary/accept-file-formats.asp for listing of Commission accepted document types. Question 3 —Revise the paragraph under Question 3 to read: From To If during the 2012–2013 period, the Utility had any contracts or agreements for the purchase of either energy or capacity under which all or any portion of the purchase costs were passed through a fuel adjustment clause (FAC), for each purchase from a PURPA Qualifying Facility (QF) or Independent Power Producer (IPP) provide the information requested in the non-shaded columns of the table below. Provide the information separately for each reporting year 2012 and 2013. Do not report purchased power where none of the costs were recovered through an FAC. For each purchase where costs were flowed through an FAC, fill-in the non-shaded columns and either ‘‘Only energy charges’’ or ‘‘The total cost of the purchase of economic power’’ columns, whichever apply. If during the 2014–2015 period, the Utility had any contracts or agreements for the purchase of either energy or capacity under which all or any portion of the purchase costs were passed through a fuel adjustment clause (FAC), for each purchase from a PURPA Qualifying Facility (QF) or Independent Power Producer (IPP) provide the information requested in the non-shaded columns of the table below. Provide the information separately for each reporting year 2014 and 2015. Do not report purchased power where none of the costs were recovered through an FAC. For each purchase where costs were flowed through an FAC, fill-in the non-shaded columns and either ‘‘Only energy charges’’ or ‘‘The total cost of the purchase of economic power’’ columns, whichever apply. Question 4a —Revise Question 4a columns as follows: To If emission allowance costs were incurred by the Utility in 2012 and/or 2013 and were recovered through a FAC, provide the following information. Dollar value of emission allowance cost passed through a FAC: 2012– 2013. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES From If emission allowance costs were incurred by the Utility in 2014 and/or 2015 and were recovered through a FAC, provide the following information. Dollar value of emission allowance cost passed through a FAC: 2014– 2015. Question 5 —Revise the paragraph under Question 5 as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 38172 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices From To Provide the information requested below regarding the Utility’s fuel procurement policies and practices in place during 2012 and/or 2013 for fuels whose costs were subject to 18 CFR 35.14. Note: Responses to this question may be filed as Privileged. To do so, skip this question now and answer it via the Fuel Procurement Policies and Practices Privileged Addendum provided. Otherwise, answer it here and your responses will be made public. Provide the information requested below regarding the Utility’s fuel procurement policies and practices in place during 2014 and/or 2015 for fuels whose costs were subject to 18 CFR 35.14. Note: Responses to this question may be filed as Privileged. To do so, skip this question now and answer it via the Fuel Procurement Policies and Practices Privileged Addendum provided. Otherwise, answer it here and your responses will be made public. Question 6 —Revise the paragraph under Question 6 as follows: From To For each fuel supply contract, of longer than one year in duration, in force at any time during 2012 and/or 2013, where costs were subject to 18 CFR 35.14, (including informal agreements with associated companies), provide the requested information. Report the information individually for each contract, for each calendar year. [No response to any part of Question 6 for fuel oil no. 2 is necessary.] Report all fuels consumed for electric power generation and thermal energy associated with the production of electricity. Information for only coal, natural gas, and oil should be reported. For each fuel supply contract, of longer than one year in duration, in force at any time during 2014 and/or 2015, where costs were subject to 18 CFR 35.14, (including informal agreements with associated companies), provide the requested information. Report the information individually for each contract, for each calendar year. [No response to any part of Question 6 for fuel oil no. 2 is necessary.] Report all fuels consumed for electric power generation and thermal energy associated with the production of electricity. Information for only coal, natural gas, and oil should be reported. Question 7 —Revise the paragraph under Question 6 as follows: From To For each fuel supply contract, including informal agreements with associated or affiliated companies in force at any time during 2012 or 2013 WHERE CONTRACT SHORTFALL COSTS WERE PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject to 18 CFR 35.14, provide for each contract separately the information requested below. Only report the information requested for shortfalls that occurred under your contracts during reporting years 2012 or 2013 and that are not under dispute i.e. parties agree there was indeed a shortfall. For each fuel supply contract, including informal agreements with associated or affiliated companies in force at any time during 2014 or 2015 WHERE CONTRACT SHORTFALL COSTS WERE PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject to 18 CFR 35.14, provide for each contract separately the information requested below. Only report the information requested for shortfalls that occurred under your contracts during reporting years 2014 or 2015 and that are not under dispute i.e. parties agree there was indeed a shortfall. Question 8 —Revise the paragraph under Question 8 as follows: To For each fuel supply contract that was bought-out or bought-down, including informal agreements with associated or affiliated companies in force at any time during 2012 or 2013 WHERE CONTRACT BUYOUT AND/OR BUY-DOWN COSTS WERE PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject to 18 CFR 35.14, provide for each contract separately the information requested below. Only report the information requested for contract buy-downs and buy-outs that occurred under your contracts during reporting years 2012 or 2013 and that are not under dispute i.e. parties agree there was indeed a shortfall. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES From For each fuel supply contract that was bought-out or bought-down, including informal agreements with associated or affiliated companies in force at any time during 2014 or 2015 WHERE CONTRACT BUYOUT AND/OR BUY-DOWN COSTS WERE PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject to 18 CFR 35.14, provide for each contract separately the information requested below. Only report the information requested for contract buy-downs and buy-outs that occurred under your contracts during reporting years 2014 or 2015 and that are not under dispute i.e. parties agree there was indeed a shortfall. 10 The attached form is for illustrative purposes only and does not include all the interactive features of the actual form. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices of this notice in FERC’s eLibrary (http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp) by searching Docket No. IC16–11–000. Type of Respondent: Large electric public utilities within FERC jurisdiction. Access to the Revised Materials: A copy of the form, desk reference, and glossary are attached to this Notice, but they will not be published in the Federal Register.10 Interested parties can see the form electronically as part 38173 Estimate of Annual Burden 11: The Commission estimates the annual 12 public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC FORM 580 (INTERROGATORY ON FUEL AND ENERGY PURCHASE PRACTICES) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 13 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Annual cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) $3,836.75 $74.50 Respondents with FACs 37 0.5 18.5 103 hrs.; $7,673.50 ..... Respondents with AACs, but no FACs. Respondents with no AACs nor FACs. 10 0.5 5 20 hrs.; $1,490 ............ 1,905.5 hrs.; $141,959.75. 100 hrs.; $7,450 .......... 35 0.5 17.5 2 hrs.; $149 ................. 35 hrs.; $2,607.50 ....... Total ...................... 41 $745 2,040.5 hrs.; $152,017.25. 13 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 2016 FERC average salary plus benefits of $154,647/year (or $74.50/hour). Commission staff finds that the work done for this information collection is typically done by wage categories similar to those at FERC. FERC Form No. 1, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others OMB Control No.: 1902–0021 Abstract: The FERC Form No. 1 (Form No.1) is a comprehensive financial and operating report submitted annually for electric rate regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial audits by Major electric utilities, licensees and others. Major is defined as having in each of the three previous calendar years, sales or transmission services that exceed one of the following: (1) One million megawatt hours of total annual sales; (2) 100 megawatt hours of annual sales for resale; (3) 500 megawatt hours of annual power exchanges delivered; or (4) 500 megawatt hours of annual wheeling for others (deliveries plus losses).14 The Form No.1 is designed to collect financial and operational information and is considered to be a nonconfidential public use form. The Form No.1 includes a basic set of financial statements: Comparative Balance Sheet, Statement of Income, Statement of Retained Earnings, Statement of Cash Flows, Statements of Accumulated Comprehensive Income, Comprehensive Income, and Hedging Activities; and Notes to Financial Statements. Supporting schedules contain supplementary information and outlines of corporate structure and governance; information on formula rates; and description of important changes during the year. Other schedules provide information on revenues and the related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted; account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses; selected plant cost data; and other statistical information. Type of Respondent: Major electric utilities Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost 15 follow: FORM NO. 1 Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 1,169 hrs.; $91,953.54 ......... 245,490 hrs.; $19,310,243.40 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 210 ......................................... 1 10 The attached form is for illustrative purposes only and does not include all the interactive features of the actual form. 11 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. 12 The FERC Form 580 data is collected on a biennial basis. In order to represent the burden appropriately, the ‘‘Annual Number of Responses VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 210 per Respondent’’ is assigned a figure of 0.5. This figure means that one response per respondent is received on average for each two year period. The ‘‘Total Annual Burden Hours & Total Annual Cost’’ figures are all annual figures based on the biennial frequency assumption. 14 As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 141.1. 15 The cost estimate (wages plus benefits) is $78.66/hour and is used for the Form Nos. 1, 1–F, and 3–Q. The $78.66/hour (wages plus benefits) is PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $91,953.54 based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics National Industry-Specific Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates (May 2015 estimates at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm, and benefits information for December 2015 at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm) and is an average of the following: • Management (code 11–0000) of $88.94/hour • business and financial operations occupations (code 13–0000) of $56.86/hour • legal (code 23–0000) of $128.94/hour • office and administrative support (code 43– 0000) of $39.91/hour. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 38174 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices FERC Form No. 1–F, Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees OMB Control No.: 1902–0029 Abstract: The FERC Form No. 1–F (Form No.1–F) is a financial and operating report submitted annually for electric rate regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial audits by Nonmajor electric utilities and licensees. Nonmajor is defined as having total annual sales of 10,000 megawatt-hours or more in the previous calendar year and not classified as Major.16 The Form No.1–F is designed to collect financial and operational information and is considered to be a non-confidential public use form. The Form No.1–F includes a basic set of financial statements: Comparative Balance Sheet, Statement of Retained Earnings, Statement of Cash Flows, Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities, and Notes to Financial Statements. Supporting schedules contain supplementary information and include revenues and the related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted; account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses; selected plant cost data; and other statistical information. Type of Respondent: Nonmajor electric utilities Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for the Form No. 1–F is $78.66 (wages plus benefits) and is described above, under the Form No. 1.): FORM NO. 1–F Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 123 hrs.; $9,675.18 .............. 615 hrs.; $48,375.90 ............ 5 ............................................. 1 FERC Form No. 3–Q, Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies OMB Control No.: 1902–0205 Abstract: The FERC Form No. 3–Q (Form No. 3–Q) is a quarterly financial and operating report for rate regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial audits which supplements the (a) Form Nos. 1 and 1–F for the electric industry, or the (b) Form No. 2 (Major Natural Gas Pipeline Annual Report; OMB Control No. 1902–0028) and Form No. 2–A (Nonmajor Natural Gas Pipeline Annual Report; OMB Control No. 1902–0030) (for the natural gas industry). The Form No. 3–Q is submitted for all Major and 5 Nonmajor electric utilities and licensees; and natural gas companies17. Form No. 3–Q includes a basic set of financial statements: Comparative Balance Sheet, Statement of Income and Statement of Retained Earnings, Statement of Cash Flows, Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities and supporting schedules containing supplementary information. Electric respondents report revenues and the related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted; account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses; selected plant cost data; and other statistical information. Natural gas respondents include monthly and $9,675.18 quarterly quantities of gas transported and associated revenues; storage, terminaling and processing services; natural gas customer accounts and details of service; and operational expenses, depreciation, depletion and amortization of gas plant. Type of Respondent: Major and nonmajor electric utilities and natural gas pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost (as rounded) follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for the Form No. 3–Q is $78.66 (wages plus benefits) and is described above, under the Form No. 1.): FORM NO. 3–Q Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Annual cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 168 hrs.; ...................... $13,214.88 .................. 167 hrs.; ...................... $13,136.22 .................. 107,352 hrs.; ............... $8,444,308 .................. 83,667 hrs.; ................. $6,581,246 .................. 191,019 hrs.; ............... $15,025,554 ................ FERC 3–Q (electric) ..... 213 18 3 639 FERC 3–Q (gas) .......... 167 3 501 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Total for FERC 3– Q. 1,140 $39,644.64 $39,408.66 18 The estimated number of electric filers of the Form No. 3–Q is 213 (rather than the 215 total for the number of filers of the Form Nos. 1 and 1–F) due to standing waivers for two coops who do not file the Form No. 3–Q. 16 As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 141.2. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:41 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 17 18 CFR § 260.1(b) states that for natural gas companies, Major, as defined by the Natural Gas Act, pertains to a company whose combined gas transported or stored for a fee exceed 50 million Dth in each of the three previous calendar years. 18 CFR § 260.2(b) states that for natural gas companies, PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nonmajor as defined by the Natural Gas Act, pertains to a company not meeting the filing threshold for Major, but having total gas sales or volume transactions exceeding 200,000 Dth in each of the three previous calendar years. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices DATED: June 7, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–13922 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 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: srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–1000–000. Applicants: Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated & Non-Conforming Service Agreement—Kentucky Power to be effective 6/1/2016. Filed Date: 5/31/16. Accession Number: 20160531–5595. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1001–000. Applicants: Discovery Gas Transmission LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 2016 FL&U Submittal to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 5/31/16. Accession Number: 20160531–5604. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1002–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: NonConforming Agreements—Colonial 510025 and Narragansett 510075 to be effective 6/1/2016. Filed Date: 5/31/16. Accession Number: 20160531–5614. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1003–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: NonConforming Agreement—Narragansett 510209 to be effective 6/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5124. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1004–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Cap Rel Neg Rate Agmt (QEP 37657 to Trans LA 46521) to be effective 6/2/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5181. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1005–000. Applicants: Equitrans, L.P. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Capacity Release Agreements—6/01/2016 to be effective 6/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5227. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1006–000. Applicants: Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: GEH— Multi-Party Contracts to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5289. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1007–000. Applicants: Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: GEH— Multi-Party Contracts to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5290. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1008–000. Applicants: UGI Sunbury, LLC. Description: Compliance Tariff Filing [of Pro Forma tariff sheets—CP15–525] and Request for Waiver of UGI Sunbury, LLC. Filed Date: 5/31/16. Accession Number: 20160531–5736. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1009–000. Applicants: Crossroads Pipeline Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: GEH— Multi-Party Contracts to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5293. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1010–000. Applicants: Central Kentucky Transmission Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: GEH— Multi-Party Contracts to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5300. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1011–000. Applicants: Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Operational Sales at Pool Filing to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5301. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1012–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Neg Rate 2016–06–01 Perm Partial BP to be effective 6/1/2016. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38175 Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5338. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1013–000. Applicants: MarkWest Pioneer, L.L.C. Description: Quarterly Fuel Adjustment Filing of MarkWest Pioneer, L.L.C. under RP16–1013. Filed Date: 6/1/16. Accession Number: 20160601–5391. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. 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: RP16–549–002. Applicants: PGPipeline LLC. Description: Compliance filing NAESB 3.0 Compliance Filing to be effective 4/1/2016. Filed Date: 5/31/16. Accession Number: 20160531–5607. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/16. 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: June 6, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–13897 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9947–63–Region 2] Notice of Availability of Final NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and Federal Facilities Within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 113 (Monday, June 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38169-38175]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13922]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC16-11-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form Nos. 6, 
580, 1, 1-F, and 3-Q); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collections 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 
requirements and burden\1\ of the information collections described 
below.
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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.

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due August 12, 
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2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC16-11-
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.
    Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in 
your comments.
    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: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection 
requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the 
current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is 
distinct from the next.
    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

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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.

FERC Form No. 6, Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies \2\
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    \2\ The renewal request for the FERC Form No. 6 in this IC 
docket is for the current form, with no change to the reporting 
requirements.
    The FERC Form No. 6 is also part of the Forms Refresh effort 
(started in Docket No. AD15-11), which is a separate activity and 
not addressed in this Notice.
    In addition, there is a pending Docket No. RM15-19 which is a 
separate activity and is not addressed in this Notice.
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    OMB Control No.: 1902-0022
    Abstract: Under the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), (Section 20, 54 
Stat. 916), the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was authorized and 
empowered to make investigations and to collect and record data to the 
extent considered necessary or useful for the purpose of carrying out 
the provisions of the ICA.
    In 1977, the Department of Energy Organization Act transferred to 
the Commission from the ICC the responsibility to regulate oil pipeline 
companies. In accordance with the transfer of authority, the Commission 
was delegated the responsibility to require oil pipelines to file 
annual reports of information necessary for the Commission to exercise 
its statutory responsibilities.\3\ The transfer included the Form P, 
the predecessor to the FERC Form No. 6, Annual Report of Oil Pipeline 
Companies (Form 6).\4\
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    \3\ Section 402(b) of the Department of Energy Organization Act 
(DOE Act), 42 U.S.C. 7172 provides that; ``[t]here are hereby 
transferred to, and vested in, the Commission all functions and 
authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission or any officer or 
component of such Commission where the regulatory function 
establishes rates or charges for the transportation of oil by 
pipeline or established the valuation of any such pipeline.''
    \4\ The ICC developed the Form P to collect information on an 
annual basis to enable it to carry out its regulation of oil 
pipeline companies under the Interstate Commerce Act. A 
comprehensive review of the reporting requirements for oil pipeline 
companies was performed on September 21, 1982, when the Commission 
issued Order 260 revising the former ICC Form P, ``Annual Report of 
Carriers by Pipeline'' and redesignating it as FERC Form No. 6, 
``Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies''.
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    To reduce burden on industry, the FERC Form No. 6 has three tiers 
of reporting requirements:
    1. Each oil pipeline carrier whose annual jurisdictional operating 
revenues has been $500,000 or more for each of the three previous 
calendar years must file FERC Form No. 6. Oil pipeline carriers 
submitting a complete FERC Form No. 6 must submit FERC Form 6-Q.\5\ 
Newly established entities must use projected data to determine whether 
FERC Form No. 6 must be filed.
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    \5\ FERC Form 6-Q is covered separately and is approved by OMB 
under OMB Control No. 1902-0206. It is not a subject of this Notice; 
FERC Form 6-Q is being addressed separately in Docket No. IC16-7-
000.
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    2. Oil pipeline carriers exempt from filing FERC Form No. 6 whose 
annual jurisdictional operating revenues have been more than $350,000 
but less than $500,000 for each of the three previous calendar years 
must prepare and file page 301, ``Operating Revenue Accounts (Account 
600), and page 700, ``Annual cost of Service Based Analysis Schedule,'' 
of FERC Form No. 6. When submitting pages 301 and 700, each exempt oil 
pipeline carrier must include page 1 of the FERC Form No. 6, the 
Identification and Attestation schedules.
    3. Oil pipeline carriers exempt from filing FERC Form No. 6 and 
page 301 and whose annual jurisdictional operating revenues were 
$350,000 or less for each of the three previous calendar years must 
prepare and file page 700, ``Annual Cost of Service Based Analysis 
Schedule,'' of FERC Form No. 6.
    The Commission uses the FERC Form No. 6 information in:
     implementation of its financial audits and programs, the 
continuous review of the financial condition of regulated companies, 
and the assessment of energy markets
     various rate proceedings and economic analyses
     background research for use in litigation
     programs relating to the administration of the ICA
     computation of annual charges, which are required by 
Section 3401 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986.
    Type of Respondent: Oil Pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden \6\ and cost \7\ for the FERC Form No. 6 
information collection as follows.
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    \6\ The burden associated with the one-time re-filing of Page 
700 data for Years 2009-2011 has been completed and is not included.
    \7\ The cost is based on FERC's 2016 average cost (salary plus 
benefits) of $74.50/hour. The Commission staff believes that the 
industry's level and skill set is comparable to FERC.

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                                                        Annual number                                              Total annual burden
                                          Number of     of responses    Total number     Average burden & cost     hours & total annual      Cost per
                                         respondents   per respondent   of responses         per response                  cost           respondent ($)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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FERC-6...............................             198               1             198  161.06 hrs.;............  31.889.88 hrs.;........      $11,998.97
                                                                                       $11,998.97..............  $2,375,796.06..........
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FERC Form No. 580, Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices

OMB Control No.: 1902-0137

    Abstract: FERC Form No. 580 is collected in even numbered years. 
The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) \8\ amended the 
Federal Power Act (FPA) and directed the Commission to make 
comprehensive biennial reviews of certain matters related to automatic 
adjustment clauses (AACs) in wholesale rate schedules used by public 
utilities subject to the Commission's jurisdiction. Specifically, the 
Commission is required to examine whether the clauses effectively 
provide the incentives for efficient use of resources and whether the 
clauses reflect only those costs that are either ``subject to periodic 
fluctuations'' or ``not susceptible to precise determinations'' in rate 
cases prior to the time the costs are incurred.
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    \8\ Enacted November 8, 1978
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    The Commission is also required to review the practices of each 
public utility under AACs ``to insure efficient use of resources under 
such clauses.'' \9\ In response to the PURPA directive, the Commission 
(Docket Number IN79-6-000) established an investigation. Beginning in 
1982, the Commission collected ``Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy 
Purchase Practices'' data every other year.
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    \9\ The review requirement is set forth in two paragraphs of 
Section 208 of PURPA, 49 Stat.851; 16 U.S.C. 824d.

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    Based on filer comments in response to the new electronic form used 
in the 2014 collections, FERC recommends the following changes to the 
instructions. FERC is not changing the requirements of the information 
collection.
Question 2a
--Revise Question 2a columns as follows:

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Docket number under which rate schedule  Docket number under which rate
 containing AAC through which costs       schedule containing AAC
 were passed during 2012 and/or 2013      through which costs were
 was accepted for filing by FERC.         passed during 2014 and/or 2015
                                          was accepted for filing by
                                          FERC.
Was rate schedule superseded or          Was rate schedule superseded or
 abandoned during 2012-2013? If so,       abandoned during 2014-2015? If
 provide dates.                           so, provide dates.
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Question 2b
--Revise the paragraph under Question 2b to read:

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                  From                                  To
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If any of the Utility's wholesale rate   If any of the Utility's
 and/or service agreements containing     wholesale rate and/or service
 an AAC listed in Question 2a, that was   agreements containing an AAC
 used during 2012 and/or 2013, was        listed in Question 2a, that
 filed with the Commission before         was used during 2014 and/or
 January 1, 1990, attach an electronic    2015, was filed with the
 copy of it with this filing. List the    Commission before January 1,
 documents you are submitting below.      1990, attach an electronic
 Note: Once this information is           copy of it with this filing.
 submitted electronically in a text-      List the documents you are
 searchable format it will not be         submitting below. Note: Once
 necessary to submit it in future Form    this information is submitted
 580 filings. See: http://www.ferc.gov/   electronically in a text-
 docs-filing/elibrary/accept-file-        searchable format it will not
 formats.asp for listing of Commission    be necessary to submit it in
 accepted document types.                 future Form 580 filings. See:
                                          http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary/accept-file-formats.asp for listing of
                                          Commission accepted document
                                          types.
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Question 3
--Revise the paragraph under Question 3 to read:

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If during the 2012-2013 period, the      If during the 2014-2015 period,
 Utility had any contracts or             the Utility had any contracts
 agreements for the purchase of either    or agreements for the purchase
 energy or capacity under which all or    of either energy or capacity
 any portion of the purchase costs were   under which all or any portion
 passed through a fuel adjustment         of the purchase costs were
 clause (FAC), for each purchase from a   passed through a fuel
 PURPA Qualifying Facility (QF) or        adjustment clause (FAC), for
 Independent Power Producer (IPP)         each purchase from a PURPA
 provide the information requested in     Qualifying Facility (QF) or
 the non-shaded columns of the table      Independent Power Producer
 below. Provide the information           (IPP) provide the information
 separately for each reporting year       requested in the non-shaded
 2012 and 2013. Do not report purchased   columns of the table below.
 power where none of the costs were       Provide the information
 recovered through an FAC. For each       separately for each reporting
 purchase where costs were flowed         year 2014 and 2015. Do not
 through an FAC, fill-in the non-shaded   report purchased power where
 columns and either ``Only energy         none of the costs were
 charges'' or ``The total cost of the     recovered through an FAC. For
 purchase of economic power'' columns,    each purchase where costs were
 whichever apply.                         flowed through an FAC, fill-in
                                          the non-shaded columns and
                                          either ``Only energy charges''
                                          or ``The total cost of the
                                          purchase of economic power''
                                          columns, whichever apply.
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Question 4a
--Revise Question 4a columns as follows:

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                  From                                  To
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If emission allowance costs were         If emission allowance costs
 incurred by the Utility in 2012 and/or   were incurred by the Utility
 2013 and were recovered through a FAC,   in 2014 and/or 2015 and were
 provide the following information.       recovered through a FAC,
                                          provide the following
                                          information.
Dollar value of emission allowance cost  Dollar value of emission
 passed through a FAC: 2012-2013.         allowance cost passed through
                                          a FAC: 2014-2015.
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Question 5
--Revise the paragraph under Question 5 as follows:

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Provide the information requested below  Provide the information
 regarding the Utility's fuel             requested below regarding the
 procurement policies and practices in    Utility's fuel procurement
 place during 2012 and/or 2013 for        policies and practices in
 fuels whose costs were subject to 18     place during 2014 and/or 2015
 CFR 35.14. Note: Responses to this       for fuels whose costs were
 question may be filed as Privileged.     subject to 18 CFR 35.14. Note:
 To do so, skip this question now and     Responses to this question may
 answer it via the Fuel Procurement       be filed as Privileged. To do
 Policies and Practices Privileged        so, skip this question now and
 Addendum provided. Otherwise, answer     answer it via the Fuel
 it here and your responses will be       Procurement Policies and
 made public.                             Practices Privileged Addendum
                                          provided. Otherwise, answer it
                                          here and your responses will
                                          be made public.
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Question 6
--Revise the paragraph under Question 6 as follows:

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                  From                                  To
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For each fuel supply contract, of        For each fuel supply contract,
 longer than one year in duration, in     of longer than one year in
 force at any time during 2012 and/or     duration, in force at any time
 2013, where costs were subject to 18     during 2014 and/or 2015, where
 CFR 35.14, (including informal           costs were subject to 18 CFR
 agreements with associated companies),   35.14, (including informal
 provide the requested information.       agreements with associated
 Report the information individually      companies), provide the
 for each contract, for each calendar     requested information. Report
 year. [No response to any part of        the information individually
 Question 6 for fuel oil no. 2 is         for each contract, for each
 necessary.] Report all fuels consumed    calendar year. [No response to
 for electric power generation and        any part of Question 6 for
 thermal energy associated with the       fuel oil no. 2 is necessary.]
 production of electricity. Information   Report all fuels consumed for
 for only coal, natural gas, and oil      electric power generation and
 should be reported.                      thermal energy associated with
                                          the production of electricity.
                                          Information for only coal,
                                          natural gas, and oil should be
                                          reported.
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Question 7
--Revise the paragraph under Question 6 as follows:

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                  From                                  To
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For each fuel supply contract,           For each fuel supply contract,
 including informal agreements with       including informal agreements
 associated or affiliated companies in    with associated or affiliated
 force at any time during 2012 or 2013    companies in force at any time
 WHERE CONTRACT SHORTFALL COSTS WERE      during 2014 or 2015 WHERE
 PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject to 18      CONTRACT SHORTFALL COSTS WERE
 CFR 35.14, provide for each contract     PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject
 separately the information requested     to 18 CFR 35.14, provide for
 below. Only report the information       each contract separately the
 requested for shortfalls that occurred   information requested below.
 under your contracts during reporting    Only report the information
 years 2012 or 2013 and that are not      requested for shortfalls that
 under dispute i.e. parties agree there   occurred under your contracts
 was indeed a shortfall.                  during reporting years 2014 or
                                          2015 and that are not under
                                          dispute i.e. parties agree
                                          there was indeed a shortfall.
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Question 8
--Revise the paragraph under Question 8 as follows:

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                  From                                  To
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For each fuel supply contract that was   For each fuel supply contract
 bought-out or bought-down, including     that was bought-out or bought-
 informal agreements with associated or   down, including informal
 affiliated companies in force at any     agreements with associated or
 time during 2012 or 2013 WHERE           affiliated companies in force
 CONTRACT BUY-OUT AND/OR BUY-DOWN COSTS   at any time during 2014 or
 WERE PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject to    2015 WHERE CONTRACT BUY-OUT
 18 CFR 35.14, provide for each           AND/OR BUY-DOWN COSTS WERE
 contract separately the information      PASSED THROUGH an FAC subject
 requested below. Only report the         to 18 CFR 35.14, provide for
 information requested for contract buy-  each contract separately the
 downs and buy-outs that occurred under   information requested below.
 your contracts during reporting years    Only report the information
 2012 or 2013 and that are not under      requested for contract buy-
 dispute i.e. parties agree there was     downs and buy-outs that
 indeed a shortfall.                      occurred under your contracts
                                          during reporting years 2014 or
                                          2015 and that are not under
                                          dispute i.e. parties agree
                                          there was indeed a shortfall.
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    Access to the Revised Materials: A copy of the form, desk 
reference, and glossary are attached to this Notice, but they will not 
be published in the Federal Register.\10\ Interested parties can see 
the form electronically as part of this notice in FERC's eLibrary 
(http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp) by searching Docket No. 
IC16-11-000.
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    Type of Respondent: Large electric public utilities within FERC 
jurisdiction.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \11\: The Commission estimates the annual 
\12\ public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \11\ 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.
    \12\ The FERC Form 580 data is collected on a biennial basis. In 
order to represent the burden appropriately, the ``Annual Number of 
Responses per Respondent'' is assigned a figure of 0.5. This figure 
means that one response per respondent is received on average for 
each two year period. The ``Total Annual Burden Hours & Total Annual 
Cost'' figures are all annual figures based on the biennial 
frequency assumption.

                                           FERC Form 580 (Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices)
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                                                        Annual number                                              Total annual burden      Annual cost
                                          Number of     of responses    Total number     Average burden & cost     hours & total annual   per respondent
                                         respondents   per respondent   of responses       per response \13\               cost                 ($)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
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Respondents with FACs................              37             0.5            18.5  103 hrs.; $7,673.50.....  1,905.5 hrs.;                 $3,836.75
                                                                                                                  $141,959.75.
Respondents with AACs, but no FACs...              10             0.5               5  20 hrs.; $1,490.........  100 hrs.; $7,450.......            $745
Respondents with no AACs nor FACs....              35             0.5            17.5  2 hrs.; $149............  35 hrs.; $2,607.50.....          $74.50
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    Total............................                                              41                            2,040.5 hrs.;
                                                                                                                  $152,017.25.
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\13\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 2016 FERC average salary plus benefits of $154,647/year (or $74.50/hour). Commission
  staff finds that the work done for this information collection is typically done by wage categories similar to those at FERC.

FERC Form No. 1, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, 
and Others

OMB Control No.: 1902-0021

    Abstract: The FERC Form No. 1 (Form No.1) is a comprehensive 
financial and operating report submitted annually for electric rate 
regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial audits by Major 
electric utilities, licensees and others. Major is defined as having in 
each of the three previous calendar years, sales or transmission 
services that exceed one of the following: (1) One million megawatt 
hours of total annual sales; (2) 100 megawatt hours of annual sales for 
resale; (3) 500 megawatt hours of annual power exchanges delivered; or 
(4) 500 megawatt hours of annual wheeling for others (deliveries plus 
losses).\14\
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    \14\ As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts 
Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the 
Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 
141.1.
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    The Form No.1 is designed to collect financial and operational 
information and is considered to be a non-confidential public use form. 
The Form No.1 includes a basic set of financial statements: Comparative 
Balance Sheet, Statement of Income, Statement of Retained Earnings, 
Statement of Cash Flows, Statements of Accumulated Comprehensive 
Income, Comprehensive Income, and Hedging Activities; and Notes to 
Financial Statements. Supporting schedules contain supplementary 
information and outlines of corporate structure and governance; 
information on formula rates; and description of important changes 
during the year. Other schedules provide information on revenues and 
the related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted; 
account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses; 
selected plant cost data; and other statistical information.
    Type of Respondent: Major electric utilities
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost 
\15\ follow:
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    \15\ The cost estimate (wages plus benefits) is $78.66/hour and 
is used for the Form Nos. 1, 1-F, and 3-Q. The $78.66/hour (wages 
plus benefits) is based on figures from the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics National Industry-Specific Occupational and Employment 
Wage Estimates (May 2015 estimates at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm, and benefits information for December 2015 at 
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm) and is an average of 
the following:
     Management (code 11-0000) of $88.94/hour
     business and financial operations occupations (code 13-
0000) of $56.86/hour
     legal (code 23-0000) of $128.94/hour
     office and administrative support (code 43-0000) of 
$39.91/hour.

                                                   Form No. 1
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                                                                                   Total annual
                                Annual number   Total number    Average burden    burden hours &     Cost per
    Number of respondents       of responses    of responses   hours & cost per    total annual   respondent ($)
                               per respondent                      response            cost
(1)                                       (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).............  (3) * (4) = (5)       (5) / (1)
                                                          (3)
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210..........................               1             210  1,169 hrs.;       245,490 hrs.;        $91,953.54
                                                                $91,953.54.       $19,310,243.40.
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FERC Form No. 1-F, Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and 
Licensees

OMB Control No.: 1902-0029

    Abstract: The FERC Form No. 1-F (Form No.1-F) is a financial and 
operating report submitted annually for electric rate regulation, 
market oversight analysis, and financial audits by Nonmajor electric 
utilities and licensees. Nonmajor is defined as having total annual 
sales of 10,000 megawatt-hours or more in the previous calendar year 
and not classified as Major.\16\
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    \16\ As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts 
Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the 
Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 
141.2.
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    The Form No.1-F is designed to collect financial and operational 
information and is considered to be a non-confidential public use form. 
The Form No.1-F includes a basic set of financial statements: 
Comparative Balance Sheet, Statement of Retained Earnings, Statement of 
Cash Flows, Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities, 
and Notes to Financial Statements. Supporting schedules contain 
supplementary information and include revenues and the related 
quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted; account 
balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses; selected 
plant cost data; and other statistical information.
    Type of Respondent: Nonmajor electric utilities
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost 
follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for the Form No. 1-F is $78.66 
(wages plus benefits) and is described above, under the Form No. 1.):

                                                  Form No. 1-F
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                                                                                   Total annual
                                Annual number   Total number    Average burden    burden hours &     Cost per
    Number of respondents       of responses    of responses   hours & cost per    total annual   respondent ($)
                               per respondent                      response            cost
(1)                                       (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).............  (3) * (4) = (5)       (5) / (1)
                                                          (3)
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5............................               1               5  123 hrs.;         615 hrs.;             $9,675.18
                                                                $9,675.18.        $48,375.90.
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FERC Form No. 3-Q, Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, 
Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies

OMB Control No.: 1902-0205

    Abstract: The FERC Form No. 3-Q (Form No. 3-Q) is a quarterly 
financial and operating report for rate regulation, market oversight 
analysis, and financial audits which supplements the (a) Form Nos. 1 
and 1-F for the electric industry, or the (b) Form No. 2 (Major Natural 
Gas Pipeline Annual Report; OMB Control No. 1902-0028) and Form No. 2-A 
(Nonmajor Natural Gas Pipeline Annual Report; OMB Control No. 1902-
0030) (for the natural gas industry). The Form No. 3-Q is submitted for 
all Major and Nonmajor electric utilities and licensees; and natural 
gas companies\17\.
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    \17\ 18 CFR Sec.  260.1(b) states that for natural gas 
companies, Major, as defined by the Natural Gas Act, pertains to a 
company whose combined gas transported or stored for a fee exceed 50 
million Dth in each of the three previous calendar years. 18 CFR 
Sec.  260.2(b) states that for natural gas companies, Nonmajor as 
defined by the Natural Gas Act, pertains to a company not meeting 
the filing threshold for Major, but having total gas sales or volume 
transactions exceeding 200,000 Dth in each of the three previous 
calendar years.
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    Form No. 3-Q includes a basic set of financial statements: 
Comparative Balance Sheet, Statement of Income and Statement of 
Retained Earnings, Statement of Cash Flows, Statement of Comprehensive 
Income and Hedging Activities and supporting schedules containing 
supplementary information. Electric respondents report revenues and the 
related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted; 
account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses; 
selected plant cost data; and other statistical information. Natural 
gas respondents include monthly and quarterly quantities of gas 
transported and associated revenues; storage, terminaling and 
processing services; natural gas customer accounts and details of 
service; and operational expenses, depreciation, depletion and 
amortization of gas plant.
    Type of Respondent: Major and nonmajor electric utilities and 
natural gas pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost (as 
rounded) follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for the Form No. 3-Q 
is $78.66 (wages plus benefits) and is described above, under the Form 
No. 1.):

                                                                      Form No. 3-Q
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                                                        Annual number                                              Total annual burden      Annual cost
                                          Number of     of responses    Total number    Average burden hours &     hours & total annual   per respondent
                                         respondents   per respondent   of responses       cost per response               cost                ($)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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FERC 3-Q (electric)..................        213 \18\               3             639  168 hrs.;...............  107,352 hrs.;..........      $39,644.64
                                                                                       $13,214.88..............  $8,444,308.............
FERC 3-Q (gas).......................             167               3             501  167 hrs.;...............  83,667 hrs.;...........      $39,408.66
                                                                                       $13,136.22..............  $6,581,246.............
    Total for FERC 3-Q...............                                           1,140                            191,019 hrs.;..........
                                                                                                                 $15,025,554............
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\18\ The estimated number of electric filers of the Form No. 3-Q is 213 (rather than the 215 total for the number of filers of the Form Nos. 1 and 1-F)
  due to standing waivers for two coops who do not file the Form No. 3-Q.



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    DATED: June 7, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-13922 Filed 6-10-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P