Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 6-Q); Comment Request, 38696-38697 [2016-13975]

Download as PDF 38696 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / Notices 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 8, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–13980 Filed 6–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: June 8, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Docket No. RA16–1–000] srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tektronix, Inc.; Notice of Filing [FR Doc. 2016–13974 Filed 6–13–16; 8:45 am] Take notice that, on May 20, 2016, Tektronix, Inc. (Tektronix) filed a Petition for Review of Denial of Adjustment Request, pursuant to section 504(b) of the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7194(b), and section 385.1004 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR 385.1004. Tektronix’s petition requests review of the April 20, 2016 Decision and Order issued in Case Number EXC–16–007 by the Department of Energy’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. In addition, Tektronix is concurrently requesting a hearing in accordance with section 385.1006 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.1006. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jun 13, 2016 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 29, 2016. Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC16–7–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 6–Q); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC Form 6–Q (Quarterly Financial Report of Oil Pipeline Companies) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 19166, 4/4/ 2016) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC Form 6–Q and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by July 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0206, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC16–7–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC Form 6–Q, Quarterly Financial Report of Oil Pipeline Companies.1 OMB Control No.: 1902–0206. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form 6–Q information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: Under the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA),2 the Commission is authorized and empowered to make investigations and to collect and record data to the extent FERC may consider to be necessary or useful for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the ICA. FERC must ensure just and reasonable rates for transportation of crude oil and petroleum products by pipelines in interstate commerce. The Commission uses the information collected by FERC Form 6–Q to carry out its responsibilities in implementing the statutory provisions of the ICA to include the authority to prescribe rules and regulations concerning accounts, records, and memoranda, as necessary or appropriate. Financial accounting and reporting provides necessary 1 The renewal request in this IC docket is for the current FERC Form 6–Q, with no change to the reporting requirements. The FERC Form 6–Q is also part of the Forms Refresh effort (started in Docket No. AD15–11), which is a separate activity. 2 49 U.S.C. part 1, section 20, 54 Stat. 916. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / Notices information concerning a company’s past performance and its future prospects. Without reliable financial statements prepared in accordance with the Commission’s Uniform System of Accounts and related regulations, the Commission would be unable to accurately determine the costs that relate to a particular time period, service, or line of business. The Commission uses data from the FERC Form 6–Q to assist in: 1. Implementation of its financial audits and programs, 2. continuous review of the financial condition of regulated companies, 3. assessment of energy markets, 4. rate proceedings and economic analyses, and 5. research for use in litigation. Financial information reported on the quarterly FERC Form 6–Q provides FERC, as well as customers, investors and others, an important tool to help identify emerging trends and issues affecting jurisdictional entities within the energy industry. It also provides timely disclosures of the impacts that new accounting standards, or changes in 38697 existing standards, have on jurisdictional entities, as well as the economic effects of significant transactions, events, and circumstances. The reporting of this information by jurisdictional entities assists the Commission in its analysis of profitability, efficiency, risk, and in its overall monitoring. Type of Respondents: Oil pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC FORM 6–Q: QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT OF OIL COMPANIES Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 4 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 175 ....................................................................................... 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: June 8, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–13975 Filed 6–13–16; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 3 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jun 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 3 525 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2816–048] North Hartland, LLC—New Hampshire, North Hartland, LLC—Vermont; Notice of Application for Transfer of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests On May 25, 2016, North Hartland, LLC—New Hampshire (transferor) and North Hartland, LLC—Vermont (transferee) filed an application for the transfer of license of the North Hartland Project No. 2816. The project is located at the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Hartland Dam on the Ottauquechee River in Windsor County, Vermont. The applicants seek Commission approval to transfer the license for the North Hartland Project from the transferor to the transferee. This transfer of license reflects an internal corporate reorganization. The transferor will be merged into newly created transferee. Applicants Contact: Mr. Andrew Locke, Messalonskee Stream Hydro, LLC, c/o Essex Hydro Assets, 55 Union Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Phone: 617–367–0032, Email: alocke@ essexhydro.com. information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 4 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 2015 FERC average salary plus benefits of PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 150 $10,800 78,750 $5,670,000 $32,400 FERC Contact: Patricia W. Gillis, (202) 502–8735, patricia.gillis@ferc.gov. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: 30 days from the date that the Commission issues this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2816–048. Dated: June 8, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–13972 Filed 6–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P $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\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC16-7-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 6-Q); 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information 
collection FERC Form 6-Q (Quarterly Financial Report of Oil Pipeline 
Companies) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of 
the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file 
comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments 
to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously issued 
a Notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 19166, 4/4/2016) requesting 
public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC Form 
6-Q and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by July 14, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0206, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission Desk Officer.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC16-7-000, by either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.
    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support 
by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208-3676 
(toll-free), or (202) 502-8659 for TTY.
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC Form 6-Q, Quarterly Financial Report of Oil Pipeline 
Companies.\1\
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    \1\ The renewal request in this IC docket is for the current 
FERC Form 6-Q, with no change to the reporting requirements. The 
FERC Form 6-Q is also part of the Forms Refresh effort (started in 
Docket No. AD15-11), which is a separate activity.
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    OMB Control No.: 1902-0206.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form 6-Q 
information collection requirements with no changes to the current 
reporting requirements.
    Abstract: Under the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA),\2\ the 
Commission is authorized and empowered to make investigations and to 
collect and record data to the extent FERC may consider to be necessary 
or useful for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the ICA. 
FERC must ensure just and reasonable rates for transportation of crude 
oil and petroleum products by pipelines in interstate commerce.
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    \2\ 49 U.S.C. part 1, section 20, 54 Stat. 916.
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    The Commission uses the information collected by FERC Form 6-Q to 
carry out its responsibilities in implementing the statutory provisions 
of the ICA to include the authority to prescribe rules and regulations 
concerning accounts, records, and memoranda, as necessary or 
appropriate. Financial accounting and reporting provides necessary

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information concerning a company's past performance and its future 
prospects. Without reliable financial statements prepared in accordance 
with the Commission's Uniform System of Accounts and related 
regulations, the Commission would be unable to accurately determine the 
costs that relate to a particular time period, service, or line of 
business.
    The Commission uses data from the FERC Form 6-Q to assist in:
    1. Implementation of its financial audits and programs,
    2. continuous review of the financial condition of regulated 
companies,
    3. assessment of energy markets,
    4. rate proceedings and economic analyses, and
    5. research for use in litigation.
    Financial information reported on the quarterly FERC Form 6-Q 
provides FERC, as well as customers, investors and others, an important 
tool to help identify emerging trends and issues affecting 
jurisdictional entities within the energy industry. It also provides 
timely disclosures of the impacts that new accounting standards, or 
changes in existing standards, have on jurisdictional entities, as well 
as the economic effects of significant transactions, events, and 
circumstances. The reporting of this information by jurisdictional 
entities assists the Commission in its analysis of profitability, 
efficiency, risk, and in its overall monitoring.
    Type of Respondents: Oil pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \3\ 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 Form 6-Q: Quarterly Financial Report of Oil Companies
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                                                                      Average      Total annual
                                  Annual  number   Total number    burden & cost  burden hours &     Cost per
      Number of respondents        of  responses   of responses    per response    total annual   respondent ($)
                                  per respondent                        \4\            cost
(1)                                          (2)     (1) * (2) =             (4)     (3) * (4) =       (5) / (1)
                                                             (3)                             (5)
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175.............................               3             525             150          78,750         $32,400
                                                                         $10,800      $5,670,000
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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.
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    \4\ 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.

    Dated: June 8, 2016.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-13975 Filed 6-13-16; 8:45 am]
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