Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725I); Comment Request; Extension, 54571-54572 [2016-19474]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 16, 2016 / Notices Dated: August 10, 2016. 54571 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [Docket No. RD16–8–000] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725I); Comment Request; Extension Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–19471 Filed 8–15–16; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, COE. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. [Docket No. EL16–103–000] Panda Patriot LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On August 10, 2016, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL16– 103–000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2012), instituting an investigation into the justness and reasonableness of the Panda Patriot LLC’s Reactive Service rates. Panda Patriot LLC, 156 FERC ¶ 61,103 (2016). Any interested person desiring to be heard in Docket No. EL16–103–000 must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.214, within 21 days of the date of issuance of the order. Dated: August 10, 2016. Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–19470 Filed 8–15–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Aug 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments on the collection of information are due October 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. RD16–8–000) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this DATES: The refund effective date in Docket No. EL16–103–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., 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 information collection, FERC–725I (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–725I, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council. OMB Control No.: 1902–0258. Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC–725I information collection requirements, as modified. Abstract: On June 9, 2016, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Northeast Power Coordination Council, Inc. (‘‘NPCC’’) filed a petition for Commission approval, pursuant to section 215(d)(1) of the Federal Power Act (‘‘FPA’’) 1 and Section 39.5 2 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations, of the retirement of NPCC Regional Reliability Standard PRC–002–NPCC–01 (Disturbance Monitoring) and the two related NPCC regional definitions, Current Zero Time and Generating Plant. Type of Respondents: Public utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the reduction (due to the retirement of Reliability Standard PRC–002–NPCC–01) in the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as follows: 1 16 U.S.C. 824o (2012). CFR 39.5 (2015). 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. 2 18 E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 54572 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 16, 2016 / Notices Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden (hours) Total annual burden (hours) (1) Information collection requirements (2) (1)*(2)=(3) (4) (3)*(4)=(5) R13: GO 4 and TO to have evidence it acquired and installed dynamic disturbance recorders and a mutually agreed upon implementation schedule with the RC (record retention) .............................................................. R14.5: GO and TO to have evidence of a maintenance and testing program for stand-alone disturbance monitoring equipment including monthly verification of active analog quantities .............................................................. R14.7: GO and TO to record efforts to return failed units to service if it takes longer than 90 days 5 ....................... R14.7: GO and TO record retention .................................... R17: RC provide certain disturbance monitoring equipment data to the Regional Entity upon request ........................ R17: RC record retention ..................................................... Total Reductions ........................................................... 1 1 1 10 10 169 12 2028 5 10,140 33 33 1 1 33 33 10 10 330 330 5 5 1 1 5 5 5 10 25 50 ........................ ........................ 2,105 ........................ 10,885 4 For purposes of these charts, generation owner is abbreviated to GO, transmission owner is abbreviated to TO, reliability coordinator is abbreviated to RC, and planning coordinator is abbreviated to PC. 5 We estimate that an entity will experience a unit failure greater than 90 days once every five years. Therefore, 20 percent of NPCC’s 169 generator owners and transmission owners will experience a unit failure of this duration each year. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: August 10, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–19474 Filed 8–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Project No. 3452–016] Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Application: Notice of Intent To File License Application and Request To Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: P–3452–016. c. Date filed: June 28, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:42 Aug 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 d. Submitted by: Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. e. Name of Project: Oak Orchard Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: on the New York State Barge Canal and Oak Orchard Creek in the village of Medina in the town of Ridgeway, Orleans County, New York. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Steven Murphy, Manager, Licensing, Brookfield Renewable, 33 West 1st Street South, Fulton, New York 13069, Phone: (315) 598–6130; Email: steven.murphy@ brookfieldrenewable.com or Jon Elmer, Director of Operations, Brookfield Renewable, 800 Starbuck Ave., Suite 201, Watertown, New York 13601, Phone: (315) 779–2401, Email: jon.elmer@brookfieldrenewable.com. i. FERC Contact: Brandi Sangunett, Phone: (202) 502–8393, Email: brandi.sangunett@ferc.gov. j. Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on June 28, 2016. Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P provided public notice of its request on June 26, 2016. In a letter dated August 10, 2016, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the New York State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) that also serves as the draft license application, with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD/DLA is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 16, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54571-54572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19474]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD16-8-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725I); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, COE.

ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the 
information collection, FERC-725I (Mandatory Reliability Standards for 
the Northeast Power Coordinating Council) which will be submitted to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the 
information collection requirements.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 17, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. RD16-8-
000) by either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.
    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support 
by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208-3676 
(toll-free), or (202) 502-8659 for TTY.
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-725I, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Northeast 
Power Coordinating Council.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0258.
    Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC-725I information 
collection requirements, as modified.
    Abstract: On June 9, 2016, the North American Electric Reliability 
Corporation (NERC) and the Northeast Power Coordination Council, Inc. 
(``NPCC'') filed a petition for Commission approval, pursuant to 
section 215(d)(1) of the Federal Power Act (``FPA'') \1\ and Section 
39.5 \2\ of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's regulations, of 
the retirement of NPCC Regional Reliability Standard PRC-002-NPCC-01 
(Disturbance Monitoring) and the two related NPCC regional definitions, 
Current Zero Time and Generating Plant.
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 824o (2012).
    \2\ 18 CFR 39.5 (2015).
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    Type of Respondents: Public utilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\ The Commission estimates the 
reduction (due to the retirement of Reliability Standard PRC-002-NPCC-
01) in the annual public reporting burden for the information 
collection as follows:
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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.

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                                                  Annual  number                      Average      Total annual
     Information collection          Number of     of  responses   Total number       burden          burden
          requirements              respondents   per respondent   of responses       (hours)         (hours)
                                             (1)             (2)     (1)*(2)=(3)             (4)     (3)*(4)=(5)
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R13: GO \4\ and TO to have                     1               1               1              10              10
 evidence it acquired and
 installed dynamic disturbance
 recorders and a mutually agreed
 upon implementation schedule
 with the RC (record retention).
R14.5: GO and TO to have                     169              12            2028               5          10,140
 evidence of a maintenance and
 testing program for stand-alone
 disturbance monitoring
 equipment including monthly
 verification of active analog
 quantities.....................
R14.7: GO and TO to record                    33               1              33              10             330
 efforts to return failed units
 to service if it takes longer
 than 90 days \5\...............
R14.7: GO and TO record                       33               1              33              10             330
 retention......................
R17: RC provide certain                        5               1               5               5              25
 disturbance monitoring
 equipment data to the Regional
 Entity upon request............
R17: RC record retention........               5               1               5              10              50
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    Total Reductions............  ..............  ..............           2,105  ..............         10,885
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\4\ For purposes of these charts, generation owner is abbreviated to GO, transmission owner is abbreviated to
  TO, reliability coordinator is abbreviated to RC, and planning coordinator is abbreviated to PC.
\5\ We estimate that an entity will experience a unit failure greater than 90 days once every five years.
  Therefore, 20 percent of NPCC's 169 generator owners and transmission owners will experience a unit failure of
  this duration each year.

    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Dated: August 10, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-19474 Filed 8-15-16; 8:45 am]
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