Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-577); Comment Request; Extension, 55456 [2016-19777]

Download as PDF 55456 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC16–16–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–577); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC–577 (Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC16–16–000) by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–577, Gas Pipeline Certificates: Environmental Impact Statement. OMB Control No.: 1902–0128. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–577 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–577 information collection contains the Commission’s information collections pertaining to 18 CFR Parts: 2, 157, 284, and 380. These regulations implement National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and include the environmental compliance conditions portions of the same regulations. The FERC–577 also includes the reporting requirements for landowner notifications. These requirements are contained within 18 CFR Parts: 2.55(b), 157.203(d), 380.15, and 2.55(a). Type of Respondents: Gas pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden and cost (rounded) for the information collection as: FERC–577 [Natural gas facilities: environmental review and compliance] Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 92 165 16 144 1,472 23,760 193.518 hrs.; $14,417 ................ 2 hrs.; $149 ................................ 284,858 hrs.; $21,221,824 ......... 47,520 hrs.; $3,540,240 ............. $230,672 21,456 Total ..................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Gas Pipeline Certificates 3 ........... Landowner Notification 4 .............. .................... .................... 25,232 ..................................................... 332,378 hrs.; 24,762,064 ........... .................... 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 15, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 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. 2 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $74.50 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The Commission staff believes that the industry’s level and skill set are comparable to FERC, so the FERC 2016 average hourly cost (for salary plus benefits) of $74.50 per hour is used. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–19777 Filed 8–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Notice ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9028–6] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/nepa. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Filed 08/08/2016 Through 08/12/2016 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Sfmt 4703 Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20160186, Final, USFWS, NAT, National Wildlife Refuge System Revision of Regulations Governing Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights, 3 Requirements are found in 18 CFR Parts: 157, 284, 2, and 380. 4 Requirements are found in 18 CFR Parts: 2.55(b), 157.203(d), 380.15, and 2.55(a). E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC16-16-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-577); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the 
currently approved information collection, FERC-577 (Natural Gas 
Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 18, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC16-16-
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-577, Gas Pipeline Certificates: Environmental Impact 
Statement.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0128.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-577 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The FERC-577 information collection contains the 
Commission's information collections pertaining to 18 CFR Parts: 2, 
157, 284, and 380. These regulations implement National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) and include the environmental compliance conditions 
portions of the same regulations. The FERC-577 also includes the 
reporting requirements for landowner notifications. These requirements 
are contained within 18 CFR Parts: 2.55(b), 157.203(d), 380.15, and 
2.55(a).
    Type of Respondents: Gas pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden and cost (rounded) for the information 
collection as:
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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.

                                                                        FERC-577
                                              [Natural gas facilities: environmental review and compliance]
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                                                          Annual
                                                        number of                                                                              Cost per
                                           Number of    responses    Total number    Average burden & cost per    Total annual burden hours   respondent
                                          respondents      per       of responses           response \2\             & total annual cost         ($)
                                                        respondent
                                                  (1)          (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)........................  (3) * (4) = (5)...........    (5) / (1)
                                                                               (3)
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Gas Pipeline Certificates \3\...........           92           16           1,472  193.518 hrs.; $14,417......  284,858 hrs.; $21,221,824.     $230,672
Landowner Notification \4\..............          165          144          23,760  2 hrs.; $149...............  47,520 hrs.; $3,540,240...       21,456
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    Total...............................  ...........  ...........          25,232  ...........................  332,378 hrs.; 24,762,064..  ...........
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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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    \2\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $74.50 per 
Hour = Average Cost per Response. The Commission staff believes that 
the industry's level and skill set are comparable to FERC, so the 
FERC 2016 average hourly cost (for salary plus benefits) of $74.50 
per hour is used.
    \3\ Requirements are found in 18 CFR Parts: 157, 284, 2, and 
380.
    \4\ Requirements are found in 18 CFR Parts: 2.55(b), 157.203(d), 
380.15, and 2.55(a).

    Dated: August 15, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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