Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725I); Comment Request, 74419-74420 [2016-25841]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 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 seven copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 Dated: October 20, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–25833 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD16–8–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725I); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 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–725I (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council)] 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 54571, 8/16/ 2016) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments in response to the RD16–8–000 60-day notice and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by November 25, 2016. SUMMARY: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0258, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via telephone at 202–395–4718. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74419 • 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–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\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 74420 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 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 ................................................. 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: October 20, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–25841 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 1 1 10 10 169 12 2,028 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 a free service called eSubscription (https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp). DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–138–000] Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Revised Schedule for Environmental Review of the Atlantic Sunrise Project This notice identifies the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) staff’s revised schedule for the completion of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC’s (Transco) Atlantic Sunrise Project. The first notice of schedule, issued on March 9, 2016, identified October 21, 2016 as the EIS issuance date. Based on additional information filed by Transco, however, we intend to issue a draft General Conformity Determination for the Atlantic Sunrise Project with a 30-day comment period. Commission staff has therefore revised the schedule for issuance of the final EIS. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Schedule for Environmental Review 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS—December 30, 2016. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—March 30, 2017. If a schedule change becomes necessary, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the project’s progress. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 20, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–25834 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2485–073] FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Application for Temporary Amendment of Minimum and Maximum Reservoir Elevation Requirement. b. Project No.: 2485–073. c. Date Filed: September 16, 2016. d. Applicant: FirstLight Hydro Generating Company (FirstLight). e. Name of Project: Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project. f. Location: The project is located on the east side of the Connecticut River, in the towns of Northfield and Erving, in Franklin County, Massachusetts. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Gus Bakas, Director—Massachusetts Hydro, FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, Northfield Mountain Station, 99 Millers E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD16-8-000]


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

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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-725I (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the 
Northeast Power Coordinating Council)] 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 54571, 8/16/2016) requesting public comments. The Commission 
received no comments in response to the RD16-8-000 60-day notice and is 
making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by November 
25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0258, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be 
reached via telephone at 202-395-4718.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
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, by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by 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
     Information collection          Number of     of responses    Total number   Average burden   Total annual
          requirements              respondents   per respondent   of responses        hours       burden hours
                                             (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =             (4)     (3) * (4) =
                                                                             (3)                             (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           2,028               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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    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\ 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.

    Dated: October 20, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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