Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits, 9127-9128 [2017-02309]

Download as PDF 9127 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 22 Friday, February 3, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. Commerce for the previous calendar year.’’ Pursuant to § 375.308(x)(1) of the Commission’s Regulations, the authority for the publication of such cost limits, as adjusted for inflation, is delegated to the Director of the Office of Energy Projects. The cost limits for calendar year 2017, as published in Table I of § 157.208(d) and Table II of 157.215(a), are hereby issued. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Effective Date Federal Energy Regulatory Commission This final rule is effective February 3, 2017. The provisions of 5 U.S.C. 804 regarding Congressional review of Final Rules does not apply to the Final Rule because the rule concerns agency procedure and practice and will not substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-agency parties. The Final Rule merely updates amounts published in the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the Department of Commerce’s latest annual determination of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) implicit price deflator, a mathematical updating required by the Commission’s existing regulations. 18 CFR Part 157 [Docket No. RM81–19–000] Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Commission’s regulations, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year. DATES: This final rule is effective February 3, 2017 and establishes cost limits applicable from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha K. Palazzi, Chief, Certificates Branch 2, Division of Pipeline Certificates, (202) 502–6785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 157.208(d) of the Commission’s Regulations provides for project cost limits applicable to construction, acquisition, operation and miscellaneous rearrangement of facilities (Table I) authorized under the blanket certificate procedure (Order No. 234, 19 FERC ¶ 61,216). Section 157.215(a) specifies the calendar year dollar limit which may be expended on underground storage testing and development (Table II) authorized under the blanket certificate. Section 157.208(d) requires that the ‘‘limits specified in Tables I and II shall be adjusted each calendar year to reflect the ’GDP implicit price deflator’ published by the Department of asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:08 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 157 Administrative practice and procedure, Natural Gas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Ann Miles, Director, Office of Energy Projects. Accordingly, 18 CFR part 157 is amended as follows: TABLE I Limit Year 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Auto. proj. cost limit (Col. 1) .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... $4,200,000 4,500,000 4,700,000 4,900,000 5,100,000 5,200,000 5,400,000 5,600,000 5,800,000 6,000,000 6,200,000 6,400,000 6,600,000 6,700,000 6,900,000 7,000,000 7,100,000 7,200,000 7,300,000 7,400,000 7,500,000 7,600,000 7,800,000 8,000,000 9,600,000 9,900,000 10,200,000 10,400,000 10,500,000 10,600,000 10,800,000 11,000,000 11,200,000 11,400,000 11,600,000 11,800,000 1. The authority citation for part 157 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 717–717w, 3301– 3432; 42 U.S.C. 7101–7352. * * * * * 3. Table II in § 157.215(a)(5) is revised to read as follows: § 157.215 Underground storage testing and development. (a) * * * (5) * * * TABLE II 2. Table I in § 157.208(d) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 157.208 Construction, acquisition, operation, replacement, and miscellaneous rearrangement of facilities. * * (d) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00001 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 $12,000,000 12,800,000 13,300,000 13,800,000 14,300,000 14,700,000 15,100,000 15,600,000 16,000,000 16,700,000 17,300,000 17,700,000 18,100,000 18,400,000 18,800,000 19,200,000 19,600,000 19,800,000 20,200,000 20,600,000 21,000,000 21,200,000 21,600,000 22,000,000 27,400,000 28,200,000 29,000,000 29,600,000 29,900,000 30,200,000 30,800,000 31,400,000 31,900,000 32,300,000 32,800,000 33,200,000 ■ PART 157—[AMENDED] * Prior notice proj. cost limit (Col. 2) Year 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... 03FER1 Limit $2,700,000 2,900,000 3,000,000 3,100,000 3,200,000 3,300,000 3,400,000 3,500,000 3,600,000 3,800,000 9128 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Final rule; annual update of Commission filing fees. ACTION: TABLE II—Continued Year Limit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... * * * * * [FR Doc. 2017–02309 Filed 2–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 381 [Docket No. RM17–6–000] Annual Update of Filing Fees Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: In accordance with the Commission regulations, the Commission issues this update of its filing fees. This document provides the yearly update using data in the Commission’s Financial System to calculate the new fees. The purpose of updating is to adjust the fees on the basis of the Commission’s costs for Fiscal Year 2016. DATES: Effective Date: March 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raymond D. Johnson Jr., Office of the Executive Director, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 42–66, Washington, DC 20426, 202–502–8402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Document Availability: In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the Internet through FERC’s Home Page (http://www.ferc.gov) and in FERC’s Public Reference Room during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time) at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426. From FERC’s Web site on the Internet, this information is available in the eLibrary. The full text of this document is available on eLibrary in PDF and Microsoft Word format for viewing, printing, and/or downloading. To access this document in eLibrary, type the docket number excluding the last three digits of this document in the docket number field and follow other directions on the search page. SUMMARY: 3,900,000 4,000,000 4,100,000 4,200,000 4,300,000 4,400,000 4,500,000 4,550,000 4,650,000 4,750,000 4,850,000 4,900,000 5,000,000 5,100,000 5,250,000 5,400,000 5,550,000 5,600,000 5,700,000 5,750,000 5,850,000 6,000,000 6,100,000 6,200,000 6,300,000 6,400,000 User assistance is available for eLibrary and other aspects of FERC’s Web site during normal business hours. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Annual Update of Filing Fees (January 11, 2017) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is issuing this document to update filing fees that the Commission assesses for specific services and benefits provided to identifiable beneficiaries. Pursuant to 18 CFR 381.104, the Commission is establishing updated fees on the basis of the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2016 costs. The adjusted fees announced in this document are effective March 6, 2017. The Commission has determined, with the concurrence of the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, that this final rule is not a major rule within the meaning of section 251 of Subtitle E of Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(2). The Commission is submitting this final rule to both houses of the United States Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. The new fee schedule is as follows: Fees Applicable to the Natural Gas Policy Act 1. Petitions for rate approval pursuant to 18 CFR 284.123(b)(2). (18 CFR 381.403) .................................................................. $ 12,760 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Fees Applicable to General Activities 1. Petition for issuance of a declaratory order (except under Part I of the Federal Power Act). (18 CFR 381.302(a)) .............. 2. Review of a Department of Energy remedial order: Amount in controversy: $ 0–9,999. (18 CFR 381.303(b)) ..................................................................................................................................... $ 10,000–29,999. (18 CFR 381.303(b)) .......................................................................................................................... $ 30,000 or more. (18 CFR 381.303(a)) ......................................................................................................................... 3. Review of a Department of Energy denial of adjustment: Amount in controversy: $ 0–9,999. (18 CFR 381.304(b)) ..................................................................................................................................... $ 10,000–29,999. (18 CFR 381.304(b)) .......................................................................................................................... $ 30,000 or more. (18 CFR 381.304(a)) ......................................................................................................................... 4. Written legal interpretations by the Office of General Counsel. (18 CFR 381.305(a)) ............................................................ 25,640 100 600 37,430 100 600 19,630 7,350 Fees Applicable to Natural Gas Pipelines 1. Pipeline certificate applications pursuant to 18 CFR 284.224. (18 CFR 381.207(b)) .............................................................. *1,000 Fees Applicable to Cogenerators and Small Power Producers 1. Certification of qualifying status as a small power production facility. (18 CFR 381.505(a)) ................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:08 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM 03FER1 22,050

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Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 157

[Docket No. RM81-19-000]


Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Commission's 
regulations, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) 
computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural 
gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year.

DATES: This final rule is effective February 3, 2017 and establishes 
cost limits applicable from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha K. Palazzi, Chief, Certificates 
Branch 2, Division of Pipeline Certificates, (202) 502-6785.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 157.208(d) of the Commission's 
Regulations provides for project cost limits applicable to 
construction, acquisition, operation and miscellaneous rearrangement of 
facilities (Table I) authorized under the blanket certificate procedure 
(Order No. 234, 19 FERC ] 61,216). Section 157.215(a) specifies the 
calendar year dollar limit which may be expended on underground storage 
testing and development (Table II) authorized under the blanket 
certificate. Section 157.208(d) requires that the ``limits specified in 
Tables I and II shall be adjusted each calendar year to reflect the 
'GDP implicit price deflator' published by the Department of Commerce 
for the previous calendar year.''
    Pursuant to Sec.  375.308(x)(1) of the Commission's Regulations, 
the authority for the publication of such cost limits, as adjusted for 
inflation, is delegated to the Director of the Office of Energy 
Projects. The cost limits for calendar year 2017, as published in Table 
I of Sec.  157.208(d) and Table II of 157.215(a), are hereby issued.

Effective Date

    This final rule is effective February 3, 2017. The provisions of 5 
U.S.C. 804 regarding Congressional review of Final Rules does not apply 
to the Final Rule because the rule concerns agency procedure and 
practice and will not substantially affect the rights or obligations of 
non-agency parties. The Final Rule merely updates amounts published in 
the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the Department of Commerce's 
latest annual determination of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 
implicit price deflator, a mathematical updating required by the 
Commission's existing regulations.

List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 157

    Administrative practice and procedure, Natural Gas, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

Ann Miles,
Director, Office of Energy Projects.

    Accordingly, 18 CFR part 157 is amended as follows:

PART 157--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 157 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 717-717w, 3301-3432; 42 U.S.C. 7101-7352.


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2. Table I in Sec.  157.208(d) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  157.208  Construction, acquisition, operation, replacement, and 
miscellaneous rearrangement of facilities.

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    (d) * * *

                                 Table I
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                                                       Limit
                                         -------------------------------
                  Year                      Auto. proj.    Prior notice
                                            cost limit      proj. cost
                                             (Col. 1)     limit (Col. 2)
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1982....................................      $4,200,000     $12,000,000
1983....................................       4,500,000      12,800,000
1984....................................       4,700,000      13,300,000
1985....................................       4,900,000      13,800,000
1986....................................       5,100,000      14,300,000
1987....................................       5,200,000      14,700,000
1988....................................       5,400,000      15,100,000
1989....................................       5,600,000      15,600,000
1990....................................       5,800,000      16,000,000
1991....................................       6,000,000      16,700,000
1992....................................       6,200,000      17,300,000
1993....................................       6,400,000      17,700,000
1994....................................       6,600,000      18,100,000
1995....................................       6,700,000      18,400,000
1996....................................       6,900,000      18,800,000
1997....................................       7,000,000      19,200,000
1998....................................       7,100,000      19,600,000
1999....................................       7,200,000      19,800,000
2000....................................       7,300,000      20,200,000
2001....................................       7,400,000      20,600,000
2002....................................       7,500,000      21,000,000
2003....................................       7,600,000      21,200,000
2004....................................       7,800,000      21,600,000
2005....................................       8,000,000      22,000,000
2006....................................       9,600,000      27,400,000
2007....................................       9,900,000      28,200,000
2008....................................      10,200,000      29,000,000
2009....................................      10,400,000      29,600,000
2010....................................      10,500,000      29,900,000
2011....................................      10,600,000      30,200,000
2012....................................      10,800,000      30,800,000
2013....................................      11,000,000      31,400,000
2014....................................      11,200,000      31,900,000
2015....................................      11,400,000      32,300,000
2016....................................      11,600,000      32,800,000
2017....................................      11,800,000      33,200,000
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3. Table II in Sec.  157.215(a)(5) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  157.215  Underground storage testing and development.

    (a) * * *
    (5) * * *

                                Table II
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                          Year                                 Limit
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1982....................................................      $2,700,000
1983....................................................       2,900,000
1984....................................................       3,000,000
1985....................................................       3,100,000
1986....................................................       3,200,000
1987....................................................       3,300,000
1988....................................................       3,400,000
1989....................................................       3,500,000
1990....................................................       3,600,000
1991....................................................       3,800,000

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1992....................................................       3,900,000
1993....................................................       4,000,000
1994....................................................       4,100,000
1995....................................................       4,200,000
1996....................................................       4,300,000
1997....................................................       4,400,000
1998....................................................       4,500,000
1999....................................................       4,550,000
2000....................................................       4,650,000
2001....................................................       4,750,000
2002....................................................       4,850,000
2003....................................................       4,900,000
2004....................................................       5,000,000
2005....................................................       5,100,000
2006....................................................       5,250,000
2007....................................................       5,400,000
2008....................................................       5,550,000
2009....................................................       5,600,000
2010....................................................       5,700,000
2011....................................................       5,750,000
2012....................................................       5,850,000
2013....................................................       6,000,000
2014....................................................       6,100,000
2015....................................................       6,200,000
2016....................................................       6,300,000
2017....................................................       6,400,000
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