Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725R); Comment Request, 9565-9566 [2017-02448]

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AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the information collection FERC–725R (Mandatory Reliability Standards: BAL Reliability Standards) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by April 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. RD17–1–000) by 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9565 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–725R, Mandatory Reliability Standards: BAL Reliability Standards. OMB Control No.: 1902–0268. Type of Request: Three-year approval of FERC–725R information collection requirement, as modified. Abstract: On November 10, 2016, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) filed a petition for Commission approval of retirement, pursuant to section 215(d)(1) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and Section 39.5 of the Commission’s regulations, of currently-effective Reliability Standard BAL–004–0 (Time Error Correction). NERC explains that since Reliability Standard BAL–004–0 became effective, improvements have been made to mandatory Reliability Standards (such as the development of Reliability Standards BAL–003–1.1 and BAL–001– 2 and the Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination (IRO) Standards) that help ensure continued adherence to frequency approximating 60 Hertz over long-term averages and make Reliability Standard BAL–004–0 redundant. Type of Respondents: Public utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the reduction (due to the retirement of Reliability Standard BAL–004–0) in the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as follows: 1 Burden is defined 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, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 9566 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Notices Number of respondents 2 Retirement of current standard BAL– 004–0 currently in (FERC–725R). Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response 3 Annual burden hours & total annual cost (1) FERC 725R, reductions due to RD17–1–000 (2) (1) × (2) = (3) (4) (3) × (4) = (5) TOTAL REDUCTION (Rounded) ........................ Total annual burden and cost will be reduced by 110 hours and $18,370. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information are 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 estimates 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: February 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02448 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–138–000] Atlantic Sunrise Project; Notice of Availability of Final General Conformity Analysis Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Clean Air Act, and the Federal Energy 2 The estimated number of respondents is based on the NERC compliance registry as of December 12, 2016. According to the NERC compliance registry, there are 99 U.S. balancing authorities (BA) and 11 reliability coordinators (RC). 3 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Burden Hours per Response * $/hour = Cost per Response. The $64.29/hour figure for an engineer and the $37.75/ hour figure for a record clerk (rounded to $38.00) are based on the average salary plus benefits data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm), May 2015, Section 22, Utilities. In the burden table, engineering is abbreviated as ‘‘Eng.’’ and record keeping is abbreviated as ‘‘R.K.’’. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Feb 06, 2017 ¥1 ¥110 (Eng.) 2 hrs. ($129); (R.K.) 1 hr. ($38). ¥330 hrs. (¥220 Eng., ¥110 R.K.); ¥$18,370 (¥$14,190 Eng., ¥$4,180 R.K.) ........................ ¥110 hrs. ................................. ¥110 ¥$18,370 BA 99; RC 11 Jkt 241001 Regulatory Commission’s (Commission or FERC) regulations, Commission staff has prepared this final General Conformity Determination (GCD) for the Atlantic Sunrise Project (Project) proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (Transco). The FERC staff concludes that the Project would achieve conformity with the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan in Lancaster County through the transfer of Emission Reduction Credits. The Project would involve the construction and operation of about 199.4 miles of pipeline facilities and appurtenant aboveground facilities, including: • 185.9 miles of new natural gas pipeline in Columbia, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties, Pennsylvania (58.7 miles of 30-inch-diameter and 127.3 miles of 42inch-diameter pipeline); • 11.0 miles of new pipeline looping in Clinton and Lycoming Counties, Pennsylvania (2.5 miles of 36-inchdiameter and 8.5 miles of 42-inchdiameter pipeline); • 2.5 miles of 30-inch-diameter pipeline replacements in Prince William County, Virginia; • two new compressor stations in Columbia and Wyoming Counties, Pennsylvania (Compressor Stations 610 and 605); • additional compression and related modifications to two existing compressor stations in Columbia and Lycoming Counties, Pennsylvania (Compressor Stations 517 and 520) and one in Howard County, Maryland (Compressor Station 190); • other modifications would be taking place at Compressor Stations 145, 150, 155, 160, 170, 185, and 190 across Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia; • two new meter stations and three new regulator stations would be constructed and operated in Pennsylvania. There would also be modifications at an existing meter station, and the construction and operation of additional ancillary PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 facilities would occur in Pennsylvania; and • in North Carolina and South Carolina, supplemental odorization, odor detection, and/or odor masking/ deodorization equipment would be installed at 56 meter stations, regulator stations, and ancillary facilities. For additional information on the Project, the public can view the final environmental impact statement on our Web site at https://www.ferc.gov/ industries/gas/enviro/eis/2016/12-3016-FEIS.asp. The complete final General Conformity Determination, which also contains our responses to public comments on the draft General Conformity Determination, may be found on FERC’s elibrary system under the above referenced Docket number. For further information, contact Eric Tomasi by telephone at 202–502–8097 or by email at Eric.Tomasi@ferc.gov. Dated: January 17, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02480 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2035–099] City and County of Denver, Colorado; Notice of Application Accepted For Filing, Ready for Environmental Analysis, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Fishway Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Amendment of License. b. Project No.: 2035–099. c. Date Filed: November 25, 2016. d. Applicant: City and County of Denver, Colorado acting through its E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 7, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD17-1-000]


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

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is soliciting public comment on the information collection FERC-
725R (Mandatory Reliability Standards: BAL Reliability Standards) which 
will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review of the information collection requirements.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by April 10, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. RD17-1-
000) by 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-725R, Mandatory Reliability Standards: BAL Reliability 
Standards.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0268.
    Type of Request: Three-year approval of FERC-725R information 
collection requirement, as modified.
    Abstract: On November 10, 2016, the North American Electric 
Reliability Corporation (NERC) filed a petition for Commission approval 
of retirement, pursuant to section 215(d)(1) of the Federal Power Act 
(FPA) and Section 39.5 of the Commission's regulations, of currently-
effective Reliability Standard BAL-004-0 (Time Error Correction). NERC 
explains that since Reliability Standard BAL-004-0 became effective, 
improvements have been made to mandatory Reliability Standards (such as 
the development of Reliability Standards BAL-003-1.1 and BAL-001-2 and 
the Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination (IRO) 
Standards) that help ensure continued adherence to frequency 
approximating 60 Hertz over long-term averages and make Reliability 
Standard BAL-004-0 redundant.
    Type of Respondents: Public utilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \1\: The Commission estimates the 
reduction (due to the retirement of Reliability Standard BAL-004-0) in 
the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as 
follows:
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    \1\ Burden is defined 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, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.

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                                                                         Number of
 FERC 725R, reductions due to RD17-1-    Number of  respondents \2\   responses  per   Total number    Average burden hours &     Annual burden hours &
                  000                                                    respondent    of responses    cost per  response \3\       total annual cost
                                        (1).........................             (2)     (1) x (2) =  (4).....................  (3) x (4) = (5)
                                                                                                 (3)
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Retirement of current standard BAL-004- BA 99; RC 11................              -1            -110  (Eng.) 2 hrs. ($129);     -330 hrs. (-220 Eng., -
 0 currently in (FERC-725R).                                                                           (R.K.) 1 hr. ($38).       110 R.K.); -$18,370 (-
                                                                                                                                 $14,190 Eng., -$4,180
                                                                                                                                 R.K.)
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    TOTAL REDUCTION (Rounded).........  ............................  ..............       -110 hrs.  ........................  -110
                                                                                                                                -$18,370
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    Total annual burden and cost will be reduced by 110 hours and 
$18,370.
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    \2\ The estimated number of respondents is based on the NERC 
compliance registry as of December 12, 2016. According to the NERC 
compliance registry, there are 99 U.S. balancing authorities (BA) 
and 11 reliability coordinators (RC).
    \3\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Burden Hours per Response * $/hour = Cost per 
Response. The $64.29/hour figure for an engineer and the $37.75/hour 
figure for a record clerk (rounded to $38.00) are based on the 
average salary plus benefits data from the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics. (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm), May 
2015, Section 22, Utilities. In the burden table, engineering is 
abbreviated as ``Eng.'' and record keeping is abbreviated as 
``R.K.''.
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information are 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 estimates 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: February 1, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-02448 Filed 2-6-17; 8:45 am]
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