Commision Information Collection Activities (FERC-588); Comment Request; Extension, 24959-24960 [2017-11201]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices The forms in this package are updates to existing Office of Management and Budget approved forms (1820–0686) which expire on 5/31/2017. Dated: May 24, 2017. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–11122 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC17–5–000] Commision Information Collection Activities (FERC–588); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued on March 23, 2017, a 60day Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on FERC– 588 (Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale and Exchange Transactions). No comments were received. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commission is submitting the FERC–588 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. DATES: Comments on the FERC–588, previously published March 23, 2017 at 82 FR 14888 are due by June 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0144 (FERC–588), should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at: oira_ nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 submission@omb.gov, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC17–5–000, 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 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–588, Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale and Exchange Transactions. OMB Control No.: 1902–0144. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–588 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–588 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (Pub. L. 75– 688) (15 U.S.C. 717–717w) and provisions of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA), 15 U.S.C. 3301–3432. Under the NGA, a natural gas company must obtain Commission approval to engage in the transportation, sale or exchange of natural gas in interstate commerce. However, section 7(c) exempts from certificate requirements ‘‘temporary acts or operations for which PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24959 the issuance of a certificate will not be required in the public interest.’’ The NGPA also provides for non-certificated interstate transactions involving intrastate pipelines and local distribution companies. A temporary operation, or emergency, is defined as any situation in which an actual or expected shortage of gas supply would require an interstate pipeline company, intrastate pipeline, or local distribution company, or Hinshaw pipeline to curtail deliveries of gas or provide less than the projected level of service to the customer. The natural gas companies which provide the temporary assistance to the companies which are having the ‘‘emergency’’ must file the necessary information described in 18 CFR part 284, subpart I with the Commission, so that it may determine if their assisting transaction/operation qualifies for exemption. The assisting company may or may not be under the Commission’s jurisdiction and if their assisting actions qualify for the exemption, they will not become subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction for such actions. A report within forty-eight hours of the commencement of the transportation, sale or exchange, a request to extend the sixty-day term of the emergency transportation, if needed, and a termination report are required. The data required to be filed for the forty-eight hour report is specified by 18 CFR 284.270. Type of Respondents: Natural Gas Pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: 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. 2 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 2017 FERC average salary plus benefits of $158,754/year (or $76.50/hour). Commission staff finds that the work done for this information collection is typically done by wage categories similar to those at FERC. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 24960 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices FERC–588—EMERGENCY NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION, SALE AND EXCHANGE TRANSACTIONS Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Natural Gas Pipelines ................... 10 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. Accession Number: 20170522–5141. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1651–000. Applicants: Virginia Electric and Power Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: VEPCO submits revised Interconnection Agreement, Service Agreement No. 3453 to be effective 5/16/2017. Filed Date: 5/22/17. Accession Number: 20170522–5162. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1652–000. Applicants: Bayonne Energy Center, LLC. Description: Petition of Bayonne Energy Center, LLC for Limited Waiver and Request for Commission Action by August 1, 2017. Filed Date: 5/22/17. Accession Number: 20170522–5187. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1653–000. Applicants: Duke Energy Progress, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: DEP–DOM IA RS No. 196 Concurrence to be effective 5/16/2017. Filed Date: 5/23/17. Accession Number: 20170523–5004. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1654–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–05–23_SA 2904 M3 SolarCooperative Energy GIA (J473) to be effective 5/24/2017. Filed Date: 5/23/17. Accession Number: 20170523–5010. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1656–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–05–23_SA 3017 ATC–DPC Facilities Reimbursement Agreement to be effective 5/24/2017. Filed Date: 5/23/17. Accession Number: 20170523–5037. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1662–000. Applicants: Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota corporation, Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin corporation. Dated: May 23, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11201 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC17–121–000. Applicants: Battery Utility of Ohio, LLC. Description: Application of Battery Utility of Ohio, LLC for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Request for Waivers, Confidential Treatment, Expedited Action, and Shortened Comment Period. Filed Date: 5/22/17. Accession Number: 20170522–5189. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/17. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER17–1650–000. Applicants: ITC Midwest LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Filing of a Master Joint Use Agreement for Distribution Underbuild to be effective 7/24/2017. Filed Date: 5/22/17. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 3 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 30 Sfmt 9990 10 hrs.; $765.00 .. 300 hrs. $22,950.00. $2,295.00 Description: Notice of Cancellation of Marshland Facilities Agreement and Administrative Services Agreement of Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota corporation, et al. Filed Date: 5/23/17. Accession Number: 20170523–5066. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/17. Take notice that the Commission received the following public utility holding company filings: Docket Numbers: PH17–15–000. Applicants: PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V. Description: PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V. submits FERC 65–B Material Change in Facts of Waiver Notification, et al. Filed Date: 5/22/17. Accession Number: 20170522–5160. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/17. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: May 23, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11200 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24959-24960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11201]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC17-5-000]


Commision Information Collection Activities (FERC-588); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) 
issued on March 23, 2017, a 60-day Notice in the Federal Register 
requesting public comments on FERC-588 (Emergency Natural Gas 
Transportation, Sale and Exchange Transactions). No comments were 
received.
    In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, the Commission is submitting the FERC-588 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.

DATES: Comments on the FERC-588, previously published March 23, 2017 at 
82 FR 14888 are due by June 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0144 (FERC-588), should be sent via email to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs at: oira_submission@omb.gov, 
Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC17-5-000, 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-588, Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale and 
Exchange Transactions.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0144.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-588 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The FERC-588 is used by the Commission to implement the 
statutory provisions of sections 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) 
(Pub. L. 75-688) (15 U.S.C. 717-717w) and provisions of the Natural Gas 
Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA), 15 U.S.C. 3301-3432. Under the NGA, a 
natural gas company must obtain Commission approval to engage in the 
transportation, sale or exchange of natural gas in interstate commerce. 
However, section 7(c) exempts from certificate requirements ``temporary 
acts or operations for which the issuance of a certificate will not be 
required in the public interest.'' The NGPA also provides for non-
certificated interstate transactions involving intrastate pipelines and 
local distribution companies.
    A temporary operation, or emergency, is defined as any situation in 
which an actual or expected shortage of gas supply would require an 
interstate pipeline company, intrastate pipeline, or local distribution 
company, or Hinshaw pipeline to curtail deliveries of gas or provide 
less than the projected level of service to the customer. The natural 
gas companies which provide the temporary assistance to the companies 
which are having the ``emergency'' must file the necessary information 
described in 18 CFR part 284, subpart I with the Commission, so that it 
may determine if their assisting transaction/operation qualifies for 
exemption. The assisting company may or may not be under the 
Commission's jurisdiction and if their assisting actions qualify for 
the exemption, they will not become subject to the Commission's 
jurisdiction for such actions.
    A report within forty-eight hours of the commencement of the 
transportation, sale or exchange, a request to extend the sixty-day 
term of the emergency transportation, if needed, and a termination 
report are required. The data required to be filed for the forty-eight 
hour report is specified by 18 CFR 284.270.
    Type of Respondents: Natural Gas Pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the Public 
Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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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.
    \2\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
2017 FERC average salary plus benefits of $158,754/year (or $76.50/
hour). Commission staff finds that the work done for this 
information collection is typically done by wage categories similar 
to those at FERC.

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                                     FERC-588--Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale and Exchange Transactions
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                                                  Annual  number
                                     Number of     of  responses   Total number     Average  burden & cost    Total annual  burden hours     Cost per
                                    respondents         per        of responses        per response \2\           & total annual  cost    respondent ($)
                                                    respondent
                                             (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).......................  (3) * (4) = (5)...........       (5) / (1)
                                                                             (3)
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Natural Gas Pipelines...........              10               3              30  10 hrs.; $765.00..........  300 hrs. $22,950.00.......       $2,295.00
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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.

    Dated: May 23, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-11201 Filed 5-30-17; 8:45 am]
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