Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-521); Comment Request, 26476-26477 [2017-11760]

Download as PDF 26476 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street, Ukiah, CA. Phone: (707) 463–6700. the PAD and SD1 are provided in item n. of this document. Evening Scoping Meeting The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public record for this project. Meeting Procedures Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street, Ukiah, CA. Phone: (707) 463–6700 SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Environmental Site Review The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an Environmental Site Review (site visit) of the project on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Persons planning on participating in the site visit must RSVP to Ms. Susan Kester of PG&E at S1KV@pge.com (preferably) or (415) 973–7202, on or before June 13, 2017. Additional details concerning the site visit are provided in SD1. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC17–4–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–521); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2017–11761 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) previously issued a 60-day Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on FERC– 521 (Payments for Benefits from Headwater Improvements). The Commission received no comments. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commission is submitting the FERC–521 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 FERC–521 are due by July 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0087, 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 202–395–0710. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, identified by the Docket No. IC17–4–000, 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 SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 8005–006] Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Corporation, Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. By letter filed April 26, 2017, Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Corporation informed the Commission that the exemption from licensing for the Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 8005, originally issued June 21, 1984 1 has been transferred to the Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership. The project is located on the Maury River in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval. 2. Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership is now the exemptee of the Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 8005. All correspondence should be forwarded to: Mr. Gregory Cloutier, President and Mr. William Allin, Vice President, Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership, c/o Powerhouse Systems, Inc., 80A Elm Street, Lancaster, NH 03584, Phone: 603–443–7610, Email: watrpwr@gmail.com. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11763 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Order Granting Exemption from Licensing of a Small Project of 5 Megawatts or Less. Rockfish Corporation, Inc., 27 FERC ¶ 62,331 (1984). PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices 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–521, Payments for Benefits from Headwater Improvements. OMB Control No.: 1902–0087. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–521 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC–521 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of Section 10(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).1 The FPA authorizes the Commission to determine headwater benefits received by downstream hydropower project owners. Headwater benefits are the additional energy production possible at a downstream hydropower project resulting from the regulation of river flows by an upstream storage reservoir. When the Commission completes a study of a river basin, it determines headwater benefits charges that will be apportioned among the various downstream beneficiaries. A headwater benefits charge and the cost incurred by the Commission to complete an evaluation are paid by downstream hydropower project owners. In essence, the owners of non-federal hydropower projects that directly benefit from a headwater improvement must pay an equitable portion of the annual charges for interest, maintenance, and depreciation of the headwater project to the U.S. Treasury. The regulations provide for apportionment of these costs between the headwater project and downstream projects based on 26477 downstream energy gains and propose equitable apportionment methodology that can be applied to all river basins in which headwater improvements are built. The Commission requires owners of non-federal hydropower projects to file data for determining annual charges as outlined in 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 11. Type of Respondents: There are two types of entities that respond, Federal and Non-Federal hydropower project owners. The Federal entities that typically respond are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation. The Non-Federal entities may consist of any Municipal or NonMunicipal hydropower project owner. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–521—PAYMENTS FOR BENEFITS FROM HEADWATER IMPROVEMENTS Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Federal and Non-Federal hydropower project owners. 3 1 3 Total Cost ................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $9,180 [120 hrs. * $76.50/hour 3 = $9,180] 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. 1 16 U.S.C. 803. is 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 2 Burden VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 40 hrs.; $3,060 120 hrs.; $9,180 $3,060 ........................... 120 hrs.; $9,180 3,060 Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11760 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER16–2412–002. Applicants: Luning Energy LLC. Description: Supplement to December 16, 2016 Triennial Report for Northwest region of Luning Energy LLC. Filed Date: 5/31/17. Accession Number: 20170531–5349. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/14/17. of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 Commission staff thinks that respondents to this collection are similarly compensated in terms of PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Docket Numbers: ER17–1727–000. Applicants: International Transmission Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: CIAC Agreement with DTE Electric Company to be effective 7/31/2017. Filed Date: 5/31/17. Accession Number: 20170531–5270. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/21/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1728–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–05–31_Attachment X Clean-up related to Queue Reform to be effective 8/1/2017. Filed Date: 5/31/17. Accession Number: 20170531–5273. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/21/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1729–000. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to City and County of San salary and benefits. $76.50/hour is the average FERC employee hourly salary plus benefits for 2017. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26476-26477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11760]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC17-4-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-521); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) 
previously issued a 60-day Notice in the Federal Register requesting 
public comments on FERC-521 (Payments for Benefits from Headwater 
Improvements). The Commission received no comments.
    In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, the Commission is submitting the FERC-521 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 FERC-521 are due by July 7, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0087, 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 202-395-0710.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, identified by the Docket No. IC17-4-000, 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

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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-521, Payments for Benefits from Headwater Improvements.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0087.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-521 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC-
521 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of 
Section 10(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).\1\ The FPA authorizes the 
Commission to determine headwater benefits received by downstream 
hydropower project owners. Headwater benefits are the additional energy 
production possible at a downstream hydropower project resulting from 
the regulation of river flows by an upstream storage reservoir.
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 803.
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    When the Commission completes a study of a river basin, it 
determines headwater benefits charges that will be apportioned among 
the various downstream beneficiaries. A headwater benefits charge and 
the cost incurred by the Commission to complete an evaluation are paid 
by downstream hydropower project owners. In essence, the owners of non-
federal hydropower projects that directly benefit from a headwater 
improvement must pay an equitable portion of the annual charges for 
interest, maintenance, and depreciation of the headwater project to the 
U.S. Treasury. The regulations provide for apportionment of these costs 
between the headwater project and downstream projects based on 
downstream energy gains and propose equitable apportionment methodology 
that can be applied to all river basins in which headwater improvements 
are built. The Commission requires owners of non-federal hydropower 
projects to file data for determining annual charges as outlined in 18 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 11.
    Type of Respondents: There are two types of entities that respond, 
Federal and Non-Federal hydropower project owners. The Federal entities 
that typically respond are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the 
U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation. The Non-Federal 
entities may consist of any Municipal or Non-Municipal hydropower 
project owner.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
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    \2\ Burden is 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 Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.

                                               FERC-521--Payments for Benefits From Headwater Improvements
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                                                     Annual number
                                       Number of     of responses    Total number   Average burden & cost per  Total annual burden hours     Cost per
                                      respondents   per respondent   of responses            response             & total annual cost     respondent ($)
                                               (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)......................  (3) * (4) = (5)..........       (5) / (1)
                                                                               (3)
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Federal and Non-Federal hydropower               3               1               3  40 hrs.; $3,060..........  120 hrs.; $9,180.........          $3,060
 project owners.
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    Total Cost....................  ..............  ..............  ..............  .........................  120 hrs.; $9,180.........           3,060
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $9,180 
[120 hrs. * $76.50/hour \3\ = $9,180]
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    \3\ Commission staff thinks that respondents to this collection 
are similarly compensated in terms of salary and benefits. $76.50/
hour is the average FERC employee hourly salary plus benefits for 
2017.
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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: June 1, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-11760 Filed 6-6-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P