Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-510, FERC-520, FERC-561, and FERC-583); Comment Request, 33102-33105 [2017-15089]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 33102 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2197–117. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: The licensee filed for Commission approval revised appendices to its approved shoreline management plan pursuant to Article 407 of the license. The revised appendices (i.e., Appendix E— Specifications for Private Recreation Facilities, Appendix F—Subdivision Access Approval Procedures, and Appendix G—Shoreline Stewardship Policy) were filed during the relicensing process, discussed in Commission staff’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for the project, but not approved under the new license. The revised appendices would increase flexibility in dock design, allow additional lands adjacent to the project to pursue dock permits, make changes to vegetation removal procedures, etc. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: July 12, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–15090 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC17–9–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–510, FERC–520, FERC–561, and FERC–583); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC–510 (Application for Surrender of a Hydropower License), FERC–520 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Application for Authority to Hold Interlocking Directorate Positions), FERC–561 (Annual Report of Interlocking Positions), and FERC–583 (Annual Kilowatt Generating Report (Annual Charges))] 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 (82 FR 16191, 4/3/ 2017) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC–510, the FERC–520, the FERC–561, or the FERC–583 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by August 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0068 (FERC–510), 1902–0083 (FERC–520), 1902–0099 (FERC–561), or 1902–0136 (FERC–583) 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. IC17–9–000, 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, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is distinct from the next. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections 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 collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FERC–510 [Application for Surrender of a Hydropower License] OMB Control No.: 1902–0068. Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC–510 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 4(e), 6 and 13 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 797(e), 799 and 806). Section 4(e) gives the Commission authority to issue licenses for the purposes of constructing, operating and maintaining dams, water conduits, reservoirs, powerhouses, transmission lines or other power project works necessary or convenient for developing and improving navigation, transmission and utilization of power using bodies of water over which Congress has jurisdiction. Section 6 gives the Commission the authority to prescribe the conditions of licenses including the revocation or surrender of the license. Section 13 defines the Commission’s authority to delegate time periods for when a license must be terminated if project construction has not begun. Surrender of a license may be desired by a licensee when a licensed project is retired or not constructed or natural catastrophes have damaged or destroyed the project facilities. FERC–510 is the application for the surrender of a hydropower license. The information is used by Commission staff 33103 to determine the broad impact of such surrender. The Commission will issue a notice soliciting comments from the public and other agencies and conduct a careful review of the application before issuing an order for Surrender of a License. The order is the result of an analysis of the information produced (i.e., dam safety, public safety, and environmental concerns, etc.), which is examined to determine whether any conditions must be satisfied before granting the surrender. The order implements the existing regulations and is inclusive for surrender of all types of hydropower licenses issued by FERC and its predecessor, the Federal Power Commission. The Commission implements these mandatory filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 6.1– 6.4. Type of Respondent: Private or Municipal Hydropower Licensees. Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total annual burden and cost 2 for this information collection as follows: FERC–510 [Application for surrender of a hydropower license] Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 14 1 14 80 hrs.; 3 $6,120 1,120 hrs.; $85,680 $6,120 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES FERC–520 [Application for Authority To Hold Interlocking Directorate Positions] OMB Control No.: 1902–0083. Abstract: The Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), mandates federal oversight and approval of certain electric corporate activities to ensure that neither public nor private interests are adversely affected. Accordingly, the FPA proscribes related information filing requirements to achieve this goal. Such filing requirements are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), specifically in 18 CFR part 45, and serve as the basis for FERC–520. FERC–520 is divided into two types of applications: Full and informational. The full application, as specified in 18 CFR 45.8, implements the FPA requirement under section 305(b) that it is unlawful for any person to concurrently hold the positions of officer or director of more than one public utility; or a public utility and a financial institution that is authorized to underwrite or participate in the marketing of public utility securities; or a public utility and an electrical equipment supplier to that public utility, unless authorized by order of the Commission. In order to obtain authorization, an applicant must demonstrate that neither public nor private interests will be adversely affected by the holding of the position. The full application provides the Commission with information about any interlocking position for which the applicant seeks authorization including, but not limited to, a description of duties and the estimated time devoted to the position. An informational application, specified in 18 CFR 45.9, allows an applicant to receive automatic authorization for an interlocked position upon receipt of the filing by the Commission. The informational application applies only to those individuals who seek authorization as: (1) An officer or director of two or more 1 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 additional information, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 2 The Commission staff thinks that the average respondent for this collection is similarly situated to the Commission, in terms of salary plus benefits. Based upon FERC’s 2017 annual average of $158,754 (for salary plus benefits), the average hourly cost is $76.50/hour. 3 Based on additional information, we are revising the estimated average burden per response to 80 hours (rather than 10 hours). The reporting requirements have not changed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:46 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 33104 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices public utilities where the same holding company owns, directly or indirectly, that percentage of each utility’s stock (of whatever class or classes) which is required by each utility’s by-laws to elect directors; (2) an officer or director of two public utilities, if one utility is owned, wholly or in part, by the other and, as its primary business, owns or operates transmission or generation facilities to provide transmission service or electric power for sale to its owners; or (3) an officer or director of more than one public utility, if such person is already authorized under part 45 to hold different positions as officer or director of those utilities where the interlock involves affiliated public utilities. Pursuant to 18 CFR 45.5, in the event that an applicant resigns or withdraws from Commission-authorized interlocked positions or is not re-elected or re-appointed to such interlocked positions, the Commission requires that the applicant submit a notice of change within 30 days from the date of the change. Type of Respondents: Individuals who plan to concurrently become officers or directors of public utilities and of certain other covered entities must request authorization to hold such interlocking positions by submitting a FERC–520. Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total annual burden and cost 2 for this information collection as follows: FERC–520 [Application for authority to hold interlocking directorate positions] Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours (Total Annual Cost) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Full ................................ Informational ................. Notice of Change ......... 16 500 200 1 1 1 16 500 200 50 hrs.; $3,825 ............ 8 hrs.; $612 ................. 0.25 hrs.; $19.13 ......... 800 hrs.; $61,200 ........ 4,000 hrs.; $306,000 ... 50 hrs.; $3,825 ............ $3,825 $612 $19.13 Total ...................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ..................................... 4,850 hrs.; $371,025 ... ........................ FERC–561 [Annual Report of Interlocking Positions] OMB Control No.: 1902–0099 Abstract: The FERC Form 561 responds to the FPA requirements for annual reporting of similar types of positions which public utility officers and directors hold with financial institutions, insurance companies, utility equipment and fuel providers, and with any of an electric utility’s 20 largest purchasers of electric energy (i.e., the 20 entities with high expenditures of electricity). The FPA specifically defines most of the information elements in the Form 561 including the information that must be filed, the required filers, the directive to make the information available to the public, and the filing deadline. The Commission uses the information required by 18 CFR 131.31 and collected by the Form 561 to implement the FPA requirement that those who are authorized to hold interlocked directorates annually disclose all the interlocked positions held within the prior year. The Form 561 data identifies persons holding interlocking positions between public utilities and other entities, allows the Commission to review these interlocking positions, and allows identification of possible conflicts of interest. Type of Respondents: Public utility officers and directors holding financial positions, insurance companies, security underwriters, electrical equipment suppliers, fuel provider, and any entity which is controlled by these. Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total annual burden and cost 2 for this information collection as follows: FERC FORM 561 [Annual report of interlocking positions] Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 2,700 ................... asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents 1 2,700 0.25 hrs.; $19.13 ............................ 675.00 hrs.; $51,637.50 ................. $19.13 FERC–583 [Annual Kilowatt Generating Report (Annual Charges)] OMB Control No.: 1902–0136. Abstract: The FERC–583 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of section 10(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 803(e)), which requires the Commission to collect annual charges from hydropower licensees for, among other VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 things, the cost of administering part I of the FPA and for the use of United States dams. In addition, section 3401 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (OBRA) authorizes the Commission to ‘‘assess and collect fees and annual charges in any fiscal year in amounts equal to all of the costs incurred by the Commission in that fiscal year.’’ The information is PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collected annually and used to determine the amounts of the annual charges to be assessed licensees for reimbursable government administrative costs and for the use of government dams. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 33105 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 11.1 through 11.8.4 Type of Respondent: FERC-regulated private and public hydropower licensees. Estimate of Annual Burden1: The Commission estimates the total annual burden and cost 2 for this information collection as follows: FERC–583, ANNUAL KILOWATT GENERATING REPORT [Annual charges] Number of respondents5 Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 520 1 520 2 hrs.; $153 1,040 hrs.; $79,560 $153 Dated: July 12, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. [FR Doc. 2017–15089 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER17–2084–000] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Great Bay Solar 1, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Great Bay Solar 1, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is August 2, 2017. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 4 As discussed in 18 CFR part 11, selected federal agencies (such as the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service) submit annual reports to the Commission on their federal costs in administering part I of the Federal Power Act. The filing requirements VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:46 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: July 13, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–15095 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9964–90–OA] Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board; Notice of Charter Renewal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of charter renewal. Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) is in the public interest and is necessary in connection with the performance of EPA’s duties. Accordingly, ELAB will be renewed for an additional two-year period. The purpose of the ELAB is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with enhancing EPA’s measurement programs and the systems and standards of environmental accreditation. Inquiries may be directed to Lara P. Phelps, Senior Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, 109 T W Alexander Drive (E243–05), Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or by email: phelps.lara@epa.gov. Dated: July 12, 2017. Robert J. Kavlock, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2017–14825 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P imposed on those federal agencies are not collected for general statistical purposes and are not a collection of information as defined by 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(3). (The form and additional information on the information provided by those agencies is PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 posted at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ forms.asp#ofa.) 5 Based on data from Fiscal Year 2016, there were 520 project, owned by 242 FERC-regulted private and public licensees. Many of the licensees owned multiple projects. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 19, 2017)]
[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. IC17-9-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-510, FERC-520, 
FERC-561, and FERC-583); 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC-510 (Application 
for Surrender of a Hydropower License), FERC-520 (Application for 
Authority to Hold Interlocking Directorate Positions), FERC-561 (Annual 
Report of Interlocking Positions), and FERC-583 (Annual Kilowatt 
Generating Report (Annual Charges))] 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 (82 
FR 16191, 4/3/2017) requesting public comments. The Commission received 
no comments on the FERC-510, the FERC-520, the FERC-561, or the FERC-
583 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by August 18, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0068 (FERC-510), 1902-0083 (FERC-520), 1902-0099 (FERC-561), or 
1902-0136 (FERC-583) 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. IC17-9-000, 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:

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    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection 
requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the 
current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is 
distinct from the next.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections 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 collections of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and 
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

FERC-510 [Application for Surrender of a Hydropower License]

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0068.
    Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC-
510 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of 
sections 4(e), 6 and 13 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 
797(e), 799 and 806). Section 4(e) gives the Commission authority to 
issue licenses for the purposes of constructing, operating and 
maintaining dams, water conduits, reservoirs, powerhouses, transmission 
lines or other power project works necessary or convenient for 
developing and improving navigation, transmission and utilization of 
power using bodies of water over which Congress has jurisdiction. 
Section 6 gives the Commission the authority to prescribe the 
conditions of licenses including the revocation or surrender of the 
license. Section 13 defines the Commission's authority to delegate time 
periods for when a license must be terminated if project construction 
has not begun. Surrender of a license may be desired by a licensee when 
a licensed project is retired or not constructed or natural 
catastrophes have damaged or destroyed the project facilities.
    FERC-510 is the application for the surrender of a hydropower 
license. The information is used by Commission staff to determine the 
broad impact of such surrender. The Commission will issue a notice 
soliciting comments from the public and other agencies and conduct a 
careful review of the application before issuing an order for Surrender 
of a License. The order is the result of an analysis of the information 
produced (i.e., dam safety, public safety, and environmental concerns, 
etc.), which is examined to determine whether any conditions must be 
satisfied before granting the surrender. The order implements the 
existing regulations and is inclusive for surrender of all types of 
hydropower licenses issued by FERC and its predecessor, the Federal 
Power Commission. The Commission implements these mandatory filing 
requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 6.1-
6.4.
    Type of Respondent: Private or Municipal Hydropower Licensees.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \1\: The Commission estimates the total 
annual burden and cost \2\ for this information collection as follows:
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    \1\ 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 additional 
information, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.
    \2\ The Commission staff thinks that the average respondent for 
this collection is similarly situated to the Commission, in terms of 
salary plus benefits. Based upon FERC's 2017 annual average of 
$158,754 (for salary plus benefits), the average hourly cost is 
$76.50/hour.

                                                    FERC-510
                               [Application for surrender of a hydropower license]
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                    Annual number of                       Average burden      Total annual
    Number of        responses per     Total number of     and  cost per     burden hours and       Cost per
   respondents         respondent         responses           response      total annual cost    respondent ($)
(1)                             (2)    (1) * (2) = (3)                (4)    (3) * (4) = (5)          (5) / (1)
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              14                  1                 14   80 hrs.; 3 $6,120       1,120 hrs.;             $6,120
                                                                                     $85,680
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FERC-520 [Application for Authority To Hold Interlocking Directorate 
Positions]

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0083.
    Abstract: The Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by the Public 
Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), mandates federal 
oversight and approval of certain electric corporate activities to 
ensure that neither public nor private interests are adversely 
affected. Accordingly, the FPA proscribes related information filing 
requirements to achieve this goal. Such filing requirements are found 
in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), specifically in 18 CFR part 
45, and serve as the basis for FERC-520.
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    \3\ Based on additional information, we are revising the 
estimated average burden per response to 80 hours (rather than 10 
hours). The reporting requirements have not changed.
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    FERC-520 is divided into two types of applications: Full and 
informational. The full application, as specified in 18 CFR 45.8, 
implements the FPA requirement under section 305(b) that it is unlawful 
for any person to concurrently hold the positions of officer or 
director of more than one public utility; or a public utility and a 
financial institution that is authorized to underwrite or participate 
in the marketing of public utility securities; or a public utility and 
an electrical equipment supplier to that public utility, unless 
authorized by order of the Commission. In order to obtain 
authorization, an applicant must demonstrate that neither public nor 
private interests will be adversely affected by the holding of the 
position. The full application provides the Commission with information 
about any interlocking position for which the applicant seeks 
authorization including, but not limited to, a description of duties 
and the estimated time devoted to the position.
    An informational application, specified in 18 CFR 45.9, allows an 
applicant to receive automatic authorization for an interlocked 
position upon receipt of the filing by the Commission. The 
informational application applies only to those individuals who seek 
authorization as: (1) An officer or director of two or more

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public utilities where the same holding company owns, directly or 
indirectly, that percentage of each utility's stock (of whatever class 
or classes) which is required by each utility's by-laws to elect 
directors; (2) an officer or director of two public utilities, if one 
utility is owned, wholly or in part, by the other and, as its primary 
business, owns or operates transmission or generation facilities to 
provide transmission service or electric power for sale to its owners; 
or (3) an officer or director of more than one public utility, if such 
person is already authorized under part 45 to hold different positions 
as officer or director of those utilities where the interlock involves 
affiliated public utilities.
    Pursuant to 18 CFR 45.5, in the event that an applicant resigns or 
withdraws from Commission-authorized interlocked positions or is not 
re-elected or re-appointed to such interlocked positions, the 
Commission requires that the applicant submit a notice of change within 
30 days from the date of the change.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals who plan to concurrently become 
officers or directors of public utilities and of certain other covered 
entities must request authorization to hold such interlocking positions 
by submitting a FERC-520.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \1\: The Commission estimates the total 
annual burden and cost \2\ for this information collection as follows:

                                                                        FERC-520
                                         [Application for authority to hold interlocking directorate positions]
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                                                        Annual number                                              Total annual  burden      Cost per
                                          Number of     of responses    Total number    Average burden and cost    hours (Total Annual      respondent
                                         respondents   per respondent   of responses         per response                 Cost)                 ($)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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Full.................................              16               1              16  50 hrs.; $3,825.........  800 hrs.; $61,200......          $3,825
Informational........................             500               1             500  8 hrs.; $612............  4,000 hrs.; $306,000...            $612
Notice of Change.....................             200               1             200  0.25 hrs.; $19.13.......  50 hrs.; $3,825........          $19.13
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    Total............................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ........................  4,850 hrs.; $371,025...  ..............
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FERC-561 [Annual Report of Interlocking Positions]

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0099
    Abstract: The FERC Form 561 responds to the FPA requirements for 
annual reporting of similar types of positions which public utility 
officers and directors hold with financial institutions, insurance 
companies, utility equipment and fuel providers, and with any of an 
electric utility's 20 largest purchasers of electric energy (i.e., the 
20 entities with high expenditures of electricity). The FPA 
specifically defines most of the information elements in the Form 561 
including the information that must be filed, the required filers, the 
directive to make the information available to the public, and the 
filing deadline.
    The Commission uses the information required by 18 CFR 131.31 and 
collected by the Form 561 to implement the FPA requirement that those 
who are authorized to hold interlocked directorates annually disclose 
all the interlocked positions held within the prior year. The Form 561 
data identifies persons holding interlocking positions between public 
utilities and other entities, allows the Commission to review these 
interlocking positions, and allows identification of possible conflicts 
of interest.
    Type of Respondents: Public utility officers and directors holding 
financial positions, insurance companies, security underwriters, 
electrical equipment suppliers, fuel provider, and any entity which is 
controlled by these.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \1\: The Commission estimates the total 
annual burden and cost \2\ for this information collection as follows:

                                                                      FERC Form 561
                                                        [Annual report of interlocking positions]
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                                            Annual number
          Number of respondents              of responses   Total number of   Average burden and cost per    Total annual burden hours       Cost per
                                            per respondent     responses               response                and total annual cost      respondent ($)
(1)                                                   (2)   (1) * (2) = (3)  (4).........................  (3) * (4) = (5).............       (5) / (1)
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2,700....................................               1            2,700   0.25 hrs.; $19.13...........  675.00 hrs.; $51,637.50.....          $19.13
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FERC-583 [Annual Kilowatt Generating Report (Annual Charges)]

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0136.
    Abstract: The FERC-583 is used by the Commission to implement the 
statutory provisions of section 10(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 
(16 U.S.C. 803(e)), which requires the Commission to collect annual 
charges from hydropower licensees for, among other things, the cost of 
administering part I of the FPA and for the use of United States dams. 
In addition, section 3401 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 
1986 (OBRA) authorizes the Commission to ``assess and collect fees and 
annual charges in any fiscal year in amounts equal to all of the costs 
incurred by the Commission in that fiscal year.'' The information is 
collected annually and used to determine the amounts of the annual 
charges to be assessed licensees for reimbursable government 
administrative costs and for the use of government dams. The Commission 
implements these filing requirements in the Code of

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Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 11.1 through 11.8.\4\
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    \4\ As discussed in 18 CFR part 11, selected federal agencies 
(such as the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the 
National Marine Fisheries Service) submit annual reports to the 
Commission on their federal costs in administering part I of the 
Federal Power Act. The filing requirements imposed on those federal 
agencies are not collected for general statistical purposes and are 
not a collection of information as defined by 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(3). 
(The form and additional information on the information provided by 
those agencies is posted at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms.asp#ofa.)
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    Type of Respondent: FERC-regulated private and public hydropower 
licensees.
    Estimate of Annual Burden\1\: The Commission estimates the total 
annual burden and cost \2\ for this information collection as follows:

                                   FERC-583, Annual Kilowatt Generating Report
                                                [Annual charges]
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                    Annual number of                       Average burden      Total annual
    Number of        responses per     Total number of     and  cost per     burden hours and       Cost per
  respondents\5\       respondent         responses           response      total annual cost    respondent ($)
(1)                             (2)    (1) * (2) = (3)                (4)    (3) * (4) = (5)          (5) / (1)
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             520                  1                520       2 hrs.; $153        1,040 hrs.;               $153
                                                                                     $79,560
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    Dated: July 12, 2017.
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    \5\ Based on data from Fiscal Year 2016, there were 520 project, 
owned by 242 FERC-regulted private and public licensees. Many of the 
licensees owned multiple projects.
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Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-15089 Filed 7-18-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P