Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form No. 2 and FERC Form No. 2-A); Comment Request, 33490-33492 [2017-15243]

Download as PDF 33490 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2232–522] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Amendment of Project License. b. Project No: 2232–522. c. Date Filed: May 5, 2017. d. Applicant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (licensee). e. Name of Project: Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project includes 11 developments and is located on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers in Burke, McDowell, Caldwell, Catawba, Alexander, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, and Gaston Counties, North Carolina, and York, Lancaster, Chester, Fairfield, and Kershaw Counties in South Carolina. The project does not occupy federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Jeff Lineberger, Director, Water Strategy and Hydro Licensing, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 526 S. Church St., P.O. Box 1006/ EC12Y, Charlotte, NC 28202, Jeff.Lineberger@duke-energy.com. i. FERC Contact: Michael Calloway at 202–502–8041, or michael.calloway@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 30 days from the issuance of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, and comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2232–522. k. Description of Request: The licensee requests that the Commission amend the project license to include new Water Quality Certificates issued by North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on February 27, 2017, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on April 5, 2017. The new certificates were included in the May 5, 2017, filing. Additionally, the licensee requests that the Commission amend the Flow and Water Quality Implementation Plan and the Water Quality Monitoring Plan in order to: (1) Raise reservoir target elevation by 6 inches at James, Norman, and Wylie developments from May 1 to October 1; (2) change Wylie Hydro Station recreation release from 6,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 3,000 cfs; (3) update the Low Inflow Protocol and Emergency Protocol; (4) update status and implementation schedules contained in the Water Quality Monitoring Plan and Flow and Water Quality Improvement Plan; and (5) evaluate other technologies in addition to a bladder dam to provide the additional flow releases at Wateree Spillway. 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 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. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Responsive 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 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 and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to the amendment application. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: July 13, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–15247 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC17–10–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form No. 2 and FERC Form No. 2–A); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC Form No. 2 (Major Natural Gas Pipeline Annual Report) and FERC Form No. 2–A (Nonmajor Natural Gas Pipeline Annual Report).] 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 April 11, 2017, in the Federal Register requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on these collections and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due by August 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control Nos. 1902–0028 and 1902–0030, 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 Commission, in Docket No. IC17–10–000, 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: Title: FERC Form No. 2 (Annual Report of Major Natural Gas Companies) and FERC Form No. 2–A (Annual Report of Non-major Natural Gas Companies).1 OMB Control Nos.: 1902–0028 (FERC Form No. 2) and 1902–0030 (FERC Form No. 2–A). Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form No. 2 and FERC Form No. 2–A information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: Pursuant to sections 8, 10 and 14 of the National Gas Act (NGA), (15 U.S.C. 717g–717m, Pub. L. 75–688), the Commission is authorized to make investigations and collect and record data, to prescribe rules and regulations concerning accounts, records and memoranda as necessary or appropriate for purposes of administering the NGA. The Commission includes the filing requirements in 18 CFR parts 260.1 and 260.2. The forms provide information concerning a company’s past performance. The information is compiled using a standard chart of accounts contained in the Commission’s Uniform System of Accounts (USofA).2 The forms contain schedules which include a basic set of financial 33491 statements: Comparative Balance Sheet, Statement of Income and Retained Earnings, Statement of Cash Flows, and the Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities. Supporting schedules containing supplementary information are filed, including revenues and the related quantities of products sold or transported; account balances for various operating and maintenance expenses; selected plant cost data; and other information. The information collected in the forms is used by Commission staff, state regulatory agencies and others in the review of the financial condition of regulated companies. The information is also used in various rate proceedings, industry analyses and in the Commission’s audit programs and, as appropriate, for the computation of annual charges based on Page 520 of the forms. The Commission provides the information to the public, interveners and all interested parties to assist in the proceedings before the Commission. Print versions of the Forms No. 2 and 2–A are located on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/forms.asp#2 and http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms.asp#2a respectively. Type of Respondents: Each natural gas company whose combined gas transported or stored for a fee exceeds 50 million dekatherms in each of the previous three years must file the Form 2. Each natural gas company not meeting the filing threshold for the Form 2 but having total gas sales or volume transactions exceeding 200,000 dekatherms in each of the previous three calendar years must submit the Form 2–A. Estimate of Annual Burden 3: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collections as: FERC FORM NO. 2: ANNUAL REPORT OF MAJOR NATURAL GAS COMPANIES AND FERC FORM NO. 2–A: ANNUAL REPORT OF NON-MAJOR NATURAL GAS COMPANIES Number of respondents asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 4 Total annual burden and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) FERC Form No. 2 ................... FERC Form No. 2–A ............... Annual number of responses per respondent (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 1,629 hrs.; $124,619 .............. 253.39 hrs.; 19,384 ................ 149,868 hrs.; $11,464,902 ..... 16,724 hrs.; $1,279,366 ......... 92 66 1 1 1 The FERC Form No. 2 and Form 2–A are also part of the Forms Refresh effort (started in Docket No. AD15–11), which is a separate activity and not addressed in this Notice. 2 See 18 CFR part 201. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 92 66 3 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. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $124,619 $19,384 4 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: 2017 Average Burden Hours per Response * $76.50 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure of $76.50 is the average FERC employee wage plus benefits. We assume that respondents earn at a similar rate. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 33492 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections 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 estimates of the burden and costs of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodologies 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. Dated: July 13, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–15243 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP17–808–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC—AFT–E Answer to Protests, Docket No. RP17–808. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5210. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–858–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC submits tariff filing per 154.204: Negotiated Rates—US Gas to Macquarie 794260 & 794261 to be effective 7/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5034. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–859–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. submits tariff filing per 154.204: 06/29/17 Negotiated Rates—ENI Trading & Shipping (RTS) 7825–02 to be effective 7/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5043. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–861–000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Applicants: Texas Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: Texas Gas Transmission, LLC submits tariff filing per 154.204: Cap Rel Neg Rate Agmts (RE Gas 35433, 34955 to BP 36398, 36399) to be effective 7/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5111. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–862–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP. Description: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP submits tariff filing per 154.204: Cap Rel Neg Rate Agmts (Atlanta 8438 to various eff 7–1–17) to be effective 7/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5115. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–863–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP. Description: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP submits tariff filing per 154.204: Cap Rel Neg Rate Agmt (PH 41455 to Texla 48365) to be effective 7/ 1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5117. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–864–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP. Description: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP submits tariff filing per 154.204: Remove Expiring Agmts from the Tariff to be effective 7/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5120. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–865–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP submits tariff filing per 154.204: Gulf Markets Project— Cameron Non-Conforming K911327 to be effective 8/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5137. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–866–000. Applicants: Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America. Description: Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC submits tariff filing per 154.204: Amendment Negotiated Rate Filing—Mercuria Energy America to be effective 6/29/ 2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5165. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–867–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP submits tariff filing per 154.204: Lebanon Extension Negotiated Rates—Gulfport/City of Hamilton to be effective 8/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5177. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–868–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP submits tariff filing per 154.403: EPC AUG 2017 FILING to be effective 8/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5190. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–869–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP submits tariff filing per 154.203: Lebanon Extension Tariff Compliance Filing to be effective 8/1/ 2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5215. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–870–000. Applicants: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Description: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. submits tariff filing per 154.204: Volume No. 2—Cameron LNG, L.L.C Non-Conforming FT–A to be effective 8/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5223. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–879–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: Measurement Variance/ Fuel Use Factors of Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. under RP17– 879. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5257. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP88–67–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP submits the audit report and related work papers of the independent auditor respecting the costs & recoveries under the Settlement for Year 26 & Year 27 (partial period), the most recently completed annual period under the S. Filed Date: 6/29/17. Accession Number: 20170629–5131. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–871–000. Applicants: NGO Transmission, Inc. Description: NGO Transmission, Inc. submits tariff filing per 154.204: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 138 (Thursday, July 20, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC17-10-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form No. 2 and 
FERC Form No. 2-A); Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork

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Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC 
Form No. 2 (Major Natural Gas Pipeline Annual Report) and FERC Form No. 
2-A (Non-major Natural Gas Pipeline Annual Report).] 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 April 11, 
2017, in the Federal Register requesting public comments. The 
Commission received no comments on these collections and is making this 
notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due by August 21, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control Nos. 
1902-0028 and 1902-0030, 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 Commission, in 
Docket No. IC17-10-000, 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: 
    Title: FERC Form No. 2 (Annual Report of Major Natural Gas 
Companies) and FERC Form No. 2-A (Annual Report of Non-major Natural 
Gas Companies).\1\
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    \1\ The FERC Form No. 2 and Form 2-A are also part of the Forms 
Refresh effort (started in Docket No. AD15-11), which is a separate 
activity and not addressed in this Notice.
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    OMB Control Nos.: 1902-0028 (FERC Form No. 2) and 1902-0030 (FERC 
Form No. 2-A).
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form No. 2 and 
FERC Form No. 2-A information collection requirements with no changes 
to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: Pursuant to sections 8, 10 and 14 of the National Gas Act 
(NGA), (15 U.S.C. 717g-717m, Pub. L. 75-688), the Commission is 
authorized to make investigations and collect and record data, to 
prescribe rules and regulations concerning accounts, records and 
memoranda as necessary or appropriate for purposes of administering the 
NGA. The Commission includes the filing requirements in 18 CFR parts 
260.1 and 260.2.
    The forms provide information concerning a company's past 
performance. The information is compiled using a standard chart of 
accounts contained in the Commission's Uniform System of Accounts 
(USofA).\2\ The forms contain schedules which include a basic set of 
financial statements: Comparative Balance Sheet, Statement of Income 
and Retained Earnings, Statement of Cash Flows, and the Statement of 
Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities. Supporting schedules 
containing supplementary information are filed, including revenues and 
the related quantities of products sold or transported; account 
balances for various operating and maintenance expenses; selected plant 
cost data; and other information.
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    \2\ See 18 CFR part 201.
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    The information collected in the forms is used by Commission staff, 
state regulatory agencies and others in the review of the financial 
condition of regulated companies. The information is also used in 
various rate proceedings, industry analyses and in the Commission's 
audit programs and, as appropriate, for the computation of annual 
charges based on Page 520 of the forms. The Commission provides the 
information to the public, interveners and all interested parties to 
assist in the proceedings before the Commission.
    Print versions of the Forms No. 2 and 2-A are located on the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms.asp#2 
and http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms.asp#2a respectively.
    Type of Respondents: Each natural gas company whose combined gas 
transported or stored for a fee exceeds 50 million dekatherms in each 
of the previous three years must file the Form 2. Each natural gas 
company not meeting the filing threshold for the Form 2 but having 
total gas sales or volume transactions exceeding 200,000 dekatherms in 
each of the previous three calendar years must submit the Form 2-A.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \3\: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collections as:
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    \3\ 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.
    \4\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: 2017 Average Burden Hours per Response * $76.50 
per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure of 
$76.50 is the average FERC employee wage plus benefits. We assume 
that respondents earn at a similar rate.

          FERC Form No. 2: Annual Report of Major Natural Gas Companies and FERC Form No. 2-A: Annual Report of Non-Major Natural Gas Companies
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                                                        Annual number
                                          Number of     of responses    Total number    Average burden and cost  Total annual burden and     Cost per
                                         respondents   per respondent   of responses       per response \4\         total annual cost     respondent ($)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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FERC Form No. 2......................              92               1              92  1,629 hrs.; $124,619....  149,868 hrs.;                  $124,619
                                                                                                                  $11,464,902.
FERC Form No. 2-A....................              66               1              66  253.39 hrs.; 19,384.....  16,724 hrs.; $1,279,366         $19,384
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections 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 estimates of the burden and 
costs of the collections of information, including the validity of the 
methodologies 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.

    Dated: July 13, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-15243 Filed 7-19-17; 8:45 am]
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