Notice of Availability of Guidance and Application for Hydroelectric Incentive Program, 36762-36763 [2017-16559]

Download as PDF 36762 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 150 / Monday, August 7, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF–424 form. OMB Control Number: 1894–0007. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 8,078. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,666. Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information form for the SF–424 is used together with the SF–424, Application for Federal Assistance. ED made a policy decision to switch to the SF–424 in keeping with Federal-wide forms standardization and streamlining efforts, especially with widespread agency use of Grants.gov. The questions on this form deal with the following areas: Project Director identifying and contact information; Novice Applicants; and Human Subjects Research. The ED supplemental information form could be used with any of the SF–424 forms in the SF–424 forms family, as applicable. Dated: August 2, 2017. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–16542 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Aug 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Notice of Availability of Guidance and Application for Hydroelectric Incentive Program Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability of guidance and open application period. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of updated guidance for the Energy Policy Act of 2005 program. The guidance describes the hydroelectric incentive payment requirements and explains the type of information that owners or authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities must provide DOE when applying for hydroelectric incentive payments. This incentive is available for electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10-year period as authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In Congressional appropriations for Federal fiscal year 2017, DOE received funds to support this hydroelectric incentive program. At this time, DOE is only accepting applications from owners and authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities for hydroelectricity generated and sold in calendar year 2016. DATES: DOE is currently accepting applications from August 7, 2017 through September 6, 2017. Applications must be sent to hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov by midnight EDT, September 6, 2017, or they will not be considered timely filed for calendar year 2016 incentive payments. ADDRESSES: DOE’s guidance is available at: https://energy.gov/eere/water/ downloads/federal-register-notice-epact2005-section-242-hydroelectricincentive-0. Written correspondence may be sent to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE– 4W), by email at hydroincentive@ ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Mr. Timothy Welch, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE–4W), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586– 7055 or by email at hydroincentive@ ee.doe.gov. Electronic communications are recommended for correspondence and required for submission of application information. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005; Pub. L. 109–58), Congress established a new program to support the expansion of hydropower energy development at existing dams and impoundments through an incentive payment procedure. Under Section 242 of EPAct 2005, the Secretary of Energy is directed to provide incentive payments to the owner or authorized operator of qualified hydroelectric facilities for energy generated and sold by a qualified hydroelectric facility for a specified 10year period (See 42 U.S.C. 15881). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 authorized funding for the Section 242 program for conventional hydropower under EPAct 2005. In FY2017 DOE allocated $6.6M for this purpose. Recently DOE made a minor update to its Guidance for the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Section 242. The final guidance is available at: https://energy.gov/eere/ water/downloads/federal-registernotice-epact-2005-section-242-hydro electric-incentive-0. Each application will be reviewed based on the Guidance. DOE has updated its Guidance by requesting a statement from the owner or authorized operator indicating what the incentive has been used for in previous years and, if awarded, what the incentive will be used for in the upcoming year. The response will not affect the eligibility decision or the amount of the incentive to be received. DOE notes that applicants that received incentive payments for prior calendar years must submit a full application addressing all eligibility requirements for hydroelectricity generated and sold in calendar year 2016. As authorized under Section 242 of EPAct 2005, and as explained in the Guidance, DOE also notes that it will only accept applications from qualified hydroelectric facilities that began operations at an existing dam or conduit during the inclusive period beginning October 1, 2005, and ending on September 30, 2015. Therefore, although DOE is accepting applications for full calendar year 2016 production, the qualified hydroelectric facility must have begun operations starting October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2015, for DOE to consider the application. When submitting information to DOE for Section 242 program, it is recommended that applicants carefully read and review the completed content of the Guidance for this process. When reviewing applications, DOE may corroborate the information provided with information that DOE finds through FERC e-filings, contact with power off-taker, and other due diligence measure carried out by reviewing SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 150 / Monday, August 7, 2017 / Notices officials. DOE may require the applicant to conduct and submit an independent audit at its own expense, or DOE may conduct an audit to verify the number of kilowatt-hours claimed to have been generated and sold by the qualified hydroelectric facility and for which an incentive payment has been requested or made. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2017. Timothy Unruh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2017–16559 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER17–2201–000] mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Exelon FitzPatrick, 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 Exelon FitzPatrick, 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 21, 2017. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Aug 04, 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: August 1, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 150 (Monday, August 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36762-36763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16559]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Notice of Availability of Guidance and Application for 
Hydroelectric Incentive Program

AGENCY: Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of availability of guidance and open application period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of updated 
guidance for the Energy Policy Act of 2005 program. The guidance 
describes the hydroelectric incentive payment requirements and explains 
the type of information that owners or authorized operators of 
qualified hydroelectric facilities must provide DOE when applying for 
hydroelectric incentive payments. This incentive is available for 
electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10-year period as 
authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In Congressional 
appropriations for Federal fiscal year 2017, DOE received funds to 
support this hydroelectric incentive program. At this time, DOE is only 
accepting applications from owners and authorized operators of 
qualified hydroelectric facilities for hydroelectricity generated and 
sold in calendar year 2016.

DATES: DOE is currently accepting applications from August 7, 2017 
through September 6, 2017. Applications must be sent to 
hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov by midnight EDT, September 6, 2017, or they 
will not be considered timely filed for calendar year 2016 incentive 
payments.

ADDRESSES: DOE's guidance is available at: https://energy.gov/eere/water/downloads/federal-register-notice-epact-2005-section-242-hydroelectric-incentive-0. Written correspondence may be sent to the 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE-4W), by email at 
hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Mr. Timothy Welch, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy (EE-4W), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 586-7055 or 
by email at hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov. Electronic communications are 
recommended for correspondence and required for submission of 
application information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 
2005; Pub. L. 109-58), Congress established a new program to support 
the expansion of hydropower energy development at existing dams and 
impoundments through an incentive payment procedure. Under Section 242 
of EPAct 2005, the Secretary of Energy is directed to provide incentive 
payments to the owner or authorized operator of qualified hydroelectric 
facilities for energy generated and sold by a qualified hydroelectric 
facility for a specified 10-year period (See 42 U.S.C. 15881). The 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 authorized funding for the 
Section 242 program for conventional hydropower under EPAct 2005. In 
FY2017 DOE allocated $6.6M for this purpose.
    Recently DOE made a minor update to its Guidance for the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 Section 242. The final guidance is available at: 
https://energy.gov/eere/water/downloads/federal-register-notice-epact-2005-section-242-hydroelectric-incentive-0. Each application will be 
reviewed based on the Guidance. DOE has updated its Guidance by 
requesting a statement from the owner or authorized operator indicating 
what the incentive has been used for in previous years and, if awarded, 
what the incentive will be used for in the upcoming year. The response 
will not affect the eligibility decision or the amount of the incentive 
to be received. DOE notes that applicants that received incentive 
payments for prior calendar years must submit a full application 
addressing all eligibility requirements for hydroelectricity generated 
and sold in calendar year 2016. As authorized under Section 242 of 
EPAct 2005, and as explained in the Guidance, DOE also notes that it 
will only accept applications from qualified hydroelectric facilities 
that began operations at an existing dam or conduit during the 
inclusive period beginning October 1, 2005, and ending on September 30, 
2015. Therefore, although DOE is accepting applications for full 
calendar year 2016 production, the qualified hydroelectric facility 
must have begun operations starting October 1, 2005, through September 
30, 2015, for DOE to consider the application.
    When submitting information to DOE for Section 242 program, it is 
recommended that applicants carefully read and review the completed 
content of the Guidance for this process. When reviewing applications, 
DOE may corroborate the information provided with information that DOE 
finds through FERC e-filings, contact with power off-taker, and other 
due diligence measure carried out by reviewing

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officials. DOE may require the applicant to conduct and submit an 
independent audit at its own expense, or DOE may conduct an audit to 
verify the number of kilowatt-hours claimed to have been generated and 
sold by the qualified hydroelectric facility and for which an incentive 
payment has been requested or made.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2017.
Timothy Unruh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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