Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-505 and FERC-512); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension, 46231-46232 [2017-21286]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / Notices service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: September 27, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–21296 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC17–15–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–505 and FERC–512); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the requirements and burden of information collection, FERC–505 (Small Hydropower Projects and Conduit Facilities including License/Relicense, Exemption and Qualifying Conduit Facility Determination) and FERC–512 (Preliminary Permit) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 4, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. IC17–15–000 by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: • 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. Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in your comments. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC–505 and FERC–512 information collection requirements 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 estimate 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 46231 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. Title: FERC–505, Small Hydropower Projects and Conduit Facilities including License/Relicense, Exemption, and Qualifying Conduit Facility Determination. OMB Control No.: 1902–0115. Abstract: The Hydropower Efficiency Act amended statutory provisions pertaining to preliminary permits and to projects that are exempt from certain licensing requirements under the Federal Power Act (FPA) in order to reduce cost and regulatory burden, and in turn, promote hydropower development. Specifically, the Hydropower Efficiency Act gave the Commission authority to extend a preliminary permit once for not more than two additional years without requiring the permittee to apply for a successive preliminary permit. The Hydropower Efficiency Act also expanded the number of projects that may qualify for exemptions from certain licensing requirements under the FPA (i.e., small conduit hydroelectric facilities or small hydroelectric power projects), and allowed other projects to qualify to operate without Commission oversight (i.e., qualifying conduit hydropower facilities). While the Commission-approved revised regulations formally implement the Hydropower Efficiency Act, the Commission has complied with the Act since its enactment. Type of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–505 (SMALL HYDROPOWER PROJECTS AND CONDUIT FACILITIES INCLUDING LICENSE/RELICENSE, EXEMPTION, AND QUALIFYING CONDUIT FACILITY DETERMINATION) Number of respondents sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 2 Total annual burden and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) FERC–505 ..... Annual number of responses per respondent (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 273 hrs.; $20,884.50 .......... 4,368 hrs.; $334,152 .......... 16 1 Title: FERC–512, Preliminary Permit. OMB Control No.: 1902–0073. Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC–512, is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Oct 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 16 Power Act (FPA) 16 U.S.C. The purpose of obtaining a preliminary permit is to maintain priority of the application for a license for a hydropower facility while the applicant conducts surveys to prepare maps, plans, specifications and PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $20,884.50 estimates; conducts engineering, economic and environmental feasibility studies; and making financial arrangements. The conditions under which the priority will be maintained are set forth in each permit. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 46232 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / Notices Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the annual public Type of Respondent: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–512 (PRELIMINARY PERMIT) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 2 Total annual burden and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 24 hrs.; $1,836 ................... 1,200 hrs.; $91,800 ............ FERC–512 ..... 50 1 Dated: September 28, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the eLibrary link and is available for 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 27, 2017. [FR Doc. 2017–21286 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EF17–2–000] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Bonneville Power Administration; Notice of Filing Take notice that on September 27, 2017, Bonneville Power Administration submitted a Notice of Inadvertent Error in the July 31, 2017 BP–18 Wholesale Power Rate Filing. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. 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 further explanation of what is included in the information collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Oct 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 50 Dated: September 28, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–21299 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER17–2548–000] EGP Stillwater Solar PV II, 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 EGP Stillwater Solar PV II, 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 burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 2 Subject matter experts found that industry employment costs closely resemble FERC’s wage PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $1,836 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 October 18, 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. 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. average wage figure. FERC’s 2017 average annual salary plus benefits per FTE (full-time equivalent) is $158,754 (or $76.50 per hour). E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 4, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46231-46232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21286]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC17-15-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-505 and FERC-
512); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments.

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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 soliciting public comment on the requirements and burden of 
information collection, FERC-505 (Small Hydropower Projects and Conduit 
Facilities including License/Relicense, Exemption and Qualifying 
Conduit Facility Determination) and FERC-512 (Preliminary Permit) which 
will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 
review of the information collection requirements.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 4, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. IC17-15-000 
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.
    Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in 
your comments.
    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support 
by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208-3676 
(toll-free), or (202) 502-8659 for TTY.
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/docs-filing.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC-505 and FERC-512 
information collection requirements 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 estimate 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.
    Title: FERC-505, Small Hydropower Projects and Conduit Facilities 
including License/Relicense, Exemption, and Qualifying Conduit Facility 
Determination.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0115.
    Abstract: The Hydropower Efficiency Act amended statutory 
provisions pertaining to preliminary permits and to projects that are 
exempt from certain licensing requirements under the Federal Power Act 
(FPA) in order to reduce cost and regulatory burden, and in turn, 
promote hydropower development. Specifically, the Hydropower Efficiency 
Act gave the Commission authority to extend a preliminary permit once 
for not more than two additional years without requiring the permittee 
to apply for a successive preliminary permit. The Hydropower Efficiency 
Act also expanded the number of projects that may qualify for 
exemptions from certain licensing requirements under the FPA (i.e., 
small conduit hydroelectric facilities or small hydroelectric power 
projects), and allowed other projects to qualify to operate without 
Commission oversight (i.e., qualifying conduit hydropower facilities). 
While the Commission-approved revised regulations formally implement 
the Hydropower Efficiency Act, the Commission has complied with the Act 
since its enactment.
    Type of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-
profit institutions.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:

                        FERC-505 (Small Hydropower Projects and Conduit Facilities Including License/Relicense, Exemption, and Qualifying Conduit Facility Determination)
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                                                         Annual number
                                           Number of     of responses    Total number     Average burden and cost per response \2\    Total annual burden and total annual cost      Cost per
                                          respondents   per respondent   of responses                                                                                             respondent ($)
                                                   (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)........................................  (3) * (4) = (5)............................       (5) / (1)
                                                                                   (3)
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FERC-505..............................              16               1              16  273 hrs.; $20,884.50.......................  4,368 hrs.; $334,152.......................      $20,884.50
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    Title: FERC-512, Preliminary Permit.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0073.
    Abstract: The information collected under the requirements of FERC-
512, is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of 
the Federal Power Act (FPA) 16 U.S.C. The purpose of obtaining a 
preliminary permit is to maintain priority of the application for a 
license for a hydropower facility while the applicant conducts surveys 
to prepare maps, plans, specifications and estimates; conducts 
engineering, economic and environmental feasibility studies; and making 
financial arrangements. The conditions under which the priority will be 
maintained are set forth in each permit.

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    Type of Respondent: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-
profit institutions.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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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 further 
explanation of what is included in the information collection 
burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.
    \2\ Subject matter experts found that industry employment costs 
closely resemble FERC's wage average wage figure. FERC's 2017 
average annual salary plus benefits per FTE (full-time equivalent) 
is $158,754 (or $76.50 per hour).

                                                                                  FERC-512 (Preliminary Permit)
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                                                         Annual number
                                           Number of     of responses    Total number     Average burden and cost per response \2\    Total annual burden and total annual cost      Cost per
                                          respondents   per respondent   of responses                                                                                             respondent ($)
                                                   (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)........................................  (3) * (4) = (5)............................       (5) / (1)
                                                                                   (3)
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FERC-512..............................              50               1              50  24 hrs.; $1,836............................  1,200 hrs.; $91,800........................          $1,836
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    Dated: September 28, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-21286 Filed 10-3-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P