Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-725y), Comment Request; Extension, 60975-60976 [2017-27731]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices accommodations due to a disability, please contact Menice Santistevan at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the telephone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Menice Santistevan at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Menice Santistevan at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes and other Board documents are on the internet at: https://energy.gov/em/nnmcab/meetingmaterials. Issued at Washington, DC, on December 20, 2017. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27755 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC18–2–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc–725y), Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the information collection FERC–725Y, Mandatory Reliability Standards (Personnel Performance, Training, and Qualifications), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 Comments in consideration of the collection of information are due February 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. IC18–2–000 by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s website: 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, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–725Y, Mandatory Reliability Standard (Personnel Performance, Training, and Qualifications). OMB Control No.: 1902–0279. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–725Y information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–725Y information collection is intended to help ensure the safe and reliable operation of the interconnected grid through the retention of suitably trained and qualified personnel in positions that can impact the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. The Commission uses the FERC–725Y to implement the Congressional mandate of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to develop mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards to better ensure the reliability of the nation’s BulkPower System. FERC–725Y will ensure that personnel performing or supporting real-time operations on the Bulk Electric System (BES) are trained using a systematic approach. The Reliability Standard requires entities to maintain records subject to review by the DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60975 Commission and NERC to ensure compliance with the Reliability Standard. The Reliability Standard requires entities to maintain records subject to review by the Commission and NERC to ensure compliance with the Reliability Standard. This Reliability Standard contains of six Requirements: • R1 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, and transmission operators to develop and implement a training program for system operators • R2 requires transmission owners to develop and implement a training program for system operators • R3 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, transmission operators and transmission owners to verify the capabilities of their identified personnel • R4 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, transmission operators and transmission owners to provide those personnel with emergency operations training using simulation technology • R5 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, and transmission operators to develop and implement training for their operations support personnel • R6 requires applicable generator operators to develop and implement training for certain of their dispatch personnel at a centrally located dispatch center. Type of Respondents: Reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, transmission operators, transmission owners, and generator owners. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 Our estimate below regarding the number of respondents is based on the NERC compliance registry as of September 29, 2017. According to the NERC compliance registry, NERC has registered 176 transmission operators, 331 transmission owners and 890 generator operators. The Commission estimates the additional annual reporting burden and cost as follows: 1 Burden is defined as 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. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 60976 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices FERC–725Y IN DOCKET NO. IC18–2–000 Number and type of respondents 2 Verification and Retention of Evidence of capabilities of personnel [R3, M3, C1.2], and Creation and Retention of Records on Simulation Training. Total ............................................ Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 3 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent (1) Annual Evaluation and Update of Training Program and Task List. Retention of Records ......................... Annual number of responses per respondent (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) .............................. 1 4 1,064 1 4 1,064 1 331 ........................ ........................ TO (331), GOP (890). TO (331), GOP (890). TO (331) .............. 6 hrs., $408.72 10 hrs., $408.90 10 hrs., $408.90 6,384 hrs., $434,878 10,640 hrs., $435,070 3,310 hrs., $135,346 ........................ $68.12 20,334 hrs.; $1,005,294 40.89 40.89 2 TO=Transmission Owner; RC=Reliability Coordinator; BA=Balancing Authority; TOP=Transmission Operator; GOP=Generator Operator. estimates for cost per response are loaded hourly wage figure (includes benefits) is based on the average of three occupational categories for 2016 found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2l22.htm): Electrical Engineer (Occupational Code: 17–2071): $68.12; Office and Administrative Support (Occupation Code: 43–0000): $40.89. 4 Some transmission owners are also generator operators. To eliminate double counting some entities, this figure reflects the number of unique entities (1064) within the group of TOs and GOPs. That approach is used throughout the table. 3 The Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: December 19, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27731 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY announcing its intent to revoke the market-based rate authority of the public utilities listed in the caption of that order, which had failed to file their required Electric Quarterly Reports.1 The Commission directed those public utilities to file the required Electric Quarterly Reports within 15 days of the date of issuance of the order or face revocation of their authority to sell power at market-based rates and termination of their electric marketbased rate tariffs.2 The time period for compliance with the November 20 Order has elapsed. The above-captioned companies failed to file their delinquent Electric Quarterly Reports. The Commission hereby revokes the market-based rate authority and terminates the electric market-based rate tariff of each of the companies who are named in the caption of this order. Dated: December 19, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2017–27730 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] Notice of Revocation of Market-Based Rate Tariff BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Docket Nos. Electric Quarterly Reports ........... Niagara Generation, LLC ............ C2K Energy, LLC ........................ Castlebridge Energy Group LLC Intercom Energy, Inc. .................. Chesapeake Renewable Energy LLC. ER02–2001–020 ER10–3154–000 ER14–1751–001 ER11–4629–000 ER11–125–000 ER13–28–001 On November 20, 2017, the Commission issued an order VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 1 Electric Quarterly Reports, 161 FERC ¶ 61,208 (2017) (November 20 Order). 2 Id. at Ordering Paragraph A. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–25–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on December 8, 2017, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia), 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, filed in Docket No. CP18–25–000 a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.213(b) of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, requesting authorization to construct and operate one new horizontal storage well (Donegal Storage Well 12618), approximately 703 feet of eight-inchdiameter of related pipeline, and appurtenances at its existing Donegal Storage Field in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Columbia proposes to construct Donegal Storage Well 12618 in lieu of multiple well recompletions and stimulations. Columbia states that Donegal Storage Well 12618 could provide 15 million cubic feet per day or more during a design flow day, dependent on certain parameters. Columbia estimates the cost of the project to be approximately $3,300,000. Columbia avers that there will be no change in the certificated physical parameters of the Donegal Storage Field, including maximum reservoir pressure, reservoir and buffer boundaries, and certificated storage capacity as a result of the proposal, all as more fully set E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC18-2-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-725y), Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the 
information collection FERC-725Y, Mandatory Reliability Standards 
(Personnel Performance, Training, and Qualifications), to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection 
requirements.

DATES: Comments in consideration of the collection of information are 
due February 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. IC18-2-000 
by either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's website: 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 [email protected], 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 
[email protected], telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-725Y, Mandatory Reliability Standard (Personnel 
Performance, Training, and Qualifications).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0279.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-725Y information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The FERC-725Y information collection is intended to help 
ensure the safe and reliable operation of the interconnected grid 
through the retention of suitably trained and qualified personnel in 
positions that can impact the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power 
System. The Commission uses the FERC-725Y to implement the 
Congressional mandate of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to develop 
mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards to better ensure the 
reliability of the nation's Bulk-Power System. FERC-725Y will ensure 
that personnel performing or supporting real-time operations on the 
Bulk Electric System (BES) are trained using a systematic approach. The 
Reliability Standard requires entities to maintain records subject to 
review by the Commission and NERC to ensure compliance with the 
Reliability Standard.
    The Reliability Standard requires entities to maintain records 
subject to review by the Commission and NERC to ensure compliance with 
the Reliability Standard. This Reliability Standard contains of six 
Requirements:

 R1 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, 
and transmission operators to develop and implement a training program 
for system operators
 R2 requires transmission owners to develop and implement a 
training program for system operators
 R3 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, 
transmission operators and transmission owners to verify the 
capabilities of their identified personnel
 R4 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, 
transmission operators and transmission owners to provide those 
personnel with emergency operations training using simulation 
technology
 R5 requires reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, 
and transmission operators to develop and implement training for their 
operations support personnel
 R6 requires applicable generator operators to develop and 
implement training for certain of their dispatch personnel at a 
centrally located dispatch center.

    Type of Respondents: Reliability coordinators, balancing 
authorities, transmission operators, transmission owners, and generator 
owners.
Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ Our estimate below regarding the number 
of respondents is based on the NERC compliance registry as of September 
29, 2017. According to the NERC compliance registry, NERC has 
registered 176 transmission operators, 331 transmission owners and 890 
generator operators.
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    \1\ Burden is defined as 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.
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    The Commission estimates the additional annual reporting burden and 
cost as follows:

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                                                           FERC-725Y in Docket No. IC18-2-000
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                                                                                                                           Total annual
                                                 Number and type of        Annual number   Total number   Average burden  burden hours &     Cost per
                                                   respondents \2\         of responses    of responses     & cost per     total annual     respondent
                                                                          per respondent                   response \3\        cost
                                            (1).........................             (2)     (1) * (2) =             (4)     (3) * (4) =       (5) / (1)
                                                                                                     (3)                             (5)
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Annual Evaluation and Update of Training    TO (331), GOP (890).........               1       \4\ 1,064         6 hrs.,     6,384 hrs.,          $68.12
 Program and Task List.                                                                                          $408.72        $434,878
Retention of Records......................  TO (331), GOP (890).........               1       \4\ 1,064        10 hrs.,    10,640 hrs.,           40.89
                                                                                                                 $408.90        $435,070
Verification and Retention of Evidence of   TO (331)....................               1             331        10 hrs.,     3,310 hrs.,           40.89
 capabilities of personnel [R3, M3, C1.2],                                                                       $408.90        $135,346
 and Creation and Retention of Records on
 Simulation Training.
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    Total.................................  ............................  ..............  ..............  ..............    20,334 hrs.;
                                                                                                                              $1,005,294
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\2\ TO=Transmission Owner; RC=Reliability Coordinator; BA=Balancing Authority; TOP=Transmission Operator; GOP=Generator Operator.
\3\ The estimates for cost per response are loaded hourly wage figure (includes benefits) is based on the average of three occupational categories for
  2016 found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm): Electrical Engineer (Occupational Code: 17-2071):
  $68.12; Office and Administrative Support (Occupation Code: 43-0000): $40.89.
\4\ Some transmission owners are also generator operators. To eliminate double counting some entities, this figure reflects the number of unique
  entities (1064) within the group of TOs and GOPs. That approach is used throughout the table.

    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Dated: December 19, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-27731 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P