Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725L); Comment Request, 17171-17173 [2018-08057]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES project, please select Comment on a Filing; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).1 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. The Commission grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on General Search, and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP18–12). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: April 12, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. 17:31 Apr 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC18–7–000] [Docket No. AD18–5–000] Notice Requesting Questions and Comments on Fiscal Year 2017 Other Federal Agency Cost Submissions; Review of Cost Submittals by Other Federal Agencies for Administering Part I of the Federal Power Act In its Order On Rehearing Consolidating Administrative Annual Charges Bill Appeals And Modifying Annual Charges Billing Procedures, 109 FERC 61,040 (2004) (October 8 Order) the Commission set forth an annual process for Other Federal Agencies (OFAs) to submit their costs related to Administering Part I of the Federal Power Act. Pursuant to the established process the Chief of Revenue and Receivables, Financial Management Division, Office of the Executive Director, on October 5, 2017, issued a letter requesting the OFAs to submit their costs by December 31, 2017 using the OFA Cost Submission Form. Upon receipt of the agency submissions, the Commission posted the information in eLibrary, and issued, on March 7, 2018, a notice announcing the date for a technical conference to review the submitted costs. On March 27, 2018 the Commission held the technical conference. Technical conference transcripts, submitted cost forms, and detailed supporting documents are all available for review under Docket No. AD18–5. These documents are accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the eLibrary link and are available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. Interested parties may file specific questions and comments on the FY 2017 OFA cost submissions with the Commission under Docket No. AD18–5, no later than April 26, 2018. Once filed, the Commission will forward the questions and comments to the OFAs for response. Anyone with questions pertaining to the technical conference or this notice should contact Raven A. Rodriguez at (202) 502–6276 (via email at raven.rodriguez@ferc.gov). Dated: April 12, 2018. . Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–08072 Filed 4–17–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 17171 [FR Doc. 2018–08074 Filed 4–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725L); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. 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 the FERC–725L (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System: MOD Reliability Standards) 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 requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC–725L and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 18, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0261, 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 202–395–8528. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC18–7–000, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 17172 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2018 / Notices On 5/30/2013, NERC filed a petition explaining that the reliability of the Bulk-Power System benefits from ‘‘good quality simulation models of power system equipment,2 ’’ and that ‘‘model validation ensures the proper performance of the control systems and validates the computer models used for stability analysis.’’ NERC further stated that the Reliability Standards will enhance reliability because the tests performed to obtain model data may reveal latent defects that could cause ‘‘inappropriate unit response during system disturbances,2 ’’ Subsequently, on 3/20/2014,1 the Commission approved Reliability Standards MOD– 025–2, MOD–026–1, and MOD–027–1. These Standards were intended to address generator verifications needed to support Bulk-Power System reliability that would also ensure that accurate data is verified and made available for planning simulations.2 On 5/1/2014,3 the Commission approved Reliability Standards MOD– 032–1 and MOD–033–2. These 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–725L, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System: MOD Reliability Standards. OMB Control No.: 1902–0261. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–725L information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: MOD Reliability Standards ensure that generators remain in operation during specified voltage and frequency excursions, properly coordinate protective relays and generator voltage regulator controls, and ensure that generator models accurately reflect the generator’s capabilities and equipment performance. Standards were to address ‘‘system-level modeling data and validation requirements necessary for developing planning models and the Interconnection-wide cases that are integral to analyzing the reliability of the Bulk-Power System.’’ MOD–025–2, MOD–026–1, MOD– 027–1, MOD–032–1 and MOD–033–2 are all currently approved within the FERC–725L information collection. The reporting requirements associated with each standard will not change as a result of this extension request. Type of Respondents: NERCregistered entities including generator owners, transmission planners, planning authorities, balancing authorities, resource planners, transmission service providers, reliability coordinators, and transmission operators.4 Estimate of Annual Burden: 5 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden 6 and cost for the information collection as: MOD–025–2 [Verification and data reporting of generator real and reactive power capability and synchronous condenser reactive power capability] 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) Attachment 2 ...................................... Evidence Retention ............................ 933 (GO) ......... 933 (GO) ......... 1 1 933 933 6 hrs.; $448.92 7 ........... 1 hr.; $32.74 8 .............. 5,598 hrs.; $418,842 ........... 933 hrs.; $30,546 ................ $448.92 32.74 Total ............................................. ......................... ........................ ........................ ...................................... 6,531 hrs.; $449,388 ........... ........................ MOD–026–1 [Verification of models and data for generator excitation control system or plant volt/variance control functions] Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) $598.56 7 Instructions for obtaining excitation control system or plant voltage/variance control function model. Documentation on generator verification Evidence Retention .................................. 185 (TP) .................... 1 185 8 hrs.; ... 1,480 hrs.; $110,734 .... $598.56 466 (GO) ................... 651 (GO and TOP) .... 1 1 466 651 8 hrs.; $598.56 7 ... 1 hr.; $32.74 8 ....... 3,728 hrs.; $278,929 .... 651 hrs.; $21,314 ......... 598.56 32.74 Total .................................................. .................................... ........................ ........................ ............................... 5,859 hrs.; $410,977 .... ........................ 1 Final Rule in Docket No. RM13–16–000. Petition for Approval of Five Proposed Reliability Standards MOD–025–2, MOD–026–1, MOD–027–1, PRC–019–1, and PRC–024–1 submitted to FERC on 5/30/2013. 3 Order in Docket No. RD14–5–000. 4 In subsequent portions of this notice, the following acronyms will be used: PA = Planning Authority, GO = Generator Owner, TP = Transmission Planner, BA = Balancing Authority, amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 2 NERC VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Apr 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 RP = Resource Planner, TSP = Transmission Service Provider, RC = Reliability Coordinator, TOP = Transmission Operator. 5 ‘‘Burden’’ is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6 Each of the five MOD standards in the FERC– 725L information collection previously contained ‘‘one-time’’ components to their respondent burden. These one-time burden categories consisted primarily of activities related to establishing industry practices and developing data validation procedures tailored toward these reliability standards and their reporting requirements. None of the one-time burdens apply any longer, so they are being removed from the FERC–725L information collection. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 17173 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2018 / Notices MOD–027–1 [Verification of models and data for turbine/governor and load control or active power/frequency control functions] Number of respondents Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) Instructions for obtaining excitation control system or plant voltage/variance control function model. Documentation on generator verification Annual number of responses per respondent (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) $598.56 7 185 (TP) .................... 1 185 8 hrs.; ... 1,480 hrs.; $110,734 .... $598.56 466 (GO) ................... 1 466 8 hrs.; $598.56 7 ... ....... 3,728 hrs.; .................... $278,929 ...................... 651 hrs.; $21,314 ......... 598.56 $32.74 8 ............................... 5,859 hrs.; $410,977 .... ........................ Evidence Retention .................................. 651 (GO and TP) ...... 1 651 Total .................................................. .................................... ........................ ........................ 1 hr.; 32.74 MOD–032–1 [Verification of models and data for turbine/governor and load control or active power/frequency control functions] Number of respondents Evidence Retention ... Total ................... Total number of responses (1) Data Submittal ........... Annual number of responses per respondent (2) (1) * (2) = (3) Total annual burden hours and total annual cost (4) Cost per respondent ($) (3) * (4) = (5) Average burden and cost per response (5) ÷ (1) 1,197 (BA, GO, PA, RP, TO, TP, and TSP). 1,197 (BA, GO, PA, RP, TO, TP, and TSP). 1 1,197 8 hrs.; $544.96 9 ... 9,576 hrs.; $652,317 1 1,197 1 hr.; $32.74 8 ....... 1,197 hrs.; $39,190 ... 32.74 ..................................................................... ........................ ........................ ............................... 10,773 hrs.; $691,507 ........................ $544.96 MOD–033–1 [Steady-state and dynamics system model validation] Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Data Submittal ........................... Evidence Retention .................... 188 (RC and TOP) .................... 194 (PA, RC, and TOP) ............ 1 1 188 194 8 hrs.; $544.96 9 ... 1 hr.; $32.74 8 ....... 1,504 hrs.; $102,452 194 hrs.; $6,352 ........ Total .................................... .................................................... ........................ ........................ ............................... 1,698 hrs.; $108,804 The total annual estimated burden and cost for the FERC–725L information collection is 30,720 hours and $2,071,653 respectively. 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 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 7 This wage figure uses the average hourly wage (plus benefits) for electrical engineers (Occupation Code: 17–2071, $68.12/hour) and managers (Occupation Code: 11–0000, $81.52/hour) obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The average used the following calculation: [$68.12/ hour + $81.52/hour] ÷ 2 = $74.82/hour. 8 The estimate uses the hourly average wage (plus benefits) for file clerks obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: $32.74/hour (BLS Occupation Code: 43–4071). 9 This uses the hourly average wage (plus benefits) for electrical engineers obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: $68.12/hour (BLS Occupation Code: 17–2071). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Apr 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: April 11, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–08057 Filed 4–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 $544.96 32.74 ........................ DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL17–83–000] Notice of Filing; Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC Take notice that on April 10, 2018, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC submitted tariff filing per: Refund Report to be effective N/A, pursuant to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Order issued on February 15, 2018.1 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 1 Piedmont Mun. Power Agency v. Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 162 FERC ¶ 61,109 (2018). Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 18, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17171-17173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08057]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC18-7-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725L); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

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 the FERC-725L (Mandatory Reliability Standards for 
the Bulk-Power System: MOD Reliability Standards) 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 requesting public comments. The Commission received no 
comments on the FERC-725L and is making this notation in its submittal 
to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 18, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0261, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: [email protected]. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be 
reached via telephone at 202-395-8528.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC18-7-000, 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

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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], by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by fax at 
(202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FERC-725L, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-
Power System: MOD Reliability Standards.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0261.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-725L information 
collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.
    Abstract: MOD Reliability Standards ensure that generators remain 
in operation during specified voltage and frequency excursions, 
properly coordinate protective relays and generator voltage regulator 
controls, and ensure that generator models accurately reflect the 
generator's capabilities and equipment performance.
    On 5/30/2013, NERC filed a petition explaining that the reliability 
of the Bulk-Power System benefits from ``good quality simulation models 
of power system equipment,\2\ '' and that ``model validation ensures 
the proper performance of the control systems and validates the 
computer models used for stability analysis.'' NERC further stated that 
the Reliability Standards will enhance reliability because the tests 
performed to obtain model data may reveal latent defects that could 
cause ``inappropriate unit response during system disturbances,\2\ '' 
Subsequently, on 3/20/2014,\1\ the Commission approved Reliability 
Standards MOD-025-2, MOD-026-1, and MOD-027-1. These Standards were 
intended to address generator verifications needed to support Bulk-
Power System reliability that would also ensure that accurate data is 
verified and made available for planning simulations.\2\
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    \1\ Final Rule in Docket No. RM13-16-000.
    \2\ NERC Petition for Approval of Five Proposed Reliability 
Standards MOD-025-2, MOD-026-1, MOD-027-1, PRC-019-1, and PRC-024-1 
submitted to FERC on 5/30/2013.
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    On 5/1/2014,\3\ the Commission approved Reliability Standards MOD-
032-1 and MOD-033-2. These Standards were to address ``system-level 
modeling data and validation requirements necessary for developing 
planning models and the Interconnection-wide cases that are integral to 
analyzing the reliability of the Bulk-Power System.''
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    \3\ Order in Docket No. RD14-5-000.
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    MOD-025-2, MOD-026-1, MOD-027-1, MOD-032-1 and MOD-033-2 are all 
currently approved within the FERC-725L information collection. The 
reporting requirements associated with each standard will not change as 
a result of this extension request.
    Type of Respondents: NERC-registered entities including generator 
owners, transmission planners, planning authorities, balancing 
authorities, resource planners, transmission service providers, 
reliability coordinators, and transmission operators.\4\
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    \4\ In subsequent portions of this notice, the following 
acronyms will be used: PA = Planning Authority, GO = Generator 
Owner, TP = Transmission Planner, BA = Balancing Authority, RP = 
Resource Planner, TSP = Transmission Service Provider, RC = 
Reliability Coordinator, TOP = Transmission Operator.
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    Estimate of Annual Burden: \5\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden \6\ and cost for the information collection as:
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    \5\ ``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.
    \6\ Each of the five MOD standards in the FERC-725L information 
collection previously contained ``one-time'' components to their 
respondent burden. These one-time burden categories consisted 
primarily of activities related to establishing industry practices 
and developing data validation procedures tailored toward these 
reliability standards and their reporting requirements. None of the 
one-time burdens apply any longer, so they are being removed from 
the FERC-725L information collection.

                                                                                            MOD-025-2
                              [Verification and data reporting of generator real and reactive power capability and synchronous condenser reactive power capability]
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                                                                     Annual number
                                           Number of respondents     of responses    Total number       Average burden and cost per        Total annual burden hours and total       Cost per
                                                                    per respondent   of responses                 response                             annual cost                respondent ($)
                                        (1).......................             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)................................  (3) * (4) = (5)........................       (5) / (1)
                                                                                               (3)
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Attachment 2..........................  933 (GO)..................               1             933  6 hrs.; $448.92 \7\................  5,598 hrs.; $418,842...................         $448.92
Evidence Retention....................  933 (GO)..................               1             933  1 hr.; $32.74 \8\..................  933 hrs.; $30,546......................           32.74
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    Total.............................  ..........................  ..............  ..............  ...................................  6,531 hrs.; $449,388...................  ..............
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                                                                        MOD-026-1
                   [Verification of models and data for generator excitation control system or plant volt/variance control functions]
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                                                          Annual number
                                 Number of respondents    of responses    Total number    Average burden and   Total annual burden hours     Cost per
                                                         per respondent   of responses     cost per response     and total annual cost    respondent ($)
                               (1).....................             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).................  (3) * (4) = (5)..........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                    (3)
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Instructions for obtaining     185 (TP)................               1             185  8 hrs.; $598.56 \7\.  1,480 hrs.; $110,734.....         $598.56
 excitation control system or
 plant voltage/variance
 control function model.
Documentation on generator     466 (GO)................               1             466  8 hrs.; $598.56 \7\.  3,728 hrs.; $278,929.....          598.56
 verification.
Evidence Retention...........  651 (GO and TOP)........               1             651  1 hr.; $32.74 \8\...  651 hrs.; $21,314........           32.74
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    Total....................  ........................  ..............  ..............  ....................  5,859 hrs.; $410,977.....  ..............
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                                                                        MOD-027-1
                   [Verification of models and data for turbine/governor and load control or active power/frequency control functions]
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                                                          Annual number
                                 Number of respondents    of responses    Total number    Average burden and   Total annual burden hours     Cost per
                                                         per respondent   of responses     cost per response     and total annual cost    respondent ($)
                               (1).....................             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).................  (3) * (4) = (5)..........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                    (3)
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Instructions for obtaining     185 (TP)................               1             185  8 hrs.; $598.56 \7\.  1,480 hrs.; $110,734.....         $598.56
 excitation control system or
 plant voltage/variance
 control function model.
Documentation on generator     466 (GO)................               1             466  8 hrs.; $598.56 \7\.  3,728 hrs.;..............          598.56
 verification.                                                                                                 $278,929.................
Evidence Retention...........  651 (GO and TP).........               1             651  1 hr.; $32.74 \8\...  651 hrs.; $21,314........           32.74
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    Total....................  ........................  ..............  ..............  ....................  5,859 hrs.; $410,977.....  ..............
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                                                                        MOD-032-1
                   [Verification of models and data for turbine/governor and load control or active power/frequency control functions]
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                                                    Annual number
                                   Number of        of responses    Total number    Average burden and cost   Total annual burden hours      Cost per
                                  respondents      per respondent   of responses         per response           and total annual cost     respondent ($)
                              (1)................             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)............       (5) / (1)
                                                                              (3)
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Data Submittal..............  1,197 (BA, GO, PA,                1           1,197  8 hrs.; $544.96 \9\.....  9,576 hrs.; $652,317.......         $544.96
                               RP, TO, TP, and
                               TSP).
Evidence Retention..........  1,197 (BA, GO, PA,                1           1,197  1 hr.; $32.74 \8\.......  1,197 hrs.; $39,190........           32.74
                               RP, TO, TP, and
                               TSP).
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    Total...................  ...................  ..............  ..............  ........................  10,773 hrs.; $691,507......  ..............
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                                                                        MOD-033-1
                                                   [Steady-state and dynamics system model validation]
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                                                      Annual number
                                      Number of       of responses    Total number   Average burden and cost   Total annual burden hours     Cost per
                                     respondents     per respondent   of responses         per response          and total annual cost    respondent ($)
                                 (1)...............             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)....................  (3) * (4) = (5)...........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                (3)
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Data Submittal.................  188 (RC and TOP)..               1             188  8 hrs.; $544.96 \9\....  1,504 hrs.; $102,452......         $544.96
Evidence Retention.............  194 (PA, RC, and                 1             194  1 hr.; $32.74 \8\......  194 hrs.; $6,352..........           32.74
                                  TOP).
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    Total......................  ..................  ..............  ..............  .......................  1,698 hrs.; $108,804......  ..............
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    The total annual estimated burden and cost for the FERC-725L 
information collection is 30,720 hours and $2,071,653 respectively.
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    \7\ This wage figure uses the average hourly wage (plus 
benefits) for electrical engineers (Occupation Code: 17-2071, 
$68.12/hour) and managers (Occupation Code: 11-0000, $81.52/hour) 
obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The average used 
the following calculation: [$68.12/hour + $81.52/hour] / 2 = $74.82/
hour.
    \8\ The estimate uses the hourly average wage (plus benefits) 
for file clerks obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 
$32.74/hour (BLS Occupation Code: 43-4071).
    \9\ This uses the hourly average wage (plus benefits) for 
electrical engineers obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 
$68.12/hour (BLS Occupation Code: 17-2071).
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    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: April 11, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-08057 Filed 4-17-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P