Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-716); Comment Request, 24778-24779 [2018-11523]

Download as PDF 24778 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices [FR Doc. 2018–11544 Filed 5–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–C DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC18–8–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–716); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. 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 its information collection [FERC–716, Good Faith Requests for Transmission Service and Good Faith Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act (FPA)] 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 published a Notice in the Federal Register on 2/7/2018 requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC–716 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by June 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. SUMMARY: 1902–0170, 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. IC18–8–000, 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, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–716, Good Faith Requests for Transmission Service and Good Faith Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). OMB Control No.: 1902–0170. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–716 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the requirements of FERC–716 to implement the statutory provisions of sections 211 and section 213 of the Federal Power Act as amended and added by the Energy Policy Act 1992. FERC–716 also includes the requirement to file a section 211 request if the negotiations between the transmission requestor and the transmitting utility are unsuccessful. For the initial process, the information is not filed with the Commission. However, the request and response may be analyzed as a part of a section 211 action. The Commission may order transmission services under the authority of FPA 211. The Commission’s regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 18 CFR 2.20, provide standards by which the Commission determines if and when a valid good faith request for transmission has been made under section 211 of the FPA. By developing the standards, the Commission sought to encourage an open exchange of data with a reasonable degree of specificity and completeness between the party requesting transmission services and the transmitting utility. As a result, 18 CFR 2.20 identifies 12 components of a good faith estimate and 5 components of a reply to a good faith request. Type of Respondents: Transmission Requestors and Transmitting Utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden1: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–716 [Good Faith Requests for Transmission Service and Good Faith Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act (FPA)] Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Information exchange between parties. Application submitted to FERC if parties’ negotiations are unsuccessful. 3 1 3 100 hrs.; $7,650 .... 300 hrs.; $22,950 ........... $7,650 3 1 3 2.5 hrs.; $191.25 ... 7.5 hrs.; $573.75 ............ 191.25 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 May 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 2 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $76.50 per Hour = Average Cost per PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Response. The cost per hour figure is the FERC 2017 average salary plus benefits. Subject matter experts found that industry employment costs closely resemble FERC’s regarding the FERC–716 information collection. E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices 24779 FERC–716—Continued [Good Faith Requests for Transmission Service and Good Faith Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act (FPA)] Number of respondents Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) Total ..................... Annual number of responses per respondent (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) ........................ .......................... ................................ 307.5 hrs.; $23,523.75 ... 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: May 22, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–11523 Filed 5–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER17–1016–003. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Commonwealth Edison Company, Illinois Commerce Commission. Description: Settlement Agreement Compliance Filing of PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., the Illinois Commerce Commission, and Exelon Corporation, on behalf of Commonwealth Edison Company and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. Filed Date: 5/17/18. Accession Number: 20180517–5038. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/7/18. Docket Numbers: ER17–2400–004. Applicants: SP Butler Solar, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: SP Butler Solar MBR Tariff Compliance Filing to be effective 5/23/2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 May 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 6 Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5228. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER17–2401–004. Applicants: SP Decatur Parkway Solar, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: SP Decatur Parkway Solar MBR Tariff Compliance Filing to be effective 5/23/ 2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5229. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER17–2403–004. Applicants: SP Pawpaw Solar, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: SP Pawpaw Solar MBR Tariff Compliance Filing to be effective 5/23/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5233. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER17–2404–004. Applicants: SP Sandhills Solar, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: SP Sandhills Solar MBR Tariff Compliance Filing to be effective 5/23/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5232. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER17–2453–001. Applicants: Imperial Valley Solar 3, LLC. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Imperial Valley Solar 3, LLC. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5302. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–865–002. Applicants: Power 52 Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: Power52 MBRA to be effective 4/17/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5251. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1665–000. Applicants: Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: TCEC Section 20 Filing to be effective 1/1/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5225 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7,841.25 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1666–000. Applicants: South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SCPSA CIAC to be effective 7/23/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5236. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1667–000. Applicants: Antelope Expansion 2, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Antelope Expansion 2 MBR Tariff to be effective 5/23/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5239. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1668–000. Applicants: New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: NYISO 205 filing of EDR tariff revisions to be effective 7/22/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5252. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1669–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–05–22_SA 3115 LCM–ELL GIA (C042) to be effective 6/10/2018. Filed Date: 5/22/18. Accession Number: 20180522–5263. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1670–000. Applicants: CXA Sundevil Holdco, Inc. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of Market-Based Rate Tariff to be effective 5/24/2018. Filed Date: 5/23/18. Accession Number: 20180523–5040 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1671–000. Applicants: CXA Sundevil Power I, Inc. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of Market-Based Rate Tariff to be effective 5/24/2018. Filed Date: 5/23/18. Accession Number: 20180523–5054. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/13/18. E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 104 (Wednesday, May 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24778-24779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11523]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC18-8-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-716); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC-716, Good Faith 
Requests for Transmission Service and Good Faith Responses by 
Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal 
Power Act (FPA)] 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 published a Notice in the Federal Register on 2/7/2018 
requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the 
FERC-716 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by June 29, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0170, 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. IC18-8-000, 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], by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by fax at 
(202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-716, Good Faith Requests for Transmission Service and 
Good Faith Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) 
and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0170.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-716 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the 
requirements of FERC-716 to implement the statutory provisions of 
sections 211 and section 213 of the Federal Power Act as amended and 
added by the Energy Policy Act 1992. FERC-716 also includes the 
requirement to file a section 211 request if the negotiations between 
the transmission requestor and the transmitting utility are 
unsuccessful. For the initial process, the information is not filed 
with the Commission. However, the request and response may be analyzed 
as a part of a section 211 action. The Commission may order 
transmission services under the authority of FPA 211.
    The Commission's regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), 18 CFR 2.20, provide standards by which the Commission 
determines if and when a valid good faith request for transmission has 
been made under section 211 of the FPA. By developing the standards, 
the Commission sought to encourage an open exchange of data with a 
reasonable degree of specificity and completeness between the party 
requesting transmission services and the transmitting utility. As a 
result, 18 CFR 2.20 identifies 12 components of a good faith estimate 
and 5 components of a reply to a good faith request.
    Type of Respondents: Transmission Requestors and Transmitting 
Utilities.
    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 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, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.
    \2\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $76.50 per 
Hour = Average Cost per Response. The cost per hour figure is the 
FERC 2017 average salary plus benefits. Subject matter experts found 
that industry employment costs closely resemble FERC's regarding the 
FERC-716 information collection.

                                                                        FERC-716
 [Good Faith Requests for Transmission Service and Good Faith Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power
                                                                       Act (FPA)]
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                                               Annual number
                                 Number of      of responses   Total number of    Average burden & cost     Total annual burden hours &      Cost per
                                respondents    per respondent     responses         per response \2\             total annual cost        respondent ($)
                                         (1)              (2)  (1) * (2) = (3)  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)...............       (5) / (1)
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Information exchange between               3                1                3  100 hrs.; $7,650........  300 hrs.; $22,950.............          $7,650
 parties.
Application submitted to                   3                1                3  2.5 hrs.; $191.25.......  7.5 hrs.; $573.75.............          191.25
 FERC if parties'
 negotiations are
 unsuccessful.
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    Total...................  ..............  ...............                6  ........................  307.5 hrs.; $23,523.75........        7,841.25
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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: May 22, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-11523 Filed 5-29-18; 8:45 am]
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