North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff Review of Enforcement Programs, 37494-37495 [2018-16398]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 37494 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. 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[FR Doc. 2018–16459 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RC11–6–007] North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff Review of Enforcement Programs Commission staff coordinated with the staff of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to conduct the annual oversight of the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) program, as outlined in the March 15, 2012 Order,1 and the Compliance Exception (CE) Program, as proposed by NERC’s September 18, 2015 annual Compliance Filing.2 The Commission supported NERC’s plan to coordinate 1 North American Electric Reliability Corp., 138 FERC ¶ 61,193, at P 73 (2012) (discussing Commission plans to survey a random sample of FFTs submitted each year to gather information on how the FFT program is working). 2 North American Electric Reliability Corp., Docket No. RC11–6–004, at 1 (Nov. 13, 2015) (delegated letter order) (stating ‘‘NERC’s intention to combine the evaluation of Compliance Exceptions with the annual sampling of FFTs to further streamline oversight of the FFT and compliance exception programs’’). PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with Commission staff to review the same sample of possible violations, thereby reducing the burden on the Regional Entities of providing evidence for two different samples. Furthermore, NERC and Commission staff agreed to exclude the Southwest Power Pool Regional Entity (SPP–RE) from the survey, reducing the burden on SPP–RE as it focused efforts on a planned and approved termination of its responsibilities as a Regional Entity. Commission staff reviewed a sample of 26 FFT possible violations out of 76 FFT possible violations posted by NERC between October 2016 and September 2017 and a sample of 100 CE instances of noncompliance out of 740 CE instances of noncompliance posted by NERC between October 2016 and September 2017. Commission staff believes that the FFT and CE programs are meeting expectations with limited exceptions. Sampling for the 2017 program year indicated that the Regional Entities appropriately included all but two of the 126 sampled possible violations (98.4 percent) in the FFT and CE programs and that all but one of the 126 possible violations (99.2 percent) have been adequately remediated, with the remaining CE to be adequately remediated once the ongoing mitigation is completed. Commission staff’s sample analysis indicated a decreasing number of documentation concerns, particularly with regard to the quality of the information contained in the FFT and/ or CE postings. For example, Commission staff found that a few FFT or CE issues still lacked some of the information requested in NERC’s Guidance for Self Reports document and necessary for the posted FFT or CE.3 This includes information such as start or end dates, or root cause. Specifically, the identification of root cause in FFTs and CEs has improved significantly over the past four years, moving from 38 percent missing an identification of root cause to less than 1 percent. Commission staff subsequently reviewed the supporting information for these FFTs or CEs, which provided a majority of the missing information. Commission staff ultimately agreed with the final risk determinations for 124 of the 126 samples. Commission staff also noted a significant improvement in the clear identification of factors affecting the risk prior to mitigation (such as potential and actual risk), and actual harm, which was identified in all samples. In addition, Commission staff noted that the FFTs and CEs sampled 3 North American Electric Reliability Corp., 138 FERC ¶ 61,193, at P 60 (2012). E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices did not contain any material misrepresentations by the registered entities. Dated: July 25, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–16398 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–531–000] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on July 19, 2018, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT), 1300 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002, filed in the above referenced docket, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208, 157.210, and 157.211 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Columbia’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82–553–000, for authorization to (1) construct, install, own, maintain and operate, certain natural gas pipeline facilities (including 3.4 miles of mainline looping) and appurtenant facilities in Hillsborough and Polk Counties, Florida and (2) install an interconnection and appurtenant facilities for gas delivery to a new Meter and Regulation station to be constructed/owned/operated by Florida Public Utilities (FPU) in Martin County, Florida. The approximate cost of the Okeechobee Expansion Project is approximately $19,500,000. This Project will enable FGT to provide additional capacity of 12,000 million British thermal units per day (MMBtu/d) of available firm transportation service to the proposed interconnection with FPU in Martin County, Florida, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at https://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application may be directed to Blair Lichtenwalter, Senior Director of Certificates, Florida Gas Transmission VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 37495 Company, LLC, 1300 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002, at (713) 989–2605 or fax (713) 989–1205 or Blair.Lichtenwalter@ energytransfer.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: July 26, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Notice for Proposed Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; Request for Comments. The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify ‘‘reputable model licensing standards with respect to the licensing of foster family homes. In response to this directive, the Children’s Bureau (CB) solicits comments on the proposed National Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before October 1, 2018. DATES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. • Email: CBComments@acf.hhs.gov. Include [docket number and/or RIN number] in subject line of the message. • Mail: Submit written comments to Kathleen McHugh, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Director, Policy Division, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. Please be aware that mail may take an additional 3 to 4 days to process due to security screening of mail. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37494-37495]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16398]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RC11-6-007]


North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff 
Review of Enforcement Programs

    Commission staff coordinated with the staff of the North American 
Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to conduct the annual oversight 
of the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) program, as outlined in the 
March 15, 2012 Order,\1\ and the Compliance Exception (CE) Program, as 
proposed by NERC's September 18, 2015 annual Compliance Filing.\2\ The 
Commission supported NERC's plan to coordinate with Commission staff to 
review the same sample of possible violations, thereby reducing the 
burden on the Regional Entities of providing evidence for two different 
samples. Furthermore, NERC and Commission staff agreed to exclude the 
Southwest Power Pool Regional Entity (SPP-RE) from the survey, reducing 
the burden on SPP-RE as it focused efforts on a planned and approved 
termination of its responsibilities as a Regional Entity. Commission 
staff reviewed a sample of 26 FFT possible violations out of 76 FFT 
possible violations posted by NERC between October 2016 and September 
2017 and a sample of 100 CE instances of noncompliance out of 740 CE 
instances of noncompliance posted by NERC between October 2016 and 
September 2017.
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    \1\ North American Electric Reliability Corp., 138 FERC ] 
61,193, at P 73 (2012) (discussing Commission plans to survey a 
random sample of FFTs submitted each year to gather information on 
how the FFT program is working).
    \2\ North American Electric Reliability Corp., Docket No. RC11-
6-004, at 1 (Nov. 13, 2015) (delegated letter order) (stating 
``NERC's intention to combine the evaluation of Compliance 
Exceptions with the annual sampling of FFTs to further streamline 
oversight of the FFT and compliance exception programs'').
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    Commission staff believes that the FFT and CE programs are meeting 
expectations with limited exceptions. Sampling for the 2017 program 
year indicated that the Regional Entities appropriately included all 
but two of the 126 sampled possible violations (98.4 percent) in the 
FFT and CE programs and that all but one of the 126 possible violations 
(99.2 percent) have been adequately remediated, with the remaining CE 
to be adequately remediated once the ongoing mitigation is completed. 
Commission staff's sample analysis indicated a decreasing number of 
documentation concerns, particularly with regard to the quality of the 
information contained in the FFT and/or CE postings. For example, 
Commission staff found that a few FFT or CE issues still lacked some of 
the information requested in NERC's Guidance for Self Reports document 
and necessary for the posted FFT or CE.\3\ This includes information 
such as start or end dates, or root cause. Specifically, the 
identification of root cause in FFTs and CEs has improved significantly 
over the past four years, moving from 38 percent missing an 
identification of root cause to less than 1 percent. Commission staff 
subsequently reviewed the supporting information for these FFTs or CEs, 
which provided a majority of the missing information. Commission staff 
ultimately agreed with the final risk determinations for 124 of the 126 
samples. Commission staff also noted a significant improvement in the 
clear identification of factors affecting the risk prior to mitigation 
(such as potential and actual risk), and actual harm, which was 
identified in all samples. In addition, Commission staff noted that the 
FFTs and CEs sampled

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did not contain any material misrepresentations by the registered 
entities.
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    \3\ North American Electric Reliability Corp., 138 FERC ] 
61,193, at P 60 (2012).

    Dated: July 25, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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