Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-567); Comment Request; Extension, 48299-48300 [2018-20684]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: September 17, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20731 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC18–16–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–567); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection 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 currently approved information collection, FERC– 567 [Gas Pipeline Certificates: Annual Reports of System Flow Diagrams and System Capacity], 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 October 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902– 0005, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory SUMMARY: 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. IC18–16–000 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–567, Gas Pipeline Certificates: Annual Reports of System Flow Diagrams and System Capacity. OMB Control No.: 1902–0005. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–567 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information from the FERC–567 to obtain accurate data on pipeline facilities and the peak capacity of these facilities. Additionally, the Commission 48299 validates the need for new facilities proposed by pipelines in certificate applications. By modeling an applicant’s pipeline system, Commission staff utilizes the FERC–567 data to determine configuration and location of installed pipeline facilities; verify and determine the receipt and delivery points between shippers, producers and pipeline companies; determine the location of receipt and delivery points and emergency interconnections on a pipeline system; determine the location of pipeline segments, laterals and compressor stations on a pipeline system; verify pipeline segment lengths and pipeline diameters; justify the maximum allowable operating pressures and suction and discharge pressures at compressor stations; verify the installed horsepower and volumes compressed at each compressor station; determine the existing shippers and producers currently using each pipeline company; verify peak capacity on the system; and develop and evaluate alternatives to the proposed facilities as a means to mitigate environmental impact of new pipeline construction. 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 260.8(a) requires each major natural gas pipeline with a system delivery capacity exceeding 100,000 Mcf 1 per day to submit by June 1 of each year, diagrams reflecting operating conditions on the pipeline’s main transmission system during the previous 12 months ended December 31. These physical/ engineering data are not included as part of any other data collection requirement. Type of Respondents: Applicants with a system delivery capacity in excess of 100,000 Mcf per day. Estimate of Annual Burden:2 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FERC–567—GAS PIPELINE CERTIFICATES: ANNUAL REPORTS OF SYSTEM FLOW DIAGRAMS AND SYSTEM CAPACITY Natural Gas ...................................... Pipelines ........................................... Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 3 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 121 ........................ 1 ........................ 121 ............................ 1 Mcf = Thousand cubic feet. 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 2 Burden VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: 2018 Average Burden PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 $237 363 $28,677 $237 ........................ Hours per Response * $79 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure of $79 is the 2018 average FERC hourly cost for wages plus benefits. We assume for FERC–567 that respondents earn at a similar rate. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 48300 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices 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: September 12, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20684 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–506–000] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Portland Natural Gas Transmission System; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Portland Xpress Project On June 18, 2018, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System filed an application in Docket No. CP18–506– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Cumberland and York Counties, Maine and Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The proposed project is known as the Portland Xpress Project (Project), and it would provide transportation of natural gas to New England and Atlantic Canada markets by supplying 214,375 million cubic feet per day (Mcf/d) of natural gas to New England on wholly-owned PNGTS facilities and 22,339 Mcf/d on the PNGTS and Maritimes jointly-owned facilities. On June 28, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—November 27, 2018. 90-day Federal—Authorization Decision Deadline February 25, 2019. If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description The Project would require modifications at the existing Westbrook Compressor Station in Cumberland County, Maine; the addition of one new 6,300 horsepower gas-fired compression unit at the Eliot Compressor Station in York County, Maine; and installation of miscellaneous facilities at the Dracut Meter and Regulator Station in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Background On July 12, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Portland Xpress Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners within 0.5 mile of the existing facilities; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments regarding vegetated areas of concern at the Eliot Compressor Station and well water testing. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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. 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, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP18–506), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: September 18, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20678 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER18–2435–000] ORNI 41 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 ORNI 41 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 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 9, 2018. 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 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 185 (Monday, September 24, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48299-48300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC18-16-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-567); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved 
information collection, FERC-567 [Gas Pipeline Certificates: Annual 
Reports of System Flow Diagrams and System Capacity], 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 October 24, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902-
0005, 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. IC18-16-000 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-567, Gas Pipeline Certificates: Annual Reports of 
System Flow Diagrams and System Capacity.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0005.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-567 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information from the FERC-567 to 
obtain accurate data on pipeline facilities and the peak capacity of 
these facilities. Additionally, the Commission validates the need for 
new facilities proposed by pipelines in certificate applications. By 
modeling an applicant's pipeline system, Commission staff utilizes the 
FERC-567 data to determine configuration and location of installed 
pipeline facilities; verify and determine the receipt and delivery 
points between shippers, producers and pipeline companies; determine 
the location of receipt and delivery points and emergency 
interconnections on a pipeline system; determine the location of 
pipeline segments, laterals and compressor stations on a pipeline 
system; verify pipeline segment lengths and pipeline diameters; justify 
the maximum allowable operating pressures and suction and discharge 
pressures at compressor stations; verify the installed horsepower and 
volumes compressed at each compressor station; determine the existing 
shippers and producers currently using each pipeline company; verify 
peak capacity on the system; and develop and evaluate alternatives to 
the proposed facilities as a means to mitigate environmental impact of 
new pipeline construction.
    18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 260.8(a) requires each major 
natural gas pipeline with a system delivery capacity exceeding 100,000 
Mcf \1\ per day to submit by June 1 of each year, diagrams reflecting 
operating conditions on the pipeline's main transmission system during 
the previous 12 months ended December 31. These physical/engineering 
data are not included as part of any other data collection requirement.
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    \1\ Mcf = Thousand cubic feet.
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    Type of Respondents: Applicants with a system delivery capacity in 
excess of 100,000 Mcf per day.
    Estimate of Annual Burden:\2\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \2\ 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.
    \3\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: 2018 Average Burden Hours per Response * $79 per 
Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure of $79 is 
the 2018 average FERC hourly cost for wages plus benefits. We assume 
for FERC-567 that respondents earn at a similar rate.

                             FERC-567--Gas Pipeline Certificates: Annual Reports of System Flow Diagrams and System Capacity
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                                                                                                                          Total annual
                                                         Number of     Annual number   Total number of  Average burden  burden hours and     Cost per
                                                        respondents    of responses       responses      and cost per     total annual    respondent ($)
                                                                      per respondent                     response \3\         cost
                                                                 (1)             (2)   (1) * (2) = (3)             (4)   (3) * (4) = (5)       (5) / (1)
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Natural Gas.........................................             121               1               121               3               363            $237
Pipelines...........................................  ..............  ..............  ................            $237           $28,677  ..............
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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: September 12, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-20684 Filed 9-21-18; 8:45 am]
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