Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-914); Comment Request; Extension, 692-693 [2019-00454]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 692 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices Filed Date: 1/15/19. Accession Number: 20190115–5126. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/5/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–812–000. Applicants: Macho Springs Power I, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to Market-Based Rate Notice of Change in Status to be effective 12/28/2018. Filed Date: 1/15/19. Accession Number: 20190115–5127. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/5/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–813–000. Applicants: Broken Bow Wind II, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Notice of Change in Status and MBR Tariff Updates to be effective 1/16/2019. Filed Date: 1/15/19. Accession Number: 20190115–5152. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/5/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–815–000. Applicants: South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Southeastern Power Admin NITSA to be effective 1/1/2019. Filed Date: 1/15/19. Accession Number: 20190115–5168. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/5/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–816–000. Applicants: AEP Texas Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: AEPTX-Las Lomas Wind Energy Interconnection Agreement to be effective 12/22/2018. Filed Date: 1/15/19. Accession Number: 20190115–5171. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/5/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–817–000. Applicants: Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Cancellation of Essential Power Design, Engineering, and Construction Agreement to be effective 1/15/2019. Filed Date: 1/15/19. Accession Number: 20190115–5198. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/5/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: Docket Numbers: ES19–8–000. Applicants: Rockland Electric Company. Description: Application under Section 204 of the Federal Power Act for Authorization to Issue Securities of Rockland Electric Company. Filed Date: 1/15/19. Accession Number: 20190115–5206. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/5/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following public utility holding company filings: Docket Numbers: PH19–7–000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Applicants: Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. Description: Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. submits FERC 65–B Notice of Change in Facts of Waiver Notification. Filed Date: 1/11/19. Accession Number: 20190111–5202. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/1/19. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: January 11, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00520 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–6–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–914); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. 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– 914 (Cogeneration and Small Power Production—Tariff Filings). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due April 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–6–000) by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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–914, Cogeneration and Small Power Production—Tariff Filings. OMB Control No.: 1902–0231. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–914 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: Section 205(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and 18 CFR 292 require that every public utility have all of its jurisdictional rates and tariffs on file with the Commission and make them available for public inspection, within such time and in such form as the Commission may designate. Section 205(d) of the FPA requires that every public utility must provide notice to the Commission and the public of any changes to its jurisdictional rates and tariffs, file such changes with the Commission, and make them available for public inspection, in such manner as directed by the Commission. In addition, FPA section 206 requires the Commission, upon complaint or its own motion, to modify existing rates or services that are found to be unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential. FPA section 207 requires the Commission upon complaint by a state commission and a finding of insufficient interstate service, to order the rendering of adequate interstate service by public utilities, the rates for which would be filed in accordance with FPA sections 205 and 206. In Order Nos. 671 and 671–A,1 the Commission revised its regulations that 1 Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order No. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 693 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices govern qualifying small power production and cogeneration facilities. Among other things, the Commission eliminated certain exemptions from rate regulation that were previously available to qualifying facilities (QFs). New qualifying facilities may need to make tariff filings if they do not meet the exemption requirements. FERC implemented the Congressional mandate of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) to establish criteria for new qualifying cogeneration facilities by: (1) Amending the exemptions available to qualifying facilities from the FPA and from Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA) [resulting in the burden imposed by FERC–914, the subject of this notice]; (2) ensuring that these facilities are using their thermal output in a productive and beneficial manner; that the electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical output of new qualifying cogeneration facilities is used fundamentally for industrial, commercial, residential or industrial purposes; and there is continuing progress in the development of efficient electric energy generating technology; (3) amending the FERC Form 556 2 to reflect the criteria for new qualifying cogeneration facilities; and (4) eliminating ownership limitations for qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities. The Commission satisfied the statutory mandate and its continuing obligation to review its policies encouraging cogeneration and small power production, energy conservation, efficient use of facilities and resources by electric utilities, and equitable rates for energy customers. Type of Respondents: New qualifying facilities and small power producers that do not meet Commission exemption criteria Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–914—COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION—TARIFF FILINGS Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response ($) 4 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) FPA Section 205 Filings. Electric Quarterly Reports (initial). Electric Quarterly Reports (later). Change of Status ......... 35 1 35 183 hrs.; $14,457 .. 6,405 hrs.; $505,995 0 0 0 230 hrs.; $18,170 .. 0 hrs.; $0 ................... 0 35 4 140 6 hrs.; $474 ........... 840 hrs,; $66,360 ...... 1,896 10 1 10 3 hrs.; $237 ........... 30 hrs.; $2,370 .......... 237 Total ...................... .......................... .......................... 185 ................................ 7,275 hrs.; $574,725 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. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Citation Change for Commision Rulemakings BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Take notice that on January 1, 2019, the Commission will be changing its official citation format for orders in rulemaking proceedings. Because Commission orders in rulemaking proceedings currently are published in a variety of sources (posting on eLibrary and the Commission website, and distribution through LexisNexis, Westlaw, Commerce Clearing House, and the Federal Register), adoption of a standard citation format will permit citation uniformity across all sources and simplify the citation of Commission rulemakings. 671, 71 FR 7852 (2/15/2006), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,203 (2006); and Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order 671–A, 71 FR 30585 (5/30/2006), in Docket No. RM05–36. 2 The FERC–556 (Certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility) is cleared separately as OMB Control No. 1902–0075 and is not a subject of this notice. 3 Burden is 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. Dated: January 10, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00454 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 $14,457 .......................... Accordingly, citations to rulemakings must use the FERC citation assigned by the Commission when issuing orders, e.g., 162 FERC ¶ 61,001, at P 1 (2018). The FERC citation format alone suffices for future rulemaking proceedings, and also for those past rulemaking proceedings in which the paragraphs of the order are individually numbered and can be used for pinpoint citation. If, however, a pinpoint page citation is provided to a past rulemaking proceeding that does not contain individual paragraph numbers, both the FERC citation and a pinpoint citation to FERC Stats. & Regs. (or to the Federal Register) should be used.1 Dated: December 31, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00461 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 4 FERC staff estimates that industry costs for salary plus benefits are similar to Commission costs. The cost figure is the FY2018 FERC average annual salary plus benefits ($164,820/year or $79/ hour). 1 The Commission encourages participants, wherever possible, to provide in their pleadings pinpoint citations to the relevant paragraphs or pages. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 692-693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-00454]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-6-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-914); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

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-914 (Cogeneration and Small Power 
Production--Tariff Filings).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due April 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19-6-
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 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/docs-filing/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-914, Cogeneration and Small Power Production--Tariff 
Filings.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0231.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-914 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: Section 205(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and 18 CFR 
292 require that every public utility have all of its jurisdictional 
rates and tariffs on file with the Commission and make them available 
for public inspection, within such time and in such form as the 
Commission may designate. Section 205(d) of the FPA requires that every 
public utility must provide notice to the Commission and the public of 
any changes to its jurisdictional rates and tariffs, file such changes 
with the Commission, and make them available for public inspection, in 
such manner as directed by the Commission. In addition, FPA section 206 
requires the Commission, upon complaint or its own motion, to modify 
existing rates or services that are found to be unjust, unreasonable, 
unduly discriminatory or preferential. FPA section 207 requires the 
Commission upon complaint by a state commission and a finding of 
insufficient interstate service, to order the rendering of adequate 
interstate service by public utilities, the rates for which would be 
filed in accordance with FPA sections 205 and 206.
    In Order Nos. 671 and 671-A,\1\ the Commission revised its 
regulations that

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govern qualifying small power production and cogeneration facilities. 
Among other things, the Commission eliminated certain exemptions from 
rate regulation that were previously available to qualifying facilities 
(QFs). New qualifying facilities may need to make tariff filings if 
they do not meet the exemption requirements.
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    \1\ Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and 
Cogeneration Facilities, Order No. 671, 71 FR 7852 (2/15/2006), FERC 
Stats. & Regs. ] 31,203 (2006); and Revised Regulations Governing 
Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order 671-A, 71 
FR 30585 (5/30/2006), in Docket No. RM05-36.
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    FERC implemented the Congressional mandate of the Energy Policy Act 
of 2005 (EPAct 2005) to establish criteria for new qualifying 
cogeneration facilities by: (1) Amending the exemptions available to 
qualifying facilities from the FPA and from Public Utility Holding 
Company Act (PUHCA) [resulting in the burden imposed by FERC-914, the 
subject of this notice]; (2) ensuring that these facilities are using 
their thermal output in a productive and beneficial manner; that the 
electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical output of new qualifying 
cogeneration facilities is used fundamentally for industrial, 
commercial, residential or industrial purposes; and there is continuing 
progress in the development of efficient electric energy generating 
technology; (3) amending the FERC Form 556 \2\ to reflect the criteria 
for new qualifying cogeneration facilities; and (4) eliminating 
ownership limitations for qualifying cogeneration and small power 
production facilities. The Commission satisfied the statutory mandate 
and its continuing obligation to review its policies encouraging 
cogeneration and small power production, energy conservation, efficient 
use of facilities and resources by electric utilities, and equitable 
rates for energy customers.
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    \2\ The FERC-556 (Certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) 
Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility) is 
cleared separately as OMB Control No. 1902-0075 and is not a subject 
of this notice.
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    Type of Respondents: New qualifying facilities and small power 
producers that do not meet Commission exemption criteria
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \3\ Burden is 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.
    \4\ FERC staff estimates that industry costs for salary plus 
benefits are similar to Commission costs. The cost figure is the 
FY2018 FERC average annual salary plus benefits ($164,820/year or 
$79/hour).

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                                                 Annual number
                                  Number of       of responses   Total number of  Average burden & cost per   Total annual burden hours      Cost per
                                 respondents     per respondent     responses          response ($) \4\        & total annual cost ($)    respondent ($)
                                           (1)              (2)  (1) * (2) = (3)  (4)......................  (3) * (4) = (5)...........        (5) / (1)
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FPA Section 205 Filings......               35                1               35  183 hrs.; $14,457........  6,405 hrs.; $505,995......          $14,457
Electric Quarterly Reports                   0                0                0  230 hrs.; $18,170........  0 hrs.; $0................                0
 (initial).
Electric Quarterly Reports                  35                4              140  6 hrs.; $474.............  840 hrs,; $66,360.........            1,896
 (later).
Change of Status.............               10                1               10  3 hrs.; $237.............  30 hrs.; $2,370...........              237
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    Total....................  ...............  ...............              185  .........................  7,275 hrs.; $574,725......  ...............
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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: January 10, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-00454 Filed 1-30-19; 8:45 am]
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