Notice of Citation Change for Commision Rulemakings, 693 [2019-00461]

Download as PDF 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]
[Page 693]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-00461]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Citation Change for Commision Rulemakings

    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.
    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\
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    \1\ The Commission encourages participants, wherever possible, 
to provide in their pleadings pinpoint citations to the relevant 
paragraphs or pages.

    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