Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-915); Comment Request; Extension, 14935-14936 [2019-07288]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices associated with SWEPCO loads that are pseudo-tied out of MISO and into SPP, all as more fully explained in the complaint. The Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts listed for Respondent in the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondents’ answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. 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Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07223 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–7–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–915); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 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– 915 (Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirements) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On February 20, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19–7–000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments and is noting that in the related submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due May 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902– 0250, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC19–7–000, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14935 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–915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirements. OMB Control No. 1902–0250. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–915 information collection requirements with no changes to the current record retention requirements. Abstract: In accordance with the Federal Power Act, the Department of Energy Organization Act (DOE Act), and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), the Commission regulates the transmission and wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce, monitors and investigates energy markets, uses civil penalties and other means against energy organizations and individuals who violate FERC rules in the energy markets, administers accounting and financial reporting regulations, and oversees conduct of regulated companies. The Commission imposes the FERC– 915 record retention requirements, in 18 CFR 35.41(d), on applicable sellers to retain, for a period of five years, all data and information upon which they bill the prices charged for ‘‘electric energy or electric energy products it sold pursuant to Seller’s market-based rate tariff, and the prices it reported for use in price indices.’’ The record retention period of five years is necessary due to the importance of records related to any investigation of possible wrongdoing and related to assuring compliance with the codes of conduct and the integrity of the market. The requirement is necessary to ensure consistency with the rule prohibiting market manipulation (adopted in Order No. 670) and the generally applicable five-year statute of limitations where the Commission seeks civil penalties for violations of the anti-manipulation rules or other rules, regulations, or orders to which the price data may be relevant. Type of Respondent: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the annual public 1 Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM Continued 12APN1 14936 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices reporting burden and cost 2 (rounded) for the information collection as follows: for the information collection as follows: FERC–915, PUBLIC UTILITY MARKET-BASED RATE AUTHORIZATION HOLDERS—RECORDS RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FERC requirement Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response Total annual burden hours & cost Annual cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) FERC–915 ............... 2,510 1 2,510 1 hr.; $33.00 .......... 2,510 hrs.; $82,830 Total ................. ............................ ............................ 2,510 ................................ 2,510 hrs.; $82, 830 In addition, there are records storage costs. For all respondents, we estimate a total of 65,000 cu. ft. of records in offsite storage. Based on an approximate storage cost of $0.24 per cubic foot, we estimate total annual storage cost to be $15,600.00 (or $6.22 annually per respondent). The total annual cost for all respondents (burden cost plus offsite storage) is $98,430.00 (or $82,830 + $15,600); the average total annual cost per respondent is $39.22 ($6.22 + $33.00). 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. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 04/01/2019 Through 04/05/2019 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: https:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepapublic/action/eis/search. Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information EIS No. 20190052, Final, NRC, TN, Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit at the Clinch River Nuclear Site, Review Period Ends: 05/13/2019, Contact: Tamsen Dozier 301–415–2272 EIS No. 20190053, Draft, USACE, FL, East Lake Tohopekaliga Drawdown and Habitat Enhancement, Comment Period Ends: 05/28/2019, Contact: Jeffrey S. Collins 321–504–3771, ext. 13 EIS No. 20190054, Draft, NSF, AQ, Continuation and Modernization of McMurdo Station Area Activities, Comment Period Ends: 07/11/2019, Contact: Dr. Polly A. Penhale 703– 292–7420 EIS No. 20190055, Draft, FHWA, NC, U– 4738 Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Comment Period Ends: 05/ 28/2019, Contact: Ron Lucas 919– 747–7019 EIS No. 20190056, Draft, BR, CA, B.F. Sisk Dam Safety of Dams Modification Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, Comment Period Ends: 05/28/ 2019, Contact: Jamie LeFevre 916– 987–5035 information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3. 2 The estimated hourly cost (for wages plus benefits) provided in this section are based on the figures posted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the Utilities section available (at https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm) and benefits information (for December 2017, issued March 20, 2018, at https://www.bls.gov/ Dated: April 8, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07288 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9044–3] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 202–564–5632 or https://www.epa.gov/ nepa/. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $33.00 ............................ Amended Notice: EIS No. 20190048, Draft, NYCOMB, NY, East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR), Comment Period Ends: 08/15/2019, Contact: Eram Qadri 212–788–6282 Revision to FR Notice Published 04/ 05/2109; Correction Lead Agency from HUD to NYCOMB. Dated: April 9, 2019. Robert Tomiak, Director, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2019–07285 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0894; FRL– 9992–23– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives—Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR) ‘‘Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives—Requirements for Manufacturers’’ (EPA ICR No. 0309.15, OMB Control No. 2060–0150) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2019. An Agency SUMMARY: news.release/ecec.nr0.htm). The hourly estimates for salary plus benefits are: File Clerk (Occupation code: 43–4071), $33.39 an hour. We are rounding the hourly cost to $33.00. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 71 (Friday, April 12, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-7-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-915); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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-915 (Public Utility Market-Based Rate 
Authorization Holders--Records Retention Requirements) and submitting 
the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB 
and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as 
explained below. On February 20, 2019, the Commission published a 
Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19-7-000 requesting 
public comments. The Commission received no public comments and is 
noting that in the related submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due May 13, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902-
0250, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: [email protected]. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission Desk Officer.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC19-7-000, 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-915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization 
Holders--Records Retention Requirements.
    OMB Control No. 1902-0250.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-915 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current record retention 
requirements.
    Abstract: In accordance with the Federal Power Act, the Department 
of Energy Organization Act (DOE Act), and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(EPAct 2005), the Commission regulates the transmission and wholesale 
sales of electricity in interstate commerce, monitors and investigates 
energy markets, uses civil penalties and other means against energy 
organizations and individuals who violate FERC rules in the energy 
markets, administers accounting and financial reporting regulations, 
and oversees conduct of regulated companies.
    The Commission imposes the FERC-915 record retention requirements, 
in 18 CFR 35.41(d), on applicable sellers to retain, for a period of 
five years, all data and information upon which they bill the prices 
charged for ``electric energy or electric energy products it sold 
pursuant to Seller's market-based rate tariff, and the prices it 
reported for use in price indices.''
    The record retention period of five years is necessary due to the 
importance of records related to any investigation of possible 
wrongdoing and related to assuring compliance with the codes of conduct 
and the integrity of the market. The requirement is necessary to ensure 
consistency with the rule prohibiting market manipulation (adopted in 
Order No. 670) and the generally applicable five-year statute of 
limitations where the Commission seeks civil penalties for violations 
of the anti-manipulation rules or other rules, regulations, or orders 
to which the price data may be relevant.
    Type of Respondent: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization 
Holders.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
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reporting burden and cost \2\ (rounded) for the information collection 
as follows:
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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 CFR 1320.3.
    \2\ The estimated hourly cost (for wages plus benefits) provided 
in this section are based on the figures posted by the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics (BLS) for the Utilities section available (at 
https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm) and benefits 
information (for December 2017, issued March 20, 2018, at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm). The hourly estimates for 
salary plus benefits are:
     File Clerk (Occupation code: 43-4071), $33.39 an hour. We are 
rounding the hourly cost to $33.00.

                            FERC-915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders--Records Retention Requirements
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                                                  Annual number
      FERC requirement            Number of       of responses    Total number  of   Average burden  & cost     Total annual  burden    Annual cost  per
                                 respondents     per respondent       responses           per  response             hours  & cost        respondent ($)
                                           (1)               (2)   (1) * (2) = (3)  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5).........         (5) / (1)
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FERC-915....................             2,510                 1             2,510  1 hr.; $33.00...........  2,510 hrs.; $82,830.....            $33.00
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    Total...................  ................  ................             2,510  ........................  2,510 hrs.; $82, 830....  ................
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    In addition, there are records storage costs. For all respondents, 
we estimate a total of 65,000 cu. ft. of records in off-site storage. 
Based on an approximate storage cost of $0.24 per cubic foot, we 
estimate total annual storage cost to be $15,600.00 (or $6.22 annually 
per respondent). The total annual cost for all respondents (burden cost 
plus off-site storage) is $98,430.00 (or $82,830 + $15,600); the 
average total annual cost per respondent is $39.22 ($6.22 + $33.00).
    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: April 8, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-07288 Filed 4-11-19; 8:45 am]
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