Commission Information Collection Activities Consolidated Comment Request; Extension (FERC-606 and FERC-607), 15209-15210 [2019-07420]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices agencies, interested Indian tribes, and the public on the project’s potential effects on historic properties.4 The EA for this project will document findings on the impacts on historic properties and summarize the status of consultations under section 106. such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Environmental Mailing List The environmental mailing list includes federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes; other interested parties; and local newspapers. This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission’s regulations) those who own homes within certain distances of aboveground facilities, and anyone who submits comments on the project. Commission staff will update the environmental mailing list as the analysis proceeds to ensure that Commission notices related to this environmental review are sent to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the proposed project. If the Commission issues the EA for an allotted public comment period, a Notice of Availability of the EA will be sent to the environmental mailing list and will provide instructions on how to access the electronic document on the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov). If you need to make changes to your name/ address, or if you would like to remove your name from the mailing list, please return the attached ‘‘Mailing List Update Form’’ (appendix 2). Dated: April 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Additional Information Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website at www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–99). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, 4 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s regulations are at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 800. Those regulations define historic properties as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2019–07419 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–8–000] Commission Information Collection Activities Consolidated Comment Request; Extension (FERC–606 and FERC–607) 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– 606, (Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information), and FERC–607, (Report on Decision or Action on Request for Federal Authorization) and submitting the information collections 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 8, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19–8–000 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 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902– 0241, 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. IC19–8–000, by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15209 • 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–606, Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information; FERC–607, Report on Decision or Action on Request for Federal Authorization. OMB Control No.: 1902–0241. Type of Request: Three-year extension of these information collection requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is distinct from the other. Abstract: FERC–606 requires agencies and officials responsible for issuing, conditioning, or denying requests for federal authorizations necessary for a proposed natural gas project to report to the Commission regarding the status of an authorization request. This reporting requirement is intended to allow agencies to assist the Commission to make better informed decisions in establishing due dates for agencies’ decisions. FERC–607 requires agencies or officials to submit to the Commission a copy of a decision or action on a request for federal authorization and an accompanying index to the documents and materials relied on in reaching a conclusion. The information collections can neither be discontinued nor collected less frequently because of statutory requirements. The consequences of not collecting this information are that the Commission would be unable to fulfill its statutory mandate under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 15210 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices • Establish a schedule for agencies to review requests for federal authorizations required for a project, and • Compile a record of each agency’s decision, together with the record of the Commission’s decision, to serve as a consolidated record for the purpose of appeal or review, including judicial review. Type of Respondent: Agencies with federal authorization responsibilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden and cost 2 (rounded) for the information collection as follows: FERC–606 (NOTIFICATION OF REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION AND REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION), AND FERC–607 (REPORT ON DECISION OR ACTION ON REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) × (2) FERC–606 ............................. FERC–607 ............................. 6 1 1 1 6 1 4 hrs.; $316 ...... 1 hr.; $79 .......... 24 hrs.; $1,896 1 hr.; $79 .......... Total ................................ 7 .......................... 7 ........................... 25 hrs.; $1,975 This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of SmartestEnergy US 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 April 29, 2019. 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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by 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 estimates for cost per response are derived using the formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * 79.00 per hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the FERC average salary plus benefits of $164,820 per year (or $79.00/hour). These estimates were Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of information are 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 estimates of the burden and cost of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: April 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07420 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER19–1527–000] amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization: SmartestEnergy US LLC VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $316 79 .......................... clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: April 9, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07404 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP19–1109–000. Applicants: GenOn Wholesale Generation, LP, Entergy Mississippi, LLC. Description: Joint Petition for Limited Waivers of Capacity Release Regulations and Policies, et al. of GenOn Wholesale Generation, LP, et al. under RP19–1109. Filed Date: 4/3/19. Accession Number: 20190403–5112. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/15/19. updated in May 2018. This figure is being used because the staff thinks industry is similarly situated in terms of average hourly cost. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15209-15210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07420]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-8-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities Consolidated Comment 
Request; Extension (FERC-606 and FERC-607)

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-606, (Notification of Request for Federal 
Authorization and Requests for Further Information), and FERC-607, 
(Report on Decision or Action on Request for Federal Authorization) and 
submitting the information collections 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 8, 2019, the Commission 
published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19-8-000 
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 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902-
0241, 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. IC19-8-000, 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-606, Notification of Request for Federal Authorization 
and Requests for Further Information; FERC-607, Report on Decision or 
Action on Request for Federal Authorization.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0241.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of these information 
collection requirements for all collections described below with no 
changes to the current reporting requirements. Please note that each 
collection is distinct from the other.
    Abstract: FERC-606 requires agencies and officials responsible for 
issuing, conditioning, or denying requests for federal authorizations 
necessary for a proposed natural gas project to report to the 
Commission regarding the status of an authorization request. This 
reporting requirement is intended to allow agencies to assist the 
Commission to make better informed decisions in establishing due dates 
for agencies' decisions. FERC-607 requires agencies or officials to 
submit to the Commission a copy of a decision or action on a request 
for federal authorization and an accompanying index to the documents 
and materials relied on in reaching a conclusion.
    The information collections can neither be discontinued nor 
collected less frequently because of statutory requirements. The 
consequences of not collecting this information are that the Commission 
would be unable to fulfill its statutory mandate under the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 to:

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     Establish a schedule for agencies to review requests for 
federal authorizations required for a project, and
     Compile a record of each agency's decision, together with 
the record of the Commission's decision, to serve as a consolidated 
record for the purpose of appeal or review, including judicial review.
    Type of Respondent: Agencies with federal authorization 
responsibilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public 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 estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * 79.00 per hour = 
Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the 
FERC average salary plus benefits of $164,820 per year (or $79.00/
hour). These estimates were updated in May 2018. This figure is 
being used because the staff thinks industry is similarly situated 
in terms of average hourly cost.

FERC-606 (Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information), and FERC-607 (Report on Decision or Action on Request
                                                               for Federal Authorization)
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                                                    Annual number                                                 Total annual burden
                                     Number of       of responses    Total number of    Average burden hours &    hours & total annual       Cost per
                                    respondents     per respondent      responses         cost per response               cost           respondent  ($)
                                              (1)              (2)    (1) * (2) = (3)  (4)....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........  (5) / (1) x (2)
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FERC-606........................                6                1                  6  4 hrs.; $316...........  24 hrs.; $1,896........             $316
FERC-607........................                1                1                  1  1 hr.; $79.............  1 hr.; $79.............               79
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    Total.......................                7  ...............                  7  .......................  25 hrs.; $1,975........  ...............
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of 
information are 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 estimates of the 
burden and cost of the collections of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and 
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: April 9, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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