Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-915); Comment Request; Extension, 18013-18014 [2019-08559]

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Dated: April 23, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08555 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 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, 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– 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 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 The Commission later published a 30-day Notice on April 12, 2019, which was withdrawn on April 19, 2019. 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 29, 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18013 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 reporting burden and cost 2 (rounded) for the information collection as follows: 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 $33.00. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 18014 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices FERC–915, PUBLIC UTILITY MARKET-BASED RATE AUTHORIZATION HOLDERS—RECORDS RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FERC Requirement Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response Total annual burden hours & cost Annual cost per respondent ($) (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 $33.00 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. Dated: April 23, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL19–57–000] Constellation Power Source Generation, LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2019–08553 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests: Alabama Power Company BILLING CODE 6717–01–P On April 19, 2019, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL19–57– 000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2012), instituting an investigation into the continued justness and reasonableness of Constellation Power Source Generation, LLC’s rate for 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Dated: April 23, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [Project No. 2146–252] [FR Doc. 2019–08559 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 providing Reactive Supply and Voltage Control Service. Constellation Power Source Generation, LLC, 167 FERC ¶ 61,062 (2019). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL19–57–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Any interested person desiring to be heard in Docket No. EL19–57–000 must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.214 (2018), within 21 days of the date of issuance of the order. Jkt 247001 Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters. b. Project No: 2146–252. c. Date Filed: March 14, 2019. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Coosa River Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: Coosa River, in Etowah County, Alabama. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Justin Bearden, Shoreline Management, Alabama Power PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Company, 600 North 18th Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35203, (205) 257–6769, jbearden@southernco.com. i. FERC Contact: Shana High, (202) 502–8674. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: May 23, 2019. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2146–252. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Alabama Power Company requests Commission approval to permit The City of Southside to construct shoreline-based amenities associated with a riverfront development project. The following amenities are proposed within the project boundary: a boat ramp and fixed pier; four boat docks that would accommodate 24 watercraft each; a boardwalk that would accommodate 20 E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 82 (Monday, April 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18013-18014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08559]


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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, 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-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 later published a 30-day Notice on 
April 12, 2019, which was withdrawn on April 19, 2019. 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 29, 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 
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 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.

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                            FERC-915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders--Records Retention Requirements
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                                                Annual number of
      FERC Requirement            Number of       responses per    Total number of    Average burden & cost      Total annual burden     Annual cost per
                                 respondents       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 23, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-08559 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
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