Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-592); Comment Request, 18531-18532 [2019-08789]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 12635 (Mineville Project or project). The project would be located in a decommissioned subterranean mine complex 1 in the town of Moriah, Essex County, New York. No federal lands would be occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Commission’s regulations, Commission staff held public scoping meetings for the proposed Mineville Project on December 7, 2016, in Warrensburg, New York, and on December 8, 2016, in Port Henry, New York. Commission staff originally intended to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze project effects.2 However, during preparation of the EA and review of the project record, staff has determined that the Mineville Project may constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff now intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that addresses the licensing of the Mineville Project. A draft EIS will be issued and circulated for review by all interested parties. All comments filed on the draft EIS will be analyzed by the staff and considered in the final EIS. The staff’s conclusions and recommendations will be available for the Commission’s consideration in reaching its final licensing decision. The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Issue draft EIS .................... Draft EIS public meeting .... Comments on draft EIS due Commission issues final EIS. June 2019. July 2019. August 2019. February 2020. This notice informs all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns, that: (1) The Commission staff has decided to prepare an EIS addressing the licensing of the Mineville Project; and (2) the prior scoping conducted on this project by Commission staff and comments filed with the Commission on the application will be taken into account in the EIS. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Chris Millard (202) 1 The existing mine complex comprises the interconnected Old Bed Mine, Harmony Mine, and 21 Mine and pit. 2 See November 4, 2016, Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 502–8256 or christopher.millard@ ferc.gov. Dated: April 25, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08791 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–12–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–592); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC–592 (Standards of Conduct for Transmission Provider and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously published a Notice in the Federal Register on December 18, 2018 (83 FR 63818), requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0157, 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. IC19–12–000, 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:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18531 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, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Standards of Conduct for Transmission Provider and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines. OMB Control No.: 1902–0157. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–592 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information maintained and posted by the respondents to monitor the pipeline’s transportation, sales, and storage activities for its marketing affiliate to deter undue discrimination by pipeline companies in favor of their marketing affiliates. Non-affiliated shippers and other entities (e.g., state commissions) also use information to determine whether they have been harmed by affiliate preference and to prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of a complaint. 18 CFR Part 358 (Standards of Conduct) Respondents maintain and provide the information required by part 358 on their internet websites. When the Commission requires a pipeline to post information on its website following a disclosure of non-public information to its marketing affiliate, non-affiliated shippers obtain comparable access to the non-public transportation information, which allows them to compete with marketing affiliates on a more equal basis. 18 CFR 250.16, and the FERC–592 Log/ Format This form (log/format) provides the electronic formats for maintaining information on discounted transportation transactions and capacity allocation to support monitoring of activities of interstate pipeline marketing affiliates. Commission staff considers discounts given to shippers in litigated rate cases. Without this information collection: • The Commission would be unable to effectively monitor whether pipelines E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 18532 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices harmed by affiliate preference or prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of a complaint. Type of Respondents: Natural gas pipelines. are giving discriminatory preference to their marketing affiliates; and • non-affiliated shippers and state commissions and others would be unable to determine if they have been Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the annual reporting burden and cost for the information collection as: FERC–592—STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT FOR TRANSMISSION PROVIDERS MARKETING AFFILIATES OF INTERSTATE PIPELINES FERC 592 3 Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 116.62 hrs.; $9,212.98 ............... 9,913 hrs.; $783,127 .................. ................................. 85 1 The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Financial institutions interested in becoming an Approved Finance Provider (AFP) with EXIM must complete this application in order to obtain approval to make loans under EXIM insurance policies and/or enter into one or more Master Guarantee Agreements (MGA) with EXIM. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 31, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV (EIB 10–06) or by email to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20038, Attn: OMB 3048–0032. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: https://www.exim.gov/ sites/default/files/pub/pending/EIB1006.pdf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An AFP may participate in the Medium-Term Insurance, Bank Letter of Credit, and Financial Institution Buyer Credit programs as an insured lender, while AFPs approved for an MGA may apply for multiple loan or lease transactions to be guaranteed by EXIM. EXIM uses the information provided in the form and the supplemental information required to be submitted with the form to determine whether the lender qualifies to participate in its lender insurance and guarantee programs. The details are necessary to evaluate whether the lender has the capital to fund potential transactions, proper due diligence procedures, and the monitoring capacity to carry out transactions. Title and Form Number: EIB 10–06 Application for Approved Finance Provider. 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, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 2 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response $79.00/hour = Average cost/response. The figure is the 2018 FERC average hourly cost (for wages and benefits) of $79.00 (and an average annual salary of $164,820/year). Commission staff is using the FERC average salary because we 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 25, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08789 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EXPORT–IMPORT BANK [Public Notice 2019–3011] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 85 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $9,212.98 OMB Number: 3048–0032. Type of Review: Renew. Need and Use: The information collected will allow EXIM to determine compliance and content for transaction requests submitted to the Export-Import Bank under its insurance, guarantee, and direct loan programs. Affected Public: This form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. Annual Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 25 hours. Frequency of Reporting of Use: As required. Government Expenses: Reviewing time per year: 25 hours. Average Wages per Hour: $42.50. Average Cost per Year: $1,062.50 (time*wages). Benefits and Overhead: 20%. Total Government Cost: $1,275. Bassam Doughman, IT Specialist. [FR Doc. 2019–08808 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of a modified System of Records. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC, Commission, or Agency) has modified an existing SUMMARY: consider any reporting requirements completed in response to the FERC–592 to be compensated at rates similar to the work of FERC employees. 3 The requirements for this collection are contained in 18 CFR part 358 and 18 CFR part 250.16. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-12-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-592); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Comment request.

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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 submitting its information collection FERC-592 (Standards of 
Conduct for Transmission Provider and Marketing Affiliates of 
Interstate Pipelines) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review of the information collection requirements. Any interested 
person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of 
those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission 
previously published a Notice in the Federal Register on December 18, 
2018 (83 FR 63818), requesting public comments. The Commission received 
no comments and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 31, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0157, 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. IC19-12-000, 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], by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by fax at 
(202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Standards of Conduct for Transmission Provider and Marketing 
Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0157.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-592 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information maintained and posted 
by the respondents to monitor the pipeline's transportation, sales, and 
storage activities for its marketing affiliate to deter undue 
discrimination by pipeline companies in favor of their marketing 
affiliates. Non-affiliated shippers and other entities (e.g., state 
commissions) also use information to determine whether they have been 
harmed by affiliate preference and to prepare evidence for proceedings 
following the filing of a complaint.

18 CFR Part 358 (Standards of Conduct)

    Respondents maintain and provide the information required by part 
358 on their internet websites. When the Commission requires a pipeline 
to post information on its website following a disclosure of non-public 
information to its marketing affiliate, non-affiliated shippers obtain 
comparable access to the non-public transportation information, which 
allows them to compete with marketing affiliates on a more equal basis.

18 CFR 250.16, and the FERC-592 Log/Format

    This form (log/format) provides the electronic formats for 
maintaining information on discounted transportation transactions and 
capacity allocation to support monitoring of activities of interstate 
pipeline marketing affiliates. Commission staff considers discounts 
given to shippers in litigated rate cases.
    Without this information collection:
     The Commission would be unable to effectively monitor 
whether pipelines

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are giving discriminatory preference to their marketing affiliates; and
     non-affiliated shippers and state commissions and others 
would be unable to determine if they have been harmed by affiliate 
preference or prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of 
a complaint.
    Type of Respondents: Natural gas pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
reporting burden and cost for the information collection as:
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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, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.
    \2\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response $79.00/hour = 
Average cost/response. The figure is the 2018 FERC average hourly 
cost (for wages and benefits) of $79.00 (and an average annual 
salary of $164,820/year). Commission staff is using the FERC average 
salary because we consider any reporting requirements completed in 
response to the FERC-592 to be compensated at rates similar to the 
work of FERC employees.
    \3\ The requirements for this collection are contained in 18 CFR 
part 358 and 18 CFR part 250.16.

                         FERC-592--Standards for Conduct for Transmission Providers Marketing Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines
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                                                          Annual
                                                        number of                                                                              Cost per
                                           Number of    responses    Total number    Average burden & cost per    Total annual burden hours   respondent
                                          respondents      per       of responses           response \2\             & total annual cost         ($)
                                                        respondent
                                                  (1)          (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)........................  (3) * (4) = (5)...........    (5) / (1)
                                                                               (3)
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FERC 592 \3\............................           85            1              85  116.62 hrs.; $9,212.98.....  9,913 hrs.; $783,127......    $9,212.98
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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: April 25, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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