Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-556); Comment Request; Extension, 23557-23559 [2019-10599]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / Notices docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: May 16, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10685 Filed 5–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: May 16, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [Docket No. ER19–1872–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Tolna Power, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization 17:29 May 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP19–763–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Technical Conference Take notice that a technical conference will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), at a room to be designated, at the offices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. At the technical conference, the Commission Staff and the parties to the proceeding should be prepared to discuss all issues raised by the filing and set for technical conference by the Commission in its March 27, 2019 order, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 166 FERC ¶ 61,229. All interested persons are permitted to attend. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–502–8659 (TTY); or send a fax to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about this technical conference please contact Joseph Robichaud at (202)-502–8090 or joseph.robichaud@ferc.gov. Dated: May 15, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10597 Filed 5–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. Ic19–16–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc–556); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. 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– 556 (Certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility) 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 March 14, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19–16–000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments, as stated in the related submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due June 21, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902– 0075, 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. IC19–16–000, 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. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2019–10694 Filed 5–21–19; 8:45 am] This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Tolna Power, LLC’s application for marketbased 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 June 5, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. Sfmt 4703 23557 E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 23558 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / Notices 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–556, Certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility. OMB Control No.: 1902–0075. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–556 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Abstract: Form No. 556 is required to implement sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 1 (PURPA). FERC is authorized, under those sections, to encourage cogeneration and small power production and to prescribe such rules as necessary in order to carry out the statutory directives. A primary statutory objective is efficient use of energy resources and facilities by electric utilities. One means of achieving this goal is to encourage production of electric power by cogeneration facilities which make use of reject heat associated with commercial or industrial processes, and by small power production facilities which use other wastes and renewable resources. PURPA encourages the development of small power production facilities and cogeneration facilities that meet certain technical and corporate criteria through establishment of various regulatory benefits. Facilities that meet these criteria are called Qualifying Facilities (QFs). FERC’s regulations in 18 CFR part 292, as relevant here, specify: (a) The certification procedures which must be followed by owners or operators of small power production and cogeneration facilities; (b) the criteria which must be met; (c) the information which must be submitted to FERC in order to obtain qualifying status; and (d) the PURPA benefits which are available to QFs to encourage small power production and cogeneration. 18 CFR part 292 also exempts QFs from certain corporate, accounting, reporting, and rate regulation requirements of the Federal Power Act,2 certain state laws, and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005.3 Type of Respondents: Facilities that are self-certifying their status as a cogenerator or small power producer or that are submitting an application for FERC certification of their status as a cogenerator or small power producer. Estimate of Annual Burden: 4 The Commission estimates the burden and cost for this information collection as follows: FERC–556—CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFYING FACILITY STATUS FOR A SMALL POWER PRODUCTION OR COGENERATION FACILITY Facility type Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response 5 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost (rounded) Cost per respondent ($) (rounded) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Cogeneration Facility >1 MW 6. Self-certification ............. 63 1.25 78.75 1.5 hrs.; $118.5 .... 118.125 hrs.; $9,332 ........... $148 Cogeneration Facility >1 MW. Small Power Production Facility >1 MW. Small Power Production Facility >1 MW. Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facility ≤1 MW (Self-Certification) 7. Application for FERC certification. Self-certification ............. 1 1.25 1.25 50 hrs.; $3,950 ..... 62.5 hrs.; $4,938 ................. 4,938 2,698 1.25 3,372.5 1.5 hrs.; $118.5 .... 5,058.75 hrs.; $399,641 ...... 148 Total ........................ jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Filing type Number of respondents Application for FERC certification. Self-certification ............. 0 1.25 0 50 hrs.; $3,950 ..... 0 hrs.; $0 ............................. 0 692 1.25 865 1.5 hrs.; $118.5 .... 1,297.5 hrs.; $102,503 ........ 148 ........................................ 3,454 .................... 4,317.5 ............................... 6,536.875 hrs.; $516,413.13 The estimated burden in the Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on page 1 of the FERC Form 556 will be corrected to provide the current burden estimates (shown above). It will read ‘‘[t]he estimated burden for completing the FERC Form No. 556, including gathering and reporting information, is as follows: 1.5 hours for selfcertification of a small power production facility, 1.5 hours for selfcertifications of a cogeneration facility, 1 16 U.S.C. 796, 824a–3. U.S.C. 791, et seq. 3 42 U.S.C. 16, 451–63. 4 ‘‘Burden’’ is the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information 2 16 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 May 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 .................... 50 hours for an application for Commission certification of a small power production facility, and 50 hours for an application for Commission certification of a cogeneration facility.’’ The reporting requirements are not changing. 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. to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 5 The Commission staff believes that industry is similarly situated in terms of wages and benefits. Therefore, cost estimates are based on FERC’s 2018 average annual wage (and benefits) for a full-time employee of $164,820 (or $79.00/hour). 6 MW = megawatt. 7 Not required to file. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / Notices Dated: May 15, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10599 Filed 5–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14961–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Renewable Energy Aggregators; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On January 10, 2019, Renewable Energy Aggregators, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Eastern Industries Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new upper reservoir with a surface area of 62 acres and a storage capacity of 929.9 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 1,343 feet above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new rollercompacted concrete or rock-filled dam; (2) a new lower reservoir with a surface area of 22.3 acres and a total storage capacity of 1,337.9 acre-feet at a surface elevation of 1,057 feet msl; (3) a new 834-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 150-footlong, 50-foot-wide powerhouse containing one turbine-generator unit with a total rated capacity of 20 megawatts; (5) a new transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a nearby electric grid interconnection point with options to evaluate multiple grid interconnection locations; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 88,434 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle II, Renewable Energy Aggregators, 5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: 215–485–1708. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502–6736. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 May 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice.1 Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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–14961–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14961) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: May 15, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10596 Filed 5–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 23559 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. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 11, 2019. Dated: May 16, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10686 Filed 5–21–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. EF19–3–000] Western Area Power Administration; Notice of Filing Take notice that on May 10, 2019, Western Area Power Administration submitted tariff filing per: Extension of the Falcon and Amistad Projects’ Firm Power Formula Rate-Rate Order No. WAPA–186 to be effective April 1, 2019. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in 1 The Commission is issuing a second notice for this project because the first notice issued on March 8, 2019, did not correctly identify the county where the project would be located and some municipalities may not have been notified by the first notice. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG19–113–000. Applicants: Sage Draw Wind, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of EWG Status Sage Draw Wind, LLC. Filed Date: 5/16/19. Accession Number: 20190516–5009. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/6/19. Docket Numbers: EG19–114–000. Applicants: 231RC 8me LLC. E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 22, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. Ic19-16-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-556); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

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-556 (Certification of Qualifying Facility 
(QF) Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility) 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 March 14, 2019, the Commission 
published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19-16-000 
requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments, 
as stated in the related submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due June 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902-
0075, 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. IC19-16-000, 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.

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    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-556, Certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) Status 
for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0075.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-556 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.
    Abstract: Form No. 556 is required to implement sections 201 and 
210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 \1\ (PURPA). 
FERC is authorized, under those sections, to encourage cogeneration and 
small power production and to prescribe such rules as necessary in 
order to carry out the statutory directives.
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 796, 824a-3.
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    A primary statutory objective is efficient use of energy resources 
and facilities by electric utilities. One means of achieving this goal 
is to encourage production of electric power by cogeneration facilities 
which make use of reject heat associated with commercial or industrial 
processes, and by small power production facilities which use other 
wastes and renewable resources. PURPA encourages the development of 
small power production facilities and cogeneration facilities that meet 
certain technical and corporate criteria through establishment of 
various regulatory benefits. Facilities that meet these criteria are 
called Qualifying Facilities (QFs).
    FERC's regulations in 18 CFR part 292, as relevant here, specify: 
(a) The certification procedures which must be followed by owners or 
operators of small power production and cogeneration facilities; (b) 
the criteria which must be met; (c) the information which must be 
submitted to FERC in order to obtain qualifying status; and (d) the 
PURPA benefits which are available to QFs to encourage small power 
production and cogeneration.
    18 CFR part 292 also exempts QFs from certain corporate, 
accounting, reporting, and rate regulation requirements of the Federal 
Power Act,\2\ certain state laws, and the Public Utility Holding 
Company Act of 2005.\3\
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    \2\ 16 U.S.C. 791, et seq.
    \3\ 42 U.S.C. 16, 451-63.
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    Type of Respondents: Facilities that are self-certifying their 
status as a cogenerator or small power producer or that are submitting 
an application for FERC certification of their status as a cogenerator 
or small power producer.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \4\ The Commission estimates the burden 
and cost for this information collection as follows:
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    \4\ ``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 Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.

                       FERC-556--Certification of Qualifying Facility Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility
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                                                               Annual
                                                             number of                 Average burden hours                                    Cost per
        Facility type           Filing type     Number of    responses   Total number   & cost per response    Total annual burden hours &    respondent
                                               respondents      per      of responses           \5\            total annual cost (rounded)       ($)
                                                             respondent                                                                       (rounded)
                                                       (1)          (2)   (1) * (2) =  (4).................  (3) * (4) = (5)...............    (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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Cogeneration Facility >1 MW   Self-                     63         1.25         78.75  1.5 hrs.; $118.5....  118.125 hrs.; $9,332..........         $148
 \6\.                          certification.
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Cogeneration Facility >1 MW.  Application for            1         1.25          1.25  50 hrs.; $3,950.....  62.5 hrs.; $4,938.............        4,938
                               FERC
                               certification.
Small Power Production        Self-                  2,698         1.25       3,372.5  1.5 hrs.; $118.5....  5,058.75 hrs.; $399,641.......          148
 Facility >1 MW.               certification.
Small Power Production        Application for            0         1.25             0  50 hrs.; $3,950.....  0 hrs.; $0....................            0
 Facility >1 MW.               FERC
                               certification.
Cogeneration and Small Power  Self-                    692         1.25           865  1.5 hrs.; $118.5....  1,297.5 hrs.; $102,503........          148
 Production Facility <=1 MW    certification.
 (Self-Certification) \7\.
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    Total...................  ...............        3,454  ...........       4,317.5  ....................  6,536.875 hrs.; $516,413.13...  ...........
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    The estimated burden in the Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on page 
1 of the FERC Form 556 will be corrected to provide the current burden 
estimates (shown above). It will read ``[t]he estimated burden for 
completing the FERC Form No. 556, including gathering and reporting 
information, is as follows: 1.5 hours for self-certification of a small 
power production facility, 1.5 hours for self-certifications of a 
cogeneration facility, 50 hours for an application for Commission 
certification of a small power production facility, and 50 hours for an 
application for Commission certification of a cogeneration facility.'' 
The reporting requirements are not changing.
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    \5\ The Commission staff believes that industry is similarly 
situated in terms of wages and benefits. Therefore, cost estimates 
are based on FERC's 2018 average annual wage (and benefits) for a 
full-time employee of $164,820 (or $79.00/hour).
    \6\ MW = megawatt.
    \7\ Not required to file.
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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.


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    Dated: May 15, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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