Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-542); Comment Request, 29194-29195 [2019-13238]

Download as PDF 29194 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Notices clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 17, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13239 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–191–000] jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Bernville Compressor Units Replacement Project On April 18, 2019, Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (Texas Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–191– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon, construct, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities at its existing Bernville Compressor Station in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The proposed project is known as the Bernville Compressor Units Replacement Project (Project). On April 30, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA ................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 September 30, 2019. 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline. December 29, 2019. If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Texas Eastern proposes to replace two existing compressor units (one 22,000 horsepower [hp] and one 19,800 hp unit) with two new compressor units (one 26,000 hp and one 18,100 hp unit). Texas Eastern would install software controls to limit the total horsepower of the 26,000 hp compressor unit to 23,700 hp. Therefore, no additional compression would occur as a result of this Project. The replacement activities would require the use of additional temporary workspace beyond the existing facility boundary. Background On June 7, 2019 the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Bernville Compressor Unit Replacement Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Comments on the NOI should be received by the Commission in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 8, 2019. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–191), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: June 17, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13237 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–19–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–542); Comment Request 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 submitting its information collection FERC–542 (Pipeline Rates: Rate Tracking) 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 (4/10/2019) requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0070 (FERC–542), 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. IC19–19–000, 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Notices 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–542, Gas Pipelines Rates: Rate Tracking. OMB Control No.: 1902–0070. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–542 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The information collected by FERC–542 is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of Title IV of the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA), 15 U.S.C. 3301– 3432, and sections 4, 5, and 16 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (Pub. L.75–688) (15 U.S.C. 717–717w). These statutes allow the Commission to collect natural gas transmission cost information from interstate natural gas pipelines for the purpose of verifying that these costs, which are passed on to customers, are just and reasonable. Natural gas pipelines are required by the Commission to track their transportation costs to allow for the Commission’s review and, where appropriate, approve the pass-through of these costs to pipeline customers. 29195 FERC–542 accounts for costs involving: (1) Research, development, and deployment expenditures; (2) annual charge adjustments; and (3) periodic rate adjustments. FERC–542 filings may be submitted at any time or on a regularly scheduled basis in accordance with the pipeline company’s tariff. Filings may be either: (1) Accepted; (2) suspended and set for hearing; (3) minimal suspension; or (4) suspended for further review, such as technical conference or some other type of Commission action. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 154, 154.107, 154.4, 154.7, 154.201, and 154.401–154.403. Type of Respondents: Jurisdictional Natural Gas Pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the total burden and cost 2 for this information collection as follows: FERC–542 (GAS PIPELINE RATES: RATE TRACKING) FERC data collection 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 ($) (rounded) Cost ($) per respondent (rounded) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) FERC–542 ............................... 90 2 180 2 hrs; $158 ............ 360 hrs; $28,440 ... $316 Total ................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ................................ 360 hrs; $28,440 ... ........................ 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: June 13, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2019–13238 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 ‘‘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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–473–000; PF18–2–000] Equitrans, L.P.; Notice of Application Take notice that on May 31, 2019, Equitrans, L.P. (Equitrans), 2200 Energy Drive, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317, filed in Docket No. CP19–473–000 an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) requesting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate new facilities as part of its Tri-State Corridor Project. Specifically, Equitrans proposes to construct: (i) Approximately 16.7 miles of pipeline in Washington County, Pennsylvania and Brooke County, West Virginia; (ii) three new receipt interconnects in Washington County, Pennsylvania with Rover Pipeline LLC and two non-jurisdictional facilities; burden, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 2 FERC staff estimates that industry costs for salary plus benefits are similar to Commission PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (iii) a new delivery interconnect in Brooke County, West Virginia with the proposed power facility; and (iv) additional ancillary facilities. The TriState Corridor Project is designed to provide up to 140,000 dekatherms per day of east to west firm capacity on Equitrans’ proposed Tri-State Corridor System to deliver natural gas to a proposed power facility. Equitrans estimates the cost of the Tri-State Corridor Project to be $ 96,249,417, all as more fully described in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For costs. The cost figure is the FY2018 FERC average annual salary plus benefits ($164,820/year or $79/ hour). E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 120 (Friday, June 21, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-19-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-542); Comment 
Request

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 submitting its information collection FERC-542 (Pipeline 
Rates: Rate Tracking) 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 (4/10/2019) 
requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments 
and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0070 (FERC-542), 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. IC19-19-000, 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,

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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-542, Gas Pipelines Rates: Rate Tracking.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0070.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-542 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The information collected by FERC-542 is used by the 
Commission to implement the statutory provisions of Title IV of the 
Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA), 15 U.S.C. 3301-3432, and sections 4, 5, 
and 16 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (Pub. L.75-688) (15 U.S.C. 717-
717w). These statutes allow the Commission to collect natural gas 
transmission cost information from interstate natural gas pipelines for 
the purpose of verifying that these costs, which are passed on to 
customers, are just and reasonable.
    Natural gas pipelines are required by the Commission to track their 
transportation costs to allow for the Commission's review and, where 
appropriate, approve the pass-through of these costs to pipeline 
customers. FERC-542 accounts for costs involving: (1) Research, 
development, and deployment expenditures; (2) annual charge 
adjustments; and (3) periodic rate adjustments.
    FERC-542 filings may be submitted at any time or on a regularly 
scheduled basis in accordance with the pipeline company's tariff. 
Filings may be either: (1) Accepted; (2) suspended and set for hearing; 
(3) minimal suspension; or (4) suspended for further review, such as 
technical conference or some other type of Commission action.
    The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 154, 154.107, 154.4, 154.7, 
154.201, and 154.401-154.403.
    Type of Respondents: Jurisdictional Natural Gas Pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the total 
burden and cost \2\ for this information collection as follows:
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    \1\ ``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.
    \2\ FERC staff estimates that industry costs for salary plus 
benefits are similar to Commission costs. The cost figure is the 
FY2018 FERC average annual salary plus benefits ($164,820/year or 
$79/hour).

                                                      FERC-542 (Gas Pipeline Rates: Rate Tracking)
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                                                 Annual  number
                                    Number of     of  responses   Total number     Average burden  hours &    Total annual burden  hours   Cost ($) per
      FERC data collection         respondents         per        of responses        cost  per response       & total annual  cost ($)     respondent
                                                   respondent                                                          (rounded)             (rounded)
                                            (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)........................  (3) * (4) = (5)...........       (5) / (1)
                                                                            (3)
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FERC-542.......................              90               2             180  2 hrs; $158................  360 hrs; $28,440..........            $316
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    Total......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...........................  360 hrs; $28,440..........  ..............
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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: June 13, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
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