Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-511); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension, 45489-45490 [2019-18672]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2019 / Notices Accession Number: 20190819–5120. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/3/19. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by 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: August 20, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–18710 Filed 8–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. IC19–39–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–511); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension August 23, 2019. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collections 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 requirements and burden of the information collections described below. DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due October 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–39–000) by either of the following methods: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Aug 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 • 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. Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in your comments. 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: Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Please note the three collections are distinct. 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. Title: FERC–511, Transfer of Electric License. OMB Control No.: 1902–0069. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45489 requirements of FERC–511 to implement the statutory provisions of Sections 4(e) and 8 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).1 Section 4(e) authorizes the Commission to issue licenses for the construction, operation and maintenance of reservoirs, powerhouses, and transmission lines or other facilities necessary for the development and improvement of navigation and for the development, transmission, and utilization of power.2 Section 8 of the FPA provides that the voluntary transfer of any license is made only with the written approval of the Commission. Any successor to the licensee may assign the rights of the original licensee but is subject to all of the conditions of the license. The information filed with the Commission is a mandatory requirement contained in the format of a written application for transfer of license, executed jointly by the parties of the proposed transfer. The sale or merger of a licensed hydroelectric project may occasion the transfer of a license. The Commission’s staff uses the information collection to determine the qualifications of the proposed transferee to hold the license and to prepare the transfer of the license order. Approval by the Commission of transfer of a license is contingent upon the transfer of title to the properties under license, delivery of all license instruments, and evidence that such transfer is in the public interest. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 9. Type of Respondent: Hydropower Project Licensees. Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden and cost 3 for the information collection as: 1 16 U.S.C. 797(e) and 801. to facilities across, along, from, or in any of the streams or other bodies of water over which Congress has jurisdiction under its authority to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, or upon any part of public lands and reservations of the United States, or for the purpose of utilizing the surplus water or water power from any Government dam. 3 The FERC 2019 average salary plus benefits for one FERC full-time equivalent (FTE) is $167,091/ year (or $80.00/hour). Commission staff estimates that the industry’s skill set (wages and benefits) for completing and filing FERC–511 is comparable to the Commission’s skill set. 2 Refers E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 45490 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2019 / Notices FERC–511—TRANSFER OF ELECTRIC LICENSE Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hrs. & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Hydropower Project Licensees ................ 46 Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–18672 Filed 8–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–11–000] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Sabine Pass LNG, L.P.; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Third Berth Expansion Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Third Berth Expansion Project (Project), proposed by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. in the above-referenced docket. Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. requests authorization to construct and operate a third marine berth at the existing Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The Project would also include the addition of piping, pipe racks, utilities, and other infrastructure necessary to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the third berth. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Aug 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 1 46 The Project would consist of the following facilities in Cameron Parish, Louisiana: • A new marine berth to be dredged adjacent and southeast of the two existing marine berths along the Sabine Pass Channel; • additional two tugs to the existing dedicated tug fleet; • an LNG loading system consisting of a new platform, LNG loading and cooldown lines, and LNG loading arms (two liquid, one vapor, and one hybrid liquid/vapor); • two new 30-inch-diameter loading lines to transfer LNG to the Third Berth loading platform; • an LNG spill collection system to provide spill protection for the new LNG piping and equipment; and • appurtenant facilities including, the customs/security building, analyzer shelters, telecommunications systems, digital control systems upgrades, security fencing, cathodic protection systems, elevated fire monitor towers, and gangway with associated gangway hydraulic power unit and local control panel. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the Project area. The EA is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov), on the Environmental Documents page (https://www.ferc.gov/ industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). In addition, the EA may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on the FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp), click on General Search, and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–11). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40 hrs.; $3,200 1,840 hrs.; $147,000 $3,200 at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the EA’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on this project, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 23, 2019. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on eRegister. You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address. Be sure to reference the project docket number (CP19–11– 000) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 168 (Thursday, August 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. IC19-39-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-511); 
Consolidated Comment Request; Extension

August 23, 2019.
AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collections 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 requirements and burden of 
the information collections described below.

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due October 28, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19-39-
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.
    Please reference the specific collection number and/or title in 
your comments.
    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: 
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection 
requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the 
current reporting requirements. Please note the three collections are 
distinct.
    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.
    Title: FERC-511, Transfer of Electric License.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0069.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the 
requirements of FERC-511 to implement the statutory provisions of 
Sections 4(e) and 8 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).\1\ Section 4(e) 
authorizes the Commission to issue licenses for the construction, 
operation and maintenance of reservoirs, powerhouses, and transmission 
lines or other facilities necessary for the development and improvement 
of navigation and for the development, transmission, and utilization of 
power.\2\ Section 8 of the FPA provides that the voluntary transfer of 
any license is made only with the written approval of the Commission. 
Any successor to the licensee may assign the rights of the original 
licensee but is subject to all of the conditions of the license. The 
information filed with the Commission is a mandatory requirement 
contained in the format of a written application for transfer of 
license, executed jointly by the parties of the proposed transfer. The 
sale or merger of a licensed hydroelectric project may occasion the 
transfer of a license. The Commission's staff uses the information 
collection to determine the qualifications of the proposed transferee 
to hold the license and to prepare the transfer of the license order. 
Approval by the Commission of transfer of a license is contingent upon 
the transfer of title to the properties under license, delivery of all 
license instruments, and evidence that such transfer is in the public 
interest. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 9.
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 797(e) and 801.
    \2\ Refers to facilities across, along, from, or in any of the 
streams or other bodies of water over which Congress has 
jurisdiction under its authority to regulate commerce with foreign 
nations and among the several States, or upon any part of public 
lands and reservations of the United States, or for the purpose of 
utilizing the surplus water or water power from any Government dam.
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    Type of Respondent: Hydropower Project Licensees.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden and cost \3\ for the information collection as:
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    \3\ The FERC 2019 average salary plus benefits for one FERC 
full-time equivalent (FTE) is $167,091/year (or $80.00/hour). 
Commission staff estimates that the industry's skill set (wages and 
benefits) for completing and filing FERC-511 is comparable to the 
Commission's skill set.

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                                                                                                                           Total annual
                                                             Number of     Annual number   Total number   Average burden  burden hours &     Cost per
                                                            respondents    of responses    of responses     hrs. & cost    total annual   respondent ($)
                                                                          per respondent                   per response        cost
                                                                     (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =             (4)     (3) * (4) =       (5) / (1)
                                                                                                     (3)                             (5)
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Hydropower Project Licensees............................              46               1              46        40 hrs.;     1,840 hrs.;          $3,200
                                                                                                                  $3,200        $147,000
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Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-18672 Filed 8-28-19; 8:45 am]
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