Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-555); Comment Request, 46509-46511 [2019-19043]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices 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 September 19, 2019. Dated: August 28, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19038 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER01–2742–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Rock River I, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced Rock River I, LLC’s application for market-based 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is September 4, 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 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. Dated: August 28, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19039 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–28–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–555); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. 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–729 (Electric Transmission Facilities) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46509 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 June 27, 2019, 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 October 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0098, 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. IC19–28–000, 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, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–555 (Preservation of Records for Public Utilities and Licensees, Natural Gas and Oil Pipeline Companies). OMB Control No.: 1902–0098. Abstract: The Commission collects the information under the requirements of FERC–555 (Records Retention Requirements) to carry out its responsibilities in implementing the statutory provisions of Sections 301, 304 and 309 of the Federal Power Act (FPA),1 Sections 8, 10 and 16 of the 1 16 E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM U.S.C. 825, 825c and 825h. 04SEN1 46510 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices Natural Gas Act (NGA),2 and Section 20 of the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA).3 The regulations for preservation of records establish retention periods, necessary guidelines, and requirements for retention of applicable records. These requirements apply to the regulated public utilities, natural gas and oil pipeline companies subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Regulated entities use these records as the basis for required rate filings and reports to the Commission. Additionally, the Commission’s audit staff will use the records during compliance reviews. The Commission’s enforcement staff will also use the information during investigations. Finally, the Commission will use the records for special analyses when necessary. On January 8, 1999 the Commission issued AI99–2–000, an Accounting Issuance providing guidance on records storage media. More specifically, the Commission gave each jurisdictional company the flexibility to select its own storage media. The storage media selected must have a life expectancy equal to the applicable record period unless the quality of the data transferred from one media to another with no loss of data would exceed the record period. On January 27, 2000, the Commission issued a final rule amending its records retention regulations for public utilities and licensees as well as natural gas and oil pipeline companies. These changes included revising the general instructions, and shortening various records retention periods. The objective of the final rule was to reduce or eliminate burdensome and unnecessary regulatory requirements. The Commission is not making any additional changes to the record retention requirements specified under FERC–555. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR parts 125, 225, and 356. Type of Respondent: Electric utilities, natural gas pipelines, and oil pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: 4 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–555—PRESERVATION OF RECORDS FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES AND LICENSE, NATURAL GAS AND OIL PIPELINE COMPANIES Number of respondents (1) Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hrs. and cost per response 5 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) 509 .................... 1 509 Additional Background. Based on the data submitted by jurisdictional filers in 2010, we provide more detail regarding how we generated burden and cost estimates. We divided the entities into three size categories based on annual revenue reported on FERC’s financial forms (Form 1, Form 2/2A and Form 6).6 As indicated in the appendix, we only received useful responses from five entities: Three large, one medium, and 5,218.14 hrs.; $417,451 ................................ one small. Because of this very limited data, it should not be inferred that the average burden and cost indicated for each entity size are representative of the burden for all entities in that size category and industry. We performed the analysis in this way in order to come up with a better average to apply across all the industries. It should also be noted that it is difficult to compare across industries based on entity size. 2,656,034 hrs.; $212,482,720. For example, the first table below indicates that a large electric utility has an annual revenue more than ten times greater than a large gas pipeline. The first table shows the estimated size categories by industry, and the second table shows the burden and cost based on size (combining the 3 industries). Industry and size classification Annual revenue jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES ELECTRIC: Large ............................................................................................................................................................... Medium ........................................................................................................................................................... Small ............................................................................................................................................................... GAS: Large ............................................................................................................................................................... Medium ........................................................................................................................................................... Small ............................................................................................................................................................... OIL: Large ............................................................................................................................................................... Medium ........................................................................................................................................................... Small ............................................................................................................................................................... 2 15 U.S.C. 717–717w. U.S.C. 20. 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 3 49 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 burden, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 5 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $80/hour = Average cost/response. The figure is the 2019 FERC average hourly cost (for wages and benefits) of $80 (and an average annual PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 >$1.15 Billion. $310 Million to $1.15 Billion. <310 Million. >$100 Million. $10 Million to $100 Million. <$10 Million. >$50 Million. $5 Million to $50 Million. <$5 Million. salary of $167,091/year). Commission staff is using the FERC average salary because we consider any record retention requirements completed in response to the FERC–555 to be compensated at rates similar to the work of FERC employees. 6 The size thresholds are estimates based on staff judgment. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices Size Number of entities Average hours per entity Total burden hours 7 (1) (2) (1) * (2) Large .......................................................................................................................... Medium ...................................................................................................................... Small .......................................................................................................................... The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $212,482,720, which includes $127,433,401 for nonlabor record storage costs and $85,049,319 for employee costs. The average cost per respondent is $417,451, which includes $250,360 for non-labor record storage costs and $167,091 for employee costs. All of these cost figures are based on staff analysis of the data we received in 2019. 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: August 28, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19043 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC19–113–000. Applicants: Golden State Water Company. Description: Supplement to July 12, 2019 Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act [Revised Exhibit N] of Golden State Water Company. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5072. 7 Due to rounding during the analysis and calculations, the total in this column does not sum to the exact figure reported shown in the summary burden table. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 174 166 169 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: EC19–129–000. Applicants: Ambit Northeast, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, et al. of Ambit Northeast, LLC. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5139. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER19–1762–001. Applicants: Electric Energy, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: Compliance to 2019 Att M and Att N to be effective 4/30/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5063. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2150–001. Applicants: Shawville Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Shawville Power LLC Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5032. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2151–001. Applicants: New Castle Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: New Castle Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5033. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2152–001. Applicants: Brunot Island Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Brunot Island Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5035. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2153–001. Applicants: Gilbert Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Gilbert Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5036. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2154–001. Applicants: Sayreville Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Sayreville Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46511 11,475 2,371 1,571 1,996,658 393,619 265,572 Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5037. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2155–001. Applicants: Portland Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Portland Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5038. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2156–001. Applicants: Warren Generation, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Warren Generation Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5039. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2157–001. Applicants: Mountain Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Mountain Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5040. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2158–001. Applicants: Orrtanna Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Orrtanna Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5041. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2159–001. Applicants: Shawnee Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Shawnee Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5042. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2160–001. Applicants: Titus Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Titus Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5043. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2161–001. Applicants: Hamilton Power, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Hamilton Power Compliance Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/28/19. Accession Number: 20190828–5047. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-28-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-555); Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

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-729 (Electric 
Transmission Facilities) 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 June 27, 2019, 
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 October 4, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0098, 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. IC19-28-000, 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: FERC-555 (Preservation of Records for Public Utilities and 
Licensees, Natural Gas and Oil Pipeline Companies).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0098.
    Abstract: The Commission collects the information under the 
requirements of FERC-555 (Records Retention Requirements) to carry out 
its responsibilities in implementing the statutory provisions of 
Sections 301, 304 and 309 of the Federal Power Act (FPA),\1\ Sections 
8, 10 and 16 of the

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Natural Gas Act (NGA),\2\ and Section 20 of the Interstate Commerce Act 
(ICA).\3\
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 825, 825c and 825h.
    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 717-717w.
    \3\ 49 U.S.C. 20.
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    The regulations for preservation of records establish retention 
periods, necessary guidelines, and requirements for retention of 
applicable records. These requirements apply to the regulated public 
utilities, natural gas and oil pipeline companies subject to the 
Commission's jurisdiction. Regulated entities use these records as the 
basis for required rate filings and reports to the Commission. 
Additionally, the Commission's audit staff will use the records during 
compliance reviews. The Commission's enforcement staff will also use 
the information during investigations. Finally, the Commission will use 
the records for special analyses when necessary.
    On January 8, 1999 the Commission issued AI99-2-000, an Accounting 
Issuance providing guidance on records storage media. More 
specifically, the Commission gave each jurisdictional company the 
flexibility to select its own storage media. The storage media selected 
must have a life expectancy equal to the applicable record period 
unless the quality of the data transferred from one media to another 
with no loss of data would exceed the record period.
    On January 27, 2000, the Commission issued a final rule amending 
its records retention regulations for public utilities and licensees as 
well as natural gas and oil pipeline companies. These changes included 
revising the general instructions, and shortening various records 
retention periods. The objective of the final rule was to reduce or 
eliminate burdensome and unnecessary regulatory requirements.
    The Commission is not making any additional changes to the record 
retention requirements specified under FERC-555. The Commission 
implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) under 18 CFR parts 125, 225, and 356.
    Type of Respondent: Electric utilities, natural gas pipelines, and 
oil pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \4\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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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-555--Preservation of Records for Public Utilities and License, Natural Gas and Oil Pipeline Companies
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                               Annual  number
                                of responses    Total number    Average burden hrs. and    Total annual burden
    Number of respondents            per        of responses     cost per response \5\    hours and total annual
                                 respondent                                                        cost
 (1)                                      (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)
                                                          (3)
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509..........................               1             509  5,218.14 hrs.; $417,451.  2,656,034 hrs.;
                                                                                          $212,482,720.
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    Additional Background. Based on the data submitted by 
jurisdictional filers in 2010, we provide more detail regarding how we 
generated burden and cost estimates. We divided the entities into three 
size categories based on annual revenue reported on FERC's financial 
forms (Form 1, Form 2/2A and Form 6).\6\ As indicated in the appendix, 
we only received useful responses from five entities: Three large, one 
medium, and one small. Because of this very limited data, it should not 
be inferred that the average burden and cost indicated for each entity 
size are representative of the burden for all entities in that size 
category and industry. We performed the analysis in this way in order 
to come up with a better average to apply across all the industries. It 
should also be noted that it is difficult to compare across industries 
based on entity size. For example, the first table below indicates that 
a large electric utility has an annual revenue more than ten times 
greater than a large gas pipeline.
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    \5\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $80/hour = 
Average cost/response. The figure is the 2019 FERC average hourly 
cost (for wages and benefits) of $80 (and an average annual salary 
of $167,091/year). Commission staff is using the FERC average salary 
because we consider any record retention requirements completed in 
response to the FERC-555 to be compensated at rates similar to the 
work of FERC employees.
    \6\ The size thresholds are estimates based on staff judgment.
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    The first table shows the estimated size categories by industry, 
and the second table shows the burden and cost based on size (combining 
the 3 industries).

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      Industry and size
        classification                       Annual revenue
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ELECTRIC:
    Large....................  >$1.15 Billion.
    Medium...................  $310 Million to $1.15 Billion.
    Small....................  <310 Million.
GAS:
    Large....................  >$100 Million.
    Medium...................  $10 Million to $100 Million.
    Small....................  <$10 Million.
OIL:
    Large....................  >$50 Million.
    Medium...................  $5 Million to $50 Million.
    Small....................  <$5 Million.
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                                                             Number of      Average hours per     Total burden
                          Size                                entities            entity           hours \7\
                                                                       (1)                (2)          (1) * (2)
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Large..................................................                174             11,475          1,996,658
Medium.................................................                166              2,371            393,619
Small..................................................                169              1,571            265,572
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    The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is 
$212,482,720, which includes $127,433,401 for non-labor record storage 
costs and $85,049,319 for employee costs. The average cost per 
respondent is $417,451, which includes $250,360 for non-labor record 
storage costs and $167,091 for employee costs. All of these cost 
figures are based on staff analysis of the data we received in 2019.
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    \7\ Due to rounding during the analysis and calculations, the 
total in this column does not sum to the exact figure reported shown 
in the summary burden table.
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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: August 28, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-19043 Filed 9-3-19; 8:45 am]
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