Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516A); Comment Request; Extension, 46506-46508 [2019-19044]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 46506 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices Drawdown Plan required by Article 404 of the license. The licensee must lower the water surface elevation of the project’s 2,400-foot-long power canal by approximately 18 feet to complete turbine maintenance/repairs on several units currently out of service. The license proposes a drawdown rate of 1.0 feet per 24-hour with no more than 0.5 feet drop in any 8-hour period. The drawdown, repair and refill is estimated to span nine week. The licensee has consulted with the Wisconsin and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments: Anyone may submit comments in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. Any comments must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments must set forth their evidentiary basis. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: August 19, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19068 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–40–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–516A); 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– 516A, Small Generator Interconnection Agreements. SUMMARY: Comments on the collection of information are due November 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–40–000) 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, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–516A, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures. OMB Control No.: 1902–0203. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–516A information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: Under Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) the Commission is charged with ensuring just and reasonable electric transmission rates and charges as well as ensuring that jurisdictional providers do not subject any person to any undue prejudice or disadvantage. The lack of consistent and readily accessible terms and conditions for connecting resources to the grid led to a large number of disputes between jurisdictional transmission providers and small generators in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In response, the Commission directed transmission providers to include Commissionapproved, standard, pro-forma interconnection procedures (small generator interconnection procedures or SGIP) and a single uniformly applicable interconnection agreement (small generator interconnection agreement or SGIA) in their open-access transmission tariffs (OATTs). The requirement to create and file these documents was instituted August 2005 by Commission Order No. 2006 and is codified in 18 CFR 35.28(f). This requirement set and maintained a standard in OATTs for consistent consideration and processing of interconnection requests by transmission providers. Since the issuance of Order No. 2006, many aspects of the energy industry have changed including the growth of small generator interconnection requests and the growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. These changes have been driven, in part, by state renewable energy goals and policies. For example, approximately 3,300 MW of gridconnected PV capacity were installed in the U.S. in 2012 compared to 79 MW in 2005, the year Order No. 2006 was issued. In February 2012, pursuant to Sections 205 and 206 of the FPA and Rule 207 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures, and noting that the Commission encouraged stakeholders to submit proposed revisions to the regulations set forth in Order No. 2006, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a Petition to Initiate Rulemaking (Petition). The Petition requested the Commission revise the pro forma SGIA and SGIP set forth in Order No. 2006. SEIA asserted that the pro forma SGIP and SGIA as applied to small solar generation were no longer just and reasonable, had become unduly discriminatory, and presented unreasonable barriers to market entry. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices SEIA noted that its Petition would apply exclusively to solar electric generation due to its unique characteristics. In 2012 the Commission issued a Notice of Petition for Rulemaking in Docket No. RM12–10–000 and began a public process to explore SEIA’s Petition through the Commission’s formal notice and comment process as well as technical conferences. In November 2013, the Commission issued Order No. 792 to amend the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures and pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement. Order No. 792: (1) Incorporates provisions that provide an Interconnection Customer with the option of requesting from the Transmission Provider a pre-application report providing existing information about system conditions at a possible Point of Interconnection; (2) revised the 2 megawatt (MW) threshold for participation in the Fast Track Process included in section 2 of the pro forma SGIP; (3) revised the customer options meeting and the supplemental review following failure of the Fast Track screens so that the supplemental review is performed at the discretion of the Interconnection Customer and includes minimum load and other screens to determine if a Small Generating Facility may be interconnected safely and reliably; (4) revised the pro forma SGIP Facilities Study Agreement to allow the Interconnection Customer the opportunity to provide written comments to the Transmission Provider on the upgrades required for interconnection; (5) revised the pro 46507 forma SGIP and the pro forma SGIA to specifically include energy storage devices; and (6) clarified certain sections of the pro forma SGIP and the pro forma SGIA. With these modifications, the Commission concluded that the package of reforms adopted in Order No. 792 will reduce the time and cost to process small generator interconnection requests for Interconnection Customers and Transmission Providers, maintain reliability, increase energy supply, and remove barriers to the development of new energy resources. Type of Respondents: Jurisdictional transmission service providers. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–516A—STANDARDIZATION OF SMALL GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENTS AND PROCEDURES Requirements 2 Number of respondents annually Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 3 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Maintenance of Documents— Transmission Providers ........ 46 1 46 1 $84.38 46 $3,881 84.38 Filing of Agreements—Transmission Providers ................. 95 1 95 25 $2,109.50 2,375 $200,403 2,109.50 Pre-Application Report—Interconnection Customers 4 ....... 800 1 800 1 $84.38 800 $67,504 84.38 Pre-Application Report—Transmission Providers ................. 142 5.63 800 2.5 $210.95 2,000 $168,760 1,188.45 Supplemental Review—Interconnection Customers .......... 500 1 500 0.5 $42.19 250 $21,095 42.19 Supplemental Review—Transmission Providers ................. 142 3.52 500 20 $1,687.60 10,000 $843,800 5,942.25 Review of Required Upgrades—Interconnection Customers ............................ 250 1 250 1 $84.38 250 $21,095 84.38 Review of Required Upgrades—Transmission Providers .................................... 142 1.76 250 2 $168.76 500 $42,190 297.11 Total .................................. ........................ ........................ 3,241 ........................ 16,221 $1,368,728 ........................ 2 All requirements for transmission providers are mandatory. All requirements for interconnection customers are voluntary. estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $84.38 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. This figure is the average of the salary plus benefits for an attorney, electrical engineer, and administrative staff: Attorney (Occupation Code: 23–0000): $142.86/hour, Electrical Engineer (Occupation Code: 17–2071): $68.17/hour, Office and Administrative Support (Occupation Code: 43–0000): $42.11/hour. The wages are derived from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics at http://bls.gov/oes/current/ naics3_221000.htm and the benefits figure from http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm. 4 We assume each request for a pre-application report corresponds with one Interconnection Customer. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 3 The 1 The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 46508 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–19044 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER02–1695–000] Dated: August 28, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Cabazon Wind Partners, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization 19:08 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Fuel Filing Out of Cycle on 8–27–19 to be effective 10/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/27/19. Accession Number: 20190827–5054. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/9/19. 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 28, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19037 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–19040 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced Cabazon Wind Partners, 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EF19–6–000] Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP19–1060–002. Applicants: WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. Description: Compliance filing 2019 Correction Compliance Filing with Order 587–Y to be effective 8/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/27/19. Accession Number: 20190827–5063. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/9/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–1486–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate—BUG to Energy Plus 799755 to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 8/27/19. Accession Number: 20190827–5027. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/9/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–1487–000. Applicants: ETC Tiger Pipeline, LLC. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Western Area Power Administration; Notice of Filing Take notice that on August 20, 2019, Western Area Power Administration submitted tariff filing per: Rate Service for the Central Arizona Project Transmission Services—Western Area Power Administration-Rate Order No. WAPA–172 to be effective August 2, 2019. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in 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 E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 4, 2019)]
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[Pages 46506-46508]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-40-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516A); 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-516A, Small Generator Interconnection 
Agreements.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due November 4, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19-40-
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], telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 
273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-516A, Standardization of Small Generator 
Interconnection Agreements and Procedures.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0203.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-516A information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: Under Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 
the Commission is charged with ensuring just and reasonable electric 
transmission rates and charges as well as ensuring that jurisdictional 
providers do not subject any person to any undue prejudice or 
disadvantage.
    The lack of consistent and readily accessible terms and conditions 
for connecting resources to the grid led to a large number of disputes 
between jurisdictional transmission providers and small generators in 
the late 1990s and early 2000s. In response, the Commission directed 
transmission providers to include Commission-approved, standard, pro-
forma interconnection procedures (small generator interconnection 
procedures or SGIP) and a single uniformly applicable interconnection 
agreement (small generator interconnection agreement or SGIA) in their 
open-access transmission tariffs (OATTs). The requirement to create and 
file these documents was instituted August 2005 by Commission Order No. 
2006 and is codified in 18 CFR 35.28(f). This requirement set and 
maintained a standard in OATTs for consistent consideration and 
processing of interconnection requests by transmission providers.
    Since the issuance of Order No. 2006, many aspects of the energy 
industry have changed including the growth of small generator 
interconnection requests and the growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) 
installations. These changes have been driven, in part, by state 
renewable energy goals and policies. For example, approximately 3,300 
MW of grid-connected PV capacity were installed in the U.S. in 2012 
compared to 79 MW in 2005, the year Order No. 2006 was issued.
    In February 2012, pursuant to Sections 205 and 206 of the FPA and 
Rule 207 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures, and 
noting that the Commission encouraged stakeholders to submit proposed 
revisions to the regulations set forth in Order No. 2006, the Solar 
Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a Petition to Initiate 
Rulemaking (Petition). The Petition requested the Commission revise the 
pro forma SGIA and SGIP set forth in Order No. 2006. SEIA asserted that 
the pro forma SGIP and SGIA as applied to small solar generation were 
no longer just and reasonable, had become unduly discriminatory, and 
presented unreasonable barriers to market entry.

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SEIA noted that its Petition would apply exclusively to solar electric 
generation due to its unique characteristics.
    In 2012 the Commission issued a Notice of Petition for Rulemaking 
in Docket No. RM12-10-000 and began a public process to explore SEIA's 
Petition through the Commission's formal notice and comment process as 
well as technical conferences.
    In November 2013, the Commission issued Order No. 792 to amend the 
pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures and pro forma 
Small Generator Interconnection Agreement.
    Order No. 792: (1) Incorporates provisions that provide an 
Interconnection Customer with the option of requesting from the 
Transmission Provider a pre-application report providing existing 
information about system conditions at a possible Point of 
Interconnection; (2) revised the 2 megawatt (MW) threshold for 
participation in the Fast Track Process included in section 2 of the 
pro forma SGIP; (3) revised the customer options meeting and the 
supplemental review following failure of the Fast Track screens so that 
the supplemental review is performed at the discretion of the 
Interconnection Customer and includes minimum load and other screens to 
determine if a Small Generating Facility may be interconnected safely 
and reliably; (4) revised the pro forma SGIP Facilities Study Agreement 
to allow the Interconnection Customer the opportunity to provide 
written comments to the Transmission Provider on the upgrades required 
for interconnection; (5) revised the pro forma SGIP and the pro forma 
SGIA to specifically include energy storage devices; and (6) clarified 
certain sections of the pro forma SGIP and the pro forma SGIA.
    With these modifications, the Commission concluded that the package 
of reforms adopted in Order No. 792 will reduce the time and cost to 
process small generator interconnection requests for Interconnection 
Customers and Transmission Providers, maintain reliability, increase 
energy supply, and remove barriers to the development of new energy 
resources.
    Type of Respondents: Jurisdictional transmission service providers.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \1\ The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, 
retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal 
agency. For further explanation of what is included in the 
information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal 
Regulations 1320.3.

                                 FERC-516A--Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures
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                                                    Number of     Annual number                  Average burden    Total annual burden
                Requirements \2\                   respondents    of responses    Total number     & cost per      hours & total annual      Cost per
                                                    annually     per respondent   of responses    response \3\             cost           respondent ($)
                                                            (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =             (4)          (3) * (4) = (5)       (5) / (1)
                                                                                            (3)
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Maintenance of Documents--Transmission                       46               1              46               1                       46           84.38
 Providers.....................................                                                          $84.38                   $3,881
Filing of Agreements--Transmission Providers...              95               1              95              25                    2,375        2,109.50
                                                                                                      $2,109.50                 $200,403
Pre-Application Report--Interconnection                     800               1             800               1                      800           84.38
 Customers \4\.................................                                                          $84.38                  $67,504
Pre-Application Report--Transmission Providers.             142            5.63             800             2.5                    2,000        1,188.45
                                                                                                        $210.95                 $168,760
Supplemental Review--Interconnection Customers.             500               1             500             0.5                      250           42.19
                                                                                                         $42.19                  $21,095
Supplemental Review--Transmission Providers....             142            3.52             500              20                   10,000        5,942.25
                                                                                                      $1,687.60                 $843,800
Review of Required Upgrades--Interconnection                250               1             250               1                      250           84.38
 Customers.....................................                                                          $84.38                  $21,095
Review of Required Upgrades--Transmission                   142            1.76             250               2                      500          297.11
 Providers.....................................                                                         $168.76                  $42,190
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    Total......................................  ..............  ..............           3,241  ..............                   16,221  ..............
                                                                                                                              $1,368,728
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\2\ All requirements for transmission providers are mandatory. All requirements for interconnection customers are voluntary.
\3\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $84.38 per Hour = Average Cost per
  Response. This figure is the average of the salary plus benefits for an attorney, electrical engineer, and administrative staff: Attorney (Occupation
  Code: 23-0000): $142.86/hour, Electrical Engineer (Occupation Code: 17-2071): $68.17/hour, Office and Administrative Support (Occupation Code: 43-
  0000): $42.11/hour. The wages are derived from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics at http://bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_221000.htm and the benefits
  figure from http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm.
\4\ We assume each request for a pre-application report corresponds with one Interconnection Customer.


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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.
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