Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725Z); Comment Request; Extension, 46946-46947 [2019-19270]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 46946 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Notices reservoir with a gross storage capacity of about 93,737 acre-feet at the normal maximum water surface elevation (NMWSE) of 300 feet; (6) an overflow spillway with a 15-foot-wide concrete approach apron, 300-foot-long ungated, ogee-type concrete structure, and a 77foot-long downstream concrete chute with concrete sidewalls; (7) a 1,200-footlong, unlined, rock channel that carries spill downstream to the Bear River; (8) a 22-foot-high, concrete, power intake tower with openings on three sides protected by steel trashracks; (9) a 760foot-long, 8-foot-diameter concrete tunnel through the left abutment of the main dam that conveys water from the power intake to the powerhouse; (10) a steel-reinforced, concrete powerhouse with a 6.8-megawatt, vertical-shaft, Francis-type turbine, which discharges to the Bear River at the base of the main dam; (11) a 25-foot-4-inch-high, concrete, vertical intake tower with openings on three sides protected by steel trashracks that receives water for the outlet works; (12) a 350-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter steel pipe that conveys water from the intake structure to a valve chamber for the outlet works; (13) a 400-foot-long, 7.5-foot-diameter concrete-lined horseshoe tunnel that connects to the valve chamber; (14) a 48-inch-diameter, outlet valve with a 500-cubic-feet-per-second release capacity at NMWSE on the downstream face of the main dam that discharges directly into the Bear River; (15) a switchyard adjacent to the powerhouse; (16) two recreation areas with campgrounds, day-use areas, boat ramps, restrooms, and sewage holding ponds; (17) a recreational water system that includes two pumps in the reservoir that deliver water to a treatment facility that is piped to a 60,000-gallon storage tank to supply water to recreation facilities. The estimated average annual generation (2010 to 2017) is 22,637 megawatthours. South Sutter Water District proposes to: (1) Raise the NMWSE of the project reservoir by 5 feet from an elevation of 300 feet to an elevation of 305 feet; (2) raise the existing spillway crest from an elevation of 300 feet to an elevation of 305 feet to accommodate the proposed pool raise; (3) replace and restore several recreation facilities; (4) add an existing 0.25-mile road as a primary project road to access the powerhouse and switchyard; and (5) modify the project boundary to account for the removal of the 1.9-mile-long transmission line from the license in 1991, corrections based on current project operation and maintenance, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 changes under the category of a contour 20 feet above the 300-feet NMWSE or proximity of 200-horizontal-feet from the 300-foot NMWSE. m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website 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 assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. 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, contact FERC Online Support. n. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST or MOTION TO INTERVENE; (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. o. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Deadline for Filing Motions to Intervene and Protests and Requests for Cooperating Agency Status—October 29, 2019 Commission issues Scoping Document 1—January 2020 Scoping Comments due—February 2020 Commission issues Request for Additional Information (if necessary)—March 2020 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission issues Scoping Document 2 (if necessary)—April 2020 Commission issues Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—April 2020 Commission issues EA, Draft EA, or Draft EIS—October 2020 Comments on EA, Draft EA, or Draft EIS due—November 2020 Commission issues Final EA or Final EIS—February 2021 Dated: August 30, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19275 Filed 9–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD19–6–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725Z); Comment Request; Extension 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 soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC– 725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO Reliability Standards) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On June 27, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. RD19–6– 000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments and is indicating that in the related submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902– 0276, 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. RD19–6–000, by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 46947 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Notices • 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–725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO Reliability Standards). OMB Control No.: 1902–0276. Type of Request: Revisions to the information collection, as discussed in Docket No. RD19–6–000. Abstract: On July 11, 2019, the Commission issued a Delegated Letter Order, Docket No. RD19–6–000, approving proposed Reliability Standard IRO–002–6 (Reliability Coordination, Monitoring and Analysis), the associated violation risk factors and violation severity levels, and implementation plan. The Reliability Standard was submitted in a joint petition dated May 30, 2019, by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). NERC and WECC stated that the proposed Reliability Standard IRO– 002–6 reflects the addition of a regional Variance containing additional requirements applicable to Reliability Coordinators providing service to entities in the Western Interconnection and none of the continent-wide requirements have been changed from currently effective Reliability Standard IRO–002–5.1 According to the approved implementation plan, the effective date for Reliability Standard IRO–002–6 is January 1, 2020. Type of Respondents: Reliability coordinators (RC) providing service to entities in the Western Interconnection. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the changes in the annual public reporting burden and cost 3 as follows. FERC–725Z—CHANGES DUE TO DOCKET NO. RD19–6–000 Number of respondents & type of entity 4 Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response ($) Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) ........................ ........................ ........................ no change ................. Information collection requirements Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (continuing in IRO–002–6 [formerly in IRO–002–5]) 5. no change. Increases, due to the Regional Variance of IRO–002–6 6 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Reporting (R2 & R3), in Yr. 1 ...................... Reporting (R2 & R3), in Yr. 2 & ongoing .... Total Increase to FERC–725Z in Year 1 ..... Total Increase to FERC–725Z in Year 2 and ongoing. 2 (RC) 2 (RC) ........................ ........................ 3 1 ........................ ........................ 6 2 ........................ ........................ 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 1 The burden related to continent-wide Reliability Standard IRO–002–5 (Reliability Coordination, Monitoring and Analysis) is included in FERC– 725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO Reliability Standards, OMB Control No. 1902– 0276). 2 Burden is defined 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, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 The hourly cost figures, for salary plus benefits, for the new standards are based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) information (at http://www.bls.gov/ oes/current/naics2_22.htm), as of May 2018, and benefits information for December 2018 (at https:// www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm). For salary plus benefits, for reporting requirements, an electrical engineer (code 17–2071) is $68.17/hour; for the recordkeeping requirements, an information and record clerk (code 43–4199) is $40.84/hour. 4 Our estimates are based on the joint petition which indicates at present, only one reliability coordinator, Peak Reliability, provides reliability coordinator services in the Western Interconnection. In July 2018, Peak Reliability announced that it would cease operations at the end of December 2019. Over the course of 2018 and 2019, several entities have indicated that they will seek certification to perform the reliability coordinator function for their respective footprints in the Western Interconnection. For the purposes of this information collection, the WECC RC VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 52 hrs.; $3,544.84 ..... 480 hrs.; $32,721.60 .................................... .................................... 312 960 312 960 hrs.; hrs.; hrs.; hrs.; $21,269.04. $65,443.20. $21,269.04. $65,443.20. of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: August 30, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19270 Filed 9–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 certification status was used to estimate the number of entities within the United States making significant progress to become certified Western Interconnection reliability coordinators. The certification progress chart and schedule are posted at the following link: https://www.wecc.org/ EventAnalysisSituationalAwareness/Pages/ Certification.aspx. 5 The reporting and recordkeeping requirements and the associated burden will continue in IRO– 002–6 (burden formerly included in IRO–002–5). The corresponding estimated burden for the 11 RCs continues to be 30 hours per response (or a total estimated burden of 330 hours). 6 The estimated burden is for the development phase and the ongoing effort to administer/ implement the variance requirements. E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46946-46947]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19270]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD19-6-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725Z); Comment 
Request; Extension

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 soliciting public comment on the currently approved 
information collection FERC-725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO 
Reliability Standards) and submitting the information collection to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person 
may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those 
comments to the Commission as explained below. On June 27, 2019, the 
Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. 
RD19-6-000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no 
public comments and is indicating that in the related submittal to OMB.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 7, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902-
0276, 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. RD19-6-000, by either of the following methods:

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     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-725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO Reliability 
Standards).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0276.
    Type of Request: Revisions to the information collection, as 
discussed in Docket No. RD19-6-000.
    Abstract: On July 11, 2019, the Commission issued a Delegated 
Letter Order, Docket No. RD19-6-000, approving proposed Reliability 
Standard IRO-002-6 (Reliability Coordination, Monitoring and Analysis), 
the associated violation risk factors and violation severity levels, 
and implementation plan. The Reliability Standard was submitted in a 
joint petition dated May 30, 2019, by the North American Electric 
Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating 
Council (WECC). NERC and WECC stated that the proposed Reliability 
Standard IRO-002-6 reflects the addition of a regional Variance 
containing additional requirements applicable to Reliability 
Coordinators providing service to entities in the Western 
Interconnection and none of the continent-wide requirements have been 
changed from currently effective Reliability Standard IRO-002-5.\1\ 
According to the approved implementation plan, the effective date for 
Reliability Standard IRO-002-6 is January 1, 2020.
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    \1\ The burden related to continent-wide Reliability Standard 
IRO-002-5 (Reliability Coordination, Monitoring and Analysis) is 
included in FERC-725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO 
Reliability Standards, OMB Control No. 1902-0276).
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    Type of Respondents: Reliability coordinators (RC) providing 
service to entities in the Western Interconnection.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ The Commission estimates the changes 
in the annual public reporting burden and cost \3\ as follows.
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    \2\ Burden is defined 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, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.
    \3\ The hourly cost figures, for salary plus benefits, for the 
new standards are based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 
information (at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm), as of 
May 2018, and benefits information for December 2018 (at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm). For salary plus benefits, 
for reporting requirements, an electrical engineer (code 17-2071) is 
$68.17/hour; for the recordkeeping requirements, an information and 
record clerk (code 43-4199) is $40.84/hour.

                                                     FERC-725Z--Changes Due to Docket No. RD19-6-000
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                                        Number of
                                      respondents &  Annual  number   Total number    Average burden hours & cost per      Total annual burden hours &
Information collection requirements  type of entity   of  responses   of responses              response ($)                  total annual cost ($)
                                           \4\       per respondent
                                                (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)..............................  (3) * (4) = (5)
                                                                                (3)
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Reporting and Recordkeeping          ..............  ..............  ..............  no change........................  no change.
 Requirements (continuing in IRO-
 002-6 [formerly in IRO-002-5]) \5\.
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                                                Increases, due to the Regional Variance of IRO-002-6 \6\
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Reporting (R2 & R3), in Yr. 1......          2 (RC)               3               6  52 hrs.; $3,544.84...............  312 hrs.; $21,269.04.
Reporting (R2 & R3), in Yr. 2 &              2 (RC)               1               2  480 hrs.; $32,721.60.............  960 hrs.; $65,443.20.
 ongoing.
Total Increase to FERC-725Z in Year  ..............  ..............  ..............  .................................  312 hrs.; $21,269.04.
 1.
Total Increase to FERC-725Z in Year  ..............  ..............  ..............  .................................  960 hrs.; $65,443.20.
 2 and ongoing.
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
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    \4\ Our estimates are based on the joint petition which 
indicates at present, only one reliability coordinator, Peak 
Reliability, provides reliability coordinator services in the 
Western Interconnection. In July 2018, Peak Reliability announced 
that it would cease operations at the end of December 2019. Over the 
course of 2018 and 2019, several entities have indicated that they 
will seek certification to perform the reliability coordinator 
function for their respective footprints in the Western 
Interconnection. For the purposes of this information collection, 
the WECC RC certification status was used to estimate the number of 
entities within the United States making significant progress to 
become certified Western Interconnection reliability coordinators. 
The certification progress chart and schedule are posted at the 
following link: https://www.wecc.org/EventAnalysisSituationalAwareness/Pages/Certification.aspx.
    \5\ The reporting and recordkeeping requirements and the 
associated burden will continue in IRO-002-6 (burden formerly 
included in IRO-002-5). The corresponding estimated burden for the 
11 RCs continues to be 30 hours per response (or a total estimated 
burden of 330 hours).
    \6\ The estimated burden is for the development phase and the 
ongoing effort to administer/implement the variance requirements.

    Dated: August 30, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-19270 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]
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