Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-604); Comment Request; Extension, 46949-46950 [2019-19272]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Notices Filed Date: 8/30/19. Accession Number: 20190830–5144. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2719–000. Applicants: Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LL, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: MAIT submits OIA SA No. 4578 to be effective 10/29/2019. Filed Date: 8/30/19. Accession Number: 20190830–5178. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2720–000. Applicants: Kentucky Utilities Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Bardstown RS 185 Nicholasville RS 157 SEPA Amendment to be effective 12/1/ 2019. Filed Date: 8/30/19. Accession Number: 20190830–5179. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2721–000. Applicants: Virginia Electric and Power Company, The Potomac Edison Company, Monongahela Power Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. 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Accession Number: 20190830–5200. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2725–000. Applicants: Idaho Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 397—Scoville Use of Facilities VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Agreement between IPC, PAC, and DOE to be effective 10/29/2019. Filed Date: 8/30/19. Accession Number: 20190830–5254. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/20/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following public utility holding company filings: Docket Numbers: PH19–15–000. Applicants: PSP FL USA LLC. Description: PSP FL USA LLC submits FERC 65–A Exemption Notification. Filed Date: 8/29/19. Accession Number: 20190829–5162. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/19/19. 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 30, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2972–027] City of Woonsocket; Notice of Technical Meeting a. Date and Time of Meeting: September 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. b. Place: Telephone conference. c. FERC Contact: Patrick Crile at patrick.crile@ferc.gov, or (202) 502– 8042. d. Purpose of Meeting: As part of the relicensing of the Woonsocket Falls Project No. 2972 (project), Commission Staff is hosting a technical meeting to discuss: (1) The operation of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ (Corps) Woonsocket Falls Dam; (2) the effect of the Corps’ operation of the Woonsocket PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Falls Dam on environmental resources at the project; and (3) the status of the development of an operating plan and Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Woonsocket and the Corps regarding the hydropower project operation. e. A summary of the meeting will be prepared and filed in the Commission’s public file for the project. f. All local, state, and federal agencies, Indian tribes, and other interested parties are invited to participate by phone. Please call Patrick Crile at (202) 502–8042 by September 9, 2019, to RSVP and to receive specific instructions on how to participate in the meeting. Dated: August 30, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19271 Filed 9–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–46–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–604); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved requirements and burden of information collection, FERC–604 (Cash Management Agreements). DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due November 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–46–000) 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 SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2019–19273 Filed 9–5–19; 8:45 am] 46949 E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 46950 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Notices 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–604 (Cash Management Agreements). OMB Control No.: 1902–0267. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–604 with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: Cash management or ‘‘money pool’’ programs typically concentrate affiliates’ cash assets in joint accounts for the purpose of providing financial flexibility and lowering the cost of borrowing. In a 2001 investigation, FERC staff found that balances in cash management programs affecting FERC-regulated entities totaled approximately $16 billion. Additionally, other investigations revealed large transfers of funds amounting to more than $1 billion) between regulated pipeline affiliates and non-regulated parents whose financial conditions were precarious. The Commission found that these and other fund transfers and the enormous (mostly unregulated) pools of money in cash management programs could detrimentally affect regulated rates. To protect customers and promote transparency, the Commission issued Order 634–A (2003) requiring entities to formalize in writing and file with the Commission their cash management agreements. At that time, the Commission obtained OMB clearance for this new reporting requirement under the FERC–555 information collection (OMB Control No. 1902– 0098). Now, the Commission includes these reporting requirements for cash management agreements under the FERC–604 information collection (OMB Control No. 1902–0267). The Commission implemented these reporting requirements in 18 CFR parts 141.500, 260.400, and 357.5. Type of Respondents: Public utilities, natural gas companies, and oil pipeline companies. Estimate of Annual Burden.1 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–604, CASH MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & average cost 2 per response ($) Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) = (6) 1.5 hours; $120.00 ......... 52.5 hours; $4,200.00 ...... 35 ......................................... 1 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. Dated: August 30, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19272 Filed 9–5–19; 8:45 am] jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 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. See 5 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 35 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9046–6] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information 202– 564–5632 or https://www.epa.gov/nepa/ . Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 08/26/2019 Through 08/30/2019 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: https:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/ action/eis/search. EIS No. 20190212, Final Supplement, USFS, MT, Stonewall Vegetation, Review Period Ends: 10/07/2019, Contact: Allen Byrd 406–495–3903 1320 for additional information on the definition of information collection burden. 2 The Commission staff estimates that industry is similarly situated in terms of hourly cost (for wages PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $120.00 EIS No. 20190213, Final, USFWS, MT, National Bison Range Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Review Period Ends: 10/07/2019, Contact: Vanessa Fields 406–727– 7400, ext. 219 EIS No. 20190214, Draft, AZDOT, AZ, North-South Corridor Study Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Comment Period Ends: 10/ 29/2019, Contact: Katie Rodriguez 602–712–8858 EIS No. 20190215, Final, CTDOH, CT, Resilient Bridgeport, Review Period Ends: 10/07/2019, Contact: Rebecca French 860–270–8231 EIS No. 20190216, Final, USFWS, BLM, NV, Hycroft Mine Phase II Expansion Project, Review Period Ends: 10/07/ 2019, Contact: Taylor Grysen 775– 623–1500 EIS No. 20190217, Final, USFWS, TX, Authorization of Incidental Take and Implementation of the LCRA Transmission Services Corporation Habitat Conservation Plan, Review Period Ends: 10/07/2019, Contact: Adam Zerrenner 512–490–0057 plus benefits). Based on the Commission’s FY (Fiscal Year) 2019 average cost $167,091 (for wages plus benefits), $80.00/hour is used. E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-46-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-604); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission 
or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved 
requirements and burden of information collection, FERC-604 (Cash 
Management Agreements).

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due November 5, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19-46-
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

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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-604 (Cash Management Agreements).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0267.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-604 with no 
changes to the current reporting requirements.
    Abstract: Cash management or ``money pool'' programs typically 
concentrate affiliates' cash assets in joint accounts for the purpose 
of providing financial flexibility and lowering the cost of borrowing. 
In a 2001 investigation, FERC staff found that balances in cash 
management programs affecting FERC-regulated entities totaled 
approximately $16 billion. Additionally, other investigations revealed 
large transfers of funds amounting to more than $1 billion) between 
regulated pipeline affiliates and non-regulated parents whose financial 
conditions were precarious. The Commission found that these and other 
fund transfers and the enormous (mostly unregulated) pools of money in 
cash management programs could detrimentally affect regulated rates.
    To protect customers and promote transparency, the Commission 
issued Order 634-A (2003) requiring entities to formalize in writing 
and file with the Commission their cash management agreements. At that 
time, the Commission obtained OMB clearance for this new reporting 
requirement under the FERC-555 information collection (OMB Control No. 
1902-0098). Now, the Commission includes these reporting requirements 
for cash management agreements under the FERC-604 information 
collection (OMB Control No. 1902-0267). The Commission implemented 
these reporting requirements in 18 CFR parts 141.500, 260.400, and 
357.5.
    Type of Respondents: Public utilities, natural gas companies, and 
oil pipeline companies.
    Estimate of Annual Burden.1 The Commission estimates the 
annual public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \1\ 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. See 5 
CFR 1320 for additional information on the definition of information 
collection burden.
    \2\ The Commission staff estimates that industry is similarly 
situated in terms of hourly cost (for wages plus benefits). Based on 
the Commission's FY (Fiscal Year) 2019 average cost $167,091 (for 
wages plus benefits), $80.00/hour is used.

                                                          FERC-604, Cash Management Agreements
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                                   Number of
     Number of respondents       responses per   Total number of    Average burden hours & average  Total annual burden hours & total       Cost per
                                  respondent        responses         cost \2\ per response ($)              annual cost ($)             respondent ($)
(1)                                        (2)    (1) * (2) = (3)  (4)............................  (3) * (4) = (5)..................    (5) / (1) = (6)
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35............................               1                 35  1.5 hours; $120.00.............  52.5 hours; $4,200.00............            $120.00
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    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.

    Dated: August 30, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-19272 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]
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