Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-551); Comment Request; Extension, 48137-48138 [2019-19750]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices Filed Date: 9/5/19. Accession Number: 20190905–5113. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/26/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2760–000. Applicants: Puget Sound Energy, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Attachment K Northern Grid Filing to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5035. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2761–000. Applicants: Cambria CoGen Company. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Termination of Reactive Supply Tariff to be effective 9/17/2019. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5058. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2762–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: NorthernGrid Attachment K to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5069. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2763–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: OATT Revised Attachment K— NorthernGrid Transm Planning Process to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5070. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2764–000. Applicants: Avista Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Avista Corp OATT Attachment K Revisions to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5076. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2765–000. Applicants: MATL LLP. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: NorthernGrid Attachment K to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5094. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2766–000. Applicants: Idaho Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Attachment K—NorthernGrid to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5121. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: Docket Numbers: ES19–51–000. Applicants: Louisville Gas & Electric Company. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Description: Application under Section 204 of the Federal Power Act for Authorization to Issue Securities of Louisville Gas and Electric Company. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5024. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Docket Numbers: ES19–52–000. Applicants: Kentucky Utilities Company. Description: Application under Section 204 of the Federal Power Act for Authorization to Issue Securities of Kentucky Utilities Company. Filed Date: 9/6/19. Accession Number: 20190906–5025. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/27/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following PURPA 210(m)(3) filings: Docket Numbers: QM19–4–000. Applicants: Southwestern Public Service Company. Description: Application to Terminate the Requirement to Enter Into New Contracts or Obligations with Qualifying Facilities of Southwestern Public Service Company. Filed Date: 9/5/19. Accession Number: 20190905–5117. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/3/19. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: September 6, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19739 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48137 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–25–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–551); 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC– 551, (Reporting of Flow Volume and Capacity by Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines). SUMMARY: Comments on the collection of information are due November 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–25–000) 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–551, Reporting of Flow Volume and Capacity by Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines. OMB Control No.: 1902–0243. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–551 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission is authorized to facilitate price DATES: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 48138 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices transparency in markets for the sale or transportation of physical natural gas in interstate commerce, having due regard for the public interest, the integrity of those markets, fair competition, and the protection of consumers. FERC–551 uses the information provided by pipelines as part of its overall implementation of the statutory provisions of sections 23 of the Natural Gas Act, 16 U.S.C. 717t–2. More specifically, the Commission relies, in part, on section 23(a)(1) of the Natural Gas Act, for authority to collect this information and uses the pipelines’ FERC–551 postings as part of fulfilling the transparency provisions of section 23(a)(1) of the Natural Gas Act. The data requirements for pipelines are in listed the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 284.13, reporting requirements for interstate pipelines. The Commission has directed that the data requirements under FERC–551 are to be posted on interstate pipelines’ websites and provided in downloadable file formats, in conformity with 18 CFR 284.12. The posting requirements are based on the Commission’s authority under section 23 of the NGA (as added by the Energy Policy Act of 2005), which provides, in relevant part, that the Commission may issue such rules as necessary and appropriate to provide for the dissemination of ‘‘information about the availability and prices of natural gas at wholesale and in interstate commerce . . . .’’ 1 This provision enhances the Commission’s authority to ensure confidence in the nation’s natural gas markets. The Commission’s marketoriented policies for the wholesale natural gas industry require that interested persons have broad confidence that reported market prices accurately reflect the interplay of legitimate market forces. Without confidence in the efficiency of price formation, the true value of transactions is very difficult to determine. Further, price transparency facilitates ensuring that jurisdictional prices are ‘‘just and reasonable.’’ 2 The posting of FERC–551 information occurs on a daily basis. The data must be available for download for not less than 90 days from the date of posting and must be retained by the pipeline for three years. The daily posting requirements for major non-interstate pipelines prescribed in the Commission’s Order No. 720 are no longer required. The number of respondents used to develop the burden estimates do not include any major non-interstate pipelines. Type of Respondents: Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the total public reporting burden and cost for this information collection as follows: FERC–551—REPORTING OF FLOW VOLUME AND CAPACITY BY INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS PIPELINES Number NGA of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 4 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Burden hour & cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 0.5 hours; $32.69 ....... 31,390 hrs.; $2,052,278.20 ......... FERC–551 ......... 172 365 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: September 5, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19750 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Section 23(a)(2) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717t– 2(a)(2) (2000 & Supp. V 2005). 2 See sections 4 and 5 of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717c and 717d. 3 Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 62,780 182.5 hrs. ; $11,931.85. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year PRA approval of Component 1 of the Employer Information Report (EEO–1). The EEOC intends to seek OMB approval to remove Component 1 from OMB control number 3046–0007 and to request its approval under a new control number. The EEOC does not intend to submit to OMB a request to renew Component 2 under OMB control number 3046–0007. The EEO–1 Component 1 collections for 2016, 2017, and 2018 under the 3046–0007 control number have been completed. However, the EEO–1 Component 2 collections for 2017 and 2018 are now underway under this same control number, and as discussed in National Women’s Law Center, et al. v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., Component 2 approval under control number 3046– 0007 will expire no later than April 5, 2021, by order of the court. The EEOC believes a new OMB control number for Component 1 that is separate from the current control number for the Component 2 collection will minimize confusion for EEO–1 filers. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before November 12, 2019. information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3. 4 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $65.38/hour = Average cost/ response. The figure includes wages plus benefits and comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes131111.htm data from May, 2017) using Management Analyst category code (13–1111) for wages and the Management, business, and financial occupational group (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ ecec.t04.htm) for benefits. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing Collection Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection—Request for new Control Number for a Currently Approved Collection: Employer Information Report (EEO–1) Component 1; Revision of Existing Approval for EEO–1 Component 2. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC19-25-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-551); 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved 
information collection, FERC-551, (Reporting of Flow Volume and 
Capacity by Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due November 12, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19-25-
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-551, Reporting of Flow Volume and Capacity by 
Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0243.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-551 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission is authorized to facilitate price

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transparency in markets for the sale or transportation of physical 
natural gas in interstate commerce, having due regard for the public 
interest, the integrity of those markets, fair competition, and the 
protection of consumers. FERC-551 uses the information provided by 
pipelines as part of its overall implementation of the statutory 
provisions of sections 23 of the Natural Gas Act, 16 U.S.C. 717t-2. 
More specifically, the Commission relies, in part, on section 23(a)(1) 
of the Natural Gas Act, for authority to collect this information and 
uses the pipelines' FERC-551 postings as part of fulfilling the 
transparency provisions of section 23(a)(1) of the Natural Gas Act. The 
data requirements for pipelines are in listed the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 284.13, reporting requirements for 
interstate pipelines. The Commission has directed that the data 
requirements under FERC-551 are to be posted on interstate pipelines' 
websites and provided in downloadable file formats, in conformity with 
18 CFR 284.12.
    The posting requirements are based on the Commission's authority 
under section 23 of the NGA (as added by the Energy Policy Act of 
2005), which provides, in relevant part, that the Commission may issue 
such rules as necessary and appropriate to provide for the 
dissemination of ``information about the availability and prices of 
natural gas at wholesale and in interstate commerce . . . .'' \1\ This 
provision enhances the Commission's authority to ensure confidence in 
the nation's natural gas markets. The Commission's market-oriented 
policies for the wholesale natural gas industry require that interested 
persons have broad confidence that reported market prices accurately 
reflect the interplay of legitimate market forces. Without confidence 
in the efficiency of price formation, the true value of transactions is 
very difficult to determine. Further, price transparency facilitates 
ensuring that jurisdictional prices are ``just and reasonable.'' \2\
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    \1\ Section 23(a)(2) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717t-2(a)(2) (2000 & 
Supp. V 2005).
    \2\ See sections 4 and 5 of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717c and 717d.
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    The posting of FERC-551 information occurs on a daily basis. The 
data must be available for download for not less than 90 days from the 
date of posting and must be retained by the pipeline for three years.
    The daily posting requirements for major non-interstate pipelines 
prescribed in the Commission's Order No. 720 are no longer required. 
The number of respondents used to develop the burden estimates do not 
include any major non-interstate pipelines.
    Type of Respondents: Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\ The Commission estimates the total 
public reporting burden and cost for this information collection as 
follows:
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    \3\ 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 CFR 1320.3.
    \4\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $65.38/hour = 
Average cost/response. The figure includes wages plus benefits and 
comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes131111.htm data from May, 2017) using Management Analyst 
category code (13-1111) for wages and the Management, business, and 
financial occupational group (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t04.htm) for benefits.

                                   FERC-551--Reporting of Flow Volume and Capacity by Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
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                                            Annual number                                                    Total annual burden
                            Number NGA of   of responses    Total number      Average burden & cost per      hours & total annual    Burden hour & cost
                             respondents   per respondent   of responses             response \4\                    cost            per respondent ($)
                                      (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)............................  (3) * (4) = (5)......  (5) / (1)
                                                                      (3)
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FERC-551.................             172             365          62,780  0.5 hours; $32.69..............  31,390 hrs.;           182.5 hrs. ;
                                                                                                             $2,052,278.20.         $11,931.85.
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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: September 5, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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