Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice, 49725-49726 [2019-20496]

Download as PDF 49725 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2019 / Notices transparency, promote competition, enhance confidence in the fairness of the markets, and provide a better means to detect and discourage discriminatory practices.’’ Since issuing Order No. 2001, the Commission has provided guidance and refined the reporting requirements, as necessary, to reflect changes in the Commission’s rules and regulations.2 The Commission also adopted an Electric Quarterly Report Data Dictionary, which provides in one document the definitions of certain terms and values used in filing EQR data.3 To increase transparency broadly across all wholesale markets subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction, the Commission issued Order No. 768 in 2012.4 Order No. 768 required market participants that are excluded from the Commission’s jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act section 205 (nonpublic utilities) and have more than a de minimis market presence to file EQRs with the Commission. In addition, Order No. 768 revised the EQR filing requirements to build upon the Commission’s prior improvements to the reporting requirements and further enhance the goals of providing greater price transparency, promoting competition, instilling confidence in the fairness of the markets, and providing a better means to detect and discourage anti-competitive, discriminatory, and manipulative practices. EQR information allows the public to assess supply and demand fundamentals and to price interstate wholesale market transactions. This, in turn, results in greater market confidence, lower transaction costs, and ultimately supports competitive markets. In addition, the data filed in the EQR strengthens the Commission’s ability to exercise its wholesale electric rate and electric power transmission oversight and enforcement responsibilities in accordance with the Federal Power Act. Without this information, the Commission would lack some of the data it needs to examine and approve or modify electric rates. Type of Respondent: Public utilities, and non-public utilities with more than a de minimis market presence. Estimate of Annual Burden: 5 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–920: ELECTRIC QUARTERLY REPORTS (EQR) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hrs. & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) 2,595 4 Dated: September 18, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–20515 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM98–1–000] Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications. Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of the communication, if written, or a 2 See, e.g., Revised Public Utility Filing Requirements for Electric Quarterly Reports, 124 FERC ¶ 61,244 (2008) (providing guidance on the filing of information on transmission capacity reassignments in EQRs); Notice of Electric Quarterly Reports Technical Conference, 73 FR 2477 (Jan. 15, 2008) (announcing a technical conference to discuss changes associated with the EQR Data Dictionary). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 10,380 18.1 hrs.; $1,448 ................................... summary of the substance of any oral communication. Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record communication, and may request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010. 3 Order No. 2001–G, 120 FERC ¶ 61,270 (2007). No. 768, 77 FR 61896 (Oct. 11, 2012), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,336 (2012). 5 ‘‘Burden’’ is the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection 4 Order PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 187,878 hrs.; $15,030,240 Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the decisional record of the proceeding, unless the communication was with a cooperating agency as described by 40 CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR 385.2201(e)(1)(v). The following is a list of off-therecord communications recently received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed are grouped by docket numbers in ascending order. These filings are available for electronic 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnline Support@ burden, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. The cost is based on FERC’s 2019 average FTE (full-time equivalent) cost (wages plus benefits) of $80.00/hour. The Commission staff believes the FERC FTE cost for wages plus benefits is representative of the corresponding cost for the industry respondents. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 49726 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2019 / Notices ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202)502–8659. Docket No. File date Prohibited: P–14227–003 ...................................................................... EL16–49–000 ...................................................................... EL18–178–000 CP18–548–000 .................................................................... Exempt: EL16–49–000 ...................................................................... EL18–178–000 P–14227–003 ...................................................................... Dated: September 17, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–20496 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. AD19–20–000 and ER02–2001– 000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Electric Quarterly Report Users Group Meeting and Electric Quarterly Reports; Notice of Electric Quarterly Report Users Group Meeting Take notice that on December 4, 2019 staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold an Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Users Group meeting. The meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) in Hearing Room 1 at 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. All interested persons are invited to attend. For those unable to attend in person, access to the meeting will be available via webcast. This meeting provides a forum for dialogue between Commission staff and EQR users to discuss potential improvements to the EQR program and the EQR filing process. Prior to the meeting, staff would like input on discussion topics. Individuals may suggest agenda topics for consideration by emailing EQRUsersGroup@ferc.gov. Please note that matters pending before the Commission and subject to ex parte limitations cannot be discussed at this meeting. An agenda of the meeting will be provided in a subsequent notice. Due to the nature of the discussion, those interested in participating are encouraged to attend in person. All interested persons (whether attending in person or via webcast) are asked to register http://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/ 1 Senators Charles Shumer, Richard Durbin, Thomas Carper, Christopher Coons, Benjamin VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Presenter or requester 8–28–2019 9–6–2019 South West Riverside County Fire Safe Council. Electric Power Supply Association. 9–10–2019 Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company. 8–29–2019 U.S. Senate. 1 9–10–2019 Assembly California Legislature. 2 registration/12-04-19-form.asp. There is no registration fee. Anyone with internet access can listen to the meeting by navigating to www.ferc.gov’s Calendar of Events, locating the EQR Users Group Meeting on the Calendar, and clicking on the link to the webcast. The webcast will allow persons to listen to the technical conference and they can email questions during the meeting to EQRUsersGroup@ferc.gov. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–502–8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about the EQR Users Group meeting, please contact Jeff Sanders of the Commission’s Office of Enforcement at (202) 502–6455, or send an email to EQRUsersGroup@ferc.gov. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG19–183–000. Applicants: Airport Solar LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Airport Solar LLC. Filed Date: 9/17/19. Accession Number: 20190917–5065. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/8/19. Docket Numbers: EG19–184–000. Applicants: Heart of Texas Wind, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Heart of Texas Wind, LLC. Filed Date: 9/17/19. Accession Number: 20190917–5069. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/8/19. Docket Numbers: EG19–185–000. Applicants: Isabella Wind, LLC. Description: Self-Certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Isabella Wind, LLC. Filed Date: 9/17/19. Accession Number: 20190917–5073. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/8/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER19–1928–002. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: 3290R2 Sholes Wind GIA—Amended Filing to be effective 4/25/2019. Filed Date: 9/16/19. Accession Number: 20190916–5132. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2446–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: 2019–09–17_SA 3332, Southern Indiana Gas & Electric-OSER 2nd Sub GIA (J783) to be effective 7/10/2019. Filed Date: 9/17/19. Accession Number: 20190917–5094. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2448–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., MidAmerican Energy Company. Description: Supplement to July 24, 2019, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. tariff filing (Replacement Tab C ? Revised Exhibit B). Filed Date: 9/16/19. Accession Number: 20190916–5182. Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Cory Booker, Sheldon Whitehouse, Brian Schatz, and Robert Casey Jr. 67. Dated: September 17, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 184 (Monday, September 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20496]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RM98-1-000]


Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice

    This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of 
the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications.
    Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission 
decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-
the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested 
proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of 
the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any 
oral communication.
    Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional 
file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the 
proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited 
communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the 
decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not 
be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a 
proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or 
contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record communication, and may 
request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and 
responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant 
such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any 
person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record 
communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the 
official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with 
Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010.
    Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the decisional 
record of the proceeding, unless the communication was with a 
cooperating agency as described by 40 CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR 
385.2201(e)(1)(v).
    The following is a list of off-the-record communications recently 
received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed 
are grouped by docket numbers in ascending order. These filings are 
available for electronic 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, please contact FERC Online Support at 
FERCOnline [email protected]

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    \1\ Senators Charles Shumer, Richard Durbin, Thomas Carper, 
Christopher Coons, Benjamin Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Cory Booker, 
Sheldon Whitehouse, Brian Schatz, and Robert Casey Jr.
    \2\ Assemblywoman, Melissa A. Melendez, District 67.

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                                                        Presenter or
            Docket No.                 File date          requester
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Prohibited:
    P-14227-003...................       8-28-2019  South West Riverside
                                                     County Fire Safe
                                                     Council.
    EL16-49-000...................        9-6-2019  Electric Power
                                                     Supply Association.
    EL18-178-000                                    ....................
    CP18-548-000..................       9-10-2019  Eastern Shore
                                                     Natural Gas
                                                     Company.
Exempt:
    EL16-49-000...................       8-29-2019  U.S. Senate. \1\
    EL18-178-000                                    ....................
    P-14227-003...................       9-10-2019  Assembly California
                                                     Legislature. \2\
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    Dated: September 17, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-20496 Filed 9-20-19; 8:45 am]
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