Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 580) Comment Request; Extension, 52080-52081 [2019-21337]

Download as PDF 52080 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; (4) Purpose: To collect information on the status of grantee activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 57; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 513; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1140; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 0. Statutory Authority: Title 42, Chapter 81, Subchapter III, Part A of the United States Code (U.S.C.), (42 U.S.C. 6867(a)). Issued in Washington, DC, September 12, 2019. AnnaMaria Garcia, Director, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2019–21296 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–45–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 580) Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 information collection, FERC Form 580 (Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices Pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal Power Act). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–45–000) 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 Form 580, (Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices Pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal Power Act). OMB Control No.: 1902–0137. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form 580 with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission collects FERC Form 580 information every other year as required under Section 205(f)(2) of the FPA as amended by Section 208 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). The Commission uses the information collected through the FERC Form 580 interrogatory to review utility purchase and cost recovery practices through automatic adjustment clauses (AACs) in order to ensure efficient use of resources.1 The Commission uses the information to evaluate costs in individual rate filings and to supplement periodic utility audits. The public also uses the information in this manner. Without the FERC Form 580 interrogatory, the Commission would not have the requisite information available to conduct the necessary review the FPA mandates. Type of Respondents: The filing must be submitted by all FERC-jurisdictional utilities owning and/or operating at least one steam-electric generating station of 50 MW or greater capacity or having a majority ownership interest in a jointly-owned steam-electric generating station of at least 50 MW. A jurisdictional utility without a costbased tariff on file with the Commission is not required to file the form. Estimate of Annual Burden.2 The Commission estimates the annual 3 public reporting burden and cost 4 for the information collection as: FERC FORM 580 (INTERROGATORY ON FUEL AND ENERGY PURCHASE PRACTICES PURSUANT TO SECTION 205 OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Annual cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Respondents with FACs 5. Respondents with AACs, but no FACs. Respondents with no AACs nor FACs. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Total ...................... 29 0.5 14.5 103 hrs.; $8,240 ... 1,493.5 hrs.; $119,480.00 .. $4,120.00 9 0.5 4.5 20 hrs.; $1,600 ..... 90 hrs.; $7,200.00 .............. 800 28 0.5 14 2 hrs.; $160 .......... 28 hrs.; $2,240.00 .............. 80.00 ........................ ........................ 33 .............................. 1,611.5 hrs.; $128,920.00 .. ........................ 1 By using the data in FERC Form 580, the Commission is able to review utility purchase and cost recovery practices and ensure the resources are in compliance with Commission regulations in 18 CFR 35.14 2 Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. 3 The FERC Form 580 interrogatory is conducted every two years. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 2019 FERC average salary plus benefits of $167,091/year (or $80.00/hour). Commission staff finds that the work done on this information collection is typically done by wage categories like those at FERC. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection 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 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 25, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21337 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 7686–004] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Big Wood Canal Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Amendment of Conduit Exemption. b. Project No.: 7686–004. c. Date Filed: August 22, 2019. d. Applicant: Big Wood Canal Company. e. Name of Project: Jim Knight Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the South Gooding Main Canal in Gooding County, near Gooding, Idaho. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Nicholas E. Josten, GeoSense LLC, 2742 Saint Charles Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83404, (208) 528–6152. i. FERC Contact: Linda Stewart, (202) 502–8184, linda.stewart@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe 5 Fuel Adjustment Clause (FAC) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 specified in 18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is shortened to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–7686–004. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, it must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Big Wood Canal Company (exemptee) proposes to construct a new powerhouse and remove the existing powerhouse. Specifically, the exemptee proposes to construct a new intake structure and a new powerhouse containing a single 475-kilowatt (kW) turbine generating unit. These project features would be located immediately downstream of the existing powerhouse. The exemptee also proposes to remove the existing intake structure and the existing powerhouse, which contains three turbine generating units with a total installed capacity of 289 kW. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 52081 P–7686, 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. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. n. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (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. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 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 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: September 25, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21328 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52080-52081]
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. IC19-45-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 580) 
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 
information collection, FERC Form 580 (Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy 
Purchase Practices Pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal Power Act).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 2, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19-45-
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 Form 580, (Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase 
Practices Pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal Power Act).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0137.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form 580 with no 
changes to the current reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission collects FERC Form 580 information every 
other year as required under Section 205(f)(2) of the FPA as amended by 
Section 208 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 
(PURPA). The Commission uses the information collected through the FERC 
Form 580 interrogatory to review utility purchase and cost recovery 
practices through automatic adjustment clauses (AACs) in order to 
ensure efficient use of resources.\1\ The Commission uses the 
information to evaluate costs in individual rate filings and to 
supplement periodic utility audits. The public also uses the 
information in this manner. Without the FERC Form 580 interrogatory, 
the Commission would not have the requisite information available to 
conduct the necessary review the FPA mandates.
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    \1\ By using the data in FERC Form 580, the Commission is able 
to review utility purchase and cost recovery practices and ensure 
the resources are in compliance with Commission regulations in 18 
CFR 35.14
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    Type of Respondents: The filing must be submitted by all FERC-
jurisdictional utilities owning and/or operating at least one steam-
electric generating station of 50 MW or greater capacity or having a 
majority ownership interest in a jointly-owned steam-electric 
generating station of at least 50 MW. A jurisdictional utility without 
a cost-based tariff on file with the Commission is not required to file 
the form.
    Estimate of Annual Burden.\2\ The Commission estimates the annual 
\3\ public reporting burden and cost \4\ for the information collection 
as:
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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. See 5 
CFR 1320 for additional information on the definition of information 
collection burden.
    \3\ The FERC Form 580 interrogatory is conducted every two 
years.
    \4\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
2019 FERC average salary plus benefits of $167,091/year (or $80.00/
hour). Commission staff finds that the work done on this information 
collection is typically done by wage categories like those at FERC.

                  FERC Form 580 (Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices Pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal Power Act)
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                                               Annual  number                                                                              Annual  cost
                                  Number of     of  responses   Total number     Average burden and      Total annual burden hours and          per
                                 respondents         per        of responses     cost per  response            total annual cost            respondent
                                                 respondent                                                                                     ($)
                                          (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)...................  (3) * (4) = (5)..................       (5) / (1)
                                                                          (3)
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Respondents with FACs \5\....              29             0.5            14.5  103 hrs.; $8,240......  1,493.5 hrs.; $119,480.00........       $4,120.00
Respondents with AACs, but no               9             0.5             4.5  20 hrs.; $1,600.......  90 hrs.; $7,200.00...............             800
 FACs.
Respondents with no AACs nor               28             0.5              14  2 hrs.; $160..........  28 hrs.; $2,240.00...............           80.00
 FACs.
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    Total....................  ..............  ..............              33  ......................  1,611.5 hrs.; $128,920.00........  ..............
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection 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 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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    \5\ Fuel Adjustment Clause (FAC)

    Dated: September 25, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21337 Filed 9-30-19; 8:45 am]
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