Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-577); Comment Request; Extension, 59374 [2019-23980]

Download as PDF 59374 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices Dated: October 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC20–2–000) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail: 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–577, Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance. OMB Control No.: 1902–0128. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2019–23984 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC20–2–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–577); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. 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 in information collection, FERC–577 (Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due January 3, 2020. SUMMARY: Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–577 with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–577 contains the Commission’s information collection pertaining to regulations which implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as the reporting requirements for landowner notifications. These requirements are contained in 18 CFR parts 2, 157, 284, and 380. The information to be submitted includes draft environmental material in accordance with the provisions of Part 380 of FERC’s regulations in order to implement the Commission’s procedures under NEPA. Without such information, the Commission would be unable to fulfill its statutory responsibilities under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), NEPA, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Specifically, these responsibilities include ensuring company activities remain consistent with the public interest, which is specified in the NGA and inherent in the other statutes. Type of Respondents: Companies proposing Natural Gas Projects under section 7 and Jurisdictional Gas Pipeline and Storage Companies. Estimate of Annual Burden.1 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden and cost 2 for the information collection as follows. FERC–577, NATURAL GAS FACILITIES: ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE Gas Pipeline Certificates 3 Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & average cost per response ($) (rounded) Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) (rounded) Cost per respondent ($) (rounded) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) = (6) ............... 101 16 1,616 312,725 hours; $25,018,007. 47,232 hours; $3,778,560. $247,703 23,616 193.518 hours; $15,481. 2 hours; $160 .... Landowners Notification 4 ................ 164 144 Total ......................................... ........................ ........................ 25,232 ............................ 359,957 hours; $28,796,567. ........................ 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 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 (for wages plus benefits), $80.00/hour is used. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 23,040 of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: October 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23980 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 3 Requirements are found in 18 CFR Parts 2, 157, and 380. 4 Requirements are found in 18 CFR 157(d), 157(f), 2.55(a), 2.55(b), 284.11, and 380.15. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC20-2-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-577); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

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 in information collection, FERC-577 (Natural 
Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due January 3, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC20-2-
000) by either of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.
     Mail: 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-577, Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and 
Compliance.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0128.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-577 with no 
changes to the current reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The FERC-577 contains the Commission's information 
collection pertaining to regulations which implement the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as the reporting requirements 
for landowner notifications. These requirements are contained in 18 CFR 
parts 2, 157, 284, and 380. The information to be submitted includes 
draft environmental material in accordance with the provisions of Part 
380 of FERC's regulations in order to implement the Commission's 
procedures under NEPA. Without such information, the Commission would 
be unable to fulfill its statutory responsibilities under the Natural 
Gas Act (NGA), NEPA, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Specifically, 
these responsibilities include ensuring company activities remain 
consistent with the public interest, which is specified in the NGA and 
inherent in the other statutes.
    Type of Respondents: Companies proposing Natural Gas Projects under 
section 7 and Jurisdictional Gas Pipeline and Storage Companies.
    Estimate of Annual Burden.\1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden and cost \2\ for the information collection as 
follows.
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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 (for wages plus 
benefits), $80.00/hour is used.
    \3\ Requirements are found in 18 CFR Parts 2, 157, and 380.
    \4\ Requirements are found in 18 CFR 157(d), 157(f), 2.55(a), 
2.55(b), 284.11, and 380.15.

                                          FERC-577, Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance
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                                                          Number of                    Average  burden hours  &    Total annual  burden      Cost per
                                          Number of    responses  per   Total  number      average  cost per      hours &  total annual     respondent
                                         respondents      respondent    of  responses   response ($)  (rounded)    cost ($)  (rounded)    ($)  (rounded)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........     (5) / (1) =
                                                                                  (3)                                                                (6)
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Gas Pipeline Certificates \3\........             101              16           1,616  193.518 hours; $15,481..  312,725 hours;                 $247,703
                                                                                                                  $25,018,007.
Landowners Notification \4\..........             164             144          23,616  2 hours; $160...........  47,232 hours;                    23,040
                                                                                                                  $3,778,560.
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    Total............................  ..............  ..............          25,232  ........................  359,957 hours;           ..............
                                                                                                                  $28,796,567.
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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: October 28, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-23980 Filed 11-1-19; 8:45 am]
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