Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-511); Comment Request; Extension, 62525-62526 [2019-24768]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices project at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. Teleconferencing capability will be provided for those who cannot attend the meeting in person. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Homewood Suites, 101 W. 48th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503. Phone: (907) 762–7000. Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Homewood Suites, 101 W. 48th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503. Phone: (907) 762–7000. Please notify Julia Kolberg at (202) 502–8261 or Julia.kolberg@ferc.gov on or before December 4, 2019, if you plan to attend scoping meetings via teleconference. Scoping Document 1 (SD1), which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n. of this document. Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the project. Under the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission conducts scoping within 90 days of the filing of the licensee’s NOI. An environmental site review is typically held in conjunction with that scoping meeting. However, in this case, access to project facilities is likely to be limited by winter weather conditions when scoping for this project will occur. For this reason, the license applicant will play a video filmed during a flyover of the proposed project site. An environmental site review may be conducted at a later date. Therefore, we are waiving § 5.8(b)(viii) of the Commission’s regulations requiring an environmental site review within 30 days of issuance of a notice of commencement of proceeding to facilitate the early environmental site review. Dated: November 8, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24814 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–39–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–511); 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62525 511 (Transfer of Hydropower License) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On August 29, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 45489) in Docket No. IC19–39–000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902– 0069, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC19–39–000, 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–511, Transfer of Hydropower License.1 OMB Control No.: 1902–0069. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–511 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the 1 The title is being updated to Transfer of Hydropower License (rather than Transfer of Electric License). E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 62526 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices requirements of FERC–511 to implement the statutory provisions of Sections 4(e) and 8 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).2 Section 4(e) authorizes the Commission to issue licenses for the construction, operation and maintenance of reservoirs, powerhouses, and transmission lines or other facilities necessary for the development and improvement of navigation and for the development, transmission, and utilization of power.3 Section 8 of the FPA provides that the voluntary transfer of any license is made only with the written approval of the Commission. Any successor to the licensee may assign the rights of the original licensee but is subject to all of the conditions of the license. The information filed with the Commission is a mandatory requirement contained in the format of a written application for transfer of license, executed jointly by the parties of the proposed transfer. The sale or merger of a licensed hydroelectric project may occasion the transfer of a license. The Commission’s staff uses the information collection to determine the qualifications of the proposed transferee to hold the license and to prepare the transfer of the license order. Approval by the Commission of transfer of a license is contingent upon the transfer of title to the properties under license, delivery of all license instruments, and evidence that such transfer is in the public interest. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 9. Type of Respondent: Hydropower Project Licensees. Estimate of Annual Burden: 4 The Commission estimates the annual burden and cost 5 for the information collection as follows. FERC–511: TRANSFER OF HYDROPOWER LICENSE 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 Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 40 hrs.; $3,200 .......... 1,840 hrs.; $147,000 ...... Hydropower Project Licensees ........................ 46 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: November 7, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24768 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: 2 16 U.S.C. 797(e) and 801. to facilities across, along, from, or in any of the streams or other bodies of water over which Congress has jurisdiction under its authority to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, or upon any part of public lands and reservations of the United States, or for the 3 Refers VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 1 46 $3,200 Docket Numbers: EG20–26–000. Applicants: Crowned Ridge Interconnection, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Crowned Ridge Interconnection, LLC. Filed Date: 11/6/19. Accession Number: 20191106–5133. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/27/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER13–2318–007; ER16–2515–002; ER16–2278–002; ER13–2317–007; ER13–2319–007; ER17–2577–002. Applicants: All Dams Generation, LLC, Black River Hydroelectric, LLC, Cube Yadkin Generation LLC, Lake Lynn Generation, LLC, PE Hydro Generation, LLC, York Haven Power Company, LLC. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of All Dams Generation, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 11/6/19. Accession Number: 20191106–5182. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER17–556–002. Applicants: Grady Wind Energy Center, LLC. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Grady Wind Energy Center, LLC. Filed Date: 11/7/19. Accession Number: 20191107–5110. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/29/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2392–000. Applicants: Chief Conemaugh Power II, LLC. Description: Report Filing: Notice of Effective Date to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 10/30/19. Accession Number: 20191030–5101. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2393–000. Applicants: Chief Keystone Power II, LLC. Description: Report Filing: Notice of Effective Date to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 10/30/19. Accession Number: 20191030–5104. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER20–325–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Compliance filing: Notice of Cancellation of Service Agreement Nos. 1012 and 944; Queues K01 & G44 to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 11/6/19. Accession Number: 20191106–5130. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/27/19. Docket Numbers: ER20–326–000. purpose of utilizing the surplus water or water power from any Government dam. 4 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. 5 The FERC 2019 average salary plus benefits for one FERC full-time equivalent (FTE) is $167,091/ year (or $80.00/hour). Commission staff estimates that the industry’s skill set (wages and benefits) for completing and filing FERC–511 is comparable to the Commission’s skill set. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 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. IC19-39-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-511); 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, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved 
information collection FERC-511 (Transfer of Hydropower License) and 
submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments 
directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the 
Commission as explained below. On August 29, 2019, the Commission 
published a Notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 45489) in Docket No. 
IC19-39-000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no 
public comments.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 16, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902-
0069, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: [email protected]. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission Desk Officer.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC19-39-000, 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-511, Transfer of Hydropower License.\1\
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    \1\ The title is being updated to Transfer of Hydropower License 
(rather than Transfer of Electric License).
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    OMB Control No.: 1902-0069.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-511 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the

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requirements of FERC-511 to implement the statutory provisions of 
Sections 4(e) and 8 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).\2\ Section 4(e) 
authorizes the Commission to issue licenses for the construction, 
operation and maintenance of reservoirs, powerhouses, and transmission 
lines or other facilities necessary for the development and improvement 
of navigation and for the development, transmission, and utilization of 
power.\3\ Section 8 of the FPA provides that the voluntary transfer of 
any license is made only with the written approval of the Commission. 
Any successor to the licensee may assign the rights of the original 
licensee but is subject to all of the conditions of the license. The 
information filed with the Commission is a mandatory requirement 
contained in the format of a written application for transfer of 
license, executed jointly by the parties of the proposed transfer. The 
sale or merger of a licensed hydroelectric project may occasion the 
transfer of a license. The Commission's staff uses the information 
collection to determine the qualifications of the proposed transferee 
to hold the license and to prepare the transfer of the license order. 
Approval by the Commission of transfer of a license is contingent upon 
the transfer of title to the properties under license, delivery of all 
license instruments, and evidence that such transfer is in the public 
interest. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 9.
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    \2\ 16 U.S.C. 797(e) and 801.
    \3\ Refers to facilities across, along, from, or in any of the 
streams or other bodies of water over which Congress has 
jurisdiction under its authority to regulate commerce with foreign 
nations and among the several States, or upon any part of public 
lands and reservations of the United States, or for the purpose of 
utilizing the surplus water or water power from any Government dam.
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    Type of Respondent: Hydropower Project Licensees.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \4\ The Commission estimates the annual 
burden and cost \5\ for the information collection as follows.
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    \4\ 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.
    \5\ The FERC 2019 average salary plus benefits for one FERC 
full-time equivalent (FTE) is $167,091/year (or $80.00/hour). 
Commission staff estimates that the industry's skill set (wages and 
benefits) for completing and filing FERC-511 is comparable to the 
Commission's skill set.

                                                        FERC-511: Transfer of Hydropower License
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                                                   Annual number                                                                               Cost per
                                     Number of     of responses    Total number   Average burden hrs. & cost   Total annual burden hours &    respondent
                                    respondents   per respondent   of responses          per response               total annual cost            ($)
                                             (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).......................  (3) * (4) = (5)..............    (5) / (1)
                                                                             (3)
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Hydropower Project Licensees....              46               1              46  40 hrs.; $3,200...........  1,840 hrs.; $147,000.........       $3,200
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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: November 7, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-24768 Filed 11-14-19; 8:45 am]
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