Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-574); Comment Request; Extension, 8853-8854 [2020-03124]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices Description: Request for Limited Waiver, et al. of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Filed Date: 2/7/20. Accession Number: 20200207–5182. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/28/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–967–000. Applicants: Great Bay Solar II, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: MBR Application and Tariff to be effective 3/15/2020. Filed Date: 2/10/20. Accession Number: 20200210–5042. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/2/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–968–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: BPA Metering Agreement—WEID to be effective 2/11/2020. Filed Date: 2/10/20. Accession Number: 20200210–5072. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/2/20. 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. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. 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– 574 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Hinshaw Exemption) 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. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by March 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0116, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Office. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC20–3–000, 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–574 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Hinshaw Exemption). 1 ‘‘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. See 5 CFR 1320 for additional information on the definition of information collection burden. 2 Commission staff estimates that the industry’s skill set and cost (for wages and benefits) for FERC– Dated: February 10, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03061 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC20–3–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–574); Comment Request; Extension AGENCY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of information collection and request for comments. ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8853 OMB Control No.: 1902–0116. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–574 with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: On November 26, 2019 (84 FR 65148), the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC20–3–000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is noting that in the related submittal to OMB. On December 19, 2019, OMB granted the Commission an emergency extension for FERC–574, from December 31, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The Commission uses the information collected under the requirements of FERC–574 to implement the statutory provisions of Sections 1(c), 4, and 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Natural gas pipeline companies file applications with the Commission furnishing information in order to facilitate a determination of an applicant’s qualification for an exemption under the provisions of the section 1(c). If the Commission grants an exemption, the natural gas pipeline company is not required to file certificate applications, rate schedules, or any other applications or forms prescribed by the Commission. The exemption applies to companies engaged in the transportation, sale, or resale of natural gas in interstate commerce if: (a) They receive gas at or within the boundaries of the state from another person at or within the boundaries of that state; (b) such gas is ultimately consumed in such state; (c) the rates, service and facilities of such company are subject to regulation by a State Commission; and (d) that such State Commission is exercising that jurisdiction. 18 CFR part 152 specifies the data required to be filed by pipeline companies for an exemption. Type of Respondents: Pipeline companies. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden and cost 2 for the information collection as: 574 are approximately the same as the Commission’s average cost. The FERC 2019 average salary plus benefits for one FERC full-time equivalent (FTE) is $167,091/year (or $80.00/hour). E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8854 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices FERC–574—GAS PIPELINE CERTIFICATES: HINSHAW EXEMPTION Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & average cost ($) per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) Cost ($) per respondent (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) = (6) 2 ...................................... 1 2 60 hours; $4,800 ............ 120 hours; $9,600 .......... $4,800 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 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: February 11, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03124 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: February 10, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP20–505–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: PAL Rate Adjustment Filing to be effective 3/ 8/2020. Filed Date: 2/6/20. Accession Number: 20200206–5061. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–506–000. Applicants: Dauphin Island Gathering Partners. Description: Storm Surcharge Adjustment Filing for 2020 of Dauphin Island Gathering Partners under RP20– 506. Filed Date: 2/7/20. Accession Number: 20200207–5035. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/19/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–507–000. Applicants: Enable Mississippi River Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Filing—Elementis VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Specialties RP18–923 & RP20–131 Settlement to be effective 1/1/2019. Filed Date: 2/7/20. Accession Number: 20200207–5119. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/19/20. 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. Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–03060 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Capacity by Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines). Comments on the collection of information are due March 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0243, 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. IC19–25–000, 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 a text telephone (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 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 32 (Tuesday, February 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8853-8854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03124]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC20-3-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-574); 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 
information collection FERC-574 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Hinshaw 
Exemption) 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.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by March 19, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 
1902-0116, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs: [email protected]. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission Desk Office.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC20-3-000, 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-574 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Hinshaw Exemption).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0116.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-574 with no 
changes to the current reporting requirements.
    Abstract: On November 26, 2019 (84 FR 65148), the Commission 
published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC20-3-000 
requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is 
noting that in the related submittal to OMB. On December 19, 2019, OMB 
granted the Commission an emergency extension for FERC-574, from 
December 31, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
    The Commission uses the information collected under the 
requirements of FERC-574 to implement the statutory provisions of 
Sections 1(c), 4, and 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Natural gas 
pipeline companies file applications with the Commission furnishing 
information in order to facilitate a determination of an applicant's 
qualification for an exemption under the provisions of the section 
1(c). If the Commission grants an exemption, the natural gas pipeline 
company is not required to file certificate applications, rate 
schedules, or any other applications or forms prescribed by the 
Commission.
    The exemption applies to companies engaged in the transportation, 
sale, or resale of natural gas in interstate commerce if: (a) They 
receive gas at or within the boundaries of the state from another 
person at or within the boundaries of that state; (b) such gas is 
ultimately consumed in such state; (c) the rates, service and 
facilities of such company are subject to regulation by a State 
Commission; and (d) that such State Commission is exercising that 
jurisdiction. 18 CFR part 152 specifies the data required to be filed 
by pipeline companies for an exemption.
    Type of Respondents: Pipeline companies.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \1\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden and cost \2\ for the information collection as:
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    \1\ ``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. See 5 CFR 1320 for 
additional information on the definition of information collection 
burden.
    \2\ Commission staff estimates that the industry's skill set and 
cost (for wages and benefits) for FERC-574 are approximately the 
same as the Commission's average cost. The FERC 2019 average salary 
plus benefits for one FERC full-time equivalent (FTE) is $167,091/
year (or $80.00/hour).

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                                             Number of                            Average burden hours &
         Number of respondents             responses per      Total number of      average cost ($) per    Total annual burden hours     Cost ($) per
                                            respondent           responses               response           & total annual cost ($)       respondent
(1)                                                   (2)     (1) * (2) = (3)   (4)......................  (3) * (4) = (5)..........    (5) / (1) = (6)
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2.....................................                  1                   2   60 hours; $4,800.........  120 hours; $9,600........             $4,800
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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 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: February 11, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-03124 Filed 2-14-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P