Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725A(1C); Comment Request; Extension, 53354-53355 [2020-18914]

Download as PDF 53354 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Notices Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: Compliance filing REX Termination of Ultra Service Agreements. Filed Date: 8/21/20. Accession Number: 20200821–5138. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/2/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–1114–000. Applicants: Midship Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: NonConforming/Neg Rate Agreement— Gulfport Energy to be effective 10/1/ 2020. Filed Date: 8/21/20. Accession Number: 20200821–5174. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/2/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–1114–000. Applicants: Midship Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: NonConforming/Neg Rate Agreement— Gulfport Energy to be effective 10/1/ 2020. Filed Date: 8/21/20. Accession Number: 20200821–5175. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/2/20. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by 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 date(s). 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. Dated: August 24, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–18999 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC20–24–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725A(1C); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of extension 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 extension to the information collection, FERC–725A(1C) (Mandatory Reliability Standards for Bulk-Power System: Reliability Standard TOP–001–4) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please submit a copy of your comments to the Commission (identified by Docket No. IC20–24–000) by one of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • U.S. Postal Service Mail: Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. • Effective 7/1/2020, delivery of filings other than by eFiling or the U.S. Postal Service should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–725A(1C) (Mandatory Reliability Standards for Bulk-Power System: Reliability Standard TOP–001–4) OMB Control No.: 1902–0298. Type of Request: Extension to the information collection, with no changes to the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Abstract: In a petition dated March 6, 2017, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) requested Commission approval for proposed Reliability Standard TOP– 001–4 (Transmission Operations). NERC stated that the proposed Reliability Standards address the Commission directives in Order No. 817 related to: (i) Transmission operator monitoring of non-bulk electric system (BES) facilities; (ii) redundancy and diverse routing of transmission operator, balancing authority, and reliability coordinator data exchange capabilities; and (iii) testing of alternative or less frequently used data exchange capabilities. In an order on April 17, 2017,1 the implementation of Reliability Standard TOP–001–4 and the retirement of Reliability Standard TOP–001–3 was approved. Type of Respondents: Transmission Operators (TOP) and Balancing Authorities (BA). Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden and cost as follows. 1 The Delegated Letter Order is available in the Commission’s eLibrary at https://elibrary.ferc.gov/ idmws/common/OpenNat.asp?fileID=14560616. 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. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 53355 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Notices Information collection requirements Number of respondents & type of entity 3 Annual Number of responses per respondent Total Number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response ($) Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) 4 (3) * (4) = (5) FERC–725A(1C) TOP–001–4 5 Reporting (R10, R20, & R21), ongoing ................. Recordkeeping, ongoing ........................................ 321 (TOP) ..................... 321 (TOP) ..................... 1 1 321 321 3 hrs.; $210.57 .............. 2 hrs.; $82.06 ................ 963 hrs.; $67,592.97. 642 hrs.; $26,341.26. TOP Sub-Totals .............................................. Reporting (R23 & R24), ongoing ........................... Recordkeeping, ongoing ........................................ ........................................ 97 (BA) .......................... 97 (BA) .......................... ........................ 1 1 ........................ 97 97 5 hrs.; $292.63 .............. 2 hrs.; $140.38 .............. 4 hrs.; $164.12 .............. 1,605 hrs.; $93,934.23. 194 hrs.; $13,616.86. 388 hrs.; $15,919.64. BA Sub-Totals ................................................ ........................................ ........................ ........................ 6hrs.; $304.50 ............... 582 hrs.; $29,536.50. FERC–725A(1C) ongoing total ............... ........................................ ........................ ........................ ........................................ 2,187 hrs.; $123,470.73. 3 Our estimates are based on the NERC Compliance Registry of 7/17/2020, which indicates there are 321 entities registered as TOPs and 97 entities registered as BAs within the United States. One entity may be registered as having several roles. 4 The hourly cost figures, for salary plus benefits, for the reliability standards are based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) information (at http://www.bls.gov/oes/ current/naics2_22.htm), as of May 2019. For reporting requirements, an electrical engineer (code 17–2071) is $70.19/hour; for the recordkeeping requirements, an information and record clerk (code 43–4199) is $41.03/hour. 5 Requirement R21 (applicable to TOPs in ongoing yrs.) covers quarterly testing and associated reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Requirement R24 (applicable to BAs in ongoing yrs.) covers quarterly testing and associated engineering and recordkeeping requirements. 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: August 24, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–18914 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER20–2700–000] Deuel Harvest Wind Energy LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Deuel Harvest Wind Energy LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is September 10, 2020. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 21, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–18913 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–50–000; Docket No. CP20–51–000] Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Evangeline Pass Expansion Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Evangeline Pass Expansion Project, proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 168 (Friday, August 28, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC20-24-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725A(1C); 
Comment Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of extension 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 extension to the information 
collection, FERC-725A(1C) (Mandatory Reliability Standards for Bulk-
Power System: Reliability Standard TOP-001-4) which will be submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the 
information collection requirements.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due October 27, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Please submit a copy of your comments to the Commission 
(identified by Docket No. IC20-24-000) by one of the following methods:
     eFiling at Commission's Website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.
     U.S. Postal Service Mail: Persons unable to file 
electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.
     Effective 7/1/2020, delivery of filings other than by 
eFiling or the U.S. Postal Service should be delivered to Health and 
Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC-725A(1C) (Mandatory Reliability 
Standards for Bulk-Power System: Reliability Standard TOP-001-4)
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0298.
    Type of Request: Extension to the information collection, with no 
changes to the reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
    Abstract: In a petition dated March 6, 2017, the North American 
Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) requested Commission approval 
for proposed Reliability Standard TOP-001-4 (Transmission Operations). 
NERC stated that the proposed Reliability Standards address the 
Commission directives in Order No. 817 related to: (i) Transmission 
operator monitoring of non-bulk electric system (BES) facilities; (ii) 
redundancy and diverse routing of transmission operator, balancing 
authority, and reliability coordinator data exchange capabilities; and 
(iii) testing of alternative or less frequently used data exchange 
capabilities. In an order on April 17, 2017,\1\ the implementation of 
Reliability Standard TOP-001-4 and the retirement of Reliability 
Standard TOP-001-3 was approved.
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    \1\ The Delegated Letter Order is available in the Commission's 
eLibrary at https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/OpenNat.asp?fileID=14560616.
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    Type of Respondents: Transmission Operators (TOP) and Balancing 
Authorities (BA).
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden and cost as follows.
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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. For 
further explanation of what is included in the information 
collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.

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                                  Number of                                      Average burden    Total annual
    Information collection      respondents &    Annual Number   Total Number     hours & cost    burden hours &
         requirements           type of entity   of responses    of responses     per response     total annual
                                     \3\        per respondent                        ($)            cost ($)
                               (1)............             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4) \4\........  (3) * (4) = (5)
                                                                           (3)
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                                                  FERC-725A(1C)
                                                  TOP-001-4 \5\
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Reporting (R10, R20, & R21),   321 (TOP)......               1             321  3 hrs.; $210.57  963 hrs.;
 ongoing.                                                                                         $67,592.97.
Recordkeeping, ongoing.......  321 (TOP)......               1             321  2 hrs.; $82.06.  642 hrs.;
                                                                                                  $26,341.26.
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    TOP Sub-Totals...........  ...............  ..............  ..............  5 hrs.; $292.63  1,605 hrs.;
                                                                                                  $93,934.23.
Reporting (R23 & R24),         97 (BA)........               1              97  2 hrs.; $140.38  194 hrs.;
 ongoing.                                                                                         $13,616.86.
Recordkeeping, ongoing.......  97 (BA)........               1              97  4 hrs.; $164.12  388 hrs.;
                                                                                                  $15,919.64.
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    BA Sub-Totals............  ...............  ..............  ..............  6hrs.; $304.50.  582 hrs.;
                                                                                                  $29,536.50.
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        FERC-725A(1C) ongoing  ...............  ..............  ..............  ...............  2,187 hrs.;
         total.                                                                                   $123,470.73.
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\3\ Our estimates are based on the NERC Compliance Registry of 7/17/2020, which indicates there are 321 entities
  registered as TOPs and 97 entities registered as BAs within the United States. One entity may be registered as
  having several roles.
\4\ The hourly cost figures, for salary plus benefits, for the reliability standards are based on Bureau of
  Labor Statistics (BLS) information (at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm), as of May 2019. For
  reporting requirements, an electrical engineer (code 17-2071) is $70.19/hour; for the recordkeeping
  requirements, an information and record clerk (code 43-4199) is $41.03/hour.
\5\ Requirement R21 (applicable to TOPs in ongoing yrs.) covers quarterly testing and associated reporting and
  recordkeeping requirements. Requirement R24 (applicable to BAs in ongoing yrs.) covers quarterly testing and
  associated engineering and recordkeeping requirements.

    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: August 24, 2020.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
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