Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-717); Comment Request; Extension, 74335-74337 [2020-25676]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14327–009] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Pershing County Water Conservation District; Notice of Application for Surrender of License, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Application for surrender of license. b. Project No: 14327–009. c. Date Filed: October 29, 2020. d. Applicant: Pershing County Water Conservation District. e. Name of Project: Humboldt River Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located at the Rye Patch Dam on the Humboldt River, in Pershing County, Nevada. The project does not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Ryan Collins, Pershing County Water Conservation District, P.O. Box 218, Lovelock, NV 89419, phone (775) 273–2293, pcwcd@ irrigation.lovelock.nv.us. i. FERC Contact: Diana Shannon, (202) 502–6136, diana.shannon@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for Filing Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Protests: December 16, 2020. 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, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14327–009. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. 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 whose name appears 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, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to surrender its license. The applicant states that the benefits of the project do not outweigh the significant costs associated with project operation. No ground disturbing activities would occur. The licensee proposes to decommission the project by removing all power station equipment in two phases. First, the penstock extension would be removed. Second, the turbine, generator, and electrical equipment, would be removed. The powerhouse would remain in place. l. Locations of the Application: In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, this filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 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. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74335 so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. 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, .214, respectively. 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 comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE as applicable; (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 commenting, 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. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010. Dated: November 16, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–25677 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC20–25–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc–717); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of extension information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 74336 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices OMB submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Using the search function under the Currently Under Review field, select Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; click submit, and select comment to the right of the subject collection. FERC 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). 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–717, Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities. OMB Control No.: 1902–0173. Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC–717 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements.1 Abstract: This notice pertains to a requirement that Tranmission Providers 2 provide certain information regarding their transmission operations on an Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS). This requirement was established because the Commission has determined that Transmission Customers 3 must have simultaneous access to the same information available to the 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–717 (Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the information collections to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902–0173) in the subject line of your comments. Comments should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC20–25–000, by any 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 July 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: SUMMARY: Transmission Provider in order to receive nondiscriminatory transmission services in accordance with section 205 of the Federal Power Act.4 Regulations at 18 CFR part 37 authorize Transmission Providers to operate an OASIS either individually or jointly with other Transmission Providers. Thse regulations also provide that a Transmission Provider may delegate this responsibility to a Responsible Party 5 such as another Transmission Provider, an Independent System Operator, a Regional Tranmission Group, or a Regional Reliability Council. The information that must be posted at OASIS sites is listed at 18 CFR 37.6. The required postings include business practices, communication protocols, transfer capacity, transmission service products, and prices. Some of the required business practices and communication protocols are incorporated by reference at 18 CFR 38.1. The 60-day notice was published on September 14, 2020 (85 FR 56595) and no comments were received during the comment period. Type of Respondents: Transmission Providers and Responsible Parties. Estimate of Annual Burden: 6 The Commission’s burden estimate accounts for the likely double-counting of responses in previous information collection requests, which did not recognize that a Transmission Provider may operate an OASIS site jointly with another Transmission Provider, or may delegate the relevant responsibilities to a Responsible Party. The responses submitted at present are our best estimate. FERC–717, STANDARDS FOR BUSINESS PRACTICES AND COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES 7 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Information collection requirements Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response 8 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) FERC–717 (renewal) ................................... FERC–717 (compliance with standards, one-time burden) 9. 162 165 1 1 162 165 30 hrs.; $2,490 .......... 10 hrs.; 10 $830 ......... 4,860 hrs.; $403,380 1,650 hrs.; $136,950 Total ...................................................... ........................ ........................ 327 .................................... 6,510 hrs.; $540,330 1 This notice does not address the NOPR for RM05–29 and RM05–30. 2 Under 18 CFR 37.3(a), a Transmission Provider is any public utility that owns, operates, or controls facilities used for the transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce. 3 Under 18 CFR 37.3(b), a Transmission Customer is any eligible customer (or its designated agent) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 that can or does execute a gtransmission service agreement or can or does receive transmission service. 4 16 U.S.C. 824d. 5 Under 18 CFR 37.3(c), a Responsible Party is a Transmission Provider or an agent to whom the Transmission Provider has delegated the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 responsibility of meeting any of the requirements of 18 CFR part 37. 6 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 CFR 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices 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 16, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–25676 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP21–211–000. Applicants: Northern Border Pipeline Company. Description: Compliance filing NBPL Compliance Filing to be effective 12/13/ 2020. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5032. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/25/20. Docket Numbers: RP21–212–000. Applicants: Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Filing—Amendment to a Negotiated 7 This collection includes the one-time burden of 10 hrs. (over a 3 year period of time) for the Final Rule RM05–25,05–26,05–27 [ICR Reference No: 202002–1902–006] and will not affect the NOPR RM05–5–29, 05–30 issued in the Federal Register on 9/04/2020 and has not been submitted to OMB to date. 8 The Commission staff thinks that the average respondent for this collection is similarly situated to the Commission, in terms of salary plus benefits. Based upon FERC’s FY 2020 annual average of $172,329, (for salary plus benefits), the average hourly cost is $83/hour. 9 FERC–717 corresponds to OMB Control No. 1902–0173 that identifies the information collection associated with Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities. 10 The 30-hour estimate was developed in the Final Rule in Docket No. RM05–5–025, –026, and –027 (Order 676–I), which was issued on 2/4/2020 and published in the Federal Register on 2/25/2020 (85 FR 10571 (FERC–717, 165 * 30 = 4,950 hrs./3 = 1,650 hrs./year) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Rate Agreement-Macquarie Energy to be effective 11/14/2020. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5040. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/25/20. Docket Numbers: RP21–213–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Superseding Amendment to Neg Rate Agmt (BP 46441) to be effective 11/13/ 2020. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5052. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/25/20. Docket Numbers: RP21–214–000. Applicants: Texas Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Third GMS Filing—Intermediate to be effective 12/14/2020. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5053. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/25/20. 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: November 16, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–25674 Filed 11–19–20; 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: Docket Numbers: EG21–36–000. Applicants: Central Line Solar, LLC. Description: Self-Certification of EG of Central Line Solar, LLC. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74337 Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5239. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/4/20. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2063–003. Applicants: Otter Tail Power Company. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Otter Tail Power Company. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5226. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/4/20. Docket Numbers: ER11–4044–025; ER10–2136–016; ER11–4046–024; ER16–1720–015. Applicants: Gratiot County Wind LLC, Gratiot County Wind II LLC, Invenergy Cannon Falls LLC, Invenergy Energy Management LLC. Description: Notice of Change in Facts of Gratiot County Wind LLC, et al. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5139. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/4/20. Docket Numbers: ER18–1314–008. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Compliance filing: Third Compliance in EL16–49 and EL18–178 MOPR, Motion to Reinstate Certain RPM to be effective 10/15/2020. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5138. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/4/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–2125–000. Applicants: WGP Redwood Holdings, LLC. Description: Amendment to June 22, 2020 WGP Redwood Holdings, LLC tariff filing. Filed Date: 11/16/20. Accession Number: 20201116–5038. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/27/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–3036–000; ER20–3037–000. Applicants: Vopak Industrial Infrastructure Americas. Description: Supplement to September 30, 2020 Vopak Industrial Infrastructure Americas Plaquemine, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5242. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/23/20. Docket Numbers: ER21–110–000. Applicants: Harts Mill TE Holdings LLC. Description: Supplement to October 15, 2020 Harts Mill TE Holdings LLC tariff filing. Filed Date: 11/10/20. Accession Number: 20201110–5181. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/19/20. Docket Numbers: ER21–293–001. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC20-25-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-717); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

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-717 (Standards for Business Practices and 
Communication Protocols for Public Utilities), which will be submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 21, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the information collections to OMB 
through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control 
Number (1902-0173) in the subject line of your comments. Comments 
should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in 
Docket No. IC20-25-000, by any 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 July 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:
    OMB submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with 
submission guidelines at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Using the 
search function under the Currently Under Review field, select Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission; click submit, and select comment to the 
right of the subject collection.
    FERC 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).
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
[email protected], telephone at (202) 502-8663.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FERC-717, Standards for Business Practices and Communication 
Protocols for Public Utilities.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0173.
    Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC-717 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.\1\
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    \1\ This notice does not address the NOPR for RM05-29 and RM05-
30.
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    Abstract: This notice pertains to a requirement that Tranmission 
Providers \2\ provide certain information regarding their transmission 
operations on an Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS). This 
requirement was established because the Commission has determined that 
Transmission Customers \3\ must have simultaneous access to the same 
information available to the Transmission Provider in order to receive 
nondiscriminatory transmission services in accordance with section 205 
of the Federal Power Act.\4\
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    \2\ Under 18 CFR 37.3(a), a Transmission Provider is any public 
utility that owns, operates, or controls facilities used for the 
transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce.
    \3\ Under 18 CFR 37.3(b), a Transmission Customer is any 
eligible customer (or its designated agent) that can or does execute 
a gtransmission service agreement or can or does receive 
transmission service.
    \4\ 16 U.S.C. 824d.
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    Regulations at 18 CFR part 37 authorize Transmission Providers to 
operate an OASIS either individually or jointly with other Transmission 
Providers. Thse regulations also provide that a Transmission Provider 
may delegate this responsibility to a Responsible Party \5\ such as 
another Transmission Provider, an Independent System Operator, a 
Regional Tranmission Group, or a Regional Reliability Council.
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    \5\ Under 18 CFR 37.3(c), a Responsible Party is a Transmission 
Provider or an agent to whom the Transmission Provider has delegated 
the responsibility of meeting any of the requirements of 18 CFR part 
37.
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    The information that must be posted at OASIS sites is listed at 18 
CFR 37.6. The required postings include business practices, 
communication protocols, transfer capacity, transmission service 
products, and prices. Some of the required business practices and 
communication protocols are incorporated by reference at 18 CFR 38.1.
    The 60-day notice was published on September 14, 2020 (85 FR 56595) 
and no comments were received during the comment period.
    Type of Respondents: Transmission Providers and Responsible 
Parties.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \6\ The Commission's burden estimate 
accounts for the likely double-counting of responses in previous 
information collection requests, which did not recognize that a 
Transmission Provider may operate an OASIS site jointly with another 
Transmission Provider, or may delegate the relevant responsibilities to 
a Responsible Party. The responses submitted at present are our best 
estimate.
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    \6\ 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 CFR 1320.3.

                             FERC-717, Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities \7\
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                                                      Annual number
Information collection requirements     Number of     of responses    Total number    Average burden hours & cost per      Total annual burden hours &
                                       respondents   per respondent   of responses              response \8\                    total annual cost
                                                (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4)..............................  (3) * (4) = (5)
                                                                                (3)
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FERC-717 (renewal).................             162               1             162  30 hrs.; $2,490..................  4,860 hrs.; $403,380
FERC-717 (compliance with                       165               1             165  10 hrs.; \10\ $830...............  1,650 hrs.; $136,950
 standards, one-time burden) \9\.
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    Total..........................  ..............  ..............             327  .................................  6,510 hrs.; $540,330
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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.
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    \7\ This collection includes the one-time burden of 10 hrs. 
(over a 3 year period of time) for the Final Rule RM05-25,05-26,05-
27 [ICR Reference No: 202002-1902-006] and will not affect the NOPR 
RM05-5-29, 05-30 issued in the Federal Register on 9/04/2020 and has 
not been submitted to OMB to date.
    \8\ The Commission staff thinks that the average respondent for 
this collection is similarly situated to the Commission, in terms of 
salary plus benefits. Based upon FERC's FY 2020 annual average of 
$172,329, (for salary plus benefits), the average hourly cost is 
$83/hour.
    \9\ FERC-717 corresponds to OMB Control No. 1902-0173 that 
identifies the information collection associated with Standards for 
Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities.
    \10\ The 30-hour estimate was developed in the Final Rule in 
Docket No. RM05-5-025, -026, and -027 (Order 676-I), which was 
issued on 2/4/2020 and published in the Federal Register on 2/25/
2020 (85 FR 10571 (FERC-717, 165 * 30 = 4,950 hrs./3 = 1,650 hrs./
year)

    Dated: November 16, 2020.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-25676 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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