Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension, 81192-81193 [2020-27519]

Download as PDF 81192 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 15, 2020 / Notices exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On December 2, 2020, NRGPML filed an application with DOE (Application or App.) for renewal of its authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a term of five years. NRGPML states that it ‘‘is a Delaware limited liability company with a principal place of business in Princeton, New Jersey.’’ App. at 2. NRGPML further represents that it ‘‘is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc.’’ Id. at 3. NRGPML adds that it ‘‘does not own or any electric generation or transmission facilities, nor does it hold a franchise or service territory for the transmission, distribution, or sale of electricity.’’ Id. at 4. NRGPML further states that it ‘‘will purchase the electricity that it may export, on either a firm or an interruptible basis, from wholesale generators, electric utilities, federal power marketing agencies and affiliates through negotiated agreements that have been voluntarily executed by the selling parties after considering their own need for any such electricity.’’ App. at 5. NRGPML contends that its proposed exports ‘‘will not impair or tend to impede the sufficiency of electric power supplies in the United States or the regional coordination of electric utility planning or operations.’’ Id. at 5–6. NRGPML states that ‘‘as a power marketer that does not own or operate a transmission system . . ., [it] does not have the ability to cause a violation of the terms and conditions in the existing authorizations associated with international transmission facilities.’’ App. at 6. NRGPML also represents that it ‘‘will comply with such requirements as may be imposed by the Department on other power marketers with blanket electricity export authorization.’’ Id. at 8. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by the Applicant have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the Application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Dec 14, 2020 Jkt 253001 accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Comments and other filings concerning NRGPML’s application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–220–D. Additional copies are to be provided directly to Justin Gilli, 804 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540, Justin.Gilli@nrg.com; Catherine Krupka, 700 Sixth St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001–3980, catherinekrupka@evershedssutherland.com; and Allison E. Speaker, 700 Sixth St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001–3980, allisonspeaker@evershedssutherland.com. A final decision will be made on the Application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after DOE determines that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of the Application will be made available, upon request, by accessing the program website at http:// energy.gov/node/11845, or by emailing Matthew Aronoff at matthew.aronoff@ hq.doe.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on December 9, 2020. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Energy Resilience Division, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2020–27476 Filed 12–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: EIA invites public comment on the proposed three year extension, without changes, of Form EIA–111 Quarterly Electricity Imports and Exports Report, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Form EIA–111 collects information on U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 imports and exports of electricity. Data are used to obtain estimates on the flows of electricity into and out of the United States. DATES: EIA must receive all comments on this proposed information collection no later than February 16, 2021. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may only be sent electronically by email to EIA111@eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tosha Beckford at (202) 287–6597 or by email at tosha.beckford@eia.gov. The form and instructions are available at http://www.eia.gov/survey/changes/ electricity/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0208; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Quarterly Electricity Imports and Exports Report; (3) Type of Request: Three year extension without change; (4) Purpose: Form EIA–111 collects U.S. electricity import and export data on a quarterly basis. The data are used to measure the flow of electricity into and out of the United States. The import and export data are reported by U.S. purchasers, sellers and transmitters of wholesale electricity, including persons authorized by Order to export electric energy from the United States to foreign countries, persons authorized by Presidential Permit to construct, operate, maintain, or connect electric power transmission lines that cross the U.S. international border, and U.S. Balancing Authorities that are directly interconnected with foreign Balancing Authorities. Such entities report monthly flows of electric energy received or delivered across the border, the cost associated with the transactions, and actual and implemented interchange. (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: No changes; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 180; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 720; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1080; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $86,551 (1,080 burden hours times $80.14 per hour). EIA estimates that respondents will have no additional costs associated with the surveys other than the burden hours and the maintenance of the information as part of the normal course of business. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 15, 2020 / Notices Comments are invited on whether or not: (a) The proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions, including whether the information will have a practical utility; (b) EIA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used, is accurate; (c) EIA can improve the quality, utility, and clarity of the information it will collect; and (d) EIA can minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, such as automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Signed in Washington, DC, on December 9, 2020. Samson A. Adeshiyan, Director, Office of Statistical Methods & Research, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–27519 Filed 12–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–6–000] Spire Storage West, LLC; Notice of Schedule for the Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the Clear Creek Expansion Project 17:35 Dec 14, 2020 Jkt 253001 Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA May 13, 2021 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline August 11, 2021 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description The Clear Creek Expansion Project would consist of the following facilities in Uinta County, Wyoming: • Four compressor units at the Clear Creek Plant; • a tank storage and natural gas liquids fueling equipment facility on an existing pad; • 11 new injection/withdrawal wells, one new water disposal well, and associated lines; • approximately 10.6 miles of 20inch-diameter pipeline; • approximately 3.5 miles of 4,160volt powerline; and • other related appurtenances. Background On October 9, 2020, Spire Storage West, LLC (Spire Storage) filed an application in Docket No. CP21–6–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Clear Creek Expansion Project (Project), and would expand Spire Storage’s natural gas storage facilities in Uinta County, Wyoming in order to increase the certificated gas capacities from 4.0 billion cubic feet (Bcf) to 20 Bcf, and increase the maximum daily injection and withdrawal capacities from 35 million cubic feet (MMcf) and 50 MMcf per day, to 350 MMcf and 500 MMcf per day, respectively. On October 22, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on VerDate Sep<11>2014 a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s environmental document for the Project. This notice identifies Commission staff’s intention to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the Project and the planned schedule for the completion of the environmental review.1 81193 formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This service provides automatic notification of filings made to subscribed dockets, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to https:// www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP21–6), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: December 9, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–27531 Filed 12–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission On November 9, 2020, the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Commission issued a Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on The following notice of meeting is Environmental Issues for the Proposed published pursuant to section 3(a) of the Clear Creek Expansion Project (Notice of government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. Scoping). The Notice of Scoping was L. 94–409), 5 U.S.C. 552b: sent to affected landowners; federal, AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: Federal state, and local government agencies; Energy Regulatory Commission. elected officials; environmental and TIME AND DATE: December 17, 2020, public interest groups; Native American 10:00 a.m. tribes; other interested parties; and local the public via audio libraries and newspapers. In response to PLACE: Open to 1 Webcast only. the Notice of Scoping, the Commission STATUS: OPEN. received comments from the Wyoming MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Agenda, Department of Environmental Quality. * NOTE—Items listed on the agenda The primary issues raised by the may be deleted without further notice. commenter are permitting, stream crossings, wetland impacts, and spill CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: reporting. All substantive comments Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Telephone will be addressed in the EA. (202) 502–8400. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management For a recorded message listing items is a cooperating agency in the struck from or added to the meeting, call preparation of the EA. (202) 502–8627. This is a list of matters to be Additional Information considered by the Commission. It does In order to receive notification of the not include a listing of all documents issuance of the EA and to keep track of 1 40 PO 00000 1 Join FERC online to listen live at http:// ferc.capitolconnection.org/. CFR 1501.10 (2020). Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 241 (Tuesday, December 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81192-81193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27519]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension

AGENCY: Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy 
(DOE).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: EIA invites public comment on the proposed three year 
extension, without changes, of Form EIA-111 Quarterly Electricity 
Imports and Exports Report, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. Form EIA-111 collects information on U.S. imports and exports 
of electricity. Data are used to obtain estimates on the flows of 
electricity into and out of the United States.

DATES: EIA must receive all comments on this proposed information 
collection no later than February 16, 2021. If you anticipate 
difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the 
person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may only be sent electronically by email to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tosha Beckford at (202) 287-6597 or by 
email at [email protected]. The form and instructions are 
available at http://www.eia.gov/survey/changes/electricity/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1905-0208;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Quarterly Electricity 
Imports and Exports Report;
    (3) Type of Request: Three year extension without change;
    (4) Purpose: Form EIA-111 collects U.S. electricity import and 
export data on a quarterly basis. The data are used to measure the flow 
of electricity into and out of the United States. The import and export 
data are reported by U.S. purchasers, sellers and transmitters of 
wholesale electricity, including persons authorized by Order to export 
electric energy from the United States to foreign countries, persons 
authorized by Presidential Permit to construct, operate, maintain, or 
connect electric power transmission lines that cross the U.S. 
international border, and U.S. Balancing Authorities that are directly 
interconnected with foreign Balancing Authorities. Such entities report 
monthly flows of electric energy received or delivered across the 
border, the cost associated with the transactions, and actual and 
implemented interchange.
    (4a) Proposed Changes to Information Collection: No changes;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 180;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 720;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1080;
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$86,551 (1,080 burden hours times $80.14 per hour). EIA estimates that 
respondents will have no additional costs associated with the surveys 
other than the burden hours and the maintenance of the information as 
part of the normal course of business.

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    Comments are invited on whether or not: (a) The proposed collection 
of information is necessary for the proper performance of agency 
functions, including whether the information will have a practical 
utility; (b) EIA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used, is accurate; (c) EIA can improve the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information it will collect; and (d) EIA can minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, such as 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

    Statutory Authority: 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on December 9, 2020.
Samson A. Adeshiyan,
Director, Office of Statistical Methods & Research, U.S. Energy 
Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-27519 Filed 12-14-20; 8:45 am]
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