Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516G); Comment Request; Revision and Extension, 11276-11277 [2021-03804]

Download as PDF 11276 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC21–11–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–516G); Comment Request; Revision and 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– 516G. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due April 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC21–11–000) 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. SUMMARY: Postal Service should be delivered to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 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). 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.govO, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–516G, Electric Rate Schedules and Tariff Filings. OMB Control No.: 1902–0295. Type of Request: Three-year renewal of FERC–516G. Type of Respondents: Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs). Abstract: In this information collection (IC) request, the Commission seeks renewal of FERC–516G, which pertains to the operation of organized wholesale electric power markets operated by RTOs/ISOs. This IC includes a one-time requirement that RTOs and ISOs establish a website and modify their respective tariffs to include the transmission constraint penalty factors used in its market software, as well as the circumstances under which those factors can set locational marginal prices, and any process by which they can be changed. All current RTOs and ISOs have complied with the one-time requirement, but the Commission seeks to renew this requirement in case a new RTO or ISO is established. In addition, this IC requires that each RTO/ISO: (1) Report, on a monthly basis, uplift payments 1 for each transmission zone, broken out by day and uplift category; (2) report, on a monthly basis, total uplift payments for each resource; and (3) report, on a monthly basis, for each operatorinitiated commitment, the size of the commitment, transmission zone, commitment reason, and commitment start time. Necessity of Information: The Commission implements this collection of information to improve competitive wholesale electric markets in the RTO/ ISO regions. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission believes that the burden estimates below are representative of the average burden on respondents, including necessary communications with stakeholders. The estimated burden and cost 3 follow: FERC–516G ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDENS Type of response Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) × (2) = (3) (4) (3) × (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) One-Time Establishment of Website and Tariff Filing. Posting of Monthly Reports on Website. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Totals ..................... 1 1 1 500 hrs.; $38,860 ........ 500 hrs.; $38,860 ........ $38,860 6 12 72 3 hrs.; $233.16 ............ 216 hrs.; $16,787.52 ... $233.16 7 13 73 ..................................... 716 hrs.; $55,647.52 ... NA 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 1 RTOs and ISOs may make such payments to resources that experience a shortfall between what the resources offer and the revenue they realize through market-clearing prices. 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 CFR 1320.3. 3 The hourly cost (for salary plus benefits) was calculated by using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for three positions involved in the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. These figures include salary (https://www.bls.gov/oes/ current/oes_nat.htm) and benefits (http:// www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm) and are: • Manager (Occupation Code 11–0000): $94.84/ hour. • Engineer (Occupation Code 17–2071): $85.71/ hour. • File Clerk (Occupation Code 43–4071): $52.60/ hour. The hourly cost for the reporting requirements ($77.72) is an average of the cost of a manager, an engineer, and a file clerk. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: February 18, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Docket No. IC21–9–000] [FR Doc. 2021–03804 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc–725u); Comment Request; Extension BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. [Docket No. AD21–10–000] SUMMARY: AGENCY: Modernizing Electricity Market Design; Notice of Technical Conference on Resource Adequacy in the Evolving Electricity Sector khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Take notice that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will convene a Commissioner-led technical conference in the abovereferenced proceeding on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday March 24, 2021 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. The conference will be held remotely. The Commission will issue a supplemental notice providing the agenda for the technical conference. The conference will be open for the public to attend remotely. There is no fee for attendance. Information on this event will be posted on the Calendar of Events on the Commission’s website, www.ferc.gov, prior to the event. The conference will be transcribed. Transcripts will be available for a fee from Ace Reporting (202–347–3700). Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–208–8659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about this technical conference, please contact David Rosner at david.rosner@ferc.gov or Emma Nicholson at emma.nicholson@ferc.gov. For information related to logistics, please contact Sarah McKinley at sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov or (202) 502– 8368. Dated: February 18, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03807 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 a renewal of currently approved information collection, FERC–725U (Mandatory Reliability Standards: Reliability Standard CIP–014–2), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due March 26, 2021. 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 (1902–0274) 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. Please submit copies of your comments to the Commission. You may submit copies of your comments (identified by Docket No. IC21–9–000) by one of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Website: http://www.ferc.gov. • 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. • Delivery of filings other than by eFiling or the U.S. Postal Service should be delivered to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11277 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–725U (Mandatory Reliability Standards: Reliability Standard CIP–014–2). OMB Control No.: 1902–0274. Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC–725U information collection requirements, with no changes to the reporting or recordkeeping requirements. Abstract: On August 8, 2005, the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005, which is Title XII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), was enacted into law. EPAct 2005 added a new section 215 to the Federal Power Act (FPA),1 which requires a Commissioncertified Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to develop mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards, subject to Commission review and approval. Once approved, the Reliability Standards may be enforced by the ERO, subject to Commission oversight, or by the Commission independently. Section 215 of the FPA requires a Commissioncertified ERO to develop mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards, subject to Commission review and approval. Once approved, the Reliability Standards may be enforced by the ERO subject to Commission oversight or by the Commission independently. In 2006, the Commission certified NERC (now called the North American Electric Reliability Corporation) as the ERO pursuant to section 215 of the FPA. Reliability Standard CIP–014–2 requires applicable transmission owners and transmission operators to identify and protect transmission stations and transmission substations, and their associated primary control centers that if rendered inoperable or damaged resulting from a physical attack could result in widespread instability, uncontrolled separation, or cascading within an Interconnection. In terms of information collection requirements, an applicable entity must 1 16 E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM U.S.C. 824o. 24FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC21-11-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516G); Comment 
Request; Revision and 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-516G.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due April 26, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC21-11-
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 Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 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).
    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-516G, Electric Rate Schedules and Tariff Filings.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0295.
    Type of Request: Three-year renewal of FERC-516G.
    Type of Respondents: Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and 
Independent System Operators (ISOs).
    Abstract: In this information collection (IC) request, the 
Commission seeks renewal of FERC-516G, which pertains to the operation 
of organized wholesale electric power markets operated by RTOs/ISOs. 
This IC includes a one-time requirement that RTOs and ISOs establish a 
website and modify their respective tariffs to include the transmission 
constraint penalty factors used in its market software, as well as the 
circumstances under which those factors can set locational marginal 
prices, and any process by which they can be changed. All current RTOs 
and ISOs have complied with the one-time requirement, but the 
Commission seeks to renew this requirement in case a new RTO or ISO is 
established.
    In addition, this IC requires that each RTO/ISO: (1) Report, on a 
monthly basis, uplift payments \1\ for each transmission zone, broken 
out by day and uplift category; (2) report, on a monthly basis, total 
uplift payments for each resource; and (3) report, on a monthly basis, 
for each operator-initiated commitment, the size of the commitment, 
transmission zone, commitment reason, and commitment start time.
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    \1\ RTOs and ISOs may make such payments to resources that 
experience a shortfall between what the resources offer and the 
revenue they realize through market-clearing prices.
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    Necessity of Information: The Commission implements this collection 
of information to improve competitive wholesale electric markets in the 
RTO/ISO regions.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \2\ The Commission believes that the 
burden estimates below are representative of the average burden on 
respondents, including necessary communications with stakeholders. The 
estimated burden and cost \3\ follow:
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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 CFR 1320.3.
    \3\ The hourly cost (for salary plus benefits) was calculated by 
using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for three positions 
involved in the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. These 
figures include salary (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm) 
and benefits (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm) and are:
     Manager (Occupation Code 11-0000): $94.84/hour.
     Engineer (Occupation Code 17-2071): $85.71/hour.
     File Clerk (Occupation Code 43-4071): $52.60/hour.
    The hourly cost for the reporting requirements ($77.72) is an 
average of the cost of a manager, an engineer, and a file clerk.

                                                           FERC-516G Estimated Annual Burdens
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                                                        Annual number                                              Total annual burden
           Type of response               Number of     of responses    Total number    Average burden hours &     hours & total annual      Cost per
                                         respondents   per respondent   of responses       cost per response               cost           respondent ($)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) x (2) =  (4).....................  (3) x (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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One-Time Establishment of Website and               1               1               1  500 hrs.; $38,860.......  500 hrs.; $38,860......         $38,860
 Tariff Filing.
Posting of Monthly Reports on Website               6              12              72  3 hrs.; $233.16.........  216 hrs.; $16,787.52...         $233.16
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    Totals...........................               7              13              73  ........................  716 hrs.; $55,647.52...              NA
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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

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of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

    Dated: February 18, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-03804 Filed 2-23-21; 8:45 am]
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