Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-512); Comment Request; Extension, 15660-15661 [2021-06087]

Download as PDF 15660 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 24, 2021 / Notices (ranging from fully in-person to fully remote), the hours of instruction for students, and how enrollment and attendance rates vary by a number of social stratifying factors including race/ ethnicity, socio-economic status, English learner status, and disability status. The work proposed in this package, the NAEP 2021 School and Teacher Questionnaire Special Study, is a more in-depth data collection. Although it will collect data only once, it allows NCES a deeper and richer understanding of how schools and teachers are faring while operating during a pandemic. Because the instruments are very much the same as the instruments used during every administration of NAEP, the data collected will also allow us to better understand trends in schools across and through the global coronavirus pandemic. In addition, a summative report will be provided at the end of the collection, relating the results to those from the NAEP 2021 School Survey. Dated: March 18, 2021. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2021–06018 Filed 3–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board Chairs Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open virtual meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this conference call be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 21, 2021; 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. EDT ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. To attend, please contact Alyssa Harris by email, Alyssa.Harris@em.doe.gov, no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. To Submit Public Comment: Public comments will be accepted via email prior to and after the meeting. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Mar 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Comments received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 will be read aloud during the virtual meeting. Comments will also be accepted after the meeting by no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Please send comments to Alyssa Harris at Alyssa.Harris@ em.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyssa Harris, EM SSAB Federal Coordinator. U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Phone (202) 430–9624 or Email: Alyssa.Harris@ em.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda Topics: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 • Opening Remarks • Update from EM Senior Leadership • EM SSAB Chairs’ Round Robin • Reading of Public Comment • Update from Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory & Policy Affairs • EM Budget Update • Communications Presentation by the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) Wednesday, April 21, 2021 • Charge Presentation and Discussion • Reading of Public Comment • Charge Presentation and Discussion • Open Discussion/Board Business Public Participation: The online virtual meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting by sending them to Alyssa Harris at the aforementioned email address. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the conference call in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments should email them as directed above. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Alyssa Harris at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: https://energy.gov/ em/listings/chairs-meetings. Signed in Washington, DC, on March 18, 2021. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–06046 Filed 3–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC21–8–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–512); 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 a renewal of currently approved information collection, FERC–512 (Preliminary Permit), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due April 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC–512 to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902–0073) 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. IC21–8–000) by one of the following methods: Electronic filing through http:// www.ferc.gov, is preferred. • Electronic Filing: Documents must be filed in acceptable native applications and print-to-PDF, but not in scanned or picture format. • For those unable to file electronically, comments may be filed by USPS mail or by hand (including courier) delivery. • Mail via U.S. Postal Service Only: Addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand (including courier) delivery: Deliver to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 24, 2021 / Notices ‘‘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/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–512, Preliminary Permit. OMB Control No.: 1902–0073. Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC–512 information collection requirements, with no changes to the current reporting requirements in Docket No. IC21–8–000. Abstract: The Commission regulates nonfederal hydropower projects on navigable waters and federal lands pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA).1 The FERC–512 is an application for a preliminary permit or to extend a preliminary permit term. Preliminary permits, issued for up to four years, preserve the right of permit holders to have first priority in applying for a license for a project being studied, but do not authorize construction of any facilities. Nor does a preliminary permit allow the use of eminent domain to acquire lands for the project. The preliminary permits are issued pursuant to sections 4(f), 5, and 7 of the FPA. Preliminary permits may be extended one time for up to four additional years, pursuant to section 5 of the FPA. The purpose of obtaining a preliminary permit is to maintain priority status for an application for a license while the applicant conducts site examinations and surveys to prepare maps, plans, specifications, and estimates. This period of time also provides the applicant with the opportunity to conduct engineering, economic, and environmental feasibility studies in addition to making the financial arrangements for funding the construction of the project. No other application for a preliminary permit or application for license submitted by another party can be accepted during the permit term. The application for a preliminary permit is used by Commission staff to assess the scope of the proposed project, the technology to 15661 be used, and jurisdictional aspects of the project. The staff assessment includes a review of the proposed hydro development for conflicts with other permits or existing projects and public notice of the application to solicit public and agency comments. The application for a one-time extension, up to four years, of a preliminary permit is used by Commission staff to determine if a permittee has met the 2018 Water Infrastructure Act’s good faith and reasonable diligence standard. An application for a preliminary permit includes an initial statement and three numbered exhibits, per 18 CFR 4.81. The initial statement includes information on the applicant, the project, the requested term of the permit, affected political jurisdictions, and a verification of the facts. Type of Respondents: Business or other for-profit and not for-profit institutions. In response to the Notice of Information Collection Request for comments published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2021 (86 FR 1957), the Commission received no comments on the 60-day Paperwork Reduction Act notice. Estimate of Annual Burden 2 and Cost 3: The Commission estimates as shown below in the table: FERC–512: (PRELIMINARY PERMIT) 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 Average annual cost per respondent (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Total FERC–512 ... 50 1 50 24 hrs.; $1,992 ............ 1,200 hrs.; $99,600 ..... $1,992 50 1 50 24 hrs.; $1,992 ............ 1,200 hrs.; $99,600 ..... 1,992 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 1 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r (2012). 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 2 Burden VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Dated: March 18, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2020–0617; FRL–10018– 36] [FR Doc. 2021–06087 Filed 3–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Request for Comment; Collection of Information for TSCA Mercury Inventory Reporting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 Commission staff estimates that the industry’s skill set and cost (for wages and benefits) for FERC– PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 512 are approximately the same as the Commission’s average cost. The FERC 2020 average salary plus benefits for one FERC full-time equivalent (FTE) is $172,329/year (or $83.00/hour). E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC21-8-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-512); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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 a renewal of currently approved 
information collection, FERC-512 (Preliminary Permit), which will be 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due April 23, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC-512 to OMB through 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902-
0073) 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. IC21-8-000) by 
one of the following methods: Electronic filing through http://www.ferc.gov, is preferred.
     Electronic Filing: Documents must be filed in acceptable 
native applications and print-to-PDF, but not in scanned or picture 
format.
     For those unable to file electronically, comments may be 
filed by USPS mail or by hand (including courier) delivery.
     Mail via U.S. Postal Service Only: Addressed to: Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First 
Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.
    Hand (including courier) delivery: Deliver to: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 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

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``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/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-512, Preliminary Permit.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0073.
    Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC-512 information 
collection requirements, with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements in Docket No. IC21-8-000.
    Abstract: The Commission regulates nonfederal hydropower projects 
on navigable waters and federal lands pursuant to the Federal Power Act 
(FPA).\1\ The FERC-512 is an application for a preliminary permit or to 
extend a preliminary permit term. Preliminary permits, issued for up to 
four years, preserve the right of permit holders to have first priority 
in applying for a license for a project being studied, but do not 
authorize construction of any facilities. Nor does a preliminary permit 
allow the use of eminent domain to acquire lands for the project. The 
preliminary permits are issued pursuant to sections 4(f), 5, and 7 of 
the FPA. Preliminary permits may be extended one time for up to four 
additional years, pursuant to section 5 of the FPA. The purpose of 
obtaining a preliminary permit is to maintain priority status for an 
application for a license while the applicant conducts site 
examinations and surveys to prepare maps, plans, specifications, and 
estimates. This period of time also provides the applicant with the 
opportunity to conduct engineering, economic, and environmental 
feasibility studies in addition to making the financial arrangements 
for funding the construction of the project. No other application for a 
preliminary permit or application for license submitted by another 
party can be accepted during the permit term. The application for a 
preliminary permit is used by Commission staff to assess the scope of 
the proposed project, the technology to be used, and jurisdictional 
aspects of the project. The staff assessment includes a review of the 
proposed hydro development for conflicts with other permits or existing 
projects and public notice of the application to solicit public and 
agency comments. The application for a one-time extension, up to four 
years, of a preliminary permit is used by Commission staff to determine 
if a permittee has met the 2018 Water Infrastructure Act's good faith 
and reasonable diligence standard. An application for a preliminary 
permit includes an initial statement and three numbered exhibits, per 
18 CFR 4.81. The initial statement includes information on the 
applicant, the project, the requested term of the permit, affected 
political jurisdictions, and a verification of the facts.
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r (2012).
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    Type of Respondents: Business or other for-profit and not for-
profit institutions.
    In response to the Notice of Information Collection Request for 
comments published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2021 (86 FR 
1957), the Commission received no comments on the 60-day Paperwork 
Reduction Act notice.
    Estimate of Annual Burden \2\ and Cost \3\: The Commission 
estimates as shown below in the table:
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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.
    \3\ Commission staff estimates that the industry's skill set and 
cost (for wages and benefits) for FERC-512 are approximately the 
same as the Commission's average cost. The FERC 2020 average salary 
plus benefits for one FERC full-time equivalent (FTE) is $172,329/
year (or $83.00/hour).

                                                             FERC-512: (Preliminary Permit)
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                                                        Annual number                                              Total annual burden    Average annual
                                          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) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping...              50               1              50  24 hrs.; $1,992.........  1,200 hrs.; $99,600....          $1,992
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    Total FERC-512...................              50               1              50  24 hrs.; $1,992.........  1,200 hrs.; $99,600....           1,992
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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.

    Dated: March 18, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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