Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725B2); Comment Request; Revision, 23718-23720 [2021-09356]

Download as PDF 23718 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No., 11150–095] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Grand River Power Company, Inc.; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Request To Permanently Resume Generation, 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. Type of Proceeding: Application for non-capacity amendment of license. b. Project No.: 11150–095. c. Date Filed: March 31, 2021. d. Licensee: Grand River Power Company, Inc. e. Name of Project: Smithville and Mix Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Grand River, in the City of Eaton Rapids, in Eaton County, Michigan. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Licensee Contact: Roy Davis, Grand River Power Company, Inc., 332 S Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, (616) 318–4191, wastetoenergy@ charter.net. i. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, (202) 502–6778, christopher.chaney@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions, and protests Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: May 27, 2021. 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, 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 Rockville, MD 20852. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–11150–095. 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 project consists of two developments—the Smithville Development, which is located about two miles upstream of Eaton Rapids, and the Mix Development, which is located within Eaton Rapids. For both developments, the applicant proposes to modify the elevation datum used to specify the impoundment elevation requirements of Article 402, and to remove the requirement for pre-high flow drawdowns from Article 403. Under the proposed amendment, operations and water levels would not change; however, the elevation datum would change from mean sea level (msl) to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29). Additionally, the applicant proposes to ensure passage of the 10-cubic-foot-per-second minimum flow at the Mix Development required by Article 403 by maintaining and monitoring a minimum elevation at the Mix dam. The applicant will continue to maintain and monitor the impoundment elevation required by Article 402 at the Mix powerhouse. The applicant filed the amendment application in order to resolve the outstanding compliance issues from a November 26, 2014 Order to Cease Generation issued for the project. Therefore, the applicant is seeking authorization to permanently resume generation upon the approval of this amendment application. l. Locations of the Application: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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: April 27, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–09341 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD21–2–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725B2); Comment Request; Revision Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices 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 revisions to the information collection FERC–725B2 (Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection [CIP] Reliability Standards) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due June 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC–725B2 to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB control number (1902–0304) in the subject line. Your comments should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Please submit copies of your comments (identified by Docket No. RD21–2–000) to the Commission as noted below. 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 ‘‘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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 and telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–725B2, Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection [CIP] Reliability Standards.1 OMB Control No.: 1902–0304. Type of Request: Three-year approval of proposed changes as described in Docket No. RD21–2–000. Abstract: The North American Electric Relaibility Corportation filed a petition with the Commission on December 14, 2020. The docket was noticed on January 7 with a 21-day comment/intervention period, ending on January 28, 2021. In response to the Notice of Information Collection and Request for Comments published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2021 (86 FR 11760), the Commission received no comments on the 60-day Paperwork Reduction Act notice. FERC issued a Commission Letter Order on March 18, 2021.2 FERC–725B2 contains the following information collection elements. Pursuant to Reliability Standard CIP– 013–2 Requirement R1, responsible entities should update their supply chain risk management plans to include Electronic Access Control or Monitoring Systems and Physical Access Control Systems. The act of implementing the modified plans and procedures may result in additional documentation, as required by Reliability Standard CIP– 013–2, Requirement R2. In addition to the above one-time paperwork requirements, pursuant to Reliability Standard CIP–013–1, Requirement R3, responsible entities are required to review their supply chain risk management plan and associated procedures every 15 months. 1 The reporting and recordkeeping requirements proposed in Docket No. RD21–2–000 would normally be included in FERC–725B (OMB Control No. 1902–0248). However another unrelated item under FERC–725B is pending review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and only one item per OMB Control No. can be pending review at a time. We are submitting the additional requirements (and related burden estimates) described in Docket No. RD21–2–000 to OMB under the interim information collection number FERC–725B2 in order to submit the request to OMB timely. FERC– 725B continues to cover the current requirements and burden of the standards, before implementation of the additional requirements of Docket No. RD21– 2–000. 2 The Commission Letter Order is available on FERC’s eLibrary system (https://elibrary.ferc.gov/ eLibrary/search) by searching in Docket Number RD21–2. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23719 The technical requirements in Reliability Standard CIP–005–7, Requirement R3.1 and Requirement R3.2 are likely to result in documentation burden in year one to implement new reporting requirements. Reliability Standard CIP–010–4, Requirement R1.6 will require modification of certain procedures, as well as initial implementation and documentation of said procedures. The compliance-related recordkeeping requirements of the above-mentioned standards will continue on an ongoing basis beginning in year one. Type of Respondent: Businesses or other for-profit institutions; not-forprofit institutions. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the total annual burden and cost 4 for this information collection in the table below. For hourly cost (for wages and benefits) for the reporting requirements, we estimate that • 2% of the time is spent by Electrical Engineers (Occupation Code: 17–2071, at $70.19/hr.), • 15% of the time is spent by Legal (Occupation Code: 23–0000, at $142.65/ hr.), • 31.5% of the time is spent by Information Security Analysts (Occupation Code: 15–1122, at $71.47/ hr.), • 10% of the time is spent by Computer and Information Systems Managers (Occupation Code: 11–3021, at $101.58/hr.), • 10% of the time is spent by Management (Occupation Code: 11– 0000, at $97.15/hr.), and • 31.5% of the time is spent by Management Analyst (Occupation Code: 43–0000 at $66.23/hr.). Therefore, for reporting requirements, we use the weighted hourly cost (for wages and benefits) of $86.05. For recordkeeping requirements, for hourly cost (for wages and benefits), we are using $41.03 for Information and Record Clerks (Occupation Code: 43– 4199). The proposed standards are not changing the reporting or recordkeeping requirements, however the proposed 3 ‘‘Burden’’ is the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 4 Costs (for wages and benefits) are based on wage figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for May 2019 (at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ naics2_22.htm) and benefits information issued March 19, 2020 (at https://www.bls.gov/ news.release/ecec.nr0.htm). E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 23720 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices standards are expanding the types of assets to which the reporting and recordkeeping requirements apply. assets to which the reporting and recordkeeping requirements apply. FERC–725B2, ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL ANNUAL BURDEN DUE TO DOCKET NO. RD21–2 Type and number of respondents 5 Type of reporting or recordkeeping requirement I I (A) Total number of annual responses Average annual burden hours & cost ($) per response Estimated total annual burden hours and cost ($) (A) × (B) = (C) (D) (C) × (D) Annual number of responses per respondent Annual number of respondents I (B) Reliability Standard CIP–013–2 343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and TOP). 343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and TOP). 343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and TOP). Sub-Total for CIP– 013–2. Reporting, Implementation (one-time in Year 1). Reporting (ongoing starting in Year 2). Recordkeeping (ongoing starting in Year 1). 343 1 343 136 hrs.; $11,702.80 ........ 343 1 343 30 hrs.; $2,581.50 ............ 46,648 hrs.; $4,014,060.40. 10,290 hrs.; $885,454.50. 343 1 343 5 hrs.; $205.15 ................. 1,715 hrs.; $70,366.45. .......................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ .......................................... 58,653 hrs.; $4,969,881.35. Reliability Standard CIP–005–7 343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and TOP). 343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and TOP). Sub-Total for CIP– 005–7. Reporting, Implementation (one-time in Year 1). Recordkeeping (ongoing starting in Year 1). .......................................... 343 1 343 12 hrs.; $1,032.60 ............ 4,116 hrs.; $354,181.80. 343 1 343 3 hrs.; $123.09 ................. 1,029 hrs.; $42,219.87. ........................ ........................ ........................ .......................................... 5,145 hrs.; $396,401.67. I I I Reliability Standard CIP–010–4 343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and TOP). 343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and TOP). Sub-Total for CIP– 010–4. Total Annual Burden Hrs. and Cost, due to RD21–2. Reporting, Implementation (one-time in Yr. 1). Recordkeeping (ongoing starting in Year 1). 343 1 343 12 hrs.; $1,032.60 ............ 4116 hrs.; $354,181.80. 343 1 343 3 hrs.; $123.09 ................. 1,029 hrs.; $42,219.87. .......................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ .......................................... 5,145 hrs.; $396,401.67. .......................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ .......................................... 68,943 hrs.; $5,762,684.69. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC21–83–000. Applicants: ReEnergy Livermore Falls LLC, ReEnergy Stratton LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of ReEnergy Livermore Falls LLC, et al. Filed Date: 4/28/21. Accession Number: 20210428–5157. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/19/21. Docket Numbers: EC21–84–000. Applicants: Seneca Energy II, LLC, Innovative Energy Systems, LLC, Sunshine Gas Producers, LLC, Rice Acquisition Corporation, PEI Power LLC, PEI Power II, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of Seneca Energy II, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 4/28/21. Accession Number: 20210428–5279. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/19/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG21–135–000. Applicants: SP Garland Solar Storage, LLC. Description: Self-Certification of EG or FC of SP Garland Solar Storage, LLC. Filed Date: 4/28/21. Accession Number: 20210428–5179. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/19/21. Docket Numbers: EG21–136–000. Applicants: SP Tranquillity Solar Storage, LLC. 5 There are 1,494 unique registered entities in the NERC compliance registry as of February 5, 2021. Of this total, we estimate that 343 entities (Balancing Authority [BA], Distribution Provider [DP], Generator Owner [GO], Generator Operator [GOP], Reliability Coordinator [RC], Transmission Owner [TO], and Transmission Operator [TOP]) will face an increased paperwork burden due to Docket No. RD21–2. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with 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: April 29, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–09356 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RD21-2-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725B2); 
Comment Request; Revision

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 revisions to the information 
collection FERC-725B2 (Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical 
Infrastructure Protection [CIP] Reliability Standards) and submitting 
the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB 
and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as 
explained below.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due June 3, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC-725B2 to OMB through 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB control number (1902-
0304) in the subject line. Your comments should be sent within 30 days 
of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
    Please submit copies of your comments (identified by Docket No. 
RD21-2-000) to the Commission as noted below. 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 ``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] and telephone at (202) 502-8663.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-725B2, Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical 
Infrastructure Protection [CIP] Reliability Standards.\1\
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    \1\ The reporting and recordkeeping requirements proposed in 
Docket No. RD21-2-000 would normally be included in FERC-725B (OMB 
Control No. 1902-0248). However another unrelated item under FERC-
725B is pending review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
and only one item per OMB Control No. can be pending review at a 
time.
    We are submitting the additional requirements (and related 
burden estimates) described in Docket No. RD21-2-000 to OMB under 
the interim information collection number FERC-725B2 in order to 
submit the request to OMB timely. FERC-725B continues to cover the 
current requirements and burden of the standards, before 
implementation of the additional requirements of Docket No. RD21-2-
000.
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    OMB Control No.: 1902-0304.
    Type of Request: Three-year approval of proposed changes as 
described in Docket No. RD21-2-000.
    Abstract: The North American Electric Relaibility Corportation 
filed a petition with the Commission on December 14, 2020. The docket 
was noticed on January 7 with a 21-day comment/intervention period, 
ending on January 28, 2021. In response to the Notice of Information 
Collection and Request for Comments published in the Federal Register 
on February 22, 2021 (86 FR 11760), the Commission received no comments 
on the 60-day Paperwork Reduction Act notice. FERC issued a Commission 
Letter Order on March 18, 2021.\2\
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    \2\ The Commission Letter Order is available on FERC's eLibrary 
system (https://elibrary.ferc.gov/eLibrary/search) by searching in 
Docket Number RD21-2.
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    FERC-725B2 contains the following information collection elements. 
Pursuant to Reliability Standard CIP-013-2 Requirement R1, responsible 
entities should update their supply chain risk management plans to 
include Electronic Access Control or Monitoring Systems and Physical 
Access Control Systems. The act of implementing the modified plans and 
procedures may result in additional documentation, as required by 
Reliability Standard CIP-013-2, Requirement R2. In addition to the 
above one-time paperwork requirements, pursuant to Reliability Standard 
CIP-013-1, Requirement R3, responsible entities are required to review 
their supply chain risk management plan and associated procedures every 
15 months.
    The technical requirements in Reliability Standard CIP-005-7, 
Requirement R3.1 and Requirement R3.2 are likely to result in 
documentation burden in year one to implement new reporting 
requirements.
    Reliability Standard CIP-010-4, Requirement R1.6 will require 
modification of certain procedures, as well as initial implementation 
and documentation of said procedures.
    The compliance-related recordkeeping requirements of the above-
mentioned standards will continue on an ongoing basis beginning in year 
one.
    Type of Respondent: Businesses or other for-profit institutions; 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\
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    \3\ ``Burden'' is 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 Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.
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    The Commission estimates the total annual burden and cost \4\ for 
this information collection in the table below. For hourly cost (for 
wages and benefits) for the reporting requirements, we estimate that
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    \4\ Costs (for wages and benefits) are based on wage figures 
from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for May 2019 (at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm) and benefits information 
issued March 19, 2020 (at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm).
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     2% of the time is spent by Electrical Engineers 
(Occupation Code: 17-2071, at $70.19/hr.),
     15% of the time is spent by Legal (Occupation Code: 23-
0000, at $142.65/hr.),
     31.5% of the time is spent by Information Security 
Analysts (Occupation Code: 15-1122, at $71.47/hr.),
     10% of the time is spent by Computer and Information 
Systems Managers (Occupation Code: 11-3021, at $101.58/hr.),
     10% of the time is spent by Management (Occupation Code: 
11-0000, at $97.15/hr.), and
     31.5% of the time is spent by Management Analyst 
(Occupation Code: 43-0000 at $66.23/hr.).
    Therefore, for reporting requirements, we use the weighted hourly 
cost (for wages and benefits) of $86.05.
    For recordkeeping requirements, for hourly cost (for wages and 
benefits), we are using $41.03 for Information and Record Clerks 
(Occupation Code: 43-4199).
    The proposed standards are not changing the reporting or 
recordkeeping requirements, however the proposed

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standards are expanding the types of assets to which the reporting and 
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    \5\ There are 1,494 unique registered entities in the NERC 
compliance registry as of February 5, 2021. Of this total, we 
estimate that 343 entities (Balancing Authority [BA], Distribution 
Provider [DP], Generator Owner [GO], Generator Operator [GOP], 
Reliability Coordinator [RC], Transmission Owner [TO], and 
Transmission Operator [TOP]) will face an increased paperwork burden 
due to Docket No. RD21-2.

                                         FERC-725B2, Estimated Additional Annual Burden Due to Docket No. RD21-2
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                                                                            Annual  number
                                      Type of reporting or  Annual  number   of  responses   Total  number      Average annual        Estimated  total
Type and number of  respondents \5\      recordkeeping            of              per         of  annual     burden hours  & cost   annual  burden hours
                                          requirement         respondents     respondent       responses      ($)  per response        and cost  ($)
                                                                       (A)             (B)     (A) x (B) =  (D)..................  (C) x (D)
                                                                                                       (C)
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                                                             Reliability Standard CIP-013-2
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343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and    Reporting,                        343               1             343  136 hrs.; $11,702.80.  46,648 hrs.;
 TOP).                                Implementation (one-                                                                          $4,014,060.40.
                                      time in Year 1).
343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and    Reporting (ongoing                343               1             343  30 hrs.; $2,581.50...  10,290 hrs.;
 TOP).                                starting in Year 2).                                                                          $885,454.50.
343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and    Recordkeeping                     343               1             343  5 hrs.; $205.15......  1,715 hrs.;
 TOP).                                (ongoing starting in                                                                          $70,366.45.
                                      Year 1).
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    Sub-Total for CIP-013-2........  .....................  ..............  ..............  ..............  .....................  58,653 hrs.;
                                                                                                                                    $4,969,881.35.
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                                                             Reliability Standard CIP-005-7
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343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and    Reporting,                        343               1             343  12 hrs.; $1,032.60...  4,116 hrs.;
 TOP).                                Implementation (one-                                                                          $354,181.80.
                                      time in Year 1).
343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and    Recordkeeping                     343               1             343  3 hrs.; $123.09......  1,029 hrs.;
 TOP).                                (ongoing starting in                                                                          $42,219.87.
                                      Year 1).
    Sub-Total for CIP-005-7........  .....................  ..............  ..............  ..............  .....................  5,145 hrs.;
                                                                                                                                    $396,401.67.
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                                                             Reliability Standard CIP-010-4
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343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and    Reporting,                        343               1             343  12 hrs.; $1,032.60...  4116 hrs.;
 TOP).                                Implementation (one-                                                                          $354,181.80.
                                      time in Yr. 1).
343 (BA, DP, GO, GOP, RC, TO, and    Recordkeeping                     343               1             343  3 hrs.; $123.09......  1,029 hrs.;
 TOP).                                (ongoing starting in                                                                          $42,219.87.
                                      Year 1).
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    Sub-Total for CIP-010-4........  .....................  ..............  ..............  ..............  .....................  5,145 hrs.;
                                                                                                                                    $396,401.67.
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        Total Annual Burden Hrs.     .....................  ..............  ..............  ..............  .....................  68,943 hrs.;
         and Cost, due to RD21-2.                                                                                                   $5,762,684.69.
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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: April 29, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-09356 Filed 5-3-21; 8:45 am]
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