Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516g); Comment Request; Revision and Extension, 33266-33267 [2021-13375]

Download as PDF 33266 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER21–2128–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 0HAM WHAM8 SOLAR, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of 0HAM WHAM8 SOLAR, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is July 6, 2021. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// www.ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 14, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13423 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC21–14–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–516g); Comment Request; Revision and 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 the currently approved information collection, FERC– 516G (Electric Rates Schedules and Tariff Filings), as it would be revised in this information collection request. The Commission will submit this request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC–516G to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB control number (1902–0295) 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. IC21–14–000) to the Commission as noted below. Electronic filing through http://www.ferc.gov, is preferred. • Electronic Filing: Documents must be filed in acceptable native SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Æ Mail via U.S. Postal Service Only: Addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Æ 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 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: Electric Rates Schedules and Tariff Filings. OMB Control No.: 1902–0295. Type of Request: Three-year revision and renewal of FERC–516G. Type of Respondents: Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs). Abstract: In accordance with 18 CFR 35.28(g)(10), each RTO and ISO must post information regarding uplift on a publicly accessible portion of its website. In this context, ‘‘uplift’’ refers to payments that a regional grid operator makes to a resource whose commitment and dispatch result in a shortfall between the costs in the resource’s offer and the revenue earned through market clearing prices. At minimum, the information must include: • Uplift, paid in dollars, and categorized by transmission zone, day, and uplift category, to be posted within 20 calendar days of the end of each month; • The resource name and the total amount of uplift paid in dollars E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices commitment reason,1 and commitment start time, to be posted within 30 calendar days of the end of each month. As originally cleared by OMB, FERC– 516G also included a one-time requirement that ITOs and RTOs revise their tariffs in accordance with 18 CFR 35.28(g)(10)(iii). The relevant tariffs aggregated across the month to each resource that received uplift payments within the calendar month, to be posted within 90 calendar days of the end of each month; and • Each operator-initiated commitment, listing the size of the commitment, transmission zone, 33267 have been revised, and FERC is now requesting removal of that information collection activity. Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated burden and cost 2 for the requirements contained in 18 CFR 35.28(g)(10) are as follows: FERC–516G ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES IN DOCKET NO. IC21–14–000 Type of response Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses (Column B × Column C) Average burden hours & cost per response Total annual burden hours & cost (Column D × Column E) Cost per respondent (Column F ÷ Column B) A. B. C. D. E. F. G. 3 hrs.; $202.14 ................. 216 hrs.; $14,554.08 ........ Preparing and Posting of 3 reports on company website each month. 6 72 $2,425.68 In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for a single new license for three currently separately licensed projects and has prepared a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS).1 The single new operating license would combine the Coosa Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2146), which consists of the Weiss, H. Neely Henry, Logan Martin, Lay, and Bouldin developments, the Mitchell Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 82), and the Jordan Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 618) as one 960.9megawatt (MW) project, the Coosa River Hydroelectric Project (Coosa River Project) No. 2146. The projects are located on the Coosa River, in the states of Alabama and Georgia, and occupy about 508.31 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and 5.75 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The draft SEIS has been prepared to address the July 6, 2018 opinion issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (court) regarding the Commission’s environmental review of the Coosa River Project, and supplements the final environmental assessment (FEA), issued December 31, 2009, for the project. The draft SEIS focuses on the following issues identified by the court as needing further analysis and expands upon the analysis contained within the FEA for these issues: (1) Dissolved oxygen; (2) fish entrainment and turbine mortality; (3) federally listed threatened and endangered species; and (4) cumulative effects. The draft SEIS describes staff’s analysis of the applicant’s proposal and the alternatives for relicensing the project. The draft SEIS documents the views of governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the license applicant, and Commission staff. The Commission provides all interested persons with an opportunity to view and/or print the draft SEIS via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (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. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), in a Presidential proclamation issued on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or tollfree at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. 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, contact FERC Online Support. Due to concerns with large gatherings related to COVID–19, we do not intend to conduct public meetings for the 1 Commitment reasons may include, but are not limited to, system-wide capacity, constraint management, and voltage support. 2 The hourly cost estimate is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for three occupational categories for 2020 involved in the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. These figures include salary (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ nat.htm) and benefits and are: • Manager (Occupation Code 11–0000): $97.15/ hour. • Electrical Engineer (Occupation Code 17–2071): $70.19/hour. • File Clerk (Occupation Code 43–4071): 34.70/ hour. The estimated hourly cost for the reporting requirement ($67.38) is an average of the costs listed above. 1 On July 16, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final rule, Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (Final Rule, 85 FR 43304), which was effective as of September 14, 2020; however, the NEPA review of this project was in process at that time and was prepared pursuant to CEQ’s 1978 NEPA regulations. 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: June 15, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13375 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2146–111; Project No. 82–000; Project No. 618–000] Alabama Power Company, Notice of Availability of The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for The Coosa River Hydroelectric Project khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 119 (Thursday, June 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33266-33267]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC21-14-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516g); Comment 
Request; Revision and 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 the currently approved 
information collection, FERC-516G (Electric Rates Schedules and Tariff 
Filings), as it would be revised in this information collection 
request. The Commission will submit this request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review.

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

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC-516G to OMB through 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB control number (1902-
0295) 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. 
IC21-14-000) 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.
    [cir] Mail via U.S. Postal Service Only: Addressed to: Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First 
Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.
    [cir] 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: Electric Rates Schedules and Tariff Filings.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0295.
    Type of Request: Three-year revision and renewal of FERC-516G.
    Type of Respondents: Independent System Operators (ISOs) and 
Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs).
    Abstract: In accordance with 18 CFR 35.28(g)(10), each RTO and ISO 
must post information regarding uplift on a publicly accessible portion 
of its website. In this context, ``uplift'' refers to payments that a 
regional grid operator makes to a resource whose commitment and 
dispatch result in a shortfall between the costs in the resource's 
offer and the revenue earned through market clearing prices. At 
minimum, the information must include:
     Uplift, paid in dollars, and categorized by transmission 
zone, day, and uplift category, to be posted within 20 calendar days of 
the end of each month;
     The resource name and the total amount of uplift paid in 
dollars

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aggregated across the month to each resource that received uplift 
payments within the calendar month, to be posted within 90 calendar 
days of the end of each month; and
     Each operator-initiated commitment, listing the size of 
the commitment, transmission zone, commitment reason,\1\ and commitment 
start time, to be posted within 30 calendar days of the end of each 
month.
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    \1\ Commitment reasons may include, but are not limited to, 
system-wide capacity, constraint management, and voltage support.
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    As originally cleared by OMB, FERC-516G also included a one-time 
requirement that ITOs and RTOs revise their tariffs in accordance with 
18 CFR 35.28(g)(10)(iii). The relevant tariffs have been revised, and 
FERC is now requesting removal of that information collection activity.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated burden and cost \2\ for 
the requirements contained in 18 CFR 35.28(g)(10) are as follows:
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    \2\ The hourly cost estimate is based on data from the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics for three occupational categories for 2020 involved 
in the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. These figures 
include salary (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm) and 
benefits and are:
     Manager (Occupation Code 11-0000): $97.15/hour.
     Electrical Engineer (Occupation Code 17-2071): $70.19/
hour.
     File Clerk (Occupation Code 43-4071): 34.70/hour.
    The estimated hourly cost for the reporting requirement ($67.38) 
is an average of the costs listed above.

                                               FERC-516G Annual Burden Estimates in Docket No. IC21-14-000
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                                                                        Total number                                                         Cost per
                                          Number of     Annual number   of responses    Average burden hours &     Total annual burden      respondent
           Type of response              respondents    of responses     (Column B x       cost per response      hours & cost (Column D    (Column F /
                                                       per respondent     Column C)                                    x Column E)           Column B)
A.                                                 B.              C.              D.  E.......................  F......................              G.
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Preparing and Posting of 3 reports on               6              12              72  3 hrs.; $202.14.........  216 hrs.; $14,554.08...       $2,425.68
 company website each month.
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    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: June 15, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-13375 Filed 6-23-21; 8:45 am]
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