Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-585); Comment Request; Extension, 38704-38705 [2021-15591]

Download as PDF 38704 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. 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. 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 Responsive Documents: All filings 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 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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 385.2010. Dated: July 15, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–15541 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 [Docket No. IC21–22–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–585); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 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–585 (Reporting of Electric Energy Shortages and Contingency Plans Under PURPA 1 Section 206), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due August 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC–585 to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902–0138) 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. IC21–22–000) 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. 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@ SUMMARY: 1 PURPA = Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 95–617, 92 Stat. 3117), enacted 11/ 9/1978. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 https://www.ferc.gov/ferconline/overview. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–585 (Reporting of Electric Energy Shortages and Contingency Plans Under PURPA 2 Section 206). OMB Control No.: 1902–0138 Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–585 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the requirements of FERC–585 to implement the statutory provisions of Section 206 of PURPA. Section 206 of PURPA amended the Federal Power Act (FPA) by adding a new subsection (g) to section 202, under which the Commission, by rule, was to require each public utility to report to the Commission and any appropriate state regulatory authority: • any anticipated shortages of electric energy or capacity which would affect the utility’s capability to serve its wholesale customers; and • a contingency plan that would outline what circumstances might give rise to such occurrences. • In Order No. 575,3 the Commission modified the reporting requirements in 18 CFR 294.101(b) to provide that, if a public utility includes in its rates schedule, provisions that during electric energy and capacity shortages: Æ It will treat firm power wholesale customers without undue discrimination or preference; and Æ it will report any modifications to its contingency plan for accommodating shortages within 15 days to the appropriate state regulatory agency and to the affected wholesale customers, then the utility need not file with the Commission an additional statement of contingency plan for accommodating such shortages. This revision merely changed the reporting mechanism; the public utility’s contingency plan would be located in its filed rate rather than in a 2 PURPA = Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 95–617, 92 Stat. 3117), enacted 11/ 9/1978. 3 Final Rule in Docket RM92–12–000, issued on 1/13/1995. E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices separate document. In Order No. 659,4 the Commission modified the reporting requirements in 18 CFR 294.101(e) to provide that public utilities must comply with the requirements to report shortages and anticipated shortages by submitting this information electronically using the Office of Electric Reliability’s alert system at emergency@ferc.gov in lieu of submitting an original and two copies to the Secretary of the Commission. The Commission uses the information to evaluate and formulate an appropriate option for action in the event an unanticipated shortage is reported and/ or materializes. Without this information, the Commission and State agencies would be unable to: • Examine and approve or modify utility actions; • prepare a response to anticipated disruptions in electric energy; and/or • ensure equitable treatment of all public utility customers under the shortage situation. 38705 The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 294.101. The 60-day notice 5 published on 5/ 06/2021 with no comments received. Type of Respondents: Public Utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 6 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–585 (REPORTING OF ELECTRIC SHORTAGES AND CONTINGENCY PLANS UNDER PURPA SECTION 206) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response 7 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) Contingency plan ...... Capacity Shortage .... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 hrs.; $83.00 ................ 1 hrs.; $83.00 ................ 1 hrs.; $83.00 ................ 1 hrs.; $83.00 ................ $83.00 83.00 Total ................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................... 2 hrs.; $166.00 .............. ........................ Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–15591 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Cost per respondent ($) (5)÷(1) 4 Final Rule in Docket RM05–19–000, issued on 5/27/2005 5 86 FR 20684 6 ‘‘Burden’’ is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Temporary variance of license requirement. b. Project No.: 2310–242. c. Date Filed: July 2, 2021 and supplemented on July 14, 2021. d. Applicant: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (licensee). e. Name of Project: Drum-Spaulding Project. f. Location: South Yuba River and Bear River in Placer and Nevada counties, California. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Michelle Ocken, License Coordinator, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, (530) 863–3439. i. FERC Contact: Robert Ballantine, (202) 502–6289, robert.ballantine@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 20 days from the issuance of this notice by the Commission (August 4, 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, Rockville, MD 20852. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2310–242. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not 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. 7 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * 83.00 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. This is Based upon FERC’s 2020 FTE average salary plus benefits. Commission staff believes that any industry effort applied to FERC– 585 would be compensated similarly to FERC’s average salary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2310–242] Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 138 (Thursday, July 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
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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. IC21-22-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-585); Comment 
Request; 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 a renewal of currently approved 
information collection, FERC-585 (Reporting of Electric Energy 
Shortages and Contingency Plans Under PURPA \1\ Section 206), which 
will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review.
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    \1\ PURPA = Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1979 (Pub. 
L. 95-617, 92 Stat. 3117), enacted 11/9/1978.

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

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC-585 to OMB through 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902-
0138) 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. IC21-22-000) 
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.
    [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 https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
[email protected], telephone at (202) 502-8663.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FERC-585 (Reporting of Electric Energy Shortages and 
Contingency Plans Under PURPA \2\ Section 206).
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    \2\ PURPA = Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1979 (Pub. 
L. 95-617, 92 Stat. 3117), enacted 11/9/1978.
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    OMB Control No.: 1902-0138
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-585 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the 
requirements of FERC-585 to implement the statutory provisions of 
Section 206 of PURPA. Section 206 of PURPA amended the Federal Power 
Act (FPA) by adding a new subsection (g) to section 202, under which 
the Commission, by rule, was to require each public utility to report 
to the Commission and any appropriate state regulatory authority:
     any anticipated shortages of electric energy or capacity 
which would affect the utility's capability to serve its wholesale 
customers; and
     a contingency plan that would outline what circumstances 
might give rise to such occurrences.
     In Order No. 575,\3\ the Commission modified the reporting 
requirements in 18 CFR 294.101(b) to provide that, if a public utility 
includes in its rates schedule, provisions that during electric energy 
and capacity shortages:
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    \3\ Final Rule in Docket RM92-12-000, issued on 1/13/1995.
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    [cir] It will treat firm power wholesale customers without undue 
discrimination or preference; and
    [cir] it will report any modifications to its contingency plan for 
accommodating shortages within 15 days to the appropriate state 
regulatory agency and to the affected wholesale customers, then the 
utility need not file with the Commission an additional statement of 
contingency plan for accommodating such shortages.
    This revision merely changed the reporting mechanism; the public 
utility's contingency plan would be located in its filed rate rather 
than in a

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separate document. In Order No. 659,\4\ the Commission modified the 
reporting requirements in 18 CFR 294.101(e) to provide that public 
utilities must comply with the requirements to report shortages and 
anticipated shortages by submitting this information electronically 
using the Office of Electric Reliability's alert system at 
[email protected] in lieu of submitting an original and two copies to 
the Secretary of the Commission. The Commission uses the information to 
evaluate and formulate an appropriate option for action in the event an 
unanticipated shortage is reported and/or materializes. Without this 
information, the Commission and State agencies would be unable to:
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    \4\ Final Rule in Docket RM05-19-000, issued on 5/27/2005
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     Examine and approve or modify utility actions;
     prepare a response to anticipated disruptions in electric 
energy; and/or
     ensure equitable treatment of all public utility customers 
under the shortage situation.
    The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 294.101.
    The 60-day notice \5\ published on 5/06/2021 with no comments 
received.
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    \5\ 86 FR 20684
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    Type of Respondents: Public Utilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \6\ The Commission estimates the annual 
public reporting burden for the information collection as:
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    \6\ ``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.
    \7\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * 83.00 per 
Hour = Average Cost per Response. This is Based upon FERC's 2020 FTE 
average salary plus benefits. Commission staff believes that any 
industry effort applied to FERC-585 would be compensated similarly 
to FERC's average salary.

                                                    FERC-585 (Reporting of Electric Shortages and Contingency Plans Under PURPA Section 206)
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                                                            Annual number                                                                                                            Cost per
                                              Number of     of responses    Total number     Average burden & cost per response \7\     Total annual burden hours & total annual  respondent ($)
                                             respondents   per respondent   of responses                                                                  cost                        (5)/(1)
                                                      (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).......................................  (3) * (4) = (5)..........................
                                                                                      (3)
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Contingency plan.........................               1               1               1  1 hrs.; $83.00............................  1 hrs.; $83.00...........................          $83.00
Capacity Shortage........................               1               1               1  1 hrs.; $83.00............................  1 hrs.; $83.00...........................           83.00
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    Total................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..........................................  2 hrs.; $166.00..........................  ..............
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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.

Debbie-Anne A. Reese,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-15591 Filed 7-21-21; 8:45 am]
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