Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-520); Comment Request; Extension, 44013-44014 [2021-17134]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 5, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–17143 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC21–37–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–520); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. 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– 520 (Application for Authority to Hold Interlocking Directorate Positions). DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due October 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments (identified by Docket No. IC21–37–000) on FERC–520 by one of the following methods: Electronic filing through http:// www.ferc.gov is preferred. • Electronic Filing: Documents must be filed in acceptable native SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses (column A × column B) Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost (column C × column D) Cost per respondent (column E ÷ column A) A B C D E F 50 hrs.; $4,350 ...... 8 hrs.; $696 ........... 0.25 hrs.; $21.75 ... 800 hrs.; $69,600 ........... 4,000 hrs.; $348,000 ...... 25 hrs.; $2,175 ............... 16 500 100 U.S.C 825d(b)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 private interests will be adversely affected. FERC–520 consists of three information collection activities. A ‘‘full application,’’ in accordance with 18 CFR 45.8, provides detailed information about the positions for which authorization is sought, including a description of duties. Submission of a more streamlined ‘‘informational report,’’ in accordance with 18 CFR 45.9, is a condition for an automatic grant of authorization to hold interlocking directorates. This automatic authorization is available only to certain types of officers and directors. Finally, a ‘‘notice of change,’’ in accordance with 18 CFR 45.5, is required within 60 days after an officer or director resigns or withdraws from Commissionauthorized interlocked positions or if the applicant is not re-elected or reappointed to the interlocked position. However, no notice of change is required if the only change is: (1) A resignation or withdrawal from fewer than all position held between or among affiliated public utilities; (2) a reelection or reappointment to a position that was previously authorized; or (3) holding a different or additional interlocking position that would qualify for automatic authorization under 18 CFR 45.9. Types of Respondents: Officers and directors of public utilities seeking authorization to hold interlocking directorates. Estimate of Annual Burden: For full applications, 16 responses annually, and per-response burdens of 50 hours and $69,600. For informational reports, 500 responses annually, and perresponse burdens of 8 hours and $348,000. For notices of change, 100 responses annually, and per-response burdens of 0.25 of an hour and $2,175. The total estimated burdens per year are 616 responses, 4,825 hours and $419,775. These burdens are itemized in the following table: Number of respondents Full Application ................ Informational Report ........ Notice of Change ............ 1 16 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: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov. For user assistance, contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at (866) 208–3676 (toll-free). Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, or by telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–520 (Application for Authority to Hold Interlocking Directorate Positions). OMB Control No.: 1902–0083. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–520 information collection requirements with no revisions to the current requirements. Abstract: FERC Form No. 520 is an application requesting FERC authorization for officers and directors of regulated public utilities to simultaneously hold positions of officers and directors of certain other entities. Section 305(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 1 prohibits the holding of specific interlocking positions unless the Commission has authorized the holding of such interlocks upon a determination that neither public nor 44013 23:05 Aug 10, 2021 1 1 1 16 500 100 2 Commission staff estimates that the average industry hourly cost for this information collection is approximated by the current FERC 2021 average Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $4,350 $696 $21.75 hourly costs for wages and benefits, i.e., $87.00/ hour. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 44014 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices Number of respondents Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses (column A × column B) Average burden & cost per response 2 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost (column C × column D) Cost per respondent (column E ÷ column A) A B C D E F N/A ......................... 4,825 hrs.; $419,775 ...... Totals ....................... 616 N/A 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: August 5, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–17134 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC21–19–000, RD21–4–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725A); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. AGENCY: Notice of information collection and request for comments. ACTION: 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– 725A (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System). This notice includes the burden totals for proposed Reliability Standard FAC–008–5, which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments on the collection of information are due September 10, 2021. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:05 Aug 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 616 Send written comments on FERC–725A to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902–0244) 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. IC21–19–000) 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@ 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 N/A at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–725A (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System). OMB Control No.: 1902–0244. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–725A information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: On August 8, 2005, the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005, which is Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), was enacted into law.1 EPAct 2005 added a new section 215 to the FPA, which requires a Commission-certified electric reliability organization (ERO) (FERC–725) to develop mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards, which are subject to Commission review and approval. Once approved, the Reliability Standards may be enforced by the ERO, subject to Commission oversight or the Commission can independently enforce Reliability Standards (FERC–725A).2 On February 3, 2006, the Commission issued Order No. 672, implementing section 215 of the FPA.3 Pursuant to Order No. 672, the Commission certified one organization, NERC, as the ERO.4 The ERO is required to develop Reliability Standards, which are subject to Commission review and approval. The Reliability Standards will apply to users, owners and operators of the BulkPower System, as set forth in each Reliability Standard. On March 16, 2007, the Commission issued Order No. 693, a Final Rule adding part 40, a new part, to the 1 Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58, Title XII, Subtitle A, 119 Stat. 594, 941 (2005), to be codified at 16 U.S.C. 824o. 2 16 U.S.C. 824o(e)(3). 3 Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; Procedures for the Establishment, Approval and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards, Order No. 672, 71 FR 8662 (February 17, 2006), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,204 (2006), order on reh’g, Order No. 672–A, 71 FR 19814 (April 18, 2006), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,212 (2006). 4 North American Electric Reliability Corp., 116 FERC ¶ 61,062 (ERO Certification Order), order on reh’g & compliance, 117 FERC ¶ 61,126 (ERO Rehearing Order) (2006), order on compliance, 118 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2007) (January 2007 Compliance Order). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 11, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44013-44014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-17134]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC21-37-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-520); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

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-520 (Application for Authority to Hold 
Interlocking Directorate Positions).

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due October 12, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments (identified by Docket No. IC21-
37-000) on FERC-520 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: All submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov. For user 
assistance, contact FERC Online Support by email at 
[email protected], or by phone at (866) 208-3676 (toll-free).
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FERC-520 (Application for Authority to Hold Interlocking 
Directorate Positions).
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0083.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-520 information 
collection requirements with no revisions to the current requirements.
    Abstract: FERC Form No. 520 is an application requesting FERC 
authorization for officers and directors of regulated public utilities 
to simultaneously hold positions of officers and directors of certain 
other entities. Section 305(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) \1\ 
prohibits the holding of specific interlocking positions unless the 
Commission has authorized the holding of such interlocks upon a 
determination that neither public nor private interests will be 
adversely affected.
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    \1\ 16 U.S.C 825d(b)(1).
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    FERC-520 consists of three information collection activities. A 
``full application,'' in accordance with 18 CFR 45.8, provides detailed 
information about the positions for which authorization is sought, 
including a description of duties. Submission of a more streamlined 
``informational report,'' in accordance with 18 CFR 45.9, is a 
condition for an automatic grant of authorization to hold interlocking 
directorates. This automatic authorization is available only to certain 
types of officers and directors. Finally, a ``notice of change,'' in 
accordance with 18 CFR 45.5, is required within 60 days after an 
officer or director resigns or withdraws from Commission-authorized 
interlocked positions or if the applicant is not re-elected or 
reappointed to the interlocked position. However, no notice of change 
is required if the only change is: (1) A resignation or withdrawal from 
fewer than all position held between or among affiliated public 
utilities; (2) a reelection or reappointment to a position that was 
previously authorized; or (3) holding a different or additional 
interlocking position that would qualify for automatic authorization 
under 18 CFR 45.9.
    Types of Respondents: Officers and directors of public utilities 
seeking authorization to hold interlocking directorates.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: For full applications, 16 responses 
annually, and per-response burdens of 50 hours and $69,600. For 
informational reports, 500 responses annually, and per-response burdens 
of 8 hours and $348,000. For notices of change, 100 responses annually, 
and per-response burdens of 0.25 of an hour and $2,175. The total 
estimated burdens per year are 616 responses, 4,825 hours and $419,775. 
These burdens are itemized in the following table:
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    \2\ Commission staff estimates that the average industry hourly 
cost for this information collection is approximated by the current 
FERC 2021 average hourly costs for wages and benefits, i.e., $87.00/
hour.

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                                                                Total  number                                                                Cost per
                                  Number of    Annual  number   of  responses    Average  burden & cost     Total annual burden hours &     respondent
    Number of respondents        respondents    of  responses    (column A x        per response \2\       total annual  cost  (column C    (column E /
                                               per respondent     column B)                                         x column D)              column A)
                                            A               B               C  D........................  E.............................               F
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Full Application.............              16               1              16  50 hrs.; $4,350..........  800 hrs.; $69,600.............          $4,350
Informational Report.........             500               1             500  8 hrs.; $696.............  4,000 hrs.; $348,000..........            $696
Notice of Change.............             100               1             100  0.25 hrs.; $21.75........  25 hrs.; $2,175...............          $21.75
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    Totals...................             616             N/A             616  N/A......................  4,825 hrs.; $419,775..........             N/A
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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: August 5, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-17134 Filed 8-10-21; 8:45 am]
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