Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form Nos. 1, 1T, 1-F, 1-FT, 3-Q, and 3-QT); Comment Request; Extensions, 67042-67046 [2021-25683]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 67042 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices 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 December 8, 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 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. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PL21–3–000] [Docket No. IC22–3–000] Technical Conference on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: Natural Gas Act Sections 3 and 7 Authorizations; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form Nos. 1, 1T, 1–F, 1–FT, 3–Q, and 3–QT); Comment Request; Extensions Dated: November 18, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. Dated: November 18, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–25680 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2021–25672 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 As announced in the Notice of Technical Conference issued in this proceeding on September 16, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will convene a Commission staff-led technical conference to discuss methods natural gas companies may use to mitigate the effects of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions resulting from Natural Gas Act sections 3 and 7 authorizations. The technical conference will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The conference will be held virtually. Attached to this Supplemental Notice is a revised agenda for the technical conference, which includes the final conference program and a revised list of expected speakers. The conference will be open for the public to attend virtually. Registration is not required and there is no fee for attendance. Information on this technical conference, including a link to the public webcast, is available at www.ferc.gov/GhG-mitigation. The conference is also posted on the Calendar of Events on the Commission’s website, www.ferc.gov. Transcripts will be available for a fee from Ace Reporting, (202) 347–3700. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov, call toll-free (866) 208–3372 (voice) or (202) 208–8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about this technical conference, please contact GHGTechConf@ferc.gov. For information related to logistics, please contact Sarah McKinley at sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov or (202) 502– 8368. This notice is issued and published in accordance with 18 CFR 2.1. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collections, FERC Form Nos. 1 and 1T (Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others), 1–F and 1–FT (Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees), and 3–Q and 3–QT (Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies). SUMMARY: Comments on the collections of information are due January 24, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC22–3–000 and the form) by either of the following methods: • 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 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices FERC Form No. 1 is a comprehensive financial and operating report submitted annually for electric rate regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial audits by major electric utilities, licensees, and others. Major is defined as having in each of the last three consecutive calendar years, sales or transmission services that exceed one of the following: (1) One million megawatt-hours of total sales; (2) 100 megawatt-hours of sales for resale; (3) 500 megawatt-hours of power exchanges delivered; or (4) 500 megawatt-hours of wheeling for others (deliveries plus losses).3 FERC Form No. 1 is designed to collect financial and operational information and is made available to the public. FERC Form No. 1 includes a basic set of financial statements: • Comparative Balance Sheet, • Statement of Income, • Statement of Retained Earnings, • Statement of Cash Flows, • Statements of Accumulated Comprehensive Income, • Comprehensive Income, and Hedging Activities, and • Notes to Financial Statements. Supporting schedules contain: • Supplementary information and outlines of corporate structure and governance, • Information on formula rates, and • Description of important changes during the year. Other schedules provide: • Information on revenues and the related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted, 1 Due to expiration dates in 2019 for many of the Commission’s financial forms, the renewal work for several of the forms was in process or pending at OMB during the 2019 Forms Refresh rulemaking effort in Docket No. RM19–12–000. The simultaneous OMB Paperwork Reduction Act processes required the assignment of alternate temporary information collection numbers (‘‘T’’) for some collections at the proposed and/or final rule stages. Accordingly, FERC Form Nos. 1T, 1–FT, and 3–QT represent the additional burden associated with the final rule in RM19–12–000. Revisions to the Filing Process for Comm’n Forms, Order No. 859, 167 FERC ¶ 61,241 (2019). 2 For purposes of this notice, unless otherwise stated, FERC Form Nos. 1 and 1T are collectively referred to as ‘‘FERC Form No. 1,’’ FERC Form Nos. 1–F and 1–FT are collectively referred to as ‘‘FERC Form No. 1–F,’’ and FERC Form Nos. 3–Q (electric and natural gas) and 3–QT (electric and natural gas) are collectively referred to as ‘‘FERC Form No. 3– Q.’’ Because this renewal will incorporate the requirements and burden represented by the 1T, 1– FT, and 3–QT into FERC Form Nos. 1, 1–F, and 3– Q, respectively, it is anticipated that the Commission will eventually seek to retire the 1T, 1–FT, and 3–QT as duplicative. 3 As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 141.1. 4 Revisions to the Filing Process for Comm’n Forms, Order No. 859, 167 FERC ¶ 61,241 (2019). at DataClearance@FERC.gov, and telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:1 Type of Request: Three-year extensions of FERC Form Nos. 1, 1T, 1– F, 1–FT, 3–Q, and 3Q–T with no changes to the current reporting requirements.2 FERC Form No. 1, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others OMB Control Nos. and Titles: 1902– 0021 (FERC Form No. 1, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others) and 1902–0311 (FERC Form No. 1T, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees and Others— Modifications to Form 1 due to Final Rule in Docket No. RM19–12–000). Abstract: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FERC Form No. 1, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67043 • Account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses, • Selected plant cost data, and • Other statistical information. XBRL, Order No. 859, and FERC Form No. 1 Previously, FERC Form No. 1 filers would transmit the information in the form to the Commission using a software application called Visual FoxPro (VFP). This application is no longer supported by its developer, Microsoft Corporation. As a result, in April 2015, the Commission issued an order announcing its intention to replace the VFP filing format for certain Commission forms (including FERC Form No. 1) with an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based filing format. On June 20, 2019, the Commission issued Order No. 859, which adopted eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) as the standard for filing FERC Form No. 1 and certain other Commission forms.4 Type of Respondent: Major electric utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 5 The Commission estimates the annual burden and cost 6 for FERC Form No. 1 as follows: 5 Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 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. The burden hours and costs are rounded for ease of presentation. 6 The cost is based on FERC’s 2021 Commissionwide average salary cost (salary plus benefits) of $87.00/hour. The Commission staff believes the FERC FTE (full-time equivalent) average cost for wages plus benefits is representative of the corresponding cost for the industry respondents. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 67044 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices An~ual "Bll~ (Hrs.).& Tot Annual Cost( (3);~(4 ;=(5 Form 1 Form 1-T 217 217 217 1,168 $101,616 253,456 $22,050,672 $101,616 217 14 $1,218 3,038 $264,306 $1,218 256,494 $22,314,978 Total $102,834 OMB Control Nos. and Titles: 1902– 0029 (FERC Form No. 1–F, Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees) and 1902–0312 (FERC Form No. 1–FT, Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees, Modifications to FERC Form No. 1–F due to Final Rule in Docket No. RM19– 12–000). Abstract: FERC Form No. 1–F is a financial and operating report submitted annually for electric rate regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial audits by Nonmajor electric utilities and licensees. Nonmajor is defined as utilities and licensees that are not classified as Major, and having total sales in each of the last three consecutive years of 10,000 megawatthours or more.7 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 7 As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 141.2. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 FERC Form No. 1–F is designed to collect financial and operational information and is made available to the public. FERC Form No. 1–F includes a basic set of financial statements: • Comparative Balance Sheet, • Statement of Retained Earnings, • Statement of Cash Flows, • Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities, and • Notes to Financial Statements. Supporting schedules contain: • Supplementary information and include revenues and the related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted, • Account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses, • Selected plant cost data, and • Other statistical information. XBRL, Order No. 859, and FERC Form No. 1–F Previously, FERC Form No. 1–F filers would transmit the information in the form to the Commission using a PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 software application called Visual FoxPro (VFP). This application is no longer supported by its developer, Microsoft Corporation. As a result, in April 2015, the Commission issued an order announcing its intention to replace the VFP filing format for certain Commission forms (including FERC Form No. 1–F) with an XML-based filing format. On June 20, 2019, the Commission issued Order No. 859, which adopted XBRL as the standard for filing FERC Form No. 1–F and other Commission forms.8 Type of Respondent: Nonmajor electric utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for FERC Form No. 1–F is $87 (for wages plus benefits) and is described above, under FERC Form No. 1.) The burden hours and costs are rounded for ease of presentation. 8 Revisions to the Filing Process for Comm’n Forms, Order No. 859, 167 FERC ¶ 61,241 (2019). E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 EN24NO21.058</GPH> FERC Form No. 1–F, Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices 67045 Form 1-F 2 2 122 $10,614 244 $21,228 $10,614 Form 1-FT 2 2 14 $1,218 28 $2,436 $1,218 272 $23,664 Total $11,832 OMB Control Nos. and Titles: 1902– 0205 (FERC Form No. 3–Q, Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies) and 1902–0313 (FERC Form No. 3–QT, Quarterly Financial Report-Electric and Gas, modifications to FERC Form No. 3– Q due to Final Rule in Docket No. RM19–12–000). Abstract: FERC Form No. 3–Q is a quarterly financial and operating report for rate regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial audits which supplements (a) FERC Form Nos. 1 and 1–F, for the electric industry, or (b) FERC Form No. 2 (Annual Report for Major Natural Gas Companies; OMB Control No. 1902–0028) and FERC Form No. 2–A (Annual Report for Nonmajor Natural Gas Companies; OMB Control No. 1902–0030), for the natural gas industry. FERC Form No. 3–Q is submitted for all Major and Nonmajor electric utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies.9 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 9 18 CFR 260.1(b) states that for natural gas companies as defined by the Natural Gas Act, Major pertains to a company whose combined gas transported or stored for a fee exceed 50 million Dth in each of the three previous calendar years. 18 CFR 260.2(b) states that for natural gas companies as defined by the Natural Gas Act, Non-Major pertains to a company not meeting the filing threshold for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 FERC Form No. 3–Q includes a basic set of financial statements: • Comparative Balance Sheet, • Statement of Income and Statement of Retained Earnings, • Statement of Cash Flows, • Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities, and • Supporting schedules containing supplementary information. Electric respondents report: • Revenues and the related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted, • Account balances for all electric operation and maintenance expenses, • Selected plant cost data, and • Other statistical information. Natural gas respondents report: • Monthly and quarterly quantities of gas transported and associated revenues, • Storage, terminalling, and processing services, • Natural gas customer accounts and details of service, and • Operational expenses, depreciation, depletion, and amortization of gas plant. XBRL, Order No. 859, and FERC Form No. 3–Q Previously, FERC Form No. 3–Q filers would transmit the information in the form to the Commission using a software application called Visual FoxPro (VFP). This application is no longer supported by its developer, Microsoft Corporation. As a result, in April 2015, the Commission issued an order announcing its intention to replace the VFP filing format for certain Commission forms (including FERC Form No. 3–Q) with an XML-based filing format. On June 20, 2019, the Commission issued Order No. 859, which adopted XBRL as the standard for filing these Commission forms.10 Type of Respondent: Major and nonmajor electric utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies. Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost (as rounded) follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for FERC Form No. 3–Q is $87 (for wages plus benefits) and is described above, under FERC Form No. 1.) The burden hours and costs are rounded for ease of presentation. The quarterly filings are generally a subset of the annual filings. For this reason, the XBRL burden (‘‘3–QT’’) hours are ‘‘0’’ because the burden associated with the 3–QT is already incorporated into other burden numbers for FERC Form No. 1 and FERC Form No. 2. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P FERC Form No. 2, but having total gas sales or volume transactions exceeding 200,000 Dth in each of the three previous calendar years. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10 Revisions to the Filing Process for Comm’n Forms, Order No. 859, 167 FERC ¶ 61,241 (2019). E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 EN24NO21.059</GPH> FERC Form No. 3–Q, Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies 67046 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices Form 3-Q (Electric) 221 3 663 168 $14,616 111,384 $9,690,408 $43,848 orm 3-QT (Electric) 221 3 663 0 $0 0 $0 $0 111,384 $9,690,408 Total $43,848 Form 3-Q (Gas) Form 3-QT(Gas) 147 3 147 3 441 167 $14,529 73,647 $6,407,289 $43,587 441 0 $0 0 $0 $0 73,647 $6,407,289 Total VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 Dated: November 18, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–25683 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–C DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: CP19–491–001. Applicants: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description: Request for Approval of Capacity Lease Agreement Amendment between National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation under CP19–491 and Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC. Filed Date: 11/17/2021. Accession Number: 20211117–5159. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/23/21. Docket Numbers: RP22–327–000. Applicants: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation. Description: Compliance filing: TSCA—Informational Filing (November 2021) to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 11/18/21. Accession Number: 20211118–5049. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/30/21. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 EN24NO21.061</GPH> For the FERC Form 3–Q (electric and natural gas), the total average annual burden hours is 185,031, and the total annual cost is $16,097,697. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of information are 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 estimates of the burden and cost of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. EN24NO21.060</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES $43,587

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67042-67046]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC22-3-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form Nos. 1, 
1T, 1-F, 1-FT, 3-Q, and 3-QT); Comment Request; Extensions

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission 
or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved 
information collections, FERC Form Nos. 1 and 1T (Annual Report of 
Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others), 1-F and 1-FT (Annual 
Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees), and 3-Q and 3-QT 
(Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and 
Natural Gas Companies).

DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due January 24, 
2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC22-3-000 
and the form) by either of the following methods:
     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 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

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at [email protected], and telephone at (202) 502-8663.
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    \1\ Due to expiration dates in 2019 for many of the Commission's 
financial forms, the renewal work for several of the forms was in 
process or pending at OMB during the 2019 Forms Refresh rulemaking 
effort in Docket No. RM19-12-000. The simultaneous OMB Paperwork 
Reduction Act processes required the assignment of alternate 
temporary information collection numbers (``T'') for some 
collections at the proposed and/or final rule stages. Accordingly, 
FERC Form Nos. 1T, 1-FT, and 3-QT represent the additional burden 
associated with the final rule in RM19-12-000. Revisions to the 
Filing Process for Comm'n Forms, Order No. 859, 167 FERC ] 61,241 
(2019).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:\1\

    Type of Request: Three-year extensions of FERC Form Nos. 1, 1T, 1-
F, 1-FT, 3-Q, and 3Q-T with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.\2\
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    \2\ For purposes of this notice, unless otherwise stated, FERC 
Form Nos. 1 and 1T are collectively referred to as ``FERC Form No. 
1,'' FERC Form Nos. 1-F and 1-FT are collectively referred to as 
``FERC Form No. 1-F,'' and FERC Form Nos. 3-Q (electric and natural 
gas) and 3-QT (electric and natural gas) are collectively referred 
to as ``FERC Form No. 3-Q.'' Because this renewal will incorporate 
the requirements and burden represented by the 1T, 1-FT, and 3-QT 
into FERC Form Nos. 1, 1-F, and 3-Q, respectively, it is anticipated 
that the Commission will eventually seek to retire the 1T, 1-FT, and 
3-QT as duplicative.
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FERC Form No. 1, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, 
and Others

    OMB Control Nos. and Titles: 1902-0021 (FERC Form No. 1, Annual 
Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others) and 1902-
0311 (FERC Form No. 1T, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, 
Licensees and Others--Modifications to Form 1 due to Final Rule in 
Docket No. RM19-12-000).
    Abstract:

FERC Form No. 1, Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, 
and Others

    FERC Form No. 1 is a comprehensive financial and operating report 
submitted annually for electric rate regulation, market oversight 
analysis, and financial audits by major electric utilities, licensees, 
and others. Major is defined as having in each of the last three 
consecutive calendar years, sales or transmission services that exceed 
one of the following: (1) One million megawatt-hours of total sales; 
(2) 100 megawatt-hours of sales for resale; (3) 500 megawatt-hours of 
power exchanges delivered; or (4) 500 megawatt-hours of wheeling for 
others (deliveries plus losses).\3\
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    \3\ As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts 
Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the 
Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 
141.1.
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    FERC Form No. 1 is designed to collect financial and operational 
information and is made available to the public. FERC Form No. 1 
includes a basic set of financial statements:
     Comparative Balance Sheet,
     Statement of Income,
     Statement of Retained Earnings,
     Statement of Cash Flows,
     Statements of Accumulated Comprehensive Income,
     Comprehensive Income, and Hedging Activities, and
     Notes to Financial Statements.

    Supporting schedules contain:

     Supplementary information and outlines of corporate 
structure and governance,
     Information on formula rates, and
     Description of important changes during the year.
    Other schedules provide:
     Information on revenues and the related quantities of 
electric sales and electricity transmitted,
     Account balances for all electric operation and 
maintenance expenses,
     Selected plant cost data, and
     Other statistical information.

XBRL, Order No. 859, and FERC Form No. 1

    Previously, FERC Form No. 1 filers would transmit the information 
in the form to the Commission using a software application called 
Visual FoxPro (VFP). This application is no longer supported by its 
developer, Microsoft Corporation. As a result, in April 2015, the 
Commission issued an order announcing its intention to replace the VFP 
filing format for certain Commission forms (including FERC Form No. 1) 
with an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based filing format. On June 
20, 2019, the Commission issued Order No. 859, which adopted eXtensible 
Business Reporting Language (XBRL) as the standard for filing FERC Form 
No. 1 and certain other Commission forms.\4\
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    \4\ Revisions to the Filing Process for Comm'n Forms, Order No. 
859, 167 FERC ] 61,241 (2019).
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    Type of Respondent: Major electric utilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \5\ The Commission estimates the annual 
burden and cost \6\ for FERC Form No. 1 as follows:
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    \5\ Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
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. The burden hours and costs are rounded for ease of 
presentation.
    \6\ The cost is based on FERC's 2021 Commission-wide average 
salary cost (salary plus benefits) of $87.00/hour. The Commission 
staff believes the FERC FTE (full-time equivalent) average cost for 
wages plus benefits is representative of the corresponding cost for 
the industry respondents.

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FERC Form No. 1-F, Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and 
Licensees

    OMB Control Nos. and Titles: 1902-0029 (FERC Form No. 1-F, Annual 
Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees) and 1902-0312 (FERC 
Form No. 1-FT, Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and 
Licensees, Modifications to FERC Form No. 1-F due to Final Rule in 
Docket No. RM19-12-000).
    Abstract: FERC Form No. 1-F is a financial and operating report 
submitted annually for electric rate regulation, market oversight 
analysis, and financial audits by Nonmajor electric utilities and 
licensees. Nonmajor is defined as utilities and licensees that are not 
classified as Major, and having total sales in each of the last three 
consecutive years of 10,000 megawatt-hours or more.\7\
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    \7\ As detailed in 18 CFR 101 (Uniform System of Accounts 
Prescribed for Public Utilities and Licensees Subject to the 
Provision of the Federal Power Act, General Instructions) and 18 CFR 
141.2.
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    FERC Form No. 1-F is designed to collect financial and operational 
information and is made available to the public. FERC Form No. 1-F 
includes a basic set of financial statements:
     Comparative Balance Sheet,
     Statement of Retained Earnings,
     Statement of Cash Flows,
     Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities, 
and
     Notes to Financial Statements.

    Supporting schedules contain:

     Supplementary information and include revenues and the 
related quantities of electric sales and electricity transmitted,
     Account balances for all electric operation and 
maintenance expenses,
     Selected plant cost data, and
     Other statistical information.

XBRL, Order No. 859, and FERC Form No. 1-F

    Previously, FERC Form No. 1-F filers would transmit the information 
in the form to the Commission using a software application called 
Visual FoxPro (VFP). This application is no longer supported by its 
developer, Microsoft Corporation. As a result, in April 2015, the 
Commission issued an order announcing its intention to replace the VFP 
filing format for certain Commission forms (including FERC Form No. 1-
F) with an XML-based filing format. On June 20, 2019, the Commission 
issued Order No. 859, which adopted XBRL as the standard for filing 
FERC Form No. 1-F and other Commission forms.\8\
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    \8\ Revisions to the Filing Process for Comm'n Forms, Order No. 
859, 167 FERC ] 61,241 (2019).
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    Type of Respondent: Nonmajor electric utilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost 
follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for FERC Form No. 1-F is $87 
(for wages plus benefits) and is described above, under FERC Form No. 
1.) The burden hours and costs are rounded for ease of presentation.

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FERC Form No. 3-Q, Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, 
Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies

    OMB Control Nos. and Titles: 1902-0205 (FERC Form No. 3-Q, 
Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and 
Natural Gas Companies) and 1902-0313 (FERC Form No. 3-QT, Quarterly 
Financial Report-Electric and Gas, modifications to FERC Form No. 3-Q 
due to Final Rule in Docket No. RM19-12-000).
    Abstract: FERC Form No. 3-Q is a quarterly financial and operating 
report for rate regulation, market oversight analysis, and financial 
audits which supplements (a) FERC Form Nos. 1 and 1-F, for the electric 
industry, or (b) FERC Form No. 2 (Annual Report for Major Natural Gas 
Companies; OMB Control No. 1902-0028) and FERC Form No. 2-A (Annual 
Report for Nonmajor Natural Gas Companies; OMB Control No. 1902-0030), 
for the natural gas industry. FERC Form No. 3-Q is submitted for all 
Major and Nonmajor electric utilities, licensees, and natural gas 
companies.\9\
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    \9\ 18 CFR 260.1(b) states that for natural gas companies as 
defined by the Natural Gas Act, Major pertains to a company whose 
combined gas transported or stored for a fee exceed 50 million Dth 
in each of the three previous calendar years. 18 CFR 260.2(b) states 
that for natural gas companies as defined by the Natural Gas Act, 
Non-Major pertains to a company not meeting the filing threshold for 
FERC Form No. 2, but having total gas sales or volume transactions 
exceeding 200,000 Dth in each of the three previous calendar years.
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    FERC Form No. 3-Q includes a basic set of financial statements:
     Comparative Balance Sheet,
     Statement of Income and Statement of Retained Earnings,
     Statement of Cash Flows,
     Statement of Comprehensive Income and Hedging Activities, 
and
     Supporting schedules containing supplementary information.

    Electric respondents report:

     Revenues and the related quantities of electric sales and 
electricity transmitted,
     Account balances for all electric operation and 
maintenance expenses,
     Selected plant cost data, and
     Other statistical information.

    Natural gas respondents report:

     Monthly and quarterly quantities of gas transported and 
associated revenues,
     Storage, terminalling, and processing services,
     Natural gas customer accounts and details of service, and
     Operational expenses, depreciation, depletion, and 
amortization of gas plant.

XBRL, Order No. 859, and FERC Form No. 3-Q

    Previously, FERC Form No. 3-Q filers would transmit the information 
in the form to the Commission using a software application called 
Visual FoxPro (VFP). This application is no longer supported by its 
developer, Microsoft Corporation. As a result, in April 2015, the 
Commission issued an order announcing its intention to replace the VFP 
filing format for certain Commission forms (including FERC Form No. 3-
Q) with an XML-based filing format. On June 20, 2019, the Commission 
issued Order No. 859, which adopted XBRL as the standard for filing 
these Commission forms.\10\
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    \10\ Revisions to the Filing Process for Comm'n Forms, Order No. 
859, 167 FERC ] 61,241 (2019).
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    Type of Respondent: Major and nonmajor electric utilities, 
licensees, and natural gas companies.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated annual burden and cost (as 
rounded) follow. (The estimated hourly cost used for FERC Form No. 3-Q 
is $87 (for wages plus benefits) and is described above, under FERC 
Form No. 1.) The burden hours and costs are rounded for ease of 
presentation. The quarterly filings are generally a subset of the 
annual filings. For this reason, the XBRL burden (``3-QT'') hours are 
``0'' because the burden associated with the 3-QT is already 
incorporated into other burden numbers for FERC Form No. 1 and FERC 
Form No. 2.
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    For the FERC Form 3-Q (electric and natural gas), the total average 
annual burden hours is 185,031, and the total annual cost is 
$16,097,697.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of 
information are 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 estimates of the 
burden and cost of the collections of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collections; and 
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: November 18, 2021.
Debbie-Anne A. Reese,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-25683 Filed 11-23-21; 8:45 am]
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