Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-912); Comment Request; Extension, 18009-18010 [2022-06573]

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ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 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– 912 (PURPA Section 210(m) Notification Requirements Applicable to Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due May 31, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC–912 (IC22–9–000) to the Commission. You may submit copies of your comments 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 to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852. Instructions: 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 at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–912, PURPA Section 210(m) Notification Requirements Applicable to Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities. OMB Control No.: 1902–0237. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–912 information collection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18009 requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: On 8/8/2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) 1 was signed into law. Section 1253(a) of EPAct 2005 amends Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) by adding subsection ‘‘(m),’’ that provides, based on a specified showing, for the termination and subsequent reinstatement of an electric utility’s obligation to purchase from, and sell energy and capacity to, qualifying facilities (QFs). In 2019 the Commission revised its regulations in 18 CFR 292.309–292.313 in Docket No. RM19–15–000 to account for industry changes. These industry changes include: The decrease in reliance on oil and natural gas, the increase of natural gas supply due to access of shale reserves, and the decreasing costs of renewable energy sources. Due to the modifications in the rulemaking, the Commission revised its information collection requirements. The Commission now collects the following information on FERC Form 912: • § 292.310: An electric utility’s application for the termination of its obligation to purchase energy from a QF, • § 292.311: An affected entity or person’s application to the Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility’s obligation to purchase energy from a QF, • § 292.312: An electric utility’s application for the termination of its obligation to sell energy and capacity to QFs, and • § 292.313: An affected entity or person’s application to the Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility’s obligation to sell energy and capacity to QFs.2 Type of Respondents: Electric utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden and cost for this information collection as follows: 1 Public Law 109–58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005). CFR 292.311 and 292.313. 3 Burden 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 Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 2 18 E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 18010 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices FERC–912 (IC22–9–000): COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION, PURPA SECTION 210(m) REGULATIONS FOR TERMINATION OR REINSTATEMENT OF OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE OR SELL Termination of Reinstatement Termination of Reinstatement Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours and average cost per response ($) 4 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost ($) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) × (2) = (3) (4) (3) × (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) = (6) obligation to purchase ............ of obligations to purchase ...... obligation to sell ...................... of obligation to sell .................. 10 0 2 0 1.5 0 1 0 15 0 2 0 12, $1,044 .................. 0, $0 ........................... 8, $696 ....................... 0, $0 ........................... 180, $15,660 .............. 0, $0 ........................... 16, $1,392 .................. 0, $0 ........................... $1,566 0 696 0 Total ......................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ..................................... 196 hours, $17,052 .... 2,262 Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: March 23, 2022. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–06573 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 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: Applicants: Viking Gas Transmission Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate PAL Remove World Fuel Services Feb 2022 to be effective 4/22/2022. Filed Date: 3/22/22. Accession Number: 20220322–5017. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 4/4/22. Any person desiring to protest in any the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/fercgen search.asp) by querying the docket number. 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: March 22, 2022. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–06502 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP22–710–000. Applicants: Midwestern Gas Transmission Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate PAL Remove Twin Eagle RP3067 to be effective 4/22/2022. Filed Date: 3/22/22. Accession Number: 20220322–5009. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 4/4/22. Docket Numbers: RP22–711–000. 4 The estimates for cost per response are derived using the following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $87.00 per Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from the FERC average salary ($180,702/year). Commission staff believes the 2021 FERC average salary to be a representative wage for industry respondents. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER22–1418–000] Trailstone Renewables, 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 Trailstone Renewables, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 April 11, 2022. 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 E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18009-18010]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06573]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC22-9-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-912); 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-912 (PURPA Section 210(m) Notification 
Requirements Applicable to Cogeneration and Small Power Production 
Facilities).

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due May 31, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC-912 (IC22-9-000) to the 
Commission. You may submit copies of your comments 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 to: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852.
    Instructions: 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-912, PURPA Section 210(m) Notification Requirements 
Applicable to Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0237.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-912 information 
collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting 
requirements.
    Abstract: On 8/8/2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) 
\1\ was signed into law. Section 1253(a) of EPAct 2005 amends Section 
210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) by 
adding subsection ``(m),'' that provides, based on a specified showing, 
for the termination and subsequent reinstatement of an electric 
utility's obligation to purchase from, and sell energy and capacity to, 
qualifying facilities (QFs). In 2019 the Commission revised its 
regulations in 18 CFR 292.309-292.313 in Docket No. RM19-15-000 to 
account for industry changes. These industry changes include: The 
decrease in reliance on oil and natural gas, the increase of natural 
gas supply due to access of shale reserves, and the decreasing costs of 
renewable energy sources. Due to the modifications in the rulemaking, 
the Commission revised its information collection requirements. The 
Commission now collects the following information on FERC Form 912:
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    \1\ Public Law 109-58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005).
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     Sec.  292.310: An electric utility's application for the 
termination of its obligation to purchase energy from a QF,
     Sec.  292.311: An affected entity or person's application 
to the Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility's 
obligation to purchase energy from a QF,
     Sec.  292.312: An electric utility's application for the 
termination of its obligation to sell energy and capacity to QFs, and
     Sec.  292.313: An affected entity or person's application 
to the Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility's 
obligation to sell energy and capacity to QFs.\2\
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    \2\ 18 CFR 292.311 and 292.313.
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    Type of Respondents: Electric utilities.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: \3\ The Commission estimates the total 
Public Reporting Burden and cost for this information collection as 
follows:
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    \3\ Burden 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 Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.

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   FERC-912 (IC22-9-000): Cogeneration and Small Power Production, PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations for Termination or Reinstatement of Obligation To
                                                                    Purchase or Sell
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                                                    Number of                      Average burden hours and                                  Cost per
                                    Number of     responses per   Total number    average cost per response    Total annual burden hours    respondent
                                   respondents     respondent     of responses             ($) \4\             and total annual cost ($)        ($)
                                            (1)             (2)     (1) x (2) =  (4)........................  (3) x (4) = (5)...........     (5) / (1) =
                                                                            (3)                                                                      (6)
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Termination of obligation to                 10             1.5              15  12, $1,044.................  180, $15,660..............          $1,566
 purchase.
Reinstatement of obligations to               0               0               0  0, $0......................  0, $0.....................               0
 purchase.
Termination of obligation to                  2               1               2  8, $696....................  16, $1,392................             696
 sell.
Reinstatement of obligation to                0               0               0  0, $0......................  0, $0.....................               0
 sell.
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    Total......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...........................  196 hours, $17,052........           2,262
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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.
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    \4\ The estimates for cost per response are derived using the 
following formula: Average Burden Hours per Response * $87.00 per 
Hour = Average Cost per Response. The hourly cost figure comes from 
the FERC average salary ($180,702/year). Commission staff believes 
the 2021 FERC average salary to be a representative wage for 
industry respondents.

    Dated: March 23, 2022.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2022-06573 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
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