Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
EIA intends to extend with changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' under OMB Control No. 1905-0210. As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, this generic clearance enables EIA to collect customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with our commitment to ensure that our programs are effective, meet our customers' needs, and receive feedback on improving service delivery to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend without changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Form EIA-111, Quarterly Electricity Imports and Exports Report. Form EIA-111 collects U.S. electricity import and export data for the purpose of measuring the flow of electricity into and out of the United States from Canada and Mexico.
Agency Information Collection Extension/Revision
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice and Request for Comments
EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend with changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Form EIA-63C Densified Biomass Fuel Report. Form EIA- 63C collects data on pellet fuel and other densified biomass fuel production, sales, and inventory levels from operators of U.S. pellet fuel manufacturing facilities. The data collected is used for the purpose of estimating densified biomass fuel consumption in the United States, as well as production, sales, and inventory at state, regional, and national levels.
Commission Information Collection Activity (FERC-717); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection, FERC-717, (Open Access Same-Time Information System and Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocol) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission published Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC17-13-000, (82 FR 37580, 8/11/2017) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments in response to the Notice and is indicating that in its submittal to the OMB.
Certification Notice-250; Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
On September 12, 2017, NTE Carolinas II, LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) to Sec. 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self- certification in the Federal Register.
Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is inviting comments on the proposed rule published on October 10, 2017 in the Federal Register by the Commission at the direction of the Department of Energy.
Electrical Interconnection of the Vantage to Pomona Heights Transmission Line Project
This notice announces the availability of the ROD to interconnect the Vantage to Pomona Heights Transmission Line Project in Grant and Yakima Counties, Washington. BPA has decided to implement its part of the Vantage to Pomona Heights 230-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project (Project) that was analyzed in the Vantage to Pomona Heights 230-kV Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOI-BLM-OR-134-2013-0002-EIS and DOE/EIS-0505, October 2016). Pacific Power will construct, operate, and maintain the Project, which will be a new 230-kV transmission line that will extend from PacifiCorp's existing Pomona Heights Substation in Yakima County, Washington to BPA's existing Vantage Substation in Grant County, Washington. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was the Lead Federal Agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for preparation of the EIS for the Project. Twelve other public entities, including BPA, were involved in the EIS as cooperating agencies under NEPA. BPA has adopted the Final EIS for the Project. BPA's action related to the Project is to allow the interconnection of Pacific Power's transmission line to BPA's Vantage Substation. To allow this interconnection, BPA will execute a Line and Load Interconnection agreement with PacifiCorp \1\ to provide interconnection facilities and services for the transmission line. Interconnection will involve connecting Pacific Power's transmission line to an existing substation bay at BPA's Vantage Substation, connecting the transmission line's fiber to the Vantage Substation control house, and installing and operating related electrical, metering, and relay equipment. The interconnection facilities will be located mostly on BPA-owned property within the Vantage Substation fence line.