2018-12466. Errata Notice  

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    AGENCY:

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

    ACTION:

    Errata and comment request.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collections FERC-917 (Non-discriminatory Open Access Transmission Tariff) and FERC-918 (Information to be posted on OASIS & Auditing Transmission Service Information) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 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.

    DATES:

    Comments on the collections of information are due by June 27, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902-0233 (FERC-917 and FERC-918) should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer.

    A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, identified by the Docket No. IC18-5-000, by one of the following methods:Start Printed Page 27326

    Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/​help/​submission-guide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208-3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502-8659 for TTY.

    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/​docs-filing/​docs-filing.asp.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502-8663, and by fax at (202) 273-0873.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Commission published 60-day [1] and 30-day [2] notices, for the renewal of the FERC-917 and FERC-918 information collections. Both notices requested comments on FERC-917 and FERC-918 and indicated the Commission will submit the information collections to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The cost information was inadvertently omitted from the Notices. Due to this oversight, we are providing an additional 15 days for comment. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. (There are no changes to the information collections.)

    Title: FERC-917 Non-discriminatory Open Access Transmission Tariff and FERC-918 (Information to be posted on OASIS & Auditing Transmission Service Information).

    OMB Control No.: 1902-0233.

    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC-917 and FERC-918 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements.

    Type of Respondents: Public Utilities transmission providers.

    Estimate of Annual Burden: This Errata Notice adds the cost data missing from the Notices for FERC-917 and FERC-918 and provides an additional 15 days for comment.

    The corrected table follows.[3]

    FERC-917 (Non-Discriminatory Open Access Transmission Tariff) and FERC-918 (Information To Be Posted on OASIS & Auditing Transmission Service Information)

    Number of respondentsAnnual number of responses per respondentAnnual number of responsesAverage burden hours and cost 4 per response ($)Total annual burden hour and total annual cost ($)Cost per respondent ($)
    (1)(2)(1) * (2) = (3)(4)(3) * (4) = (5)(5) ÷ (1) = (6)
    18 CFR 35.28 (FERC-917)
    Conforming tariff changes (Reporting) 3000000
    Revision of Imbalance Charges (Reporting) 3000000
    ATC revisions (Reporting) 3000000
    Planning (Attachment K) (Reporting)1341134100 hrs., $7,200.0013,400 hrs., $964,800$7,200.00
    Congestion studies (Reporting)1341134300 hrs., $21,60040,200 hrs., $2,894,40021,600.00
    Attestation of network resource commitment (Reporting)13411341 hrs., $72.00134 hrs., $9,648.0072.00
    Capacity reassignment (Reporting)1341134100 hrs., $7,200.0013,400 hrs., $964,800.007,200
    Operational Penalty annual filing (Record Keeping)134113410 hrs., $327.401,340 hrs., $43,871.60327.40
    Creditworthiness—include criteria in the tariff (Reporting) 3000000
    FERC-917, Sub-Total of Record Keeping Requirements1,340 hrs., $43,871.60
    FERC-917, Sub-Total of Reporting Requirements67,134 hrs., $4,833,648.00
    FERC-917, Sub Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements68,474 hrs., $4,877,519.60
    18 CFR 37.6 & 37.7 (FERC-918)
    Implementation by each utility 5 (Reporting) 3000000
    NERC/NAESB Team to develop 5 (Reporting) 3000000
    Review and comment by utility 5 (Reporting) 3000000
    Mandatory data exchanges (Reporting)134113480 hrs., $5,760.0010,720 hrs., $771,840.005,760.00
    Explanation of change of ATC values (Reporting)1341134100 hrs., $7,200.0013,400 hrs., $964,800.007,200.00
    Reevaluate CBM and post quarterly (Record Keeping)134113420 hrs., $4,387.162,680 hrs., $687,879.444,654.80
    Post OASIS metrics; requests accepted/denied (Reporting)134113490 hrs., $6,480.0012,060 hrs., $868,320.006,480.00
    Post planning redispatch offers and reliability redispatch data (Record Keeping)134113420 hrs., $4,387.162,680 hrs., $587,879.44387.16
    Post curtailment data (Reporting)13411341 hrs., $72.00134 hrs., $9,648.0072.00
    Post Planning and System Impact Studies (Reporting)13411345 hrs., $360.00670 hrs., $48,240.00360.00
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    Posting of metrics for System Impact Studies (Reporting)1341134100 hrs., $7,200.0013,400 hrs.; $964,800.007,200.00
    Post all rules to OASIS (Record Keeping)13411345 hrs., $163.70670 hrs., $21,935.80163.22
    FERC-918, Sub-Total of Record Keeping Requirements6,030 hrs., $1,197,694.68
    FERC-918, Sub-Total of Reporting Requirements50,384.00 hrs., $3,627,648
    FERC-918, Sub Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements56,414 hrs., $4,825,342.68
    Total FERC-917 and FERC-918 (Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements)124,888 hrs., $9,702,862.28
    Off-site storage cost$7,400,000
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    Dated: June 5, 2018.

    Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

    Deputy Secretary.

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    Footnotes

    3.  The zeroes for respondents and responses are based on having no filings of this type over the past four years. In addition, we estimate no filings during the next three years. The requirements remain in the regulations and are included as part of the OMB Control Number.

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    4.  The estimated hourly cost (salary plus benefits) provided in this section is based on the salary figures for May 2017 posted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Utilities sector (available at http://www.bls.gov/​oes/​current/​naics2_​22.htm) and benefits May 2017 (available at https://www.bls.gov/​oes/​current/​naics2_​22.htm):

    Legal (Occupation Code: 23-0000): $143.68.

    Consulting (Occupation Code: 54-1600): $89.00.

    Management Analyst (Occupation Code: 13-1111): $63.49.

    Office and Administrative Support (Occupation Code: 43-000): $40.89.

    Electrical Engineer (Occupation Code: 17-2071): $68.12.

    Information Security Analyst (Occupation Code: 15-1122): $66.34.

    File Clerk (Occupation Code: 43-4071): $32.74.

    The skill sets are assumed to contribute equally, so the hourly cost is an average [($143.68 + $89.00 + $63.49 + $40.89 + $68.12 + $66.34 + 32.74) ÷ 7 = $72.04]. The figure is rounded to $72.00 per hour.

    5.  ATC-related standards.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12466 Filed 6-11-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6717-01-P

Document Information

Published:
06/12/2018
Department:
Energy Department
Agency:
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Errata and comment request.
Document Number:
2018-12466
Dates:
Comments on the collections of information are due by June 27, 2018.
Pages:
27325-27327 (3 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket No. IC18-5-000
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-12466.pdf