Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Notice of proposed information collection and request for comments.
In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. No. 104-13), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described below.
Consideration will be given to comments submitted on or before November 6, 2000.
Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained from and written comments may be submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Attn: Michael Miller, Office of the Chief Information Officer, CI-1, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 208-1415, by fax at (202) 208-2425, and by e-mail at mike.miller&ferc.fed.us.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The information collected under the requirements of FERC Form No. 80 “Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report” No. 1902-0106) is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 4(a), 10(a), 301(a), 304 and 309 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 797-825h). The reporting requirements contained in this collection of information are used by the Commission to determine (1) adequacy of existing recreational facilities; (2) the need for additional facilities; (3) the impact of proposed uses of project lands for recreation; (4) if the current information requirements concerning recreational facilities and use of licensed projects. FERC Form 80 data are needed to ensure licensed projects continue to provide for the changing needs in public recreation. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18b CFR part 8.11 and 141.14.
Action: The Commission is requesting a three-year extension of the current expiration date, with no changes to the existing collection of data.
Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated as:
|Number of respondents annually (1)||Number of responses per respondent (2)||Average burden hours per response (3)||Total annual burden hours (1)×(2)×(3)|
The estimated total cost to respondents is $66,552 (1200 hours divided by 2,080 hours per employee per year times $115,357 per year average salary (including overhead per employee = $66,552 (rounded off)). The cost per respondent is = $166.
The reporting burden includes the total time, effort, or financial resources expended to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information including: (1) Reviewing instructions; (2) developing, acquiring, installing, and utilizing technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, verifying, processing, maintaining, disclosing and providing information; (3) adjusting the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; (4) training personnel to respond to a collection of information; (5) searching data sources; (6) completing and reviewing the collection of information; and (7) transmitting, or otherwise disclosing the information.
The estimate of cost for respondents is based upon salaries for professional and clerical support, as well as direct and indirect overhead costs. Direct costs include all costs directly attributable to providing this information, such as administrative costs and the cost for information technology. Indirect or overhead costs are costs incurred by an organization in support of its mission. These costs apply to activities which benefit the whole organization rather than any one particular function or activity.
Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed 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 of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses.Start Signature
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
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