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Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension

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Start Preamble April 18, 2005.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.




In compliance with the requirements of Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., the Federal Energy Regulatory Start Printed Page 20885Commission (Commission) has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and extension of this information collection requirement. 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 received no comments in response to an earlier Federal Register notice of January 31, 2005 (70 FR 3006-3007) and has made this notification in its submission to OMB.


Comments on the collection of information are due by May 20, 2005.


Address comments on the collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Comments to OMB should be filed electronically, c/o and include the OMB Control No. as a point of reference. The Desk Officer may be reached by telephone at 202-395-4650. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Executive Director, ED-33, Attention: Michael Miller, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those persons filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For paper filings, such comments should be submitted to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and should refer to Docket No. IC05-566-001.

Documents filed electronically via the Internet must be prepared in WordPerfect, MS Word, Portable Document Format, or ASCII format. To file the document, access the Commission's Web site at and click on “Make an E-filing,” and then follow the instructions for each screen. First time users will have to establish a user name and password. The Commission will send an automatic acknowledgement to the sender's e-mail address upon receipt of comments. User assistance for electronic filings is available at 202-502-8258 or by e-mail to Comments should not be submitted to the e-mail address.

All comments are available for review at the Commission or may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the Internet through FERC's homepage using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For user assistance, contact or toll-free at (866) 208-3676 or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

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Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 502-8415, by fax at (202) 273-0873, and by e-mail at

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The information collection submitted for OMB review contains the following:

1. Collection of Information: FERC-566 “Annual Report of a Utility's Twenty Largest Purchasers.”

2. Sponsor: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

3. Control No: 1902-0114.

The Commission is now requesting that OMB approve and extend the expiration date for an additional three years with no changes to the existing collection. The information filed with the Commission is mandatory.

4. Necessity of the Collection of Information: Submission of the information is necessary to enable the Commission to carry out its responsibilities in implementing the statutory provisions of section 305 of the Federal Power Act, as amended by section 211 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. Submission of the list is necessary to fulfill the requirements of section 211-Interlocking Directorates, which defines monitoring and regulatory operations concerning interlocking directorate positions held by utility personnel and possible conflicts of interest. The information on facilities, who seek qualifying status for their facilities, to file the information is collected by the Commission to identify large purchasers of electric energy and possible conflicts of interest. Through this process, the Commission is able to review and exercise oversight of interlocking directorates of public utilities and their related activities. The Commission implements these requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR part 46, Section 46.3.

5. Respondent Description: The respondent universe currently comprises 183 respondents (average) subject to the Commission's jurisdiction.

6. Estimated Burden: 1,098 total hours, 183 respondents (average per year), 1 response per respondent, and 6 hours per respondent (average).

7. Estimated Cost Burden to Respondents: 1,098 total hours/2080 hours per year × $108,558 per year = $57,306. The cost per respondent is $313.

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Statutory Authority: Section 305(c)(2)(D), 16 U.S.C. 825d.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E5-1910 Filed 4-21-05; 8:45 am]