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

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Start Preamble April 18, 2006.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.




In compliance with the requirements of section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (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 February 14, 2006 (71 FR 7750-7751) and has made this notation in its submission to OMB.


Comments on the collection of information are due by May 31, 2006.


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-34, 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, original and 14 copies of such comments should be submitted to the Secretary of the Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and should refer to Docket No. IC06-587-001.

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 this e-mail address.

All comments 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 Form 587 “Land Description”.

2. Sponsor: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

3. Control No.: 1902-0145.

The Commission is now requesting that OMB approve and extend the expiration Start Printed Page 23907date 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 for the Commission to carry out its responsibilities in implementing the statutory provisions of section 24 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), (16 U.S.C. 818). Section 24 requires applicants proposing to construct hydropower projects, or to make changes to existing projects located on lands owned by the United States are required to provide a description of the U.S. lands affected to the Commission and to the Secretary of Interior. FERC Form 587 identifies project boundary maps associated with lands of the United States. The Commission verifies the accuracy of the information supplied and coordinates with the Bureau Land of Management State Offices (BLM) so the U.S. lands can be reserved as hydropower sites and withdrawn from other uses.

The Commission uses the information to determine the appropriateness of the lands that have been set aside for hydropower projects and their proposed location. The determination includes among several factors cost, environmental acceptability and in the public interest. FERC Form 587 is organized to account for lands surveyed in Public and Non-Public Land states. The Public Land States' format is used to describe projects contained on the Western side of the United States while the Non-Public Land States' format is used to identify most of the projects located on the eastern side of the United States, including Texas, and is based on county information. The Commission implements these filing requirements in the Code of Federal regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR Part 4.

5. Respondent Description: The respondent universe currently comprises 250 companies (on average) subject to the Commission's jurisdiction.

6. Estimated Burden: 250 total hours, 250 respondents (average), 1 response per respondent, and 1 hour per response (average).

7. Estimated Cost Burden to respondents: 250 hours/2080 hours per years × $112,767 per year = $13,554. The cost per respondent is equal to $54.

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Statutory Authority: Section 24 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 818). (FPA), (16 U.S.C. 818).

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E6-6171 Filed 4-24-06; 8:45 am]