Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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 March 30, 2006 (71 FR 16133-16134) and has made this notation in its submission to OMB.
Comments on the collection of information are due by August 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Start Printed Page 38869be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those persons filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For paper filings, and 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. IC06-714-001.
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 http://www.ferc.gov 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 email@example.com. 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208-3676. or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 502-8415, by fax at (202) 273-0873, and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The information collection submitted for OMB review contains the following:
1. Collection of Information: FERC Form 714 “Annual Electric Control and Planning Area Report.”
2. Sponsor: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
3. Control No.: 1902-0140.
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 for the Commission to carry out its responsibilities in implementing the Statutory provisions consists of sections 202, 207, 210, 211-213 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended (49 Stat. 838; 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r) and particularly sections 304-309 and 311, as well as Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) (119 Stat. 594) sections 1211, 1221, 1231, 1241 and 1242. The Commission implements the Form 714 filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 141.51.
Through FERC Form 714, the Commission gathers electric transmission system operating and planning information, from control area operations and from utilities charged with resource planning and demand forecasting for planning areas that have an annual peak demand greater than 200 megawatts. This information is used in evaluating transmission system reliability and performance, wholesale rate investigations, and wholesale market under emerging competitive forces.
5. Respondent Description: The respondent universe currently comprises 215 companies (on average) subject to the Commission's jurisdiction.
6. Estimated Burden: 10,750 total hours, 215 respondents (average), 1 response per respondent, and 50 hours per response (average)
7. Estimated Cost Burden to respondents: 10,750 hours/2080 hours per years × $117,321 per year = $606,347. The cost per respondent is equal to $2,820.
Statutory Authority: Statutory provisions of sections 202, 207, 210, 211-213 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amend (49 Stat. 838; 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r) and particularly sections 304-309 and 311, as well as Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) (119 Stat. 594) sections 1211, 1221, 1231, 1241 and 1242. The Commission implements the Form 714 filing requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 18 CFR 141.51.Start Signature
Magalie R. Salas,
[FR Doc. E6-10695 Filed 7-7-06; 8:45 am]
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