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Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes; Notice of the Technical Workshop on the Draft Data Dictionary Attached to the Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes (NOPR) issued today in Docket No. RM16-17 proposes to revise the Commission's regulations to collect certain data for analytics and surveillance purposes from market-based rate (MBR) sellers and entities trading virtual products or holding financial transmission rights and to change certain aspects of the substance and format of information submitted for MBR purposes.[1] In the NOPR, the Commission also states that a data dictionary posted to the Commission's Web site would define the framework to be followed by users in submitting information for inclusion in the relational database and that staff will hold technical workshops on the data dictionary and the submittal process.[2] This notice announces a technical workshop to review the draft data dictionary attached to the NOPR.

All interested parties are invited to attend. The workshop will be held in Washington, DC, on August 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at FERC headquarters in the Commission Meeting Room, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. For those unable to attend in person, access to the workshop sessions will be available by webcast.

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for interactive, detailed discussion of the elements contained in the sample data dictionary. Commission staff will lead the workshop. The agenda for the workshop is attached. Notes from the workshop will be posted on

Due to the detailed, substantive nature of the subject matter, parties interested in actively participating in the discussion are encouraged to attend in person. All interested parties (whether attending in person or via webcast) are asked to register online at​whats-new/​registration/​08-11-16-form.asp. There is no registration fee.

Those wishing to actively participate in the discussion by telephone during the workshop should send a request for a telephone line to by close of business on Friday, August 5th, with the subject line: RM16-17 NOPR Workshop Teleconference Request.

Commission workshops are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to or call toll free 1-866-208-3372 (voice) or 202-502-8659 (TTY); or send a fax to 202-208-2106 with the required accommodations.Start Printed Page 49638

For additional information, please contact David Pierce of FERC's Office of Enforcement at (202) 502-6454 or send an email to

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Dated: July 21, 2016.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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1.  Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes, 156 FERC ¶61, 045 (2016).

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2.  Id. at P 15.

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[FR Doc. 2016-17857 Filed 7-27-16; 8:45 am]