Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.
Notice of information collection and request for comments.
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC-725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO Reliability Standards) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On June 27, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. RD19-6-000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments and is indicating that in the related submittal to OMB.
Comments on the collection of information are due October 7, 2019.
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Title: FERC-725Z (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO Reliability Standards).
OMB Control No.: 1902-0276.
Type of Request: Revisions to the information collection, as discussed in Docket No. RD19-6-000.
Abstract: On July 11, 2019, the Commission issued a Delegated Letter Order, Docket No. RD19-6-000, approving proposed Reliability Standard IRO-002-6 (Reliability Coordination, Monitoring and Analysis), the associated violation risk factors and violation severity levels, and implementation plan. The Reliability Standard was submitted in a joint petition dated May 30, 2019, by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). NERC and WECC stated that the proposed Reliability Standard IRO-002-6 reflects the addition of a regional Variance containing additional requirements applicable to Reliability Coordinators providing service to entities in the Western Interconnection and none of the continent-wide requirements have been changed from currently effective Reliability Standard IRO-002-5.
According to the approved implementation plan, the effective date for Reliability Standard IRO-002-6 is January 1, 2020.
Type of Respondents: Reliability coordinators (RC) providing service to entities in the Western Interconnection.
Estimate of Annual Burden: 
The Commission estimates the changes in the annual public reporting burden and cost 
FERC-725Z—Changes Due to Docket No. RD19-6-000
|Information collection requirements||Number of respondents & type of entity 4||Annual number of
responses per respondent||Total number of responses||Average burden hours & cost per response ($)||Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($)|
| ||(1)||(2)||(1) * (2) = (3)||(4)||(3) * (4) = (5)|
|Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (continuing in IRO-002-6 [formerly in IRO-002-5]) 5||no change||no change.|
|Increases, due to the Regional Variance of IRO-002-6 6|
|Reporting (R2 & R3), in Yr. 1||2 (RC)||3||6||52 hrs.; $3,544.84||312 hrs.; $21,269.04.|
|Reporting (R2 & R3), in Yr. 2 & ongoing||2 (RC)||1||2||480 hrs.; $32,721.60||960 hrs.; $65,443.20.|
|Total Increase to FERC-725Z in Year 1||312 hrs.; $21,269.04.|
|Total Increase to FERC-725Z in Year 2 and ongoing||960 hrs.; $65,443.20.|
Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the 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 and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
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Dated: August 30, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
[FR Doc. 2019-19270 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]
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