[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 2, 1998)]
[Page 46779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-23639]



[IC98-521-001 FERC-521]
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Information Collection Submitted for Review and Request for 

August 28, 1998.
AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission for review by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) has 
submitted the energy information collection listed in this notice to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review under provisions 
of Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Pub. L. 104-13). 
Any interested person may file comments on the collection of 
information directly with OMB and should address a copy of those 
comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission did not 
receive any comments in response to an earlier notice issued may 20, 
1998, 63 FR 28999, May 27, 1998.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection of information are best 
assured of having their full effect if received on or before October 2, 

ADDRESSES: Address comments to Office of Management and Budget, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, Desk Officer, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20503. A copy of the comments should also be sent to Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Attention: Mr. Michael Miller, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 


Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 208-1415, fax at 
(202) 273-0873, and by e-mail at michael.millerferc.fed.us.



    The energy information collection submitted to OMB for review 
    1. Collection of Information: FERN-521 ``Headwaters Benefits''.
    2. Sponsor: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    3. Control No.: MOB No. 1902-0087. The Commission is now requesting 
that OMB approve a three-year extension of the current expiration date, 
with no changes to the existing collection. This is a mandatory 
information collection requirement.
    4. Necessity of Collection of Information: Submission of the 
information is necessary to fulfill the requirements of Section 10(f) 
of the Federal Power Act (FBP). Section 10(f) of the FPA directs the 
Commission to determine the benefits downstream parties receive from 
the operation of storage reservoirs or other headwater improvements. 
The purpose of determining the benefits is for assessing the downstream 
beneficiaries for a part of the annual costs for the headwater project. 
The data required to be filed is specified by 18 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) Sections 8.11 and 141.14.
    5. Respondent Description: The respondent universe currently 
comprises on average, 15 respondents subject to the Commission's 
    6. Estimated Burden: 600 total burden hours, 15 respondents, 1 
response annually, 40 hours per response (average).
    7. Estimated Cost Burden to Respondents: 600 hours  2,088 
hours per year x $109,889 per year = $31,577, average cost per 
respondent = $2,105.
    Statutory Authority: Section 10(f) of the Federal Power Act 
(EPA), 16 U.S.C. 803.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-23639 Filed 9-1-98; 8:45 am]