FERC-725G4, (Final Rule in RM15-7, RM15-12, & RM15-13) Mandatory Reliability Standards: Reliability Standard PRC-010-1 (Undervoltage Load Shedding)

ICR 201511-1902-011

OMB: 1902-0282

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2015-12-07
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2015-07-17
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1902-0282 201511-1902-011
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FERC FERC-725G4
FERC-725G4, (Final Rule in RM15-7, RM15-12, & RM15-13) Mandatory Reliability Standards: Reliability Standard PRC-010-1 (Undervoltage Load Shedding)
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular
Approved without change 01/21/2016
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 12/07/2015
In accordance with 5 CFR 1320, the information collection is approved for three years. Note that FERC-725G4 is a temporary collection number to ensure FERC’s timely submission to OMB for the reporting and recordkeeping requirements in the Final Rule in Dockets RM15-7, RM15-12, and RM15-13. The agency will administratively transfer the requirements and associated burden of FERC-725G4 to FERC-725G no later than the next renewal of the FERC-725G.
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
01/31/2019 36 Months From Approved
26 0 0
1,248 0 0
0 0 0

Pursuant to section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), the Commission approves Reliability Standards and definitions of terms submitted in three related petitions by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-approved Electric Reliability Organization (ERO). In particular, the Commission approves Reliability Standards EOP-011-1 (Emergency Operations) and PRC-010-1 (Undervoltage Load Shedding). NERC explains that the approved Reliability Standards consolidate, streamline, and clarify the existing requirements of certain currently-effective Emergency Preparedness and Operations (EOP) and Protection and Control (PRC) standards. The Commission also approves NERC's revised definition of the term "Remedial Action Scheme" as set forth in the NERC Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards (NERC Glossary), and modifications of specified Reliability Standards to incorporate the revised definition. Further, the Commission approves the assigned violation risk factors and violation severity levels, proposed implementation plans, and the retirement of certain currently effective Reliability Standards. The Commission discusses concerns regarding several of NERC's proposals and, depending on the comments provided in response, the Commission may direct NERC to develop further modifications to address the concerns and possibly delay the retirement of one currently effective standard. In its petition to FERC, NERC states that the purpose of the Reliability Standard PRC-010-1 is to "establish an integrated and coordinated approach to the design, evaluation, and reliable operation of Undervoltage Load Shedding [UVLS] Programs" as directed by the Commission in Order No. 693. Also, according to NERC, Reliability Standard PRC-010-1 replaces the applicability to and involvement of "Regional Reliability Organization" in Reliability Standards PRC-020-1 and PRC-021-1 and consolidates the four currently-effective UVLS-Related Standards into one comprehensive standard. NERC states that Reliability Standard PRC-010-1 "reflects consideration of the 2003 Blackout Report recommendations," particularly, Recommendation 21 for NERC to "make more effective and wider use of system protection measures" and Recommendation 21C that "NERC determine the goals and principles needed to establish an integrated approach to relay protection for generators and transmission lines, as well as of UFLS and UVLS programs." (Note that FERC-725G4 is a temporary collection number. The requirements long-term will be transferred to FERC-725G (which had another ICR pending OMB review).

US Code: 16 USC 824o Name of Law: The Energy Policy Act of 2005
  
None

1902-AF06 Final or interim final rulemaking 80 FR 73647 11/25/2015

Yes

1
IC Title Form No. Form Name
Reliability Standard PRC-010-1 (Final Rule in Dockets RM15-7, RM15-12, and RM15-13)

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 26 0 0 26 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,248 0 0 1,248 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
The burden due to this Final Rule is in addition to the baseline of burden covered in FERC-725A for the existing versions of the standards that are being retired, replaced, or combined. As explained in the Final Rule, “the Commission approves Reliability Standards EOP-011-1 (Emergency Operations) and PRC-010-1 (Undervoltage Load Shedding). NERC explains that the Reliability Standards consolidate, streamline, and clarify the existing requirements of certain currently-effective Emergency Preparedness and Operations (EOP) and Protection and Control (PRC) standards. The Commission also approves NERC’s revised definition of the term “Remedial Action Scheme” as set forth in the NERC Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards (NERC Glossary), and modifications of specified Reliability Standards to incorporate the revised definition. Further, the Commission approves the assigned violation risk factors and violation severity levels, approved implementation plans, and the retirement of certain currently-effective Reliability Standards. The Commission discusses concerns regarding several of NERC’s proposals and, depending on the comments provided in response, the Commission may direct NERC to develop further modifications to address the concerns and possibly delay the retirement of one currently-effective standard.” Reliability Standard EOP-011-1 replaces a combined total of 40 requirements or subparts that are found in Reliability Standards EOP-001-2.1b, EOP-003.1 and EOP-003-2. Accordingly, the requirements in Reliability Standard EOP-011-1 do not create any new burdens for applicable balancing authorities or transmission operators because the requirements in Reliability Standard EOP-011-1 are already burdens or tasks imposed on this set of registered entities by Reliability Standards EOP-001-2.1b, EOP-003.1 and EOP-003-2 under FERC-725A (1902-0244). Reliability Standard EOP-011-1 requires reliability coordinators to perform the additional tasks of reviewing, correcting, and coordinating their balancing authorities’ and transmission operators’ operating procedures for emergency conditions. For PRC-010-1, we estimate that only five percent of all distribution providers and transmission providers in the NERC registry have under voltage load shedding programs that fall under the Reliability Standard.

$5,193
No
No
No
No
No
Uncollected
David O'Conner 202 502-6695

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
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12/07/2015


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