FERC-917 (Electric Transmission Facilities) and FERC-918 (Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities)

ICR 202109-1902-002

OMB: 1902-0233

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supplementary Document
2021-09-17
Supplementary Document
2021-09-17
Supplementary Document
2021-09-17
Supplementary Document
2021-09-17
Supporting Statement A
2021-10-04
Supplementary Document
2021-09-17
Supplementary Document
2021-09-17
Supplementary Document
2021-09-20
ICR Details
1902-0233 202109-1902-002
Received in OIRA 201802-1902-002
FERC FERC-917/918
FERC-917 (Electric Transmission Facilities) and FERC-918 (Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities)
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 10/07/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 10/31/2021
324 268
152,129 124,888
0 7,400,000

The Commission has a statutory obligation under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to prevent unduly discriminatory practices in transmission access. Specifically, section 206 of the FPA obligates the Commission to remedy unjust and unreasonable, or unduly discriminatory or preferential, rates, terms and conditions of transmission service. The information collected by the Commission on FERC-917 and FERC-918 requires that public utility transmission providers amend their OATTs at Schedule 3 (Regulation and Frequency Response Service) to explain how they will take into account the speed and accuracy of regulation resources in determining Regulation and Frequency Response reserve requirements. Each public utility’s open access transmission tariff, at Schedule 3 – Regulation and Frequency Response Service, must include provisions explaining how it will determine its Regulation and Frequency Response reserve requirements.

US Code: 16 USC 824e Name of Law: Federal Power Act
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 36540 07/12/2021
86 FR 51348 09/15/2021
No

  Total Request 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 324 268 0 0 56 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 152,129 124,888 0 0 27,241 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 7,400,000 0 0 -7,400,000 0
No
No
Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate (increase of 56 respondents and 27,241 burden hours): The increase in the number of respondents from 134 (from OMB’s currently approved inventory for FERC-917/918) to 162 is based on the increased number of companies subject to compliance and changes in the last few years as identified by the NERC registry. The burden hours have increased accordingly. Program Change Due to Agency Discretion (decrease of $7,400,000 cost): The last renewal of FERC-917/918 (ICR Ref. No. 201802-1902-002), included a $7,400,000 cost for off-site storage facility for record keeping. This cost was not related to burden hours, rather an annual estimate of the fees related to offsite storage. This cost has been removed as all recordkeeping is retained electronically per 18 CFR §37.7(b) states: “Audit data must remain available for download on the OASIS for 90 days, except ATC/TTC postings that must remain available for download on the OASIS for 20 days. The audit data are to be retained and made available upon request for download for five years from the date when they are first posted in the same electronic form as used when they originally were posted on the OASIS.” Therefore, there are no additional costs to account for outside of the table listed below.

$377,964
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Kayla Williams 410 786-5887 [email protected]

  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;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
10/07/2021


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