FERC-725, Certification of Electric Reliability Organization; Procedures for Electric Reliability Standards

ICR 202201-1902-001

OMB: 1902-0225

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2022-01-13
Supplementary Document
2022-01-12
Supplementary Document
2022-01-12
Supplementary Document
2022-01-12
Supplementary Document
2022-01-12
Supplementary Document
2022-01-13
Supplementary Document
2022-01-12
Supplementary Document
2022-01-12
IC Document Collections
IC ID
Document
Title
Status
23273
Modified
203074
Modified
203073
Modified
ICR Details
1902-0225 202201-1902-001
Received in OIRA 201908-1902-003
FERC FERC-725
FERC-725, Certification of Electric Reliability Organization; Procedures for Electric Reliability Standards
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 01/13/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 02/28/2022
1,829 1,730
1,134,938 1,117,730
65,000 65,000

FERC-725 (General Information) The FERC-725 contains the following information collection elements: -Self Assessment and ERO (Electric Reliability Organization) Application: The Commission requires the ERO to submit to FERC a performance assessment report every five years. The next assessment is due in 2019. Each Regional Entity submits a performance assessment report to the ERO. Submitting an application to become an ERO is also part of this collection. -Reliability Assessments: 18 CFR 39.11 requires the ERO to assess the reliability and adequacy of the Bulk-Power System in North America. Subsequently, the ERO must report to the Commission on its findings. Regional entities perform similar assessments within individual regions. Currently the ERO submits to FERC three assessments each year: long term, winter, and summer. In addition, NERC also submits various other assessments as needed. -Reliability Standards Development: Under Section 215 of the FPA, the ERO is charged with developing Reliability Standards. Regional Entities may also develop regional specific standards. Reliability Standards are one of the three principal mechanisms provided to FERC to ensure reliability on the Bulk-Power System. -Reliability Compliance: Reliability Standards are mandatory and enforceable upon approval by FERC. In addition to the specific information collection requirements contained in each standard (cleared under other information collections), there are general compliance, monitoring and enforcement information collection requirements imposed on applicable entities. Audits, spot checks, self-certifications, exception data submittals, violation reporting, and mitigation plan confirmation are included in this area. -Stakeholder Survey: The ERO uses a stakeholder survey to solicit feedback from registered entities in preparation for its three year and five year self-performance assessment. The Commission assumes that the ERO will perform another survey prior to the 2019 self- assessment. -Other Reporting: This category refers to all other reporting requirements imposed on the ERO or regional entities in order to comply with the Commission’s regulations. For example, FERC may require NERC to submit a special reliability assessment. This category captures these types of one-time filings required of NERC or the Regional Entities. The Commission implements its responsibilities through 18 CFR Part 39.

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

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 60626 11/03/2021
87 FR 1744 01/12/2022
No

3
IC Title Form No. Form Name
Electric Reliability Organization (ERO)
Regional Entities
Registered Entities

  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 1,829 1,730 0 0 99 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,134,938 1,117,730 0 0 17,208 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 65,000 65,000 0 0 0 0
No
No
There was a decrease from seven to six in the number of Regional Entities because the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) dissolved in July 2019. The decrease changed the number of responses from 29.4 to 25.2 Regional entities. • Other changes from previous estimates come from new data in the proposed NERC 2022 Business Plan and Budget to reflect changes in the number of FTEs working in applicable areas. • Reviewing the NERC Compliance database, we determined the number of unique U.S. entities was updated from 1,409 to 1,496. • Lastly, in several instances, the amount of time an FTE devotes to a given function may have been increased or decreased.

$4,525,854
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
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;
 
 
 
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.
01/13/2022


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