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FERC-912 (“Cogeneration and Small Power Production, PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations for Termination or Reinstatement of Obligation to Purchase or Sell,” OMB Control No. 1902-0237)
“FERC-912” was originally assigned the OMB Control No. 1902-0219 at the NOPR stage. However, prior to issuance of the final rule in Docket RM06-10, OMB Control No. 1902-0219 was eliminated from OMB's inventory.
FERC-556 (OMB Control No. 1902-0075) was then approved in RM05-36, so FERC used the “FERC-912(556)” identifier in the Final Rule in RM06-10. The Commission planned to transfer the hours associated with “FERC-912(556)” in RM06-10 to FERC-556. Page two of the OMB approval (dated 2/23/2007) for ICR Reference Number 200611-1902-003 listed OMB Control No. 1902-0237 as FERC-556.
Currently FERC-556 (OMB Control No. 1902-0075) is pending OMB review, so this collection is being called “FERC-912” and is being submitted separately. FERC-556 is not a subject of this Notice.
On August 8, 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005)) was signed into law. Section 1253(a) of EPAct 2005 amends section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) by adding subsection (m), that provides for the termination and reinstatement of an electric utility's obligation to purchase and sell energy and capacity. The implementing regulations in 18 CFR Part 292 (18 CFR 292.309-292.313) provide procedures for:
■ An electric utility to file an application for the termination of its obligation to purchase energy from a Qualifying Facility (QF) (18 CFR 292.310);
■ an affected entity or person to apply to the Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility's obligation to purchase energy from a QF (18 CFR 292.311);
■ an electric utility to file an application for the termination of its obligation to sell energy and capacity to QFs (18 CFR 292.312);
■ an affected entity or person to apply to the Commission for an order reinstating the electric utility's obligation to sell energy and capacity to QFs (18 CFR 292.313).
ACTION: The Commission is requesting a three-year extension of the current expiration date for the FERC-912, with no changes to the reporting requirements.
The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $5,304.58 [(86 hours/2,080 hours
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