Type of Respondents:Electric utilities operating balancing authority areas and planning areas with annual peak demand over 200 MW.
Estimate of Annual Burden
: The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
1The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3.
FERC—714 (IC12-17-000)—Annual Electric Balancing Authority Area and Planning Area Report
Number of respondents(A)
Number ofresponses per
Total numberof responses
(A) × (B) = (C)
Average burdenhours per
Estimated total annualburden
(C) × (D)
The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $1,314,839.32 [19,053 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year2
= 9.16009 * $143,540/year3
22080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of full-time employment).
3Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee.
Comments:Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Dated: August 28, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,