1FPA section 216(b)(1)(C).
2However, the Commission will not issue a permit authorizing construction of the proposed facilities until, among other things, it finds that the state has, in fact, withheld approval for more than a year or had so conditioned its approval.
3In all other instances (i.e. where the state does not have jurisdiction to act or otherwise to consider interstate benefits, or the applicant does not qualify to apply for a permit with the State because it does not serve end use customers in the State), the pre-filing process may be commenced at any time.
Type of Respondents:Electric transmission facilities.
Estimate of Annual Burden:
The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as:
4The 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-729—Electric Transmission Facilities
Number of respondents
Total number of responses
Estimated total annual burden
The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $662,492.31 [9,600 hours ÷ 2,0805
hours per year = 4.61538 * $143,540 = $662,492.31].
52080 hours/year = 40 hours/week * 52 weeks/year.
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: November 6, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,