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FERC Issues Notice & Request for Comments re Proposed Agency Information Collection Under RD14-5
[May 08, 2014]

FERC Issues Notice & Request for Comments re Proposed Agency Information Collection Under RD14-5

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, May 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following notice: (Docket No. RD14-5-000) PROPOSED AGENCY INFORMATION COLLECTION (May 7, 2014) AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites public comment in Docket No. RD14-5-000 on a proposed collection of information that the Commission is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before [INSERT DATE 60 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER].

ADDRESSES: Comments, identified by docket number, may be filed in the following ways: - Electronic Filing through Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format.

- Mail/Hand Delivery: Those unable to file electronically may mail or hand-deliver an original of their comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by e-mail at, telephone at (202) 502-8663, and fax at (202) 273-0873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed information collection in Docket No. RD14-5-000 relates to the proposed Reliability Standards MOD-032-1 (Data for Power System Modeling and Analysis) and MOD-033-1 (Steady-State and Dynamics System Model Validation), developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and submitted to the Commission for approval. NERC's petition related to the proposed Reliability Standards MOD-032-1and MOD-033-1was approved on May 1, 2014, pursuant to the relevant authority delegated to the Director, Office of Electric Reliability under 18 C.F.R. section 375.303.

Reliability Standard MOD-032-1 consolidates NERC-approved Reliability Standards MOD-011-0, MOD-013-1 and MOD-014-0, as well as, Commission approved Reliability Standards MOD-010-0 and MOD-012-0, into one standard. Reliability Standard MOD-032-1 requires data submission by applicable data owners to their respective transmission planners and planning coordinators to support the interconnection model building process in their interconnection. Reliability Standard MOD-033-1 is a new standard that requires each planning coordinator to implement a documented process to perform model validation within its planning area. The purpose of the Reliability Standards is to establish comprehensive modeling data requirements, reporting procedures, and validation requirements necessary to accurately model the interconnected transmission system for the near-term transmission planning horizon and the long-term transmission planning horizon.

Burden Statement: The number of respondents is based on the NERC Registry as of April 30, 2014. Public reporting burden for this proposed collection is estimated as: Click here to view table: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.

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