Agency Information Collection Extension

CourtEnergy Department
Citation86 FR 69232
Record Number2021-26427
Publication Date07 December 2021
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See 86 FR 61182 (Nov. 5, 2021).
cannot guarantee that it will be able to
do so.
Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the
Chief Administrative Officer, United States
Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2021–26441 Filed 12–6–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510–16–P
BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL
PROTECTION
[Docket No. CFPB–2021–0017]
Notice and Request for Comment
Regarding the CFPB’s Inquiry Into Big
Tech Payment Platforms
AGENCY
: Bureau of Consumer Financial
Protection.
ACTION
: Notice; request for comment; re-
opening of comment period.
SUMMARY
: On October 21, 2021, the
Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau
or CFPB) ordered six large technology
companies operating payments systems
in the United States to provide
information about certain of their
business practices. Accompanying the
orders, the Director of the Bureau issued
a statement and invited interested
parties to comment on the inquiry. The
statement and request for comment was
published in the Federal Register on
November 5, 2021, in a document titled,
‘‘Notice and Request for Comment
Regarding the CFPB’s Inquiry Into Big
Tech Payment Platforms.’’ The Bureau
has determined that a re-opening of the
comment period until December 21,
2021, is appropriate.
DATES
: The end of the comment period
for the document titled, ‘‘Notice and
Request for Comment Regarding the
CFPB’s Inquiry Into Big Tech Payment
Platforms,’’ published on November 5,
2021 (86 FR 61182), is reopened from
December 6, 2021, until December 21,
2021.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by any of the methods identified in the
notice.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Amy Zirkle, Program Manager for
Payments & Deposits, (202) 435–7505. If
you require this document in an
alternative electronic format, please
contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On
October 21, 2021, the Bureau ordered
six large technology companies
operating payments systems in the
United States to provide information
about certain of their business practices.
The information will help the CFPB
better understand how these firms use
personal payments data and manage
data access to users so the Bureau can
ensure adequate consumer protection.
Accompanying the orders, the Director
of the Bureau issued a statement and
invited interested parties to comment on
the inquiry. The statement and request
for comment that published in the
Federal Register stated that the
comment period would close on
December 6, 2021. Allowing an
additional comment period will provide
additional opportunity for the public to
prepare comments related to this
inquiry. Therefore, the Bureau is re-
opening the comment period for this
request until December 21, 2021. The
Bureau will also accept any comments
that arrive between the time the original
comment period closed on December 6,
2021, and December 7, 2021.
Rohit Chopra,
Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2021–26562 Filed 12–3–21; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Agency Information Collection
Extension
AGENCY
: Department of Energy.
ACTION
: Submission for Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) review;
comment request.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Energy
(DOE) has submitted an information
collection request to the OMB for
extension under the provisions of the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The
information collection requests a three-
year extension of its collection for
Superior Energy Performance 50001
(SEP 50001) Certification and 50001
Ready Recognition, OMB Control
Number 1910–5177. The proposed
collection will relate to tracking partner
participation and calculating the energy
efficiency impact of DOE’s Superior
Energy Performance certification and
50001 Ready recognition programs.
DATES
: Comments regarding this
collection must be received on or before
January 6, 2022. If you anticipate that
you will be submitting comments, but
find it difficult to do so within the
period of time allowed by this notice,
please advise the OMB Desk Officer of
your intention to make a submission as
soon as possible. The Desk Officer may
be telephoned at (202) 395–4718.
ADDRESSES
: Written comments and
recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be sent
within 30 days of publication of this
notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/
PRAMain. Find this particular
information collection by selecting
‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open
for Public Comments’’ or by using the
search function.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Ethan Rogers, EE–5A/Forrestal Building,
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585, by fax at 202–
287–6093, or by email at ethan.rogers@
ee.doe.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: This
information collection request contains:
(1) OMB No.: 1910–5177;
(2) Information Collection Request
Title: Superior Energy Performance
50001 (SEP 50001) Certification and
50001 Ready Recognition;
(3) Type of Request: Renewal;
(4) Purpose: This Information
Collection Request applies to the
Department of Energy (DOE) voluntary
ISO 50001 programs for industrial
facilities: Superior Energy Performance
®
(SEP
®
) and 50001 Ready
TM
recognition.
SEP is an energy efficiency certification
and recognition program for
commercial, institutional, and industrial
facilities demonstrating excellence in
energy management as well as continual
improvement in energy efficiency
through third-party verified energy
performance. 50001 Ready recognition
is a self-attestation of the
implementation of an ISO 50001 energy
management system without the need
for external audits. Respondents include
commercial, institutional, and industrial
facilities. For SEP 50001, additional
respondents include SEP 50001
Verification Bodies.
(5) Annual Estimated Number of
Respondents: 450;
(6) Annual Estimated Number of
Total Responses: 450;
(7) Annual Estimated Number of
Burden Hours: 450;
(8) Annual Estimated Reporting and
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $31,452.
Statutory Authority: Accelerating
Investment in Industrial Energy
Efficiency. Executive Order 13624, 77
FR 54779 (Aug. 30, 2012); 42 U.S.C.
16191.
Signing Authority
This document of the Department of
Energy was signed on November 24,
2021, by Rebecca Jones-Albertus, Acting
Director, Advanced Manufacturing
Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy, pursuant to
delegated authority from the Secretary
of Energy. That document with the
original signature and date is
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maintained by DOE. For administrative
purposes only, and in compliance with
requirements of the Office of the Federal
Register, the undersigned DOE Federal
Register Liaison Officer has been
authorized to sign and submit the
document in electronic format for
publication, as an official document of
the Department of Energy. This
administrative process in no way alters
the legal effect of this document upon
publication in the Federal Register.
Signed in Washington, DC, on December 1,
2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S.
Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2021–26427 Filed 12–6–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450–01–P
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
[OE Docket No. PP- 481–2]
Application To Amend Presidential
Permit; CHPE LLC
AGENCY
: Office of Electricity,
Department of Energy.
ACTION
: Notice of application.
SUMMARY
: CHPE LLC (the Applicant) has
filed an application to amend
Presidential Permit No. PP–481–1.
CHPE LLC is requesting the amendment
to clarify the maximum electric
transmission capacity of the previously
permitted facilities.
DATES
: Comments, protests, or motions
to intervene must be submitted on or
before December 22, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Comments or motions to
intervene should be addressed to
Christopher Lawrence,
Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Christopher Lawrence (Program Office)
at (202) 586–5260 or by email to
Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or
Christopher Drake (Attorney-Adviser) at
(202) 586–2919 or by email to
Christopher.Drake@hq.doe.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
construction, operation, maintenance,
and connection of facilities at the
international border of the United States
for the transmission of electric energy
between the United States and a foreign
country is prohibited in the absence of
a Presidential permit issued pursuant to
Executive Order (E.O.) 10485, as
amended by E.O. 12038.
On November 24, 2021, CHPE LLC
filed an application with the Office of
Electricity of the Department of Energy
(DOE), as required by regulations at 10
CFR 205.320 et seq., requesting that
DOE amend Presidential Permit No. PP–
481–1 to clarify the maximum electric
transmission capacity of the previously
permitted facilities.
On October 6, 2014, DOE issued
Presidential Permit No. PP–362,
authorizing Champlain Hudson Power
Express, Inc. (CHPEI) to construct,
operate, maintain, and connect the
Champlain Hudson Power Express
Project (Project). As described in PP–
362, the Project is a 1,000-megawatt
(MW), high-voltage direct current
(HVDC), underground and underwater
merchant transmission system that will
cross the United States-Canada
international border underwater near
the Town of Champlain, New York,
extend approximately 336 miles south
through New York State, and
interconnect to facilities located in
Queens County, New York, owned by
the Consolidated Edison Company of
New York. The aquatic segments of the
transmission line will primarily be
buried in sediments of Lake Champlain
and the Hudson, Harlem, and East
rivers. The terrestrial portions of the
transmission line will primarily be
buried within existing road and railroad
rights-of-way (ROW). On July 21, 2020,
DOE issued Presidential Permit PP–481
transferring the facilities authorized in
PP–362 to CHPE LLC at the request of
CHPEI and CHPE LLC.
On April 30, 2021, DOE issued
Presidential Permit No. PP–481–1,
amending CHPE LLC’s permit to
incorporate proposed revisions to the
Project route and authorizing the
increase in the Project’s capacity from
1,000 MW to 1,250 MW.
In its Supplemental Request for
authorization to increase the Project’s
capacity from 1,000 MW to 1,250 MW
in PP–481–1, CHPE LLC noted that it
had ‘‘submitted an application request
(NYISO Queue Position #887) for an
additional 250 MW injection at the
Point of Interconnection at the New
York Power Authority’s Astoria Annex
345 kV substation.’’ The New York
Independent System Operator (NYISO)
evaluated the request via an
‘‘Interconnection System Reliability
Impact Study for the NYISO Q887: CH
Uprate Project’’ (Interconnection Study)
and provided the Interconnection Study
to DOE. To gauge the reliability impact
of the additional 250 MW injection at
the Astoria Annex Substation, the
Interconnection Study modeled 1,298
MW of Project withdrawal at the Hertel
Substation in Canada to account for
expected transmission line losses. In
other words, an assumption in the
Interconnection Study was that the
transmission rate at the U.S.-Canada
border would have to be 1,298 MW for
1,250 MW to be injected at the Astoria
Annex Substation more than 300 miles
away.
Article 3 of PP–481–1 states, in part,
that the ‘‘maximum non-simultaneous
rate of transmission over the permitted
facilities shall not exceed 1,250 MW.’’
On its face, this language limits the
Project’s authorized capacity such that
the Project cannot transmit at a rate
greater than 1,250 MW anywhere
between the border crossing and the
Astoria Annex Substation, and therefore
is prohibited from withdrawing
approximately 1,298 MW at the Hertel
Substation in order to inject 1,250 MW
at the Astoria Annex Substation. CHPE
LLC requests that DOE amend the
Presidential Permit to explicitly state
that the Project is authorized to inject
1,250 MW at the point of
interconnection at the Astoria Annex
Substation. This amendment would
account for anticipated line losses and
is consistent with the reliability analysis
conducted by NYISO. The requested
capacity increase to allow 1,250 MW
injection at the Astoria Annex
Substation is the only requested
amendment; no other changes to the
permitted facilities as described or
analyzed in PP–481–1 are contemplated.
Comments and other filings
concerning this application should be
clearly marked with OE Docket No. PP–
481–2. Consideration of comments is
limited to those addressing the subject
of the proposed amendment; comments
on any part of PP–481–1 will not be
considered. Additional copies are to be
provided directly to Mr. Donald
Jessome, Chief Executive Officer,
Transmission Developers Inc., Pieter
Schuyler Building, 600 Broadway,
Albany, New York 12207–2283,
donald.jessome@
transmissiondevelopers.com, and Jay
Ryan, Baker Botts LLP, 700 K Street
NW, Washington, DC 20001, jay.ryan@
bakerbotts.com.
Before a Presidential permit may be
issued or amended, DOE must
determine that the proposed action is in
the public interest. In making that
determination, DOE will consider the
environmental impacts of the proposed
action (i.e., granting the Presidential
permit or amendment, with any
conditions and limitations, or denying
the permit), determine the proposed
project’s impact on electric reliability by
ascertaining whether the proposed
project would adversely affect the
operation of the U.S. electric power
supply system under normal and
contingency conditions, and weigh any
other factors that DOE may also
consider relevant to the public interest.
DOE also must obtain the favorable
recommendation of the Secretary of
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