[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 22, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9641-9642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3811]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 381

[Docket No. RM11-5-000]


Annual Update of Filing Fees

February 14, 2011.
AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy.

ACTION: Final Rule; annual update of Commission filing fees.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with 18 CFR 381.104, the Commission issues this 
update of its filing fees. This Final Rule provides the yearly update 
using data in the Commission's Management, Administrative, and Payroll 
System to calculate the new fees. The purpose of updating is to adjust 
the fees on the basis of the Commission's costs for Fiscal Year 2010.

DATES: Effective Date: March 24, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raymond D. Johnson Jr., Office of the 
Executive Director, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
Street, NE., Room 42-66, Washington, DC 20426. 202-502-8402.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Document Availability: In addition to 
publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the 
Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/
or print the contents of this document via the Internet through FERC's 
Home Page (http://www.ferc.gov) and in FERC's Public Reference Room 
during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time) at 888 
First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington DC 20426.
    From FERC's Web site on the Internet, this information is available 
in the eLibrary (formerly FERRIS). The full text of this document is 
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FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 
208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

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Annual Update of Filing Fees in Part 381; Annual Update of Filing Fees

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is issuing 
this Final Rule to update filing fees that the Commission assesses for 
specific services and benefits provided to identifiable beneficiaries. 
Pursuant to 18 CFR 381.104, the Commission is establishing updated fees 
on the basis of the Commission's Fiscal Year 2010 costs. The adjusted 
fees announced in this notice are effective March 24, 2011. The 
Commission has determined, with the concurrence of the Administrator of 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of 
Management and Budget, that this Final Rule is not a major rule within 
the meaning of section 251 of Subtitle E of Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(2). The Commission is submitting 
this Final Rule to both houses of the United States Congress and to the 
Comptroller General of the United States.
    The new fee schedule is as follows:

              Fees Applicable to the Natural Gas Policy Act
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1. Petitions for rate approval pursuant to 18 CFR               $11,720.
 284.123(b)(2). (18 CFR 381.403)...........................
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                  Fees Applicable to General Activities
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1. Petition for issuance of a declaratory order (except         $23,540.
 under Part I of the Federal Power Act). (18 CFR
 381.302(a))...............................................
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    2. Review of a Department of Energy remedial order:

                          Amount in Controversy
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$0-9,999. (18 CFR 381.303(b))..............................         $100
$10,000-29,999. (18 CFR 381.303(b))........................          600
$10,000-29,999. (18 CFR 381.303(b))........................          600
$30,000 or more. (18 CFR 381.303(a)).......................       34,370
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    3. Review of a Department of Energy denial of adjustment:

                          Amount in Controversy
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$0-9,999. (18 CFR 381.304(b))..............................         $100
$10,000-29,999. (18 CFR 381.304(b))........................          600
$30,000 or more. (18 CFR 381.304(a)).......................       18,020
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    4. Written legal interpretations by the Office of General Counsel. 
(18 CFR 381.305(a)) $6,750.

                Fees Applicable to Natural Gas Pipelines
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1. Pipeline certificate applications pursuant to 18 CFR         $1,000.*
 284.224. (18 CFR 381.207(b))..............................
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* This fee has not been changed.


        Fees Applicable to Cogenerators and Small Power Producers
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1. Certification of qualifying status as a small power          $20,240.
 production facility. (18 CFR 381.505(a))..................
2. Certification of qualifying status as a cogeneration          22,920.
 facility. (18 CFR 381.505(a)).............................
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List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 381

    Electric power plants, Electric utilities, Natural gas, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

Charles H. Schneider,
Executive Director.
    In consideration of the foregoing, the Commission amends Part 381, 
Chapter I, Title 18, Code of Federal Regulations, as set forth below.

PART 381--FEES

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1. The authority citation for Part 381 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 717-717w; 16 U.S.C. 791-828c, 2601-2645; 31 
U.S.C. 9701; 42 U.S.C. 7101-7352; 49 U.S.C. 60502; 49 App. U.S.C. 1-
85.


Sec.  381.302  [Amended]

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2. In 381.302, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$23,140'' and 
adding ``$23,540'' in its place.


Sec.  381.303  [Amended]

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3. In 381.303, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$33,780'' and 
adding ``$34,370'' in its place.


Sec.  381.304  [Amended]

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4. In 381.304, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$17,710'' and 
adding ``$18,020'' in its place.


Sec.  381.305  [Amended]

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5. In 381.305, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$6,640'' and 
adding ``$6,750'' in its place.


Sec.  381.403  [Amended]

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6. Section 381.403 is amended by removing ``$11,520'' and adding 
``$11,720'' in its place.


Sec.  381.505  [Amended]

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7. In 381.505, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$19,900'' and 
adding ``$20,240'' in its place and by removing ``$22,530'' and adding 
``$22,920'' in its place.

[FR Doc. 2011-3811 Filed 2-18-11; 8:45 am]
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