[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 15, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2880-2881]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00590]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 381

[Docket No. RM13-4-000]


Annual Update of Filing Fees

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

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 notice 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 2012.

DATES: Effective Date: February 14, 2013.

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 5:00 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 
available on eLibrary in PDF and Microsoft Word format for viewing, 
printing, and/or downloading. To access this document in eLibrary, type 
the docket number excluding the last three digits of this document in 
the docket number field and follow other directions on the search page.
    User assistance is available for eLibrary and other aspects of 
FERC's Web site during normal business hours. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 
208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.
    (Issued January 9, 2013)
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is issuing 
this notice 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 2012 costs. The adjusted 
fees announced in this notice are effective February 14, 2013. 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

1. Petitions for rate approval pursuant to 18 CFR                $12,130
 284.123(b)(2). (18 CFR 381.403)............................
 

Fees Applicable to General Activities

1. Petition for issuance of a declaratory order (except          $24,370
 under Part I of the Federal Power Act). (18 CFR 381.302(a))
 

    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

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$10,000-29,999. (18 CFR 381.303(b)).........................         600
$30,000 or more. (18 CFR 381.303(a))........................      35,580
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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))........................      18,650
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4. Written legal interpretations by the Office of General         $6,990
 Counsel. (18 CFR 381.305(a))...............................
 

Fees Applicable to Natural Gas Pipelines

1. Pipeline certificate applications pursuant to 18 CFR         * $1,000
 284.224. (18 CFR 381.207(b))...............................
 

Fees Applicable to Cogenerators and Small Power Producers

1. Certification of qualifying status as a small power           $20,960
 production facility. (18 CFR 381.505(a))...................
2. Certification of qualifying status as a cogeneration          $23,720
 facility. (18 CFR 381.505(a))..............................
 

List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 381

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

Anton Porter,
Executive Director.
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    \*\ This fee has not been changed.
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    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 ``$24,860'' and 
adding ``$24,370'' in its place.


Sec.  381.303  [Amended]

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3. In 381.303, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$36,290'' and 
adding ``$35,580'' in its place.


Sec.  381.304  [Amended]

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4. In 381.304, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$19,030'' and 
adding ``$18,650'' in its place.


Sec.  381.305  [Amended]

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5. In 381.305, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$7,130'' and 
adding ``$6,990'' in its place.


Sec.  381.403  [Amended]

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6. Section 381.403 is amended by removing ``$12,370'' and adding 
``$12,130'' in its place.


Sec.  381.505  [Amended]

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7. In 381.505, paragraph (a) is amended by removing ``$21,380'' and 
adding ``$20,960'' in its place and by removing ``$24,200'' and adding 
``$23,720'' in its place.
[FR Doc. 2013-00590 Filed 1-14-13; 8:45 am]
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