WAPA issues a call for applications as part of its project-specific marketing plans. It uses the Applicant Profile Data form to collect information and to determine an entity’s eligibility and ultimately, which entity will receive an allocation of Federal power. The information WAPA proposes to collect is voluntary.
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. §§ 3501-3521, requires federal agencies to obtain the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval before collecting certain information from the public (such as information on forms, general questionnaires, and surveys). Once approved, OMB issues the agency a control number. OMB requires federal agencies to renew their OMB control numbers every three years.
WAPA proposed ministerial changes to the APD form and held a 60-day Public comment period and a 30-day Public Comment period. See document library below for the 60-day FRN and 30-day FRN.
WAPA proposed the following changes to the applicant data form:
- Change short form of Western Area Power Administration from “Western" to “WAPA". This change will properly reflect the short form name WAPA uses.
- Add a request for contact information for any billing agent or representative. Specifically, on item 1.j., “Describe the entity/organization that will interact with WAPA on contract and billing matters" add “(include contact person, email and telephone number). This change will assist WAPA staff in more quickly identifying the appropriate contact information for any billing agent or representative.
- Add WAPA mail code to mailing address for hard copies of completed APD Form. By adding the WAPA mail code, APD forms submitted via mail will can be delivered more quickly.
- WAPA also has prepared the form to be a fillable Word or Adobe PDF document and will provide the applicant with instructions for submitting with an electronic signature. This will help decrease the burden of printing and mailing. WAPA will still accept paper or faxed copies as well.
WAPA received one comment during the 60-day comment period. The comment raised a concern that some of the information requested on the form may be critical infrastructure information but WAPA does not indicate how CII would be recognized or how it would be protected. WAPA posted its response to this page. Response: Applicants do not need to include Critical Electrical Infrastructure Information (CEII) when submitting an applicant profile data form. However, to the extent an applicant chooses to include CEII and wishes to have that information protected, the applicant will need to request protection of that information in accordance with the Department of Energy's CEII regulations at 10 CFR Part 1004.
WAPA finalized the APD form as proposed and DOE submitted the form to OMB for approval on November 19, 2020. WAPA's current OMB control number, 1910-5136, for its Applicant Profile Data form (APD) was approved for renewal with change on March 18, 2021, and will expire on March 31, 2024.
The approved applicant data form is available in three forms:
The WAPA contact information in the form will be updated as appropriate for the applicable region, for each future call for applications.
If you have questions about the form or the public process, contact:
Erin Green, Power Marketing and Energy Services Specialist
Western Area Power Administration
P.O. Box 281213
Lakewood, CO 80228-8213
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