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Personally Identifiable Information

As a general rule, FERC does not collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about you when you visit our website, unless you decide to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary, and by doing so, you are giving FERC your permission to use the information for a specific, stated purpose. However, failure to provide certain information may result in the Commissionís inability to provide you with the service you desire.

If you choose to provide us with PII through the FERC website, by such methods as sending an email inquiry, registering for a FERC online service (e.g., electronic filing), or completing a FERC Online web application, we will use that information to help provide you the information or service you have requested. Required fields for FERCís voluntary online forms are marked with an asterisk. If you do not fill out a required field, your request will not be processed. You automatically grant consent for use of this information when you enter the information online.

If we store your PII in a system of record designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information you provide to us in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. ß 552a). The Act requires all public-facing sites or forms that request PII to prominently display a privacy notice.