Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers; Notice of Panelists; Standards of Conduct Technical Conference and Workshop, 18325-18326 [E6-5286]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 11, 2006 / Notices q. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–5308 Filed 4–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. AD06–6–000; Docket No. RM01–10–005; Docket No. RM05–30–000 1] Joint Meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Interpretative Order Relating to the Standards of Conduct; Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; Notice of Joint Meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission April 3, 2006. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold a joint meeting on April 24, 2006, in Room 2C, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The meeting is expected to begin at 2 p.m. (EDT) and conclude at 4 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend. Purpose of Joint Meeting wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES The NRC and FERC signed a Memorandum of Agreement on September 1, 2004, to facilitate interactions between the two agencies on matters of mutual interest pertaining to the nation’s electric power grid reliability and related implementation activities based on the August 14, 2003, outage recommendations by the U.S.Canada Power System Task Force. Both agencies have ongoing matters that are relevant to the April 24 joint meeting. The purpose of the joint meeting is to continue the dialog between the two agencies in furtherance of the goals set forth in the Memorandum of Agreement, especially in light of the concurrent 1 The Commission does not anticipate any decisions being made in either of these rulemaking dockets at this meeting; however, as both rulemakings may be discussed, the Commission is noticing both dockets to ensure no violation of the Government in the Sunshine Act requirements occurs. 19:37 Apr 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 Format for Joint Meeting The format for the joint meeting will be discussions between the two sets of commissioners following presentations by their respective staffs, as set forth in the agenda below. There will not be industry presentations. Agenda Federal Energy Regulatory Commission VerDate Aug<31>2005 matters involving offsite power,2 and to explore the most effective role of each agency in addressing grid reliability issues and, thereby, to ensure an integrated approach in accomplishing their respective missions. Opening Remarks by FERC Chairman Kelliher, NRC Chairman Diaz and Commissioners Brief presentations by NRC Staff on effects of grid reliability on nuclear power plants and projected additions of new nuclear reactors to the grid and by FERC Staff on grid reliability and the Electric Reliability Organization proceeding. Discussion Brief presentations by NRC Staff on reactor regulation and oversight including adopting and revising standards and by FERC Staff on new responsibilities under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. 18325 Reporting Company (202–347–3700 or 1–800–336–6646). They will be available for free on the Commission’s eLibrary system and on the events calendar approximately one week after the meeting. FERC conferences and meetings are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208–3372 (voice) or 202–502–8659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. All interested persons are invited. Pre-registration is not required and there is no fee to attend this joint meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Mary Kipp at Mary.Kipp@ferc.gov or by phone at 202– 502–8228. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–5291 Filed 4–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM01–10–007] Discussion Brief presentations/updates by NRC Staff on Generic Letter and by FERC Staff on Interpretive Order Proceeding. Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers; Notice of Panelists; Standards of Conduct Technical Conference and Workshop Discussion April 3, 2006. Closing Remarks by NRC Chairman Diaz, FERC Chairman Kelliher and Commissioners * * * * * A free webcast of this event is available through http://www.ferc.gov. Anyone with Internet access who desires to view this event can do so by navigating to http://www.ferc.gov’s Calendar of Events and locating this event in the Calendar. The event will contain a link to its webcast. The Capitol Connection provides technical support for the webcasts and offers access to the meeting via phone bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit http://www.CapitolConnection.org or contact Danelle Perkowski or David Reininger at 703–993–3100. Transcripts of the meeting will be available immediately for a fee from Ace 2 On February 1, 2006, the NRC issued Generic Letter 2006–002, Grid Reliability and the Impact on Plant Risk and the Operability of Offsite Power, OMB No. 3150–0011. On February 16, 2006, in Docket No. RM01–10–005, FERC issued Interpretive Order Relating to the Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, 114 FERC ¶ 61,155 (2006). PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As announced on February 28, March 3 and March 10, 2006, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold a technical conference and workshop on Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers on April 7, 2006, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. (MST) and conclude at approximately 4 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend. Below is the agenda, including the panelists who will speak at the conference. The purpose of the conference and workshop is to discuss Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers under Order No. 2004.1 It will be held 1 Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, Order No. 2004, FERC Stats. & Regs., Regulations Preambles Õ 31,155 (2003), order on reh’g, Order No. 2004–A, III FERC Stats. & Regs. Õ 31,161 (2004), 107 FERC Õ 61,032 (2004), order on reh’g, Order No. 2004–B, III FERC Stats. & Regs. Õ 31,166 (2004), 108 FERC Õ 61,118 (2004), order on reh’g, Order No. 2004–C, 109 FERC Õ 61,325 (2004), order on reh’g, Order No. 2004–D, 110 FERC Õ 61,320 (2005), National Fuel Gas Supply Corp., et al. v. FERC, Nos. 04–1188, et al. (D.C. Cir. Filed June 9, 2004). E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 18326 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 11, 2006 / Notices at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort located at 7200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. Agenda for Standards of Conduct Conference wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES April 7, 2006 9–9:45 Introductory Remarks 9:45—10:45 Industry Panel on Independent Functioning Requirements • Creditworthiness and risk management functions. • Application of Standards of Conduct to employees of holding company, service company, parent company or other non-transmission provider affiliates providing services to the Transmission Provider. Staff Moderator: Lee Ann Watson. Panelists: Douglas Smith, Member, Van Ness Feldman P.C., Janice Alperin, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, El Paso Corporation, Antonia Frost, Partner, Bruder Gentile and Marcoux. 10:45–11 Break 11–12 Panel on Integrated Resource Planning • Discussion of how companies currently engage in Integrated Resource Planning. • Discussion of concerns or problems that the industry is encountering in implementing the Standards of Conduct while performing Integrated Resource Planning. Staff Moderator: Deme Anas. Panelists: David Raskin, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson, LLP; Donna Attanasio, Partner, Dewey Ballantine; Tom DeBoer, Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Puget Sound Energy. 12–1:30 Lunch Break 1:30–2:30 Industry Panel on Information Sharing Prohibitions—Do’s and Don’ts • Permissible communications with affiliated Transmission Providers. • Communications in nomination/ scheduling/confirmation process. • Transaction specific communications with affiliated shippers. • Communications between Transmission Providers and Marketing or Energy Affiliates during litigation proceedings/settlement negotiations or other docketed Commission proceedings. Staff Moderator: Robert Pease. Panelists: Sherry Nelson, FERC Standards of Conduct Compliance Officer, The Williams Companies; Michel Sweeney, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP; Keshmira McVey, Chief Compliance Officer, Bonneville Power Administration. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:37 Apr 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 2:30–2:45 Break 2:45–3:45 Staff Panel Responding to Written Questions • Staff responding to written questions or inquiries that have been submitted before and during conference. 3:45–4 Concluding Remarks * * * * * As included in earlier notices, there is no registration fee to attend this conference. However, we request that those planning to attend the conference register online, until close of business on April 4, on the Commission’s Web site at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/ registration/sc-0407-form.asp. A free audio webcast of this event is available through www.ferc.gov. Anyone with Internet access who desires to listen to this event can do so by navigating to http://www.ferc.gov’s Calendar of Events and locating this event in the Calendar. (Please note that Scottsdale, Arizona is not on Daylight Savings Time.) The event will contain a link to its webcast. The Capitol Connection provides technical support for the webcasts and offers access to the meeting via phone bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit http:// www.CapitolConnection.org or contact Danelle Perkowski or David Reininger at 703–993–3100. Transcripts of the meeting will be available immediately for a fee from Ace Reporting Company (202–347–3700 or 1–800–336–6646). They will be available for free on the Commission’s eLibrary system and on the events calendar about two weeks after the conference. Questions about the conference and workshop should be directed to: Demetra Anas, Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. 202–502–8178. Demetra.Anas@ferc.gov. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, [FR Doc. E6–5286 Filed 4–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8157–2] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board to Review a Draft Report by the Regulatory Environmental Modeling Guidance Review Panel of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference meeting of the chartered SAB to discuss a draft SAB report, Review of Agency ‘‘Draft Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models’’ and ‘‘Models Knowledge Base’’ by the Regulatory Environmental Modeling Guidance Review Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board. DATES: The date for the teleconference is Wednesday, April 26, 2006, from 1:30– 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code to participate in the telephone conference may contact Mr. Thomas O. Miller, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or via telephone/voice mail at (202) 343–9982 or via e-mail at miller.tom@epa.gov. General information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the SAB will hold a public teleconference on the date and time provided above. The purpose of this telephone conference is to conduct a final public review and discussion of the draft SAB report Review of Agency ‘‘Draft Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models’’ and ‘‘Models Knowledge Base’’ by the Regulatory Environmental Modeling Guidance Review Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board. The focus of the meeting is to consider whether: (i) The original charge questions to the SAB review panel have been adequately addressed in the draft report, (ii) the draft report is clear and logical; and (iii) the conclusions drawn, or recommendations made in the draft report, are supported by the body of the report. Background: Background on the REM Guidance Review Panel activities can be found in the following Federal Register Notices 68 FR 46602, August 6, 2003; 70 FR 1243, January 6, 2005; 70 FR 12477, March 14, 2005; 70 FR 30948, May 31, 2005; 70 FR 41008, July 15, 2005; and E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 11, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RM01-10-007]


Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers; Notice of 
Panelists; Standards of Conduct Technical Conference and Workshop

April 3, 2006.
    As announced on February 28, March 3 and March 10, 2006, the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold a technical 
conference and workshop on Standards of Conduct for Transmission 
Providers on April 7, 2006, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting will 
begin at 9 a.m. (MST) and conclude at approximately 4 p.m. All 
interested persons are invited to attend. Below is the agenda, 
including the panelists who will speak at the conference.
    The purpose of the conference and workshop is to discuss Standards 
of Conduct for Transmission Providers under Order No. 2004.\1\ It will 
be held

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at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort located at 7200 North Scottsdale Road, 
Scottsdale, Arizona.
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    \1\ Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, Order No. 
2004, FERC Stats. & Regs., Regulations Preambles [par] 31,155 
(2003), order on reh'g, Order No. 2004-A, III FERC Stats. & Regs. 
[par] 31,161 (2004), 107 FERC [par] 61,032 (2004), order on reh'g, 
Order No. 2004-B, III FERC Stats. & Regs. [par] 31,166 (2004), 108 
FERC [par] 61,118 (2004), order on reh'g, Order No. 2004-C, 109 FERC 
[par] 61,325 (2004), order on reh'g, Order No. 2004-D, 110 FERC 
[par] 61,320 (2005), National Fuel Gas Supply Corp., et al. v. FERC, 
Nos. 04-1188, et al. (D.C. Cir. Filed June 9, 2004).
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Agenda for Standards of Conduct Conference

April 7, 2006

9-9:45 Introductory Remarks
9:45--10:45 Industry Panel on Independent Functioning Requirements
     Creditworthiness and risk management functions.
     Application of Standards of Conduct to employees of 
holding company, service company, parent company or other non-
transmission provider affiliates providing services to the Transmission 
Provider.
    Staff Moderator: Lee Ann Watson.
    Panelists: Douglas Smith, Member, Van Ness Feldman P.C., Janice 
Alperin, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, El Paso 
Corporation, Antonia Frost, Partner, Bruder Gentile and Marcoux.

10:45-11 Break
11-12 Panel on Integrated Resource Planning
     Discussion of how companies currently engage in Integrated 
Resource Planning.
     Discussion of concerns or problems that the industry is 
encountering in implementing the Standards of Conduct while performing 
Integrated Resource Planning.
    Staff Moderator: Deme Anas.
    Panelists: David Raskin, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson, LLP; Donna 
Attanasio, Partner, Dewey Ballantine; Tom DeBoer, Director, Rates and 
Regulatory Affairs, Puget Sound Energy.

12-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:30 Industry Panel on Information Sharing Prohibitions--Do's and 
Don'ts
     Permissible communications with affiliated Transmission 
Providers.
     Communications in nomination/scheduling/confirmation 
process.
     Transaction specific communications with affiliated 
shippers.
     Communications between Transmission Providers and 
Marketing or Energy Affiliates during litigation proceedings/settlement 
negotiations or other docketed Commission proceedings.
    Staff Moderator: Robert Pease.
    Panelists: Sherry Nelson, FERC Standards of Conduct Compliance 
Officer, The Williams Companies; Michel Sweeney, Partner, Hunton & 
Williams LLP; Keshmira McVey, Chief Compliance Officer, Bonneville 
Power Administration.

2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 Staff Panel Responding to Written Questions
     Staff responding to written questions or inquiries that 
have been submitted before and during conference.

3:45-4 Concluding Remarks
* * * * *
    As included in earlier notices, there is no registration fee to 
attend this conference. However, we request that those planning to 
attend the conference register online, until close of business on April 
4, on the Commission's Web site at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/
registration/sc-0407-form.asp.
    A free audio webcast of this event is available through 
www.ferc.gov. Anyone with Internet access who desires to listen to this 
event can do so by navigating to http://www.ferc.gov's Calendar of 
Events and locating this event in the Calendar. (Please note that 
Scottsdale, Arizona is not on Daylight Savings Time.) The event will 
contain a link to its webcast. The Capitol Connection provides 
technical support for the webcasts and offers access to the meeting via 
phone bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit http://
www.CapitolConnection.org or contact Danelle Perkowski or David 
Reininger at 703-993-3100.
    Transcripts of the meeting will be available immediately for a fee 
from Ace Reporting Company (202-347-3700 or 1-800-336-6646). They will 
be available for free on the Commission's eLibrary system and on the 
events calendar about two weeks after the conference.
    Questions about the conference and workshop should be directed to: 
Demetra Anas, Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 
20426. 202-502-8178. Demetra.Anas@ferc.gov.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary,
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