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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

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD06-6-000; Docket No. RM01-10-005; Docket No. RM05-30-000 
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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.
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    \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.
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Purpose of Joint Meeting

    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 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.
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    \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).
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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

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.

Discussion

    Brief presentations/updates by NRC Staff on Generic Letter and by 
FERC Staff on Interpretive Order Proceeding.

Discussion

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 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]
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