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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2012 / Notices Paducah Project Office, 139 FERC ¶ 61,054 (2012). Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. 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[FR Doc. 2012–18505 Filed 7–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44611 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of International Meeting The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice that the agency will host an international meeting of the Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum on August 1–2, 2001 at its headquarters, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commissioners and staff will take part in this event. Commissioner Philip Moeller and Commissioner John R. Norris are co-chairs of the event. The meetings are expected to begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on both days. An agenda of the conference is attached to this notice. Those wishing to attend this event are encouraged to register using the on-line form located at: https://www.ferc.gov/ aper-forum/aper-8-1-12-form.asp. The APER Forum was established as a recommendation at the 3rd Energy Regulatory and Market Development Forum, which operated under the AsiaPacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP). The APP was an international partnership between the United States, South Korea, Japan, India, Canada, China and Australia aimed at addressing the challenges of climate change, energy security and air pollution in a way that encouraged economic development and reduced poverty. The APER Forum builds upon the work begun under the APP. The APER Forum is designed to bring together policymakers, regulators, energy industry participants, academics, regulatory research organizations, and grid and market operators from Asian and Pacific countries to engage in meaningful information exchanges on matters relating both to electricity and to natural gas. The APER Forum is voluntary in nature and intends to provide an ongoing experience for information exchange on the development and application of best practices in regulatory and market arrangements. The first meeting was sponsored by Australia and held in 2010. This year marks the second biennial meeting of the APER Forum. The event will include delegations from the United States, Canada, Australia, China, India, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. Other attendees include regulators from Pakistan, Ghana and the Czech Republic. It will focus on three major issues: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 44612 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2012 / Notices Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy— examining policy, regulatory arrangements and standards that encourage energy efficiency and clean energy technologies and promote clean investment/delivery (including renewable and alternative energy) with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Infrastructure and Market Regulatory Arrangements—examining challenges and reforms to the operation and design of energy systems within the context of a market. Competition Reform—examining regulatory, policy and standards matters that influence and encourage competition (wholesale and retail) growth in the market. The conference will not be transcribed. However, there will be a free webcast. Anyone with Internet access who desires to watch the conference and download presentations can do so by going to the calendar of events on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). The Capitol Connection provides technical support for webcasts and offers the option of listening to the meeting via phone-bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit www.CapitolConnection.org or call 703– 993–3100. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 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Kelliher, Executive Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, NextEra Energy, former VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Jul 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Head of U.S. Delegation, 2010 APER Forum Meeting Theme—Overview of Energy and Regulatory Structures/APER Members 9:00 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of the United States: Philip Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 9:20 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of Australia: Brendan Morling, Head of Energy and Environment Division, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australia 9:40 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of China: HE Yang, Director, Department of Power Market Regulation, State Electricity Regulatory Commission, China 10:00 a.m. Break 10:20 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of Canada: John Foran, Director, Natural Resources Canada 10:40 a.m. Energy/Electricity Regulatory Overview of India: Dr. Pramod Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India 11:00 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of Thailand: Dr. Pallapa Ruanrong, Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission 11:20 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of New Zealand: Carl Hansen, Chief Executive, Electricity Authority of New Zealand 12:15 noon Lunch Break Day 1, Wednesday, August 1, 2012— Afternoon Theme—Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy 2:00 p.m. Carbon Trading and Policies for Low-Carbon Consumption Panel Moderator: Brendan Morling, Head of Energy and Environment Division, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australia Æ Presentation on regional carbon trading in California and the U.S. Northeast: Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, United States Æ Guided discussion about carbon policies with the heads of all the delegations 3:00 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. Smart Grid Technologies that Enhance Efficiency Panel Moderator: W. Terry Boston, President and Chief Executive Officer, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., U.S. Æ Presentation: Working toward PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 industry standards for interoperability—David Wollman, Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Programs Office, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Æ Presentation: Canada smart grid roadmap standards—Michel Fernand Girard, Vice-President, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Standards Council of Canada Æ Presentation: Impacts of new technologies on security of supply—Dr. Brian Spalding, Commissioner, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Æ Discussion with heads of delegation 5:00 p.m. Adjourn Day 2, Thursday, August 2, 2012— Morning 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks—Day 2 Philip Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission John R. Norris, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission David A. Wright, President, South Carolina Public Service Commission and President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Theme—Energy Infrastructure and Market Regulations 9:00 a.m. Grid Reliability Panel Moderator: John R. Norris, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Æ Enhancing grid reliability: Cheryl LaFleur, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Æ Presentation: Network Investments for the Long-Term Interests of Consumers—Andrew Reeves, Chairman, Australian Energy Regulator Æ Discussion with heads of delegation 10:00 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Renewables in the New Markets Panel Moderator: John Pierce, Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission Æ Presentation: Integrating variable energy resources into existing grids—Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Æ Presentation: Integrating renewables from a reliability perspective—Darren Finkbeiner, Manager, Market Development, Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Canada Æ Presentation: Incorporating new technologies onto the grid—Kai E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2012 / Notices XIE, President, New York Office, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) Æ Discussion with heads of delegation 11:45 p.m. Lunch Break ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2012–0579; FRL–9706–3] Theme—Competition Reform mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Day 2, Thursday, August 2, 2012— Afternoon Notice of Availability of the External Review Draft of Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment To Inform Decision Making AGENCY: 1:30 p.m. Market Regulation—Oil and Gas Developments Panel Moderator: S. 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Ott, Senior Vice President for Markets, PJM Interconnection L.L.C., United States Æ Discussion with heads of delegation 4:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks Philip Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission John R. Norris, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2012–18440 Filed 7–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Jul 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of availability. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a 60-day public comment period for the external review draft of ‘‘A Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment to Inform Decision Making.’’ This document was developed as part of an agencywide program by the EPA Risk Assessment Forum. The EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment prior to external peer review. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of International Meeting

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice that 
the agency will host an international meeting of the Asia Pacific 
Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum on August 1-2, 2001 at its headquarters, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commissioners and staff 
will take part in this event. Commissioner Philip Moeller and 
Commissioner John R. Norris are co-chairs of the event.
    The meetings are expected to begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 
p.m. Eastern Time on both days. An agenda of the conference is attached 
to this notice.
    Those wishing to attend this event are encouraged to register using 
the on-line form located at: https://www.ferc.gov/aper-forum/aper-8-1-12-form.asp.
    The APER Forum was established as a recommendation at the 3rd 
Energy Regulatory and Market Development Forum, which operated under 
the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP). 
The APP was an international partnership between the United States, 
South Korea, Japan, India, Canada, China and Australia aimed at 
addressing the challenges of climate change, energy security and air 
pollution in a way that encouraged economic development and reduced 
poverty. The APER Forum builds upon the work begun under the APP.
    The APER Forum is designed to bring together policymakers, 
regulators, energy industry participants, academics, regulatory 
research organizations, and grid and market operators from Asian and 
Pacific countries to engage in meaningful information exchanges on 
matters relating both to electricity and to natural gas. The APER Forum 
is voluntary in nature and intends to provide an ongoing experience for 
information exchange on the development and application of best 
practices in regulatory and market arrangements. The first meeting was 
sponsored by Australia and held in 2010.
    This year marks the second biennial meeting of the APER Forum. The 
event will include delegations from the United States, Canada, 
Australia, China, India, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. Other 
attendees include regulators from Pakistan, Ghana and the Czech 
Republic. It will focus on three major issues:


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    Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy--examining policy, 
regulatory arrangements and standards that encourage energy 
efficiency and clean energy technologies and promote clean 
investment/delivery (including renewable and alternative energy) 
with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
    Energy Infrastructure and Market Regulatory Arrangements--
examining challenges and reforms to the operation and design of 
energy systems within the context of a market.
    Competition Reform--examining regulatory, policy and standards 
matters that influence and encourage competition (wholesale and 
retail) growth in the market.

    The conference will not be transcribed. However, there will be a 
free webcast. Anyone with Internet access who desires to watch the 
conference and download presentations can do so by going to the 
calendar of events on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). The Capitol 
Connection provides technical support for webcasts and offers the 
option of listening to the meeting via phone-bridge for a fee. If you 
have any questions, visit www.CapitolConnection.org or call 703-993-
3100.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please 
send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1-866-208-
3372 (voice) or 202-208-1659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202-208-2106 with 
the required accommodations.
    For more information, please contact:

Sarah McKinley, Secretariat, APER Forum, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8004 
or 8368, Sarah.McKinley@ferc.gov.

    Dated: July 20, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.

Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum, Meeting Agenda, Sponsored 
by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

August 1-2, 2012

Day 1, Wednesday, August 1, 2012--Morning

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
    Philip Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission
    John R. Norris, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission
    Joseph T. Kelliher, Executive Vice President, Federal Regulatory 
Affairs, NextEra Energy, former Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission and Head of U.S. Delegation, 2010 APER Forum 
Meeting

Theme--Overview of Energy and Regulatory Structures/APER Members

9:00 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of the United States: Philip 
Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
9:20 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of Australia: Brendan Morling, 
Head of Energy and Environment Division, Department of Resources, 
Energy and Tourism, Australia
9:40 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of China: HE Yang, Director, 
Department of Power Market Regulation, State Electricity Regulatory 
Commission, China
10:00 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of Canada: John Foran, 
Director, Natural Resources Canada
10:40 a.m. Energy/Electricity Regulatory Overview of India: Dr. Pramod 
Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India
11:00 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of Thailand: Dr. Pallapa 
Ruanrong, Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission
11:20 a.m. Energy and Regulatory Overview of New Zealand: Carl Hansen, 
Chief Executive, Electricity Authority of New Zealand
12:15 noon Lunch Break

Day 1, Wednesday, August 1, 2012--Afternoon

Theme--Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy

2:00 p.m. Carbon Trading and Policies for Low-Carbon Consumption
    Panel Moderator: Brendan Morling, Head of Energy and Environment 
Division, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australia
    [cir] Presentation on regional carbon trading in California and the 
U.S. Northeast: Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources 
for the Future, United States
    [cir] Guided discussion about carbon policies with the heads of all 
the delegations
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Smart Grid Technologies that Enhance Efficiency
    Panel Moderator: W. Terry Boston, President and Chief Executive 
Officer, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., U.S.
    [cir] Presentation: Working toward industry standards for 
interoperability--David Wollman, Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-
Physical Systems Programs Office, U.S. National Institute of Standards 
and Technology
    [cir] Presentation: Canada smart grid roadmap standards--Michel 
Fernand Girard, Vice-President, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, 
Standards Council of Canada
    [cir] Presentation: Impacts of new technologies on security of 
supply--Dr. Brian Spalding, Commissioner, Australian Energy Market 
Commission (AEMC)
    [cir] Discussion with heads of delegation
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2, Thursday, August 2, 2012--Morning

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks--Day 2
    Philip Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission
    John R. Norris, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission
    David A. Wright, President, South Carolina Public Service 
Commission and President of the National Association of Regulatory 
Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

Theme--Energy Infrastructure and Market Regulations

9:00 a.m. Grid Reliability
    Panel Moderator: John R. Norris, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission
    [cir] Enhancing grid reliability: Cheryl LaFleur, Commissioner, 
U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    [cir] Presentation: Network Investments for the Long-Term Interests 
of Consumers--Andrew Reeves, Chairman, Australian Energy Regulator
    [cir] Discussion with heads of delegation
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Renewables in the New Markets
    Panel Moderator: John Pierce, Chairman, Australian Energy Market 
Commission
    [cir] Presentation: Integrating variable energy resources into 
existing grids--Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission
    [cir] Presentation: Integrating renewables from a reliability 
perspective--Darren Finkbeiner, Manager, Market Development, Ontario 
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Canada
    [cir] Presentation: Incorporating new technologies onto the grid--
Kai

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XIE, President, New York Office, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)
    [cir] Discussion with heads of delegation
11:45 p.m. Lunch Break

Day 2, Thursday, August 2, 2012--Afternoon

Theme--Competition Reform

1:30 p.m. Market Regulation--Oil and Gas Developments
    Panel Moderator: S. Krishnan, Chairperson, Petroleum and Natural 
Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), India
    [cir] Oil Developments in Canada: John Foran, Director, Natural 
Resources Canada
    [cir] Presentation: Regulatory Framework in Oil & Natural Gas 
Sector in India--Challenges & Opportunities: Konedana Rajeswara Rao, 
Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), India
    [cir] Impacts of the Shale Gas Revolution Mike McGehee, Director, 
Division of Pipeline Certificates, Office of Energy Projects, U.S. 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    [cir] Discussion with heads of delegation
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Impact of Competition on Reliability of Supply
    Panel Moderator: Carl Hansen, Chief Executive, Electricity 
Authority of New Zealand
    [cir] Presentation: Energy network regulation policy and consumer 
prices--Mr. Brendan Morling, Head of Energy and Environment Division, 
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australia
    [cir] Presentation: Building efficient wholesale markets, the RTO/
ISO model--Andrew L. Ott, Senior Vice President for Markets, PJM 
Interconnection L.L.C., United States
    [cir] Discussion with heads of delegation
4:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks
    Philip Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission
    John R. Norris, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission

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