Notice of Meeting To Discuss Concept of Developing an Electronic Information and Trading Platform for Natural Gas, 50645-50646 [2014-20127]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 164 / Monday, August 25, 2014 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is September 8, 2014. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 19, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–20126 Filed 8–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER14–2666–000] Avalon Solar Partners, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Avalon Solar Partners, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is September 8, 2014. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50645 Dated: August 18, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–20096 Filed 8–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Meeting To Discuss Concept of Developing an Electronic Information and Trading Platform for Natural Gas Commissioner Philip D. Moeller will convene a meeting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., in the Commission Meeting Room at the agency’s headquarters: 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for interested parties to discuss ideas to facilitate and improve the way in which natural gas is traded, and explore the concept of establishing a centralized trading platform for natural gas. As natural gas-fired power plants become an increasingly larger share of the nation’s electricity mix, the manner by which the commodity is procured and transacted is of great interest. This meeting will address how natural gas is currently traded and discuss concerns regarding the lack of transparency and possible inefficiencies in trading the commodity, particularly during offhours. We welcome ideas from system operators and generation owners regarding the types of near real time flexibility (e.g., changing or confirming nominations) that would be most valuable to them in meeting contingencies that may require gas-fired generation to ramp on short notice, as well as ideas from pipeline operators and others regarding the physical and information requirements that would have to be met in order to provide such flexibility on a standardized basis. Further, we welcome ideas and discussion of current confirmation processes and how they might be accelerated, streamlined, and better coordinated across pipelines where necessary to support trading opportunities. Notably, the meeting will explore the concept of developing an electronic information and trading platform that would contain bids and offers for the purchase and sale of both E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 50646 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 164 / Monday, August 25, 2014 / Notices commodity and capacity for receipt and delivery points across multiple pipeline systems. This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties, including those in the electric power and financial sectors, are invited to attend. There is no registration fee to attend and this meeting will not be Web cast or transcribed. Meeting attendees are reminded to allow sufficient time to pass through building security procedures. Persons wishing to participate and speak at this meeting should express such interest no later than September 4, 2014 by contacting Jason Stanek, Legal Advisor to the Commissioner at (202) 502–8403, or by email at jason.stanek@ferc.gov. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY), or send a facsimile to (202) 208–2106 noting the accommodations required. Dated: August 19, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–20127 Filed 8–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–531–000] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on August 7, 2014, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star), 4700 State Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, filed in the above Docket, a prior notice request pursuant to section 157.210 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authorization to increase the capacity along mainline facilities from its Marionville/Billings TB area on Line HQ to an existing delivery meter known as Summit Rogersville located in Greene County, Missouri, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to David N. Roberts, Analyst Staff, Regulatory Compliance, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., 4700 State Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, at (270) 852–4654. Specifically, Southern Star’s proposed increase in capacity, of 4,000 Mcf/d on a portion of its 16-inch Line HQ, will require yard piping modifications upstream within the existing Saginaw and Grabham Compressor Stations. The estimated cost of the project is $423,000. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal thorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Dated: August 18, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–20061 Filed 8–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R09–OAR–2014–0484; FRL–9915–66– Region–9] Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted Fine Particulate Maintenance Plan for Yuba City-Marysville; California Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of adequacy. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for fine particulate (PM2.5) for the years 2017 and 2024 in the Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 Nonattainment Area Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan (April 1, 2013) (‘‘Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 Plan’’) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 Plan was submitted to EPA on May 23, 2013 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) and includes a maintenance plan for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard. Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the MVEBs for future conformity determinations. DATES: This finding is effective on September 9, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Ungvarsky, U.S. EPA, Region IX, Air Division AIR–2, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901, (415) 972–3963 or ungvarsky.john@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. This notice is simply an announcement of a finding that we have already made. EPA Region IX sent a letter to CARB on August 11, 2014 stating that the MVEBs in the submitted Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 Plan for 2017 and 2024 are adequate. The adequate MVEBs are provided in the following table: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 164 (Monday, August 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50645-50646]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20127]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Meeting To Discuss Concept of Developing an Electronic 
Information and Trading Platform for Natural Gas

    Commissioner Philip D. Moeller will convene a meeting at the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., in the Commission Meeting Room at the 
agency's headquarters: 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. The 
purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for interested parties to 
discuss ideas to facilitate and improve the way in which natural gas is 
traded, and explore the concept of establishing a centralized trading 
platform for natural gas.
    As natural gas-fired power plants become an increasingly larger 
share of the nation's electricity mix, the manner by which the 
commodity is procured and transacted is of great interest. This meeting 
will address how natural gas is currently traded and discuss concerns 
regarding the lack of transparency and possible inefficiencies in 
trading the commodity, particularly during off-hours. We welcome ideas 
from system operators and generation owners regarding the types of near 
real time flexibility (e.g., changing or confirming nominations) that 
would be most valuable to them in meeting contingencies that may 
require gas-fired generation to ramp on short notice, as well as ideas 
from pipeline operators and others regarding the physical and 
information requirements that would have to be met in order to provide 
such flexibility on a standardized basis.
    Further, we welcome ideas and discussion of current confirmation 
processes and how they might be accelerated, streamlined, and better 
coordinated across pipelines where necessary to support trading 
opportunities. Notably, the meeting will explore the concept of 
developing an electronic information and trading platform that would 
contain bids and offers for the purchase and sale of both

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commodity and capacity for receipt and delivery points across multiple 
pipeline systems.
    This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties, 
including those in the electric power and financial sectors, are 
invited to attend. There is no registration fee to attend and this 
meeting will not be Web cast or transcribed. Meeting attendees are 
reminded to allow sufficient time to pass through building security 
procedures.
    Persons wishing to participate and speak at this meeting should 
express such interest no later than September 4, 2014 by contacting 
Jason Stanek, Legal Advisor to the Commissioner at (202) 502-8403, or 
by email at jason.stanek@ferc.gov.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accommodations, please send an email to 
accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1-866-208-3372 (voice) or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY), or send a facsimile to (202) 208-2106 noting the 
accommodations required.

    Dated: August 19, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-20127 Filed 8-22-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P