Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, 62606-62607 [2014-24873]

Download as PDF 62606 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments and other filings concerning the Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA– 248–D. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Joseph Donovan and David O. Dardis, Exelon Corporation, 111 Market Place, Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21202 and to Christopher A. Wilson, Exelon Corporation, 101 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 400 East, Washington, DC 20001. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ node/11845, or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–24914 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–247–D] Application To Export Electric Energy; Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. (Applicant) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before November 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@ hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202–586– 8008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On December 21, 2009, DOE issued Order No. EA–247–C to the Applicant, which authorized Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. That authority expires on December 21, 2014. On September 8, 2014, the Applicant filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA–247–C for an additional ten-year term. In its application, the Applicant states that it does not own or operate any electric transmission facilities, and it does not have a franchised service area. The electric energy that the Applicant proposes to export to Mexico would be surplus energy either generated by the Applicant or purchased from third parties such as electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies pursuant to voluntary agreements. The Applicant is also requesting expedited treatment of this renewal application and issuance of an Order within 60 days to avoid any lapse in Constellation NewEnergy, Inc.’s authority to export electricity to Mexico. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments and other filings concerning the Constellation PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NewEnergy, Inc. application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA– 247–D. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Joseph Donovan and David O. Dardis, Exelon Corporation, 111 Market Place, Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21202 and to Christopher A. Wilson, Exelon Corporation, 101 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 400 East, Washington, DC 20001. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ node/11845, or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–24896 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories (Commission). The Commission was created pursuant section 319 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law No. 113–76, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. This notice is provided in accordance with the Act. DATES: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: TCS Conference Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences Building (Building 240), 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gibson, Designated Federal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone: (202) 586–3787; email: crenel@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Commission was established to provide advice to the Secretary on the Department’s national laboratories. The Commission will review the DOE national laboratories for alignment with the Department’s strategic priorities, clear and balanced missions, unique capabilities to meet current energy and national security challenges, appropriate size to meet the Department’s energy and national security missions, and support of other Federal agencies. The Commission will also look for opportunities to more effectively and efficiently use the capabilities of the national laboratories and review the use of laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) to meet the Department’s science, energy, and national security goals. Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the fourth meeting of the Commission. Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. on November 4. The tentative meeting agenda includes a review of lab relationships with industry and university R&D and the role of DOE Labs in national security and U.S. science and technology. Key presenters will address and discuss these topics with comments from the public. The meeting will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Karen Gibson no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by email at: crenel@hq.doe.gov. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship, and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government-issued identification. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed five minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 4. Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time to address the committee are invited to send a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 written statement to Karen Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20585, or to email at: crenel@ hq.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the Commission’s Web site at: http://energy.gov/ labcommission. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24873 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—226] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of filing. AGENCY: On September 5, 2014, Panda Liberty LLC, as owner and operator of a new base load electric generating plant, submitted a coal capability selfcertification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U. S. C. 8311. The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant has filed a self-certification of coalcapability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: Owner: Panda Liberty LLC Capacity: 829 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Towanda, PA In-Service Date: March 5, 2016 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P SUMMARY: 62607 [FR Doc. 2014–24905 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—227] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of filing. AGENCY: On September 5, 2014, Panda Patriot LLC, as owner and operator of a new base load electric generating plant, submitted a coal capability selfcertification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUMMARY: Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-24873]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy 
Laboratories

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commission to 
Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories 
(Commission). The Commission was created pursuant section 319 of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law No. 113-76, and in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. This notice is provided in 
accordance with the Act.

DATES: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: TCS Conference Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Theory 
and Computing Sciences Building (Building 240), 9700 South Cass Avenue, 
Lemont, IL 60439.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gibson, Designated Federal

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Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; telephone: (202) 586-3787; email: 
crenel@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Commission was established to provide advice to the 
Secretary on the Department's national laboratories. The Commission 
will review the DOE national laboratories for alignment with the 
Department's strategic priorities, clear and balanced missions, unique 
capabilities to meet current energy and national security challenges, 
appropriate size to meet the Department's energy and national security 
missions, and support of other Federal agencies. The Commission will 
also look for opportunities to more effectively and efficiently use the 
capabilities of the national laboratories and review the use of 
laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) to meet the 
Department's science, energy, and national security goals.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the fourth meeting of the 
Commission.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. on November 
4. The tentative meeting agenda includes a review of lab relationships 
with industry and university R&D and the role of DOE Labs in national 
security and U.S. science and technology. Key presenters will address 
and discuss these topics with comments from the public. The meeting 
will conclude at 4:00 p.m.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Karen Gibson no later 
than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by email at: 
crenel@hq.doe.gov. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship, 
and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required 
to present government-issued identification. Individuals and 
representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and 
suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting. Approximately 30 
minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker 
will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed five 
minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the 
meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of 
business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 
9:00 a.m. on November 4.
    Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time 
to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to 
Karen Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington DC 20585, or to email at: crenel@hq.doe.gov.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the 
Commission's Web site at: http://energy.gov/labcommission.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-24873 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
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