Data Privacy and the Smart Grid: A Voluntary Code of Conduct, 71408-71409 [2014-28376]

Download as PDF 71408 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2014. John A. Anderson, Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2014–28372 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference. AGENCY: This notice announces a teleconference call of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463; 86 Stat.770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT). To receive the call-in number and passcode, please contact the Board’s Designated Federal Officer at the address or phone number listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica Neukomm, Policy Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone number 202–287–5189, and email moinca.neukomm@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: To make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regarding goals and objectives, programmatic and administrative policies, and to otherwise carry out the Board’s responsibilities as designated in the State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 440). Tentative Agenda: Receive STEAB Task Force updates on action items and next steps, discuss potential engagement with EERE staff during upcoming 2015 meetings of STEAB, and receive updates on member activities within their states. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 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Tentative Agenda: • Call to Order and Introductory Remarks. • Consideration of the Proposed Final Report of the NPC Committee on Emergency Preparedness. • Progress Report of the NPC Committee on Arctic Research. • Remarks by the Honorable Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy • Administrative Matters. • Discussion of Any Other Business Properly Brought Before the National Petroleum Council. • Adjournment. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Chair of the PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Council will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Members of the public who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Ms. Nancy Johnson at the address or telephone number listed above. Request for oral statements must be received at least three days prior to the meeting. Those not able to attend the meeting or having insufficient time to address the Council are invited to send a written statement to info@npc.org. Any member of the public who wishes to file a written statement to the Council will be permitted to do so, either before or after the meeting. Additionally, the meeting will also be available via live video webcast. The link will be available at http:// www.npc.org. Transcripts: Transcripts of the meeting will be available by contacting Ms. Johnson at the address above, or info@npc.org. Issued at Washington, DC, on November 25, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–28368 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Data Privacy and the Smart Grid: A Voluntary Code of Conduct Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Webinar. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will conduct a webinar on December 11, 2014, to conclude the development phase of a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) for utilities and third parties regarding the privacy of customer energy usage data. The webinar will summarize changes made to the VCC concepts and principles as a result of public comments. In addition, a proposed implementation plan and adoption process will be presented as well as preliminary results from focus groups conducted to gauge consumer sentiment. SUMMARY: The webinar will occur on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. DATES: To register to participate in the webinar, please go to https:// www1.gotomeeting.com/register/ 263025305. Participants will receive ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices more detailed instructions regarding the webinar upon registering. There will be an opportunity for stakeholders viewing the webinar to ask questions or to provide comments during the webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Lightner, Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586–8130; email eric.lightner@ hq.doe.gov. On January 31, 2012, the Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE OE) hosted the Smart Grid Privacy Workshop to facilitate a dialog among key industry stakeholders. In addition, on February 23, 2012, the White House released the report, Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy (Privacy Blueprint). The Privacy Blueprint outlines a multistakeholder process for developing legally-enforceable voluntary codes of conduct (VCC) to help instill consumer confidence. In response to workshop findings and in support of the Privacy Blueprint, DOE OE and the Federal Smart Grid Task Force have facilitated a multi-stakeholder process to develop a VCC for utilities and third parties providing consumer energy use services that will address privacy related to data enabled by smart grid technologies. The DOE, through a notice published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2013, requested electricity industry stakeholders to participate in the VCC multi-stakeholder process by attending open meetings and participating in work group activities to draft the VCC principles. The primary goal of the VCC process is to provide principles of conduct for voluntary adoption by utilities and third parties. After the December meeting, the finalized code of conduct will be posted at www.smartgrid.gov/privacy so that utilities and third parties can begin exploring adoption of the VCC. Audience: Stakeholders who may be interested in participating include—but are not limited to—utilities, consumer advocates, regulators, third party providers, building energy managers, academics, and home energy auditors. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Washington, DC on November 26, 2014. Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–28376 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico Department of Energy. Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 North St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Menice Santistevan, Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB), 94 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe, NM 87506. Phone (505) 995– 0393; Fax (505) 989–1752 or Email: Menice.Santistevan@nnsa.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda 1:00 p.m. Call to Order by Deputy Designated Federal Officer (DDFO), Lee Bishop, Welcome and Introductions, Doug Sayre, Chair; Approval of Agenda 1:15 p.m. Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Cleanup Update 2:15 p.m. Public Comment Period 2:30 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Cleanup Update (continued) 3:45 p.m. Public Comment Period 4:00 p.m. Adjourn, Lee Bishop Public Participation: The EM SSAB, Northern New Mexico, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Menice Santistevan in advance of the meeting at the telephone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28376]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Data Privacy and the Smart Grid: A Voluntary Code of Conduct

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 
Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Webinar.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery 
and Energy Reliability will conduct a webinar on December 11, 2014, to 
conclude the development phase of a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) for 
utilities and third parties regarding the privacy of customer energy 
usage data. The webinar will summarize changes made to the VCC concepts 
and principles as a result of public comments. In addition, a proposed 
implementation plan and adoption process will be presented as well as 
preliminary results from focus groups conducted to gauge consumer 
sentiment.

DATES: The webinar will occur on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 1:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: To register to participate in the webinar, please go to 
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/263025305. Participants will 
receive

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more detailed instructions regarding the webinar upon registering. 
There will be an opportunity for stakeholders viewing the webinar to 
ask questions or to provide comments during the webinar.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Lightner, Department of Energy, 
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 1000 
Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586-8130; 
email eric.lightner@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 2012, the Department of 
Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE OE) 
hosted the Smart Grid Privacy Workshop to facilitate a dialog among key 
industry stakeholders. In addition, on February 23, 2012, the White 
House released the report, Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: 
A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the 
Global Digital Economy (Privacy Blueprint). The Privacy Blueprint 
outlines a multi-stakeholder process for developing legally-enforceable 
voluntary codes of conduct (VCC) to help instill consumer confidence. 
In response to workshop findings and in support of the Privacy 
Blueprint, DOE OE and the Federal Smart Grid Task Force have 
facilitated a multi-stakeholder process to develop a VCC for utilities 
and third parties providing consumer energy use services that will 
address privacy related to data enabled by smart grid technologies.
    The DOE, through a notice published in the Federal Register on 
February 11, 2013, requested electricity industry stakeholders to 
participate in the VCC multi-stakeholder process by attending open 
meetings and participating in work group activities to draft the VCC 
principles. The primary goal of the VCC process is to provide 
principles of conduct for voluntary adoption by utilities and third 
parties. After the December meeting, the finalized code of conduct will 
be posted at www.smartgrid.gov/privacy so that utilities and third 
parties can begin exploring adoption of the VCC.
    Audience: Stakeholders who may be interested in participating 
include--but are not limited to--utilities, consumer advocates, 
regulators, third party providers, building energy managers, academics, 
and home energy auditors.

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 26, 2014.
Patricia Hoffman,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-28376 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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