December 10, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-12-10-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-12-10
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-29040
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-29039
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-29038
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Leslie C. Wilbur Nuclear Reactor Facility
Document Number: 2014-29001
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is noticing the termination of Facility Operating License No. R-61 for the Leslie C. Wilbur Nuclear Reactor Facility (LCWNRF). The NRC has terminated the license of the decommissioned LCWNRF at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI or the licensee) in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has released the site for unrestricted use.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for Grand Gulf, Unit 3
Document Number: 2014-29000
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a July 18, 2014, request from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption from Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) updates included in their Combined License (COL) application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, with the stipulation that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted the earlier of the resumption of the COL application review or December 31, 2015.
License Renewal Application for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2014-28998
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available a final plant-specific supplement, Supplement 50, to NUREG- 1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants'' (GEIS), regarding the renewal of Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy) operating license NPF-29 for an additional 20 years of operation for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (GGNS).
Radio Broadcasting Services; Various Locations
Document Number: 2014-28997
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Audio Division amends the FM Table of Allotments to reinstate seven vacant FM allotments in various communities in Oregon, Missouri, Texas, and Washington. These vacant allotments have previously undergone notice and comment rule making, but they were inadvertently removed from the FM Table. Therefore, we find for good cause that further notice and comment are unnecessary.
Federal Advisory Committee Act; Disability Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-28996
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces its intent to establish a Federal Advisory Committee, known as the ``Disability Advisory Committee'' (hereinafter ``the Committee'' or ``DAC''), and to solicit nominations for membership to the Committee.
National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28980
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee
Document Number: 2014-28975
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites public nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee to provide advice to the chartered SAB regarding matters referred to the SAB that will have a significant direct impact on farming and agriculture-related industries.
Michael C. Hughes; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-28973
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Third International Conference on Financing for Development
Document Number: 2014-28970
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State invites the public, including non- governmental and civil society organizations, think tanks, educational institutions, private sector companies, and other interested persons, to submit written input on U.S. goals and objectives for the third International Conference on Financing for Development.
PaymentsMD, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-28969
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,693,323; Recombinant Humanized Monoclonal Antibody (IgG1
Document Number: 2014-28966
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one- year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,693,323.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: 2014-28965
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-28963
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Model Manufactured Home Installation Program Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2014-28962
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2014-28960
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 6 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2014-28959
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 24 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. If granted the exemptions would enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2014-28956
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 10 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Diisopropanolamine; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-28955
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of diisopropanolamine when used as an inert ingredient (neutralizer or stabilizer) at no more than 10% in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after harvest. United Phosphorus, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of diisopropanolamine.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Consultants to T.A. Consulting, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-28954
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized consultants, Warren Muir and John Young of contractor T.A. Consulting, Inc. of Virginia Beach, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2014-28953
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant requests from 10 individuals for exemptions from the regulatory requirement that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The regulation and the associated advisory criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations as the ``Instructions for Performing and Recording Physical Examinations'' have resulted in numerous drivers being prohibited from operating CMVs in interstate commerce based on the fact that they have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication, rather than an individual analysis of their circumstances by a qualified medical examiner. The Agency concluded that granting exemptions for these CMV drivers will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions. FMCSA grants exemptions that will allow these 10 individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce for a 2-year period. The exemptions preempt State laws and regulations and may be renewed.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2014-28952
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant requests from 5 individuals for exemptions from the regulatory requirement that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The regulation and the associated advisory criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations as the ``Instructions for Performing and Recording Physical Examinations'' have resulted in numerous drivers being prohibited from operating CMVs in interstate commerce based on the fact that they have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication, rather than an individual analysis of their circumstances by a qualified medical examiner. The Agency concluded that granting exemptions for these CMV drivers will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions. FMCSA grants exemptions that will allow these 5 individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce for a 2-year period. The exemptions preempt State laws and regulations and may be renewed.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,496,801; Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone
Document Number: 2014-28951
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a second one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,496,801.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License; Microclimatek, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-28950
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Microclimatek, Inc. located at 745 East County Down Drive, Chandler, Arizona 85249, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license throughout the United States (U.S.) in the fields of Semiconductor Clean Room Industry, Mining Industry, High Temperature Manufacturing Industry, Outdoor Sporting Apparel and Outdoor and Indoor Personal Wear for Body Comfort the Government-Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Number 7,331,183 issued on February 19, 2008 entitled ``Personal Portable Environmental Control System''.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-28949
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collections in Docket No. RM14-22- 000 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should file a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission solicited comments on the information collections associated with RM14-22-000 in Order No. 800 published in the Federal Register (79 FR 59105, October 1, 2014). The Commission received no comments on the information collections and is making this notation in its submission to OMB.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-28947
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-28946
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-28945
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2014-28944
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from October 6, 2014 to October 30, 2014.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2014-28943
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Subpart A-General
Document Number: 2014-28942
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-28939
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB consists of 15 members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA's areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency's missions. Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen members, including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in accordance with FACA requirements. Members will be appointed for three- year terms, renewable once, and serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. If a member resigns before the end of his or her first term, the vacancy appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term, and shall be renewable twice if the unexpired term is less than one year. Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed for their time. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the Board's membership is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society. The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA's research enterprise. Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties. Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages).
C.I. Pigment Yellow 1; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-28936
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of C.I. Pigment Yellow 1 (butanamide, 2- (4-methyl-2-nitrophenyl) azo -3-oxo-N-phenyl-) when used as an inert ingredient as a colorant in seed treatment formulations not to exceed 10% weight(wt)/wt under 40 CFR 180.920. Exponent Inc. on behalf of Clariant Corporation, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of C.I. Pigment Yellow 1.
Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2014-28935
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of hexythiazox in or on sugar beet root. This action is associated with the utilization of a crisis exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on sugar beets. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of hexythiazox in or on sugar beet root. The time-limited tolerance expires on December 31, 2019.
Alpha-cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-28934
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of alpha- cypermethrin in or on food commodities/feed commodities in food/feed handling establishments. BASF on behalf of Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2014-28933
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2014-28931
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300ER, and 777F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a jettison fuel pump that was shut off by the automatic shutoff system during the center tank fuel scavenge process on a short-range flight. This proposed AD would require making wiring changes, modifying certain power panels, installing electrical load management system software, and accomplishing a functional test. We are proposing this AD to prevent extended dry running of the jettison fuel pumps, which can be a potential ignition source inside the main fuel tanks, and consequent fuel tank fire or explosion in the event that the jettison pump overheats or has an electrical fault.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-28920
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, State Route 1/Calera Parkway/Highway 1 Widening Project (from South of Fassler Avenue to North of Reina Del Mar Avenue in the City of Pacifica) in the County of San Mateo, State of California (Post Miles 41.7 to 43.0). Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Driver Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators; Establishment of a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2014-28919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking (``Reg Neg'') committee to negotiate and develop proposed regulations to implement section 32304 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) concerning entry-level driver training (ELDT) for commercial motor vehicles (CMV) operating in interstate or intrastate commerce. The committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are affected significantly by the subject matter of the proposed regulations. The FMCSA anticipates that these parties will include driver organizations, CMV training organizations, motor carriers of property and passengers and their associations, State licensing agencies, State enforcement agencies, labor unions, safety advocacy groups, and insurance companies. This notice provides notice to parties who seek to serve on the committee, and seeks comment on the proposal to establish the Committee and on the proposed membership. To the extent possible, the Agency will select from the nominees individual negotiators who reflect the diversity among the organizations or groups represented.
Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers: Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools
Document Number: 2014-28918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed a provisional analysis that estimates the potential economic impacts and energy savings that could result from promulgating a regulatory energy conservation standard for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. At this time, DOE is not proposing an energy conservation standard for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. DOE is publishing this analysis and the underlining assumptions and calculations, which may be used to ultimately support a proposed energy conservation standard, for stakeholder review. DOE encourages stakeholders to provide any additional data or information that may improve the analysis.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-28917
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will enable DOE to administer the voluntary Superior Energy PerformanceTM (SEP) certification program for industrial facilities. This request for information consists of a voluntary data collection process for SEP participation: To enroll industrial facilities, manage and track certification cycles, and relay the costs and benefits of SEP certification to industry. DOE will use this information collection to recognize SEP-certified facilities for their accomplishments. In addition, DOE will use this information to evaluate the costs and benefits of SEP certification, which is consistent with the Executive OrderAccelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency (August 2012). This information will also help DOE identify strategies to reduce the cost of SEP participation.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Power Rate
Document Number: 2014-28915
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.0OE, effective June 6, 2013, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-68, which increases the power rate for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd.; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Domestically Produced Natural Gas Through Canada to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries After Liquefaction to Liquefied Natural Gas for a 20-Year Period
Document Number: 2014-28914
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application) filed on October 24, 2014, by Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd. (Pieridae US) \1\ requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced natural gas in a volume up to 292 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr), or approximately 0.8 Bcf per day (Bcf/d). Pieridae US proposes to export domestically produced natural gas as follows: (i) To export the natural gas to Canada at the United States- Canada border near Baileyville, Maine, at the juncture of the Maritimes & Northeast (M&N) U.S. Pipeline and the M&N Canada Pipeline; \2\ (ii) to use a portion of the U.S.-sourced natural gas as feedstock in a Canadian natural gas liquefaction facility called the Goldboro LNG Project, to be developed by one or more Pieridae affiliates and to be located at the Goldboro Industrial Park in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada; and (iii) to export a portion of the U.S.-sourced natural gas in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by vessel from Canada to one or more countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). Only Pieridae US's proposed export of LNG produced from U.S.-sourced natural gas to non-FTA countries is subject to this Notice. Pieridae US states that it is not proposing to construct, expand, or modify any pipeline facilities in the United States in conjunction with its proposed export of natural gas. Pieridae US requests this non-FTA export authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the date the authorization is granted. Pieridae US requests this authorization on its own behalf.\3\ The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Pieridae US's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http:// energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/10/f18/14_179_lng.pdf.