Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI) and Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI), 73569-73570 [2014-29154]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: December 5, 2014. Michael K. Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2014–29133 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Department of Energy. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 9, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Robert M. Myers, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–1615, 202–287– 1584, or by fax at 202–287–1349, or by email at robert.myers@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Myers at the address listed mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 above. Reporting requirements are found in DOE Order 350.1, Contractor Human Resource Management Programs, www.directives.doe.gov/ directives-documents/300-series/ 0350.1–BOrder-Chg5. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910–0600; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Industrial Relations; (3) Type of Review: Renewal; (4) Purpose: This information is required for management oversight of the Department of Energy’s Facilities Management Contractors and to ensure that the programmatic and administrative management requirements of the contract are managed efficiently and effectively; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 316; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 316; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 8,140; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7256; 48 CFR 970.0370–1. Issued in Washington, DC on November 19, 2014. Paul Bosco, Director, Office of Acquisition and Project Management (APM). [FR Doc. 2014–29077 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Bonneville Power Administration Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI) and Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI) Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE. ACTION: Notice of document availability. AGENCY: Copies of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI), which contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in the solicitation, award, and administration of its purchases of goods and services, including construction, are available in printed form or at the following Internet address: http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/ business/bpi. Copies of the Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI), which contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in the solicitation, award, and administration of financial assistance instruments (principally grants and cooperative agreements), are available in printed form or available at the following SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73569 Internet address: http://www.bpa.gov/ corporate/business/bfai. Unbound copies of the BPI or BFAI may be obtained by sending a request to the Head of the Contracting Activity, Routing CGP–7, Bonneville Power Administration, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, Oregon 97208–3621. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Head of Contracting Activity (503) 230– 5498. BPA was established in 1937 as a Federal Power Marketing Agency in the Pacific Northwest. BPA operations are financed from power revenues rather than annual appropriations. BPA’s purchasing operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 832 et seq. and related statutes. Pursuant to these special authorities, the BPI is promulgated as a statement of purchasing policy and as a body of interpretative regulations governing the conduct of BPA purchasing activities. It is significantly different from the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and reflects BPA’s private sector approach to purchasing the goods and services that it requires. BPA’s financial assistance operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. The BFAI express BPA’s financial assistance policy. The BFAI also comprise BPA’s rules governing implementation of the principles provided in the following Federal Regulations and/or OMB circulars: 2 CFR part 220 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (CircularA–21); 2 CFR part 225 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (Circular A–87); Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments (Circular A–102); Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other NonProfit Organizations (Circular A–110); 2 CFR part 230 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (Circular A– 122); and Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations (Circular A–133) BPA’s solicitations and contracts include notice of applicability and availability of the BPI and the BFAI, as appropriate, for the information for offerors on particular purchases or financial assistance transactions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 73570 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices Issued in Portland, Oregon, on December 5, 2014. Betsy Schneider, Acting Manager, Purchasing/Property Governance. [FR Doc. 2014–29154 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy DOE Materials-Based Hydrogen Storage Summit: Defining Pathways for Onboard Automotive Applications Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: This notice announces a public workshop for interested parties to learn about recent results from DOE’s materials-based hydrogen storage system modeling efforts. In addition, DOE intends to gather input from workshop participants to identify hydrogen storage material development pathways and potential future areas of research. This input will be used to help guide future activities for the DOE Hydrogen Storage Program. DATES: The workshop will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration and a $75 fee is required; Web site address to registration is provided below. ADDRESSES: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Research Support Facility, 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401, Attn: Matt Thornton (matthew.thornton@nrel.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be directed to—Ned Stetson, Ph.D., DOE Hydrogen Storage Program Manager at 202–586–9995 or by email at ned.stetson@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in conjunction with the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s Hydrogen Storage Program (http:// energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/11/f19/ fcto_myrdd_storage.pdf), will host a public workshop titled: DOE Materialsbased Hydrogen Storage Summit: Defining Pathways for Onboard Automotive Applications. Recent analysis efforts, including results from the Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence, identified the material-level characteristics required to meet the DOE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 system-level performance targets. These results show that although the DOE has invested extensively in hydrogen storage materials development, no material has been identified that, when incorporated into a complete system, can meet the challenging DOE performance targets. Fuel cell electric vehicles are being introduced commercially today. Therefore, if materials-based storage technologies are to be employed on consumer vehicles in the future, it is imperative that the development of hydrogen storage materials be accelerated and efforts focused on pathways with the highest probability of success. Through an understanding of the material characteristics needed to meet system performance targets, it is expected that material development strategies can be optimized to meet the DOE hydrogen storage targets. In summary, this workshop will serve two main objectives: (1) Disseminate recent results from DOE Hydrogen Storage system modeling efforts and discuss their implications on hydrogen storage materials development efforts. (2) Gather input from meeting participants to identify hydrogen storage materials development pathways and potential future areas of research which will lead to the highest probability of success. This input will be used to help guide future activities for the DOE Hydrogen Storage Program. Please visit: http://www.nrel.gov/ hydrogen/materials-based-storagesummit.html for more information on the workshop including the current agenda. To register, please visit: http://www. nrel.gov/ap/h2-storage-summit/. Please note that registration is required for all meeting attendees. Cash or check payment of $75 will be collected on the morning of the first day of the meeting. Issued in Washington, DC on November 24, 2014. Sunita Satyapal, Director, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office. [FR Doc. 2014–29076 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP15–17–000; PF14–1–000] Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC; Notice of Application Take notice that on November 21, 2014, Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Sabal Trail), 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77056, filed an application under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act, requesting authorization to construct, own, and operate a new 500mile natural gas pipeline system (Sabal Trail Project), including 209,900 horsepower at five compressor stations, metering and regulating stations, and appurtenant facilities in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Sabal Trail also requests a certificate of public convenience and necessity to acquire by lease from Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) the incremental firm capacity that will be created by Transco’s proposed Hillabee Expansion Project (Docket No. CP15– 16–000). Sabal Trail also requests a blanket certificate pursuant to Part 157, Subpart F of the Commission’s regulations, authorizing Sabal Trail to construct, operate, acquire and abandon certain facilities as described in Part 157, Subpart F, and a blanket certificate pursuant to Part 284, Subpart G of the Commission’s regulations, authorizing Sabal Trail to provide open-access firm and interruptible interstate natural gas transportation services on a selfimplementing basis with pre-granted abandonment for such services, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open for 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 assistance, please contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding the proposed project should be directed to Lisa A. Connally, General Manager, Rates and Certificates, Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251–1642, or by calling (713) 627– 4102 (telephone) or email at laconnolly@spectraenergy.com. On October 16, 2013, the Commission staff granted Sabal Trail’s request to utilize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF14–1–000 to staff activities involving the project. Now, as of the filing of this application on November 21, 2014, the NEPA PreFiling Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP15– 17–000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. Because the environmental review of the Sabal Trail Project must also include both the Hillabee Expansion Project and Florida Southeast Connection LLC’s E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 238 (Thursday, December 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73569-73570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29154]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Bonneville Power Administration


Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI) and 
Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI)

AGENCY: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE.

ACTION: Notice of document availability.

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SUMMARY: Copies of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI), which 
contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in the 
solicitation, award, and administration of its purchases of goods and 
services, including construction, are available in printed form or at 
the following Internet address: http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/business/bpi.
    Copies of the Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI), 
which contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in 
the solicitation, award, and administration of financial assistance 
instruments (principally grants and cooperative agreements), are 
available in printed form or available at the following Internet 
address: http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/business/bfai.

ADDRESSES: Unbound copies of the BPI or BFAI may be obtained by sending 
a request to the Head of the Contracting Activity, Routing CGP-7, 
Bonneville Power Administration, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, Oregon 97208-
3621.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Head of Contracting Activity (503) 
230-5498.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BPA was established in 1937 as a Federal 
Power Marketing Agency in the Pacific Northwest. BPA operations are 
financed from power revenues rather than annual appropriations. BPA's 
purchasing operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 832 et seq. and 
related statutes. Pursuant to these special authorities, the BPI is 
promulgated as a statement of purchasing policy and as a body of 
interpretative regulations governing the conduct of BPA purchasing 
activities. It is significantly different from the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation, and reflects BPA's private sector approach to purchasing 
the goods and services that it requires. BPA's financial assistance 
operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 839 
et seq. The BFAI express BPA's financial assistance policy. The BFAI 
also comprise BPA's rules governing implementation of the principles 
provided in the following Federal Regulations and/or OMB circulars:
    2 CFR part 220 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions 
(CircularA-21);
    2 CFR part 225 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal 
Governments (Circular A-87);
    Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments 
(Circular A-102);
    Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with 
Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit 
Organizations (Circular A-110);
    2 CFR part 230 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations 
(Circular A-122); and
    Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations 
(Circular A-133)
    BPA's solicitations and contracts include notice of applicability 
and availability of the BPI and the BFAI, as appropriate, for the 
information for offerors on particular purchases or financial 
assistance transactions.


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    Issued in Portland, Oregon, on December 5, 2014.
Betsy Schneider,
Acting Manager, Purchasing/Property Governance.
[FR Doc. 2014-29154 Filed 12-10-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P