Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act, 60383-60384 [2017-27397]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available. Note: This is a request for information (RFI) only. This RFI is not a request for proposals (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP or a notice inviting applications. This RFI does not commit the Department to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Further, the Department is not seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. The Department will not pay for any information or administrative costs that you may incur in responding to this RFI. If you do not respond to this RFI, you may still apply for future contracts and grants. 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Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: December 15, 2017. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education. [FR Doc. 2017–27442 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—251] 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 October 26, 2017, APV Renaissance Opco, LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 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: On October 26, 2017, APV Renaissance Opco, LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to section 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 60384 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices 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 the 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 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 baseload electric generating powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: Owner: APV Renaissance Opco, LLC Capacity: 1000 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Renaissance Energy Center, Greene County, PA 15063 In-Service Date: Expected in June 2021 Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2017. Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2017–27397 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; public comment request. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a revision of a currently approved collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a revision and three-year extension of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, OMB Control Number 1910–5150. The proposed action will continue the collection of information on the status of financing program activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously. No changes to the collection instrument are being proposed. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the revision of the currently approved 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 pertaining to the approved collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to further enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (d) ways to further minimize the burden regarding the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this revision to an approved information collection must be received on or before January 19, 2018. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Sallie Glaize, EE–5W, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, Email: Sallie.Glaize@ ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: James Carlisle, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: (202) 287–1724, Fax: (412) 386–5835, Email: Gregory.Davoren@ee.doe.gov. Additional information and reporting guidance concerning the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) is available for review at the following website: https:// energy.gov/eere/wipo/articles/energyefficiency-and-conservation-block-grantfinancing-programs-after-grant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–5150; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Financing Programs; (3) Type of Review: Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; (4) Purpose: To collect information on the status of Financing Program activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expeditiously; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 108; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 175; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 525; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $21,000. Respondents, total responses, burden hours and the annual cost burden have all been significantly reduced because of the retirement of grants, fewer programs and a lessened burden on reporting and recordkeeping costs. Statutory Authority: Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), Public Law 110– 140 as amended (42 U.S.C. 17151 et seq.). Issued in Washington, DC, December 4, 2017. James Carlisle, Supervisory Policy Advisor, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2017–27395 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activity; Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: EIA, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend with changes for three years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Form EIA–886, Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles. Form EIA–886 collects information on the number of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) made available, the distribution of AFVs in use, and alternative transportation fuels (ATFs) consumed. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 20, 2018. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in the ADDRESSES section below as soon as possible. SUMMARY: Written comments may be sent to Cynthia Sirk, EI–22, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at (202) 586–9753, or by email at cynthia.sirk@eia.gov. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60383-60384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27397]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[Certification Notice--251]


Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under 
the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act

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

ACTION: Notice of filing.

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SUMMARY: On October 26, 2017, APV Renaissance Opco, LLC, as owner and 
operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a 
coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) 
pursuant to the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), 
as amended, and DOE regulations. The FUA and regulations thereunder 
require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the 
Federal Register.

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: On October 26, 2017, APV Renaissance Opco, 
LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating 
powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the 
Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to section 201(d) of the Powerplant 
and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE 
regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. The FUA and regulations thereunder 
require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the 
Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). Title II of 
FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no

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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 the 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 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 baseload electric generating 
powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE 
pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations 
in 10 CFR 501.60, 61:

Owner: APV Renaissance Opco, LLC
Capacity: 1000 megawatts (MW)
Plant Location: Renaissance Energy Center, Greene County, PA 15063
In-Service Date: Expected in June 2021

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2017.
Christopher Lawrence,
Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2017-27397 Filed 12-19-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P