Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of The Natural Gas Act During August 2020, 59299 [2020-20743]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 183 / Monday, September 21, 2020 / Notices 59299 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of The Natural Gas Act During August 2020 FE Docket Nos. BLUEWATER GAS STORAGE, LLC ............................................................................................................................................... ENERGIA AZTECA X, S.A. DE C.V ................................................................................................................................................ ARM ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC ............................................................................................................................................... ALASKA LNG PROJECT LLC .......................................................................................................................................................... TECHGEN S.A. DE C.V ................................................................................................................................................................... Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of orders. AGENCY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during August 2020, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, and to import and export liquefied natural gas (LNG). These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be SUMMARY: found on the FE website at https:// www.energy.gov/fe/listing-doefeauthorizationsorders-issued-2020. They are also available for inspection and copying in the U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Docket Room 3E–033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, 20–76–NG 20–78–NG 20–79–NG 14–96–LNG 20–80–NG (202) 586–9387. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2020. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. APPENDIX DOE/FE ORDERS GRANTING IMPORT/EXPORT AUTHORIZATIONS 4568 ....... 08/12/20 20–76–NG Bluewater Gas Storage, LLC ............................. 4569 ....... 08/12/20 20–78–NG Energia Azteca X, S.A. de C.V .......................... 4570 ....... 08/12/20 20–79–NG ARM Energy Management LLC ......................... 3643–A ... 08/20/20 14–96–LNG Alaska LNG Project LLC .................................... 4571 ....... 08/26/20 20–80–NG Techgen S.A. de C.V ......................................... [FR Doc. 2020–20743 Filed 9–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RC11–6–010] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff Review of Enforcement Programs Commission staff coordinated with the staff of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to conduct the annual oversight of the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) program, as outlined in the March 15, 2012 Order,1 and the Compliance Exception (CE) Program, as proposed by 1 North American Electric Reliability Corp., 138 FERC ¶ 61,193, at P 73 (2012) (discussing Commission plans to survey a random sample of FFTs submitted each year to gather information on how the FFT program is working). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Sep 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 NERC’s September 18, 2015 annual Compliance Filing.2 The Commission supported NERC’s plan to coordinate with Commission staff to review the same sample of possible violations, thereby reducing the burden on the Regional Entities of providing evidence for two different samples. Furthermore, NERC and Commission staff agreed to exclude the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council Regional Entity (FRCC) from the survey, reducing the burden on FRCC as it continued toward a planned and approved termination of its responsibilities as a Regional Entity by June 30, 2019. Commission staff reviewed a sample of 24 FFT possible violations out of 102 FFT possible violations posted by NERC between October 2018 and September 2 North American Electric Reliability Corp., Docket No. RC11–6–004, at 1 (Nov. 13, 2015) (delegated letter order) (stating ‘‘NERC’s intention to combine the evaluation of Compliance Exceptions with the annual sampling of FFTs to further streamline oversight of the FFT and compliance exception programs’’). PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Order 4543 granting blanket authority to import/ export natural gas from/to Canada. Order 4544 granting blanket authority to export natural gas to Mexico. Order 4545 granting blanket authority to import natural gas from Canada/Mexico. Final Opinion and Order 3643–A granting longterm authority to export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations. Order 4571 granting blanket authority to export natural gas to Mexico. 2019 and a sample of 38 CE instances of noncompliance out of 957 CE instances of noncompliance posted by NERC between October 2018 and September 2019. Commission staff believes that the FFT and CE programs are meeting expectations, with one minor observation. Specifically, Commission staff identified one CE with an incomplete description of the noncompliance. Sampling for the 2019 program year indicated that the Regional Entities appropriately included all 62 of the sampled possible violations in the FFT and CE programs, and that all 62 of the sampled FFTs and CEs have been adequately remediated. Commission staff’s sample analysis indicated a decreasing number of documentation concerns, particularly with regard to the clear identification of root cause in the FFT and/or CE postings. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of The Natural Gas Act 
During August 2020

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                                                     FE Docket Nos.
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BLUEWATER GAS STORAGE, LLC...................  20-76-NG
ENERGIA AZTECA X, S.A. DE C.V................  20-78-NG
ARM ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC....................  20-79-NG
ALASKA LNG PROJECT LLC.......................  14-96-LNG
TECHGEN S.A. DE C.V..........................  20-80-NG
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AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of orders.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy 
gives notice that during August 2020, it issued orders granting 
authority to import and export natural gas, and to import and export 
liquefied natural gas (LNG). These orders are summarized in the 
attached appendix and may be found on the FE website at https://www.energy.gov/fe/listing-doefe-authorizationsorders-issued-2020.
    They are also available for inspection and copying in the U.S. 
Department of Energy (FE-34), Division of Natural Gas Regulation, 
Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil 
Energy, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9387. The Docket Room is 
open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2020.
Amy Sweeney,
Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil 
and Natural Gas.

APPENDIX

                               DOE/FE Orders Granting Import/Export Authorizations
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4568....................        08/12/20        20-76-NG  Bluewater Gas Storage, LLC  Order 4543 granting
                                                                                       blanket authority to
                                                                                       import/export natural gas
                                                                                       from/to Canada.
4569....................        08/12/20        20-78-NG  Energia Azteca X, S.A. de   Order 4544 granting
                                                           C.V.                        blanket authority to
                                                                                       export natural gas to
                                                                                       Mexico.
4570....................        08/12/20        20-79-NG  ARM Energy Management LLC.  Order 4545 granting
                                                                                       blanket authority to
                                                                                       import natural gas from
                                                                                       Canada/Mexico.
3643-A..................        08/20/20       14-96-LNG  Alaska LNG Project LLC....  Final Opinion and Order
                                                                                       3643-A granting long-term
                                                                                       authority to export LNG
                                                                                       to Non-Free Trade
                                                                                       Agreement Nations.
4571....................        08/26/20        20-80-NG  Techgen S.A. de C.V.......  Order 4571 granting
                                                                                       blanket authority to
                                                                                       export natural gas to
                                                                                       Mexico.
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