Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. No. 104-13), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described below.
Interconnection for Wind Energy and Other Alternative Technologies
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend its regulations to require public utilities to append to the standard large generator interconnection agreement in their open access transmission tariffs (OATTs) specific technical requirements for the interconnection of large wind generation.
Arlington Wind Interconnection Project
This notice announces the availability of the ROD to offer contract terms to interconnect up to 200 megawatts of wind generation from the Columbia Energy Partners' proposed Arlington Wind Project into the Federal Columbia River Transmission System. The wind project will be interconnected at the proposed BPA Jones Canyon Switching Station. BPA's McNary-Santiam 2 230-kilovolt transmission line will be looped through Jones Canyon Switching Station for the purpose of providing transmission access to the wind project. These proposed facilities will be located in Gilliam County, Oregon, about 3 miles southwest of Arlington, Oregon. The decision to offer terms to interconnect the Arlington Wind Project is consistent with and tiered to BPA's Business Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS- 0183, June 1995) and the Business Plan ROD (August 1995).
Worker Safety and Health Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a supplemental proposal to implement the statutory mandate of section 3173 of the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 to establish worker safety and health regulations to govern contractor activities at DOE workplaces. The supplemental proposal reflects consultations with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), as well as comments received from members of the public.