Department of Energy April 26, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Policy Statement-New Energy Information Administration Policy for the Unscheduled Release of Revisions to the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report
Document Number: 05-8298
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has a new policy regarding the unscheduled release of revisions to weekly estimates of working gas volumes held in underground storage facilities at the national and regional levels disseminated in EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). Under the new policy, the unscheduled release of revisions shall be disseminated in a special release of the WNGSR when the effect of reported changes is at least 10 billion cubic feet (Bcf) at either a regional or national level. The unscheduled release of revisions shall be disseminated on a Federal workday between 2 and 2:10 p.m. (Eastern Time) following public notification between 1 and 1:10 p.m. of the same day. Public notification will include, at a minimum, the following: A notice on EIA's Web site, e-mails to selected media, and a general e- mail notice sent to users of WNGSR data who have signed onto a free service available on EIA's Web site. The unscheduled release of revisions for this policy does not include revised estimates resulting from changes in the survey methodology or estimation parameters, which are scheduled and announced in advance; or revised estimates resulting from reclassifications of natural gas between working gas and base gas by natural gas storage companies, which are incorporated into the estimates during the next regularly scheduled WNGSR release.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
Document Number: 05-8291
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Oak Ridge Reservation. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Document Number: 05-8290
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Electronic Notification of Commission Issuances
Document Number: 05-8247
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This order on rehearing makes several minor revisions to the Final Rule that was adopted in Order No. 653. The Commission, in that order, amended its regulations to provide for electronic service of Commission issuances and to enhance the use of electronic service between parties to Commission proceedings. The revisions adopted here are necessary to clarify the rules governing service among parties.
Imbalance Provisions for Intermittent Resources Assessing the State of Wind Energy in Wholesale Electricity Markets
Document Number: 05-8201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend its regulations to require public utilities to append to their open access transmission tariffs (OATTs) an intermittent generator imbalance service schedule. The intent of the amendment is to clarify the imbalance tariff provisions that have become outdated and have become unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential, as applied to intermittent resources.