Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling
The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to review progress by the ISCMEM working groups and to discuss initiatives for FY 2006.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Rocky Flats
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Rocky Flats. 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.
Bonneville Power Administration's Record of Decision for Service to Direct Service Industrial (DSI) Customers for Fiscal Years 2007-2011
On February 4, 2005, BPA issued a final policy and record of decision (ROD) regarding how the agency will market power and distribute the costs and benefits of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) in the Pacific Northwest for fiscal years (FY) 2007- 2011. This policy and ROD included a decision to provide eligible Pacific Northwest direct service industries (DSIs) with service at a known and capped cost in FY 2007-2011, with the level of benefits to be decided in a follow-up public process. Also on February 4, 2005, BPA sent a letter to Customers, Constituents, Tribes, and Other Regional Stakeholders that presented a straw proposal for DSI service and announced the additional public process to take further comment regarding the appropriate benefit level for DSI service and how BPA should provide the benefit. An open forum discussing this issue was held March 1, 2005, in Portland, Oregon. The comment period on the straw proposal outlined in the letter closed March 11, 2005. BPA has now issued a ROD on DSI service. This ROD establishes the level of service benefits BPA will offer the DSI customers for FY 2007-2011, allocates the benefits among eligible companies and establishes the mechanism(s) that would be used to deliver benefits.
Five-Year Review of Oil Pipeline Pricing Index
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites comments on its five-year review of the oil pipeline pricing index, established in Order No. 561, Revisions to Oil Pipeline Regulations Pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 1992, FERC Stats. & Regs. [Regs. Preambles, 1991-1996] ] 30,985 (1993). Specifically, the Commission proposes to use the Producer Price Index for Finished Goods (PPI) as the index for oil pipeline rate changes in the next five-year period, commencing July 1, 2006. Commentors are invited to submit and justify alternatives to the continued use of the PPI.
Electronic Tariff Filings
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is making additional proposals, requesting comments, and establishing procedures related to its July 8, 2004, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (69 FR 43929) (NOPR). The Commission is proposing to revise its prior proposal that natural gas companies and public utilities file pre-existing agreements electronically. The Commission is proposing that only current tariffs and future agreements, and not pre-existing non-conforming rate schedules and agreements, be filed electronically. The Commission is proposing to permit electronic service of all initial and subsequent tariff filings upon the implementation of electronic tariff filing. The Commission is seeking comment on whether oil pipelines should utilize an approach to tariff filing that differs from the approach to be utilized in the gas pipeline and electric industries. In addition, Commission staff will be establishing a second technical conference in the next few months once the changes to the Commission's software that have been identified are completed. Comments on the non-regulatory text portion of the proposal are anticipated to be due within 60 days after the conference. A future notice will be issued announcing a date for a second technical conference to discuss the electronic tariff filing software to be used in compliance with the NOPR.