Office of International Regimes and Agreements; Proposed Subsequent Arrangement
This notice has been issued under the authority of section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2160). The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Between the United States of America and the Government of the Argentine Republic Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Agreement Between the United States of America and Australia Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. This subsequent arrangement concerns the retransfer of eleven fission counters from the Comision Nacional De Energia Atomica (CNEA) to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) in Lucas Heights, Australia. Five of the fission counters contain 0.54 grams of U.S. obligated uranium, 0.48 grams in the isotope U-235. The other six fission counters contain 0.46 grams of U.S. obligated uranium, 0.41 grams in the isotope U-235. The material, which is currently in the form uranium ore concentrates (U3O8) and is located at CNEA's Instrumentation and Control Department, will be transferred to ANSTO for use at the new Australian Nuclear Research Reactor. CNEA originally obtained the material from the United States under a general license. In accordance with section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, we have determined that this subsequent arrangement is not inimical to the common defense and security. This subsequent arrangement will take effect no sooner than fifteen days after the date of publication of this notice.
Long-Term Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets; Long-Term Transmission Rights in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators; Notice of Extension of Time
On February 2, 2006, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which proposed to amend its regulations to require transmission organizations that are public utilities with organized electricity markets to make available long-term firm transmission rights that satisfy certain guidelines established in this proceeding. 71 FR 6693 (Feb. 9, 2006). The Commission is extending the date for filing reply comments on the proposed rule at the request of the American Public Power Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Transmission Access Policy Study Group.
Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of February 17, 2006 (71 FR 8662). The final rule establishes criteria that an entity must satisfy to qualify to be the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) which the Commission will certify as the organization that will propose and enforce Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System in the United States, subject to Commission approval. The final rule also establishes procedures under which the ERO may propose new or modified Reliability Standards for Commission review and procedures governing an enforcement action for the violation of a Reliability Standard.