State Energy Advisory Board-Executive Working Group
This notice announces a teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)Executive Working Group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463; 86 Stat. 770), requires that public notice of these teleconferences be announced in the Federal Register. No official business will be conductedthis is for information sharing only.
Office of International Regimes and Agreements; Proposed Subsequent Arrangement
This notice is being 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 in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between the United States and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy between the United States and Norway. This subsequent arrangement involves the provision of programmatic consent to the Euratom Supply Agency and the Government of Norway for the retransfer of irradiated fuel rods containing a maximum of 30,000 grams of U.S.- origin uranium, containing a maximum of 400 grams U-235, and a up to 400 grams of U.S.-origin plutonium, from the Euratom Supply Agency to the Government of Norway for neutron radiography examination. The specified material, which is now located at Studsvik Nuclear AB, Nykoping, Sweden, will, upon approval, be transferred to the Institut for Energiteknikk (IFE), Halden, Norway between March 2006 and March 2007. IFE Halden is a research institute within the fields of nuclear technology, man-machine communication, and energy technology. The material will be transferred in several shipments, with the plutonium weight per transport remaining below 100 grams. After neutron radiography examination in Norway, the Government of Norway will rely on this programmatic consent to have IFE Halden will return the material to Studsvik Nuclear for final disposal, subject to the same shipping limit of not more than 100 grams of plutonium per transport when the material is returned from Norway to Sweden. In accordance with Section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, we have determined that this subsequent arrangement will not be 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.
International Energy Agency Meeting
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on June 20, 2006, at the headquarters of the IEA in Paris, France, in connection with a meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions.
Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force; Notice Requesting Comments on Draft Report to Congress on Competition in the Wholesale and Retail Markets for Electric Energy
Section 1815 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires the Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force to conduct a study and analysis of competition within the wholesale and retail market for electric energy in the United States and to submit a report to Congress within one year. Section 1815 further requires that the Task Force publish its draft report in the Federal Register for public comment 60 days prior to submitting its final report to the Congress. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as an agency with a representative on the Task Force, is publishing this notice providing the draft report and seeking public comment on behalf of the Task Force.