Department of Energy August 4, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Public Scoping Meetings for the FutureGen Project Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E6-12742
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy
On Friday, July 28, 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed action of providing up to $700 million of Federal funding for the FutureGen Project (71 FR 42840). The FutureGen Project would comprise the planning, design, construction and operation by a private sector organization of a coal-fired electric power and hydrogen gas production plant integrated with carbon dioxide capture and geologic sequestration of the captured gas. DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is hosting public scoping meetings near each of the four proposed FutureGen Project sites. Dates, locations, and information about the public scoping meetings are contained under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below.
Extension of Comment Period on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Infrastructure Improvements for the Yucca Mountain Project, NV
Document Number: E6-12644
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy
On July 6, 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Infrastructure Improvements for the Yucca Mountain Project, Nevada, (71 FR 38391) and announced a 30-day public comment period ending August 7, 2006. Subsequently, the DOE has taken note that the distribution letter attached to copies of the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) identified a different end date for the public comment period. Consequently, DOE is extending the public comment period until August 31, 2006.
State Energy Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-12631
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
This notice announces a teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). 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.
State Energy Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-12629
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
This notice announces a teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). 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.
Consideration of Certain Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act Standards Set Forth in the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: 06-6693
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
As a nonregulated electric utility, the Western Area Power Administration (Western) must consider and determine whether to implement certain standards under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which amended the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). Standards that Western intends to consider include net metering, fuel source diversity, fossil fuel generation efficiency, smart metering, and consumer interconnections. A brochure entitled ``Preconsideration of Sections 1251, 1252, and 1254 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005'' will be prepared and will be available for public review by September 25, 2006.
Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment: Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards
Document Number: 06-6537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA or the Act) authorizes the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) to establish energy conservation standards for various consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment, including those distribution transformers for which DOE determines that energy conservation standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. In this notice, the Department is proposing energy conservation standards for distribution transformers and is announcing a public meeting.