Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Chair designee for the Department of Energy.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Standing Register for the Department of Energy. This listing supersedes all previously published lists of PRB members.
Procedures for the Acquisition of Petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) directs the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) to develop procedures for the acquisition of petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in appropriate circumstances. On April 24, 2006, the Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed procedures in the Federal Register for public comment. Today DOE is issuing the final rule governing procedures for the acquisition of petroleum for the SPR, including acquisition by direct purchase and transfer of royalty oil from the Department of the Interior (DOI). The final rule also has provisions concerning the deferral of scheduled deliveries of petroleum for the SPR. With the exception of some minor clarification changes and definitional and editorial adjustments, these final procedures are substantially the same as those proposed.
Office of Fossil Energy; National Coal Council
This notice announces a meeting of the National Coal Council. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-483, 86 Stat. 770) requires notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
International Energy Agency Meeting
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on November 14-16, 2006, at the headquarters of the IEA in Paris, France, including in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil Market on November 14 and 15, and a meeting of the SEQ on November 16.
Electronic Filing of FERC Form No. 60
In this Final Rule, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is amending its regulations to further implement the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA 2005). Specifically, the Commission is providing for electronic filing of the currently- effective FERC Form No. 60, Annual Report of Centralized Service Companies, for the 2006 and 2007 reporting years, to be filed by May 1, 2007 and May 1, 2008, respectively. No changes are being made to the currently-effective FERC Form No. 60 itself. The Commission has concluded that the automation of the FERC Form No. 60 filing will yield significant benefits, including reduced cost of data entry and retrieval, overall reduction of reporting burden, more timely analysis and publication of data, and increased data analysis capability.
Financial Accounting, Reporting and Records Retention Requirements Under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005
In this Final Rule, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is amending its regulations to further implement the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA 2005). Specifically, the Commission is adding a Uniform System of Accounts (USofA) for Centralized Service Companies, adding preservation of records requirements for holding companies and service companies, revising FERC Form No. 60, Annual Report of Centralized Service Companies, to provide for financial reporting consistent with the new USofA and providing for electronic filing of the revised FERC Form No. 60. The Final Rule will provide for greater accounting transparency for centralized service company operations, and uniform records retention by holding companies and service companies subject to PUHCA 2005. This transparency will protect ratepayers from pass-through of improper service company costs.
Notice of Public Meeting
The NRC and DOE announce their intent to conduct a public meeting to discuss interactions during the review of non-high-level waste determinations under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2005. The meeting date, time and location are listed below: Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006. Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Meeting RoomsMonet 1 and 2, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20024, phone: 202-484-1000. Agenda: 9-9:15: Introductions and Opening Remarks. 9:15-10:45: Discussion of NDAA consultation. 10:45-11: Opportunity for Public Comment.
Klondike III/Biglow Canyon Wind Integration Project
This notice announces the availability of the ROD to implement the Proposed Action identified in the Klondike III/Biglow Canyon Wind Integration Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/ EIS-0374, September 2006). BPA will offer PPM Energy, Inc. contract terms for interconnection of the proposed Klondike III Wind Project, located in Sherman County, Oregon, with the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS). BPA will also offer Portland General Electric contract terms for interconnection of its proposed Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, also located in Sherman County, Oregon, with the FCRTS, as proposed in the Final EIS. To interconnect these wind projects, BPA will build and operate a 12-mile-long, 230-kilovolt (kV) double-circuit transmission line between the wind projects and BPA's new 230-kV John Day Substation located in Sherman County, Oregon. BPA will also expand its existing 500-kV John Day Substation.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. 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.