Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Update; Informational
The EIA issued a Proposed Collection Comment Request on ``Report of Refinery Outages,'' 73 FR 10745, Thursday, February 28, 2008, followed by an Informational Update, 73 FR 74713, Tuesday, December 9, 2008, indicating EIA's postponement of a decision to collect refinery outage data. EIA has determined that collection of this data is necessary to meet the intent of Section 804 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. 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.
Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
This notice announces a meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating the rulemaking and data collection process to establish amended energy conservation standards for certain metal halide lamp fixtures. Accordingly, DOE will hold an informal public meeting to discuss and receive comments on its planned analytical approach and issues it will
Request for Information Regarding Categorical Exclusions
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to update its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) categorical exclusions, and seeks input from interested parties to help identify activities that should be considered for new or revised categorical exclusions.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order Nos. WAPA-144 and WAPA-148
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order Nos. WAPA-144 and WAPA-148 and Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP- AS7 and UGP-TSP1 on an interim basis. The provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are superseded. The provisional rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expenses, and repay required investments within the allowable periods.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The EIA has submitted the Oil and Gas Reserves System Surveys package to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a three-year extension under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Y-12 National Security Complex.
On October 30, 2009, NNSA published a Notice of Availability and Public Hearings (74 FR 56189) for the Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Y-12 National Security Complex (Draft Y-12 SWEIS, DOE/EIS-0387). That notice invited public comment on the Draft Y-12 SWEIS through January 4, 2010, and provided the schedule for 2 public hearings to receive comments on the Draft Y-12 SWEIS. NNSA has extended the public comment period through January 29, 2010.
Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Active Uranium and Thorium Processing Sites
This Notice announces the Department of Energy (DOE) acceptance of claims in FY 2010 from eligible active uranium and thorium processing site licensees for reimbursement under Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. In FY 2009, Congress appropriated $70 million for Title X in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). In addition, Congress provided $10 million for Title X through the normal appropriation process. As of the end of FY 2009, there are approximately $36.6 million of Recovery Act funds available for reimbursement in FY 2010, as well as the $10 million provided by the FY 2009 appropriation. Approximately $14 million of the Recovery Act funds will be reimbursed to licensees in early calendar year 2010 following the review of claims received by May 1, 2009. In order to ensure DOE fully utilizes the Recovery Act funds provided for the Title X Program, licensees will be eligible to submit two separate claims in FY 2010. The first claim will be the final FY 2010 annual claim for costs of remedial action performed primarily during the
Revised Filing Requirements for Centralized Service Companies Under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, the Federal Power Act, and the Natural Gas Act
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is revising its regulations to require every centralized service company that provides non-power services to any public utility, natural gas company, or both, to file Form No. 60 (Annual Report of Centralized Service Companies) annually and abide by the Uniform System of Accounts, unless exempted or granted a waiver. This rule provides greater transparency and will aid the Commission in fulfilling its regulatory obligations under the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act to ensure that rates are just and reasonable.
Revised Mandatory Reliability Standards for Interchange Scheduling and Coordination
Pursuant to section 215 of the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby approves the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's revision of three Commission- approved Reliability Standards, designated INT-005-3, Interchange Authority Distributes Arranged Interchange; INT-006-3, Response to Interchange Authority; and INT-008-3, Interchange Authority Distributes Status.
Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Process Improvement Working Group Meeting
This notice announces a public meeting of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on Measurement and Verification for energy savings performance contracts.