Department of Energy January 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: 2012-2069
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
Document Number: 2012-2066
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a teleconference call 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 meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure and Energy Conservation Standard for Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment
Document Number: 2012-2060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This document announces an extension of the time period for submitting comments on the request for information pertaining to the development of test procedures and energy conservation standards for set-top boxes and network equipment. The comment period is extended to March 15, 2012.
Revised Fee Policy for Acceptance of Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel From High-Income Economy Countries
Document Number: 2012-2052
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
This notice announces a change in the fee policy by the Department of Energy (DOE) for receipt and management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from foreign research reactors (FRR) containing uranium enriched in the U.S. in countries with high-income economies, as identified in the World Bank Development Report. The fee will increase in three phases (See Table 1) for all future SNF shipments (including Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics (TRIGA) from high-income economy countries. The first phase will take effect immediately and the fee will increase from no higher than $3,750 per kg total mass (not heavy metal mass) to $5,625 per kg total mass for SNF containing low enriched uranium (LEU). The second phase will be implemented automatically on January 1, 2014, and the fees will increase from $5,625 per kg total mass to $7,500 per kg total mass for shipments of SNF containing LEU and from no higher than $4,500 per kg total mass to $6,750 per kg total mass for SNF containing highly enriched uranium (HEU). The third phase will be implemented automatically on January 1, 2016, and the fee will increase from $6,750 per kg total mass to $9,000 per kg total mass for shipments of SNF containing HEU. DOE is also implementing a new minimum fee of $200,000 per shipment of any type and amount of eligible SNF to reflect a minimum cost of providing acceptance services. This minimum fee will take effect immediately. In the case where a reactor operator already has a signed and executed contract with DOE, DOE intends to negotiate an equitable adjustment to the fee in accordance with this revised fee policy. Under this revised fee policy, the fee for return of TRIGA fuel will be the same as that of aluminum based fuel. All other aspects of the fee policy are unaffected by this Notice. This is the first fee increase since the fee policy was established in 1996, and will help DOE offset a portion of the increase in operation costs of managing SNF. DOE will continue to pay the costs for shipping, receipt and management of SNF from other than high-income economy countries. All other conditions and policies as previously established for acceptance of FRR SNF will continue to apply. DOE reserves the right to revise the fee policy at any time to respond to changed circumstances. DOE also reserves the right to adjust the fee set in an acceptance contract if there are unique and compelling circumstances that make it in DOE's best interest to do so.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Hussmann From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-2045
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the Hussmann Inc. (Hussmann) petition for waiver and application for interim waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers. Today's notice also grants an interim waiver of the commercial refrigerator, freezer and refrigerator-freezer test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments with respect to the Hussmann petition.
Dominion Transmission, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2012-2007
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Environmental Management Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-1911
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy
Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), and in accordance with Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102-3.65(a), and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Environmental Management Advisory Board will be renewed for a two-year period beginning January 23, 2012. The Board provides advice and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) on a broad range of corporate issues affecting the EM program. These issues include, but are not limited to, project management and oversight activities, cost/ benefit analyses, program performance, human capital development, and contracts and acquisition strategies. Recommendations to EM on the programmatic resolution of numerous difficult issues will help achieve EM's objective of the safe and efficient cleanup of its contaminated sites. Additionally, the renewal of the Environmental Management Advisory Board has been determined to be essential to the conduct of the Department's mission and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed the Department of Energy by law and agreement. The Board will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-1910
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection, titled the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Commercialization Survey will satisfy the program requirements of the Small Business Act, including requirements established in the SBIR program reauthorization legislation, Public Law 106-554 and Public Law 107-50. DOE will collect the survey data via web-enabled software and provide it to the Small Business Administration (SBA) to maintain information about the DOE SBIR/STTR awards issued through the two programs. This data will be provided by DOE based on information collected from SBIR/STTR awardees. This data will be used by DOE, SBA, and Congress to assess the commercial impact of these two programs. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395-4560.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-1899
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-1898
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Response to Data Request
Document Number: 2012-1735
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
TransCanada Alaska Company, LLC; Notice of Public Scoping Meeting for the Planned Alaska Pipeline Project
Document Number: 2012-1732
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps, General Service Incandescent Lamps, and Incandescent Reflector Lamps
Document Number: 2012-1681
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy
On September 14, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to amend the test procedures for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs), general service incandescent lamps (GSILs), and incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs). That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for today's action. DOE is amending its test procedures for GSFLs and GSILs established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). DOE is not amending in this final rule the existing test procedure for IRLs established under EPCA. For GSFLs and GSILs, DOE is updating several references to the industry standards referenced in DOE's test procedures. DOE is also establishing a lamp lifetime test procedure for GSILs. These test procedures also provide the protocols upon which the Federal Trade Commission bases its energy guide label for these products. DOE's review of the GSFL, GSIL, and IRL test procedures fulfills the EPCA requirement that DOE review test procedures for all covered products at least once every seven years.
Storage Reporting Requirements of Interstate and Intrastate Natural Gas Companies
Document Number: 2012-1612
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In this Final Rule, the Commission eliminates the semi-annual storage reporting requirements for Interstate and Intrastate Natural Gas Companies. The Commission finds that these particular reporting requirements are largely duplicative with other reporting requirements.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
Document Number: 2012-1698
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-1693
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Orders Granting, Amending and Vacating Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas
Document Number: 2012-1691
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during December 2011, it issued Orders granting, amending and vacating authority to import and export natural gas and liquefied natural gas. These Orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE Web site at http:// www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/gasregulation/authorizations/O rders- 2011.html. They are also available for inspection and copying in the Office of Fossil Energy, Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2012-1671
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities
Document Number: 2012-1662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy
This document announces that the period for submitting comments on the proposed rule for the coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities has been extended until February 27, 2012.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-1632
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will supersede the existing Form OE-781R, ``Monthly Electricity Imports and Exports Report''. The Form OE-781R is currently suspended and would be terminated with the implementation of the proposed Form EIA-111.
Nationwide Categorical Waivers Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
Document Number: 2012-1625
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hereby granting a nationwide limited waiver of the Buy American requirements of section 1605 of the Recovery Act under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2), (iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality), with respect to Recovery Act projects funded by EERE for: (1) 5-25 Watt LED Candelabra Bulbs (includes Flame tip, bent tip, A19, S11, G16.5 or G25 clear bulb enclosure); (2) 140 Watt LED fixtures with 10 degree beams capable of illuminating from 100 feet, UL certified; and (3) 27 Watt round LED fixtures, producing 1 foot-candle at 242 feet distance, UL certified. This waiver expires May 1, 2012.
Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
Document Number: 2012-1623
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hereby granting a nationwide limited waiver of the Buy American requirements of section 1605 of the Recovery Act under the authority of section 1605(b)(1) (amended public interest waiver), with respect to donated manufactured goods.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2012-1614
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-1613
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-1611
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2012-1479
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of FERC Staff Attendance at the Entergy Regional State Committee Work Group and Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2012-1478
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Effectiveness of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status
Document Number: 2012-1477
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC
Document Number: 2012-1476
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2012-1475
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Questar Pipeline Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2012-1474
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725I); Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-1472
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC-725I, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission solicited comments in an order published in the Federal Register (76 FR 66057, 10/25/2011) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC-725I and is making this notation in its submission to OMB.
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2012-1468
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725A); Comment Request; Submitted for OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-1467
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of section 3507(a)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. In compliance with section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 65504, 10/21/2011) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on FERC-725A and has made this notation in its submission to OMB.
PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Staff Technical Conference
Document Number: 2012-1465
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Chipeta Processing LLC
Document Number: 2012-1464
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Southwestern Gas Storage Technical Conference
Document Number: 2012-1463
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P.; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2012-1462
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2012-1425
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission