Department of Energy December 6, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Conservation Program: Certification of Commercial and Industrial HVAC, Refrigeration and Water Heating Equipment
Document Number: 2012-29486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the ``Department'') proposes to amend the compliance dates for revisions to its certification regulations for certain commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA or the ``Act''). Specifically, DOE is proposing a 12- month extension to the compliance date for the certification provisions of commercial refrigeration equipment; commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment; and commercial water heating equipment. DOE is proposing to retain a December 31, 2012 certification date for automatic commercial ice makers. Lastly, DOE is proposing a correction in the packaged terminal equipment standards table, which would impact standard-size packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps with a cooling capacity of 15,000 Btu/h.
Golden Pass Products LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period
Document Number: 2012-29479
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application) filed on October 26, 2012, by Golden Pass Products LLC (GPP), requesting long- term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an amount up to the equivalent of 740 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of domestically produced natural gas per year, equal to approximately 15.6 million metric tons per annum (mtpa), for a period of 25 years beginning on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the date the authorization is granted by DOE/FE. The LNG would be exported from the existing Golden Pass LNG Terminal (Golden Pass Terminal), a facility located in Sabine Pass, Texas, to any country (1) That has or in the future develops the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier; (2) with which the United States does not prohibit trade; and (3) that does not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) requiring the national treatment for trade in natural gas (NFTA country). GPP seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and also as agent for other entities who themselves hold title to the LNG. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Excelerate Liquefaction Solutions I, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 20-Year Period
Document Number: 2012-29475
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application) filed on October 5, 2012, by Excelerate Liquefaction Solutions I, LLC (ELS), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export up to 10 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG), equivalent to approximately 502 million MMBtu of natural gas per year or 1.33 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, for a period of 20 years beginning on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the date the authorization is granted by DOE/FE. ELS seeks authorization to export this LNG by vessel from the terminal it intends to construct, own, and operate in Calhoun County, Texas (ELS Terminal), to any country with which the United States does not now, or during the term of the license requested by ELS will not, have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and LNG that has, or in the future develops, the capacity to import LNG, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA Countries). ELS is requesting this authorization to export LNG both on its own behalf and as agent for other parties who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
CE FLNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 30-Year Period
Document Number: 2012-29473
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application) filed on September 21, 2012, by CE FLNG, LLC (CE FLNG), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export up to 8 million tons per annum (mtpa) of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG), the equivalent of about 391 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per year, or 1.07 Bcf per day (Bcf/d), over a 30-year period, commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or ten years from the date the requested authorization is granted. The LNG would be exported from the proposed CE FLNG LNG terminal in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, (Project) to any country (1) With which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, (2) which has developed or in the future develops the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier, and (3) with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. The source of the natural gas will be from direct connects with the interstate pipelines of Tennessee 500 leg, SONAT, Transcontinental, Gulf South and several intrastate pipelines in Louisiana. CE FLNG anticipates that it will need to extend pipeline approximately 100 miles to connect to the proposed Project. CE FLNG anticipates that sources of natural gas will include Texas and Louisiana producing regions and the offshore gulf producing regions, with CE FLNG's primary source of natural gas coming from the Gulf of Mexico rather than from shale gas plays. CE FLNG is requesting this authorization to export LNG both on its own behalf and as agent for other parties who hold title to the LNG at the point of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
ITC Holdings Corp.; Entergy Corporation; Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2012-29465
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. v. ISO New England Inc.; Notice of Complaint
Document Number: 2012-29464
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission