Department of Energy May 16, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Searchlight Wind Energy Project Record of Decision (DOE/EIS-0413)
Document Number: 2013-11704
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received a request from Searchlight Wind Energy, LLC (Searchlight) to interconnect its proposed Searchlight Wind Energy Project (Project) to Western's Davis-Mead 230- kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The Project would be located in southern Clark County, Nevada, near the town of Searchlight. On December 14, 2012, the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Searchlight Wind Energy Project was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 74479). The U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was the lead Federal agency for the EIS. Western was a cooperating agency in preparation of the EIS. After considering the environmental impacts, Western has decided to allow Searchlight's request for interconnection to Western's transmission system on its Davis-Mead transmission line and to construct, own, and operate a new switching station to accommodate the interconnection.
Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Petition of UL Verification Services Inc. for Classification as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors
Document Number: 2013-11698
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition from UL Verification Services (UL) for classification by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a nationally recognized certification program under 10 CFR 431.447 and 431.448. In its petition, which appears at the end of this notice, UL provides documentation to help substantiate its position that its certification program for small electric motors satisfies the evaluation criteria for classification as a nationally recognized certification program that are specified in 10 CFR 431.447(b). This notice summarizes the substantive aspects of these documents and requests public comments on the merits of UL's petition.
Quartzsite Solar Energy Project Record of Decision (DOE/EIS-0440)
Document Number: 2013-11696
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received a request from Quartzsite Solar Energy, LLC (QSE) to interconnect its proposed Quartzsite Solar Energy Project (Project) to Western's Bouse-Kofa 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The proposed Project site is in an undeveloped area in La Paz County, Arizona, east of State Route (SR) 95, approximately 10 miles north of Quartzsite, Arizona, on lands administered by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). On December 21, 2012, the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Yuma Field Office (Yuma) Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment (PRMPA) for Quartzsite Solar Energy Project was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 75632). After considering the environmental impacts, Western has decided to allow QSE's request for interconnection to Western's transmission system on the Bouse-Kofa 161-kV transmission line and to construct, own, and operate a new switchyard and its associated communication pathway.
Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests
Document Number: 2013-11667
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process; Availability of Draft XML Schema
Document Number: 2013-11665
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is making available on its Web site (https://www.ferc.gov), Extensible Mark-Up Language (XML) needed to make Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) filings with one of the new filing processes adopted in Order No. 770, in the Commission's Final Rule, 77 FR 71288 (November 30, 2012). Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Section below for details.
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2013-11664
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-577); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11663
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 USC 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC-577, Natural Gas Facilities: Environmental Review and Compliance, 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 issued a Notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 13657, 2/28/2013) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC-577 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Mountaineer Gas Company v. Washington Gas Light Company; Notice of Complaint
Document Number: 2013-11662
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
CenterPoint Energy-Illinois Gas Transmission Company; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2013-11661
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Acadian Gas Pipeline System; Notice of Petition
Document Number: 2013-11660
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of FERC Staff Attendance at the Entergy Regional State Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11656
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 80); Comment Request; Revision
Document Number: 2013-11641
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC Form 80, Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report.