Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-555); Comment Request
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-555, Records Retention Requirements, 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 61983, 10/9/2013) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC-555 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards
This document contains corrections to the final rule (RM13-5- 000) which was published in the Federal Register of Tuesday, December 3, 2013 (78 FR 72755). The regulations approved certain reliability standards proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee
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 Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee will be renewed for a two- year period, beginning December 13, 2013. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Director, Office of Science on the biological and environmental research programs. Additionally, the renewal of the BERAC has been determined to be essential to conduct business of the Department of Energy and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy, by law and agreement. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, adhering to the rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Certain Consumer Products
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the ``Department'') proposes to adopt into the Code of Federal Regulations the definitions for ``through-the-wall central air conditioner'' and ``through-the-wall central air conditioning heat pump'' that were established in section 5 of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. This notice also proposes to remove the standards for air conditioners that were superseded effective in 2006, and the now defunct references to the ``through-the-wall air conditioner and heat pump'' product class, including the definition and standards.