Department of Energy January 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Combined Notice Of Filings
Document Number: 2014-02055
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice Of Filings
Document Number: 2014-02054
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice Of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-02053
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice Of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-02052
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-02051
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Environmental Management Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-02021
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
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 of the 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 (Board) will be renewed for a two-year period beginning January 23, 2014. The Board provides the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) with information and strategic advice on a broad range of corporate issues affecting the EM program. These corporate 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. Additionally, the renewal of the Environmental Management Advisory Board has been determined to be essential to conduct DOE's business and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on DOE 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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford
Document Number: 2014-02017
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. 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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
Document Number: 2014-02009
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-01872
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites public comment in Docket No. RD14-2-000 on a proposed collection of information that the Commission is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Dominion Transmission, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2014-01869
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-01853
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the OMB for clearance, a proposal for collection of information pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The collection would be used to measure the impact and progress of DOE's Workplace Charging Challenge (Challenge). The Challenge is an initiative through which DOE provides employers with specialized resources, expertise, and support to incorporate workplace charging programs into their operations successfully.\1\ The initiative is a part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which focuses on enabling U.S. vehicle manufacturers to be the first in the world to produce plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that are as affordable and convenient for the average American family as today's gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022. As the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge is focused on PEV research and development as well as deployment, it has been developed with input from sustainability professionals, industry representatives, and DOE's Clean Cities program staff coordinators.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-01731
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-01730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Annual Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling
Document Number: 2014-01715
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy
The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to discuss the latest developments in environmental modeling applications, tools and frameworks as well as new operational initiatives for FY 2014 among the participating agencies. This meeting is re-scheduled from October 22-23, 2013 due to Federal government shutdown that was caused by a lapse in Congressional appropriations. The meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE), one of the participants in the ISCMEM, at its Forrestal Building Main Auditorium at 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585 adjacent to the Smithsonian Metrorail Station. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho National Laboratory
Document Number: 2014-01714
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National Laboratory. 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.
ConocoPhillips Alaska Natural Gas Corporation; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries on a Short-Term Basis
Document Number: 2014-01713
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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 December 11, 2013, by ConocoPhillips Alaska Natural Gas Corporation (CPANGC), requesting blanket authorization to export a quantity of liquefied natural gas (``LNG'') in an amount up to the equivalent of 40 billion cubic feet (``Bcf'') of natural gas on a cumulative basis over a two-year period. CPANGC seeks blanket authorization to export this volume of LNG from facilities located in the Cook Inlet near Kenai, Alaska, acting on its own behalf or as agent for others, to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (``non-FTA countries''). CPANGC seeks such authorization for a two-year period to commence on the date of issuance of the order granting the requested authorization. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717b.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-01679
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-01678
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2014-01653
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice Of Commissioner and Staff Attendance at North American Electric Reliability Corporation Meetings
Document Number: 2014-01652
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
Document Number: 2014-01592
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge Reservation. 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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Portsmouth
Document Number: 2014-01590
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. 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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-01588
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a combined meeting of the Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Committee and Waste Management Committee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico (known locally as the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board [NNMCAB]). 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.
Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC; Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2014-01534
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-01496
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-01495
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-01494
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-01493
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Supplemental Notice
Document Number: 2014-01336
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
PayneBridge, LLC; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2014-01335
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Commission or Commission Staff Attendance at MISO Meetings
Document Number: 2014-01334
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures
Document Number: 2014-01074
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This document contains corrections to the final rule (RM13-2- 000) which was published in the Federal Register of Thursday, December 5, 2013 (78 FR 73239). The regulations revised the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) originally set forth in Order No. 2006.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Liebherr Canada Ltd. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2014-01346
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition for waiver and application for interim waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from Liebherr Canada Ltd. (Liefherr) regarding specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of residential electric refrigerators and refrigerator- freezers. In its petition, Liebherr proposes to use an alternate test procedure that would permit the testing of its all-refrigerator model while physically connected to Liebherr's companion upright freezer model, which is necessary for the refrigerator to function properly. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Liebherr's petition and the suggested modifications. Today's notice also grants Liebherr an interim waiver from the residential electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedure, subject to use of the alternate test procedure set forth in this notice.
Petition for Waiver of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2014-01345
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of petitions for waiver from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) seeking an exemption from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. Samsung asks that it be permitted to use an alternate test procedure that is intended to address difficulties in testing dual compressor systems using the currently applicable DOE test procedure. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Samsung's petitions and the suggested alternate test procedure. Today's notice also grants Samsung an interim waiver from the electric refrigerator-freezer test procedure, subject to use of the alternative test procedure set forth in this notice. The waiver request pertains to the basic models set forth in Samsung's petitions that incorporate dual compressors.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2014-01295
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition for waiver from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) regarding specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. In its petition, Samsung provides an alternate test procedure identical to the test procedure DOE published in a final rule setting out testing requirements for manufacturers to follow starting in 2014. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Samsung's petition and the suggested alternate test procedure. Today's notice also grants Samsung an interim waiver from the electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedure, subject to use of the alternative test procedure set forth in this notice.
Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps
Document Number: 2014-01294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy
This document announces an extension of the public comment period for submitting comments on the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for general service lamps (GSLs). The comment period is extended to February 7, 2014.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Indesit Company from the Department of Energy Residential Clothes Dryer Test Procedure
Document Number: 2014-01292
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the decision and order (Case No. CD-009) that grants to Indesit Company (Indesit) a waiver from the DOE clothes dryer test procedure. The waiver pertains to the models of condensing residential clothes dryer specified in Indesit's petition. Condensing clothes dryers cannot be tested using the currently applicable DOE test procedure. Under today's decision and order, Indesit shall not be required to test and rate its specified models of residential condensing clothes dryer pursuant to the current test procedure.
Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting Reliability Standard
Document Number: 2014-01218
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Pursuant to section 215(d) of the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) approves Reliability Standard BAL-003-1 (Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting), submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization. Reliability Standard BAL-003-1 defines the amount of frequency response needed from balancing authorities to maintain Interconnection frequency within predefined bounds and includes requirements for the measurement and provision of frequency response. In addition, the Commission directs NERC to submit certain reports to address concerns discussed in the final rule.
Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings for the FutureGen 2.0 Project
Document Number: 2014-01152
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Department of Energy
The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to provide financial assistance to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance (the Alliance) for its FutureGen 2.0 Project. DOE prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0460) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with DOE's proposed action of providing approximately $1 billion of financial assistance for the project (the majority of which was appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)) through cooperative agreements with the Alliance. The EIS evaluated the potential impacts associated with construction and operation of the proposed FutureGen 2.0 Project, which is a public-private partnership formed for the purpose of developing the world's first commercial- scale, oxy-combustion electric generation project integrated with carbon capture and geologic storage. The Alliance, cooperating with Ameren Energy Resources (Ameren), would upgrade one unit in a power plant currently owned by Ameren near Meredosia, Illinois. The repowered unit would include oxy-combustion and carbon capture technologies designed to capture at least 90 percent of its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during steady-state operation and reduce other emissions to near zero. The captured CO2 would be transported through an approximately 30-mile pipeline to wells where it would be injected approximately 4,000 feet below ground into a geologic saline formation for permanent storage. The project would be designed to capture, transport, and inject approximately 1.2 million tons (1.1 million metric tons) of CO2 annually, and up to a total of 24 million tons (22 million metric tons) over approximately 20 years. The Alliance would also construct and operate visitor, research, and training facilities related to carbon capture and storage in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Illinois. The DOE-funded demonstration period would last for 56 months from the start of operations (approximately 2017) through 2022.
Reliability Standard for Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations
Document Number: 2014-01143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Pursuant to section 215 of the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to approve Reliability Standard EOP-010-1 (Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations). The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the Commission- certified Electric Reliability Organization, submitted the proposed Reliability Standard for Commission approval in response to a Commission directive in Order No. 779. Proposed Reliability Standard EOP-010-1 is designed to mitigate the effects of geomagnetic disturbances on the Bulk-Power System by requiring responsible entities to implement Operating Plans and Operating Procedures or Processes.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-01142
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-01141
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission