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

Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2014-04619
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension on the reports and data collected and recorded in support of DOE's Appliance Standards Program. Specifically, DOE is submitting for approval paperwork requirements associated with the three following aspects of the appliance standards program: (1) Gathering data and submitting the certification and compliance reports for each basic model distributed in commerce in the US; (2) maintaining records underlying the certified ratings for each basic model including test data and the associated calculations; and (3) applications for a test procedure waiver for which manufacturers may elect to submit if they manufacturer a basic model that cannot be tested pursuant to the DOE test procedure. This collection includes all covered products and equipment subject to DOE's regulatory requirements described in 10 CFR Parts 429, 430, and 431. More specifically, DOE's certification and compliance requirements are described in 10 CFR Part 429. DOE's records retention requirements are described in 10 CFR 429.71. DOE's application for a test procedure waiver process is described in 10 CFR 430.27 and 431.401.
Energy Conservation Program: Proposed Determination of Computer and Battery Backup Systems as a Covered Consumer Product
Document Number: 2014-04423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the ``Department'') has determined tentatively that computer and battery backup systems (hereafter referred to as ``computer systems'') qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. This notice supersedes DOE's previous proposed determination of coverage relating to computers, and expands the scope of coverage to include computer systems. DOE has determined that computer systems meet the criteria for covered products because classifying products of such type as covered products is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA, and the average U.S. household energy use for computer systems is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.
Energy Conservation Program: Proposed Determination of Computer Servers as a Covered Consumer Product
Document Number: 2014-04422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) withdraws for further consideration a proposed determination that computer servers (servers) qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-04383
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Test Procedure for Commercial Water Heating Equipment
Document Number: 2014-04304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating a rulemaking and data collection process to consider amendments to the DOE test procedures for commercial water heaters, unfired hot water storage tanks, and hot water supply boilers (henceforth, ``commercial water heating equipment''). To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has identified several issues associated with the current Federal test procedures on which DOE is particularly interested in receiving comment. In overview, the issues outlined in this document mainly concern updating the industry test standards that are currently incorporated by reference to the most recent versions, potential alternative methods for determining the efficiency of unfired storage tanks, potential changes to the method for setting the thermostat, potential clarifications in the thermal efficiency test method, and the potential inclusion of a test method for commercial heat pump water heaters (HPWH). DOE anticipates that these issues (as well as any others which are identified during the course of this rulemaking) may lead to proposed test procedure amendments in a subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR). DOE welcomes written comments and data from the public on all aspects of this test procedure, including topics not raised in this RFI.
Southern Cross Transmission LLC, Pattern Power Marketing LLC; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2014-04281
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Effectiveness of Exempt Wholesale Generator or Foreign Utility Company Status
Document Number: 2014-04280
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2014-04279
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings# 1
Document Number: 2014-04233
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
External Merit Review Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04156
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Wind Power Technologies Office within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to hold an External Merit Review in Arlington, VA, on March 24- 28, 2014. The External Review Panel will review current projects and provide feedback on technical/scientific/business merit, the actual or anticipated results, and the productivity and management effectiveness of projects. The review panel will also assess projects' potential impact on the wind power industry and identify additional research initiatives and resources that might be required in the future. The event is open to the public based upon space availability.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-04049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-04048
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
North Dakota Pipeline Company LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2014-04045
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. v. Southwest Power Pool; Notice of Complaint
Document Number: 2014-04043
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
New York Independent System Operator, Inc.; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference
Document Number: 2014-04042
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
York Haven Power Company, LLC; Notice of Settlement Agreement
Document Number: 2014-04039
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Electricity Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-04071
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). 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.
Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-04066
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2014-04064
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
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.
Issuance of Loan Guarantees to Various Applicants for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant-Units 3 and 4 in Burke County, GA
Document Number: 2014-04023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to issue loan guarantees under Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) totaling approximately $8.3 billion to one or more of the following applicants for the construction and start-up of the proposed Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4 advanced nuclear reactors for the production of electrical power in Burke County, Georgia: Georgia Power Company; Oglethorpe Power Corporation; and Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and its subsidiaries. The VEGP Units 3 and 4 would be located in a rural area in eastern Burke County, Georgia, which is the site of two operating nuclear reactor units (VEGP Units 1 and 2). A new 55-mile, 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line would be constructed to bring power from the switchyard for the new units to the Thomson substation 20 miles west of Augusta, Georgia. The potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating the proposed project, including the transmission line, were analyzed pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site (FEIS) and Supplemental EIS (SEIS) for the Combined Licenses (COLs) prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). DOE determined that the project analyzed in the FEIS and SEIS (the NRC EISs) was substantially the same as the project that would be covered by the DOE loan guarantees. DOE was not a cooperating agency with NRC on the EISs and subsequently adopted and re-circulated them as a DOE final EIS (DOE/EIS-0476). The formal announcement of adoption and recirculation was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on February 17, 2012 (77 FR 9652).
Combined Notice Of Filings
Document Number: 2014-03922
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice Of Filings
Document Number: 2014-03921
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: 2014-03899
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-03897
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
Document Number: 2014-03894
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-03846
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-03841
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-03801
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Falcon and Amistad Projects' Rate Order No. WAPA-164
Document Number: 2014-03696
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
This action is a proposal to extend the existing Falcon and Amistad Projects' Firm Power Rate Formula through June 7, 2019. The Falcon and Amistad Projects' Firm Power Rate Formula will expire on June 7, 2014.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Portsmouth
Document Number: 2014-03695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
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.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Samsung From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2014-03694
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of its decision and order in Case No. RF-034 that grants to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for specific basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. In its petition, Samsung provides an alternate test procedure that is identical to the test procedure DOE published in a final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559) that manufacturers will be required to use starting in 2014. Under today's decision and order, Samsung shall be required to test and rate these refrigerator-freezers using an alternate test procedure as adopted in that January 2012 final rule, which accounts for multiple defrost cycles when measuring energy consumption.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-03636
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission