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

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Ceiling Fan Light Kits
Document Number: 2014-25935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for ceiling fan light kits (CFLKs). DOE proposes to update the current test procedures (appendix V) by replacing references to ENERGY STAR test procedures with references to DOE lamps test procedures for medium screw base lamps and to industry test procedures for pin-based fluorescent lamps. DOE also proposes to establish new test procedures (appendix V1) that would support amendments to CFLK energy conservation standards that are currently being considered by DOE. Specifically, these new test procedures would establish an efficacy-based metric for all lamps packaged with CFLKs and for CFLKs with integrated solid-state lighting circuitry. DOE proposes that CFLKs with lamp types without corresponding DOE test procedures would be tested using current industry test procedures for those lamp types. This NOPR also clarifies the energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits by replacing references to ENERGY STAR with tables that contain the specific performance requirements from the ENERGY STAR documents. Finally, DOE also addresses standby and off-mode power consumption and provides updated guidance related to accent lighting in CFLKs. DOE is also announcing a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the content presented in this rulemaking.
Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fan Light Kits
Document Number: 2014-25933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analyses it has conducted for purposes of establishing energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. The meeting will cover the analytical framework, models, and tools that DOE is using to evaluate potential standards for this product; the results of preliminary analyses performed by DOE for this product; the potential energy conservation standard levels derived from these analyses that DOE could consider for this product; and any other issues relevant to the development of energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. In addition, DOE encourages written comments on these subjects. To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has prepared an agenda, a preliminary technical support document (TSD), and briefing materials, which are available on the DOE Web site at: http:// www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking .aspx/ ruleid/66.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-25931
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program: Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products
Document Number: 2014-25922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is commencing a notice-and-comment rulemaking to consider amending its ``Process Improvement Rule,'' with specific focus to clarify its process related to the promulgation of direct final rules (DFRs). The issues for discussion and public comment in this RFI include those raised in recent litigation concerning energy conservation standards for gas furnaces, central air conditioners and heat pumps, which has since been settled.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-25901
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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 in Docket No. RD14-11-000 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 (79 FR 46781, 8/ 11/2014) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments in response to that notice and has made this notation in its submission to OMB.
Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2014-25832
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-25831
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice
Document Number: 2014-25830
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-25829
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces
Document Number: 2014-25814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to hold a public meeting to demonstrate the analytical tools developed by the agency in support of a proposed rule to consider amended energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-25809
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25720
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and re-authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25718
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. 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.
DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25717
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
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.
Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25716
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). 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.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-25712
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-25711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-25709
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-25708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-25707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-25706
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-25705
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-25704
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-25623
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
H2 Refuel H-Prize Final Guidelines
Document Number: 2014-25596
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
As authorized in Section 654 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, allowing teams from across the United States to compete and develop systems that generate and dispense hydrogen from resources commonly available to residences (electricity or natural gas), for use in homes, community centers, businesses or similar locations, to supplement the current infrastructure roll-out and reduce barriers to using hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-25587
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC). Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
Document Number: 2014-25586
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy
On October 1, 2014, Newark Energy Center, LLC, as owner and operator of a new base load electric powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to Sec. 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c).
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25585
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2.
Michigan Public Service Commission v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Complaint
Document Number: 2014-25541
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-25342
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Tucson Electric Power Company; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2014-25327
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Florida Southeast Connection, LLC: Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-25325
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Joint Technical Conference on New York Markets & Infrastructure; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference
Document Number: 2014-25323
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Dominion Transmission, Inc.: Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-25321
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission