Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for External Power Supplies
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to revise its test procedure for external power supplies. These proposed revisions, if adopted, would harmonize the instrumentation resolution and uncertainty requirements with the second edition of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62301 standard when measuring standby power along with other international standards programs. The proposal would also clarify certain testing set-up requirements. Finally, DOE is proposing an optional test to measure the active-mode efficiency at a 10% loading condition and an optional recording of power factor at this loading condition and each of the other required loading conditions.
Buildings-to-Grid Integration and Related Areas of Research
The Department of Energy (DOE) announces for public comment the availability of the draft document titled ``Transaction-Based Building Controls Framework, Volume 1: Reference Guide''.
Orders Granting Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas, To Import and Export Liquefied Natural Gas and Vacating Prior Authority During August 2014
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during August 2014, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to import and export liquefied natural gas, and vacating prior authority. These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE Web site at http://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/gasregulation/authoriza tions/ Orders-2014.html. They are also available for inspection and copying in the Office of Fossil Energy, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas on a Short-Term Basis
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on August 27, 2014, by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron), requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) previously imported into the United States from foreign sources in an amount up to the equivalent of 72 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a short- term or spot market basis for a two-year period commencing on December 8, 2014.\1\ The LNG would be exported from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal owned by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Chevron states that it has contracted for 1.0 Bcf/day of terminal capacity from Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., for an initial term of 20 years that will expire June 30, 2029, with the option to extend the term. Chevron states that it does not seek authorization to export domestically-produced natural gas supplies, and notes that it currently holds a blanket authorization to import LNG from various international sources by vessel in an amount up to the equivalent of 800 Bcf of natural gas.\2\ The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Chevron's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/fe/downloads/chevron-usa-inc-14-119-lng. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities; Correction
This document contains corrections to the final rule in Docket No. RM05-5-022 that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (79 FR 56939). The final rule amended the Commission's regulations to incorporate by reference, with certain enumerated exceptions, the latest version (Version 003) of the Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities adopted by the Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) as mandatory enforceable requirements.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-537, FERC-725F, FERC-725I); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 USC 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the requirements and burden \1\ of the information collections described below.