Proposed Agency Information Collection
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collections in Docket No. RM14-22- 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 file a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission solicited comments on the information collections associated with RM14-22-000 in Order No. 800 published in the Federal Register (79 FR 59105, October 1, 2014). The Commission received no comments on the information collections and is making this notation in its submission to OMB.
Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers: Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed a provisional analysis that estimates the potential economic impacts and energy savings that could result from promulgating a regulatory energy conservation standard for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. At this time, DOE is not proposing an energy conservation standard for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. DOE is publishing this analysis and the underlining assumptions and calculations, which may be used to ultimately support a proposed energy conservation standard, for stakeholder review. DOE encourages stakeholders to provide any additional data or information that may improve the analysis.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will enable DOE to administer the voluntary Superior Energy PerformanceTM (SEP) certification program for industrial facilities. This request for information consists of a voluntary data collection process for SEP participation: To enroll industrial facilities, manage and track certification cycles, and relay the costs and benefits of SEP certification to industry. DOE will use this information collection to recognize SEP-certified facilities for their accomplishments. In addition, DOE will use this information to evaluate the costs and benefits of SEP certification, which is consistent with the Executive OrderAccelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency (August 2012). This information will also help DOE identify strategies to reduce the cost of SEP participation.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Power Rate
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.0OE, effective June 6, 2013, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-68, which increases the power rate for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd.; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Domestically Produced Natural Gas Through Canada to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries After Liquefaction to Liquefied Natural Gas for a 20-Year Period
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application) filed on October 24, 2014, by Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd. (Pieridae US) \1\ requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced natural gas in a volume up to 292 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr), or approximately 0.8 Bcf per day (Bcf/d). Pieridae US proposes to export domestically produced natural gas as follows: (i) To export the natural gas to Canada at the United States- Canada border near Baileyville, Maine, at the juncture of the Maritimes & Northeast (M&N) U.S. Pipeline and the M&N Canada Pipeline; \2\ (ii) to use a portion of the U.S.-sourced natural gas as feedstock in a Canadian natural gas liquefaction facility called the Goldboro LNG Project, to be developed by one or more Pieridae affiliates and to be located at the Goldboro Industrial Park in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada; and (iii) to export a portion of the U.S.-sourced natural gas in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by vessel from Canada to one or more countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). Only Pieridae US's proposed export of LNG produced from U.S.-sourced natural gas to non-FTA countries is subject to this Notice. Pieridae US states that it is not proposing to construct, expand, or modify any pipeline facilities in the United States in conjunction with its proposed export of natural gas. Pieridae US requests this non-FTA export authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the date the authorization is granted. Pieridae US requests this authorization on its own behalf.\3\ The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Pieridae US's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http:// energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/10/f18/14_179_lng.pdf.