Proposed Subsequent Arrangement
This document is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under Article 6 paragraph 2 of the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.
Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits
Pursuant to the authority delegated by 18 CFR 375.308(x)(1), the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
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, Northern New Mexico
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.
Orders Granting Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas, To Import and Export Liquefied Natural Gas, and To Vacate Authorization During January 2016
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during January 2016, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to import and export liquefied natural gas (LNG), and to vacate authority. These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE Web site at http://energy.gov/fe/listing-doefe-authorizationsorders-issue d-2016. They are also available for inspection and copying in the U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, 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.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division
Western Area Power Administration (Western) transferred functional control of eligible Western-Upper Great Plains Region (Western-UGP) transmission facilities to Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) on October 1, 2015. Transmission service is being provided over Western-UGP's eligible facilities under SPP's Open Access Transmission Tariff. Western-UGP costs are included in Western-UGP Formula rates for Transmission and Ancillary Services under Rate Schedules WAUGP-ATRR, WAUGP-AS1, WAUW-AS3, WAUW-AS4, WAUW-AS5, WAUW-AS6 and WAUW-AS7, which became effective on October 1, 2015.
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000; Revision to the List of Covered Facilities
The Department of Energy (``Department'' or ``DOE'') periodically publishes revisions to the list of facilities covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (``EEOICPA'' or ``Act''). This Notice amends the list of covered facilities by correcting the facility description and the covered period for Jessop Steel Company in Washington, Pennsylvania, and adding the designation of Duriron Company in Dayton, Ohio (``Duriron'') as an atomic weapons employer (``AWE'') facility for purposes of EEOICPA.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Standby Mode and Off Mode for Microwave Ovens; Correction
On January 18, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule amending the test procedures for microwave ovens to include provisions for measuring standby mode and off mode power. On June 17, 2013, DOE published a final rule adopting energy conservation standards for microwave oven standby mode. This document addresses a drafting error in the June 2013 standards final rule, which referenced the incorrect provision for determining standby power for microwave ovens. Neither the error nor the correction in this document affect the substance of both the test procedure and energy conservation standards rulemakings or any of the conclusions reached in support of those final rules.
Energy Conservation Program: Certification and Enforcement-Import Data Collection; Notice of Public Meeting and Reopening of Comment Period
On December 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register proposing that a person importing into the United States any covered product or equipment subject to an applicable energy conservation standard provide, prior to importation, a certification of admissibility to the DOE. The comment period ended February 12, 2016. After receiving several requests for additional time to prepare and submit comments, DOE has decided to reopen the period for submitting comments. In addition, DOE announces a public meeting and webinar regarding its proposal. DOE is reopening the comment period until February 29, 2016.
Request for Information: Accounting Conventions for Non-Combustible Renewable Energy Use
The Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Request for Information: ``Accounting Conventions for Non-Combustible Renewable Energy Use'' regarding using an alternative methodology for calculating source energy from non-combustible renewable resources in analysis that informs DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) products, reports, and standardssuch as the Home Energy Score. The current approach uses the equivalent average heat rate of fossil fuels to convert renewable electricity to source energy (approximately 9,500 BTU/kWh), while the proposed approach would use the heat content of electricity (3,412 BTU/kWh). This proposed change would better represent the lack of fuels used in generating renewable electricity, and would result in a slightly lower site-to-source ratio than the current approach.
Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement
The Federal Energy Management Program Office (FEMP), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), published a notice, ``Request for Comments on Including Onsite Renewable Energy Generation under Energy Savings Performance Contracts,'' on its Web site to obtain information on potential obstacles associated with the implementation of privately- owned onsite renewable energy generation projects under the federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC) authority, including potential issues with regard to project eligibility for the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) and the use of the ESPC ENABLE Program for such projects.
Flint Hills Resources, LP; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on November 5, 2015, by Flint Hills Resources, LP (Flint Hills), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) primarily by use of approved ISO IMO7-TVAC-ASME LNG (ISO) containers transported on ocean- going carriers to any country 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).\1\ Flint Hills seeks authorization to export the LNG in a volume equivalent to approximately 3.62 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year (Bcf/yr) (0.01 Bcf per day), which it states is approximately 120,000 gallons of LNG per day. Flint Hills seeks to purchase the LNG for export from a LNG liquefaction facility owned by Stabilis LNG Eagle Ford, LLC (Stabilis Facility), located in George West, Texas.\2\ According to Flint Hills, the Stabilis Facility has the capacity to produce 120,000 gallons of LNG per day and to store approximately 270,000 gallons of LNG. Flint Hills states that the Stabilis Facility is currently operational and can accommodate both ISO container loadings and tanker truck loadings.\3\ Flint Hill therefore asserts that no additional plant infrastructure will be required as a result of the proposed exports. Flint Hills requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first commercial export or a date three months from the issuance of a final order granting the requested authorization. Flint Hills seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Flint Hills's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http:// energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/11/f27/15_168_lng%20fta_nfta .pdf. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.