Department of Energy April 18, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Determination of Portable Air Conditioners as a Covered Consumer Product
Document Number: 2016-08891
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is classifying portable air conditioners (ACs) as a covered product under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. This classification is based on DOE's determination that portable ACs are a type of consumer product that meets the requisite criteria specified in EPCA. Specifically, DOE has determined that classifying portable ACs as a covered product is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA, and that average U.S. household energy use by portable ACs is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meetings for the Dedicated Purpose Pool Pumps (DPPP) Working Group To Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Energy Conservation Standards
Document Number: 2016-08886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) announces public meetings and webinars for the DPPP Working Group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register.
SeaOne Gulfport, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Natural Gas Contained in Compressed Gas Liquid to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries
Document Number: 2016-08884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on September 18, 2015, by SeaOne Gulfport, LLC (SeaOne), requesting long- term, multi-contract authorization to export up to a total of 1.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas contained in Compressed Gas Liquid (CGL) by vessel \1\ to any country located in or adjoining the Caribbean Basin and the Gulf of Mexico 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).\2\ SeaOne requests the authorization for a 30-year term to commence on the date of first commercial export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. Section 717b, and Part 590 of the Department of Energy's (``DOE'') regulations, 10 CFR part 590 (2011). SeaOne seeks to export the CGL from its proposed Gulfport CGL production facility, currently being developed within the existing Port of Gulfport, Mississippi. Additional details can be found in SeaOne's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at http://energy.gov/sites/ prod/files/2016/04/f30/16-22-cgl.pdf and in SeaOne's response to questions, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at http://energy.gov/sites/ prod/files/2016/04/f30/Supplement.pdf. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments in response to the Application are invited.
Notice of Public Availability of FY 2015 Service Contract Inventories and Supplemental Data
Document Number: 2016-08863
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is publishing this notice to advise the public on the availability of the FY 2015 Service Contract Inventory, a report that analyzes the Commission's FY 2015 Service Contract Inventory and an inventory supplement that identifies the amount invoiced and direct labor hours for covered service contract actions. The service contract inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that FERC completed in FY 2015. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010, by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/ default/files/omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inventori es- guidance-11052010.pdf. On December 19, 2011, OFPP issued additional guidance available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement /memo/ service-contract-inventory-guidance.pdf. FERC has posted its FY 2015 inventory and summary at the following link: http://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oed/oed-fo/oed-acquisition. asp.
Deschutes Valley Water District; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2016-08859
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Yuba County Water Agency; Notice Soliciting Comments on Final Technical Memoranda
Document Number: 2016-08857
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission