New Opportunities and Challenges in U.S. Energy Security: Notice of Public Workshop
To support implementation of the 2015 Highway Bill (the FAST Act, Pub. L. 114-94), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) will convene a public workshop to discuss new opportunities and challenges in U.S. energy security, covering both the electricity sector and the oil and gas sector. A mixture of panel discussions and an open comment/Q&A period will frame multi-stakeholder discourse around the meaning of energy security in a 21st century context, given record levels of U.S. fossil fuel production, ongoing changes to the U.S. electricity fuel mix and grid, and shifting geopolitical alignments related to energy development and provision.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites public comment in Docket No. RD16-4-000 on a proposed change to a collection of information (FERC-725M) that the Commission is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.