Department of Energy January 5, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2016-32042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications' Public Notice
Document Number: 2016-32026
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Complaint
Document Number: 2016-32022
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Nogales Transmission, L.L.C., Nogales Frontier Operations, L.L.C.; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2016-32021
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
American Municipal Power, Inc. v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Complaint
Document Number: 2016-32020
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-176
Document Number: 2016-31973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy extended, on an interim basis, the existing Washoe Project, Stampede Division, Non-Firm Power Formula Rate, effective October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2022. The existing Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF-7 expires on September 30, 2017. The extended formula rate will be in effect on an interim basis until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves the extension on a final basis, or until superseded.
Regulations Implementing FAST Act Section 61003-Critical Electric Infrastructure Security and Amending Critical Energy Infrastructure Information; Availability of Certain North American Electric Reliability Corporation Databases to the Commission; Correction
Document Number: 2016-31541
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This document contains corrections to the final rule (RM16-15- 000, RM15-25-001) which published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (81 FR 93732). The final rule amended the Commission's regulations to implement provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that pertain to the designation, protection and sharing of Critical Electric Infrastructure Information.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
Document Number: 2016-30004
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy
On August 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) to amend the test procedure for central air conditioners and heat pumps. That SNOPR serves as the basis for this final rule. This final rule amends the test procedure and specific certification, compliance, and enforcement provisions related to this product. In this final rule, DOE makes two sets of amendments to the test procedure: Amendments to appendix M that would be required as the basis for making efficiency representations starting 180 days after final rule publication and a new appendix M1 that would be the basis for making efficiency representations as of the compliance date for any amended energy conservation standards. The new appendix M1 establishes new efficiency metrics SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2 that are based on the current efficiency metrics for cooling and heating performance, but generally have different numerical values than the current metrics. Broadly speaking, the amendments address off-mode test procedures, test set-up and fan delays, external static pressure conditions for testing, represented values for CAC/HP that are distributed in commerce with multiple refrigerants, the methodology for testing and calculating heating performance, and testing of variable-speed systems.