Department of Energy April 12, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Subsequent Arrangement
Document Number: 2017-07387
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy
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 the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy between the Government of the United States and the Government of Canada.
Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center, Burleigh County, North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-07386
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on an interconnection request by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NextEra).
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-07385
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). The Department of Energy (DOE) hereby gives notice that DOE intends to grant an exclusive license to practice the inventions described and claimed in four U.S. Patents to Mack IV, LLC., having its principal place of business at Hapeville, Georgia. The four Patents are titled: Multi-Robot Control Interface (patent #8,073,564); Hardware Device to Physical Structure Binding and Authentication (patent #8,516,269); Quantum Key Management (patent #9,509,506); and Handheld Portable Real-Time Tracking and Communications Device (patent #8,185,101). The patents are owned by United States of America, as represented by DOE. The prospective exclusive license complies with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-07384
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for an extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection request seeks a three-year extension of The American Assured Fuel Supply Program, OMB Control Number 1910-5173. The proposed collection will help determine if applicants have provided sufficient information for the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control to evaluate requests of applicants for use of the American Assured Fuel Supply.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures and Partial Granting of an Interim Waiver; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-07368
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is withdrawing its notice of petition for waiver, partial granting of an interim waiver, and request for public comment for AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. (``AHT'') from the commercial refrigerator, freezer, and refrigerator-freezer (``CRE'') test procedures. The notice published on March 28, 2017, included an error in the calculations to determine daily energy consumption in the alternate test procedure and omitted a step needed to accurately capture the entire defrost energy contribution. Therefore, DOE is withdrawing the notice in its entirety and will republish the notice with corrected calculations and associated discussion.
Application To Export Electric Energy; NRG Power Marketing LLC
Document Number: 2017-07367
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy
NRG Power Marketing LLC (NRGPML or Applicant) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2017-07354
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-07352
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Orders Granting Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas, To Import and Export Liquefied Natural Gas, and Errata During February 2017
Document Number: 2017-07339
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during February 2017, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to import and export liquefied natural gas (LNG), and Errata. 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-issued-2017. 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.
Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations on a Short-Term Basis
Document Number: 2017-07338
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
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 November 23, 2016, by Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (DCP). The Application requests blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an amount up to the equivalent of 250 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas prior to the commencement of commercial operation of DCP's Liquefaction Project at its existing Cove Point LNG Terminal in Calvert County, Maryland. DCP requests authorization to export such ``Commissioning Volumes'' over a period of two years commencing on the date of the first short-term export, which is expected to occur during the fourth quarter of 2017 and not later than six months thereafter. The LNG would be exported from the Cove Point LNG Terminal to any country with the capacity to import LNG in ocean-going carriers and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy, including both countries with which the United States has entered into a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (FTA countries) and all other countries (non-FTA countries). DCP requests this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in DCP's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: https://energy.gov/fe/dominion-cove-point-lng-lp- 16-205-lng-blanket-authorization-export-lng-ftanfta. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Freeport LNG Development, L.P.; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas on a Short-Term Basis
Document Number: 2017-07337
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
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 February 15, 2017, by Freeport LNG Development, L.P. (Freeport LNG), requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) previously imported into the United States from foreign sources in an amount up to the equivalent of 24 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a short-term or spot market basis for a two-year period commencing on July 19, 2017.\1\ Freeport LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG from the Freeport LNG Terminal owned by Freeport LNG and located on Quintana Island, Texas, to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Freeport LNG states that it does not seek authorization to export any domestically produced natural gas or LNG. DOE/FE notes that Freeport LNG currently holds a blanket authorization to import LNG from various international sources by vessel in an amount up to the equivalent of 30 Bcf of natural gas.\2\ Freeport LNG is requesting this authorization both on its own behalf and as agent for other parties 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 Freeport LNG's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/fe/ downloads/freeport-lng-development-lp-fe-dkt-no-17-23-lng.