Department of Energy October 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Distribution Transformers
Document Number: 2017-23635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) pertaining to the test procedures for distribution transformers. The RFI provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by October 23, 2017. This document announces that the period for submitting comments on the RFI is to be re-opened until November 6, 2017.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-23553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act During August 2017
Document Number: 2017-23418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during August 2017, it issued orders under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. 717b, as summarized in the attached appendix. These orders 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.
Notice of Public Information Sessions; Grand River Dam Authority
Document Number: 2017-23415
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Cooperative Energy; Notice of Petition for Partial Waiver
Document Number: 2017-23414
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment; Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC
Document Number: 2017-23412
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-23398
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
EIA has submitted an information collection request to OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension with changes of its Natural Gas Data Collection Program, under OMB Control No. 1905- 0175. The proposed collection will provide information on the supply and disposition of natural gas within the United States.
South Central MCN LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date
Document Number: 2017-23294
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Midwest Power Transmission Arkansas, LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date
Document Number: 2017-23293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Transource Kansas, LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date
Document Number: 2017-23292
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-23291
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Kanstar Transmission, LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date
Document Number: 2017-23289
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
ATX Southwest, LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date
Document Number: 2017-23288
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Revised Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-003-7-Cyber Security-Security Management Controls
Document Number: 2017-23287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to approve Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard CIP-003-7 (Cyber SecuritySecurity Management Controls), submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Proposed Reliability Standard CIP-003-7 improves upon the current Commission-approved CIP Reliability Standards by clarifying the obligations pertaining to electronic access control for low impact BES Cyber Systems; adopting mandatory security controls for transient electronic devices (e.g., thumb drives, laptop computers, and other portable devices frequently connected to and disconnected from systems) used at low impact BES Cyber Systems; and requiring responsible entities to have a policy for declaring and responding to CIP Exceptional Circumstances related to low impact BES Cyber Systems. In addition, the Commission proposes to direct NERC to develop certain modifications to the NERC Reliability Standards to provide clear, objective criteria for electronic access controls for low impact BES Cyber Systems; and address the need to mitigate the risk of malicious code that could result from third-party transient electronic devices.
Policy Statement on Establishing License Terms for Hydroelectric Projects
Document Number: 2017-23286
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is giving notice of a new policy on establishing license terms for hydroelectric projects. In this Policy Statement, the Commission adopts a 40-year default license term for original and new licenses for hydropower projects located at non-federal dams. The Policy Statement also sets forth when the Commission will consider issuing those projects a license with a term for less or more than 40 years.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2017-23285
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-23284
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-23283
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act During July 2017
Document Number: 2017-23170
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during July 2017, it issued orders under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. 717b, as summarized in the attached appendix. These orders 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.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-23166
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Chair designee for the Department of Energy. This listing supersedes all previously published lists of Performance Review Board Chair.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-23165
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Standing Register for the Department of Energy. This listing supersedes all previously published lists of PRB members.
Meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-23162
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting (teleconference) of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site
Document Number: 2017-23161
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: 2017-23160
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-23159
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
Document Number: 2017-23158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford
Document Number: 2017-23157
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-23156
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.
Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date; Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-23110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order; Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC
Document Number: 2017-23109
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Application; Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP
Document Number: 2017-23108
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Fourchon LNG LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations
Document Number: 2017-23017
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
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 August 17, 2017, by Fourchon LNG LLC (Fourchon LNG), requesting long- term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to 260 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year. Fourchon LNG seeks authorization to export this LNG from a proposed natural gas liquefaction facility to be located on Port Fourchon at Belle Pass in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (Facility). Fourchon LNG proposes to site, construct, own, and operate this Facility with a peak capacity of approximately five million tonnes per annum (mtpa). The Facility will be developed in phases, with the first phase expected to have a capacity of two mtpa, to be followed by the remaining LNG trains as demand develops, each of which will have a capacity of 0.5 mtpa. Fourchon LNG requests authorization to export this LNG to countries 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 (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (FTA countries) and all other countries (non- FTA countries). Fourchon LNG requests the non-FTA authorization for a term of 20 years, to commence on the date of first export following the commencement of operations or seven years from the date of a final order granting export authorization, whichever is first. Fourchon LNG is requesting this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. Fourchon LNG filed the Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Fourchon LNG's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at https://www.energy.gov/ fe/downloads/fourchon-lng-llc-fe-dkt-no-17-105-lng. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Indicated SPP Transmission Owners v. Southwest Power Pool, Inc.; Notice of Complaint
Document Number: 2017-22986
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-22985
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-22979
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice
Document Number: 2017-22978
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-22977
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Electric Quarterly Report User Group Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission