Department of Energy December 18, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Worker Safety and Health Program
Document Number: 2017-27190
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the worker safety and health program regulations to update the safety and health standards and delete the obsolete directives currently incorporated by reference in the code of federal regulations. The regulatory amendments do not alter substantive rights or obligations under current law.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Opportunities To Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling
Document Number: 2017-27188
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is specifically interested in information on defining major challenges in geothermal drilling and identifying opportunities in research and development and process improvement, including opportunities to collaborate on best practices with other drilling industries.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-27175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Alabama Municipal Electric Authority; Notice of Petition for Partial Waiver
Document Number: 2017-27174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2017-27172
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
WBI Energy Transmission, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2017-27171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-27170
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products
Document Number: 2017-27066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy
As part of its implementation of, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' (January 30, 2017) and, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' (Feb. 24, 2017), the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE in identifying potential modifications to its ``Process Rule'' for the development of appliance standards to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations in the development of appliance standards. DOE will also hold a public meeting to receive input from interested parties on potential improvements to the ``Process Rule''. This RFI is the first in a series of steps DOE is taking to consider modifications to the ``Process Rule.'' Subsequently, DOE expects to expeditiously publish an ANPRM that will provide feedback on the public comment received in response to this notice and seek additional information on potential improvements to our process for developing and promulgating energy efficiency standards.