Department of Energy April 25, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2018-08696
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, U.s. Energy Information Administration
EIA submitted an information collection request for extension as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension, with no changes, of its Uranium Data Program, OMB Control Number 1905-0160. The Uranium Data Program collects data on domestic uranium supply and demand activities, including production, exploration and development, trade, purchases and sales available to the U.S. The users of these data include Congress, Executive Branch agencies, the nuclear and uranium industry, electric power industry, and the public.
Notice of Commissioner and Staff Attendance at North American Electric Reliability Corporation Meetings
Document Number: 2018-08672
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Spire STL Pipeline, LLC; Notice Granting Late Interventions
Document Number: 2018-08671
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725x); Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-08670
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC-725X (Mandatory Reliability Standards: Voltage and Reactive (VAR) Standards) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC-725X and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities
Document Number: 2018-08658
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In this Notice of Inquiry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) seeks information and stakeholder perspectives to help the Commission explore whether, and if so how, it should revise its approach under its currently effective policy statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities to determine whether a proposed natural gas project is or will be required by the present or future public convenience and necessity, as that standard is established in section 7 of the Natural Gas Act.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Cooking Products, Notification of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2018-08641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy
On March 26, 2018, the Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to withdraw, and immediately stay the effectiveness of, the conventional cooking top test procedure. Through this notification, DOE seeks comment on the petition, as well as any data or information that could be used in DOE's determination whether to proceed with the petition.
Atmos Pipeline-Texas; Notice of Technical Conference
Document Number: 2018-08613
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2018-08612
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2018-08611
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Revised Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-003-7-Cyber Security-Security Management Controls
Document Number: 2018-08610
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) approves Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard CIP-003-7 (Cyber SecuritySecurity Management Controls), submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Reliability Standard CIP-003-7 clarifies the obligations pertaining to electronic access control for low impact BES Cyber Systems; requires 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 requires 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 directs NERC to develop modifications to the CIP Reliability Standards to mitigate the risk of malicious code that could result from third-party transient electronic devices.
Uplift Cost Allocation and Transparency in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators
Document Number: 2018-08609
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is revising its regulations to improve transparency practices for regional transmission organizations (RTO) and independent system operators (ISO). The Commission requires that each RTO/ISO establish in its tariff: Requirements to report, on a monthly basis, total uplift payments for each transmission zone, broken out by day and uplift category; requirements to report, on a monthly basis, total uplift payments for each resource; requirements to report, on a monthly basis, for each operator-initiated commitment, the size of the commitment, transmission zone, commitment reason, and commitment start time; and the transmission constraint penalty factors used in its market software, as well as the circumstances under which those factors can set locational marginal prices, and any process by which they can be changed. The Commission is withdrawing its proposal to require that each RTO/ISO that currently allocates the costs of real-time uplift to deviations allocate such real-time uplift costs only to those market participants whose transactions are reasonably expected to have caused the real-time uplift costs.