Department of Energy October 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC)
Document Number: 2018-23811
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires notice of the meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Reinstatement, With Change
Document Number: 2018-23809
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of Energy (DOE) will submit a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review and approve a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired regarding reports required pursuant to the Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2018-23774
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment; McMahan Hydroelectric, LLC
Document Number: 2018-23772
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-545 and FERC-549C); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2018-23770
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
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 collections FERC-545 [Gas Pipeline Rates: Rate Change (Non-formal)] and FERC-549C (Standards for Business Practices of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines) 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 on August 16, 2018, requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on either the FERC-545 or the FERC-549C and will make this notation in its submittals to OMB.
Notice of Filing; Avista Corporation
Document Number: 2018-23768
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2018-23766
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2018-23759
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2018-23741
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure
Document Number: 2018-23669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2017-007) that grants AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. (``AHT'') a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy consumption of specified commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers (collectively ``commercial refrigeration equipment'') basic models. Under the Decision and Order, AHT is required to test and rate the specified basic models of its commercial refrigeration equipment in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2018-23668
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: 2018-23643
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge
Document Number: 2018-23642
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
New England Power Generators, Inc. v. ISO New England Inc.; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2018-23604
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2018-23600
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2018-23534
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2018-23531
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization: Perryville Gas Storage LLC
Document Number: 2018-23529
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energía Costa Azul S. de R.L. de C.V; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Natural Gas to Mexico and To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations
Document Number: 2018-23471
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
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 September 27, 2018, by Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul S. de R.L. de C.V (Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul), a subsidiary of Infrastructura Energetica Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) and IEnova's subsidiaries. A majority of the ownership interests in IEnova (66.43%) is held by indirect, wholly- owned subsidiaries of Sempra Energy, a publicly traded California corporation. The Application requests long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced natural gas to Mexico in a volume up to 545 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year (Bcf/yr) (1.5 Bcf per day), and to re-export a portion of this natural gas as liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to 475 Bcf/yr of natural gas (1.3 Bcf per day). Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks to export this LNG from the proposed Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul Large-Scale Project, which consists of certain liquefaction and export terminal facilities located on the site of Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul's existing LNG import terminal north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. The volumes for which Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks authorization in this Application would be additive to the volumes for which Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks authorization in its application in FE Docket No. 18-144-LNG. Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul requests authorization to export this; LNG to: (i) 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 (ii) any other countries with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks to export the requested volume of natural gas and the requested volume of LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the issuance of the requested authorization. Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul further requests authorization to continue exporting for a total of three years following the end of the 20-year authorization term requested herein, solely to export any volumes that it is unable to export during the 20-year authorization term (Make-Up Volumes). Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul filed the Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details and related procedural history can be found in Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul's Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://www.energy.gov/ fe/downloads/energ-costa-azul-s-de-rl-de-cv-dkt-no-18-145-lng . Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Critical Electric Infrastructure Information; New Administrative Procedures
Document Number: 2018-23459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE or Department) publishes a proposed rule for public comment to implement DOE's critical electric infrastructure information (CEII) designation authority under the Federal Power Act. The proposed administrative procedures are intended to ensure that stakeholders and the public understand how the Department would designate, protect, and share CEII under the Federal Power Act.
Energía Costa Azul S. de R.L. de C.V; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Natural Gas to Mexico and To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations
Document Number: 2018-23473
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
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 September 27, 2018, by Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul S. de R.L. de C.V (Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul), a subsidiary of Infrastructura Energetica Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) and IEnova's subsidiaries. A majority of the ownership interests in IEnova (66.43%) is held by indirect, wholly- owned subsidiaries of Sempra Energy, a publicly traded California corporation. The Application requests long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced natural gas to Mexico in a volume up to 182 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year (Bcf/yr) (0.5 Bcf per day), and to re-export a portion of this natural gas as liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to 161 Bcf/yr of natural gas (0.44 Bcf per day). Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks to export this LNG from the proposed Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul Mid-Scale Project, which consists of certain liquefaction and export terminal facilities located on the site of Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul's existing LNG import terminal north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. The volumes for which Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks authorization in this Application would be additive to the volumes for which Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks authorization in its application in FE Docket No. 18-145-LNG. Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul requests authorization to export this LNG to: (i) 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 (ii) any other countries with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul seeks to export the requested volume of natural gas and the requested volume of LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the issuance of the requested authorizations. Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul further requests authorization to continue exporting for a total of three years following the end of the 20-year authorization term requested herein, solely to export any volumes that it is unable to export during the 20-year authorization term (Make-Up Volumes). Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul filed the Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details and related procedural history can be found in Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul's Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://www.energy.gov/fe/downloads/energ- costa-azul-s-de-rl-de-cv-dkt-no-18-144-lng. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2018-23458
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for approval of an extension of the existing OMB approval for three years. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2018-23457
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for approval of a reinstatement and extension of the lapsed OMB approval for three years. Comments are invited on: Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2018-23443
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2018-23441
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2018-23440
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2018-23439
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards
Document Number: 2018-23201
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) approves supply chain risk management Reliability Standards CIP-013-1 (Cyber SecuritySupply Chain Risk Management), CIP-005-6 (Cyber Security Electronic Security Perimeter(s)) and CIP-010-3 (Cyber Security Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). In addition, the Commission directs NERC to develop and submit modifications to the supply chain risk management Reliability Standards so that the scope of the Reliability Standards include Electronic Access Control and Monitoring Systems.
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Adelphia Gateway Project: Adelphia Gateway, LLC
Document Number: 2018-23322
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
City Water and Light Plant of the City of Jonesboro; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2018-23321
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-23272
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register.
Licenses, Permits, Exemptions, and Determination of Project Costs
Document Number: 2018-23332
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Algonquin Power (Beaver Falls), LLC; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2018-23216
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2018-23215
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2018-23213
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
AMP Transmission, LLC; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2018-23196
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission