Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-546); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC-546 (Certificated Rate Filings: Gas Pipeline Rates).
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters, Notice of Petition for Rulemaking
On October 18, 2018, the Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the American Public Gas Association (APGA), Spire, Inc., the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), the American Gas Association (AGA), and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), collectively referred to as the ``Gas Industry Petitioners,'' asking DOE to: Issue an interpretive rule stating that DOE's proposed energy conservation standards for residential furnaces and commercial water heaters would result in the unavailability of ``performance characteristics'' within the meaning of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (i.e., by setting standards which can only be met by condensing combustion technology products/equipment and thereby precluding the distribution in commerce of non-condensing combustion technology products/equipment) and withdraw the proposed energy conservation standards for residential furnaces and commercial water heaters based upon such findings. Through this notice, 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.
Driftwood LNG LLC: Supplement to Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations for a 20-Year Period
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of a March 5, 2018 filing by Driftwood LNG LLC (Driftwood LNG), entitled ``Supplement to Long-Term Authorization and Application for Long-Term Authorization'' (Supplement). Previously, on September 28, 2016, Driftwood LNG filed an application (Application) in this proceeding requesting authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed Facility in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). In relevant part, the Supplement seeks to amend the non-FTA export volume originally requested in the Application. Specifically, Driftwood LNG seeks to decrease its requested export volume to the equivalent of 1,415.3 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (3.88 Bcf/ day)which Driftwood LNG states is equivalent to 27.6 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG based on its conversion factor.