Central Valley Project, California-Oregon Transmission Project, Pacific Alternating Current Intertie, Third-Party Transmission-Rate Order No. WAPA-185
Western Area Power Administration proposes to extend existing formula rates through September 30, 2024, for: Central Valley Project (CVP) power, transmission and ancillary service; California-Oregon Transmission Project transmission; Pacific Alternating Current Intertie transmission; and third-party transmission. The current rates expire on September 30, 2019.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Change in Control; Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd.
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of a Notice of Change in Control (Notice) filed by Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd. (Pieridae US) in the above- referenced docket on August 31, 2018. The Notice describes a change in control of Pieridae Energy Limited, the parent company of Pieridae US.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725K); 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-725K (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the SERC Region).
Proposed Open Access Transmission Tariff; Public Hearing and Opportunities for Public Review and Comment
Bonneville is holding a proceeding pursuant to the Federal Power Act, to establish a generally applicable open access transmission tariff (OATT). Bonneville has designated this proceeding Docket No. TC- 20. The Bonneville Project Act of 1937 and the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act provide the Bonneville Administrator with broad authority to enter into contracts upon such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Administrator may deem necessary. The Federal Power Act provides procedures the Administrator may use when establishing terms and conditions of general applicability for transmission service across the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS). By this notice, Bonneville announces the commencement of a proceeding to establish a generally applicable OATT, which includes the terms and conditions for transmission, ancillary, and generator interconnection services over the FCRTS to be effective on October 1, 2019.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 Proposed Power and Transmission Rate Adjustments Public Hearing and Opportunities for Public Review and Comment
Bonneville is holding a proceeding pursuant to Section 7(i) of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act (Northwest Power Act) to establish power and transmission rates for FY 2020-2021. Bonneville has designated this proceeding Docket No. BP-20. The Northwest Power Act provides that Bonneville must establish, and periodically review and revise, its power and transmission rates so that they recover, in accordance with sound business principles, the costs associated with the acquisition, conservation, and transmission of electric power, including amortization of the Federal investment in the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) over a reasonable number of years, and Bonneville's other costs and expenses. For transmission rates only, the Northwest Power Act requires that the costs of the Federal transmission system be equitably allocated between Federal and non-Federal power utilizing the system. The Northwest Power Act requires that Bonneville's rates be established based on the record of a formal hearing. By this notice, Bonneville announces the commencement of a power and transmission rate adjustment proceeding for power, transmission, and ancillary and control area services rates to be effective on October 1, 2019.
Extension of the Public Comment Period for the U.S. Department of Energy Interpretation of High-Level Radioactive Waste
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is extending the public comment period for the request for public comments on its proposed interpretation of the statutory term high-level radioactive waste (HLW). DOE published a notice in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018, establishing a 60-day public comment period ending on December 10, 2018. DOE is extending the public comment period for 30 days, ending on January 9, 2019.
Standards for Business Practices of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is amending its regulations to incorporate by reference, with certain enumerated exceptions, the latest version (Version 3.1) of business practice standards adopted by the Wholesale Gas Quadrant of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) applicable to natural gas pipelines in place of the currently incorporated version (Version 3.0) of those business practice standards. The revisions made by NAESB in this version of the standards are designed to clarify the processing of certain business transactions.
Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act During October 2018
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during October 2018, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to import and export liquefied natural gas (LNG), and vacating prior authorization. These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE website at https://www.energy.gov/fe/listing- doefe-authorizationsorders-issued-2018-0. 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, Analysis, and 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.