Energy Conservation Program: Notice of Petition for Waiver of Store It Cold From the Department of Energy Walk-In Cooler Refrigeration System Test Procedure, and Notice of Grant of Interim Waiver
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from Store It Cold, which seeks a waiver from the test procedure used for determining the efficiency of walk-in cooler refrigeration system basic models. Store It Cold seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address issues involved in testing certain basic models identified in its petition. Store It Cold asserts in its petition that for the specified [deg]CoolBot[supreg] Walk-In Cooler refrigeration system basic models taking ``refrigerant- side'' measurements with refrigerant mass flow meters yields results that are unrepresentative of the basic models' true energy consumption characteristics and provides materially inaccurate comparative data. Accordingly, Store It Cold seeks to test and rate the basic models identified in its petition using its recommended alternate test procedure, in which the refrigeration capacity is measured using psychrometric ``air-side'' measurements. This document announces that DOE is granting Store It Cold with an interim waiver from DOE's walk-in cooler refrigeration system test procedure for the specified basic models, subject to use of the alternate test procedure as set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Store It Cold's petition and its suggested alternate test procedure to inform its final decision on Store It Cold's waiver request.
Energy Conservation Program: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. From the Department of Energy Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Test Procedure
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2018-009) that grants to TCL air conditioner (zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (``TCL AC''), a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of specified central air conditioners and heat pumps. TCL AC is required to test and rate specified basic models of its central air conditioners and heat pumps in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order.
Application To Export Electric Energy; Puget Sound Energy, Inc.
Puget Sound Energy, Inc. (Applicant or PSE) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Inquiry Regarding the Commission's Electric Transmission Incentives Policy
In this Notice of Inquiry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) seeks comments on the scope and implementation of its electric transmission incentives regulations and policy.
Inquiry Regarding the Commission's Policy for Determining Return on Equity
Following the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Emera Maine v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Commission seeks information and stakeholder views to help the Commission explore whether, and if so how, it should modify its policies concerning the determination of the return on equity (ROE) to be used in designing jurisdictional rates charged by public utilities. The Commission also seeks comment on whether any changes to its policies concerning public utility ROEs should be applied to interstate natural gas and oil pipelines.
DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on February 26, 2019, and supplemented on March 13, 2019, by Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC (Annova). The Application requests long- term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to approximately 360 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (0.986 Bcf per day). Annova seeks to export the LNG by vessel from its proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facilities to be located on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas (the Project), 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).
State Energy Advisory Board
This notice announces a meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-740); 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-740 (Availability of E-Tag Information to Commission Staff).
Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act During February 2019
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during February 2019, 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-2019. 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.