Boulder Canyon Project
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing the base charge and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. The proposal would reduce the base charge 2.6 percent from $69.7 million in FY 2019 to $67.9 million for FY 2020. The reduction is primarily the result of an increase in revenue projections for the Hoover Dam visitor center and a decrease in WAPA's budget. The proposed base charge and rates would go into effect on October 1, 2019, and remain in effect through September 30, 2020. Publication of this Federal Register notice will initiate the public process.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-912); 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-912 (PURPA Section 210(m) Notification Requirements Applicable to Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On January 31, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19-10-000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments and is noting that in the related submittal to OMB.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Small Electric Motors
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for small electric motors. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (``EPCA''), DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to propose new standards for small electric motors or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. This request for information (``RFI'') solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amending the standards for small electric motors would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI).