Application To Export Electric Energy; Northland Power Energy Marketing (US) Inc.
Northland Power Energy Marketing (US) Inc. (Applicant or NPEMUS) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-592); Comment Request
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC-592 (Standards of Conduct for Transmission Provider and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate 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 published a Notice in the Federal Register on December 18, 2018 (83 FR 63818), requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Test Procedure Interim Waiver Process
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to streamline its test procedure waiver decision-making process to require the Department to notify, in writing, an applicant for an interim waiver of the disposition of the request within 30 business days of receipt of the application. Should DOE fail to satisfy this requirement, the request for interim waiver would be deemed granted based on the criteria in DOE regulations. Specifically, DOE regulations require that DOE grant an interim waiver if it determines that it is desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination of the petition for waiver. An interim waiver would remain in effect until a waiver decision is published or until DOE publishes a new or amended test procedure that addresses the issues presented in the application, whichever is earlier. This proposal is intended to address delays in DOE's current process for considering requests for interim waivers and waivers from the DOE test method, which in turn can result in significant delays for manufacturers in bringing new and innovative products to market.