Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-511); Consolidated 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 requirements and burden of the information collections described below.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for an extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Environment, Safety and Health reporting requirements, OMB Control Number 1910-0300. This information collection request covers information necessary for the DOE to exercise management oversight and control over Management and Operating (M&O) contractors of the DOE's Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) facilities, and offsite contractors. The contractor management oversight and control function concerns the ways in which the DOE's contractors provide goods and services for DOE organizations and activities in accordance with the terms of their contract(s); the applicable statutory, regulatory and mission support requirements of the DOE; and regulations in the functional area covered in this request.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725M); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC-725M (Mandatory Reliability Standards: Generator Requirements at the Transmission Interface) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements.
Inclusion of Early Stage Technology Demonstration in Authorized Technology Transfer Activities
The Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing this final rule to amend its current acquisition regulations regarding allowability of costs associated with technology transfer activities pursuant to the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended. The content of these technical amendments correspond with the provisions enacted by Congress through the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is extending the public comment period for its request for information (``RFI'') to solicit information from the public to help DOE determine whether to amend standards for residential clothes washers (``RCWs''). DOE published the RFI in the Federal Register on August 2, 2019 establishing a 30-day public comment period ending September 3, 2019. On August 2, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a 30 day comment period extension; therefore, DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the RFI by 30 days to October 3, 2019.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Dishwasher, Grant of Petition for Rulemaking
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is extending the public comment period for its grant of a petition for rulemaking and a proposed rule to establish a new product class for dishwashers. DOE published the notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) in the Federal Register on July 16, 2019 establishing a 60-day public comment period ending September 16, 2019. On August 9, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a 60 day comment period extension. DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the NOPR by 30 days to October 16, 2019.
Energy Conservation Program: Petition for Waiver of Signify North America Corporation From the Department of Energy Illuminated Exit Signs Test Procedure
This document announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from Signify North America Corporation (Signify), which seeks a waiver from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure used for determining the energy consumption of specified illuminated exit sign basic models. Signify seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address issues involved in testing the basic models identified in its petition. Signify contends that the design characteristics of its combination illuminated exit sign basic models prevent testing in accordance with the DOE test procedure and suggests an alternate test procedure approved by DOE in a previous waiver for similar equipment. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Signify's petition and its suggested alternate test procedure to inform its decision on Signify's waiver request.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford; Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada; Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Boulder Canyon Project
The Assistant Secretary for Electricity confirms, approves, and places into effect, on a final basis, the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) base charge and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2020 under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. The base charge decreased by $3.3 million to $66.4 million, a 4.8% reduction from FY 2019. The reduction is primarily the result of an increase in non-power revenue projections for the Hoover Dam visitor center.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-188
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes new formula rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P- SMBPED) transmission and ancillary services. These rates will be used by WAPA's Upper Great Plains Region (UGP) to provide rate data to the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP), the Regional Transmission Organization of which UGP is a member. The existing rates for services expire on September 30, 2020. The proposed rates should not result in increased overall costs to customers compared to the current formula rates because the increase to the Operating Reserves rate is expected to be offset by a similar reduction in the transmission rate.
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meetings for the Variable Refrigerant Flow Multi-Split Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Working Group To Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Test Procedures and Energy Conservation Standards
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) announces public meetings and webinars for the variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps (VRF multi-split systems) working group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register.