Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment providing information and feedback on the design of a potential prize competition with a goal of increasing resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States, and in so doing, lower the ultimate cost of treatment by extracting additional value from the wastewater (i.e., improve energy efficiency). Through this potential prize, DOE would seek novel, systems-based solutions from multidisciplinary teams to implement resource recovery at small-to- medium-sized wastewater treatment plants. Specifically, the intent is to encourage teams of wastewater treatment plants, engineering and design firms, technology developers, resource customers (e.g., farmers, electric and gas utilities), and others to develop holistic community and/or watershed-based resource recovery plans for their respective wastewater treatment systems. Input from this RFI may be used to further develop the competition objectives, rules, metrics, and incentives.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-920); 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-920 [Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR)] 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 July 8, 2019 requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge; Meeting; Correction
On September 17, 2019, the Department of Energy published a notice of open meeting announcing a meeting on October 9, 2019, of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge. This document makes a correction to that notice.