Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-725a(1b); 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-725A(1B), (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk Power System)
Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is revising its regulations to incorporate by reference, with certain enumerated exceptions, the latest version (Version 003.2) of the Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities adopted by the Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) as mandatory enforceable requirements. The Commission is adopting this latest version instead of WEQ Version 003.1, which was the subject of an earlier notice of proposed rulemaking. The Commission declines to adopt the proposal to remove the incorporation by reference of the WEQ-006 Manual Time Error Correction Business Practice Standards as adopted by NAESB.
Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Request for Information Regarding Key Challenges in Reconstituting Uranium Mining and Conversion Capabilities in the United States
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this RFI to invite public input on key challenges in reconstituting uranium mining and conversion capabilities in the United States. This invitation is in recognition of the importance of nuclear fuel supply chain capabilities to the United States. The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Energy and Water Development Committees on H.R. 1865, the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, requests the Department to contract not later than 60 days after enactment of the Act with a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) or other independent organization to work with industry to identify key challenges in reconstituting mining and conversion capabilities in the United States. The responses received from this RFI will be provided to the FFRDC or the independent organization.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Request for Technical Conference and Petition for Rulemaking: Energy Trading Institute
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has received a petition from the Energy Trading Institute requesting that the Commission hold a technical conference and conduct a rulemaking to update the requirements adopted in Order No. 741 and Commission's regulations addressing credit and risk management in the markets operated by Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations.
Advancing the Bioeconomy Workshop
The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing a public workshop entitled, ``Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks.'' The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks to gather input from experts on the present state and future potential of using waste streams, particularly municipal solid waste, as a feedstock for producing fuels, products, and power.
Custody and Authentication of Commission Records
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) amends its regulations concerning custody and authentication of Commission records. Specifically, this final rule provides clarification that a Senior Agency Official for Records will maintain legal custody of all Commission records. This final rule also clarifies that authentication of records can be performed by staff officials through delegated authority.
Notice of Stakeholder Meetings To Receive Input on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) Initiative
The ESGC is a cross-cutting initiative to utilize resources from across DOE to accelerate research & development (R&D), commercialization, and implementation of cutting-edge energy storage technologies to promote United States global leadership in the energy storage technologies of the future. The U.S. DOE Research and Technology Investment Committee (RTIC) Energy Storage Subcommittee intends to hold Stakeholder Meetings to receive input on the approaches and activities for the ESGC initiative.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Consumer Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers
On December 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a test procedure notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') for consumer refrigeration products. The NOPR stated that written public comments would be accepted until February 21, 2020. On January 27, 2020, DOE received a joint request from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to extend the comment period for the NOPR by 60 days so that the data their teams are collecting and analyzing could be submitted to the docket and considered by the DOE. On February 5, 2020, DOE received a request from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to extend the comment period for the Test Procedure NOPR for Consumer Refrigeration Products by 30 days. DOE has reviewed this request and will be granting a 45 day extension of the public comment period until April 6, 2020.
Application to Export Electric Energy; Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation
Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation (Applicant or NEMC) has applied to renew its authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Defense Programs Advisory Committee
This notice announces a closed meeting of the Defense Programs Advisory Committee (DPAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of meetings be announced in the Federal Register. Due to national security considerations the meeting will be closed to the public and matters to be discussed are exempt from public disclosure under Executive Order 13526 and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.