Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. This document makes a correction to that notice.
Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
On February 14, 2020, the Department of Energy published a notice of open meeting, announcing meetings on March 19 and March 20, 2020, of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee in Rockville, Maryland. This document makes a correction to that notice.
Critical Electric Infrastructure Information; New Administrative Procedures
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) publishes this final rule to implement DOE's critical electric infrastructure information (CEII) designation authority under the Federal Power Act (FPA). In this final rule, DOE establishes administrative procedures intended to ensure that stakeholders and the public understand how the Department would designate, protect, and share CEII.
Certification Notice-256; Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
On February 26, 2020, CPV Three Rivers, LLC (CPV Three Rivers), as owner and operator of a new baseload power plant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE). The Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978, as amended, and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register.
Application To Export Electric Energy; Del Norte Energy LLC
Del Norte Energy LLC (Applicant or DNE) has applied to renew its authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Key Challenges in Reconstituting Uranium Mining and Conversion Capabilities in the United States
On February 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comment on key challenges in reconstituting uranium mining and conversion capabilities in the United States. The RFI established a March 16, 2020 deadline for the submission of written comments. DOE is extending the comment period to March 30, 2020.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725G); 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-725G (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System: PRC Standards: Regional Reliability Standard PRC-006-NPCC-2 Automatic Underfrequency Load-Shedding (UFLS)) 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.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-923); Comment Request
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reinstate FERC-923 (Communication of Operational Information between Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission Operators, OMB control number 1902-0265).
Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act During January 2020
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during January 2020, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to import and export liquefied natural gas (LNG), and to vacate prior authorization. These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE website at https://www.energy.gov/fe/listing-doefe- authorizationsorders-issued-2020. They are also available for inspection and copying in the U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9387. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
On February 10, 2019, the Department of Energy published a notice of open meeting announcing a meeting on March 12, 2020, of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board in Houston, Texas. This document makes a correction to that notice.
Agency Information Collection Extension
DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) invites public comments on the proposed collection of information pursuant to natural gas import and export applications, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DOE requests a three-year extension, with changes, to the data collection that includes Form FE-746R, Import and Export of Natural Gas under OMB Control Number 1901-0294. Form FE-746R collects information from authorized importers and exporters of natural gas. The information FE proposes to collect from import and export authorization holders, including on FE-746R, enables DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to monitor such trade under the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), as well as other trade activity falling outside the parameters of USMCA and supports various market and regulatory analyses done by FE.
Refinements to Horizontal Market Power Analysis for Sellers in Certain Regional Transmission Organization and Independent System Operator Markets
In this order on rehearing, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grants clarification in part and denies rehearing of certain revisions to its regulations regarding the horizontal market power analysis required for market-based rate sellers that study certain Regional Transmission Organization or Independent System Operator markets and submarkets therein.
Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission addresses requests for rehearing and clarification and affirms its determinations in Order No. 860, which amends its regulations governing market-based rates for public utilities.