Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act During March 2020
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during March 2020, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to import and export liquefied natural gas (LNG), to vacate authorization, to transfer authorization, request for extension of export commencement deadlines, and errata. 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.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps (``GSFLs'') and incandescent reflector lamps (``IRLs''). Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to propose new standards for GSFLs and/or IRLs or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. This request for information (``RFI'') solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for GSFLs and IRLs would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including those topics not specifically raised), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information.
National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) proposes to update its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing procedures regarding authorizations issued under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act. These changes will improve the efficiency of the DOE decision-making process by saving time and money in the NEPA review process and eliminating unnecessary environmental documentation. DOE invites public comments on the proposed changes.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form Nos. 2 and 2-A; 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 Form No. 2 (Annual Report for Major Natural Gas Companies) and FERC Form No. 2-A (Annual Report for Non- Major Natural Gas Companies).\1\
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Small Electric Motors
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including small electric motors. EPCA also requires the Secretary of Energy to periodically determine whether more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and cost effective, and would result in significant conservation of energy. In this document, DOE has tentatively determined that more stringent small electric motors standards would not be cost effective, and, thus, is not proposing to amend its energy conservation standards for this equipment. DOE requests comment on this proposed determination and associated analyses and results.
Notice of The Stakeholder Meeting To Receive Input on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) Initiative
This notice advises interested persons that the DOE Research and Technology Investment Committee (RTIC) Energy Storage Subcommittee will hold stakeholder meetings for the ESGC via a virtual platform.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
This notice announces a conference call of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this conference call be announced in the Federal Register.
Electricity Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension
EIA invites public comment on the proposed three year extension, with changes, of the Natural Gas Data Collection Program, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The surveys covered by this request include: Form EIA-176Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition; Form EIA-191Monthly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA-191LMonthly Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA-757Natural Gas Processing Plant Survey; Form EIA-857Monthly Report of Natural Gas Purchases and Deliveries to Consumers; Form EIA-910Monthly Natural Gas Marketer Survey; and Form EIA-912Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. The Natural Gas Data Collection Program provides information on natural gas production, underground storage, supply, processing, transmission, distribution, and consumption by sector within the United States.
Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries on a Short-Term Basis
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), filed on March 10, 2020, by Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL). SPL requests blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) previously imported into the United States by vessel from foreign sources in a volume equivalent to 500 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a cumulative basis over a two-year period commencing on June 7, 2020. SPL seeks to export this LNG from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. SPL filed the Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
The Department of Energy hereby publishes a notice of open meeting on May 21, 2020, of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be entirely virtual on- line.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-600); 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 proposed extension of a currently approved information collection: FERC-600, Rules of Practice and Procedure: Complaint Procedures.