International Energy Agency Meetings
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on March 17-18, 2021, through a webinar, in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil Market (SOM) which is scheduled at the same time.
Energy Conservation Program: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to ECR International, Inc. From the Department of Energy Furnace Fan Test Procedure
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2019-001) that grants to ECR International, Inc. (``ECR'') a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy consumption of specified furnace fans basic models, which are belt-driven, single-speed, and designed for use in ``heat-only'' applications. Under the Decision and Order, ECR is required to test and rate the specified basic models of its furnace fans in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Decision and Order.
Removing Profile Drawing Requirement for Qualifying Conduit Notices of Intent and Revising Filing Requirements for Major Hydroelectric Projects 10 MW or Less
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is proposing to revise its regulations governing the filing requirements for qualifying conduits and certain major hydroelectric power projects. Specifically, the Commission is proposing to remove the requirement that a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit include a profile drawing showing the source of the hydroelectric potential in instances where a dam would be constructed in association with the facility and extend the licensing requirements that currently apply to major projects up to 5 MW to major projects 10 MW or less, consistent with the amended definition of a small hydroelectric power project in the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Portsmouth
This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this online virtual meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Disposition of Fast Critical Assembly Plutonium
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi- autonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), is amending its prior decision to disposition up to 350 kilograms (kg) of foreign Gap Material Plutonium from preparation for emplacement in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to disposition using an electrolytic dissolver in H-Canyon, vitrification with high level radioactive waste (HLW) at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), and storage at Savannah River Site (SRS) until a geologic repository is available. NNSA has determined through feasibility and process technology studies that this disposition path could be performed at a substantially lower cost than preparation for disposal at WIPP. NNSA has prepared a Supplement Analysis (SA) to inform this amended decision and has determined that no additional National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review is necessary.
Application To Export Electric Energy; TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc.
TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc. (Applicant or TEMUS) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.