Department of Energy April 22, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revocation of Prohibition Order Securing Critical Defense Facilities
Document Number: 2021-08483
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) gives notice that the Prohibition Order Securing Critical Defense Facilities, dated December 17, 2020 (December 2020 Prohibition Order), is revoked.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Ensuring the Continued Security of the United States Critical Electric Infrastructure
Document Number: 2021-08482
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Energy
The United States Government recognizes the immediate imperative to secure our electric infrastructure. The electric power system is vital to the Nation's energy security, supporting national defense, emergency services, critical infrastructure, and the economy. Preventing exploitation and attacks by foreign threats to the U.S. supply chain is the focus of this Request for Information (RFI). On January 20, 2021, Executive Order, Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis, suspended Executive Order, Securing the United States Bulk-Power System, for 90 days and directed the Secretary of Energy and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to consider whether to recommend that a replacement order be issued. In the process of developing such recommendations, the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) identified opportunities to institutionalize change, increase awareness, and strengthen protections against high-risk electric equipment transactions by foreign adversaries, while providing additional certainty to the utility industry and the public. As the United States Government considers whether to recommend a replacement Executive Order that appropriately balances national security, economic, and administrability considerations, the Department is seeking information from electric utilities, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on various aspects of the electric infrastructure.
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice
Document Number: 2021-08388
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2021-08383
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-08382
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Managing Transmission Line Ratings; Correction
Document Number: 2021-08236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register of January 21, 2021, seeking comments on reforming both the pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff and the Commission's regulations under the Federal Power Act to improve the accuracy and transparency of transmission line ratings. As published in the Federal Register, the paragraph number for paragraph 66 was incorrectly omitted and all paragraphs subsequent to paragraph 66 were incorrectly numbered. This correction corrects the paragraph numbers.