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

Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-09060
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-09059
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-09056
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Empire Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Petition for Waiver
Document Number: 2021-09053
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
WECC Regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-3 (Contingency Reserve)
Document Number: 2021-08571
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) approves regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-3 (Contingency Reserve) submitted jointly by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization, and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). In addition, the Commission directs NERC and WECC to submit an informational filing.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford
Document Number: 2021-08837
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this online virtual meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Application and Establishing Intervention Deadline
Document Number: 2021-08833
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-08832
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Walden Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2021-08829
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516); Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-08828
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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-516 (Electric Rate Schedules and Tariff Filings).
Nopetro LNG, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2021-08827
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
McKenzie Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Petition for Waiver
Document Number: 2021-08611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-08610
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-08609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725F); Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-08606
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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 a renewal of currently approved information collection FERC 725F (Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Electric Transmission Incentives Policy Under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act
Document Number: 2021-08215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed in this proceeding to revise its existing regulations that implemented section 219 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) in light of the changes in transmission development and planning over the last few years. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to modify the incentive proposed for transmitting and electric utilities that join Transmission Organizations in the March 20, 2020 notice of proposed rulemaking in this proceeding. In addition, pursuant to FPA section 206, we propose to require each utility that has received an incentive for joining and remaining in a transmission organization for three or more years to submit a compliance filing revising its tariff to remove the incentive from its transmission tariff.
Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes
Document Number: 2021-06090
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Commission delays the compliance date for the requirements of its final rule, ``Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes'' (Order No. 860) until July 1, 2021.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-08523
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-08522
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Texas Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request for Extension of Time
Document Number: 2021-08519
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Application To Rescind Presidential Permit; Application for Presidential Permit; Versant Power
Document Number: 2021-08501
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy
Versant Power (formerly Emera Maine, legacy of Maine Public Service Company and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company) has filed an application to effect a voluntary transfer of Presidential Permit No. PP-89-2 to its name, via the Department of Energy's (DOE) rescission and simultaneous reissuance of the permit. Versant Power owns the facilities authorized for cross-border electric power transmission by Presidential Permit No. PP-89-2. The named permittee is Bangor Hydro- Electric Company (Bangor Hydro), which became Emera Maine following a corporate merger on January 1, 2014, but without a concurrent change to the name on the permit. As a result of another corporate transaction in March 2020, Emera Maine's parent company came under new ownership; Emera Maine was required to change its name and became Versant Power. The application therefore requests that DOE rescind Presidential Permit No. PP-89-2 and simultaneously issue a permit, in Versant Power's name, covering the same international transmission facilities.
Application To Rescind Presidential Permit; Application for Presidential Permit; Versant Power
Document Number: 2021-08500
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy
Versant Power (formerly Emera Maine, legacy of Maine Public Service Company) has filed an application to effect a voluntary transfer of Presidential Permit No. PP-29-3 to its name, via the Department of Energy's (DOE) rescission and simultaneous reissuance of the permit. Versant Power owns the facilities authorized for cross- border electric power transmission by Presidential Permit No. PP-29-3. The named permittee is Maine Public Service Company, which became Emera Maine following a corporate merger on January 1, 2014, but without a concurrent change to the name on the permit. As a result of another corporate transaction in March 2020, Emera Maine's parent company came under new ownership; Emera Maine was required to change its name and became Versant Power. The application therefore requests that DOE rescind Presidential Permit No. PP-29-2 and simultaneously issue a permit, in Versant Power's name, covering the same international transmission facilities.
Application To Rescind Presidential Permit; Application for Presidential Permit; Versant Power
Document Number: 2021-08499
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy
Versant Power (formerly Emera Maine, legacy of Maine Public Service Company) has filed an application to effect a voluntary transfer of Presidential Permit No. PP-81 to its name, via the Department of Energy's (DOE) rescission and simultaneous reissuance of the permit. Versant Power owns the facilities authorized for cross- border electric power transmission by Presidential Permit No. PP-81. The named permittee is Maine Public Service Company, which became Emera Maine following a corporate merger on January 1, 2014, but without a concurrent change to the name on the permit. As a result of another corporate transaction in March 2020, Emera Maine's parent company came under new ownership; Emera Maine was required to change its name and became Versant Power. The application therefore requests that DOE rescind Presidential Permit No. PP-81 and simultaneously issue a permit, in Versant Power's name, covering the same international transmission facilities.
Application To Rescind Presidential Permit; Application for Presidential Permit; Versant Power
Document Number: 2021-08498
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy
Versant Power (formerly Emera Maine, legacy of Maine Public Service Company) has filed an application to effect a voluntary transfer of Presidential Permit No. PP-12 to its name, via the Department of Energy's (DOE) rescission and simultaneous reissuance of the permit. Versant Power owns the facilities authorized for cross- border electric power transmission by Presidential Permit No. PP-12. The named permittee is Maine Public Service Company, which became Emera Maine following a corporate merger on January 1, 2014, but without a concurrent change to the name on the permit. As a result of another corporate transaction in March 2020, Emera Maine's parent company came under new ownership; Emera Maine was required to change its name and became Versant Power. The application therefore requests that DOE rescind Presidential Permit No. PP-12 and simultaneously issue a permit, in Versant Power's name, covering the same international transmission facilities.
Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-195
Document Number: 2021-08494
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes a 5-year, Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Joint Dispatch Transmission Service (JDTS) formula rate for use under the Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) Market through September 30, 2026. The proposed rate is unchanged from the existing rate for short-term sales of JDTS under Rate Schedule SP-NFJDT expiring September 30, 2021.
Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets
Document Number: 2021-08218
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Commission is issuing this Policy Statement to clarify how it will approach filings under section 205 of the Federal Power Act that seek to incorporate a state-determined carbon price in organized wholesale electricity markets.
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.
Gulf States Transmission LLC; Notice of Application and Establishing Intervention Deadline
Document Number: 2021-08240
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Walden Hydro, LLC; Notice of Waiver Period for Water Quality Certification Application
Document Number: 2021-08239
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission