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

Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-16273
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Energy
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Code of Federal Regulations, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee's (BESAC) charter will be renewed for a two-year period. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Office of Science on the Basic Energy Sciences program. Additionally, the renewal of the BESAC has been determined to be essential to conduct business of the Department of Energy and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy, by law and agreement. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the rules and regulations in implementation of that Act.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-16270
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-16268
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2021-14869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making available its portion of the semi-annual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda) pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-16166
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-16117
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors
Document Number: 2021-15759
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Department of Energy
On October 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to establish a test procedure and an accompanying labeling requirement for dedicated purpose pool pump (``DPPP'') motors. This final rule establishes a test procedure for DPPP motors. Specifically, the final rule incorporates by reference an industry standard pertaining to DPPP definitions; and requires the use of an industry testing standard for testing the energy efficiency of DPPP motors. This final rule does not establish a labeling requirement and DOE intends to address any such labeling and/ or energy conservation standards requirement in a separate notification.
Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2021-16067
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Louisville Gas and Electric Company; Kentucky Utilities Company; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2021-16066
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-16065
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC;
Document Number: 2021-16064
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-537); Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-16063
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
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 a renewal of currently approved information collection, FERC-537 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Construction, Acquisition, and Abandonment), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Energy Conservation Program: Notification of Petition for Waiver of Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. From the Department of Energy Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Test Procedure and Notification of Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2021-16021
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notification announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. (``Goodman'') which seeks a waiver from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure used for determining the efficiency of specified central air conditioner (``CAC'') and heat pump (``HP'') basic models. DOE also gives notification of an Interim Waiver Order that requires Goodman to test and rate specified CAC and HP basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Goodman's petition and its suggested alternate test procedure to inform DOE's final decision on Goodman's waiver request.
Energy Conservation Program: Notification of Petition for Waiver of Hussmann Corporation From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers and Refrigerator-Freezers Test Procedure and Notification of Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2021-16017
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notification announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from Hussmann Corporation (``Hussmann''), which seeks a waiver for specified Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and Refrigerator-Freezer (``CRE'') basic models from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure used for determining the energy consumption of CRE. DOE also gives notification of an Interim Waiver Order that requires Hussmann to test and rate the specified CRE basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Hussmann's petition, its suggested alternate test procedure, and the alternate test procedure required under the Interim Waiver Order so as to inform DOE's final decision on Hussmann's waiver request.
Final Determination Regarding Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019
Document Number: 2021-15971
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reviewed ANSI/ASHRAE/ IES Standard 90.1-2019: Energy Standard for Buildings, Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings and determined the updated edition would improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings subject to the code. DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting Standard 90.1-2019, as compared with buildings meeting the 2016 edition, would result in national site energy savings of 4.7 percent, source energy savings of 4.3 percent, and energy cost savings of approximately 4.3 percent of commercial building energy consumption. Upon publication of this affirmative determination, each State is required to review the provisions of their commercial building code regarding energy efficiency, and, as necessary, update their codes to meet or exceed Standard 90.1-2019. Additionally, this notice provides guidance on state code review processes and associated certifications.
Analysis Regarding Energy Efficiency Improvements in the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
Document Number: 2021-15969
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reviewed the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and determined the updated edition would improve energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code. DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting the 2021 IECC, as compared with buildings meeting the 2018 IECC, would result in national site energy savings of 9.38 percent, source energy savings of 8.79 percent, and energy cost savings of approximately 8.66 percent of residential building energy consumption. Upon publication of this affirmative determination, each State must certify that it has reviewed the energy efficiency provisions of its residential building code and made a determination whether it is appropriate to revise the code to meet or exceed the updated edition of the IECC. Additionally, this notice provides guidance on State code review processes and associated certifications.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-15927
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
City of Watervliet, New York; Notice of Waiver Period for Water Quality Certification Application
Document Number: 2021-15926
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Effectiveness of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status
Document Number: 2021-15925
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection
Document Number: 2021-15512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) presenting potential reforms to improve the electric regional transmission planning and cost allocation and generator interconnection processes. The Commission invites all interested persons to submit comments on the potential reforms and in response to specific questions.
Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc.; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2021-15862
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications
Document Number: 2021-15858
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-15850
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-15849
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Inquiry on Preparation of Report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act
Document Number: 2021-15840
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (the ``Department'' or ``DOE'') is requesting public comment concerning the need for continuation or modification of the provisions of the Price-Anderson Act (PAA) as administered by DOE. The PAA establishes a system of financial protection that encourages the safe and secure operation of nuclear power and other nuclear activities and assures equitable compensation of victims in the event of a nuclear incident. Comments from the public will assist the Department in the preparation of its report on the PAA to be submitted to Congress by December 31, 2021, as required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA), as amended.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Supporting Energy Savings Performance Contracting in the Public Sector
Document Number: 2021-15836
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number 21EE000682 regarding supporting Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) in the public sector. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP), seeks information from the public and nonprofit organizations that have the expertise to support energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) in the municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals (MUSH) market. The desired outcome of this request is to enhance how MUSH market stakeholders can use ESPC to maximize energy and cost savings, local economies, and workforce development.
Altavista Solar, LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-15697
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-15696
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-15695
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Application for Presidential Permit; North Star Electric Cooperative
Document Number: 2021-15599
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Energy
North Star Electric Cooperative has applied for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the United States border with Canada.
Application To Export Electric Energy; North Star Electric Cooperative
Document Number: 2021-15596
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Energy
North Star Electric Cooperative (Applicant or North Star) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-585); Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-15591
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
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-585 (Reporting of Electric Energy Shortages and Contingency Plans Under PURPA \1\ Section 206), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-15590
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission