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

Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-18738
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
City and County of San Francisco; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2021-18734
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-18732
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application and Establishing Intervention Deadline
Document Number: 2021-18666
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Loveland Area Projects and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority-Rate Order No. WAPA-197
Document Number: 2021-18650
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The formula rates for the Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to use under the WEIS Market (Provisional Formula Rates) have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. RMR has converted the existing rates for short-term sales for RMR to use under the WEIS Market to long-term formula rates. The existing formula rates (approved under the WAPA Administrator's short-term rate authority) expire on September 30, 2021. No changes were made to the existing formula rates under the rates for short-term sales under Rate Schedules L-NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission), L-AS4 (energy imbalance), L-AS7 (balancing authority real power losses), and L-AS9 (generator imbalance).
Colorado River Storage Project Management Center-Rate Order No. WAPA-195
Document Number: 2021-18648
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The formula rate for the Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to use under the WEIS Market (Provisional Formula Rate) has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. This formula rate, approved under the WAPA Administrator's authority to establish rates for short term sales, expires on September 30, 2021. No changes were made to this formula rate for short-term sales under Rate Schedule SP-NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission service). CRSP MC has converted its existing rate for short-term sales for use under the WEIS Market to a long-term formula rate.
Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-196
Document Number: 2021-18646
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of the existing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and LAP, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM), and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) ancillary services formula rates has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non- firm point-to-point), L-UU1, (unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control (VAR) support), L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental reserves) are set to expire on September 30, 2021. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through September 30, 2024.
California Department of Water Resources; Notice of Waiver Period for Water Quality Certification Application
Document Number: 2021-18619
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-18616
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-18615
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff Review of Enforcement Programs
Document Number: 2021-18613
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Desert Southwest Region and Western Area Lower Colorado Balancing Authority-Rate Order No. WAPA-200
Document Number: 2021-18611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The extension of the existing Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Desert Southwest Region (DSW) formula rates for Network Integration Transmission Service (Network) on the Parker-Davis Project and Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, along with formula rates for ancillary services, transmission losses, and unreserved use penalties applicable to Western Area Lower Colorado Balancing Authority (WALC), has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedules PD-NTS4 (Network), INT-NTS4 (Network), DSW-SD4 (Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch), DSW-RS4 (Reactive Supply and Voltage Control), DSW-FR4 (Regulation and Frequency Response), DSW-EI4 (Energy Imbalance), DSW-SPR4 (Spinning Reserve), DSW-SUR4 (Supplemental Reserve), DSW-GI2 (Generator Imbalance), DSW-TL1 (Transmission Losses), and DSW-UU1 (Unreserved Use Penalties) are set to expire on September 30, 2021. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through September 30, 2026.
Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-18610
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site
Document Number: 2021-18609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this online virtual meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
Document Number: 2021-18608
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an online virtual meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this online virtual meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2021-18607
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an in-person/virtual hybrid meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
The Office of Public Participation; Notice of Virtual Workshop on Technical Assistance
Document Number: 2021-18502
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-18500
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-18499
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Bonneville Power Administration; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2021-18497
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2021-18496
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers, Webinar and Availability of the Preliminary Technical Support Document
Document Number: 2021-18351
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a webinar to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis it has conducted for purposes of evaluating energy conservation standards for distribution transformers. The webinar will cover the analytical framework, models, and tools that DOE is using to evaluate potential standards for this equipment; the results of preliminary analyses performed by DOE for this equipment; the potential energy conservation standard levels derived from these analyses that DOE could consider for this product should it determine that proposed amendments are necessary; and any other issues relevant to the evaluation of energy conservation standards for distribution transformers. In addition, DOE encourages written comments on these subjects.
Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters
Document Number: 2021-18017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Department of Energy
On January 15, 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE or Department) published a final interpretive rule in the Federal Register determining that, in the context of residential furnaces, commercial water heaters, and similarly-situated products or equipment, use of non-condensing technology (and associated venting) constitutes a performance-related ``feature'' under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (EPCA), that cannot be eliminated through adoption of an energy conservation standard. DOE deems it prudent to revisit its interpretation. For the reasons stated in this document, the Department proposes to return to its previous and long-standing interpretation (in effect prior to the January 15, 2021 final interpretive rule), under which the technology used to supply heated air or hot water is not a performance-related ``feature'' that provides a distinct consumer utility under EPCA. DOE requests comment on its proposed interpretation. Once DOE has arrived at a final interpretation, the Department plans to again evaluate whether amended energy conservation standards would result in significant savings of energy, be technologically feasible, and be economically justified, consistent with its interpretation.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-18376
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-18373
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program: Notification of Petition for Waiver of LRC Coil From the Department of Energy Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers Test Procedure and Notification of Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2021-18323
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Department of Energy
This document announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from LRC Coil Company (``LRC Coil''), which seeks a waiver for specified walk-in unit cooler basic models from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure used to determine the efficiency and energy consumption of walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. DOE also gives notice of an Interim Waiver Order that requires LRC Coil to test and rate the specified walk-in unit cooler basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning LRC Coil's petition and the alternate test procedure specified in the Interim Waiver Order so as to inform DOE's final decision on LRC Coil's waiver request.
Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes
Document Number: 2021-18283
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission adopts a proposal to collect additional data from certain market-based rate sellers with ultimate upstream affiliates that have been granted blanket authorization to acquire the securities of those sellers or those sellers' upstream affiliates. The adopted proposal involves certain revisions to the data dictionary and XML schema that accompany the relational database established in Order No. 860.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing
Document Number: 2021-17684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or ``the Department'') is publishing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (``SNOPR'') to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This document presents an updated proposal based on the 2021 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (``IECC'') and comments received during interagency consultation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as from stakeholders. This proposal presents two potential approachesone would provide a set of ``tiered'' standards based on the manufacturer's retail list price for the manufactured home that would apply the 2021 IECC-based standards to manufactured homes, except that manufactured homes with a manufacturer's retail list price of $55,000 and below would be subject to less stringent building thermal envelope requirements based on manufacturer's retail list price. The alternative approach would apply standards based on the 2021 IECC to all manufactured homes, with no exceptions for building thermal envelope requirements based on manufacturer's retail list price.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy
Document Number: 2021-18325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Energy
In this notice, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential energy sources for the year 2021 pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Act). The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2021-18296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-18295
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice
Document Number: 2021-18294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability; Correction
Document Number: 2021-18259
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published a notice in the Federal Register of August 17, 2021, inviting comments to address a list of questions that were inadvertently omitted from the notice.