Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-566); Comment Request; Extension
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-566 (Annual Report of a Utility's 20 Largest Purchasers), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements.
2021 Continuation of Temporary Power Sales Program
Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is accepting new applications under its Temporary Power Sales Program for 2021. Electric utility organizations interested in participating in the Temporary Power Sales Program should notify Southwestern of their interest by providing the information requested in the enclosed Resource Data Form B-2 and/or Resource Data Form L-2 to Southwestern.
Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is proposing to amend its current regulations on contractor workplace substance abuse programs at DOE sites to be consistent with the Secretary of Energy's memorandum, dated September 14, 2007, entitled Decisions regarding drug testing for Department of Energy positions that require access authorizations (Security Clearances), and because there is a continued need for these changes. The proposed amendments would decrease the random drug testing rate for individuals in certain testing designated positions, and clarify that all positions requiring access authorizations (security clearances) are included in the testing designated positions. In addition, the proposed amendments would clarify requirements for DOE approval prior to allowing persons in certain testing designated positions to return to work after removal for illegal drug use.