Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension
EIA invites public comment on the proposed three-year extension, without change, to the Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This generic clearance enables EIA to collect customer and stakeholder feedback from the public on service delivery in an efficient and timely manner to ensure that EIA's programs effectively meet our customers' needs and to collect feedback on improving service delivery to the public.
Application To Amend Presidential Permit; CHPE LLC
CHPE LLC (the Applicant) has filed an application to amend Presidential Permit No. PP-481-1. CHPE LLC is requesting the amendment to clarify the maximum electric transmission capacity of the previously permitted facilities.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its collection for Superior Energy Performance 50001 (SEP 50001) Certification and 50001 Ready Recognition, OMB Control Number 1910-5177. The proposed collection will relate to tracking partner participation and calculating the energy efficiency impact of DOE's Superior Energy Performance certification and 50001 Ready recognition programs.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Ceiling Fans
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') proposes to amend the test procedures for ceiling fans. DOE initially presented proposed amendments in a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') published on September 30, 2019. DOE is publishing this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (``SNOPR'') to present modifications to certain proposals presented in the NOPR, and to propose additional amendments. In this SNOPR, DOE proposes to include a definition for ``circulating air'' for the purpose of the ceiling fan definition, include ceiling fans greater than 24 feet in the scope, include certain belt-driven ceiling fans within scope, include a standby metric for large-diameter ceiling fans, amend the low speed definition, permit an alternate set- up to collect air velocity test data, amend certain set-up and operation specifications, amend the blade thickness measurement requirement, and update product-specific rounding and enforcement provisions. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.
National Petroleum Council
The Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2021, a notice of an open meeting for the National Petroleum Council. The notice is being corrected for the weekday. Agenda items will stay the same.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Procurement Requirements, OMB Control Number 1910-4100. The proposed collection will collect procurement information necessary to administer and manage DOE's procurement and acquisition programs.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form 580); 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 Form 580 (Interrogatory on Fuel and Energy Purchase Practices Pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal Power Act), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements. The Commission received no comments on the 60-day notice.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps; Correction
On January 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a final rule that made two sets of amendments to the test procedure for central air conditioners and heat pumps (``CAC/HPs''): amendments to the existing test procedure required for determining compliance with the current energy conservation standards; and establishment of a new test procedure that would be the basis for making efficiency representations as of the compliance date for any amended energy conservation standards. This document corrects typographical errors, omissions, and incorrect cross-references in the Code of Federal Regulations that resulted from the January 2017 final rule. Neither the errors nor the corrections in this document affect the substance of the rulemaking or any conclusions reached in support of the final rule.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Using a Consent-Based Siting Process To Identify Federal Interim Storage Facilities
The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), requests information on how to site Federal facilities for the temporary, consolidated storage of spent nuclear fuel using a consent- based approach. DOE anticipates that communities; governments at the local, State, and Tribal levels; members of the public; energy and environmental justice groups; organizations or corporations; and other stakeholders may be interested in responding to this Request for Information (RFI). We especially welcome insight from people, communities, and groups that have historically not been well- represented in these discussions. Responses to the RFI will inform development of a consent-based siting process, overall strategy for an integrated waste management system, and possibly a funding opportunity.
National Petroleum Council
This notice announces a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, this meeting will be entirely virtual.
Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-549b, Ferc-549d, Ferc-556, and FERC-561); 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 collections: FERC-549B (Gas Pipeline Rates: Annual Capacity Reports and Index of Customers); FERC-549D (Quarterly Transportation and Storage Report For Intrastate Natural Gas and Hinshaw Pipelines); FERC-556 (Certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility); FERC-561 (Annual Report of Interlocking Directorates). The above four collections are a part of this combined notice only and are not being combined into one OMB Control Number.
Reactive Power Capability Compensation
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is inviting comments on reactive power capability compensation and market design.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for External Power Supplies and Battery Chargers
On November 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (``SNOPR''), and request for comment for the test procedure for external power supplies. The SNOPR announced a public meeting webinar would be held on December 15, 2021. Additionally, on November 23, 2021, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR''), and request for comment for the test procedure for battery chargers. This NOPR announced that the public meeting webinar scheduled for December 15, 2021, would also cover the battery charger test procedure proposal. To avoid a scheduling conflict with another public meeting webinar scheduled for that same date and time regarding the test procedure for cooking products, DOE is moving the public meeting webinar for the external power supply and battery charger test procedures to Monday, December 13, 2021.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Energy Sector Supply Chain Review
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary for Science and Energy and Office of Policy (OP) request information on energy sector supply chains. This request for information (RFI) seeks input from all stakeholders involved directly and indirectly in the supply chains of energy, energy systems and technologies, and energy efficiency technologies from raw materials, processed materials, subcomponents, final products, to end-of-life material recovery and recyclingincluding but not limited to U.S. industry, researchers, academia, local governments, and civil society. This stakeholder input will inform the Department's efforts in building an energy sector industrial base that is diverse, resilient, and competitive while meeting economic, national security, and climate objectives.