2025 Resource Pool-Loveland Area Projects, Allocation Procedures and Call for Applications
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), is publishing this notice of allocation procedures and call for applications from new preference entities interested in an allocation of Federal firm power. WAPA's Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) published its Loveland Area Projects (LAP)2025 Power Marketing Initiative (2025 PMI) in the Federal Register on December 30, 2013, to be effective January 29, 2014. The 2025 PMI established the criteria for allocating firm power from the LAP beginning October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2054. The 2025 PMI established three resource pools of up to one percent each of the marketable resource under contract at the time of each reallocation to be available for eligible new preference entities. Reallocations will occur at the beginning of the October 1, 2024, contract term and again every 10 years thereafter on October 1, 2034, and October 1, 2044. Therefore, WAPA is issuing a call for applications for the 2025 Resource Pool. New preference entities interested in applying for an allocation of firm power from LAP must submit a written application using the Applicant Profile Data (APD) form and satisfy the General Eligibility Criteria, General Allocation Criteria, and General Contract Principles described in this notice.
National Coal Council; Meeting
This notice announces a virtual meeting of the National Coal Council (NCC) via WebEx. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Standing Register for the Department of Energy. This listing supersedes all previously published lists of PRB members.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Chair designee for the Department of Energy. This listing supersedes all previously published lists of Performance Review Board Chair.
Petition for Rulemaking: American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, American Forest & Paper Association, Industrial Energy Consumers of America, Process Gas Consumers Group, Natural Gas Supply Association
Take notice that, on June 24, 2021, American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, American Forest & Paper Association, Industrial Energy Consumers of America, Process Gas Consumers Group, and Natural Gas Supply Association (collectively, Petitioners), pursuant to Rule 207(a)(4) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, filed a petition requesting that the Commission revise its regulations and/or filing procedures for natural gas pipelines regarding the filing of information in native file format. Specifically, Petitioners request that the Commission institute a rulemaking to revise its regulations for electronic filings of tariffs and related materials, or alternatively, issue an order revising and updating the FERC Implementation Guide for Electronic Tariff Filings (2016), to require the submission of all supporting statements, schedules, and workpapers in native format (e.g., Excel) with all cells, links, and formulas intact when a natural gas pipeline files for a change in rates or charges.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
This notice announces an online virtual combined meeting of the Consent Order Committee and Risk Evaluation and Management Committee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this online virtual meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program: Proposed Determination of Air Cleaners as a Covered Consumer Product
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') has tentatively determined that air cleaners qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (``EPCA''), as amended. DOE has tentatively determined that coverage of air cleaners is necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA, and that the average U.S. household energy use for air cleaners is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours per year.
Commission Information Collection Activities; FERC-917 & FERC-918; 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 information collections, FERC-917 (Electric Transmission Facilities) and FERC-918 (Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements.
Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-725b) 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-725B, (Mandatory Reliability Standards, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Integrated System Rate Schedules
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-77, which extends the following existing Southwestern Integrated System rate schedules: Rate Schedule P-13A, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power; Rate Schedule NFTS-13A, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission/Interconnection Facilities Service; and Rate Schedule EE-13, Wholesale Rates for Excess Energy. This is an interim rate action effective October 1, 2021, extending for a period of two years through September 30, 2023.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Distribution Transformers
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is amending the test procedure for distribution transformers to revise and add definitions of certain terms, update provisions based on the latest versions of relevant industry testing standards, and to specify the basis for voluntary representations at additional per-unit loads and additional reference temperatures. The updates in this final rule will not significantly change the test procedure.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Portsmouth
This notice announces an in-person/virtual hybrid meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this in-person/virtual hybrid meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Request for Information Regarding Establishment of the Department of Energy Uranium Reserve Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) published the Request for information (RFI) to invite public comment on topics related to the Establishment of the DOE's Uranium Reserve program on August 11, 2021. Through this notice, DOE announces the reopening of the Uranium Reserve RFI comment period for an additional 30 days. The August 11, 2021 Federal Register notice mistakenly listed an option for online submissions via www.regulations.gov, but that option is not available at this time. Comments can be submitted via email or postal mail through the instructions in the ADDRESSES section.