Department of Energy 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Microwave Ovens
Document Number: 2022-06451
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Energy
In this final rule, DOE is amending its test procedure for microwave oven standby mode and off mode to provide additional specifications for the test conditions related to clock displays and network functions. DOE is not prescribing an active mode test procedure for microwave ovens at this time.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Air Cooled, Three-Phase, Small Commercial Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps With a Cooling Capacity of Less Than 65,000 Btu/h and Air-Cooled, Three-Phase, Variable Refrigerant Flow Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps With a Cooling Capacity of Less Than 65,000 Btu/h
Document Number: 2022-06450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (``EPCA''), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including small, large, and very large commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment, of which air cooled, three-phase, small commercial air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity of less than 65,000 Btu/h and air-cooled, three-phase, variable refrigerant flow air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity of less than 65,000 Btu/h are categories. EPCA requires the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or ``the Department'') to consider the need for amended standards each time the relevant industry standard is amended with respect to the standard levels or design requirements applicable to that equipment, or periodically under a six-year-lookback review provision. For the three-phase equipment that is the subject of this notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR''), DOE is proposing amended energy conservation standards that rely on new efficiency metrics and align with amended efficiency levels in the industry standard. DOE has preliminarily determined that it lacks clear and convincing evidence required by the statute to adopt standards more stringent than the levels specified in the industry standard. This NOPR also announces a webinar to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.
Notice of Joint Meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Document Number: 2022-06694
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2022-06693
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2022-06692
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Designing Equitable, Sustainable, and Effective Revolving Loan Fund Programs
Document Number: 2022-06584
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its request for information (RFI) regarding promising, innovative, and best practices for designing revolving loan funds (RLFs). The purpose of the RFI is to collect stakeholder feedback to inform DOE's program guidance for States developing RLFs with funding made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, ``Energy efficiency revolving loan fund capitalization grant program.''
Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission; Notice Announcing Meeting and Inviting Agenda Topics
Document Number: 2022-06509
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2022-06502
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2022-06500
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-912); Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2022-06573
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
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 the currently approved information collection, FERC-912 (PURPA Section 210(m) Notification Requirements Applicable to Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities).
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2022-06570
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2022-06567
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2022-06426
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an online virtual combined open 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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho Cleanup Project
Document Number: 2022-06422
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an in-person/virtual hybrid meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-06464
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers
Document Number: 2022-06313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') announces the availability of the preliminary analysis it has conducted for purposes of evaluating the need for amended energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers, which is set forth in the Department's preliminary technical support document (``TSD'') for this rulemaking. DOE will hold a public meeting via webinar to discuss and receive comment on its preliminary analysis. The meeting will cover the analytical framework, models, and tools used to evaluate potential standards for this equipment, the results of preliminary analyses performed by DOE, the potential energy conservation standard levels derived from these analyses (if DOE determines that proposed amendments are necessary), and other relevant issues. In addition, DOE encourages written comments on these subjects.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2022-06307
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Energy
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 the DOE Loan Guarantees for Energy Projects, OMB Control Number 1910-5134.
Proposed Rate Adjustment, Public Forum, and Opportunities for Public Review and Comment for Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of Projects
Document Number: 2022-06305
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Southeastern Power Administration
Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) proposes to revise existing schedules of rates and charges applicable to the sale of power from the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of Projects effective for a 5-year period, October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2027. Additionally, opportunities will be available for interested persons to review the present rates and the proposed rates and supporting studies, to participate in a public forum and to submit written comments. Southeastern will evaluate all comments received in this process.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2022-06304
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2022-06303
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Defense Programs Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-05860
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
This notice announces a closed meeting of the Defense Programs Advisory Committee (DPAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of meetings be announced in the Federal Register. Due to national security considerations, the meeting will be closed to the public and matters to be discussed are exempt from public disclosure under an Executive Order, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
Document Number: 2022-04269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') proposes to amend the test procedures for central air conditioners and heat pumps that will be required for certification of compliance with applicable energy conservation standards starting January 1, 2023 to address a limited number of specific issues. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.
Empire II, LLC; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2022-06231
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Effectiveness of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status
Document Number: 2022-06240
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Extension of Non-Statutory Deadlines; Supplemental Notice
Document Number: 2022-06239
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2022-06238
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2022-06237
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation; Notice of Application and Establishing Intervention Deadline
Document Number: 2022-06150
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2022-06141
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits
Document Number: 2022-06085
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Commission's regulations, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year.
Combined Notice Filings #1
Document Number: 2022-06140
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Water Closets and Urinals
Document Number: 2022-06138
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of Energy
This final rule amends the test procedures for water closets and urinals to reference the most recent update to the relevant industry standard, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (``ASME'') Standard A112.19.2-2018. In this final rule, the Department of Energy (``DOE'') is also amending certain definitions and adding definitions for certain terms that are currently used in the Federal test procedures but are not defined.
ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Application and Establishing Intervention Deadline
Document Number: 2022-06017
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation; Notice of Application and Establishing Intervention Deadline
Document Number: 2022-06016
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-06147
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2022-06027
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2022-06026
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission