Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension
EIA invites public comment on the proposed three-year extension, with changes, to the Natural Gas Data Collection Program, OMB Control Number 1905-0175, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The surveys covered by this request include; Form EIA-176, Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition; Form EIA-191, Monthly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA- 191L, Monthly Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Report; Form EIA-757, Natural Gas Processing Plant Survey; Form EIA-857, Monthly Report of Natural Gas Purchases and Deliveries to Consumers; Form EIA-910, Monthly Natural Gas Marketer Survey; and Form EIA-912, Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. The Natural Gas Data Collection Program provides information on natural gas storage, supply, processing, distribution, consumption, and prices, by sector, within the United States.
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000; Revision to the List of Covered Facilities
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) has periodically published in the Federal Register a list of facilities covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA or Act). This Notice is being published to reflect the fact that the Beryllium Mill in Delta, Utah (``Beryllium Mill in Delta'') is a covered beryllium vendor facility under EEOICPA.
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meeting
This notice announces a public meeting of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register.
Amended Record of Decision for the Production of Tritium in Commercial Light Water Reactors
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi- autonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), is announcing this amendment to the June 22, 2016, Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor (CLWR SEIS) (DOE/EIS-0288- S1). NNSA is amending the 2016 decision in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). TVA is considering increasing the number of TPBARs irradiated in their reactors at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN) using tritium-producing burnable absorber rods (TPBARs). NNSA initially decided to implement the CLWR SEIS Preferred Alternative, Alternative 6, which allows for the irradiation of up to a total of 5,000 TPBARs every 18 months using TVA reactors at both the Watts Bar and Sequoyah sites. Subsequent to the CLWR SEIS, WBN Unit 1 increased tritium production under Unit 1 License Amendment #107 (July 2016) and Unit 2 tritium production was authorized under Unit 2 License Amendment #27 (May 2019). Hence, TVA and NNSA are now opting to choose the previously analyzed CLWR SEIS Alternative 4, which allows for the irradiation of up to a total of 5,000 TPBARs every 18 months at the Watts Bar site using Watts Bar Units 1 and 2.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
This notice announces a closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs
This notice announces an in-person meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Notice of Intent and Request for Information Regarding Launching a Responsible Carbon Management Initiative; Reopening of Comment Period
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is reopening the public comment period for its Notice of Intent (NOI) and Request for Information (RFI) regarding launching a Responsible Carbon Management Initiative which was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2023. The published NOI and RFI established a 30-day public comment period that ended on September 11, 2023. DOE received requests to extend the comment period. DOE reviewed the requests and announced on the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) website on September 6, 2023, that it would extend the comment period until September 30, 2023. Accordingly, DOE is reopening the public comment period to allow comments to be submitted until September 30, 2023.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-108, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) proposes to rescind an existing system of records notice. Specifically, the following SORN is being proposed for rescindment: ``FERC50: Commission Accounting System Records.'' The basis for rescindment is explained below.