Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC-516H, (Electric Rate Schedules and Tariff Filings, Pro Forma Open Access Transmission Tariff), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. No Comments were received on the 60-day notice published on September 28, 2023.
This notice announces an in-person/virtual hybrid meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) proposes to revise the existing Sam Rayburn Dam Rate Schedule to increase annual revenues by approximately 21.10% from $4,563,792 to $5,526,588 effective May 1, 2024, through September 30, 2028. Interested persons may review the proposed rate and supporting studies on Southwestern's website, request to participate in a public forum, and submit comments. Southwestern will evaluate all comments received in this process.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) provides this notification of proposed interpretive rule and request for public comment on its interpretation of the statutory definition of ``foreign entity of concern'' (FEOC) in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This statutory definition provides that, among other criteria, a foreign entity is a FEOC if it is ``owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a government of a foreign country that is a covered nation.'' In this document, DOE proposes to clarify the term ``foreign entity of concern'' by providing interpretations of the following key terms: ``government of a foreign country;'' ``foreign entity;'' ``subject to the jurisdiction;'' and ``owned by, controlled by, or subject to the direction of.''
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is amending its test procedure for water-source heat pumps to expand the scope of applicability of the test procedure, incorporate by reference a new industry consensus test standard for water-source heat pumps, adopt a seasonal cooling efficiency metric, and specify more representative test conditions used for measuring heating performance. DOE has determined that the amended test procedure will produce results that are more representative of an average use cycle and be more consistent with current industry practice without being unduly burdensome to conduct. Additionally, DOE is adopting provisions governing public representations of efficiency for this equipment.
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (``EPCA''), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including non- weatherized oil-fired furnaces (``NWOFs''), mobile home oil-fired furnaces (``MHOFs''), weatherized gas furnaces (``WGFs''), weatherized oil-fired furnaces (``WOFs''), and electric furnaces (``EFs''). EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') to periodically review its existing standards to determine whether more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. In this notification of proposed determination (``NOPD''), DOE has initially determined that amended energy conservation standards for EFs, NWOFs, MHOFs, WOFs, and WGFs do not need to be amended. DOE requests comment on this proposed determination and the associated analyses and results.
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-108 and A-130, the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is publishing notice of a new Privacy Act System of Records. DOE proposes to establish System of Records DOE- 78 Data Analytics Program Records. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) proposes to establish this System of Records to undertake such analytics inquiries necessary to support OIG efforts to effectuate audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations relating to Departmental programs and operations and to accommodate the requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act).
The Department of Energy (DOE, the Department) is giving notice of a newly established System of Records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of EnergyDOE-78 Data Analytics Program Records in this proposed rulemaking. The Department proposes to exempt portions of the System of Records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-108 and A-130, the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is publishing notice of a modification of the DOE systems of records notices for the DOE systems of records listed in the table. Pursuant to OMB M-17-12, ``Preparing for and Responding to a Breach of Personally Identifiable Information'' (January 3, 2017), this notice amends the DOE systems of records listed in the table by adding two new routine uses to ensure that the Department can assist another agency in responding to a confirmed or suspected breach, as appropriate.