Southern LNG Company, L.L.C.; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations
The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), filed by Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (Southern LNG) on September 25, 2023. Southern LNG requests authority to engage in additional long-term, multi-contract exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its existing LNG terminal, located in Chatham County, Georgia, and known as the Elba Island Terminal, in a volume equivalent to 28.25 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas, to non-free trade agreement nations. Southern LNG filed the Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA).
Energy Conservation Program: Notification of Petition for Waiver of Johnson Controls Inc. From the Department of Energy Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Test Procedure and Notification of Grant of Interim Waiver
This notification announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from Johnson Controls Inc. (``JCI''), which seeks a waiver for specified basic models of central air conditioners (``CACs'') and central air conditioning heat pumps (``HPs'') (collectively, ``CAC/HPs'') from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure used for determining the efficiency of CAC/HPs. According to JCI, testing its CAC/HP basic models that use variable-speed, oil-injected scroll compressors with only a 20-hour break-in period produces results unrepresentative of their true energy consumption characteristics, and would provide materially inaccurate comparative data. JCI requested that in lieu of the 20-hour break-in limit, it be permitted to test the specified CAC/HP basic models with a 72-hour break-in period. DOE also gives notification of an Interim Waiver Order that requires JCI to test and rate the specified CAC/HP basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning JCI's petition and its suggested alternate test procedure so as to inform DOE's final decision on JCI's waiver request.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Electric Motors
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a direct final rule to establish new and amended energy conservation standards for electric motors in the Federal Register on June 1, 2023. DOE has determined that the comments received in response to the direct final rule do not provide a reasonable basis for withdrawing the direct final rule. Therefore, DOE provides this document confirming the effective and compliance date of those standards.
Public Availability of the Department of Energy's FY 2021 Service Contract Inventory
In accordance with Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing this notice to advise the public on the availability of the FY 2021 Government-Wide Service Contract Inventory, FY2021 DOE Service Contract Inventory Analysis Plan and FY 2020 DOE Service Contract Inventory Analysis. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $150,000 that DOE completed in FY 2021. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). The FY 2021 government-wide service contract inventory can be found at www.acquisition.gov/service-contract-inventory. The Department of Energy's service contract inventory data is included in the government- wide inventory posted on the above link and the government-wide inventory can be filtered to display the inventory data for the Department. DOE has posted its FY 2020 Service Contract Inventory Analysis and FY 2021 Service Contract Inventory Analysis Plan at: https://energy.gov/management/downloads/service-contract-inve ntory.