Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Oil, Electric, and Weatherized Gas Consumer Furnaces
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.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Portsmouth
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
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).
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
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.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-206
The provisional fixed rates for the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power service and the formula rates for the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) transmission services, ancillary services, sale of surplus products, and joint dispatch transmission service have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The firm power rates under SLCA/IP Firm Power Rate Schedule SLIP-F12 expire December 31, 2023. Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) CRSP Management Center (CRSP MC) is renewing all SLCA/IP and CRSP rates under one Federal Register notice (FRN), making all rates effective for the same period. These new rates replace existing firm power, transmission, ancillary services, sale of surplus products, and joint dispatch transmission service rates under Rate Orders No. WAPA-190, WAPA-195, and WAPA-199.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Mexico Pacific Limited Facility
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine how to review the potential environmental impacts associated with authorizing Mexico Pacific Limited LLC (MPL) to export natural gas to Mexico and, after liquefaction in Mexico, to other countries from the proposed MPL Facility. DOE is also announcing a public comment period to receive comments on the Draft EA. DOE prepared the Draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), to inform its decision on authorization under the Natural Gas Act (NGA).
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Progression to Net-Zero Emission Propulsion Technologies for the Rail Sector
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0003186 regarding the state of technology on the progression to net-zero emission propulsion technologies for the rail industry. The purpose of this RFI is to aggregate knowledge from rail stakeholders to help direct actions regarding future propulsion technologies, infrastructure requirements, and coordination among key stakeholders to ensure that the rail sector is meeting or exceeding U.S. decarbonization milestones. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is specifically interested in information on the rail industry's current alternative fuels trajectory, the driving forces behind it, and the key barriers to achieving this transition.
Organizational Changes in Certain Department of Energy Health, Safety, and Security Regulations; Correction
On June 26, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule that inadvertently contained inaccurate amendatory instructions so that the revisions in certain sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) could not be made. This document corrects the CFR.
National Petroleum Council
This notice announces a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
This notice announces a virtual meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.