Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications
The Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration. (WAPA), a Federal power marketing administration of DOE, published its 2025 Power Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) for the Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region (SNR) in the Federal Register on August 15, 2017. The Marketing Plan specifies the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market power from the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the Washoe Project beginning January 1, 2025, and continuing through December 31, 2054. As required by the Marketing Plan, WAPA is issuing a call for applications for SNR's 2025 Resource Pool. Preference entities who wish to apply for a new allocation of power from WAPA's SNR must submit a formal application using the Applicant Profile Data (APD) form and must meet the Eligibility and Allocation Criteria described in the Marketing Plan. In addition, if a customer that currently has an allocation of power wishes to apply for an additional power allocation, it also must submit an application using the APD form and meet the Eligibility and Allocation Criteria. The General Criteria, and Contract Principles as defined in the Marketing Plan will apply to new allottees and existing customers.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Interim Management of Nuclear Materials; Spent Nuclear Fuel Management at Savannah River Site
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its record of decision (ROD) (published in the Federal Register on December 19, 1995) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement: Interim Management of Nuclear Materials at the Savannah River Site (IMNM EIS) (DOE/EIS-0220) and its ROD (published in the Federal Register on; August 7, 2000) for the Savannah River Site Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Environmental Impact Statement (SRS SNF EIS) (DOE/EIS-0279) with respect to management of 65 Mark-18A targets. The IMNM EIS evaluated the potential environmental consequences of alternatives for the disposition of a large number and variety of nuclear materials, including 65 Mark-18A targets. These targets were irradiated in a nuclear reactor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to produce valued isotopes. The SRS SNF EIS evaluated the potential environmental consequences from alternatives for managing spent nuclear fuel at SRS, as well as other irradiated materials including the 65 Mark-18A targets. In both the IMNM EIS and SRS SNF EIS RODs, DOE decided to continue to store the 65 Mark-18A targets at SRS. DOE has now decided to process the 65 Mark-18A targets at SRS to recover valued isotopes in the form of solid oxides and to issue this amended ROD.
Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits
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.
Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is amending its regulations under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) and Independent System Operators (ISO) (RTO/ISO markets).
Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System-Primary Frequency Response
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is modifying the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) to require newly interconnecting large and small generating facilities, both synchronous and non-synchronous, to install, maintain, and operate equipment capable of providing primary frequency response as a condition of interconnection. These changes are designed to address the potential reliability impact of the evolving generation resource mix, and to ensure that the relevant provisions of the pro forma LGIA and pro forma SGIA are just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory or preferential.
Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of The Natural Gas Act During January 2018
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during January 2018, it issued orders granting or vacating authority to import and export natural gas, and to import and export liquefied natural gas (LNG). These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE website at http:// energy.gov/fe/listing-doefe-authorizationsorders-issued-2018. They are also available for inspection and copying in the U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy has submitted an information collection package to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The package requests a three-year extension of its ``Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report for State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets,'' OMB Control Number 1910-5101. This information collection package covers information necessary to ensure the compliance of regulated fleets with the alternative fueled vehicle acquisition requirements imposed by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as amended, (EPAct).
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Application for Presidential Permit; GridAmerica Holdings Inc.
GridAmerica Holdings Inc. (GridAmerica) has applied for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the United States border with Canada.
Pieridae Energy (USA), Ltd.
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of two related Notices of Change in Control (Notice or, collectively, Notices) filed by Pieridae Energy (USA), Ltd. (Pieridae US) in the above-referenced docket. The first Notice, filed on May 21, 2017, described a planned change in control of Pieridae Energy Limited, the parent company of Pieridae US. In the second Notice, filed on November 1, 2017, Pieridae US confirmed that the planned change in control had occurred. The Notices were filed under the Natural Gas Act (NGA).
Southern LNG Company, L.L.C.; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries on a Short-Term Basis
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on February 1, 2018, by Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (Southern LNG). The Application requests blanket authorization to export domestically produced and previously imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an amount up to the equivalent of 255 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a cumulative basis over a two-year period, commencing on the date of the initial short-term export. The LNG would be exported from the Elba Liquefaction Project (Liquefaction Project), which is currently under construction at the Elba Island Terminal on Elba Island, Chatham County, Georgia. Southern LNG requests authorization to export the LNG to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy, including both countries with which the United States has entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (FTA countries) and all other countries (non- FTA countries). Southern LNG seeks to export this LNG before commercial operations at the Liquefaction Project begin. Southern LNG requests this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. Additional details can be found in Southern LNG's Application, posted on the DOE/ FE website at: https://energy.gov/fe/southern-lng-company-llc-18-15- lng-export-lng. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.