Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-921); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC-921 (Ongoing Electronic Delivery of Data from Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On April 4, 2018, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC18-10-000 requesting public comments. The Commission received comments from one commenter, a subject respondent, who expressed clear support for the extension request.
International Energy Agency Meetings
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on June 26, 2018, at at the UIC-P, 16 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France, in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil Market (SOM) on June 27, 2018. There will be a meeting involving members of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in connection with the IEA's 9th Emergency Response Exercise (ERE9) to be held at the OECD Conference Centre, 2 Rue Andr[eacute]-Pascal, 75016 Paris, France, on June 28-29, 2018.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure on EERE Exchange to gather information on priority areas for reducing barriers to deployment of hydrogen technologies, with a particular focus on hydrogen infrastructure.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Procurement Collection, OMB Control Number 1910-4100. This information collection request covers information necessary to administer and manage DOE's procurement and acquisition programs.
Proposed Allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces its Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted) Proposed Allocation of Energy. The Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications was published on October 11, 2017, and set forth that an application for an allocation of energy from Olmsted was due by December 11, 2017. WAPA has reviewed and considered the applications received and this Federal Register notice outlines WAPA's proposed allocations.
Agency Information Collection Proposed New Survey or Extension
EIA is requesting a three-year extension of EIA-882T, ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research.'' EIA-882T provides EIA with the authority to utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to pretest questionnaires and validate the quality of data collected on EIA's surveys. EIA uses EIA-882T to meet its obligation to publish, and otherwise make available independent, high-quality statistical data to federal government agencies, state and local governments, the energy industry, researchers, and the general public.
Coordination of Protection Systems for Performance During Faults and Specific Training for Personnel Reliability Standards
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) approves Reliability Standards PRC-027-1 (Coordination of Protection Systems for Performance During Faults) and PER-006-1 (Specific Training for Personnel) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
Study on Macroeconomic Outcomes of LNG Exports
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of the availability of a study, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (2018 LNG Export Study or Study), in the above-referenced proceedings and invites the submission of comments on the Study. DOE commissioned the 2018 LNG Export Study to inform DOE/FE's decisions on applications seeking authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the lower-48 states to countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). The purpose of this Notice is to enter the 2018 LNG Export Study into the administrative record of the 25 pending non-FTA export proceedings (listed above) and to invite comments on the Study for use in the pending and future non-FTA application proceedings. The 2018 LNG Export Study is posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://fossil.energy.gov/ app/docketindex/docket/index/10.
State Energy Advisory Board
This notice announces a meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collections FERC-917 (Non- discriminatory Open Access Transmission Tariff) and FERC-918 (Information to be posted on OASIS & Auditing Transmission Service Information) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making available its portion of the semi-annual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda) pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Application To Export Electric Energy; ALLETE, Inc., d/b/a Minnesota Power
ALLETE, Inc., d/b/a Minnesota Power (Applicant or Minnesota Power) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Certification Notice-253; Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
On May 17, 2018, Clean Energy FutureLordstown, LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE). The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive Copyright License
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) hereby gives notice that the Department of Energy (DOE) intends to grant an exclusive license to practice the copyrighted software titled ``The Variable Grid Tool V.1,'' to VariGrid Explorations, Inc., having its principal place of business in Missouri City, Texas. The copyright is owned by the United States of America, as represented by DOE, via copyright assignment.