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City Water and Light Plant of the City of Jonesboro; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2015-17808
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2015-17799
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Informal Settlement Conference
Document Number: 2015-17788
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps
Document Number: 2015-16897
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) equipment. EPCA requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine whether more-stringent standards for PTACs and PTHPs would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy. In this final rule, DOE is adopting amended energy conservation standards for PTACs equivalent to the PTAC standards in American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Standard 90.1-2013. DOE is not amending the current energy conservation standards for PTHPs, which are already equivalent to the PTHP standards in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013. DOE has determined that adoption of PTAC and PTHP standards more stringent than ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 is not economically justified.
Linden VFT, LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Amended Complaint
Document Number: 2015-17695
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-20
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2015-17694
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-20
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-17693
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-20
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2015-17692
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-20
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-17691
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-20
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Application for Presidential Permit; ITC Lake Erie Connector Project
Document Number: 2015-17655
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-17
Agency: Rural Housing Service
ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC (ITC Lake Erie) has applied for a Presidential Permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the United States border with Canada.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-17654
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-17
Agency: Rural Housing Service
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) hereby gives notice that the Department of Energy (DOE) intends to grant an exclusive license to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Number 8,470,276, ``Process for CO2 capture using a regenerable magnesium hydroxide sorbent'' and in U.S. Patent Number 8,617,499, ``Minimization of steam requirements and enhancement of water-gas shift reaction with warm gas temperature CO2 removal'' to CogniTek Management Systems, Inc., a small business having its principal place of business in Northbrook, Illinois. The patents are owned by the United States of America, as represented by DOE. The prospective exclusive license complies with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meetings and Webinars
Document Number: 2015-17642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-17
Agency: Rural Housing Service
This notice announces a series of meetings of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Commercial Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Water-Heating Equipment
Document Number: 2015-16927
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-17
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its energy conservation standards for small three-phase commercial air-cooled air conditioners (single package only) and heat pumps (single package and split system) less than 65,000 Btu/h; water-source heat pumps; and commercial oil-fired storage water heaters. Pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, DOE must assess whether the uniform national standards for these covered equipment need to be updated each time the corresponding industry standardthe American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/ Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Standard 90.1 (ASHRAE Standard 90.1)is amended, which most recently occurred on October 9, 2013. Under EPCA, DOE may only adopt more stringent standards if there is clear and convincing evidence showing that more stringent amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant additional amount of energy. The levels DOE is adopting are the same as the efficiency levels specified in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013. DOE has determined that the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 efficiency levels for the equipment types listed above are more stringent than existing Federal energy conservation standards and will result in economic and energy savings compared existing energy conservation standards. Furthermore, DOE has concluded that clear and convincing evidence does not exist that would justify more-stringent standard levels than the efficiency levels in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 for any of the equipment classes. DOE has also determined that the standards for small three-phase commercial air-cooled air conditioners (split system) do not need to be amended. DOE is also updating the current Federal test procedure for commercial warm-air furnaces to incorporate by reference the most current version of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z21.47, Gas-fired central furnaces, specified in ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and the most current version of ASHRAE 103, Method of Testing for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of Residential Central Furnaces and Boilers.
Agency Information Collection Extension With Changes
Document Number: 2015-17444
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Rural Housing Service, National Archives and Records Administration
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) 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 Quarterly Electricity Imports and Exports Report, OMB Control Number 1905-0208. The proposed collection is a census of companies that (1) import or export electricity, (2) operate electric systems to cause the flow of electricity, or (3) own transmission facilities that make possible the flow of electricity across U.S. international borders. The volume of physical electricity imports and exports is reported as transaction volumes, implemented and actual interchange, and metered flow. Transaction volumes are reported with their associated transaction characteristics and payments or receipts. The collection supports the U.S. Department of Energy's regulation of cross border transmission/distribution facilities and electricity exports.
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000; Revision to the List of Covered Facilities
Document Number: 2015-17443
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The Department of Energy (``Department'' or ``DOE'') periodically publishes revisions to the list of facilities covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (``EEOICPA'' or ``Act''). This Notice amends the list of covered facilities by correcting the location information for Dow Chemical Company in California, and removing the designation of the Ashland Oil site in Tonawanda, New York; the Middlesex Municipal Landfill in Middlesex, New Jersey; the Seaway Industrial Park in Tonawanda, New York; the Shpack Landfill in Norton, Massachusetts; and the Woburn Landfill in Woburn, Massachusetts as atomic weapons employer (``AWE'') facilities.
American Midstream (Midla), LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2015-17441
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2015-17440
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
PJM Interconnection, LLC; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2015-17438
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index; Notice Regarding Conference
Document Number: 2015-17423
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-17422
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice
Document Number: 2015-17353
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2015-17352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-17351
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-17347
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Labor Statistics Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee).
Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: 2015-17346
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service
On June 17, 2015, in 80 FR 34627, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of open teleconference announcing a meeting on July 17, 2015 of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. Due to the uncompleted report to be discussed during the meeting, this notice announces the postponement of this meeting until further notice.
Generator Interconnection Rules and Procedures
Document Number: 2015-17306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Take notice that on June 19, 2015, the American Wind Energy Association filed a petition requesting that the Commission initiate a rulemaking to revise provisions of the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Procedures and pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2015-17261
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-17260
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Intent To Establish the Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Working Group To Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Energy Conservation Standards
Document Number: 2015-17252
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is giving notice of a public meeting and that DOE intends to establish a negotiated rulemaking working group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA) to negotiate proposed amended energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps standards and to discuss certain aspects of the proposed Federal test procedure. The purpose of the working group will be to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on a proposed rule for amended energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps and provide recommendations to DOE regarding certain aspects of the proposed test procedure, as authorized by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975, as amended. The working group will consist of representatives of parties having a defined stake in the outcome of the proposed standards and amended test procedure, and will consult as appropriate with a range of experts on technical issues. The working group is expected to make a concerted effort to negotiate a final term sheet by December 31, 2015 and no extensions will be considered.
Strategic Economic and Community Development
Document Number: 2015-15048
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
On May 20, 2015, USDA published an interim rule establishing a priority for projects that support the implementation of strategic economic and community development plans across multi-jurisdictional areas. This priority applies to several specific programs with the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, the Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Utilities Service. The effective date was listed as June 19, 2015 and is being delayed to July 17, 2015.
Reserve Account
Document Number: 2015-14783
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or ``Agency'') is amending its regulation to change the requirements of the reserve account for direct Multifamily Housing (MFH) loans. The intended effect of this action is to address the reserve account requirement of the Agency to countersign with the borrower when a Section 538 guaranteed loan is involved, and to also clarify that reserve account funds cannot be used to pay for fees associated with the Section 538 guaranteed loan program.
Notice of Intent to Accept Applications To Be an Intermediary Under the Certified Loan Application Packaging Process Within the Section 502 Direct Single Family Housing Program
Document Number: 2015-13996
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency) published a final rule on April 29, 2015, in the Federal Register that amended its regulations for the section 502 direct single family housing loan program to create a certified loan application packaging process. The section 502 direct single family housing loan program is authorized in Title V of the Housing Act of 1949. Under the certified loan application packaging process, a certified loan application packager and its qualified employer will submit applications to the Agency via an intermediary (unless the applicable Rural Development State Director approves the certified packager to opt not to go through an intermediary). The intermediary will perform quality assurance reviews on the packaged loan applications as well as provide supplemental training, technical assistance, and support to certified packagers and qualified employers to promote quality standards and accountability. Through this notice, the Agency will accept applications to be an intermediary under the certified loan application packaging process outlined in 7 CFR 3550.75 and other applicable regulations. Approval will be subject to fully meeting the conditions outlined within this notice and regulations, a recommendation by a review panel consisting of Agency staff at the state and national levels, and approval by the RHS Administrator. Intermediaries operating under the loan application packaging pilot program, which expires on September 30, 2015, are not guaranteed an intermediary role beyond their participation in the pilot program and must apply under this application process should they wish to serve as an intermediary under the regulation.
Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2015-13463
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
On April 29, 2015, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) published a final rule to create a certified loan application packaging process for the direct single family housing loan program. The effective date was listed as July 28, 2015 and is being deferred to October 1, 2015.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the Strategic Economic and Community Development Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015
Document Number: 2015-13100
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
Section 6025 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) enables the Secretary of Agriculture to provide priority to projects that support Strategic Economic and Community Development plans. This Notice invites applicants who have submitted or will be submitting applications for the programs (referred to as ``underlying programs'') in Fiscal Year 2015. For FY 2015, projects eligible for Section 6025 priority points will compete one time with all other projects eligible for the applicable underlying program's year-end pool of funds. These priority points are not eligible to projects competing for FY 2015 funding prior to the program's year-end pool of funds competition. All applicants are responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing and submitting Form RD 1980-88.
Final Affordability Determination-Energy Efficiency Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2015-12931
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
On May 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), along with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), published a joint notice of final determination regarding adoption of the 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for single family homes and the 2007 edition of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1 for multifamily buildings. A clerical error in production resulted in the wrong CFR attribution for USDA in the document's heading. This correction carries the proper CFR citation in its heading.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015
Document Number: 2015-12224
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), an agency within Rural Development, announces that it is soliciting competitive applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. This action is taken to comply with Agency regulations found in 7 CFR part 1944, subpart N, which requires the Agency to announce the opening and closing dates for receipt of pre-applications for HPG funds from eligible applicants.
Strategic Economic and Community Development
Document Number: 2015-12163
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
This interim rule implements Section 6025, Strategic Economic and Community Development, under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). Unless the Agency provides otherwise, the Agency will reserve up to 10 percent of the funds appropriated to certain Rural Development (RD) programs each fiscal year to fund projects that support the implementation of strategic economic and community development plans across multi-jurisdictional areas. The programs from which funds will be reserved are community facility programs, water and waste disposal programs, and rural business and cooperative development programs. To be eligible for the reserved funds, projects must be first eligible for funding under the programs from which the funds are reserved. In addition, projects must be carried out solely in rural areas. Any reserved funding that is not obligated by June 30 of the fiscal year in which the funds were reserved will be returned to the programs' regular funding accounts.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative for Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2015-11741
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), an agency within the USDA Rural Development mission area herein referred to as the Agency announces the acceptance of applications under the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program. Applicants must provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the Federal grant. These grants will be made to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community. This Notice lists the information needed to submit an application for these funds. This Notice contains revised evaluation criteria that are streamlined, in order to enhance program efficiency and delivery.