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Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford
Document Number: 2015-19676
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-11
Agency: Rural Housing Service
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Definitions and Standards for Grid-Enabled Water Heaters
Document Number: 2015-19643
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-11
Agency: Rural Housing Service
Congress created a new definition and energy conservation standard for grid-enabled water heaters in the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA). The Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing this final rule to place in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) the energy conservation standards, and related definitions, and to explain its interpretation of the new language. This final rule will implement these amendments to EPCA.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2015-19627
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-11
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Application To Export Electric Energy; EDF Trading North America, LLC
Document Number: 2015-19642
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service
EDF Trading North America, LLC (Applicant) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-19574
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Labor Statistics Bureau
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2015-19563
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Commission Information Collection Activities; (FERC-725G1); Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-19559
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collections FERC-725G1 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. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register on 5/13/2015 requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on FERC-725G1 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Murphy Dam, LLC; Notice Granting Late Intervention
Document Number: 2015-19558
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Coleman Hydro, LLC; Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2015-19557
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Wolverine Pipe Line Company; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2015-19556
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2015-19553
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-19419
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Texas LNG Brownsville LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations for a 25-Year Period
Document Number: 2015-19331
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on April 15, 2015, by Texas LNG Brownsville LLC (Texas LNG), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to approximately 0.55 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/d) of natural gas (200.75 Bcf per year (Bcf/yr)). On May 22, 2015, Texas LNG filed a First Amendment to the Application, increasing the requested export volume to 0.56 Bcf/d of natural gas (204.4 Bcf/yr), which it states is equivalent to 4 million metric tons per annum of LNG. Texas LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from the proposed Texas LNG facility to be constructed at the Port of Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas, to any country 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).\1\ Texas LNG requests the authorization for a 25-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first export or 10 years from the date the authorization is granted. Texas LNG seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Texas LNG's Application and First Amendment to the Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/05/ f22/15_62_lng.pdf and http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/ Amendment%20to%20Application05_22_15.pdf. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Cameron LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations for a Period of 20 Years
Document Number: 2015-19330
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on May 28, 2015, by Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron LNG), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to approximately 515 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (1.41 Bcf/day). Cameron LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from the existing Cameron LNG Terminal (Cameron Terminal), which Cameron LNG owns and operates in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana. Cameron LNG already has received authorizations from the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) and DOE/FE, respectively, to construct and develop three liquefaction trains (Trains 1, 2, and 3) to liquefy natural gas at the Cameron Terminal for export to foreign markets (Liquefaction Project). In this Application, Cameron LNG seeks authorization from DOE/FE to export an additional volume of domestically produced LNG from two new liquefaction trains to be constructed at the Liquefaction ProjectTrains 4 and 5 (Expansion Project). Cameron requests authorization to export this LNG to any country 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).\1\ Cameron requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first commercial export or seven years from the date the requested authorization is granted by DOE. Cameron seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Cameron's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f23/ 15_90_lng_nfta.pdf. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Cameron LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations for a 20-Year Period
Document Number: 2015-19329
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on April 3, 2015, by Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron LNG), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to approximately 152 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (0.42 Bcf per day). Cameron LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from the Cameron LNG Terminal, which Cameron owns and operates in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana (Cameron Terminal). Cameron LNG requests authorization to export this LNG to any country 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).\1\ Cameron LNG states that the requested export volume (152 Bcf/yr) is incremental and therefore additive to the volume of LNG previously authorized for export from the Cameron Terminal to non-FTA countries in DOE/FE Order No. 3391-A (620 Bcf/yr).\2\ Cameron LNG states that, if the requested authorization is approved, Cameron LNG would have an aggregate non-FTA export authorization of 772 Bcf/yr of natural gas, which is equivalent to 14.95 million metric tons per annum of LNG (the maximum capacity of the Cameron Terminal's liquefaction project, as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission). Cameron LNG requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first commercial export or seven years from the date the authorization is granted. Cameron LNG seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Cameron LNG's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/sites/ prod/files/2015/05/f22/15_67_lng_nfta_1.pdf.
Floridian Natural Gas Storage Company, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations for a 20-Year Period
Document Number: 2015-19328
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on February 24, 2015, by Floridian Natural Gas Storage Company, LLC (Floridian), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced from domestic sources at its proposed liquefaction and storage facility to be constructed and operated in Martin County, Florida (Floridian Facility). Floridian requests authorization to export this LNG to any country 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).\1\ Floridian seeks to export the LNG in a volume equivalent to approximately 14.6 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (0.04 Bcf per day (Bcf/d)), less the portion of that volume that may be under firm contract directly or indirectly to Carib Energy (USA) LLC (Carib).\2\ According to Floridian, the LNG will be delivered to its customers in approved ISO IMO7/TVAC-ASME LNG (ISO) containers.\3\ Floridian's customers (or their customers) will take delivery of the ISO containers, which the customers will transport via truck to the ports which will be the points of export (including the Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades, Port of Miami, Port Canaveral, Port of Tampa, Port Manatee, and Port of Jacksonville, Florida). Upon arrival by truck at the point of export, the ISO containers will be loaded onto ocean- going marine vessels for transport to the destination countries. Floridian requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first export or five years from the date the authorization is granted. Floridian seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Floridian's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://www.energy.gov/ fe/downloads/floridian-natural-gas-storage-company-llc-fe-dkt -no-15-38- lng.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2015-19322
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Bonneville Power Administration; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2015-19305
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Hiland Partner Holdings, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2015-19304
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #3
Document Number: 2015-19303
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-19302
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #3
Document Number: 2015-19301
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2015-19300
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2015-19299
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2015-19298
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment
Document Number: 2015-19232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to reaffirm that the currently prescribed test procedure must be used when measuring the energy efficiency ratio, integrated energy efficiency ratio, and coefficient of performance for small, large, and very large air-cooled commercial unitary air conditioners (CUAC) and commercial unitary heat pumps (CUHP). With this test procedure rulemaking, DOE fulfills its obligation under EPCA to review its test procedures for covered equipment at least once every seven years and either amend the applicable test procedures or publish a determination in the Federal Register not to amend them. The proposed amendments would limit the incorporation by reference of the industry test procedure AHRI Standard 340/360-2007, ``2007 Standard for Performance Rating of Commercial and Industrial Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment'' to certain sections and addenda; specify requirements for indoor airflow tolerance and adjustment to meet other rating conditions; clarify requirements for condenser head pressure controls; clarify units of measurement for airflow; and establish a tolerance on part-load rating points. DOE also proposes to amend the certification, compliance, and enforcement provisions for CUACs and CUHPs to specify additional reporting requirements for indoor airflow and add enforcement provisions for verifying the rated cooling capacity, as the rated cooling capacity determines which class of equipment the product belongs to and also determines certain testing conditions.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Battery Chargers
Document Number: 2015-19105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to revise its test procedure for battery chargers established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA). These proposed revisions, if adopted, would harmonize the instrumentation resolution and uncertainty requirements with the second edition of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62301 standard and other international standards for measuring standby power. Additionally, the proposed amendments would update and propose new battery selection criteria for multi-voltage, multi-capacity battery chargers, and provide specific steps on how to select a battery for those chargers when more than one battery meets the selection criteria, such as with a multi-chemistry battery charger. The proposal also outlines new provisions for conditioning and discharging lead acid batteries.
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Intent To Establish a Working Group for Certain Equipment Classes of Refrigeration Systems of Walk-in Coolers and Freezers To Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Energy Conservation Standards
Document Number: 2015-19235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Rural Housing Service
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or, in context, ``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 six equipment classes (i.e., the two equipment classes of multiplex condensing refrigeration systems operating at medium and low temperatures and the four equipment classes of dedicated condensing refrigeration systems operating at low temperatures) of walk-in cooler and freezer refrigeration systems. The purpose of the working group will be to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on a proposed rule regarding amended energy conservation standards for only those aforementioned equipment classes of refrigeration systems of walk-in coolers and freezers, 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 will consult as appropriate with a range of experts on technical issues. Per the ASRAC Charter, the working group is expected to make a concerted effort to negotiate a final term sheet by December 27, 2015.
Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2015-19208
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Hiland Partner Holdings, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2015-19205
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Noble Energy, Inc.; Notice of Request for Waiver
Document Number: 2015-19204
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Noble Midstream Services, LLC; Notice of Request for Waiver
Document Number: 2015-19203
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
California Independent System Operator Corporation; Notice of Conference
Document Number: 2015-19202
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Rural Housing Service, Rural Telephone Bank
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Clothes Washers
Document Number: 2015-18330
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Rural Housing Service
On April 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to amend the test procedures for clothes washers. That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for this final rule. DOE is issuing a final rule revising its test procedures for clothes washers established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The final rule amends the current procedures, incorporating changes that will take effect 30 days after the final rule publication date. These changes will be mandatory for representations starting 180 days after publication. These amendments codify test procedure guidance that DOE has issued in response to frequently asked questions, clarify additional provisions within the test procedures, provide improved organization of each section, and correct formatting errors in DOE's clothes washer test procedures. DOE has determined that these amendments will not affect measured energy use.
Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-19110
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Rural Housing Service
Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, App. 2, and Section 102-3.65(a), Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee's (BESAC) charter will be renewed for a two-year period. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Office of Science on the Basic Energy Sciences program. Additionally, the renewal of the BESAC has been determined to be essential to conduct business of the Department of Energy and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy, by law and agreement. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the rules and regulations in implementation of that Act.