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Technical Conference on Environmental Regulations and Electric Reliability, Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Energy Infrastructure; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference

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As announced in the Notice of Technical Conferences issued on December 9, 2014 [1] and the Supplemental Notice of Technical Conferences issued on January 6, 2015,[2] the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) staff will hold a Central region [3] technical conference to discuss implications of compliance approaches to the Clean Power Plan proposed rule, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 2, 2014.[4] The technical conference will focus on issues related to electric reliability, wholesale electric markets and operations, and energy infrastructure in the Central region. The Commission will hold the Central region technical conference on March 31, 2015, from approximately 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134 (Phone: (314) 429-1100). This conference is free of charge and open to the public. Commission members may participate in the conference. The agenda for the Central region technical conference is attached to this Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference.

If you have not already done so, those who plan to attend the technical conference are strongly encouraged to complete the registration form located at: https://www.ferc.gov/​whats-new/​registration/​03-31-15-form.asp. There is no registration deadline or fee to attend the conference.

The Commission will post information on the technical conference on the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site, http://www.ferc.gov, prior to the conference. The Central region technical conference will also be transcribed. Transcripts of the technical conference will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. (202) 347-3700). There will also be a free audio cast of the conference. The audio cast will allow persons to listen to the Central region technical conference, but not participate. Anyone with internet access who desires to watch the Central region conference can do so by navigating to the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site, http://www.ferc.gov, and locating the Central region technical conference in the Calendar. The Central region technical conference will contain a link to its audio cast.[5]

Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208-3372 (voice) or (202) 502-8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to (202) 208-2106 with the required accommodations.

For more information about the technical conferences, please contact:

Logistical Information, Sarah McKinley, Office of External Affairs, Federal Start Printed Page 17426Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8368, sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov.

Legal Information, Alan Rukin, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8502, alan.rukin@ferc.gov.

Technical Information, Jessica L. Cockrell, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8190, jessica.cockrell@ferc.gov.

Technical Information, Michael Gildea, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8420, michael.gildea@ferc.gov.

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Dated: March 25, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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1.  Technical Conference on Environmental Regulations and Electric Reliability, Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Energy Infrastructure, Docket No. AD15-4-000, (Dec. 9, 2014) (Notice of Technical Conferences), available at http://www.ferc.gov/​CalendarFiles/​20141209165657-AD15-4-000TC.pdf.

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2.  Technical Conference on Environmental Regulations and Electric Reliability, Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Energy Infrastructure, Docket No. AD15-4-000, (Jan. 6, 2015) (Supplemental Notice of Technical Conferences), available at http://www.ferc.gov/​CalendarFiles/​20150106170115-AD15-4-000TC1.pdf.

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3.  For purposes of this conference, the Central Region includes the following Commission-approved Order No. 1000 planning regions: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP). This region also includes the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

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4.  Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, 79 FR 34,830 (2014) (Proposed Rule), available at http://www.gpo.gov/​fdsys/​pkg/​FR-2014-06-18/​pdf/​2014-13726.pdf.

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5.  The audio cast will continue to be available on the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site, http://www.ferc.gov, for three months after the conference.

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[FR Doc. 2015-07448 Filed 3-31-15; 8:45 am]

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