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On March 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to amend the test procedure for fluorescent lamp ballasts. That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for the final rule. Specifically, in this final rule, DOE updates references to industry standards; clarifies the selection of...
Qualifying Facility Rates and Requirements Implementation Issues Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978
In this Order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issues its final rule approving certain revisions to its regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). These changes will enable the Commission to continue to fulfill its statutory obligations under sections 201 and 210 of PURPA.
Extending Natural Gas Export Authorizations to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries Through the Year 2050
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) will act on applications and amendments requesting to export domestically produced natural gas--including liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas, and compressed gas liquid--from the lower-48 states to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries for a term ending on...
Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Procedures for Evaluating Statutory Factors for Use in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards
The Department of Energy is amending its decision-making process for selecting energy conservation standards by specifying that it will conduct a comparative analysis of the relative benefits and burdens of potential energy conservation standard levels in determining whether a specific energy conservation standard level is economically justified.
On August 9, 2019, as a result of a petition from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and data received in response to that petition, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops established under the Energy Policy...
Filing Requirements for Electric Utility Service Agreements; Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act; Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process; Electric Quarterly Reports
The Commission revises its Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) reporting requirements to require time zone information to be reported in connection with transmission capacity reassignments. The Commission declines to adopt proposals to require transmission providers to report ancillary services transaction data in the EQR or to require filers to...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issues this final rule to amend its regulations to preclude the issuance of authorizations to proceed with construction activities with respect to natural gas facilities authorized by order issued pursuant to section 3 or section 7 of the Natural Gas Act until either the time for filing a...