Monday, December 21, 2015

REGTrak Vol. 80, Issue 244, Monday, December 21, 2015

Revision of a Currently Approved Collection  
Page 79319 [FR DOC# 2015-32029]
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice  
Pages 79320-79321 [FR DOC# 2015-31957]
Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-500, Ferc-542); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension  
Pages 79322-79324 [FR DOC# 2015-31970]
Combined Notice of Filings #1  
Page 79324 [FR DOC# 2015-31953]
Combined Notice Of Filings #2  
Page 79326 [FR DOC# 2015-31954]
Combined Notice of Filings #2  
Page 79327 [FR DOC# 2015-31963]
Combined Notice of Filings #1  
Pages 79327-79328 [FR DOC# 2015-31962]
Applications to Amend Certificates:
East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Application To Amend Certificate  
Pages 79328-79329 [FR DOC# 2015-31964]
Applications to Export Electric Energy:
Application To Export Electric Energy; Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc.  
Pages 79318-79319 [FR DOC# 2015-32028]
Initial Market-Based Rate Filings Including Requests for Blanket Section 204 Authorizations:
Avalon Solar Partners II LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization  
Page 79320 [FR DOC# 2015-31966]
RE Mustang LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization  
Pages 79321-79322 [FR DOC# 2015-31967]
Tranquillity LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization  
Pages 79324-79325 [FR DOC# 2015-31965]
RE Mustang 3 LLC; Supplemental Notice that Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization  
Page 79325 [FR DOC# 2015-31968]
RE Mustang 4 LLC; Supplemental Notice that Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization  
Pages 79326-79327 [FR DOC# 2015-31969]
Surrender of Preliminary Permit:
ORPC Alaska 2, LLC; Notice of Surrender of Preliminary Permit  
Page 79325 [FR DOC# 2015-31971]
Tariff Filings:
City of Pasadena, California; Notice of Filing  
Page 79321 [FR DOC# 2015-31956]
City of Riverside, California; Notice of Filing  
Pages 79325-79326 [FR DOC# 2015-31955]
Revision of a Currently Approved Collection  
Page 79319 [FR DOC# 2015-32029]
Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related Regulations  
Pages 79329-79330 [FR DOC# 2015-32011]
Lead; Renovation, Repair and Painting Program; Lead Test Kit; Notice of Opening of Comment Period  
Pages 79335-79336 [FR DOC# 2015-31994]
Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2015 Registration Maintenance Fees; Correction  
Pages 79337-79338 [FR DOC# 2015-32025]
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit  
Pages 79338-79339 [FR DOC# 2015-31995]
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Panel and a Public Teleconference of the Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel  
Pages 79330-79331 [FR DOC# 2015-31996]
Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings  
Pages 79331-79333 [FR DOC# 2015-32021]
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board  
Page 79337 [FR DOC# 2015-31997]
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permits; Proposed Reissuances:
Proposed Reissuance of NPDES General Permit for Discharges From Federal Aquaculture Facilities and Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country Within the Boundaries of Washington State (Permit Number WAG130000)  
Pages 79333-79335 [FR DOC# 2015-32026]
Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations:
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Air Pollution From Nitrogen Compounds State Implementation Plan  
Pages 79279-79283 [FR DOC# 2015-31662]
Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations:
Air Quality Implementation Plan Approval; Illinois; Illinois Power Holdings and AmerenEnergy Medina Valley Cogen Variance  
Pages 79261-79266 [FR DOC# 2015-31882]
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Interstate Transport of Ozone  
Pages 79266-79267 [FR DOC# 2015-31915]
Pesticide Tolerances:
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerances  
Pages 79267-79273 [FR DOC# 2015-31655]

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<> Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History - The U.S. Department of Energy announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces -- developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date -- over the lifetime of the products, businesses will save $167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885 million metric tons.

<> Senator Boxer's Statement on Passage of TSCA Legislation in the Senate - The U.S. Senate tonight overwhelmingly passed S.697, the "Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act" as an amendment to the House Passed H.R.2576 -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued a statement following passage of legislation to reform the nation's toxic chemicals law -- "I am pleased to move forward with the Senate language on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which has been a difficult, multi-year odyssey. . ."

<> On Heels of EPA 'Covert Propaganda' Bust on WOTUS Rule, E&C Leaders Concerned with Similar Shenanigans on Climate Rules - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY)  sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking information regarding the use of social media platforms by EPA to promote the agency's climate rules. 

<> NOAA Releases Climate Documents to House Science Committee - Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handed over about 100 documents relating to climate science research this week in response to a subpoena from the House Science Committee.

<> NRC Seeks Public Comment on Draft Guidance for Subsequent Renewal of Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeks public comment on two draft documents designed to guide the agency's staff in reviewing applications to extend operations of commercial nuclear power plants beyond 60 years -- publication of a Federal Register notice, expected Dec. 22. with comments accepted through Feb. 29, 2016.

<> USGS Estimates 53 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas Resources in Barnett Shale - The Barnett Shale contains estimated mean volumes of 53 trillion cubic feet of shale natural gas, 172 million barrels of shale oil and 176 million barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an updated assessment.

<> U.S. Reliance on Nonfuel Mineral Imports Increasing - Key nonfuel mineral commodities that support the U.S. economy and national security are increasingly being sourced from outside the U.S., according to a new U.S. Geological Survey publication.

<> November 2015 Global Climate Report - The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for November 2015 was highest on record for the month since record keeping began in 1880.

<> Report: Boosting Energy Efficiency In Chicago'S Large Buildings Could Save Up To $184 Million Annually, Create Up To 2,000 Jobs - The City of Chicago yesterday released the results of its second annual assessment of energy use in large commercial, institutional, and residential buildings throughout the city.

<> Here's How To Get Investors To Save The Planet - World leaders should tax carbon emissions if they want institutional investors to commit their assets toward clean energy projects, according to a top environmental adviser to U.S. money managers.

<> Scientists can measure drinking water age using atomic bomb fallout - A university research team has discovered a way to measure the age of treated drinking water by testing for residual radioactive fallout from atomic bomb testing.

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