Title 18 published on 2012-04-01
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In this Final Rule, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) amends its regulations to incorporate by reference the latest version (Version 2.0) of certain business practice standards adopted by the Wholesale Gas Quadrant (WGQ) of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) applicable to natural gas pipelines. In addition, based on the minor corrections and errata made by NAESB and reported to the Commission on May 4, 2012, the Commission will incorporate by reference certain standards that it earlier proposed not to incorporate, as the revised standards no longer conflict with Commission regulations. In this Final Rule, the Commission also provides guidance on the criteria the Commission will use in deciding whether to grant or deny requests for waivers or extensions of time and modifies the compliance filing requirements to add transparency as to where in the tariff incorporated standards may be found.
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§ 717 - Regulation of natural gas companies
§ 717a - Definitions
§ 717b - Exportation or importation of natural gas; LNG terminals
15 USC § 717b–1 - State and local safety considerations
§ 717c - Rates and charges
15 USC § 717c–1 - Prohibition on market manipulation
§ 717d - Fixing rates and charges; determination of cost of production or transportation
§ 717e - Ascertainment of cost of property
§ 717f - Construction, extension, or abandonment of facilities
§ 717g - Accounts; records; memoranda
§ 717h - Rates of depreciation
§ 717i - Periodic and special reports
§ 717j - State compacts for conservation, transportation, etc., of natural gas
§ 717k - Officials dealing in securities
15 USC § -
§ 717m - Investigations by Commission
§ 717n - Process coordination; hearings; rules of procedure
§ 717p - Joint boards
§ 717q - Appointment of officers and employees
§ 717r - Rehearing and review
§ 717s - Enforcement of chapter
§ 717t - General penalties
15 USC § 717t–1 - Civil penalty authority
15 USC § 717t–2 - Natural gas market transparency rules
§ 717u - Jurisdiction of offenses; enforcement of liabilities and duties
§ 717v - Separability
§ 717w - Short title
§ 3432 - Effect on State laws
§ 7101 - Definitions
§ 7111 - Congressional findings
§ 7112 - Congressional declaration of purpose
§ 7113 - Relationship with States
§ 7131 - Establishment
§ 7132 - Principal officers
§ 7133 - Assistant Secretaries; appointment and confirmation; identification of responsibilities
§ 7134 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; compensation of Chairman and members
§ 7135 - Energy Information Administration
§ 7135a - Delegation by Secretary of Energy of energy research, etc., functions to Administrator of Energy Information Administration; prohibition against required delegation; utilization of capabilities by Secretary
§ 7136 - Economic Regulatory Administration; appointment of Administrator; compensation; qualifications; functions
§ 7137 - Functions of Comptroller General
§ 7138 - Repealed.
§ 7139 - Office of Science; establishment; appointment of Director; compensation; duties
§ 7140 - Leasing Liaison Committee; establishment; composition
§ 7141 - Office of Minority Economic Impact
§ 7142 - National Atomic Museum and National Atomic Testing Museum
§ 7142a - Designation of American Museum of Science and Energy
§ 7142b - Authority
§ 7142c - Museum volunteers
§ 7142d - Definitions
§ 7143 - Repealed.
§ 7144 - Establishment of policy for National Nuclear Security Administration
§ 7144a - Establishment of security, counterintelligence, and intelligence policies
§ 7144b - Office of Counterintelligence
§ 7144c - Office of Intelligence
§ 7144d - Office of Arctic Energy
§ 7144e - Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
§ 7151 - General transfers
§ 7151a - Jurisdiction over matters transferred from Energy Research and Development Administration
§ 7152 - Transfers from Department of the Interior
§ 7153 - Administration of leasing transfers
§ 7154 - Transfers from Department of Housing and Urban Development
§ 7155 - Repealed.
§ 7156 - Transfers from Department of the Navy
§ 7156a - Repealed.
§ 7157 - Transfers from Department of Commerce
§ 7158 - Naval reactor and military application programs
§ 7159 - Transfer to Department of Transportation
§ 7171 - Appointment and administration
§ 7172 - Jurisdiction of Commission
§ 7173 - Initiation of rulemaking procedures before Commission
§ 7174 - Referral of other rulemaking proceedings to Commission
§ 7175 - Right of Secretary to intervene in Commission proceedings
§ 7176 - Reorganization
§ 7177 - Access to information
§ 7178 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fees and annual charges
§ 7191 - Procedures for issuance of rules, regulations, or orders
§ 7192 - Judicial review
§ 7193 - Remedial orders
§ 7194 - Requests for adjustments
§ 7195 - Report to Congress; contents
§ 7211, 7212 - Repealed.
§ 7213 to 7217 - Repealed.
§ 7218 - Repealed.
§ 7231 - Officers and employees
§ 7232 - Senior positions
§ 7233 - Experts and consultants
§ 7234 - Advisory committees
§ 7235 - Armed services personnel
§ 7236 - Transferred
§ 7237 - Priority placement, job placement, retraining, and counseling programs for United States Department of Energy employees affected by reduction in force
§ 7238 - Temporary appointments for scientific and technical experts in Department of Energy research and development programs
§ 7239 - Transferred
§ 7251 - General authority
§ 7252 - Delegation
§ 7253 - Reorganization
§ 7254 - Rules and regulations
§ 7255 - Subpoena
§ 7256 - Contracts, leases, etc., with public agencies and private organizations and persons
§ 7256a, 7256b - Transferred
§ 7257 - Acquisition, construction, etc., of laboratories, research and testing sites, etc.
§ 7257a to 7257c - Transferred
§ 7257d - Expanded research by Secretary of Energy
§ 7258 - Facilities construction
§ 7259 - Use of facilities
§ 7259a - Activities of Department of Energy facilities
§ 7260 - Field offices
§ 7261 - Acquisition of copyrights, patents, etc.
§ 7261a - Protection of sensitive technical information
§ 7261b - Technology transfer to small businesses
§ 7261c - Technology partnerships ombudsman
§ 7262 - Repealed.
§ 7263 - Capital fund
§ 7264 - Seal of Department
§ 7265 - Regional Energy Advisory Boards
§ 7266 - Designation of conservation officers
§ 7267 - Annual report
§ 7268 - Leasing report
§ 7269 - Transfer of funds
§ 7269a - Repealed.
§ 7269b - Transfer of unexpended appropriation balances
§ 7269c - Funding for Department of Energy activities not included in Fossil Energy account
§ 7270 - Authorization of appropriations
§ 7270a - Guards for Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities
§ 7270b - Trespass on Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities
§ 7270c - Annual assessment and report on vulnerability of facilities to terrorist attack
§ 7271 - Transferred
§ 7271a - Repealed.
§ 7271b - Repealed.
§ 7271c - Repealed.
§ 7271d to 7273a - Transferred
§ 7273b - Security investigations
§ 7273c - Transferred
§ 7274 - Environmental impact statements relating to defense facilities of Department of Energy
§ 7274a to 7274d - Transferred
§ 7274e - Scholarship and fellowship program for environmental restoration and waste management
§ 7274f - Transferred
§ 7274g - Environmental restoration and waste management five-year plan and budget reports
§ 7274h, 7274i - Transferred
§ 7274j - Repealed.
§ 7274k - Transferred
42 USC § -
§ 7274p - Advice to President and Congress regarding safety, security, and reliability of United States nuclear weapons stockpile
§ 7274q - Transferred
§ 7274r - Transferred
§ 7274s - Transferred
§ 7275 - Definitions
§ 7276 - Regulations to require integrated resource planning
§ 7276a - Technical assistance
§ 7276b - Integrated resource plans
§ 7276c - Miscellaneous provisions
§ 7276d - Property protection program for power marketing administrations
§ 7276e - Provision of rewards
§ 7276f - Western Area Power Administration; deposit and availability of discretionary offsetting collections
§ 7276g - Western Area Power Administration; deposit and availability of funds related to Falcon and Amistad Dams
§ 7277 - Report concerning review of United States coal imports
§ 7278 - Availability of appropriations for Department of Energy for transportation, uniforms, security, and price support and loan guarantee programs; transfer of funds; acceptance of contributions
§ 7279 - Identification in budget materials of amounts for certain Department of Energy pension obligations
§ 7279a - Future-years energy program annual submission and budgeting
§ 7291 - Transfer and allocations of appropriations and personnel
§ 7292 - Effect on personnel
§ 7293 - Agency terminations
§ 7294 - Incidental transfers
§ 7295 - Savings provisions
§ 7296 - Separability
§ 7297 - Cross references
§ 7298 - Presidential authority
§ 7299 - Transition
§ 7300 - Report to Congress; effect on personnel
§ 7301 - Environmental impact statements
§ 7321 - National Energy Policy Plan
§ 7322 - Congressional review
§ 7341 - Effective date
§ 7342 - Interim appointments
§ 7351 - Submission of comprehensive review
§ 7352 - Contents of review
§ 1331 - Definitions
§ 1332 - Congressional declaration of policy
§ 1333 - Laws and regulations governing lands
§ 1334 - Administration of leasing
§ 1335 - Validation and maintenance of prior leases
§ 1336 - Controversies over jurisdiction; agreements; payments; final settlement or adjudication; approval of notice concerning oil and gas operations in Gulf of Mexico
§ 1337 - Leases, easements, and rights-of-way on the outer Continental Shelf
§ 1338 - Disposition of revenues
§ 1338a - Moneys received as a result of forfeiture by Outer Continental Shelf permittee, lessee, or right-of-way holder; return of excess amounts
§ 1339 - Repealed.
§ 1340 - Geological and geophysical explorations
§ 1341 - Reservation of lands and rights
§ 1342 - Prior claims as unaffected
§ 1343 - Repealed.
§ 1344 - Outer Continental Shelf leasing program
§ 1345 - Coordination and consultation with affected State and local governments
§ 1346 - Environmental studies
§ 1347 - Safety and health regulations
§ 1348 - Enforcement of safety and environmental regulations
§ 1349 - Citizens suits, jurisdiction and judicial review
§ 1350 - Remedies and penalties
§ 1351 - Oil and gas development and production
§ 1352 - Oil and gas information program
§ 1353 - Federal purchase and disposition of oil and gas
§ 1354 - Limitations on export of oil or gas
§ 1355 - Restrictions on employment of former officers or employees of Department of the Interior
§ 1356 - Documentary, registry and manning requirements
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 18 CFR 284 after this date.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to revise its regulations to provide optional notice procedures for processing rate filings by those natural gas pipelines that fall under the Commission's jurisdiction pursuant to the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 or the Natural Gas Act. An intrastate pipeline may elect to use these procedures for approval of a filing pursuant to the Commission's regulations. Under these procedures, if there is no protest to the filing as determined under this proposal, the filing would be deemed approved without a Commission order. The proposed rule would result in regulatory certainty and a reduction of regulatory burdens.
On February 22, 2012, the Commission published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (77 FR 10415) (NOPR) proposing to amend its regulations to incorporate by reference the latest version (Version 2.0) of business practice standards adopted by the Wholesale Gas Quadrant of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) applicable to natural gas pipelines. The Commission, however, did not propose to adopt two standards it found inconsistent with its regulations. Among the comments filed with the Commission were comments from NAESB explaining that its Wholesale Gas Quadrant Executive Committee was in the process of voting on two standards to rectify the inconsistency noted in the NOPR by the Commission. On May 4, 2012, NAESB filed a status report informing the Commission that it had finalized the two corrections. The Commission is providing interested parties an opportunity to file comments with respect to the two corrected standards adopted by NAESB and whether the Commission should incorporate these revised standards into its regulations.