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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§ 3432 - Effect on State laws
§ 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§ 1339 - Repealed.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§ 1343 - Repealed.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.