18 CFR 292.202 - Definitions.

§ 292.202 Definitions.
For purposes of this subpart:
(a) Biomass means any organic material not derived from fossil fuels;
(b) Waste means an energy input that is listed below in this subsection, or any energy input that has little or no current commercial value and exists in the absence of the qualifying facility industry. Should a waste energy input acquire commercial value after a facility is qualified by way of Commission certification pursuant to § 292.207(b), or self-certification pursuant to § 292.207(a), the facility will not lose its qualifying status for that reason. Waste includes, but is not limited to, the following materials that the Commission previously has approved as waste:
(1) Anthracite culm produced prior to July 23, 1985;
(2) Anthracite refuse that has an average heat content of 6,000 Btu or less per pound and has an average ash content of 45 percent or more;
(3) Bituminous coal refuse that has an average heat content of 9,500 Btu per pound or less and has an average ash content of 25 percent or more;
(4) Top or bottom subbituminous coal produced on Federal lands or on Indian lands that has been determined to be waste by the United States Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or that is located on non-Federal or non-Indian lands outside of BLM's jurisdiction, provided that the applicant shows that the latter coal is an extension of that determined by BLM to be waste.
(5) Coal refuse produced on Federal lands or on Indian lands that has been determined to be waste by the BLM or that is located on non-Federal or non-Indian lands outside of BLM's jurisdiction, provided that applicant shows that the latter is an extension of that determined by BLM to be waste.
(6) Lignite produced in association with the production of montan wax and lignite that becomes exposed as a result of such a mining operation;
(7) Gaseous fuels, except:
(i) Synthetic gas from coal; and
(ii) Natural gas from gas and oil wells unless the natural gas meets the requirements of § 2.400 of this chapter;
(8) Petroleum coke;
(9) Materials that a government agency has certified for disposal by combustion;
(10) Residual heat;
(11) Heat from exothermic reactions;
(12) Used rubber tires;
(13) Plastic materials; and
(14) Refinery off-gas.
(c) Cogeneration facility means equipment used to produce electric energy and forms of useful thermal energy (such as heat or steam), used for industrial, commercial, heating, or cooling purposes, through the sequential use of energy;
(d) Topping-cycle cogeneration facility means a cogeneration facility in which the energy input to the facility is first used to produce useful power output, and at least some of the reject heat from the power production process is then used to provide useful thermal energy;
(e) Bottoming-cycle cogeneration facility means a cogeneration facility in which the energy input to the system is first applied to a useful thermal energy application or process, and at least some of the reject heat emerging from the application or process is then used for power production;
(f) Supplementary firing means an energy input to the cogeneration facility used only in the thermal process of a topping-cycle cogeneration facility, or only in the electric generating process of a bottoming-cycle cogeneration facility;
(g) Useful power output of a cogeneration facility means the electric or mechanical energy made available for use, exclusive of any such energy used in the power production process;
(h) Useful thermal energy output of a topping-cycle cogeneration facility means the thermal energy:
(1) That is made available to an industrial or commercial process (net of any heat contained in condensate return and/or makeup water);
(2) That is used in a heating application (e.g., space heating, domestic hot water heating); or
(3) That is used in a space cooling application (i.e., thermal energy used by an absorption chiller).
(i) Total energy output of a topping-cycle cogeneration facility is the sum of the useful power output and useful thermal energy output;
(j) Total energy input means the total energy of all forms supplied from external sources;
(k) Natural gas means either natural gas unmixed, or any mixture of natural gas and artificial gas;
(l) Oil means crude oil, residual fuel oil, natural gas liquids, or any refined petroleum products; and
(m) Energy input in the case of energy in the form of natural gas or oil is to be measured by the lower heating value of the natural gas or oil.
(n) Electric utility holding company means a holding company, as defined in section 2(a)(7) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, 15 U.S.C. 79b(a)(7) which owns one or more electric utilities, as defined in section 2(a)(3) of that Act, 15 U.S.C. 79b(a)(3), but does not include any holding company which is exempt by rule or order adopted or issued pursuant to sections 3(a)(3) or 3(a)(5) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, 15 U.S.C. 79c(a)(3) or 79c(a)(5).
(o) Utility geothermal small power production facility means a small power production facility which uses geothermal energy as the primary energy resource and of which more than 50 percent is owned either:
(1) By an electric utility or utilities, electric utility holding company or companies, or any combination thereof.
(2) By any company 50 percent or more of the outstanding voting securities of which of which are directly or indirectly owned, controlled, or held with power to vote by an electric utility, electric utility holding company, or any combination thereof.
(p) New dam or diversion means a dam or diversion which requires, for the purposes of installing any hydroelectric power project, any construction, or enlargement of any impoundment or diversion structure (other than repairs or reconstruction or the addition of flashboards of similar adjustable devices);
(q) Substantial adverse effect on the environment means a substantial alteration in the existing or potential use of, or a loss of, natural features, existing habitat, recreational uses, water quality, or other environmental resources. Substantial alteration of particular resource includes a change in the environment that substantially reduces the quality of the affected resources; and
(r) Commitment of substantial monetary resources means the expenditure of, or commitment to expend, at least 50 percent of the total cost of preparing an application for license or exemption for a hydroelectric project that is accepted for filing by the Commission pursuant to § 4.32(e) of this chapter. The total cost includes (but is not limited to) the cost of agency consultation, environmental studies, and engineering studies conducted pursuant to § 4.38 of this chapter, and the Commission's requirements for filing an application for license exemption.
(s) Sequential use of energy means:
(1) For a topping-cycle cogeneration facility, the use of reject heat from a power production process in sufficient amounts in a thermal application or process to conform to the requirements of the operating standard; or
(2) For a bottoming-cycle cogeneration facility, the use of reject heat from a thermal application or process, at least some of which is then used for power production.
(Energy Security Act, Pub. L. 96-294, 94 Stat. 611 (1980) Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2601, et seq., Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act, 15 U.S.C. 791 et seq., Federal Power Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 792 et seq., Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq., E.O. 12009, 42 FR 46267)
[45 FR 17972, Mar. 20, 1980, as amended at 45 FR 33958, May 21, 1980; 45 FR 66789, Oct. 8, 1980; Order 135, 46 FR 19231, Mar. 30, 1981; 46 FR 32239, June 22, 1981; Order 499, 53 FR 27002, July 18, 1988; Order 575, 60 FR 4857, Jan. 25, 1995]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 791a - Short title

§ 792 - Federal Power Commission; creation; number; appointment; term; qualifications; vacancies; quorum; chairman; salary; place of holding sessions

§ 793 - Appointment of officers and employees of Commission; duties, and salaries; detail of officers and employees from other departments; expenditures authorized

§ 793a - Repealed.

§ 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 796 - Definitions

§ 797 - General powers of Commission

§ 797a - Congressional authorization for permits, licenses, leases, or authorizations for dams, conduits, reservoirs, etc., within national parks or monuments

§ 797b - Duty to keep Congress fully and currently informed

§ 797c - Dams in National Park System units

§ 797d - Third party contracting by FERC

§ 798 - Purpose and scope of preliminary permits; transfer and cancellation

§ 799 - License; duration, conditions, revocation, alteration, or surrender

§ 800 - Issuance of preliminary permits or licenses

§ 801 - Transfer of license; obligations of transferee

§ 802 - Information to accompany application for license; landowner notification

§ 803 - Conditions of license generally

§ 804 - Project works affecting navigable waters; requirements insertable in license

§ 805 - Participation by Government in costs of locks, etc.

§ 806 - Time limit for construction of project works; extension of time; termination or revocation of licenses for delay

§ 807 - Right of Government to take over project works

§ 808 - New licenses and renewals

§ 809 - Temporary use by Government of project works for national safety; compensation for use

§ 810 - Disposition of charges arising from licenses

§ 811 - Operation of navigation facilities; rules and regulations; penalties

§ 812 - Public-service licensee; regulations by State or by commission as to service, rates, charges, etc.

§ 813 - Power entering into interstate commerce; regulation of rates, charges, etc.

§ 814 - Exercise by licensee of power of eminent domain

§ 815 - Contract to furnish power extending beyond period of license; obligations of new licensee

§ 816 - Preservation of rights vested prior to June 10, 1920

§ 817 - Projects not affecting navigable waters; necessity for Federal license, permit or right-of-way; unauthorized activities

§ 818 - Public lands included in project; reservation of lands from entry

§ 819 - Repealed. Aug. 26, 1935, ch. 687, title II,

§ 820 - Proceedings for revocation of license or to prevent violations of license

§ 821 - State laws and water rights unaffected

§ 822 - Reservation of right to alter or repeal chapter

§ 823 - Repeal of inconsistent laws

§ 823a - Conduit hydroelectric facilities

§ 823b - Enforcement

§ 823c - Alaska State jurisdiction over small hydroelectric projects

§ 823d - Alternative conditions and prescriptions

§ 824 - Declaration of policy; application of subchapter

§ 824a - Interconnection and coordination of facilities; emergencies; transmission to foreign countries

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 824b - Disposition of property; consolidations; purchase of securities

§ 824c - Issuance of securities; assumption of liabilities

§ 824d - Rates and charges; schedules; suspension of new rates; automatic adjustment clauses

§ 824e - Power of Commission to fix rates and charges; determination of cost of production or transmission

§ 824f - Ordering furnishing of adequate service

§ 824g - Ascertainment of cost of property and depreciation

§ 824h - References to State boards by Commission

§ 824i - Interconnection authority

§ 824j - Wheeling authority

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 824k - Orders requiring interconnection or wheeling

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 824m - Sales by exempt wholesale generators

§ 824n - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 824p - Siting of interstate electric transmission facilities

§ 824q - Native load service obligation

§ 824r - Protection of transmission contracts in the Pacific Northwest

§ 824s - Transmission infrastructure investment

§ 824t - Electricity market transparency rules

§ 824u - Prohibition on filing false information

§ 824v - Prohibition of energy market manipulation

§ 824w - Joint boards on economic dispatch

§ 825 - Accounts and records

§ 825a - Rates of depreciation; notice to State authorities before fixing

§ 825b - Requirements applicable to agencies of United States

§ 825c - Periodic and special reports; obstructing filing reports or keeping accounts, etc.

§ 825d - Officials dealing in securities

§ 825e - Complaints

§ 825f - Investigations by Commission

§ 825g - Hearings; rules of procedure

§ 825h - Administrative powers of Commission; rules, regulations, and orders

§ 825i - Appointment of officers and employees; compensation

§ 825j - Investigations relating to electric energy; reports to Congress

§ 825k - Publication and sale of reports

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 825m - Enforcement provisions

§ 825n - Forfeiture for violations; recovery; applicability

16 U.S. Code § -

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 825p - Jurisdiction of offenses; enforcement of liabilities and duties

§ 825q - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 825r - Separability

§ 2601 - Findings

§ 2602 - Definitions

§ 2603 - Relationship to antitrust laws

§ 2611 - Purposes

§ 2612 - Coverage

§ 2613 - Federal contracts

§ 2621 - Consideration and determination respecting certain ratemaking standards

§ 2622 - Obligations to consider and determine

§ 2623 - Adoption of certain standards

§ 2624 - Lifeline rates

§ 2625 - Special rules for standards

§ 2626 - Reports respecting standards

§ 2627 - Relationship to State law

§ 2631 - Intervention in proceedings

§ 2632 - Consumer representation

§ 2633 - Judicial review and enforcement

§ 2634 - Prior and pending proceedings

§ 2641 - Voluntary guidelines

§ 2642 - Responsibilities of Secretary

§ 2643 - Gathering information on costs of service

§ 2644 - Relationship to other authority

§ 2645 - Utility regulatory institute

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

§ 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 U.S. Code § -

42 U.S. Code § -

§ 7274p - Transferred

§ 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

Public Laws