[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)






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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Ch. I

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voluntarily 
submits information about rulemakings under development. Of the 25 
rulemakings listed, 16 are current or projected rulemakings, and 9 are 
completed actions.

DATES: The dates provided represent goals, not commitments, and may be 
revised due to shifts in workload, changes in priorities, or extensive 
public comments. See the various dates listed for each specific 
rulemaking.

ADDRESSES: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Person listed for each specific rulemaking.

 Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

                             Federal Energy Regulatory Commission--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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4003        Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers.....................................     1902-AC07
4004        Electronic Filing of Documents......................................................     1902-AC09
4005        Critical Energy Infrastructure Information..........................................     1902-AC11
4006        Standardizing Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures...................     1902-AC15
4007        Electricity Market Design and Structure (Remedying Undue Discrimination Through Open     1902-AC18
            Access Transmission Service and Standard Electricity Market Design).................
4008        Electronic Tariff Filings...........................................................     1902-AC19
4009        Regulations of Cash Management Practices............................................     1902-AC23
4010        Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures........     1902-AC26
4011        Notice of Inquiry Concerning Natural Gas Pipelines Negotiated Policies and Practices     1902-AC28
4012        Standard of Review for Proposed Changes to Market-Based Rate Contracts for Wholesale     1902-AC29
            Sales of Electric Energy by Public Utilities........................................
4013        Hydroelectric Licensing Regulations Under the Federal Power Act.....................     1902-AC30
4014        Electronic Registration.............................................................     1902-AC31
4015        Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Rate Filing Requirements for Asset Retirement       1902-AC34
            Obligations.........................................................................
4016        Emergency Reconstruction of Interstate Natural Gas Facilities Under the Natural Gas      1902-AC36
            Act.................................................................................
4017        Standards for Business Practices of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines................     1902-AC37
4018        Proposed Pricing Policy for Efficient Operation and Expansion of Transmission Grid..     1902-AC39
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                             Federal Energy Regulatory Commission--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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4019        Standards For Business Practices of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines................     1902-AC13
4020        Accounting and Reporting of Financial Instruments, Comprehensive Income,                 1902-AC14
            Derivatives, and Hedging Activities.................................................
4021        Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule....................................     1902-AC24
4022        Assignment of Firm Capacity on Upstream Interstate Pipelines........................     1902-AC25
4023        Amendment to Delegations of Authority to the Chief Administrative Law Judge.........     1902-AC32
4024        Update of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fees Schedule for Annual            1902-AC33
            Charges for the Use of Government Lands.............................................
4025        Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits...............................     1902-AC35
4026        Elimination of the Paper Filing Requirements of FERC Form Nos. 2, 2-a, and 6........     1902-AC38
4027        Electronic Filing of Form 1, and Elimination of Certain Designed Schedules in FERC       1902-AC40
            Form Nos. 1 and 1-F.................................................................
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)           Long-Term Actions






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4003. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR TRANSMISSION PROVIDERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 3423; 16 USC 791 to 
825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 42 USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 37; 18 CFR 161; 18 CFR 250; 18 CFR 358

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is considering whether to promulgate new 
standards of conduct regulations that would apply uniformly to natural 
gas pipelines and public utilities that are currently subject to the 
gas standards of conduct of 18 CFR part 161 and the electric standards 
of conduct at 18 CFR part 37. (Docket No. RM01-10-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/05/01                    66 FR 50919
NPRM Comment Period End         12/20/01
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Demetra E. Anas, Attorney, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8178
Fax: 202 208-0057

RIN: 1902-AC07
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4004. ELECTRONIC FILING OF DOCUMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551 to 557; 15 USC 717 to 717z; 15 USC 3301 to 
3432; 16 USC 791a to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 42 USC 
7101 to 7352; 49 USC 60502; 49 USC app 1 to 85 (1988)

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, October 21, 2003, Government 
Paperwork Elimination Act.

Abstract: The Commission updated its electronic filing system to 
release 4.0 and began accepting additional types of documents for 
filing via the Internet in lieu of paper copies. (Docket No. RM00-12-
000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Rule                      09/21/00                    65 FR 57088
Final Rule Effective            11/01/00
New Release and Additional 
Qualified Docs.                 12/12/02                    67 FR 76397


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Wilbur Miller, General Attorney, Office of the General 
Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8953
Email: wilbur.miller@ferc.gov

RIN: 1902-AC09
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4005. CRITICAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301 to 305; 5 USC 551 to 557; 15 USC 717 to 
717w; 15 USC 3301 to 3432; 16 USC 791 to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 42 
USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 375; 18 CFR 388

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission amended its regulations to establish 
procedures for submitting critical energy infrastructure information 
(CEII) and for gaining access to CEII that would otherwise not be 
available under the Freedom of Information Act. (Docket Nos. RM02-4-
000, PL02-1-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice of Inquiry               01/23/02                     67 FR 3129
NPRM                            09/13/02                    67 FR 57994
NPRM Comment Period End         11/14/02                    67 FR 64835
Final Rule                      03/03/03                     68 FR 9857
Final Rule Effective            04/02/03
Order on Rehearing               To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carol C. Johnson, Staff Attorney, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, Office of the General Counsel, 888 First Street 
NE., Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8521
Email: carol.johnson@ferc.gov

RIN: 1902-AC11
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4006. STANDARDIZING GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 16 USC 791a to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 
42 USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission proposes to amend its regulations to require 
public utilities to file the standardized interconnection agreement and 
procedures to be adopted in this proceeding and to take and provide 
interconnection service under them. (Docket No. RM02-1-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           11/01/01                    66 FR 55140
ANPRM Comment Period End        02/01/02                     67 FR 3632
NPRM                            05/02/02                    67 FR 22249
NPRM Comment Period End         06/17/02
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick G. Rooney, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Office of Markets, Tariffs and Rates, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-6205

RIN: 1902-AC15
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4007. ELECTRICITY MARKET DESIGN AND STRUCTURE (REMEDYING UNDUE 
DISCRIMINATION THROUGH OPEN ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICE AND STANDARD 
ELECTRICITY MARKET DESIGN)

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 16 USC 791a to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 
42 USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is proposing to amend its regulations under 
the Federal Power Act, to modify the pro

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forma open access transmission tariff established under the 
Commission's order No. 888, to provide for non-discriminatory 
standardized transmission service and wholesale electric markets, and 
so to remedy remaining undue discrimination in the provision of 
interstate transmission services and in other industry practices, and 
to assure just and reasonable rates within and among regional power 
markets. (Docket No. RM01-12-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/29/02                    67 FR 55452
NPRM Comment Period End         11/15/02
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Alice Fernandez, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Markets Tariffs and Rates, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-6389

RIN: 1902-AC18
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4008. ELECTRONIC TARIFF FILINGS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: OMB Circular A-130

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 131; 18 CFR 154; 18 CFR 157; 18 CFR 35; 18 CFR 
250; 18 CFR 330; 18 CFR 341; 18 CFR 342; 18 CFR 344; 18 CFR 346; 18 CFR 
348; 18 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, October 21, 2003, Government 
Paperwork Elimination Act.

Abstract: The Commission is considering making the electronic filing 
format of gas, electric, and oil tariffs mandatory. (Docket No. RM01-5-
000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice of Inquiry               03/20/01                    66 FR 15673


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bolton Pierce, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Markets, Tariffs and Rates, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8803

RIN: 1902-AC19
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4009. REGULATIONS OF CASH MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 717o; 16 USC 825(h); 49 app USC 20 (1988); 49 
app USC 12 (1988)

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 101; 18 CFR 201; 18 CFR 352

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is proposing to establish limits on the amount 
of funds that can be swept from a regulated subsidiary to a 
nonregulated parent under so-called ``cash management'' programs, as 
well as certain other requirements. (Docket No. RM02-14-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/07/02                    67 FR 51150
NPRM Comment Period End         08/28/02
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Roidakis, Attorney, Office of the General 
Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8206

RIN: 1902-AC23
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4010. STANDARDIZATION OF SMALL GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENTS AND 
PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 791a to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 
42 USC 7101 to 7532

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission seeks comments on standard small generator 
interconnection agreements and procedures. (Docket No. RM02-12-000)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           08/26/02                    67 FR 54749
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/04/02
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael G. Henry, Attorney, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Office of the General Counsel, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8532

RIN: 1902-AC26
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4011. NOTICE OF INQUIRY CONCERNING NATURAL GAS PIPELINES NEGOTIATED 
POLICIES AND PRACTICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 717d; 15 USC 717e

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 284

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission issued a notice of inquiry to seek comments on 
its negotiated rate policies and practices, established in Alternatives 
to Traditional Cost-of-Service Ratemaking for Natural Gas Pieplines, 
Regulation of Negotiated Transportation Services of Natural Gas 
Pipelines, Statement of Policy and Request for Comments. (Docket No. 
PL02-6-000)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice of Inquiry               07/25/02                    67 FR 48592
NOI Comment Period End          09/25/02                    67 FR 53350


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael G. Henry, Attorney, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Office of the General Counsel, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8532

RIN: 1902-AC28
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4012. STANDARD OF REVIEW FOR PROPOSED CHANGES TO MARKET-BASED RATE 
CONTRACTS FOR WHOLESALE SALES OF ELECTRIC ENERGY BY PUBLIC UTILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 601; 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 3432; 16 
USC 792 to 825y; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 42 USC 4321 to 4361; 42 USC 7101 
to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 2

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Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission proposes to adopt a policy statement on the 
standard of review to be met to justify proposed changes in market-
based rate contracts for wholesale sales of electric energy by public 
utilities in light of Mobile-Sierra doctrine. (Docket No. PL02-7-000)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice of Proposed Policy 
Statement                       08/08/02                    67 FR 51516


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Shaheda Sultan, Staff Attorney, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8845

RIN: 1902-AC29
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4013. HYDROELECTRIC LICENSING REGULATIONS UNDER THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 791a to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 42 USC 7101 
to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 4; 18 CFR 5; 18 CFR 16; 18 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is proposing to revise its regulations 
pertaining to hydroelectric licensing under the Fedral Power Act. The 
proposed revisions would create a new licensing process in which a 
potential license applicant's pre-filing consultation and the 
Commission's scoping pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act 
would be conducted concurrently, rather than sequentially. The proposed 
rule also provides for increased public participation in pre-filing 
consultation. (Docket No. RM02-16-000)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            03/21/03                    68 FR 13898
NPRM Comment Period End         04/21/03
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, State, Federal

Agency Contact: Timothy Welch, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Energy Projects, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8760
Email: timothy.welch@ferc.gov

RIN: 1902-AC30
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4014. [bull] ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551 to 557; 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 
3432; 16 USC 791 to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 42 USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 375; 18 CFR 390

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission suspended the effective date of its 
requirement that users of its online applications register 
electronically. 18 CFR 390.1 is suspended until the new effective date 
is announced by the Commission, in a document published in the Federal 
Register. (Docket No. RM02-10-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Rule                      08/12/02                    67 FR 52406
Final Rule Effective            01/15/03                     68 FR 1964
Final Rule Suspension           02/14/03                     68 FR 7416


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Wilbur Miller, General Attorney, Office of the General 
Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8953
Email: wilbur.miller@ferc.gov

RIN: 1902-AC31
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4015. [bull] ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL REPORTING, AND RATE FILING 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 3432; 16 USC 791a 
to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 42 USC 7101 to 7352; 49 USC 
60502; 49 USC app 1 to 85

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 35; 18 CFR 101; 18 CFR 154; 18 CFR 201; 18 CFR 
346; 18 CFR 352

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission proposes to revise its regulations to update 
the accounting and reporting requirements for liabilities for asset 
retirement obligations under its Uniform Systems of Account for public 
utilities, licensees, natural gas companies, and oil pipeline 
companies. (Docket No. RM02-7-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            11/19/02                    67 FR 69816
NPRM Comment Period End         01/03/03
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Klose, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Executive Director, Divison of Regulatory Accounting Policy, 
888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8283
Email: mark.klose@ferc.gov

RIN: 1902-AC34
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4016. [bull] EMERGENCY RECONSTRUCTION OF INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS 
FACILITIES UNDER THE NATURAL GAS ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 3432; 42 USC 7101 
to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 157

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is proposing to amend regulations to enable 
natural gas interstate pipeline companies to replace mainline 
facilities using a route other than the existing right-of-way and to 
commence construction without being subject to the 45-day prior notice 
proceedings specified in section 157.205 of the Commission's 
regulations and without project cost constraints, when immediate action 
is required to restore service in an emergency due to a sudden 
unanticipated loss of natural gas or capacity in order to prevent loss 
of life, impairment of health, or damage to property. (Docket No. RM03-
4-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/28/03                     68 FR 4120

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NPRM Comment Period End         02/27/03
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Christin, Managing Advisor, Office of the 
General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street 
NE., Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-6022

RIN: 1902-AC36
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4017. [bull] STANDARDS FOR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS 
PIPELINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 3432; 42 USC 7101 
to 7532; 43 USC 1331 to 1356

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 284

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission amended its regulations governing standards 
for conducting business practices with interstate natural gas 
pipelines. (Docket No. RM96-1-024.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/09/02                    67 FR 72870
NPRM Comment Period End         01/08/03
Final Rule                      03/21/03                    68 FR 13813
Final Rule Effective            04/21/03
Order on Rehearing               To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Goldenberg, Attorney Advisor, Office of the 
General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street 
NE, Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8685

RIN: 1902-AC37
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4018. [bull] PROPOSED PRICING POLICY FOR EFFICIENT OPERATION AND 
EXPANSION OF TRANSMISSION GRID

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 16 USC 791a to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 
42 USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission proposes a new pricing policy for the rates of 
transmission owners that transfer operational control of their 
transmission facilities to a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), 
form independent transmission companies (ITCs) with RTOs, or pursue 
additional measures that promote efficient operation and expansion of 
the transmission grid. The proposed policy creates rate incentives that 
reward RTO and ITC formation. (Docket No. PL03-1-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice of Proposed Policy 
Statement                       01/27/03                     68 FR 3842
Comments Due                    03/13/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen Pointer, Office of Markets, Tariffs and Rates, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, 
DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8761

RIN: 1902-AC39
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4019. STANDARDS FOR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS 
PIPELINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 284

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Order on Rehearing              07/31/02                    67 FR 49564

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Goldenberg
Phone: 202 502-8685

RIN: 1902-AC13
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4020. ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS, COMPREHENSIVE 
INCOME, DERIVATIVES, AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 101; 18 CFR 201; 18 CFR 352

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      11/06/02                    67 FR 67691
Final Rule Effective            12/06/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Julia A. Lake
Phone: 202 502-8370

RIN: 1902-AC14
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4021. CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENT RULE

Priority: Routine and Frequent

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 385 (Revision)

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      08/12/02                    67 FR 52410
Final Rule Effective            08/12/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carolyn Van DerJagt
Phone: 202 502-8620

RIN: 1902-AC24
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4022. ASSIGNMENT OF FIRM CAPACITY ON UPSTREAM INTERSTATE PIPELINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 284

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Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/04/02                    67 FR 72098
Final Rule Effective            01/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cecilia Desmond
Phone: 202 502-8695

RIN: 1902-AC25
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4023. [bull] AMENDMENT TO DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY TO THE CHIEF 
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551 to 557; 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 
3432; 16 USC 791 to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 42 USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 375

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule clarifies the authority of the Chief 
Administrative Law Judge (Chief ALJ) to establish procedural timeline 
in matters set for hearing. (Docket No. RM03-5-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Rule Effective            01/29/03
Final Rule                      02/10/03                     68 FR 6608

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Wilbur Miller, General Attorney, Office of the General 
Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8953
Email: wilbur.miller@ferc.gov

RIN: 1902-AC32
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4024. [bull] UPDATE OF THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION'S FEES 
SCHEDULE FOR ANNUAL CHARGES FOR THE USE OF GOVERNMENT LANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 791z to 825r; 42 USC 7101 to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission updated its schedule for fees for the use of 
Government lands. (Docket No. RM03-1-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule Effective            10/01/02
Final Rule                      11/21/02                    67 FR 70158

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Fannie Kingsberry, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Financial Services Division, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-6108

RIN: 1902-AC33
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4025. [bull] NATURAL GAS PIPELINES; PROJECT COST AND ANNUAL LIMITS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 717 to 717w; 15 USC 3301 to 3432; 42 USC 7101 
to 7352

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 157

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission computes and publishes the project cost and 
annual limits for natural gas pipelines blanket construction 
certificates for each calendar year. (Docket No. RM81-19-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Rule Effective            01/30/03
Final Rule                      02/25/03                     68 FR 8710

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael J. McGehee, Regulatory Gas Utility Specialist, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Division of Pipeline 
Certificates, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8962

RIN: 1902-AC35
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4026. [bull] ELIMINATION OF THE PAPER FILING REQUIREMENTS OF FERC FORM 
NOS. 2, 2-A, AND 6

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551 to 557; 515 USC 717 to 717z; 15 USC 3301 to 
3432; 16 USC 791a to 825r; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 9701; 42 USC 
7101 to 7352; 49 USC 60502; 49 USC 1 to 85

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 260; 18 CFR 357; 18 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission amended its regulations to eliminate the paper 
filing requirements of Form Nos. 2 (Form 2), 2-A (Form 2-A), and 6 
(Form 6). (Docket No. RM03-3-000.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      01/03/03                      68 FR 266
Final Rule Effective            02/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Julia A. Lake, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426
Phone: 202 502-8370

RIN: 1902-AC38
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4027. [bull] ELECTRONIC FILING OF FORM 1, AND ELIMINATION OF CERTAIN 
DESIGNED SCHEDULES IN FERC FORM NOS. 1 AND 1-F

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551 to 557; 15 USC 79; 15 USC 717 to 717z; 15 
USC 3301 to 3432; 16 USC 791a to 828c; 16 USC 2601 to 2645; 31 USC 
9701; 42 USC 7101 to 7352; 49 USC 60502; 49 USC app 1 to 85

CFR Citation: 18 CFR 35; 18 CFR 141; 18 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is correcting its final rule and identifying 
what designated lines and schedules in Form No. 1-F, principally in the 
comparative Balance Sheet and the Statement of Income for the Year, 
should be retained or eliminated. (Docket No. RM02-9-001.)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/23/02                    67 FR 36093
Final Rule Correction           01/02/03                       68 FR 45
Final Rule Correction Effective 01/02/03                       68 FR 45

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Julia A. Lake, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426

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Phone: 202 502-8370

RIN: 1902-AC40
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