[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 147 (Friday, July 31, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 45619-45620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18837]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 284

[Docket No. RM15-19-000]


Petition for a Rulemaking of the Liquids Shippers Group, Airlines 
for America, and the National Propane Gas Association

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Notice organizing conference.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission) provides information organizing the technical conference 
to be held on July 30, 2015, to discuss issues raised by the petition 
for rulemaking. The petition for rulemaking is requesting that the 
Commission issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) requiring 
changes to the FERC Form No. 6 (Annual Report of Oil Pipeline 
Companies), Page 700.

DATES: The technical conference will be held on July 30, 2015 between 9 
a.m. and 1 p.m. (Eastern Time). Following the technical conference, the 
Commission will consider post-technical conference comments submitted 
on or before September 25, 2015. Reply comments are due on or before 
October 30, 2015. The written comments will be included in the formal 
record of the proceeding.

ADDRESSES: The July 30, 2015 conference will be held at the 
Commission's headquarters at 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 
20426, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the Commission 
Meeting Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Technical Contact:
    Adrianne Cook, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, 
[email protected]., (202) 502-8849
Legal Contacts:
    David Faerberg, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, 
[email protected]., (202) 502-8275
    Rekha Chandrasekher, Office of the General Counsel,Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, 
[email protected]., (202) 502-8865

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice Organizing Conference

    On April 20, 2015, the Liquids Shippers Group, Airlines for America 
and the National Propane Gas Association (Joint Petitioners) filed a 
Petition for Rulemaking requesting that the Commission issue a Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) requiring changes to the FERC Form No. 6 
(Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies), Page 700.
    On June 30, 2015, the Commission issued a notice announcing the 
Commission will hold a technical conference on July 30, 2015 to discuss 
issues raised by the Petition for Rulemaking, and solicited interested 
speakers.
    The July 30, 2015 conference will be held at the Commission's 
headquarters at 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, between 9 
a.m. and 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the Commission Meeting Room. The 
technical conference will be led by Commission staff and may be 
attended by one or more Commissioners.
    The technical conference will consist of two sessions and focus on 
the issues raised in the Petition for Rulemaking. The appendix to this 
notice contains questions or issues to be addressed by panelists.

9 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Legal/Policy Perspective: Prepared Presentations 
(10 minutes each)
    Steven A. Adducci, Venable LLP, on behalf of Valero Marketing and 
Supply Company
    Matthew Corcoran, Goldstein & Associates, P.C., on behalf of Tesoro 
Refining & Marketing Company LLC
    Douglas F. John, John & Hengerer, on behalf of Liquids Shippers 
Group
    Steven M. Kramer, Association of Oil Pipe Lines
    Richard E. Powers, Jr., Venable LLP, on behalf of Airlines for 
America and National Propane Gas Association
    Daniel J. Poynor, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, on behalf of Association 
of Oil Pipe Lines
10:15 a.m.-10:55 a.m. Legal/Policy Dialogue (40 minutes)
10:55 a.m.-11:05 a.m. Break
11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Technical Perspective: Prepared Presentations (12 
minutes each)
    Steve A. Adducci, Venable LLP, on behalf of Valero Marketing and 
Supply Company
    Dr. Daniel S. Arthur, The Brattle Group, on behalf of Airlines for 
America and National Propane Gas Association
    Peter K. Ashton, Premier Quantitative Consulting, Inc., on behalf 
of Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC
    Kenneth A. Sosnick, Pendulum Energy, on behalf of Liquids Shippers 
Group
    Robert G. Van Hoecke, Regulatory Economics Group, on behalf of 
Association of Oil Pipe Lines
12:05 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Technical Dialogue (40 minutes)
12:45 p.m.-1 p.m. Closing Remarks

    Following the technical conference, the Commission will consider 
post-technical conference comments submitted on or before September 25, 
2015. Reply comments are due on or before October 30, 2015. The written 
comments will be included in the formal record of the proceeding.
    The technical conference will be transcribed. Transcripts of the 
technical conference will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal 
Reporters, Inc. ((202) 347-3700 or 1 (800) 336-6646). There will be a 
free webcast of the conference. The webcast will allow persons to 
listen to the technical conference, but not participate. Anyone with 
Internet access can listen to the conference by navigating to the 
Calendar of Events at www.ferc.gov and locating the technical 
conference in the Calendar. The technical conference will contain a 
link to its webcast. The Capital Connection provides technical support 
for the webcast and offers the option of listing to the meeting via 
phone-bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, please visit 
www.CapitolConnection.org or call 703-993-3100.\1\
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    \1\ The webcast will continue to be available on the Calendar of 
Events on the Commission's Web site www.ferc.gov for three months 
after the conference.
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    Advance registration is highly encouraged for all attendees. 
Attendees may register in advance at the following Web page: https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/07-30-15-form.asp. Attendees should 
allow time to pass through building security procedures before the 9 
a.m. (Eastern Time) start time of the technical conference. In 
addition, information on this event will be posted on the Calendar of 
Events on the Commission's Web site, www.ferc.gov, prior to the event.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the

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Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please 
send an email to [email protected] or call toll free 1-866-208-
3372 (voice) or 202-502 -8659 (TTY); or send a fax to 202-208-2106 with 
the required accommodations.
    For more information about this technical conference, please 
contact Sarah McKinley, 202-502-8368, [email protected].

    Dated: July 23, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.

Appendix: Questions To Address

--How should segments be defined for purposes of disaggregation?
--Are there scenarios in which pipelines should be required to file 
disaggregated information and scenarios in which they should not? 
List specific scenarios.
--What would be the additional cost to report disaggregated 
information on the Form 6 page 700?
--What are the potential benefits of requiring disaggregated 
information?
--Do pipelines currently track their revenues and operating expenses 
by segment?
--If pipelines are required to provide cost information by segments, 
should they also be required to provide volumes and revenues by 
segments?
--What allocation methods do pipelines use to determine the share of 
overhead and shared costs associated with each segment? Would this 
have to change if the information is broken down by segment, and if 
so, how?
--What, if any, are the drawbacks of the current process of 
providing workpapers to parties once a proceeding has been 
initiated?
--In addition to shippers, which ``interested persons'' should be 
entitled to request workpapers?
--How frequently should shippers and other interested persons be 
entitled to access workpapers?
--Do workpapers need to be provided in electronic form to be useful? 
Should the Commission standardize the manner in which workpapers are 
presented?
--What process and protections should be required in connection with 
making workpapers available on request?
--What additional costs are associated with making workpapers 
available upon request as compared to the current process of making 
them available once a trial-type hearing has been initiated?

[FR Doc. 2015-18837 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am]
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