Tag Archives: Rulemakings

EPA Seeks Comment on its Cost-Benefit Analyses

EPA is seeking public comment on how it should consider costs and benefits in its rulemakings through a recently published advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process.  … Continue reading

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EPA Transparency Proposal May Limit What Agency Can Consider in Rulemakings

UPDATED 05.25.2018 EPA has extended the deadline for comments to August 16. On April 30, EPA issued a proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, “to increase transparency in the preparation, identification, and use of science in policymaking.”  With this … Continue reading

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FERC Approves Cybersecurity Reliability Standard

In its April Open Meeting, FERC issued a final rule approving a cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard.  The rule focuses on low impact Bulk Electric System (BES) Cyber Systems and transient electronic devices.  “Low impact” is the default … Continue reading

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FERC to Address Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This month, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry and two Orders to Show Cause relating to the December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  That tax overhaul, among other things, reduced the federal corporate tax rate from a maximum 35% … Continue reading

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RTO/ISOs File Grid Resilience Comments

On March 9, each of the FERC-jurisdictional Independent System Operators (ISOs)/Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) filed comments in FERC’s resilience proceeding, Docket No. AD18-7. FERC had requested that each jurisdictional ISO/RTO respond to a series of questions concerning: (1) the definition … Continue reading

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