Posted by JenningsStrouss on May 20, 2015
In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities in Docket No. PL15-1 that would allow interstate pipelines to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities through an approved cost tracker or surcharge mechanism. Following its review of substantial initial and reply comments, FERC issued an order on April 15,...
Posted by JenningsStrouss on May 8, 2015
On April 30, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its commodity trade option regulation. The proposed changes are intended to reduce recordkeeping and reporting obligations for physical commodity option transactions between commercial end-users which are not Swap Dealers (“SDs”) or Major Swap Participants (“MSPs”). The Commission also proposed what it called...
Posted by JenningsStrouss on Apr 29, 2015
Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC announced that firm members Debra D. Roby, Joel L. Greene, Gary J. Newell, Alan I. Robbins and Deborah A. Swanstrom have been listed in the 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers® in the area of Energy and Resources.
Debra D. Roby is Chair of the firm’s Energy practice group and has extensive experience representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and related courts. She...
Posted by JenningsStrouss on Apr 21, 2015
On March 19, 2015, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order in Docket No. RR15-4 (the “Order”) addressing a proposal by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) to implement a Risked-Based Registration (“RBR”) proposal. The goal of NERC’s RBR proposal is to achieve an effective application of industry resources by considering the potential impact an entity has on the reliability of the Bulk Electric System...
Posted by JenningsStrouss on Mar 16, 2015
Last month we informed you that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) had received initial comments on its proposed policy to allow interstate pipelines to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities through a cost tracker. On February 26th, FERC received reply comments.
While the initial comments elicited many responses from both supporters and protestors of the proposed policy, the reply comments primarily...