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DOE/ENDEP RIN: 1901-AB43 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: ●Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports(Section 610 Review) 

This rule would revise DOE regulations implementing section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. 717b(a), for "qualifying small-scale" exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas. Under this rule, DOE would issue an order upon receipt of any application that seeks to export natural gas to non-FTA countries, provided the application meets the criteria for small-scale exports. In promulgating this rule, DOE would clarify its interpretation of "public interest" under NGA section 3(a). The intent of the rule is to improve DOE’s application procedures related to natural gas exports, reduce the administrative burdens associated with the small-scale natural gas export market, and result in more efficient processing of applications for small-scale natural gas exports.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 590.208   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 717b(a)    15 U.S.C. 717b(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Betsy Kohl
Attorney Advisor
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6A-179,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-7796