Comment Deadline Extended on FERC Rule Limiting Public Access

On October 9, 2002, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced it was granting a 30-day extension for public comments on the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued September 5, 2002, and published in the Federal Register on September 13, 2002 in Docket Nos. RM02-4-000 and PL02-1-000. The proposed rule would limit public access to “critical energy infrastructure information” that was previously public. FERC began this process in response to the September 11th attacks. The extension was granted in response to a request filed by American Rivers and members of the Hydropower Reform Coalition (HRC). The new deadline for public comments on the Proposed Rulemaking is now November 14, 2002. OMB Watch is preparing comments on the rule that will be made available through our website upon submission to FERC.
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