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FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments

On June 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to amend its regulations pertaining to the designation, sharing and protection of critical energy infrastructure information.

The commission’s proposed revisions aim to comply with the directives in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), commonly known as the “Highway Bill,” which added Section 215A to the Federal Power Act and directed the commission to revise its regulations for protecting “critical electric infrastructure information.”