Here are links to various legal resources at FERC: statutes, orders and regulations, administrative litigation, court cases, staff reports, and memoranda of understanding (MOU). You also will find links to filing FOIA and CEII requests and information about the No FEAR Act.
Some matters before the Commission are set for hearing before
Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and FERC Trial Staff. The ALJ
will issue an Initial Decision and the Commission will issue a
final order for the proceeding. Appeals of Commission orders and
regulations are heard in Federal Courts. FERC also facilitates
settlements as an alternative to litigation.
Major Orders & Regulations
FERC regulations implement laws passed by Congress, which enable the Commission to do business. Read More
Contested proceedings and some appeals that are set for hearing before an ALJ. FERC trial staff represents the public interest. The Chief Judge assigns the ALJ for specific hearings and active cases. Read More
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
The Commission facilitates settlements through its Dispute Resolution Service. Administrative Law Judges may also serve as settlement judges and certify settlements. Read More
Some of the Commission decisions are reviewed in U.S. Courts of Appeals as well as in the Supreme Court.
Individuals and organizations may also file formal complaints with the Commission. These complaints deal with a variety of matters under the FERC's jurisdiction. Read More
Settlements provide an avenue to expeditiously address violations of the Federal Power Act, market power abuse, and environmental disputes without the need for time-consuming administrative hearings and Commission review. Read More
Each year, the Commission's Staff makes public various non-docketed reports that are primarily of an investigative and informational nature. Read More
Memorandum of Understandings (MOU)
These are agreements between FERC and other State, Federal or International agencies to assist or share experiences. Read More
FOIA & CEII
FERC is protecting energy facilities by restricting public access to Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII). Members of the public may obtain nonpublic or privileged information by submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Read More
No Fear Act
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's reporting page for the Notification of Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Retaliation Act of 2002 (No Fear Act), Public Law 207-174. Read More