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News Release: January 27, 2017

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FERC Statement on Regulatory Freeze Memorandum

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued the following statement regarding the Regulatory Freeze memorandum issued by the White House.

The White House issued a Regulatory Freeze memo on January 20, 2017. The memo is similar to those that were issued in past transitions of Administration, including the 2009 transition to the President Barack Obama Administration.

FERC has reviewed the memo carefully. To the extent that the memo applies to the Commission, a triggering event described in the memo is the presence of an official designated by the new President. That happened this week with the designation of Cheryl A. LaFleur as Acting Chairman, much as in 2009 when Jon Wellinghoff was named Acting Chairman.

Acting Chairman LaFleur has completed a review of new or pending regulations described in the memo. FERC now will send to the Federal Register previously voted Commission items that need to be published there. Previously set comment deadlines will remain unchanged