​​​The American Public Power Association (“APPA”), the Large Public Power Council (“LPPC”), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (“NRECA”), and the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (“TAPS”) (together, “Joint Commenters”) submit these joint comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the Department of Energy (“DOE”),1 proposing regulations to implement emergency authority given to DOE under section 61003 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (“FAST Act”).2 Section 61003 promulgated new section 215A of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”), codified at 16 U.S.C. § 824o-1. FULL FILING