This is a formal issuance by the Office of the Secretary or a FERC office communicating to the general public that an application, petition, request or compliance submittal has been filed with the Commission, or advising that a Commission action has been scheduled, or giving notice  of a formal Commission action.  A formal notice of the filing of an application advises the public that comments, protests and other petitions are invited and must be filed within a specified time period.  There are two types of notices in this class.