Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act, 74473 [2012-30194]

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 241 / Friday, December 14, 2012 / Notices Additional information on the Final TC & WM EIS is also available through the Hanford Web site at http:// www.hanford.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Background The Hanford Site, located in southeastern Washington State along the Columbia River, is approximately 586 square miles in size. Hanford’s mission from the early 1940s to approximately 1989 included defense-related nuclear research, development, and weapons production activities. These activities created a wide variety of chemical and radioactive wastes. Hanford’s mission now is focused on the cleanup of those wastes and ultimate closure of the Site. An important part of the mission includes the retrieval and treatment of waste from 177 underground radioactive waste storage tanks, including 149 single shell tanks (SSTs), and closure of the SSTs. 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Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2012. Mark A. Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration. [FR Doc. 2012–30204 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 74473 certification in the Federal Register. (42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(2)) and 10 CFR 501.61(c)) ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. (42 U.S.C. 8311) The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant has filed a self-certification of coalcapability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Owner: GWF Energy LLC Capacity: 314 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Tracy, CA In-Service Date: Third quarter 2012 Issued in Washington, DC on December 4, 2012. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 241 (Friday, December 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 74473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30194]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[Certification Notice--222]


Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under 
the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act

AGENCY: Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of filing.

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SUMMARY: On July 26, 2012, GWF Energy, LLC, as owner and operator of a 
new base load electric powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-
certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to Sec.  
201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as 
amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations 
thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-
certification in the Federal Register. (42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(2)) and 10 
CFR 501.61(c))

ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are 
available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE-20, Room 8G-
024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586-
5260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 
et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be 
constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another 
alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to 
meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such 
a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary 
energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) 
prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric 
powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or 
another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with 
FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. (42 
U.S.C. 8311)
    The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant 
has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to 
FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 
501.60, 61:

    Owner: GWF Energy LLC
    Capacity: 314 megawatts (MW)
    Plant Location: Tracy, CA
    In-Service Date: Third quarter 2012

    Issued in Washington, DC on December 4, 2012.
Jon Worthington,
 Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2012-30194 Filed 12-13-12; 8:45 am]
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