Application To Export Electric Energy; Northern States Power Company, 40015-40016 [05-13633]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 12, 2005 / Notices of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.341—Community Technology Centers Program) Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7263–7263b. Dated: July 7, 2005. Susan Sclafani, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education. [FR Doc. 05–13688 Filed 7–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket Nos. EA–63–C] Application to Export Electric Energy; Northern States Power Company Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Northern States Power Company (NSP) has applied to amend its authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before July 27, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (Mail Code OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202– 586–1472). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Mintz (Program Office) 202–586– 9506 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202–586–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On March 6, 1979, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Presidential Permit PP–63 authorizing NSP to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a 500,000-volt (500-kV) electric transmission line that extends from Roseau County, Minnesota, across the U.S. border with Canada, and connecting to similar facilities owned by Manitoba Hydro Electric Board, the Provincial electric utility of Canada’s Province of Manitoba. In a related proceeding, on August 13, 1979, in VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Jul 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 Order No. EA–63, DOE authorized NSP to export electric energy to Canada using the PP–63 facilities. The Presidential permit and electricity export authorization have each been subsequently amended and NSP is now authorized to export electric energy to Canada, using the PP–63 facilities, at a rate not to exceed an instantaneous rate of transmission of 500 megawatts (MW). On February 6, 2002, in Order No. PP–231, DOE authorized NSP (doing business as Excel Energy Incorporated (Xcel)) to construct, operate, maintain and connect a 230-kV transmission line that extends approximately 53 miles from a new substation built in Rugby, North Dakota, to the U.S. border with Canada. At the border the PP–231 facilities connect to similar facilities of Manitoba Hydro and continue an additional 50 miles into Canada to an existing substation located in Glenboro, Manitoba. A separate electricity export authorization was not issued in association with this transmission facility. In OE Docket EA–63–C, NSP has now applied to DOE to further amend Order EA–63 to authorize electricity exports to Canada using a combination of the PP– 63 and PP–231 transmission lines, at a maximum transmission rate of 700 MW on a firm (e.g., non-interruptible) basis and at 1050 MW on a non-firm (e.g., as available) basis. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to these applications should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above in accordance with §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filed with the DOE on or before the date listed above. Comments on the NSP application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA–63– C. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Northern States Power Company, c/o Xcel Energy Inc., Attn: Director, Contract Administration, 1099 18th Street, Suite 3000, Denver, CO 80202 and Northern States Power Company, c/o Xcel Energy Inc., Attn: James P. Johnson, 800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 2900, Minneapolis, MN 55401 and Northern States Power Company, c/o Xcel Energy Inc., Attn: James Alders, 414 Nicollet Mall—5th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55401 and Northern States Power Company, c/o Xcel Energy Inc., Attn: Thomas R. McDonough, 414 Nicolle Mall—RSQ 5, Minneapolis, MN 55401. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40015 A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by the DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above or by accessing the program’s home page at http:// www.fe.doe.gov. Upon reaching the program’s home page select ‘‘Electricity Regulation’’, then ‘‘Pending Proceedings’’ from the options menus. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2005. Anthony J. Como, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 05–13632 Filed 7–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. EA–282–A] Application To Export Electric Energy; Northern States Power Company Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Northern States Power Company (NSP) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before August 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (Mail Code OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (fax (202) 287–5736). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Xavier Puslowski (Program Office) (202) 586–4708 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) (202) 586–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On August 19, 2003, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA– 282 which authorized NSP to transmit electric energy from the United States to E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 40016 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 12, 2005 / Notices Canada as a power marketer. That Order will expire on August 19, 2005. On June 7, 2005, NSP filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA–282 for a five-year term. NSP proposes to export electric energy to Canada and to arrange for the delivery of those exports over the international transmission facilities presently owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, International Transmission Company, Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Northern States Power, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by NSP, as more fully described in the application, has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above in accordance with §§385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the date listed above. Comments on the NSP application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA–282– A. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Manager, Contract Administration, Northern States Power Company, 1099 18th Street, Suite 3000, Denver, CO 80202. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by the DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above or by accessing the program’s Home Page at http:// www.fe.doe.gov. Upon reaching the Home page, select ‘‘Electricity VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Jul 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 Regulation,’’ and then ‘‘Pending Proceedings’’ from the options menus. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2005. Anthony J. Como, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 05–13633 Filed 7–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OAR–2004–0237; FRL–7936–5] Animal Feeding Operations Consent Agreement and Final Order Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Supplemental notice; reopening of signup period for consent agreement and final order. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 31, 2005 (70 FR 4958), EPA announced an opportunity for animal feeding operations (AFO) to sign a voluntary consent agreement and final order (air compliance agreement). This supplemental notice announces an extension to the signup period for the consent agreement and final order. DATES: The signup period is extended to July 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. OAR–2004–0237. All documents in the docket are listed in the index at http://www.epa.gov/edocket. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in EDOCKET or in hard copy at: Air and Radiation Docket, EPA/ DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566–1742. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the air compliance agreement, contact Mr. Bruce Fergusson, Special Litigation and Projects Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. EPA, Ariel Rios Building, Washington, DC 20460, telephone number (202) 564–1261, fax number (202) 564–0010, and electronic mail: fergusson.bruce@epa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For information on the monitoring study, contact Ms. Sharon Nizich, Organic Chemicals Group, Emission Standards Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone number (919) 541–2825, fax number (919) 541–3470, and electronic mail: nizich.sharon@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to provide more time for operators of animal feeding facilities to make informed decisions about participation, EPA is extending the sign-up period for the Animal Feeding Operation Air Compliance Agreement until July 29, 2005. The Agreement addresses emissions from certain animal feeding operations, also known as AFO. EPA will continue to reach out to the agricultural community during this time. The response to comments document is published in a separate Federal Register notice and can also be found on the Agency’s Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/ agreements/caa/cafo-agr-responsecom.html. Dated: June 30, 2005. Sally Shaver, Director, Emission Standards Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. Dated: July 5, 2005. Robert A. Kaplan, Director, Special Litigation and Projects Division, Office of Civil Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. [FR Doc. 05–13671 Filed 7–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OAR–2004–0237; FRL–7936–4] Animal Feeding Operations Consent Agreement and Final Order Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Supplemental notice; response to comments on consent agreement and final order. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 31, 2005 (70 FR 4958), EPA announced an opportunity for animal feeding operations (AFO) to sign a voluntary consent agreement and final order (air compliance agreement). The comment period ended May 2, 2005. This supplemental notice publishes the Agency’s response to comments. ADDRESSES: Comments are posted on Docket ID No. OAR–2004–0237 at the Agency Web site: http://www.epa.gov/ edocket. E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 12, 2005)]
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[Pages 40015-40016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13633]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[Docket No. EA-282-A]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Northern States Power 
Company

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Northern States Power Company (NSP) has applied to renew its 
authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada 
pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

DATES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on 
or before August 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be 
addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability (Mail Code OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350 (fax (202) 287-
5736).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Xavier Puslowski (Program Office) 
(202) 586-4708 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) (202) 586-2793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United 
States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization 
under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 
824a(e)).
    On August 19, 2003, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. 
EA-282 which authorized NSP to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to

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Canada as a power marketer. That Order will expire on August 19, 2005.
    On June 7, 2005, NSP filed an application with DOE for renewal of 
the export authority contained in Order No. EA-282 for a five-year 
term. NSP proposes to export electric energy to Canada and to arrange 
for the delivery of those exports over the international transmission 
facilities presently owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 
Bonneville Power Administration, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, 
International Transmission Company, Joint Owners of the Highgate 
Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public 
Service Company, Minnesota Power Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, New 
York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Northern States 
Power, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. and Vermont Electric 
Transmission Company.
    The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of 
the international transmission facilities to be utilized by NSP, as 
more fully described in the application, has previously been authorized 
by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as 
amended.
    Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this 
proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this 
application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at 
the address provided above in accordance with Sec. Sec. 385.211 or 
385.214 of the FERC's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 
385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filed 
with DOE on or before the date listed above.
    Comments on the NSP application to export electric energy to Canada 
should be clearly marked with Docket EA-282-A. Additional copies are to 
be filed directly with Manager, Contract Administration, Northern 
States Power Company, 1099 18th Street, Suite 3000, Denver, CO 80202.
    A final decision will be made on this application after the 
environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by the 
DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the 
reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system.
    Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, 
for public inspection and copying at the address provided above or by 
accessing the program's Home Page at http://www.fe.doe.gov. Upon 
reaching the Home page, select ``Electricity Regulation,'' and then 
``Pending Proceedings'' from the options menus.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2005.
Anthony J. Como,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 05-13633 Filed 7-11-05; 8:45 am]
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