Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for Pipeline Facilities To Be Operated and Maintained on the Border of the United States, 14050 [E6-3973]

Download as PDF 14050 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 53 / Monday, March 20, 2006 / Notices Dated: March 14, 2006. Stephen G. Rademaker, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–3977 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5347] Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for Pipeline Facilities To Be Operated and Maintained on the Border of the United States Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has received an application from PMC (Nova Scotia) Company (‘‘PMC Nova Scotia’’) for itself, and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada L.P. (both Canadian companies), for a Presidential permit, pursuant to Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, to operate and maintain a pipeline crossing the U.S.-Canada border at a point near Raymond, Montana. In 1972, the Department originally issued a permit to construct, operate and maintain this oil pipeline to Wascana Pipe Line Incorporated. According to the PMC Nova Scotia application, Wascana Pipe Line Ltd. was dissolved in 1999 and its assets distributed to the Murphy Oil Company Ltd. These assets, including the Wascana River pipeline, were subsequently acquired from Murphy Oil Company Ltd. in May, 2001 by PMC Nova Scotia, for itself and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada, L.P. Therefore, PMC Nova Scotia for itself, and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada L.P., seeks a new Presidential permit reflecting the change of ownership. PMC Nova Scotia and Plains Marketing Canada are direct subsidiaries of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., a Texas partnership. The existing pipeline originates eight miles northeast of Poplar, Montana, and runs to the international boundary between the U.S. and Canada at a point near Raymond, Montana, then connects to similar facilities in the Province of Alberta, Canada. PMC Nova Scotia has, in written correspondence to the Department of State, committed to abide by the relevant terms and conditions of the permit previously held by Wascana Pipe Line Ltd. Further, PMC Nova Scotia indicated in that correspondence that the operation of the pipeline will remain essentially unchanged from that VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Mar 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 previously permitted. Therefore, in accordance with 22 CFR 161.7(b)(3) and the Department’s Procedures for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Where There Has Been a Transfer of the Underlying Facility, Bridge or Border Crossing for Land Transportation (70 FR 30990, May 31, 2005), the Department of State does not intend to conduct an environmental review of the application unless information is brought to its attention that the transfer potentially would have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. As required by E.O. 13337, the Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit, in duplicate, comments relative to this proposal on or before April 19, 2006 to Charles Esser, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. The application and related documents that are part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in connection with this application are available for inspection in the Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Esser, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy (EB/ESC/ IEC/EPC), U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520; or by telephone at (202) 647–1291; or by fax at (202) 647–4037. The alternate contact is Matthew T. McManus in the same office, with telephone number (202) 647–3423. Dated: March 10, 2006. Matthew T. McManus, Acting Director, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 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Chapter 9 of the USMFTA sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annexes 9–A–1 and 9–A– 3 of the USMFTA. On August 17, 2004, the President signed into law the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the USMFTA Act’’) (Pub. L. 108–302, 118 Stat. 1103) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101(a) of the USMFTA Act, the Congress approved the USMFTA and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the USMFTA that the President submitted to the Congress. The USMFTA entered into force on January 1, 2006. On August 5, 2004, the United States and El Salvador entered into the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘the CAFTA–DR’’). Chapter 9 of the CAFTA–DR sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA–DR. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5347]


Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for 
Pipeline Facilities To Be Operated and Maintained on the Border of the 
United States

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has received an 
application from PMC (Nova Scotia) Company (``PMC Nova Scotia'') for 
itself, and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada L.P. (both Canadian 
companies), for a Presidential permit, pursuant to Executive Order 
13337 of April 30, 2004, to operate and maintain a pipeline crossing 
the U.S.-Canada border at a point near Raymond, Montana. In 1972, the 
Department originally issued a permit to construct, operate and 
maintain this oil pipeline to Wascana Pipe Line Incorporated. According 
to the PMC Nova Scotia application, Wascana Pipe Line Ltd. was 
dissolved in 1999 and its assets distributed to the Murphy Oil Company 
Ltd. These assets, including the Wascana River pipeline, were 
subsequently acquired from Murphy Oil Company Ltd. in May, 2001 by PMC 
Nova Scotia, for itself and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada, L.P. 
Therefore, PMC Nova Scotia for itself, and on behalf of Plains 
Marketing Canada L.P., seeks a new Presidential permit reflecting the 
change of ownership.
    PMC Nova Scotia and Plains Marketing Canada are direct subsidiaries 
of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., a Texas partnership. The 
existing pipeline originates eight miles northeast of Poplar, Montana, 
and runs to the international boundary between the U.S. and Canada at a 
point near Raymond, Montana, then connects to similar facilities in the 
Province of Alberta, Canada. PMC Nova Scotia has, in written 
correspondence to the Department of State, committed to abide by the 
relevant terms and conditions of the permit previously held by Wascana 
Pipe Line Ltd. Further, PMC Nova Scotia indicated in that 
correspondence that the operation of the pipeline will remain 
essentially unchanged from that previously permitted. Therefore, in 
accordance with 22 CFR 161.7(b)(3) and the Department's Procedures for 
Issuance of a Presidential Permit Where There Has Been a Transfer of 
the Underlying Facility, Bridge or Border Crossing for Land 
Transportation (70 FR 30990, May 31, 2005), the Department of State 
does not intend to conduct an environmental review of the application 
unless information is brought to its attention that the transfer 
potentially would have a significant impact on the quality of the human 
environment.
    As required by E.O. 13337, the Department of State is circulating 
this application to concerned federal agencies for comment.

DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit, in duplicate, comments 
relative to this proposal on or before April 19, 2006 to Charles Esser, 
Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, U.S. Department of 
State, Washington, DC 20520. The application and related documents that 
are part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in 
connection with this application are available for inspection in the 
Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy during normal 
business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Esser, Office of International 
Energy and Commodity Policy (EB/ESC/IEC/EPC), U.S. Department of State, 
Washington, DC 20520; or by telephone at (202) 647-1291; or by fax at 
(202) 647-4037. The alternate contact is Matthew T. McManus in the same 
office, with telephone number (202) 647-3423.

    Dated: March 10, 2006.
Matthew T. McManus,
Acting Director, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, 
U.S. Department of State.
 [FR Doc. E6-3973 Filed 3-17-06; 8:45 am]
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