Public Scoping Meeting on Study of Energy Rights-of-Way on Tribal Lands, 16298-16299 [E6-4711]

Download as PDF 16298 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 62 / Friday, March 31, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting National Assessment Governing Board; Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of closed teleconference meeting. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming closed teleconference meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Assessment Governing Board. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: April 14, 2006. Time: 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (closed). Location: National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite #825, Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Operation Officer, National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite #825, Washington, DC 20002–4233; telephone: (202) 357–6938. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board is established under section 412 of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994, as amended. The Board is established to formulate policy guidelines for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Board’s responsibilities include selecting subject areas to be assessed, developing assessment objectives, developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested, developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and developing standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons. On April 14, 2006 the Executive Committee will hold a closed teleconference meeting from 11 a.m.– 11:45 a.m. to discuss independent government cost estimates developed for modifications to current National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) contracts. These modifications, proposed by the National Center for Education Statistics, have direct implications for current NAEP contracts and future NAEP operations. At the March 2–4, 2006 Board meeting, the National Assessment Governing Board delegated authority to the Executive Committee to take action on the proposed contract modifications, which requires consideration of independent government cost estimates. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Mar 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 This delegation of authority was necessary due to the urgent requirement to make contract modification decisions to ensure that the assessment operations are conducted in a timely manner. These decisions need to be made prior to the next Board meeting scheduled to take place in May 2006. The discussion of independent government cost estimates prior to the execution of contract modifications is necessary for ensuring that NAEP contracts meet congressionally mandated goals and adhere to Board policies on NAEP assessment. This teleconference meeting must be conducted in closed session because public disclosure of this information would likely have an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program and will provide an advantage to the affected contractors. The discussion of this information would be likely to significantly impede implementation of a proposed agency action if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. A summary of the activities of the closed teleconference, and other related matters which are informative to the public and consistent with the policy of the section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), will be available to the public within 14 days after meeting. Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment Governing Board, Suite #825, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dated: March 27, 2006. Charles Smith, Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board. [FR Doc. 06–3102 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–M DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Public Scoping Meeting on Study of Energy Rights-of-Way on Tribal Lands Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Public Scoping Meeting and Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) and Department of the Interior (‘‘DOI’’) (collectively referred to as the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Departments’’) intend to jointly hold a three-day public scoping meeting in connection with the Department’s ongoing study of energy rights-of-way on tribal land pursuant to section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Through these meetings, the Departments invite the public to provide additional oral or written comments about how to proceed with the implementation of section 1813. DATES: A three-day meeting will be held April 18, 19 and 20, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street, Denver Colorado, 80202; Tel. (303) 486– 4402. We have reserved a block of rooms at the hotel for the meeting on a first-come first-served basis. Please inform the hotel that you are attending the ‘‘Energy Policy Act—Section 1813 Meeting.’’ If you are representing a 638 Tribe, you can request the government rate, which we have obtained for some of the rooms in the reserved block. All written comments should be submitted to the contacts below before May 1, 2006. Please send written comments by regular mail to Attention: Section 1813 ROW Study, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, 1849 C St., NW., Mail Stop 2749–MIB, Washington, DC, 20240 or by e-mail to IEED@bia.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darryl Francois, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, 1849 C St., NW., Mail Stop 2749–MIB, Washington, DC, 20240. He can also be reached by telephone at (202) 219–0740 or by electronic mail at darryl.francois@mms.gov. Please contact Mr. David Meyer via mail at, Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, via phone at (202) 586–3118, or via electronic mail at david.meyer@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1813 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Energy to jointly conduct a study of energy rights-of-way on tribal land. Specifically, section 1813 requires the Departments submit to Congress a report on the findings of the study, including: (1) An analysis of historic rates of compensation paid for energy rights-ofway on tribal land; (2) recommendations for appropriate standards and procedures for determining fair and appropriate compensation to Indian tribes for grants, expansions, and renewals for energy rights-of-way on tribal land; ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 62 / Friday, March 31, 2006 / Notices (3) an assessment of the tribal selfdetermination and sovereignty interests implicated by applications for the grant, expansion, or renewal of energy rightsof-way on tribal land; and (4) an analysis of relevant national energy transportation policies relating to grants, expansions, and renewals of energy rights-of-way on tribal land. At the April meetings, the Departments seek the public’s input on the types of information related to the historic rates of compensation paid for energy rights-of-way on tribal land that are important for the Departments to consider in the study. While the Departments are making good progress in this regard, we continue to seek factual information from the public to support specific case studies that members of the public regard as relevant to one or more elements of the study. The overall purpose of the April meeting is to advance the dialogue that took place at the scoping meetings in Denver, March 7–8, 2006, and provide an additional opportunity for the public to supply oral and/or written comments about each of the four elements of the study. The April meetings will also provide an opportunity for the Departments to present preliminary progress made with respect to each of the study elements. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2006. Kevin M. Kolevar, Director, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. E6–4711 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket Nos. EC06–94–000, et al.] Crescent Ridge LLC et al.; Electric Rate and Corporate Filings March 24, 2006. The following filings have been made with the Commission. The filings are listed in ascending order within each docket classification. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 1. Crescent Ridge LLC, Eurus Wind Partner 2003 LLC, Eurus Wind Member 2003 Inc., Crescent Ridge Holdings LLC [Docket No. EC06–94–000] Take notice that on March 16, 2006, Crescent Ridge LLC (Crescent Ridge), Eurus Wind Partner 2003 LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (f/k/ a TPC Crescent Ridge LLC) (Eurus Partner), Eurus Wind Member 2003 Inc., 16:35 Mar 30, 2006 2. FR Ingenco Acquisition, LLC; Industrial Power Generation Corporation [Docket No. EC06–95–000] Take notice that on March 17, 2006, FR Ingenco Acquisition, LLC and Industrial Power Generation Corporation (collectively, Applicants) submitted an application pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Power Act for authorization of the transfer of jurisdictional facilities resulting from the merger transaction under which Ingenco will merge with and into FR Acquisition with FR Acquisition as the surviving entity. The application contains a request for privileged treatment of the merger agreement governing the transaction and other confidential agreements that will be transferred as part of the transaction. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on April 7, 2006. 3. CalPeak Power—Border LLC, CalPeak Power—El Cajon LLC, CalPeak Power—Enterprise LLC, CalPeak Power—Panoche LLC, CalPeak Power— Vaca Dixon LLC, CalPeak Power— Midway LLC, CalPeak Power, LLC, UT California Power LLC and CP Power, LLC [Docket No. EC06–96–000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission VerDate Aug<31>2005 a Delaware corporation and Crescent Ridge Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (collectively, Applicants) filed with the Commission an application seeking authorization pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Power Act in connection with the sale of Crescent Ridge to Crescent Ridge Holdings. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on April 6, 2006. Jkt 208001 Take notice that on March 16, 2006, CalPeak Power—Border LLC, CalPeak Power—El Cajon LLC, CalPeak Power— Enterprise, LLC, CalPeak Power— Panoche LLC, CalPeak Power—Vaca Dixon LLC (together CalPeak Entities), CalPeak Power—Midway LLC (Midway), UT California Power LLC (UT California), CalPeak Power, LLC and CP Power, LLC (CP) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an application pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Power Act for authorization for the disposition of jurisdictional facilities in connection with: (i) The sale by the CalPeak Entities to CP of all of the issued and outstanding membership interests in the CalPeak Entities, which own electric generation facilities located in California; and (ii) an internal corporate restructuring of Midway. Applicants have requested privileged treatment of portions of the Application. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16299 Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on April 6, 2006. 4. Rumford Falls Power Company, Rumford Falls Hydro LLC, Rumford Paper Company [Docket No. EC06–97–000] Take notice that on March 17, 2006, Rumford Falls Power Company, Rumford Paper Company and Rumford Falls Hydro LLC (collectively, Applicants) submitted an application pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Power Act requesting authorization for the sale of the Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project from RFPC to Rumford Falls Hydro LLC, including the transfer of an undivided joint ownership interest in certain inside-the-fence electric delivery facilities from Rumford Paper Company to Rumford Falls Hydro LLC. In addition, Rumford Falls Hydro LLC requested authorization for the future transfer of an undivided ownership interest in certain inside-thefence electric delivery facilities that will be used as temporary interconnection facilities to Rumford Paper Company once a permanent interconnection facility becomes operational. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on April 7, 2006. 5. Astoria Energy, LLC; EIF Astoria III, LLC; Sigma AE Investor LLC; Leonard Riggio [Docket Nos. EC06–98–000, ER01–3103–011] Take notice that on March 14, 2006, Astoria Energy, LLC, EIF and Astoria III, LLC, (collectively, Applicants); Sigma AE Investor LLC, and Leonard Riggio (collectively, Sellers) pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Power Act, request authorization for the sale and transfer of substantially all of Sellers’ indirect interest in Astoria to EIF Astoria. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on April 6, 2006. 6. Tyr Energy, LLC; Green Country Energy, LLC; Lincoln Generating Facility, LLC and Tor Power, LLC [Docket No. EC06–99–000] Take notice that on March 16, 2006, Tyr Energy, LLC (Tyr), Green Country Energy, LLC (Green Country), Lincoln Generating Facility, LLC (Lincoln) and Tor Power, LLC (Tor), (collectively Applicants), filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an application pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Power Act for authorization to engage in an internal corporate reorganization. Applicants state that the jurisdictional facilities involved include the generation facilities of Green Country and Lincoln, Applicants’ E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 62 (Friday, March 31, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16298-16299]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability


Public Scoping Meeting on Study of Energy Rights-of-Way on Tribal 
Lands

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

ACTION: Notice of Public Scoping Meeting and Request for Public 
Comment.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Department of Energy 
(``DOE'') and Department of the Interior (``DOI'') (collectively 
referred to as the ``Departments'') intend to jointly hold a three-day 
public scoping meeting in connection with the Department's ongoing 
study of energy rights-of-way on tribal land pursuant to section 1813 
of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Through these meetings, the 
Departments invite the public to provide additional oral or written 
comments about how to proceed with the implementation of section 1813.

DATES: A three-day meeting will be held April 18, 19 and 20, 2006, at 
the Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street, Denver Colorado, 80202; Tel. 
(303) 486-4402. We have reserved a block of rooms at the hotel for the 
meeting on a first-come first-served basis. Please inform the hotel 
that you are attending the ``Energy Policy Act--Section 1813 Meeting.'' 
If you are representing a 638 Tribe, you can request the government 
rate, which we have obtained for some of the rooms in the reserved 
block. All written comments should be submitted to the contacts below 
before May 1, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments by regular mail to Attention: 
Section 1813 ROW Study, Office of Indian Energy and Economic 
Development, 1849 C St., NW., Mail Stop 2749-MIB, Washington, DC, 20240 
or by e-mail to IEED@bia.edu.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darryl Francois, Office of Indian 
Energy and Economic Development, 1849 C St., NW., Mail Stop 2749-MIB, 
Washington, DC, 20240. He can also be reached by telephone at (202) 
219-0740 or by electronic mail at darryl.francois@mms.gov. Please 
contact Mr. David Meyer via mail at, Department of Energy, Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 1000 Independence Ave., 
SW., Washington, DC 20585, via phone at (202) 586-3118, or via 
electronic mail at david.meyer@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1813 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 
requires the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Energy 
to jointly conduct a study of energy rights-of-way on tribal land. 
Specifically, section 1813 requires the Departments submit to Congress 
a report on the findings of the study, including:
    (1) An analysis of historic rates of compensation paid for energy 
rights-of-way on tribal land;
    (2) recommendations for appropriate standards and procedures for 
determining fair and appropriate compensation to Indian tribes for 
grants, expansions, and renewals for energy rights-of-way on tribal 
land;

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    (3) an assessment of the tribal self-determination and sovereignty 
interests implicated by applications for the grant, expansion, or 
renewal of energy rights-of-way on tribal land; and
    (4) an analysis of relevant national energy transportation policies 
relating to grants, expansions, and renewals of energy rights-of-way on 
tribal land.
    At the April meetings, the Departments seek the public's input on 
the types of information related to the historic rates of compensation 
paid for energy rights-of-way on tribal land that are important for the 
Departments to consider in the study. While the Departments are making 
good progress in this regard, we continue to seek factual information 
from the public to support specific case studies that members of the 
public regard as relevant to one or more elements of the study.
    The overall purpose of the April meeting is to advance the dialogue 
that took place at the scoping meetings in Denver, March 7-8, 2006, and 
provide an additional opportunity for the public to supply oral and/or 
written comments about each of the four elements of the study. The 
April meetings will also provide an opportunity for the Departments to 
present preliminary progress made with respect to each of the study 
elements.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2006.
Kevin M. Kolevar,
Director, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. 
Department of Energy.
 [FR Doc. E6-4711 Filed 3-30-06; 8:45 am]
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