Application to Amend Authority to Export Electric Energy; Emera Energy Service, Inc., 20653-20654 [06-3817]

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Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E6–5985 Filed 4–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–257–B] Application to Amend Authority to Export Electric Energy; Emera Energy Service, Inc. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Emera Energy Service, Inc. (EES) has applied to amend 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 May 8, 2006. 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– 586–5860). 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 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 20654 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 77 / Friday, April 21, 2006 / Notices 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On April 5, 2002, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA–257 authorizing EES to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer, primarily using international transmission facilities located at the United States border with Canada in the States of Maine and Vermont. On April 5, 2004, in Order No. EA–257–A, DOE renewed the EES authorization to export electric energy to Canada for a five-year term that expires on April 5, 2009. On April 5, 2006, EES filed an application with DOE to amend the export authority contained in Order No. EA–257–A to add to its list of authorized export points the existing international transmission facilities presently owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, International Transmission Company, Long Sault, Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., and Northern States Power Company. EES has indicated that during 2005 and 2006 it had inadvertently exported electric energy to Canada over one international transmission line for which it did not have export authority. ESS has requested that any export authority granted by DOE in this proceeding retroactively authorize those previously unauthorized exports. ESS has also requested expedited treatment of this amendment application and that the authorization, if granted, be effective for a period of five years beginning May 1, 2006. In response to the ESS request, DOE has shortened the comment period to 15 days. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings 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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’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 EES application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA–257– B. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Calvin Bell, Emera Energy Services, Inc., One Cumberland Place, Suite 102, Bangor, ME 04401 and Michael E. Small, Wendy N. Reed, Deborah C. Brentani, Wright & Talisman, P.C., 1200 G Street, NW., VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:21 Apr 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005 and Mr. Richard J. Smith, Assistant Secretary, Emera Energy Services, Inc., c/o Emera Incorporated, 1894 Barrington Street, 18th Floor, Barrington Tower, P.O. Box 910, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA B3J 2W5. 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/programs/ electricityregulation/. Upon reaching the Home page, scroll down and select ‘‘Pending Proceedings.’’ Issued in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2006. Anthony J. Como, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 06–3817 Filed 4–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. EA–312] Application to Export Electric Energy; Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 2, Inc. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 2, Inc. (Emera Sub 2) has applied for 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 May 8, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (Mail Code OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202–586–5860). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On April 5, 2006, the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from Emera Sub 2 to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada. Emera Sub 2 is a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Emera Incorporated. Emera Incorporated owns two whollyowned subsidiaries, Bangor HydroElectric Company, a transmission and distribution company providing wholesale and retail service in Maine, and Nova Scotia Power Inc. that serves customers located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Emera Sub 2 does not own or control any transmission or distribution assets, nor does it have a franchised service area. The electric energy which Emera Sub 2 proposes to export to Canada would be purchased from the marketplace and would be surplus to the power needs in the United States. Emera Sub 2 proposes to arrange for the delivery of electric energy to Canada over the existing 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, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by Emera Sub 2 as more fully described in the application, has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended. In its application Emera Sub 2 requests expedited treatment and requests that export authority, if granted, be made effective as of May 1, 2006. In response to the Emera Sub 2 reqest, DOE has shortened the comment period to 15 days. 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 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-257-B]


Application to Amend Authority to Export Electric Energy; Emera 
Energy Service, Inc.

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

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Emera Energy Service, Inc. (EES) has applied to amend 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 May 8, 2006.

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 202-586-5860).

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

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202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
    On April 5, 2002, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. 
EA-257 authorizing EES to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to Canada as a power marketer, primarily using international 
transmission facilities located at the United States border with Canada 
in the States of Maine and Vermont. On April 5, 2004, in Order No. EA-
257-A, DOE renewed the EES authorization to export electric energy to 
Canada for a five-year term that expires on April 5, 2009.
    On April 5, 2006, EES filed an application with DOE to amend the 
export authority contained in Order No. EA-257-A to add to its list of 
authorized export points the existing international transmission 
facilities presently owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 
Bonneville Power Administration, International Transmission Company, 
Long Sault, Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., New York Power 
Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., and Northern States Power 
Company.
    EES has indicated that during 2005 and 2006 it had inadvertently 
exported electric energy to Canada over one international transmission 
line for which it did not have export authority. ESS has requested that 
any export authority granted by DOE in this proceeding retroactively 
authorize those previously unauthorized exports.
    ESS has also requested expedited treatment of this amendment 
application and that the authorization, if granted, be effective for a 
period of five years beginning May 1, 2006. In response to the ESS 
request, DOE has shortened the comment period to 15 days.
    Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to these 
proceedings 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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission'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 EES application to export electric energy to Canada 
should be clearly marked with Docket EA-257-B. Additional copies are to 
be filed directly with Calvin Bell, Emera Energy Services, Inc., One 
Cumberland Place, Suite 102, Bangor, ME 04401 and Michael E. Small, 
Wendy N. Reed, Deborah C. Brentani, Wright & Talisman, P.C., 1200 G 
Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005 and Mr. Richard J. Smith, 
Assistant Secretary, Emera Energy Services, Inc., c/o Emera 
Incorporated, 1894 Barrington Street, 18th Floor, Barrington Tower, 
P.O. Box 910, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA B3J 2W5.
    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/programs/
electricityregulation/. Upon reaching the Home page, scroll down and 
select ``Pending Proceedings.''

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2006.
Anthony J. Como,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 06-3817 Filed 4-20-06; 8:45 am]
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