Application for Presidential Permit; AEP Texas Central Company; Request To Rescind Presidential Permit; Comission Federal de Electricidad, 35418-35419 [E6-9634]

Download as PDF 35418 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 20, 2006 / Notices 5048, telephone 619–553–2778, E-Mail: stephen.lieberman@navy.mil. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–316] (Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207, 37 CFR part 404.) Dated: June 7, 2006. M.A. Harvison, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E6–9650 Filed 6–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; SSC Development, LLC AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. 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DATES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before July 20, 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: Ellen Russell (Program Office), 202– 586–9624 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 June 6, 2006, the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from CMT for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer. CMT is a Delaware limited partnership with its principal place of business in Houston, TX. CMT has requested an electricity export authorization with a 5-year term. CMT does not own or control any generation, transmission, or distribution assets, nor does it have a franchised service area. The electric energy which CMT proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the U.S. CMT will arrange for the delivery of exports to Canada over the international transmission facilities owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, International Transmission Co., Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power, Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Corp., Northern States Power Company, Vermont Electric Power Company, and Vermont Electric Transmission Co. The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by CMT 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 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 dates listed above. Comments on the CMT application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA– 316. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Jason S. Austin, Senior Counsel, Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP, 1100 Louisiana Street, Suite 4900, Houston, TX 77002. 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 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 e-mailing Odessa Hopkins at Odessa.hopkins@hq.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2006. Ellen Russell, Acting Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. E6–9633 Filed 6–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. PP–317] Application for Presidential Permit; AEP Texas Central Company; Request To Rescind Presidential Permit; Comission Federal de Electricidad Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application; request for rescission. AGENCY: SUMMARY: AEP Texas Central Company (TCC) has applied for a Presidential E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 20, 2006 / Notices permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the U.S. border with Mexico. In the same application, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the national electric utility of Mexico, has requested a rescission of Presidential Permit No. PP–57. DATES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before July 20, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Russell (Program Office), 202– 586–9624 or Michael T. Skinker (Program Attorney), 202–586–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of facilities at the international border of the United States for the transmission of electric energy between the United States and a foreign country is prohibited in the absence of a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 10485, as amended by EO 12038. On January 24, 1975, the Federal Power Commission, predecessor agency of the Department of Energy, in Docket No. E–8057, now Presidential Permit No. PP–57, authorized CFE to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a 138,000-volt (138-kV) electric transmission line across the U.S.Mexico international border in the vicinity of Loredo, Texas. On June 12, 2006, American Electric Power Service Corporation (AEPSC), acting as the agent for TCC, formerly doing business as Central Power and Light Company (CPL), filed an application with the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit. TCC proposes to construct a double circuit 230,000-volt (230-kV) electric transmission line across the U.S.-Mexico international border. In the same application CFE requests DOE rescind Presidential Permit No. PP–57 if the TCC-requested permit is issued. The existing international transmission facilities authorized in Presidential Permit No. PP–57 consist of a single-circuit 138-kV transmission line that originates at TCC’s existing Laredo Power Plant Station, in Laredo, Texas. The facilities continue west approximately 0.3 miles to the Rio Grande River, the U.S.-Mexico international border, and continue to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Jun 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 CFE’s Ciudad Industrial Station in Laredo Nuevo, Mexico. In its application TCC proposes construct a new 230-kV circuit between the Laredo Power Plant and the CFE system and to rebuild and convert the existing 138-kV facilities to a 230-kV transmission circuit to be operated initially at 138-kV. The proposed double circuit facilities are to be operated as an asynchronous tie using a Variable Frequency Transformer (VFT). The VFT equipment would convert the interconnection with CFE from a block-over synchronous radial feed configuration to a continuous asynchronous connection. The proposed facilities would be constructed on steel monopole structures and would be sited along the center-line of the existing right-of-way. The existing wood transmission structures would be replaced with approximately four steel monopole structures. All facilities and equipment to be constructed, including the VFT, would be placed within the existing fence of the Laredo Power Plant. TCC has indicated its intention to operate the proposed facilities as an open access transmission facility. If DOE were to grant the Presidential permit requested in OE Docket No. PP– 317, it would simultaneously rescind Presidential Permit No. PP–57 issued to CFE. 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 the DOE on or before the date listed above. Additional copies of such petitions to intervene or protests also should be filed directly with: Terri Gallup, Regulatory Case Manager, American Electric Power Service Corporation, 212 East Sixth Street, Tulsa, OK 74119–1295 and Carolyn Y. Thompson, Esq., Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001–2113A. 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 DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. In addition, DOE must obtain the concurrence of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35419 before taking final action on a Presidential permit application. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above. In addition, copies of the application can be obtained from Ms. Odessa Hopkins at 202–586–7751, or by e-mail at Odessa.Hopkins@hq.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2006. Ellen Russell, Acting Director, Siting and Permitting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 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In accordance with section 327(d)(2) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (hereafter ‘‘EPCA’’), the Department is extending the time period for issuing a decision on the California Petition from June 23, 2006, to December 23, 2006. The Department is extending this time period in order to allow it adequate time to evaluate the California Petition in light of public comments received on the California Petition and the California Energy Commission’s (hereafter ‘‘CEC’’) rebuttal comments received by the Department on May 15, 2006. DATES: The Department is extending the time period of evaluation of the California Petition from June 23, 2006 to December 23, 2006. ADDRESSES: For access to the docket to read background documents relevant to E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. PP-317]


Application for Presidential Permit; AEP Texas Central Company; 
Request To Rescind Presidential Permit; Comission Federal de 
Electricidad

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

ACTION: Notice of application; request for rescission.

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SUMMARY: AEP Texas Central Company (TCC) has applied for a Presidential

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permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric 
transmission line across the U.S. border with Mexico. In the same 
application, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the national 
electric utility of Mexico, has requested a rescission of Presidential 
Permit No. PP-57.

DATES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted 
on or before July 20, 2006.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Russell (Program Office), 202-
586-9624 or Michael T. Skinker (Program Attorney), 202-586-2793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The construction, operation, maintenance, 
and connection of facilities at the international border of the United 
States for the transmission of electric energy between the United 
States and a foreign country is prohibited in the absence of a 
Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 10485, as 
amended by EO 12038.
    On January 24, 1975, the Federal Power Commission, predecessor 
agency of the Department of Energy, in Docket No. E-8057, now 
Presidential Permit No. PP-57, authorized CFE to construct, operate, 
maintain, and connect a 138,000-volt (138-kV) electric transmission 
line across the U.S.-Mexico international border in the vicinity of 
Loredo, Texas.
    On June 12, 2006, American Electric Power Service Corporation 
(AEPSC), acting as the agent for TCC, formerly doing business as 
Central Power and Light Company (CPL), filed an application with the 
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) of the 
Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit. TCC proposes to 
construct a double circuit 230,000-volt (230-kV) electric transmission 
line across the U.S.-Mexico international border. In the same 
application CFE requests DOE rescind Presidential Permit No. PP-57 if 
the TCC-requested permit is issued.
    The existing international transmission facilities authorized in 
Presidential Permit No. PP-57 consist of a single-circuit 138-kV 
transmission line that originates at TCC's existing Laredo Power Plant 
Station, in Laredo, Texas. The facilities continue west approximately 
0.3 miles to the Rio Grande River, the U.S.-Mexico international 
border, and continue to CFE's Ciudad Industrial Station in Laredo 
Nuevo, Mexico. In its application TCC proposes construct a new 230-kV 
circuit between the Laredo Power Plant and the CFE system and to 
rebuild and convert the existing 138-kV facilities to a 230-kV 
transmission circuit to be operated initially at 138-kV. The proposed 
double circuit facilities are to be operated as an asynchronous tie 
using a Variable Frequency Transformer (VFT). The VFT equipment would 
convert the interconnection with CFE from a block-over synchronous 
radial feed configuration to a continuous asynchronous connection. The 
proposed facilities would be constructed on steel monopole structures 
and would be sited along the center-line of the existing right-of-way. 
The existing wood transmission structures would be replaced with 
approximately four steel monopole structures. All facilities and 
equipment to be constructed, including the VFT, would be placed within 
the existing fence of the Laredo Power Plant.
    TCC has indicated its intention to operate the proposed facilities 
as an open access transmission facility. If DOE were to grant the 
Presidential permit requested in OE Docket No. PP-317, it would 
simultaneously rescind Presidential Permit No. PP-57 issued to CFE.

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 the DOE on or before the 
date listed above.
    Additional copies of such petitions to intervene or protests also 
should be filed directly with: Terri Gallup, Regulatory Case Manager, 
American Electric Power Service Corporation, 212 East Sixth Street, 
Tulsa, OK 74119-1295 and Carolyn Y. Thompson, Esq., Jones Day, 51 
Louisiana Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001-2113A.
    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 DOE 
that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability 
of the U.S. electric power supply system. In addition, DOE must obtain 
the concurrence of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense 
before taking final action on a Presidential permit application.
    Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, 
for public inspection and copying at the address provided above. In 
addition, copies of the application can be obtained from Ms. Odessa 
Hopkins at 202-586-7751, or by e-mail at Odessa.Hopkins@hq.doe.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2006.
Ellen Russell,
Acting Director, Siting and Permitting, Office of Electricity Delivery 
and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. E6-9634 Filed 6-19-06; 8:45 am]
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