Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, 40712-40713 [E6-11336]

Download as PDF 40712 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 18, 2006 / Notices the items on the agenda, you should contact Melea Baker via FAX at 301– 903–4846 or via e-mail (Melea.Baker@science.doe.gov). You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will follow the 10-minute rule. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 30 days at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; 1E–190, Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Issued in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2006. Rachel M. Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E6–11337 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. PP–310] Application for Presidential Permit; Northern Electric Cooperative Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Northern Electric Cooperative (Northern) has applied for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the U.S. border with Canada. DATES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before August 17, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:25 Jul 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 10485, as amended by EO 12038. By letter dated November 6, 2005, Northern, a member owned electric cooperative organized under the laws of the State of Montana, filed an application with the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit. Northern proposes to construct a 14.4 kilovolt (14.4-kV) distribution circuit, approximately 0.75mile in length, from a point in Valley County, Minnesota, to the United States border with the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. North of the border the underground circuit would continue an additional 0.50 mile to a tap into the existing system of SaskPower, a Crown Corporation of Canada. The line would be used to import electric energy into the U.S. to provide electricity to three existing U.S. government-owned water wells and water monitoring stations in Montana. Construction of these international facilities would negate the Northern’s need to rebuild 18 miles of deteriorating transmission line that currently serves the water facilities. Since the restructuring of the electric industry began, resulting in the introduction of different types of competitive entities into the marketplace, DOE has consistently expressed its policy that cross-border trade in electric energy should be subject to the same principles of comparable open access and nondiscrimination that apply to transmission in interstate commerce. DOE has stated that policy in export authorizations granted to entities requesting authority to export over international transmission facilities. Specifically, DOE expects transmitting utilities owning border facilities to provide access across the border in accordance with the principles of comparable open access and nondiscrimination contained in the FPA and articulated in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 888 (Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-Discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,036 (1996)), as amended. DOE has previously noticed its intention to condition existing and future Presidential permits, appropriate for third party transmission, on compliance with a requirement to provide non-discriminatory open access transmission service. In this docket DOE specifically requests comment on the appropriateness of applying an open PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 access requirement on Northern’s proposed facilities. 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: Larry Tade, Manager, Northern Electric Cooperative, Inc., Opheim, MT, 59250 and Matthew W. Knierim, Knierim, Fewer & Christoffersen, P.C., 130 Third Street South, P.O. Box 29, Glasgow, MT 59230 Before a Presidential permit may be issued or amended, the DOE must determine that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. DOE also must obtain the concurrence of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense before taking final action on a Presidential permit application. In addition, DOE must consider the environmental impacts of the proposed action (i.e., granting the Presidential permit, with any conditions and limitations, or denying the permit) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. 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 July 12, 2006. Ellen Russell, Acting Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. E6–11332 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 18, 2006 / Notices Committee under the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. August 10, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. California Energy Commission, Hearing Room A, 1516 Ninth Street, MS–29, Sacramento, CA 95814. DATES: ADDRESSES: Neil Rossmeissl, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586–8668 or Harriet Foster at (202) 586–4541; email: harriet.foster@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following: • Receive update on collaboration with USDA. • Review status of 2005 Annual Report. • Receive an update on the status and awardees of the FY 2006 joint solicitation. • Receive an update on the status of the FY 2007 joint solicitation. • Review status of Vision and Roadmap updates. • Meet with representatives from California Energy Commission. • Discuss Analysis, Policy, and other subcommittee business. • Approve 2006 Recommendations to Secretaries. • Receive information on Federal Advisory Committees relevant to biomass. • Discuss 2007 meeting schedule. Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Neil Rossmeissl at 202–586–8668 or the Biomass Initiative at 202–586–4541 or harriet.foster@ee.doe.gov (e-mail). You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days before the meeting. Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:25 Jul 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Chair of the Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. The Chair will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; Room 1E–190; Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued at Washington, DC, on July 13, 2006. Rachel M. Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E6–11336 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 40713 The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11352 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. RP99–301–143] ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Negotiated Rate Filing July 12, 2006. Take notice that on July 10, 2006, ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) tendered for filing and acceptance six copies and amended negotiated rate arrangement between ANR and Wisconsin Gas LLC. ANR requests that the negotiated rate arrangement become effective pursuant to the agreement’s term provision. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed in accordance with the provisions of section 154.210 of the Commission’s regulations (18 CFR 154.210). Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. ER06–882–000; ER06–882– 001] Bayside Power, L.P.; Notice of Issuance of Order July 12, 2006. Bayside Power, L.P. (Bayside) filed an application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate schedule. The proposed market-based rate schedule provides for the sale of energy, capacity and ancillary at marketbased rates. Bayside also requested waivers of various Commission regulations. In particular, Bayside requested that the Commission grant blanket approval under 18 CFR part 34 of all future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability by Bayside. On July 12, 2006, pursuant to delegated authority, the Director, Division of Tariffs and Market Development—West, granted the requests for blanket approval under part 34. The Director’s order also stated that the Commission would publish a separate notice in the Federal Register establishing a period of time for the filing of protests. Accordingly, any person desiring to be heard or to protest the blanket approvals of issuances of securities or assumptions of liability by Bayside should file a motion to E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 137 (Tuesday, July 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40712-40713]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11336]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research 
and Development Technical Advisory

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Committee under the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. The 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires 
that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow 
for public participation.

DATES: August 10, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: California Energy Commission, Hearing Room A, 1516 Ninth 
Street, MS-29, Sacramento, CA 95814.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil Rossmeissl, Designated Federal 
Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-8668 or Harriet Foster at (202) 586-
4541; e-mail: harriet.foster@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance that promotes 
research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels 
and biobased products.
    Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:
     Receive update on collaboration with USDA.
     Review status of 2005 Annual Report.
     Receive an update on the status and awardees of the FY 
2006 joint solicitation.
     Receive an update on the status of the FY 2007 joint 
solicitation.
     Review status of Vision and Roadmap updates.
     Meet with representatives from California Energy 
Commission.
     Discuss Analysis, Policy, and other subcommittee business.
     Approve 2006 Recommendations to Secretaries.
     Receive information on Federal Advisory Committees 
relevant to biomass.
     Discuss 2007 meeting schedule.
    Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the 
public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and 
Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/or 
to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you 
should contact Neil Rossmeissl at 202-586-8668 or the Biomass 
Initiative at 202-586-4541 or harriet.foster@ee.doe.gov (e-mail). You 
must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days 
before the meeting. Members of the public will be heard in the order in 
which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Reasonable 
provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the 
agenda. The Chair of the Committee will make every effort to hear the 
views of all interested parties. If you would like to file a written 
statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the 
meeting. The Chair will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly 
conduct of business.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; 
Room 1E-190; Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on July 13, 2006.
Rachel M. Samuel,
Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-11336 Filed 7-17-06; 8:45 am]
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