Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-131, 57941-57942 [E6-16161]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 190 / Monday, October 2, 2006 / Notices investigate and determine if the interests of interstate or foreign commerce would be affected by the project. The Commission also determines whether or not the project: (1) Would be located on a navigable waterway; (2) would occupy or affect public lands or reservations of the United States; (3) would utilize surplus water or water power from a government dam; or (4) if applicable, has involved or would involve any construction subsequent to 1935 that may have increased or would increase the project’s head or generating capacity, or have otherwise significantly modified the project’s pre-1935 design or operation. l. Locations of the application: Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and are available for public inspection. This filing may be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. 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E6–16145 Filed 9–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Parker-Davis Project—Rate Order No. WAPA–131 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Order Extending Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service Rate Methodologies. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action is to extend the existing Parker-Davis Project (P–DP) Firm Electric Service Rate Schedule PD– F6 and the Transmission Service Rate Schedules PD–FT6, PD–FCT6, and PD– NFT6 through September 30, 2008. Without this action, the existing Firm Electric Service and Transmission Services rates will expire September 30, 2006, and no rates will be in effect for these services. These Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service Schedules contain formula rates recalculated from yearly updated financial and load data. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Murray, Rates Team Lead, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005– 6457, (602) 605–2442, or e-mail jmurray@wapa.gov. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to Western’s Administrator; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy, and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission). This action is to further extend the existing Parker-Davis Project Rate Order No. WAPA–75, that was originally approved for 5 years, beginning November 1, 1997, through September 30, 2002. See FERC Docket No. EF98– SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57941 5041–000, 82 FERC Par. 62, 164 (March 10, 1998). Rate Order WAPA–98, approved by the Secretary of Energy on September 13, 2002 (67 FR 60655, September 26, 2002), extended WAPA–75 through September 30, 2004. Rate Order WAPA– 113, approved by the Deputy Secretary on September 2, 2004 (69 FR 55429, September 14, 2004), extended WAPA– 75 through September 30, 2006. Western is currently conducting a formal re-marketing process for the Parker-Davis Project. One of the effects of this re-marketing effort is an increase in firm electric service capacity that will be available October 1, 2008, creating a larger resource pool and making additional capacity and energy available to new contractors. Western is seeking this extension to provide adequate time to consider the effect of the additional capacity on the rates and to consider the input of the public including the additional contractors. Because the current rate methodologies contain formula rates recalculated from yearly updated financial and load data and Western seeks to involve new contractors in the rate process, Western proposes to extend the current rate schedules under 10 CFR part 903. Rate Order WAPA–75, previously extended under Rate Order No. WAPA–98 and Rate Order No. WAPA–113, will be further extended under Rate Order No. WAPA–131. Western’s existing formula Transmission Service Rate Schedules and Electric Service Rate Schedules, recalculated annually, will recover sufficient project expenses (including interest) and capital requirements through September 30, 2008. Following review of Western’s proposal within the DOE, I hereby approve Rate Order No. WAPA–131 which extends the existing P–DP Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service Rates through September 30, 2008. Dated: September 22, 2006. Clay Sell, Deputy Secretary. Department of Energy, Deputy Secretary In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration Rate Extension for the Parker-Davis Project Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service Rate Methodologies; Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the ParkerDavis Project Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service Rate Methodologies These Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service Rate E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 57942 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 190 / Monday, October 2, 2006 / Notices Methodologies were established following section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152). This Act transferred to and vested in the Secretary of Energy the power marketing functions of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)), and other Acts that specifically apply to the project system involved. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (Western); (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Background This action is to further extend the existing Parker-Davis Project Rate Order No. WAPA–75 that was originally approved for 5 years, beginning November 1, 1997, through September 30, 2002. See FERC Docket No. EF98– 5041–000, 82 FERC Par. 62,164 (March 10, 1998). Rate Order No. WAPA–98, approved by the Secretary of Energy on September 13, 2002 (67 FR 60655, September 26, 2002), extended WAPA–75 through September 30, 2004. Rate Order WAPA– 113, approved by the Deputy Secretary on September 2, 2004 (69 FR 55429, September 14, 2004), extended WAPA– 75 through September 30, 2006. Discussion Western is currently conducting a formal re-marketing process for the Parker-Davis Project, which will increase the firm electric service capacity that will be available October 1, 2008, creating a larger resource pool and making additional capacity and energy available to new contractors. Western seeks this extension to allow adequate time to consider the effect of additional firm electric service capacity on the rates and to consider the input of the public including the additional contractors. Western proposes to extend the current rate schedules to complete this analysis. On the Deputy Secretary of Energy’s approval, Rate Order No. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:07 Sep 29, 2006 Jkt 211001 WAPA–75, as extended, will be further extended under Rate Order No. WAPA– 131. 9891; e-mail address: npptac.oppt@epa.gov. Order In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby extend for a period effective from October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2008, the existing Firm Electric Service Rate Schedule PD–F6, and the Transmission Service Rate Schedules PD–FT6, PD–FCT6, and PD–NFT6. Environmental protection, Chemical health and safety, NPPTAC, Pollution prevention, Toxics, Toxic chemicals. Dated: September 22, 2006. Clay Sell, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–16161 Filed 9–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P List of Subjects Dated: September 28, 2006. Charles M. Auer, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 06–8433 Filed 9–28–06; 1:14 pm] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0824; FRL–8226–7] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2002–0001; FRL–8099–4] Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting— October 2006 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC); Notice of Public Meeting; Cancellation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In the Federal Register of September 15, 2006 (71 FR 54480) (FRL–8093–2), EPA announced a public meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the NPPTAC public meeting has been canceled. Meetings of the Committee Work Groups have also been canceled. This includes the Pollution Prevention (P2) Work Group, the Information Integration and Data Use Work Group, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports Interim Work Group meetings. DATES: The meeting scheduled to be held on October 4, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and October 5, 2006, from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., has been canceled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 554–1404; e-mail address:TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov. For technical information contact: John Alter, (7408), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (202) 564– PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will continue on Friday, October 20, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. All times noted are eastern time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day before the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0824, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0824. • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566– 0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2006–0824. • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting—October 2006 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DATES: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 190 (Monday, October 2, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-16161]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Parker-Davis Project--Rate Order No. WAPA-131

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Order Extending Firm Electric Service and 
Transmission Service Rate Methodologies.

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SUMMARY: This action is to extend the existing Parker-Davis Project (P-
DP) Firm Electric Service Rate Schedule PD-F6 and the Transmission 
Service Rate Schedules PD-FT6, PD-FCT6, and PD-NFT6 through September 
30, 2008. Without this action, the existing Firm Electric Service and 
Transmission Services rates will expire September 30, 2006, and no 
rates will be in effect for these services. These Firm Electric Service 
and Transmission Service Schedules contain formula rates recalculated 
from yearly updated financial and load data.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Murray, Rates Team Lead, 
Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6457, (602) 605-2442, 
or e-mail jmurray@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00, effective 
December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority 
to develop power and transmission rates to Western's Administrator; (2) 
the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on 
an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy, and (3) the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, 
to remand, or to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission).
    This action is to further extend the existing Parker-Davis Project 
Rate Order No. WAPA-75, that was originally approved for 5 years, 
beginning November 1, 1997, through September 30, 2002. See FERC Docket 
No. EF98-5041-000, 82 FERC Par. 62, 164 (March 10, 1998).
    Rate Order WAPA-98, approved by the Secretary of Energy on 
September 13, 2002 (67 FR 60655, September 26, 2002), extended WAPA-75 
through September 30, 2004. Rate Order WAPA-113, approved by the Deputy 
Secretary on September 2, 2004 (69 FR 55429, September 14, 2004), 
extended WAPA-75 through September 30, 2006.
    Western is currently conducting a formal re-marketing process for 
the Parker-Davis Project. One of the effects of this re-marketing 
effort is an increase in firm electric service capacity that will be 
available October 1, 2008, creating a larger resource pool and making 
additional capacity and energy available to new contractors. Western is 
seeking this extension to provide adequate time to consider the effect 
of the additional capacity on the rates and to consider the input of 
the public including the additional contractors. Because the current 
rate methodologies contain formula rates recalculated from yearly 
updated financial and load data and Western seeks to involve new 
contractors in the rate process, Western proposes to extend the current 
rate schedules under 10 CFR part 903. Rate Order WAPA-75, previously 
extended under Rate Order No. WAPA-98 and Rate Order No. WAPA-113, will 
be further extended under Rate Order No. WAPA-131.
    Western's existing formula Transmission Service Rate Schedules and 
Electric Service Rate Schedules, recalculated annually, will recover 
sufficient project expenses (including interest) and capital 
requirements through September 30, 2008.
    Following review of Western's proposal within the DOE, I hereby 
approve Rate Order No. WAPA-131 which extends the existing P-DP Firm 
Electric Service and Transmission Service Rates through September 30, 
2008.

    Dated: September 22, 2006.
Clay Sell,
Deputy Secretary.

Department of Energy, Deputy Secretary

In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration Rate Extension for 
the Parker-Davis Project Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service 
Rate Methodologies; Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the 
Parker-Davis Project Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service 
Rate Methodologies

    These Firm Electric Service and Transmission Service Rate

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Methodologies were established following section 302 of the Department 
of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152). This Act transferred 
to and vested in the Secretary of Energy the power marketing functions 
of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of 
Reclamation under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), 
as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 
9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)), and 
other Acts that specifically apply to the project system involved.
    By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the 
Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and 
transmission rates to the Administrator of the Western Area Power 
Administration (Western); (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and 
place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy 
Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and 
place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such 
rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Background

    This action is to further extend the existing Parker-Davis Project 
Rate Order No. WAPA-75 that was originally approved for 5 years, 
beginning November 1, 1997, through September 30, 2002. See FERC Docket 
No. EF98-5041-000, 82 FERC Par. 62,164 (March 10, 1998).
    Rate Order No. WAPA-98, approved by the Secretary of Energy on 
September 13, 2002 (67 FR 60655, September 26, 2002), extended WAPA-75 
through September 30, 2004. Rate Order WAPA-113, approved by the Deputy 
Secretary on September 2, 2004 (69 FR 55429, September 14, 2004), 
extended WAPA-75 through September 30, 2006.

Discussion

    Western is currently conducting a formal re-marketing process for 
the Parker-Davis Project, which will increase the firm electric service 
capacity that will be available October 1, 2008, creating a larger 
resource pool and making additional capacity and energy available to 
new contractors. Western seeks this extension to allow adequate time to 
consider the effect of additional firm electric service capacity on the 
rates and to consider the input of the public including the additional 
contractors. Western proposes to extend the current rate schedules to 
complete this analysis. On the Deputy Secretary of Energy's approval, 
Rate Order No. WAPA-75, as extended, will be further extended under 
Rate Order No. WAPA-131.

Order

    In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I 
hereby extend for a period effective from October 1, 2006, through 
September 30, 2008, the existing Firm Electric Service Rate Schedule 
PD-F6, and the Transmission Service Rate Schedules PD-FT6, PD-FCT6, and 
PD-NFT6.

    Dated: September 22, 2006.
Clay Sell,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-16161 Filed 9-29-06; 8:45 am]
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