Cumberland System of Projects, 60356-60357 [E7-20950]

Download as PDF 60356 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 24, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2101–084; Project No. 2155– 024] Sacramento Municipal Utility District, California; Pacific Gas & Electric Company, California; Notice of Intent To Hold a Public Meeting To Discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper American River Hydroelectric Projects October 15, 2007. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES On September 21, 2007, the Commission issued the Upper American River Hydroelectric Project and Chili Bar Hydroelectric Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS) and mailed it to resource and land management agencies, interested organizations, and individuals. The Environmental Protection Agency noticed the draft EIS in the Federal Register on September 28, 2007 (72 FR 55201); comments are due November 13, 2007. The draft EIS evaluates the environmental consequences and developmental benefits of issuing new licenses for operating and maintaining the Upper American River Project and the Chili Bar Project, which are located in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties, California. Besides evaluating the projects as they now operate, the draft EIS evaluates the projects with the Settlement Agreement and with staffrecommended measures. The public meeting, which will be recorded by an official stenographer, is scheduled as follows. Date: Monday, November 5, 2007. Time: 7–9:30 p.m. (PST). Place: Best Western Placerville Inn, 6850 Green Leaf Drive, Placerville, CA, 95667–6228, Phone: 530–622–9100. At the meeting, resource agency personnel and other interested persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments and recommendations regarding the draft EIS for the Commission’s public record. For further information, contact James Fargo at (202) 502–6095 or at james.fargo@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–20878 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 Notice of FERC Staff Attendance at Southwest Power Pool Board of Directors/Members Committee Meeting and Southwest Power Pool Regional State Committee Meeting October 16, 2007. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice that members of its staff may attend the meetings of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional State Committee Board of Directors, SPP Members Committee and SPP Board of Directors as noted below. Their attendance is part of the Commission’s ongoing outreach efforts. SPP Regional State Committee Annual Meeting October 29, 2007 (1 p.m.–5 p.m. CST), DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place, 6110 South Yale Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136, 918–495–1000. SPP Board of Directors/Members Committee and Annual Meeting of the Members October 30, 2007 (8 a.m.–3 p.m. CST), DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place, 6110 South Yale Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136, 918–495–1000. The discussions may address matters at issue in the following proceedings: Docket No. ER05–799, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER05–526, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. EL06–83, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER06–448, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER06–451, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER06–767, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket Nos. ER06–1485 and ER07–266, Xcel Energy Services, Inc. Docket No. EL06–71, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Southwest Power Pool. Docket No. ER07–319, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER07–371, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. EL07–27, East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc., et al. and Docket No. ER07–396, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER07–643, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER07–1099, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER07–1311, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Docket No. ER07–1319, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER07–1320, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER07–1248, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER07–1417, Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. EL07–87, Xcel Energy Services Inc. v. Southwest Power Pool, Inc., John Deere Wind Energy. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact John Rogers, Office of Energy Markets and Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at (202) 502–8564 or john.rogers@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–20872 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Southeastern Power Administration Cumberland System of Projects Southeastern Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed rate extension and opportunities for public review and comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) proposes to extend existing schedules of rates and charges applicable to the sale of power from the Cumberland System of Projects to be effective for approximately a seven-month period, from February 25, 2008 to September 30, 2008. Additionally, opportunities will be available for interested persons to review the rates and supporting studies and to submit written comments. Southeastern will evaluate all comments received in this process. DATES: Written comments are due on or before November 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635–6711. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Jourolmon, Assistant Administrator, Finance & Marketing, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635, (706) 213–3800. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administrator, by order issued February 28, 2007, confirmed and approved on a final basis Wholesale Power Rate E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 24, 2007 / Notices Schedules CBR–1–F, CSI–1–F, CEK–1– F, CM–1–F, CC–1–G, CK–1–F, and CTV–1–F applicable to Cumberland System of Projects power for a period ending February 24, 2008. Discussion: The marketing policy for the Cumberland System of Projects provides peaking capacity, along with 1500 hours of energy annually to some customers and 1800 hours of energy annually to other customers with each kilowatt of capacity, to customers outside the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) marketing area (Outside Customers). TVA also was allocated capacity but receives any energy not allocated to Outside Customers. The rates approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the Commission) were designed to have a capacity charge that included 1500 hours of energy. In addition, the rates have an excess energy charge for energy in excess of the 1500 hours per kilowatt annually. Due to restrictions on the operation of the Wolf Creek Project imposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a precaution to prevent a failure of the dam, Southeastern is not able to provide peaking capacity to these customers. Southeastern has implemented an interim operating plan for the Cumberland System to provide these customers with energy that does not include schedulable capacity. Because the rate design incorporated in the previous rate schedules recovered all costs from capacity and excess energy, the interim rate schedules are necessary to recover costs under the interim operating plan. The interim rate schedules superceded rate schedules approved on a final basis by the Commission on August 2, 2004 (108 FERC ¶62,113). These rates were approved for a period from October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2008. The interim rate schedules were approved by the Administrator on a final basis, under his authority to develop and place into effect rates for short-term sales of capacity, energy, or transmission service. The existing interim rate schedules are based on a repayment study submitted to the Deputy Secretary on March 28, 2006. An updated study submitted to the Deputy Secretary on September 10, 2007, demonstrates that rates are adequate to meet repayment criteria as required by existing law and DOE Order RA 6120.2. Southeastern is proposing to extend the existing interim rate schedules for the period from February 25, 2008 to September 30, 2008. The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 30635–6711. Interim Rate Schedules CBR–1–F, CSI–1–F, CEK–1–F, CM–1–F, CC–1–G, CK–1–F, and CTV–1–F are also available. Dated: October 15, 2007. Jon C. Worthington, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–20950 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2007–0316; FRL–8487–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1049.11, OMB Control No. 2050–0046 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 23, 2007. 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PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60357 EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On May 15, 2007 (72 FR 27306), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the comment period. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–SFUND–2007–0316, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/ DC Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the Superfund Docket is 202–566–0276. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1049.11, OMB Control No. 2050–0046. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60356-60357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-20950]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Southeastern Power Administration


Cumberland System of Projects

AGENCY: Southeastern Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rate extension and opportunities for public 
review and comment.

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SUMMARY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) proposes to 
extend existing schedules of rates and charges applicable to the sale 
of power from the Cumberland System of Projects to be effective for 
approximately a seven-month period, from February 25, 2008 to September 
30, 2008. Additionally, opportunities will be available for interested 
persons to review the rates and supporting studies and to submit 
written comments. Southeastern will evaluate all comments received in 
this process.

DATES: Written comments are due on or before November 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Administrator, 
Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens 
Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635-6711.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Jourolmon, Assistant 
Administrator, Finance & Marketing, Southeastern Power Administration, 
Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635, 
(706) 213-3800.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administrator, by order issued February 
28, 2007, confirmed and approved on a final basis Wholesale Power Rate

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Schedules CBR-1-F, CSI-1-F, CEK-1-F, CM-1-F, CC-1-G, CK-1-F, and CTV-1-
F applicable to Cumberland System of Projects power for a period ending 
February 24, 2008.
    Discussion: The marketing policy for the Cumberland System of 
Projects provides peaking capacity, along with 1500 hours of energy 
annually to some customers and 1800 hours of energy annually to other 
customers with each kilowatt of capacity, to customers outside the 
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) marketing area (Outside Customers). 
TVA also was allocated capacity but receives any energy not allocated 
to Outside Customers. The rates approved by the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (the Commission) were designed to have a capacity 
charge that included 1500 hours of energy. In addition, the rates have 
an excess energy charge for energy in excess of the 1500 hours per 
kilowatt annually. Due to restrictions on the operation of the Wolf 
Creek Project imposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a 
precaution to prevent a failure of the dam, Southeastern is not able to 
provide peaking capacity to these customers. Southeastern has 
implemented an interim operating plan for the Cumberland System to 
provide these customers with energy that does not include schedulable 
capacity. Because the rate design incorporated in the previous rate 
schedules recovered all costs from capacity and excess energy, the 
interim rate schedules are necessary to recover costs under the interim 
operating plan.
    The interim rate schedules superceded rate schedules approved on a 
final basis by the Commission on August 2, 2004 (108 FERC ]62,113). 
These rates were approved for a period from October 1, 2003 to 
September 30, 2008. The interim rate schedules were approved by the 
Administrator on a final basis, under his authority to develop and 
place into effect rates for short-term sales of capacity, energy, or 
transmission service.
    The existing interim rate schedules are based on a repayment study 
submitted to the Deputy Secretary on March 28, 2006. An updated study 
submitted to the Deputy Secretary on September 10, 2007, demonstrates 
that rates are adequate to meet repayment criteria as required by 
existing law and DOE Order RA 6120.2. Southeastern is proposing to 
extend the existing interim rate schedules for the period from February 
25, 2008 to September 30, 2008.
    The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 
1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635-6711. Interim Rate 
Schedules CBR-1-F, CSI-1-F, CEK-1-F, CM-1-F, CC-1-G, CK-1-F, and CTV-1-
F are also available.

    Dated: October 15, 2007.
Jon C. Worthington,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E7-20950 Filed 10-23-07; 8:45 am]
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