Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-141, 48382-48383 [E8-19161]

Download as PDF 48382 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 19, 2008 / Notices Transmission. Extend Path 15 Revenue Requirement Methodology Order Confirming and Approving a Temporary Extension of the Formula Rates for Power, Transmission, and Ancillary Services for the Central Valley Project, Transmission Service for the CaliforniaOregon Transmission Project, Transmission Service for the Pacific Alternating Current Intertie, and Third-Party Transmission Service The formula rates for power, transmission, and ancillary services 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 (FERC). Background The existing formula rates for custom product power, ancillary services, and thirdparty transmission service contained in Rate Order No. WAPA–1151 were approved for 4 years and 9 months and are effective through September 30, 2009. The existing formula rates for power and transmission service on the Central Valley Project (CVP), transmission service on the CaliforniaOregon Transmission Project (COTP), and the Pacific-Alternating Current Intertie (PACI) contained in Rate Order No. WAPA–128 2 were approved for 3 years and 1 month and are effective through September 30, 2009. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Discussion Western is entering a public process to modify the existing formula rates for power, transmission, and ancillary services for the CVP, transmission service on the COTP, transmission service on the PACI, and thirdparty transmission service. This public process will also address Western’s recovery of the Path 15 revenue requirement. Western seeks this extension to provide more time for an informal rate process which will allow Western to meet and collaborate with its customers on the development of rates to 1 Rate Order No. WAPA–115, 69 FR 70510 (December 6, 2004). Approved by FERC on October 11, 2005 (113 Commission ¶ 61,026). 2 Rate Order No. WAPA–128, 71 FR 45821 (August 10, 2006). Approved by FERC on January 25, 2007 (118 Commission ¶ 61,052). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Aug 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 replace the current rates. This extension allows Western and its customers the opportunity to evaluate the impacts of proposed market and industry initiatives, such as the California Independent System Operator’s Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade and FERC Orders 890 and 890A, on the existing rate designs. The existing power, transmission, and ancillary services formula rate methodologies collect annual revenues sufficient to recover annual expenses, including interest and capital requirements, thus ensuring repayment of the project within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. As permitted by 10 CFR part 903.23(b), Western did not have an advanced notice and comment period and did not hold public information and comment forums on the temporary extension of the formula rates for power, transmission, and ancillary services for the CVP, transmission service on the COTP, transmission service on the PACI, and thirdparty transmission service. Order In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby extend for a period effective from October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011, the existing formula rates under Rate Schedules CV–F12, CPP–1, CV–T2, CV–NWT4, PACI–T2, COTP– T2, CV–TPT6, CV–SPR3, CV–SUR3, CV– RFS3, CV–EID3 for the Central Valley and the California-Oregon Transmission Projects, and the Pacific-Alternating Current Intertie of the Western Area Power Administration. Dated: August 12, 2008. Jeffrey F. Kupfer, Acting Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–19153 Filed 8–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Loveland Area Projects—Rate Order No. WAPA–141 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of rate order extending transmission and ancillary services formula rates. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action is being taken to extend the existing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and ancillary services formula rates through February 28, 2011. The existing LAP transmission and ancillary services formula rates will expire February 28, 2009, with the exception of the Regulation and Frequency Response service rate which expires May 31, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James D. Keselburg, Regional Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539–3003, (970) 461– PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7201, e-mail keselbrg@wapa.gov, or Ms. Sheila Cook, Rates Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539–3003, (970) 461– 7211, e-mail scook@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 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 (FERC). The existing formula rates approved under Rate Order No. WAPA–106 1 became effective on March 1, 2004, and are approved through February 28, 2009. Subsequently, Rate Schedule L– AS3, Regulation and Frequency Response, was revised and approved under Rate Order No. WAPA–118 and became effective June 1, 2006, and is approved through May 31, 2011.2 Western is proposing to extend the existing LAP transmission and ancillary services formula rates pursuant to 10 CFR part 903.23 (b). The existing LAP rate formula methodology collects annual revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses, including interest and capital requirements, thus ensuring repayment of the project within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE order RA 6120.2. Western is seeking this extension to provide more time for the evaluation of new rate requirements for transmission and ancillary services mandated under FERC Order 890 and the evaluation of adjustments to the formulae for ancillary services. For these reasons, Western is extending the existing rate formulae for transmission and ancillary services through February 28, 2011. Western did not have a consultation and comment period and did not hold public information and comment forums, in accordance with 10 CFR part 903.23(b). Following review of Western’s proposal with the DOE, I hereby approve Rate Order No. WAPA– 141 which extends the existing LAP transmission and ancillary services rate 1 WAPA–106 was approved by FERC on a final basis on January 31, 2005, in Docket No. EF045182– 000 (110 FERC ¶ 62,084). 2 WAPA–118 was approved by FERC on a final basis on November 17, 2006, in Docket No. EF065182000 (117 FERC ¶ 62,163). E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 19, 2008 / Notices schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L–AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6 and L–AS7 through February 28, 2011. Dated: August 12, 2008. Jeff Kupfer, Acting Deputy Secretary. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Rate Order No. WAPA–141. In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration Rate Extension for Loveland Area Projects Transmission and Ancillary Services Formula Rates. Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the Loveland Area Projects Transmission and Ancillary Services Formula Rates The Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and ancillary services rate formulae were established following section 302(a) 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 (FERC). This rate extension is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and the DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR part 903.23(b). rates pursuant to 10 CFR part 903.23(b). The existing LAP rate formulae methodologies collect annual revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses (including interest) and capital requirements, thus ensuring repayment of the project within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE order RA 6120.2. Western is seeking this extension to provide more time for the evaluation of new rate requirements for transmission and ancillary services mandated under FERC Order 890 and the evaluation of adjustments to the formulae for ancillary services. For these reasons, Western is extending the existing rate formulae for transmission and ancillary services through February 28, 2011. The process will take several months to complete because of the complex issues Western and its interested parties must address. It will also offer opportunities for public information and comment forums. For these reasons, Western seeks to extend existing Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L– NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L–AS4, L–AS5, L– AS6 and L–AS7. Western did not have a consultation and comment period and did not hold public information and comment forums, in accordance with 10 CFR part 903.23(b). Order In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby extend for a period effective from March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2011, the existing rate schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L– AS1, L–AS2, L–AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6 and L– AS7 for LAP transmission and ancillary services, excluding L–AS3 for Regulation and Frequency Response service. Jeff Kupfer, Acting Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–19161 Filed 8–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Please telephone (202) 663–7100 (voice) and (202) 663–4074 (TTY) at any time for information on these meetings. The EEOC provides sign language interpretation at Commission meetings for the hearing impaired. Requests for other reasonable accommodations may be made by using the voice and TTY numbers listed above. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer on (202) 663–4070. Dated: August 15, 2008. Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. E8–19279 Filed 8–15–08; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Electronic Study Data Submission for Phase 3 Janus Operational Pilot; Notice of Pilot Project Food and Drug Administration, HHS. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Discussion On February 28, 2009, Western’s LAP transmission and ancillary services formula rates will expire, with the exception of Regulation and Frequency Response service, which will expire May 31, 2011. Western is proposing to extend the existing LAP transmission and ancillary services formula 1. Announcement of Notation Votes, 2. Obligation of Funds for eGovernment Application Hosting/ Managed Services and Extension of DOI/NBC Hosting, and 3. Obligation of Funds for Competitive Revolving Fund Online Registration and Payment Collection Jkt 214001 Note: In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting will be open to public observation of the Commission’s deliberations and voting. (In addition to publishing notices on EEOC Commission meetings in the Federal Register, the Commission also provides a recorded announcement a full week in advance on future Commission sessions.) AGENCY: Open Session 15:12 Aug 18, 2008 System Contract, and Sole Source Extension of Current Contract for Transition Period. [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0428] Dated: August 12, 2008. Background The existing formula rates, approved under Rate Order No. WAPA–106, were approved for five (5) years and are effective through February 28, 2009. Subsequently, Rate Schedule L–AS3, Regulation and Frequency Response, was revised and approved for five (5) years under Rate Order No. WAPA–118 and is effective through May 31, 2011. Western is not seeking to extend Rate Schedule L–AS3 for Regulation and Frequency Response service as part of this extension. VerDate Aug<31>2005 48383 Friday, August 22, 2008, 1 p.m. Eastern Time. PLACE: Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Conference Room on the Ninth Floor of the EEOC Office Building, 1801 ‘‘L’’ Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507. STATUS: The meeting will be open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: DATE AND TIME: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is seeking sponsors interested in participating in a pilot project to test the submission and processing of clinical study data provided electronically in a standardized format. This pilot will test the data extract, validation, and load procedures developed to populate ‘‘Janus,’’ the study data repository component of a common, standardsbased infrastructure that is being developed jointly by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support the exchange of clinical research data. The pilot also will test a new XML (extensible markup language)-based submission format for standardized clinical study data. We anticipate that a successful pilot will enable CDER to routinely receive, process, and store all standardized clinical study data in a E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 19, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48382-48383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19161]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Loveland Area Projects--Rate Order No. WAPA-141

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of rate order extending transmission and ancillary 
services formula rates.

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SUMMARY: This action is being taken to extend the existing Loveland 
Area Projects (LAP) transmission and ancillary services formula rates 
through February 28, 2011. The existing LAP transmission and ancillary 
services formula rates will expire February 28, 2009, with the 
exception of the Regulation and Frequency Response service rate which 
expires May 31, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James D. Keselburg, Regional 
Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. 
Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539-3003, (970) 461-7201, e-mail 
keselbrg@wapa.gov, or Ms. Sheila Cook, Rates Manager, Rocky Mountain 
Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 
80539-3003, (970) 461-7211, e-mail scook@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 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 
(FERC).
    The existing formula rates approved under Rate Order No. WAPA-106 
\1\ became effective on March 1, 2004, and are approved through 
February 28, 2009. Subsequently, Rate Schedule L-AS3, Regulation and 
Frequency Response, was revised and approved under Rate Order No. WAPA-
118 and became effective June 1, 2006, and is approved through May 31, 
2011.\2\ Western is proposing to extend the existing LAP transmission 
and ancillary services formula rates pursuant to 10 CFR part 903.23 
(b). The existing LAP rate formula methodology collects annual revenue 
sufficient to recover annual expenses, including interest and capital 
requirements, thus ensuring repayment of the project within the cost 
recovery criteria set forth in DOE order RA 6120.2. Western is seeking 
this extension to provide more time for the evaluation of new rate 
requirements for transmission and ancillary services mandated under 
FERC Order 890 and the evaluation of adjustments to the formulae for 
ancillary services. For these reasons, Western is extending the 
existing rate formulae for transmission and ancillary services through 
February 28, 2011.
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    \1\ WAPA-106 was approved by FERC on a final basis on January 
31, 2005, in Docket No. EF045182-000 (110 FERC ] 62,084).
    \2\ WAPA-118 was approved by FERC on a final basis on November 
17, 2006, in Docket No. EF065182000 (117 FERC ] 62,163).
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    Western did not have a consultation and comment period and did not 
hold public information and comment forums, in accordance with 10 CFR 
part 903.23(b). Following review of Western's proposal with the DOE, I 
hereby approve Rate Order No. WAPA-141 which extends the existing LAP 
transmission and ancillary services rate

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schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-AS1, L-AS2, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6 and 
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L-AS7 through February 28, 2011.

    Dated: August 12, 2008.
Jeff Kupfer,
Acting Deputy Secretary.

Department of Energy

Deputy Secretary

    Rate Order No. WAPA-141.
    In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration Rate 
Extension for Loveland Area Projects Transmission and Ancillary 
Services Formula Rates.

Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the Loveland Area 
Projects Transmission and Ancillary Services Formula Rates

    The Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and ancillary 
services rate formulae were established following section 302(a) 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 
(FERC). This rate extension is issued pursuant to the Delegation 
Order and the DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR part 
903.23(b).

Background

    The existing formula rates, approved under Rate Order No. WAPA-
106, were approved for five (5) years and are effective through 
February 28, 2009. Subsequently, Rate Schedule L-AS3, Regulation and 
Frequency Response, was revised and approved for five (5) years 
under Rate Order No. WAPA-118 and is effective through May 31, 2011. 
Western is not seeking to extend Rate Schedule L-AS3 for Regulation 
and Frequency Response service as part of this extension.

Discussion

    On February 28, 2009, Western's LAP transmission and ancillary 
services formula rates will expire, with the exception of Regulation 
and Frequency Response service, which will expire May 31, 2011. 
Western is proposing to extend the existing LAP transmission and 
ancillary services formula rates pursuant to 10 CFR part 903.23(b). 
The existing LAP rate formulae methodologies collect annual revenue 
sufficient to recover annual expenses (including interest) and 
capital requirements, thus ensuring repayment of the project within 
the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE order RA 6120.2. Western 
is seeking this extension to provide more time for the evaluation of 
new rate requirements for transmission and ancillary services 
mandated under FERC Order 890 and the evaluation of adjustments to 
the formulae for ancillary services. For these reasons, Western is 
extending the existing rate formulae for transmission and ancillary 
services through February 28, 2011.
    The process will take several months to complete because of the 
complex issues Western and its interested parties must address. It 
will also offer opportunities for public information and comment 
forums. For these reasons, Western seeks to extend existing Rate 
Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-AS1, L-AS2, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6 
and L-AS7. Western did not have a consultation and comment period 
and did not hold public information and comment forums, in 
accordance with 10 CFR part 903.23(b).

Order

    In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I 
hereby extend for a period effective from March 1, 2009, through 
February 28, 2011, the existing rate schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-
NFPT1, L-AS1, L-AS2, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6 and L-AS7 for LAP 
transmission and ancillary services, excluding L-AS3 for Regulation 
and Frequency Response service.


    Dated: August 12, 2008.

Jeff Kupfer,
Acting Deputy Secretary.

[FR Doc. E8-19161 Filed 8-18-08; 8:45 am]
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