Post-2009 Resource Pool-Loveland Area Projects-Proposed Power Allocation, 13430-13431 [E9-6882]

Download as PDF 13430 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 58 / Friday, March 27, 2009 / Notices 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. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, April 2, 2009. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–6875 Filed 3–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Post-2009 Resource Pool—Loveland Area Projects—Proposed Power Allocation Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Power Allocation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces its Post-2009 Resource Pool—Loveland Area Projects—Proposed Power Allocation developed under the requirements of subpart C—Power Marketing Initiative of the Energy Planning and Management Program (Program) Final Rule, 10 CFR part 905. Western’s Notice of Allocation Procedures and Call for Applications was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 62981 on October 22, 2008. Applications were accepted at Western’s Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region until 4 p.m. MST, December 19, 2008. Review of those applications resulted in this Notice of Proposed Power Allocation. DATES: The comment period on this Notice of Proposed Power Allocation begins today and ends April 27, 2009. To be assured of consideration, Western must receive all written comments by the end of the comment period. Western will hold a single public comment forum about the Proposed Power Allocation on April 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. MDT; see address below. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Regional Manager, Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538–8986. Comments may be delivered by certified mail, commercial mail, e-mail POST2009LAP@wapa.gov, or fax 970–461–7204. Information about the Post-2009 Resource Pool Allocation Procedures, including comments, letters, and other supporting documents, is available for public inspection and copying at the Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region office, Western Area Power Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538–8986. A single public comment forum (not to exceed 3 hours) on the Proposed Power Allocation will be held on April 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. MDT, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 10 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80233. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Steshyn, Public Utilities Specialist, 970–461–7237, or Melanie Reed, Contracts and Energy Services Manager, 970–461–7229. Written requests for information should be sent to Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, Attn: J6200, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539–3003. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western published the Post-2009 Resource Pool—Loveland Area Projects— Allocation Procedures and Call for Applications (73 FR 62981) on October 22, 2008, to implement subpart C-Power Marketing Initiative of the Program’s Final Rule, 10 CFR part 905, published at 60 FR 5415, October 29, 1995. The Program, developed in part to implement section 114 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, became effective on November 20, 1995. The Program establishes project-specific power resource pools and the allocation of power from these pools to new preference customers. The allocation procedures, in conjunction with the General Power Marketing and Allocation Criteria (51 FR 4012, January 31, 1986), establish the framework for allocating power from the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) resource pool. Only comments relevant to the Proposed Power Allocation will be accepted during the comment period. After considering public comments, Western will publish the Final Power Allocation in the Federal Register. Written comments on the Proposed Power Allocation must be received at the address above by 4 p.m. MDT on April 27, 2009. Western will respond only to comments received on the Proposed Power Allocation and publish the Final Power Allocation after the end of the comment period. I. Post-2009 Pool Resources Western will allocate up to 1 percent (1%) of the LAP long-term hydroelectric resource available as of October 1, 2009. Approximately 6.9 megawatts (MW) of capacity and 11.3 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy will be available for the summer season. Winter availability will be approximately 6.1 MW of capacity and 9.1 GWh of energy. This resource pool will be created by reducing existing customers’ allocations by up to 1%. II. Proposed Power Allocation In response to the call for applications, Western received four applications for the Post-2009 LAP resource pool. The total amount of energy requested by the applicants was 65.6 GWh. The resource pool will be allocated proportionately by season based on average seasonal loads for the period April 2007 through March 2008. The resource pool for capacity will be allocated proportionately by season based on average seasonal demand. The allocations below are subject to the minimum (100 kilowatts) and maximum (5,000 kilowatts) allocation criteria. The proposed allocations for the four qualified allottees are shown in the table below. Proposed post-2009 power allocation mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Allottees Summer kilowatthours Winter kilowatthours Summer kilowatts Winter kilowatts City of Arma, KS .............................................................................................. City of Cimarron, KS ........................................................................................ City of Russell, KS ........................................................................................... University of Wyoming ..................................................................................... 529,330 1,142,083 7,600,131 2,030,893 408,687 1,066,248 6,231,356 1,399,859 324 698 4,645 1,241 272 709 4,141 931 Total Resource Pool ................................................................................. 11,302,437 9,106,150 6,908 6,053 VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:13 Mar 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 58 / Friday, March 27, 2009 / Notices Allottees must be able to obtain delivery of their allocations. A letter of commitment from each allottee’s serving utility or transmission provider confirming that the allottee will receive the benefit of Western’s Proposed Power Allocation must be received by May 11, 2009. If a copy of the letter is not received by the date above, Western may redistribute the allottee’s portion of the resource pool to those allottees that remain. Western may extend this deadline for receiving a letter of commitment if a written request to do so is received by Western by the deadline. The proposed allocations shown in the table above are based on the LAP marketable resource currently available. If the LAP marketable resource is adjusted in the future, all allocations may be adjusted accordingly. III. Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520, Western received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect the Applicant Profile Data under control number 1910–5136, which was used to develop this Proposed Power Allocation. IV. Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act Western completed an environmental impact statement on the Program, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register, 60 FR 53181, October 12, 1995. Western will comply with any additional NEPA requirements for this resource pool. Dated: March 20, 2009. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–6882 Filed 3–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8591–8] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)© of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:13 Mar 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2008 (73 FR 19833). Draft EISs EIS No. 20080528, ERP No. D–USN– L10006–00, Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC), To Support and Conduct Current, Emerging, and Future Training and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Activities, WA, OR and CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to marine resources. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080533, ERP No. D–AFS– K65351–CA, Plumas National Forest Public Motorized Travel Management, Implementation, Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the scope of the travel management planning process, and potential impacts from the designation of the Sly Creek open area and associated routes to soil and water resources. The Final EIS should address seasonal closures, monitoring, and enforcement commitments. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090028, ERP No. D–NPS– F65073–IN, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Draft White-Tailed Deer Management Plan, Implementation, Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties, IN. Summary: The preferred alternative provides a balanced combination of methods to manage deer and natural resources. EPA does not object to this project. Rating LO. 13431 EIS No. 20080509, ERP No. F–IBR– J39037–ND, Northwest Area Water Supply Project, To Construct a Biota Water Treatment Plant, Lake Sakakawea, Missouri River Basin to Hudson Bay Basin, Divide, Williams, Burke, Renville, Bottineau, Pierce, McHenry, Ward, Mountrail and McLean Counties, ND. Summary: EPA noted that the preferred alternative incorporates earlier EPA recommendations regarding UV treatment technology and the need for a template for the adaptive management plan. EPA made additional comments regarding the water quality analysis. EIS No. 20090036, ERP No. F–AFS– F65069–MN, Glacier Project, To Maintain and Promote Native Vegetation, Communities that are Diverse, Productive, Healthy, Implementation, Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District, St. Louis and Lake Counties, MN. Summary: The Final EIS addressed EPA’s earlier question regarding the projected amount of suitable habitat for the Northern goshawk; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed project. Dated: March 24, 2009. Ken Mittelholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E9–6886 Filed 3–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8591–7] Final EISs Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability EIS No. 20080347, ERP No. F–COE– D30005–MD, Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project, Proposed Dredging of Several New Offshore Shoals to Provide Sand for Borrow Sources from 2010 to 2044, Ocean City, Worcester County, MD. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20080378, ERP No. F–COE– D39028–00, Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration Integrated Feasibility Study, Using Uncontaminated Dredged Material from the Upper Chesapeake Bay Approach Channels to the Port of Baltimore to Restore and Protect Island Habitat in the Middle Portion of Chesapeake Bay, Dorchester County, MD. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–1399 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements filed 03/16/2009 through 03/20/2009 pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20090079, Revised Draft EIS, AFS, MT, Cabin Gulch Vegetation Treatment Project, Restore FireAdapted Ecosystems, Existing and Desired Conditions, Townsend Ranger District, Helena National Forest, Broadwater County, MT, Comment Period Ends: 05/11/2009, Contact: David Carroll 406–495–3716. EIS No. 20090080, Final EIS, AFS, CO, Long Draw Reservoir Project, Re-Issue a Special-Use-Authorization to Water Supply and Storage to Allow the Continued Use of Long Draw Reservoir and Dam, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 58 (Friday, March 27, 2009)]
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[Pages 13430-13431]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6882]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Post-2009 Resource Pool--Loveland Area Projects--Proposed Power 
Allocation

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Power Allocation.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power 
marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces its Post-2009 
Resource Pool--Loveland Area Projects--Proposed Power Allocation 
developed under the requirements of subpart C--Power Marketing 
Initiative of the Energy Planning and Management Program (Program) 
Final Rule, 10 CFR part 905.
    Western's Notice of Allocation Procedures and Call for Applications 
was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 62981 on October 22, 
2008. Applications were accepted at Western's Rocky Mountain Customer 
Service Region until 4 p.m. MST, December 19, 2008. Review of those 
applications resulted in this Notice of Proposed Power Allocation.

DATES: The comment period on this Notice of Proposed Power Allocation 
begins today and ends April 27, 2009. To be assured of consideration, 
Western must receive all written comments by the end of the comment 
period. Western will hold a single public comment forum about the 
Proposed Power Allocation on April 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. MDT; see address 
below.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Regional Manager, Rocky Mountain 
Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 5555 East 
Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538-8986. Comments may be 
delivered by certified mail, commercial mail, e-mail 
POST2009LAP@wapa.gov, or fax 970-461-7204.
    Information about the Post-2009 Resource Pool Allocation 
Procedures, including comments, letters, and other supporting 
documents, is available for public inspection and copying at the Rocky 
Mountain Customer Service Region office, Western Area Power 
Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538-
8986.
    A single public comment forum (not to exceed 3 hours) on the 
Proposed Power Allocation will be held on April 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. 
MDT, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 10 East 120th 
Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80233.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Steshyn, Public Utilities 
Specialist, 970-461-7237, or Melanie Reed, Contracts and Energy 
Services Manager, 970-461-7229. Written requests for information should 
be sent to Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, Attn: J6200, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539-3003.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western published the Post-2009 Resource 
Pool--Loveland Area Projects--Allocation Procedures and Call for 
Applications (73 FR 62981) on October 22, 2008, to implement subpart C-
Power Marketing Initiative of the Program's Final Rule, 10 CFR part 
905, published at 60 FR 5415, October 29, 1995. The Program, developed 
in part to implement section 114 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, 
became effective on November 20, 1995. The Program establishes project-
specific power resource pools and the allocation of power from these 
pools to new preference customers. The allocation procedures, in 
conjunction with the General Power Marketing and Allocation Criteria 
(51 FR 4012, January 31, 1986), establish the framework for allocating 
power from the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) resource pool. Only 
comments relevant to the Proposed Power Allocation will be accepted 
during the comment period. After considering public comments, Western 
will publish the Final Power Allocation in the Federal Register.
    Written comments on the Proposed Power Allocation must be received 
at the address above by 4 p.m. MDT on April 27, 2009. Western will 
respond only to comments received on the Proposed Power Allocation and 
publish the Final Power Allocation after the end of the comment period.

I. Post-2009 Pool Resources

    Western will allocate up to 1 percent (1%) of the LAP long-term 
hydroelectric resource available as of October 1, 2009. Approximately 
6.9 megawatts (MW) of capacity and 11.3 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy 
will be available for the summer season. Winter availability will be 
approximately 6.1 MW of capacity and 9.1 GWh of energy. This resource 
pool will be created by reducing existing customers' allocations by up 
to 1%.

II. Proposed Power Allocation

    In response to the call for applications, Western received four 
applications for the Post-2009 LAP resource pool. The total amount of 
energy requested by the applicants was 65.6 GWh. The resource pool will 
be allocated proportionately by season based on average seasonal loads 
for the period April 2007 through March 2008. The resource pool for 
capacity will be allocated proportionately by season based on average 
seasonal demand. The allocations below are subject to the minimum (100 
kilowatts) and maximum (5,000 kilowatts) allocation criteria. The 
proposed allocations for the four qualified allottees are shown in the 
table below.

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                                                                 Proposed post-2009 power allocation
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
                     Allottees                           Summer            Winter          Summer       Winter
                                                      kilowatthours     kilowatthours    kilowatts    kilowatts
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City of Arma, KS..................................           529,330           408,687          324          272
City of Cimarron, KS..............................         1,142,083         1,066,248          698          709
City of Russell, KS...............................         7,600,131         6,231,356        4,645        4,141
University of Wyoming.............................         2,030,893         1,399,859        1,241          931
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Resource Pool...........................        11,302,437         9,106,150        6,908        6,053
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    Allottees must be able to obtain delivery of their allocations. A 
letter of commitment from each allottee's serving utility or 
transmission provider confirming that the allottee will receive the 
benefit of Western's Proposed Power Allocation must be received by May 
11, 2009. If a copy of the letter is not received by the date above, 
Western may redistribute the allottee's portion of the resource pool to 
those allottees that remain. Western may extend this deadline for 
receiving a letter of commitment if a written request to do so is 
received by Western by the deadline.
    The proposed allocations shown in the table above are based on the 
LAP marketable resource currently available. If the LAP marketable 
resource is adjusted in the future, all allocations may be adjusted 
accordingly.

III. Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, 44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520, Western received approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) to collect the Applicant Profile Data under control number 
1910-5136, which was used to develop this Proposed Power Allocation.

IV. Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act

    Western completed an environmental impact statement on the Program, 
pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The 
Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register, 60 FR 53181, 
October 12, 1995. Western will comply with any additional NEPA 
requirements for this resource pool.

    Dated: March 20, 2009.
Timothy J. Meeks,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E9-6882 Filed 3-26-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P