Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit for the Proposed Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project, 43212-43213 [E9-20598]

Download as PDF 43212 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 26, 2009 / Notices Electronic Comments DEPARTMENT OF STATE • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NASDAQ–2009–076 on the subject line. [Public Notice 6738] August 26, 2009. Department of State. Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit for the Proposed Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project. AGENCY: ACTION: Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit for the Proposed Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project SUMMARY: This notice announces that on August 20, 2009, the Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership All submissions should refer to File (‘‘Enbridge’’) authorizing it to construct, Number SR–NASDAQ–2009–076. This connect, operate, and maintain facilities file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the at the border of the United States and Canada for the transport of crude oil Commission process and review your between the United States and Canada comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will across the international boundary. On May 15, 2007, Enbridge submitted post all comments on the Commission’s an application to the U.S. Department of Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ State (DOS) for construction, rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the connection, operation, and maintenance submission, all subsequent of an oil pipeline and associated amendments, all written statements facilities at the U.S.-Canada border to with respect to the proposed rule enable Enbridge to import heavy crude change that are filed with the oil from Canada (the Alberta Clipper Commission, and all written Project). communications relating to the Executive Order 13337 of April 30, proposed rule change between the 2004, as amended, delegates to the Commission and any person, other than Secretary of State the President’s those that may be withheld from the authority to receive applications for public in accordance with the permits for the construction, provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be connection, operation, or maintenance available for inspection and copying in of facilities, including pipelines, for the the Commission’s Public Reference exportation or importation of petroleum, Room on official business days between petroleum products, coal, or other fuels the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies at the border of the United States and to issue or deny such Presidential Permits of such filing also will be available for upon a national interest determination. inspection and copying at the principal The functions assigned to the Secretary office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; have been further delegated within the Department of State to, inter alia, the the Commission does not edit personal Deputy Secretary of State. identifying information from Consistent with the National submissions. You should submit only Environmental Policy Act of 1969 information that you wish to make (‘‘NEPA’’), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f, the available publicly. Council of Environmental Quality All submissions should refer to File Regulations for Implementing the Number SR–NASDAQ–2009–076 and Procedural Provisions of NEPA, 40 CFR should be submitted on or before parts 1500–1508, and the Department’s September 16, 2009. regulations for the implementation of NEPA, 22 CFR part 161, an For the Commission, by the Division of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated on potential issuance of a Presidential authority.10 Permit for the construction, connection, Florence E. Harmon, operation, and maintenance of the Deputy Secretary. pipeline was prepared by Entrix, Inc., a [FR Doc. E9–20530 Filed 8–25–09; 8:45 am] contractor selected by the Department of BILLING CODE 8010–01–P State. The Department of State published in the Federal Register a Notification of 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Receipt of the Enbridge Application for VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:05 Aug 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a permit on May 25, 2007 (72 FR 29360). That notification solicited public comment on the application for a 30-day period. Thereafter, the Department published in the Federal Register a Notification of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on March 31, 2008 (73 FR 16920). The Department’s Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS and request for public comment was published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2008 (73 FR 74221), seeking comments by January 30, 2009. The Department received 850 public comments in response to this notice and took them into account in making its determination on the Enbridge application. As required by Executive Order 13337, the Enbridge pipeline application and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement were transmitted to Federal agencies for their review and comment on December 5, 2008. The Department of State received no objections from Federal agencies regarding the issuance of a permit. The Department published a notice of the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement in the Federal Register on June 8, 2009 (74 FR 27229). Consistent with its authority under Executive Order 13337, the Department reviewed all of the available information and documentation, including comments submitted by Federal and State agencies and the public. On August 3, 2009, the Secretary’s Delegate, Deputy Secretary James B. Steinberg, signed the Record of Decision and National Interest Determination, which states that issuance of the Presidential Permit for the Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project would serve the national interest. Executive Order 13337 requires that Secretaries or Heads of certain agencies be notified of the Department’s proposed determination concerning issuance of the Presidential Permit. Any agency required to be consulted under section 1(g) of the Order that disagrees with the proposed determination may notify the Secretary of State within 15 days of being notified that it disagrees with the determination and request that the Secretary refer the application to the President. On August 4, 2009, as required under section 1(g) of the Executive Order, the Department notified all agencies of its intent to issue the Permit. The Department received no objections from notified agencies. On August 3, 2009, Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, signed the Presidential Permit, and on August 20, 2009, the Department issued the Permit to Enbridge. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 26, 2009 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Presidential Permit, the Record of Decision and National Interest Determination, Enbridge’s application for a Presidential Permit, including associated maps and drawings, the Final EIS and other project information is available for viewing and download at the project Web site: http:// www.albertaclipper.state.gov. For information on the proposed project contact J. Brian Duggan, EEB/ESC Room 4843, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, or by telephone (202) 647–1291, or by fax at (202) 647– 8758. Issued in Washington, DC on August 20, 2009. Stephen J. Gallogly, Director, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–20598 Filed 8–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA); Notice Regarding the 2009 Annual Review jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for petitions. SUMMARY: This notice announces the 2009 Annual Review of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA). Under this process, petitions may be filed calling for the limitation, withdrawal or suspension of ATPA or ATPDEA benefits by presenting evidence that the eligibility criteria of the program are not being met. USTR will publish in the Federal Register a list of petitions filed in response to this announcement and accepted for review. DATES: The deadline for the submission of petitions for the 2009 Annual ATPA Review is September 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Petitions should be submitted electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. For alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395–3475. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, Office of the Americas, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th St., NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–9446 and the facsimile number is (202) 395–9675. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:05 Aug 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201–06), as renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210) and extended by the Andean Trade Preference Act, (Pub L. 110–436), provides for trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. The current beneficiaries of the ATPA are Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Consistent with Section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of articles and countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended. The 2009 Annual ATPA Review is the sixth such review to be conducted pursuant to the ATPA review regulations. To qualify for the benefits of the ATPA and ATPDEA, each country must meet several eligibility criteria, as set forth in sections 203(c) and (d), and section 204(b)(6)(B) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3202(c), (d); 19 U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B)). Under section 203(e) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3202(e)), the President may withdraw or suspend the designation of any country as an ATPA or ATPDEA beneficiary country, and may also withdraw, suspend, or limit preferential treatment for any product of any such beneficiary country, if the President determines that, as a result of changed circumstances, the country is not meeting the eligibility criteria. The ATPA regulations provide the schedule of dates for conducting an annual review, unless otherwise specified by Federal Register notice. Notice is hereby given that, in order to be considered in the 2009 Annual ATPA Review, all petitions to withdraw or suspend the designation of a country as an ATPA or ATPDEA beneficiary country, or to withdraw, suspend, or limit application of preferential treatment to any article of any ATPA beneficiary country under the ATPA, or to any article of any ATPDEA beneficiary country under section 204(b)(1), (3), or (4) (19 U.S.C. 3202(b)(1), (3), (4)) of the ATPA, must be received by the Andean Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. EDT on September 22, 2009. Petitioners should consult 15 CFR 2016.0 regarding the content of such petitions. Requirements for Submissions: To ensure the most timely and expeditious receipt and consideration of petitions, USTR has arranged to accept on-line submissions via http:// www.regulations.gov. To submit petitions via http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2009–0024 on the home SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43213 page and click ‘‘go’’. The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the searchresults page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Send a Comment or Submission.’’ (For further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page.) The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a ‘‘General Comments’’ field, or by attaching a document. Petitions should be submitted as attachments. When doing this it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘General Comments’’ field. Submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) are preferred. If you use an application other than those two, please identify the application in your submission. Persons wishing to file comments containing business confidential information must submit a business confidential version and a public version. The file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. Any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ on the top of that page. Persons wishing to file comments containing business confidential information must also provide, in a separate submission, a public version of the comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. If you submit comments that contain no business confidential information, the file name should begin with the character ‘‘P’’, followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Electronic submissions should not attach separate cover letters; rather, information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the comments you submit. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments to a submission in the same file as the submission itself and not as separate files. We strongly urge submitters to use electronic filing. If an on-line submission is impossible, alternative arrangements must be made with Ms. Blue prior to delivery for the receipt of such submissions. Ms. Blue may be contacted at (202) 395–3475. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6738]


Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit for the Proposed 
Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project

August 26, 2009.

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit for the Proposed 
Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that on August 20, 2009, the Department 
of State issued a Presidential Permit to Enbridge Energy, Limited 
Partnership (``Enbridge'') authorizing it to construct, connect, 
operate, and maintain facilities at the border of the United States and 
Canada for the transport of crude oil between the United States and 
Canada across the international boundary.
    On May 15, 2007, Enbridge submitted an application to the U.S. 
Department of State (DOS) for construction, connection, operation, and 
maintenance of an oil pipeline and associated facilities at the U.S.-
Canada border to enable Enbridge to import heavy crude oil from Canada 
(the Alberta Clipper Project).
    Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, as amended, delegates to 
the Secretary of State the President's authority to receive 
applications for permits for the construction, connection, operation, 
or maintenance of facilities, including pipelines, for the exportation 
or importation of petroleum, petroleum products, coal, or other fuels 
at the border of the United States and to issue or deny such 
Presidential Permits upon a national interest determination. The 
functions assigned to the Secretary have been further delegated within 
the Department of State to, inter alia, the Deputy Secretary of State.
    Consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(``NEPA''), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f, the Council of Environmental Quality 
Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, 40 CFR 
parts 1500-1508, and the Department's regulations for the 
implementation of NEPA, 22 CFR part 161, an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) on potential issuance of a Presidential Permit for the 
construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the pipeline 
was prepared by Entrix, Inc., a contractor selected by the Department 
of State.
    The Department of State published in the Federal Register a 
Notification of Receipt of the Enbridge Application for a permit on May 
25, 2007 (72 FR 29360). That notification solicited public comment on 
the application for a 30-day period. Thereafter, the Department 
published in the Federal Register a Notification of Intent to Prepare 
an Environmental Impact Statement on March 31, 2008 (73 FR 16920). The 
Department's Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS and request for 
public comment was published in the Federal Register on December 5, 
2008 (73 FR 74221), seeking comments by January 30, 2009. The 
Department received 850 public comments in response to this notice and 
took them into account in making its determination on the Enbridge 
application.
    As required by Executive Order 13337, the Enbridge pipeline 
application and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement were transmitted 
to Federal agencies for their review and comment on December 5, 2008. 
The Department of State received no objections from Federal agencies 
regarding the issuance of a permit. The Department published a notice 
of the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement in the 
Federal Register on June 8, 2009 (74 FR 27229).
    Consistent with its authority under Executive Order 13337, the 
Department reviewed all of the available information and documentation, 
including comments submitted by Federal and State agencies and the 
public. On August 3, 2009, the Secretary's Delegate, Deputy Secretary 
James B. Steinberg, signed the Record of Decision and National Interest 
Determination, which states that issuance of the Presidential Permit 
for the Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project would serve the national 
interest.
    Executive Order 13337 requires that Secretaries or Heads of certain 
agencies be notified of the Department's proposed determination 
concerning issuance of the Presidential Permit. Any agency required to 
be consulted under section 1(g) of the Order that disagrees with the 
proposed determination may notify the Secretary of State within 15 days 
of being notified that it disagrees with the determination and request 
that the Secretary refer the application to the President. On August 4, 
2009, as required under section 1(g) of the Executive Order, the 
Department notified all agencies of its intent to issue the Permit. The 
Department received no objections from notified agencies.
    On August 3, 2009, Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, 
signed the Presidential Permit, and on August 20, 2009, the Department 
issued the Permit to Enbridge.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Presidential Permit, the Record of 
Decision and National Interest Determination, Enbridge's application 
for a Presidential Permit, including associated maps and drawings, the 
Final EIS and other project information is available for viewing and 
download at the project Web site: http://www.albertaclipper.state.gov. 
For information on the proposed project contact J. Brian Duggan, EEB/
ESC Room 4843, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, or by 
telephone (202) 647-1291, or by fax at (202) 647-8758.

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 20, 2009.
Stephen J. Gallogly,
Director, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. E9-20598 Filed 8-25-09; 8:45 am]
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