Notice of Cancellation of the Transmission Agency of Northern California Transmission Project, Environmental Impact Statement, 46584-46585 [E9-21850]

Download as PDF 46584 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 174 / Thursday, September 10, 2009 / Notices and the number of SEAs showing improvement in proficiency rates on each SEA’s comprehension measure from the previous year to the current year. All schools are included in the GPRA report, regardless of when schools began implementation of the Reading First program. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 4124. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. 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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), is canceling preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement/ PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC) Transmission Project, which would have included building and upgrading over 600 miles of 230kilovolt (kV) and 500-kV transmission lines and associated equipment and facilities in northern California. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please contact Mr. David Young, NEPA Document Manager, Western Area Power Administration, Sierra Nevada Region, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630, telephone (916) 353–4777, fax (916) 353–4772, or e-mail TTPEIS@wapa.gov. For general information on DOE’s NEPA review procedures or status of a NEPA review, contact Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC–20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, telephone (202) 586–4600 or (800) 472–2756. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 23, 2009, Western issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS/EIR for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the TANC Transmission Project (74 FR 8086).1 The project, as proposed, would have included building and upgrading over 600 miles of 230-kV and 500-kV transmission lines and associated equipment and facilities in northern California. In its Notice of Intent, Western described the schedule for scoping meetings for the EIS/EIR, and advised the public that comments regarding the scope of the EIS/EIR were due by April 30, 2009. Western held all public scoping meetings as scheduled. Because of requests from agencies and the public for more time to comment, Western extended the scoping period twice, with a final comment closing on July 30, 2009. On July 15, 2009, the TANC Commission voted to terminate proceeding further with the environmental process and to stop development work for the TANC Transmission Project. On August 3, 2009, Western received notification from TANC, terminating its agreement with Western to prepare the EIS/EIR. Termination of the agreement terminates Western’s obligation to prepare the EIS/EIR and involvement in the TANC Transmission Project. As a result, Western has ceased preparation of the EIS/EIR. 1 On July 1, 1996, DOE’s Assistant Secretary for Environmental, Safety and Health delegated to Western’s Administrator, the authority to approve EISs for integrating main transmission system additions. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 174 / Thursday, September 10, 2009 / Notices Dated: August 27, 2009. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–21850 Filed 9–9–09; 8:45 am] document is added to a subscribed docket(s). 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The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:13 Sep 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD09–8–000] Transmission Planning Processes Under Order No. 890; Notice Announcing Panelists and Final Agenda for the September 10, 2009 Technical Conference in Atlanta, GA September 2, 2009. On June 30, 2009, the Commission issued a notice (June 30 Notice) scheduling staff technical conferences to examine the transmission planning processes that are being conducted pursuant to Order No. 890.1 As stated in the June 30 Notice, these technical conferences are intended to meet the Commission’s commitment that its staff would conduct an assessment of the Order No. 890 transmission planning processes. On August 3, 2009, the Commission issued a supplemental notice (August 3 Notice) with an agenda providing details on the topics that will be discussed on the panels at each of the three conferences as well as the topics panelists should be prepared to address. The August 3 Notice also reiterated that those wishing to participate as panelists should submit a request form describing the topic(s) they wish to address. In addition, those wishing to attend each conference were asked to complete a registration form. The August 3 Notice stated that a final notice with a list of the panelists for each conference would be issued in advance of the conferences. On August 7, 2009, the Commission issued an errata notice shortening the due date for all requests from those wishing to participate as a panelist at any of the three technical conferences to August 13, 2009. 1 Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service, Order No. 890, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,241, order on reh’g, Order No. 890–A, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,261 (2007), order on reh’g, Order No. 890–B, 123 FERC ¶ 61,299 (2008), order on reh’g, Order No. 890–C, 126 FERC ¶ 61,228 (2009). PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46585 The attached agenda contains the panelists chosen for the September 10, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia technical conference to be held at: Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport, 1900 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, GA 30337, (770) 997–1100. Additional panelists may be added prior to the date of the conference. If they have not already done so, those that plan to attend the Atlanta conference should submit the registration form, located at: https:// www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/ trans-09-10-form.asp.2 Panelists will provide introductory remarks to begin the discussion of each topic identified in the August 3 notice. The purpose of the introductory remarks is to introduce the topics of discussion, and Staff intends to facilitate a constructive dialogue among all the attendees involved in the planning process and will actively seek to incorporate input from non-panelists and audience members into that dialogue. We strongly encourage all attendees to actively participate in the conference. For further information about this conference, please contact: Zeny Magos, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 8244, zeny.magos@ferc.gov. John Yakobitis, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 8512, john.yakobitis@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–21735 Filed 9–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 2 The Atlanta conference will address transmission planning for entities located in the states represented in the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC) and entities located in the Southwest Power Pool footprint. In the event a transmission provider is uncertain as to which technical conference is the appropriate forum for discussion of its planning process, such transmission providers should contact Commission staff in advance to discuss the matter. Lastly, a comment date will be set at a later date allowing for the filing of post-conference comments. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Notice of Cancellation of the Transmission Agency of Northern 
California Transmission Project, Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Cancellation of Transmission Agency of Northern California 
Transmission Project Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the 
Department of Energy (DOE), is canceling preparation of the 
Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) 
for construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed 
Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC) Transmission Project, 
which would have included building and upgrading over 600 miles of 230-
kilovolt (kV) and 500-kV transmission lines and associated equipment 
and facilities in northern California.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please 
contact Mr. David Young, NEPA Document Manager, Western Area Power 
Administration, Sierra Nevada Region, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 
95630, telephone (916) 353-4777, fax (916) 353-4772, or e-mail 
TTPEIS@wapa.gov. For general information on DOE's NEPA review 
procedures or status of a NEPA review, contact Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, 
Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC-20, U.S. Department of 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, telephone 
(202) 586-4600 or (800) 472-2756.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 23, 2009, Western issued a 
Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS/EIR for the construction, operation, 
and maintenance of the TANC Transmission Project (74 FR 8086).\1\ The 
project, as proposed, would have included building and upgrading over 
600 miles of 230-kV and 500-kV transmission lines and associated 
equipment and facilities in northern California. In its Notice of 
Intent, Western described the schedule for scoping meetings for the 
EIS/EIR, and advised the public that comments regarding the scope of 
the EIS/EIR were due by April 30, 2009. Western held all public scoping 
meetings as scheduled. Because of requests from agencies and the public 
for more time to comment, Western extended the scoping period twice, 
with a final comment closing on July 30, 2009.
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    \1\ On July 1, 1996, DOE's Assistant Secretary for 
Environmental, Safety and Health delegated to Western's 
Administrator, the authority to approve EISs for integrating main 
transmission system additions.
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    On July 15, 2009, the TANC Commission voted to terminate proceeding 
further with the environmental process and to stop development work for 
the TANC Transmission Project. On August 3, 2009, Western received 
notification from TANC, terminating its agreement with Western to 
prepare the EIS/EIR. Termination of the agreement terminates Western's 
obligation to prepare the EIS/EIR and involvement in the TANC 
Transmission Project. As a result, Western has ceased preparation of 
the EIS/EIR.


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    Dated: August 27, 2009.
Timothy J. Meeks,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-21850 Filed 9-9-09; 8:45 am]
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