Post-2010 Resource Pool, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division, 1616 [2010-320]

Download as PDF 1616 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Disposition Final Environmental Impact Statement Issued in Washington, DC, on January 5, 2010. Mark Gilbertson, Acting Chief Technical Officer for Environmental Management. [FR Doc. 2010–319 Filed 1–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Post-2010 Resource Pool, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program—Eastern Division AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of final power allocation. SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), Upper Great Plains Region, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces the Post-2010 Resource Pool Power Allocation (Power Allocation) to fulfill the requirements of the Energy Planning and Management Program (Program). The Power Allocation comes from a Federal power resource pool of the longterm marketable resource of the PickSloan Missouri Basin Program—Eastern Division (P–SMBP—ED) that is available January 1, 2011. Western will use power previously returned to Western for this resource pool and will not need to withdraw power from existing customers. The Final Power Allocation is published to show Western’s decisions prior to beginning the contractual phase of the process. A firm electric service contract, between Western and the allottee in this notice, will provide for an allocation of power to the allottee beginning with the January 2011 billing period through the December 2020 billing period. DATES: The Power Allocation is effective February 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: Information about this Power Allocation, including letters and other supporting documents made or kept by Western in developing the final allocation, is available for public inspection and copying at the Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101–1266. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Pankratz, Public Utilities Specialist, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101– 1266, telephone (406) 247–7392, e-mail pankratz@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western published the final Post-2010 Resource Pool Allocation Procedures (Procedures) in the Federal Register (74 FR 20697, May 5, 2009), to implement Subpart C– Power Marketing Initiative of the Program’s Final Rule (10 CFR 905), published in the Federal Register (60 FR 54151, October 20, 1995). The Program, developed in part to implement section 114 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, became effective on November 20, 1995. The goal of the 2007 Summer season peak load (kilowatts) New customer WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES City of New Ulm, MN ....................................................................................... The final Power Allocation for the City of New Ulm, Minnesota, is based on the P–SMBP—ED marketable resource available at this time. Western, in accordance with 10 CFR 905.32(e)(2) of the Program, will use power previously placed under contract and subsequently returned to Western through termination of that contract for this final Power Allocation. A firm electric service contract will be offered by Western to the City of New Ulm, Minnesota. If the P–SMBP—ED marketable resource is adjusted in the future, the Power Allocation may be adjusted accordingly. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 Program is to require planning for efficient electric energy use by Western’s long-term firm power customers and to extend Western’s firm power resource commitments. One aspect of the Program is to establish project-specific power resource pools and allocate power from these pools to new preference customers. This Post2010 Resource Pool is the final resource pool under the Program. Western published its proposed allocation in the Federal Register (74 FR 37702, July 29, 2009), and initiated a public comment period. A public information and comment forum on the proposed allocation was held on September 17, 2009. The public comment period ended on September 28, 2009. Western received no public comments during the public comment period on the proposed allocation. The Procedures, in conjunction with the Post-1985 Marketing Plan (45 FR 71860, October 30, 1980), establish the framework for allocating power from the P–SMBP—ED. Final Allocation of Power The Power Allocation for the new customer was calculated using the Procedures. As defined in the Post-1985 Marketing Plan criteria under the Procedures, the summer allocation is 24.84413 percent of peak summer load; the winter allocation is 35.98853 percent of peak winter load. The final Power Allocation of power for the new eligible customer and the load, which this allocation is based upon, is as follows: 2007 Winter season peak load (kilowatts) 1,626 Post-2010 Resource Pool Procedures Requirements Environmental Compliance Post-2010 Resource pool power allocation Summer kilowatts 1,301 Winter kilowatts 404 Dated: January 5, 2010. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–320 Filed 1–11–10; 8:45 am] In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347 (2007)); the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western has determined that this action is categorically excluded from further NEPA review. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 6450–01–P E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 468

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 1616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-320]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Post-2010 Resource Pool, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--
Eastern Division

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of final power allocation.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), Upper Great 
Plains Region, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of 
Energy (DOE), hereby announces the Post-2010 Resource Pool Power 
Allocation (Power Allocation) to fulfill the requirements of the Energy 
Planning and Management Program (Program). The Power Allocation comes 
from a Federal power resource pool of the long-term marketable resource 
of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--Eastern Division (P-SMBP--ED) 
that is available January 1, 2011. Western will use power previously 
returned to Western for this resource pool and will not need to 
withdraw power from existing customers.
    The Final Power Allocation is published to show Western's decisions 
prior to beginning the contractual phase of the process. A firm 
electric service contract, between Western and the allottee in this 
notice, will provide for an allocation of power to the allottee 
beginning with the January 2011 billing period through the December 
2020 billing period.

DATES: The Power Allocation is effective February 11, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Information about this Power Allocation, including letters 
and other supporting documents made or kept by Western in developing 
the final allocation, is available for public inspection and copying at 
the Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 2900 
4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101-1266.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Pankratz, Public Utilities 
Specialist, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101-1266, 
telephone (406) 247-7392, e-mail pankratz@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western published the final Post-2010 
Resource Pool Allocation Procedures (Procedures) in the Federal 
Register (74 FR 20697, May 5, 2009), to implement Subpart C-Power 
Marketing Initiative of the Program's Final Rule (10 CFR 905), 
published in the Federal Register (60 FR 54151, October 20, 1995). The 
Program, developed in part to implement section 114 of the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992, became effective on November 20, 1995. The goal of 
the Program is to require planning for efficient electric energy use by 
Western's long-term firm power customers and to extend Western's firm 
power resource commitments. One aspect of the Program is to establish 
project-specific power resource pools and allocate power from these 
pools to new preference customers. This Post-2010 Resource Pool is the 
final resource pool under the Program.
    Western published its proposed allocation in the Federal Register 
(74 FR 37702, July 29, 2009), and initiated a public comment period. A 
public information and comment forum on the proposed allocation was 
held on September 17, 2009. The public comment period ended on 
September 28, 2009. Western received no public comments during the 
public comment period on the proposed allocation.
    The Procedures, in conjunction with the Post-1985 Marketing Plan 
(45 FR 71860, October 30, 1980), establish the framework for allocating 
power from the P-SMBP--ED.

Final Allocation of Power

    The Power Allocation for the new customer was calculated using the 
Procedures. As defined in the Post-1985 Marketing Plan criteria under 
the Procedures, the summer allocation is 24.84413 percent of peak 
summer load; the winter allocation is 35.98853 percent of peak winter 
load. The final Power Allocation of power for the new eligible customer 
and the load, which this allocation is based upon, is as follows:

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                                                                                  Post-2010  Resource pool power
                                                    2007 Summer     2007 Winter             allocation
                  New customer                      season peak     season peak  -------------------------------
                                                       load            load           Summer          Winter
                                                    (kilowatts)     (kilowatts)      kilowatts       kilowatts
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City of New Ulm, MN.............................           1,626           1,301             404             468
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    The final Power Allocation for the City of New Ulm, Minnesota, is 
based on the P-SMBP--ED marketable resource available at this time. 
Western, in accordance with 10 CFR 905.32(e)(2) of the Program, will 
use power previously placed under contract and subsequently returned to 
Western through termination of that contract for this final Power 
Allocation. A firm electric service contract will be offered by Western 
to the City of New Ulm, Minnesota. If the P-SMBP--ED marketable 
resource is adjusted in the future, the Power Allocation may be 
adjusted accordingly.

Post-2010 Resource Pool Procedures Requirements

Environmental Compliance

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347 (2007)); the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); and DOE 
NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western 
has determined that this action is categorically excluded from further 
NEPA review.

    Dated: January 5, 2010.
Timothy J. Meeks,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-320 Filed 1-11-10; 8:45 am]
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