Parker-Davis Project; Transmission Capacity for Renewable Energy Between Electrical District No. 5 Substation and the Palo Verde Hub, 43519-43520 [2010-18206]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 142 / Monday, July 26, 2010 / Notices 770) (the Act). This notice is provided consistent with the Act. DATES: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. ADDRESSES: Chewonki Foundation, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, Maine 04578–4822. Phone: 207–882–7323. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy A. Frazier, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586–4243 or facsimile (202) 586–0544; e-mail CommissionDFO@nuclear.energy.gov. Additional information may also be available at http://www.brc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The President directed that the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (the Commission) be established to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle. 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[FR Doc. 2010–18208 Filed 7–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Parker-Davis Project; Transmission Capacity for Renewable Energy Between Electrical District No. 5 Substation and the Palo Verde Hub Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Request for Statements of Interest (SOI). AGENCY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), is requesting SOIs from entities that are interested in purchasing transmission service. Western is evaluating a proposal which would create a new transmission path on the Parker-Davis Project (P–DP) that could facilitate the transmission of renewable generation, and is seeking interest from any entity or entities desiring to purchase LongTerm Firm Transmission Service to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43519 deliver such renewable generation over the P–DP transmission system. DATES: To be assured consideration, all responses should be received by Western on or before 4 p.m. m.s.t. on August 25, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send written responses to: Darrick Moe, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005– 6457. Responses may be delivered by certified mail, commercial mail, e-mail DSWFPP@wapa.gov, or fax 602–605– 2490. For further information please contact Mr. Todd Rhoades, Project Manager, Desert Southwest Regional Office, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005–6457, (602) 605–2613, e-mail DSWFPP@wapa.gov. This notice is also available on Western’s Web site at http:// www.wapa.gov/fedreg/fedreg10.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western markets and transmits wholesale hydroelectric power, generated at Federal dams across the western United States. Western’s transmission system was developed to deliver this hydropower to its customers. The P–DP includes Davis Dam and Powerplant, Parker Dam and Powerplant and approximately 1,700 miles of highvoltage transmission lines and the associated substations and switchyards. The P–DP serves as a major transmission system for delivery of power over long distances in Arizona, with facilities extending into the southern parts of California and Nevada. Palo Verde is a major trading hub for wholesale power, offering access to multiple markets in the western United States. In this notice, Western solicits SOIs to allow Western to determine the level of interest for long-term firm transmission service on the P–DP for the purpose of transmitting renewable energy. Specifically, Western is soliciting interest from entities looking to transfer renewable energy from the area south of Phoenix, Arizona to the Palo Verde market hub. Points of receipt for transmission service could include any of Western’s substations in the vicinity of Electrical District No. 5 (ED–5) Substation near Eloy, Arizona; Casa Grande Substation near Casa Grande, Arizona; or Test Track Substation near Maricopa, Arizona. An expression of interest in purchasing P–DP long-term firm transmission service made by submitting a SOI is not binding or promissory. SOIs submitted with FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 43520 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 142 / Monday, July 26, 2010 / Notices respect to this notice should include the following information: 1. Name and general description of the entity submitting the SOI; 2. Name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address of that entity’s primary contact; 3. Description of the renewable energy resources the proposed transmission path would serve, including type(s) of renewable resources, general location of load or markets, and any other information that would be useful; 4. The amount of long-term firm transmission service and the interconnection or receipt points on the proposed path. Environmental Compliance In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) and the DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western has determined that this action is categorically excluded from further NEPA analysis. Future actions under this authority will undergo appropriate NEPA analysis. Dated: July 16, 2010. Anthony H. Montoya, Chief Operating Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–18206 Filed 7–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2010–0469; FRL–9179–7 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Request for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Secondary Aluminum Production Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR); EPA ICR No. 2400.01 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this action announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection as described below. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jul 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 Comments must be submitted on or before September 24, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2010–0469, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. • Fax: (202) 566–1741. • Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, U.S. EPA, Room 3334, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2010– 0469. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rochelle Boyd, Sector Policies and Program Division, (D243–02), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–1390; fax number: (919) 541–3207; e-mail address: boyd.rochelle@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How can I access the docket and/or submit comments? EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2010–0469, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. Use www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified in this document. What information is EPA particularly interested in? 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 142 (Monday, July 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43519-43520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18206]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Parker-Davis Project; Transmission Capacity for Renewable Energy 
Between Electrical District No. 5 Substation and the Palo Verde Hub

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Request for Statements of Interest (SOI).

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SUMMARY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal 
power marketing agency of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), 
is requesting SOIs from entities that are interested in purchasing 
transmission service. Western is evaluating a proposal which would 
create a new transmission path on the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) that 
could facilitate the transmission of renewable generation, and is 
seeking interest from any entity or entities desiring to purchase Long-
Term Firm Transmission Service to deliver such renewable generation 
over the P-DP transmission system.

DATES: To be assured consideration, all responses should be received by 
Western on or before 4 p.m. m.s.t. on August 25, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send written responses to: Darrick Moe, Regional Manager, 
Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6457. Responses may be 
delivered by certified mail, commercial mail, e-mail DSWFPP@wapa.gov, 
or fax 602-605-2490.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information please contact 
Mr. Todd Rhoades, Project Manager, Desert Southwest Regional Office, 
Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005-
6457, (602) 605-2613, e-mail DSWFPP@wapa.gov. This notice is also 
available on Western's Web site at http://www.wapa.gov/fedreg/fedreg10.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western markets and transmits wholesale 
hydroelectric power, generated at Federal dams across the western 
United States. Western's transmission system was developed to deliver 
this hydropower to its customers. The P-DP includes Davis Dam and 
Powerplant, Parker Dam and Powerplant and approximately 1,700 miles of 
high-voltage transmission lines and the associated substations and 
switchyards. The P-DP serves as a major transmission system for 
delivery of power over long distances in Arizona, with facilities 
extending into the southern parts of California and Nevada. Palo Verde 
is a major trading hub for wholesale power, offering access to multiple 
markets in the western United States.
    In this notice, Western solicits SOIs to allow Western to determine 
the level of interest for long-term firm transmission service on the P-
DP for the purpose of transmitting renewable energy. Specifically, 
Western is soliciting interest from entities looking to transfer 
renewable energy from the area south of Phoenix, Arizona to the Palo 
Verde market hub. Points of receipt for transmission service could 
include any of Western's substations in the vicinity of Electrical 
District No. 5 (ED-5) Substation near Eloy, Arizona; Casa Grande 
Substation near Casa Grande, Arizona; or Test Track Substation near 
Maricopa, Arizona. An expression of interest in purchasing P-DP long-
term firm transmission service made by submitting a SOI is not binding 
or promissory. SOIs submitted with

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respect to this notice should include the following information:
    1. Name and general description of the entity submitting the SOI;
    2. Name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, and 
e-mail address of that entity's primary contact;
    3. Description of the renewable energy resources the proposed 
transmission path would serve, including type(s) of renewable 
resources, general location of load or markets, and any other 
information that would be useful;
    4. The amount of long-term firm transmission service and the 
interconnection or receipt points on the proposed path.

Environmental Compliance

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and the DOE 
NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western 
has determined that this action is categorically excluded from further 
NEPA analysis. Future actions under this authority will undergo 
appropriate NEPA analysis.

    Dated: July 16, 2010.
Anthony H. Montoya,
Chief Operating Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-18206 Filed 7-23-10; 8:45 am]
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