2015 Resource Pool-Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, 44942-44944 [2010-18742]

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The use of other recording equipment and cameras requires advance notice to and coordination with the Commission’s Communications Office.* PLACE: * View EAC Regulations Implementing Government in the Sunshine Act. This meeting and hearing will be open to the public. PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Matthew Masterson, Telephone: (202) 566–3100. Alice Miller, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–18934 Filed 7–28–10; 4:15 pm] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration 2015 Resource Pool—Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region Western Area Power Administration, DOE. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 ACTION: Background The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), published its 2004 Power Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) for the Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region (SNR) in the Federal Register on June 25, 1999. The Marketing Plan specifies the terms and conditions under which Western will market power from the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the Washoe Project beginning January 1, 2005, and continuing through December 31, 2024. The Marketing Plan provided for a portion of SNR’s resources to be reallocated through a 2015 Resource Pool. On June 3, 2009, Western published a Call for 2015 Resource Pool Applications. On September 28, 2009, Western published a Notice of Extension to file applications. This notice announces Western’s proposed allocations of power from the 2015 Resource Pool. DATES: Entities interested in commenting on Western’s proposed allocations must submit written comments to Western’s SNR Office at the address below. Western must receive written comments by the close of the comment period. The comment period closes at 4 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on August 30, 2010. Entities are encouraged to submit comments through electronic mail or to use certified mail. Comments will also be accepted via regular mail through the United States Postal Service if postmarked at least 3 days before August 30, 2010, and received no later than September 1, 2010. Western reserves the right not to consider comments that are not timely received. After considering the comments, Western will publish a Notice of Final 2015 Resource Pool Allocations in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Ms. Sonja Anderson, Power Marketing Manager, Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630, or by electronic mail to 2015RPApps@wapa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sonja Anderson, Power Marketing Manager, Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630, (916) 353–4421, or by electronic mail at sanderso@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Marketing Plan (64 FR 34417, June 25, 1999), Western published the Call for 2015 Resource Pool Applications in the Federal Register (74 FR 26671, June 3, 2009). Western subsequently published a Notice of Extension in the Federal Register (74 FR 49366, September 28, 2009). The Call for 2015 Resource Pool Applications required that applications for Federal power from the CVP and Washoe Projects be submitted by August 3, 2009, and the Notice of Extension extended the submission date to October 28, 2009. CVP power facilities are operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and include 11 powerplants with a maximum operating capability of about 2,044 megawatts (MW), and an estimated average annual generation of 3.3 million megawatthours (MWh). Western markets and transmits power available from the CVP. The Washoe Project’s Stampede Powerplant also is operated by Reclamation and has a maximum operating capability of 3.65 MW with an estimated annual generation of 10,000 MWh. The Sierra Pacific Power Company owns and operates the only transmission system available for access to the Stampede Powerplant. Western owns the 94 circuit-mile Malin-Round Mountain 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and the 84 circuit-mile Los Banos-Gates No. 3 500kV transmission line (both integral parts of the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie), 803 circuit miles of 230-kV transmission line, 7 circuit miles of 115-kV transmission line, and approximately 63 circuit miles of 69-kV and below transmission line. Western also has part ownership in the 342-mile California-Oregon Transmission Project. Many of Western’s existing customers have no direct access to Western’s transmission lines and receive service over transmission lines owned by other utilities. The Marketing Plan describes how SNR will market its power resources beginning January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2024. Western proposes to allocate portions of the 2015 Resource Pool to applicants meeting the eligibility criteria listed in the Marketing Plan. Once the 2015 Resource Pool allocations have been finalized, Western will offer contracts to allottees for a percentage of the Base Resource. If requested, Western will work with the allottees to develop a customized product to meet their needs, as more fully described in the Marketing Plan. Notice of Proposed Power Allocations. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 44943 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 146 / Friday, July 30, 2010 / Notices Proposed 2015 Resource Pool Allocations Pursuant to the Marketing Plan, a twostep process was undertaken by Western to determine proposed power allocations. First, Western determined which applicants met the eligibility criteria. Next, Western used the allocation criteria to determine allocation amounts. Western then determined which eligible entities received a proposed allocation and the amount of the proposed allocation. Western received 44 applications from existing customers and 13 applications from entities who are not currently customers. The proposed 2015 Resource Pool allocations are preliminary and may be changed based on comments received. This notice formally requests comments related to the proposed allocations. After considering timely comments, Western will publish a Notice of Final 2015 Resource Pool Allocations in the Federal Register. Western will respond to comments received on the proposed allocations in that notice. The proposed 2015 Resource Pool allottees, the allocations expressed as percentages of the Base Resource, and the estimated MWh amounts of each allocation are listed below. The estimated MWh for each allocation assumes an estimated average annual Base Resource of 3,342,000 MWh and are rounded to the nearest MWh. The proposed allocations are as follows: Base resource allocation (percent) Applicant Alameda Municipal Power ....................................................................................................................................... Bay Area Rapid Transit District ............................................................................................................................... California State University, Sacramento .................................................................................................................. Cawelo Water District .............................................................................................................................................. Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians .......................................................................................................... East Bay Municipal Utility District ............................................................................................................................ Fallon, City of ........................................................................................................................................................... Healdsburg, City of .................................................................................................................................................. Hoopa Valley Tribe .................................................................................................................................................. Kings River Conservation District ............................................................................................................................ Klamath Water and Power Agency ......................................................................................................................... Lassen Municipal Utility District ............................................................................................................................... Lodi, City of .............................................................................................................................................................. Lompoc, City of ........................................................................................................................................................ Marin Energy Authority ............................................................................................................................................ Merced Irrigation District .......................................................................................................................................... Navy, U.S. Dept of, Monterey Post Graduate School ............................................................................................. Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians ..................................................................................................... Presido Trust ........................................................................................................................................................... Santa Clara Valley Water District ............................................................................................................................ Sonoma County Water Agency ............................................................................................................................... South San Joaquin Irrigation District ....................................................................................................................... Stockton, Port of ...................................................................................................................................................... Truckee Donner Public Utility District ...................................................................................................................... Turlock Irrigation District .......................................................................................................................................... University of California, San Francisco ................................................................................................................... Zone 7, Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District ................................................................. Estimated (MWh) srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Once the final 2015 Resource Pool allocations have been determined and published, Western will work with the allottees to develop a customized product to meet their needs as requested by such allottees and as more fully described in the Marketing Plan. It is each allottee’s responsibility to obtain transmission arrangements for the delivery of power to its load. Upon request, Western may assist an allottee in obtaining transmission arrangements for the delivery of power. If an allottee fails to secure delivery arrangements acceptable to Western, Western will withdraw the allocation. Western will offer a prototype contract for power allocated under the final 2015 Resource Pool allocations. Allottees will be required to execute a contract within 6 months of the contract offer. Electric VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 2,052 2,052 2,052 2,052 2,605 2,052 2,052 2,052 4,102 164 1,560 2,052 2,052 2,052 20,752 2,052 1,628 225 1,170 2,052 2,052 468 809 2,052 2,052 2,052 525 2.00000 Contracting Process 0.06140 0.06140 0.06140 0.06140 0.07795 0.06140 0.06140 0.06140 0.12274 0.00491 0.04668 0.06140 0.06140 0.06140 0.62094 0.06140 0.04873 0.00674 0.03503 0.06140 0.06140 0.01400 0.02421 0.06140 0.06140 0.06140 0.01573 66,840 service contracts will be effective upon Western’s signature, and service will begin on January 1, 2015. Regulatory Procedure Requirements Authorities In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and DOE NEPA implementing regulations (10 CFR part 1021), Western completed an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on its Energy Planning and Management Program. The Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register (60 FR 53181, October 12, 1995). Western also completed the 2004 Power Marketing Program EIS (2004 EIS), and the Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register (62 FR 22934, April 28, 1997). The Marketing Plan falls within the range of alternatives The Marketing Plan, published in the Federal Register (64 FR 34417) on June 25, 1999, was established pursuant to the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101–7352); the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388) as amended and supplemented by subsequent enactments, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485(c)); and other acts specifically applicable to the projects involved. This action falls within the Marketing Plan and, thus, is covered by the same authority. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Compliance E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 44944 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 146 / Friday, July 30, 2010 / Notices considered in the 2004 EIS. This NEPA review identified and analyzed environmental effects related to the Marketing Plan. This action falls within the Marketing Plan and, thus, is covered by the 2004 EIS. Dated: July 22, 2010. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–18742 Filed 7–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0468; ER–FRL– 8991–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica; EPA ICR No. 1808.06, OMB Control No. 2020–0007 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2011. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 27, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2007–0468, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: hessert.aimee@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–564–0072. • Mail: Enforcement and Compliance Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA Headquarters West Building, Room 3334, located at 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OECA–2007– 0468. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Hessert, Office of Federal Activities, Mail Code 2252A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 0993; fax number: 202–564–0072; e-mail address: hessert.aimee@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: number for the Reading Room is 202– 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is 202–566–1752. 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. How can I access the docket and/or submit comments? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OECA–2007–0468, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. What should I consider when I prepare my comments for EPA? E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 146 (Friday, July 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44942-44944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18742]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


2015 Resource Pool--Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Power Allocations.

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SUMMARY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal 
power marketing administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), 
published its 2004 Power Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) for the Sierra 
Nevada Customer Service Region (SNR) in the Federal Register on June 
25, 1999. The Marketing Plan specifies the terms and conditions under 
which Western will market power from the Central Valley Project (CVP) 
and the Washoe Project beginning January 1, 2005, and continuing 
through December 31, 2024. The Marketing Plan provided for a portion of 
SNR's resources to be reallocated through a 2015 Resource Pool. On June 
3, 2009, Western published a Call for 2015 Resource Pool Applications. 
On September 28, 2009, Western published a Notice of Extension to file 
applications. This notice announces Western's proposed allocations of 
power from the 2015 Resource Pool.

DATES: Entities interested in commenting on Western's proposed 
allocations must submit written comments to Western's SNR Office at the 
address below. Western must receive written comments by the close of 
the comment period. The comment period closes at 4 p.m., Pacific 
Daylight Time, on August 30, 2010. Entities are encouraged to submit 
comments through electronic mail or to use certified mail. Comments 
will also be accepted via regular mail through the United States Postal 
Service if postmarked at least 3 days before August 30, 2010, and 
received no later than September 1, 2010. Western reserves the right 
not to consider comments that are not timely received. After 
considering the comments, Western will publish a Notice of Final 2015 
Resource Pool Allocations in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Ms. Sonja Anderson, Power 
Marketing Manager, Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area 
Power Administration, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630, or by 
electronic mail to 2015RPApps@wapa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sonja Anderson, Power Marketing 
Manager, Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630, (916) 353-4421, 
or by electronic mail at sanderso@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Pursuant to the Marketing Plan (64 FR 34417, June 25, 1999), 
Western published the Call for 2015 Resource Pool Applications in the 
Federal Register (74 FR 26671, June 3, 2009). Western subsequently 
published a Notice of Extension in the Federal Register (74 FR 49366, 
September 28, 2009). The Call for 2015 Resource Pool Applications 
required that applications for Federal power from the CVP and Washoe 
Projects be submitted by August 3, 2009, and the Notice of Extension 
extended the submission date to October 28, 2009.
    CVP power facilities are operated by the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and include 11 
powerplants with a maximum operating capability of about 2,044 
megawatts (MW), and an estimated average annual generation of 3.3 
million megawatthours (MWh). Western markets and transmits power 
available from the CVP.
    The Washoe Project's Stampede Powerplant also is operated by 
Reclamation and has a maximum operating capability of 3.65 MW with an 
estimated annual generation of 10,000 MWh. The Sierra Pacific Power 
Company owns and operates the only transmission system available for 
access to the Stampede Powerplant.
    Western owns the 94 circuit-mile Malin-Round Mountain 500-kilovolt 
(kV) transmission line and the 84 circuit-mile Los Banos-Gates No. 3 
500-kV transmission line (both integral parts of the Pacific Northwest-
Pacific Southwest Intertie), 803 circuit miles of 230-kV transmission 
line, 7 circuit miles of 115-kV transmission line, and approximately 63 
circuit miles of 69-kV and below transmission line. Western also has 
part ownership in the 342-mile California-Oregon Transmission Project. 
Many of Western's existing customers have no direct access to Western's 
transmission lines and receive service over transmission lines owned by 
other utilities.
    The Marketing Plan describes how SNR will market its power 
resources beginning January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2024. Western 
proposes to allocate portions of the 2015 Resource Pool to applicants 
meeting the eligibility criteria listed in the Marketing Plan. Once the 
2015 Resource Pool allocations have been finalized, Western will offer 
contracts to allottees for a percentage of the Base Resource. If 
requested, Western will work with the allottees to develop a customized 
product to meet their needs, as more fully described in the Marketing 
Plan.

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Proposed 2015 Resource Pool Allocations

    Pursuant to the Marketing Plan, a two-step process was undertaken 
by Western to determine proposed power allocations. First, Western 
determined which applicants met the eligibility criteria. Next, Western 
used the allocation criteria to determine allocation amounts. Western 
then determined which eligible entities received a proposed allocation 
and the amount of the proposed allocation. Western received 44 
applications from existing customers and 13 applications from entities 
who are not currently customers.
    The proposed 2015 Resource Pool allocations are preliminary and may 
be changed based on comments received. This notice formally requests 
comments related to the proposed allocations. After considering timely 
comments, Western will publish a Notice of Final 2015 Resource Pool 
Allocations in the Federal Register. Western will respond to comments 
received on the proposed allocations in that notice.
    The proposed 2015 Resource Pool allottees, the allocations 
expressed as percentages of the Base Resource, and the estimated MWh 
amounts of each allocation are listed below. The estimated MWh for each 
allocation assumes an estimated average annual Base Resource of 
3,342,000 MWh and are rounded to the nearest MWh. The proposed 
allocations are as follows:

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                                           Base resource
                Applicant                   allocation       Estimated
                                             (percent)         (MWh)
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Alameda Municipal Power.................         0.06140           2,052
Bay Area Rapid Transit District.........         0.06140           2,052
California State University, Sacramento.         0.06140           2,052
Cawelo Water District...................         0.06140           2,052
Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians         0.07795           2,605
East Bay Municipal Utility District.....         0.06140           2,052
Fallon, City of.........................         0.06140           2,052
Healdsburg, City of.....................         0.06140           2,052
Hoopa Valley Tribe......................         0.12274           4,102
Kings River Conservation District.......         0.00491             164
Klamath Water and Power Agency..........         0.04668           1,560
Lassen Municipal Utility District.......         0.06140           2,052
Lodi, City of...........................         0.06140           2,052
Lompoc, City of.........................         0.06140           2,052
Marin Energy Authority..................         0.62094          20,752
Merced Irrigation District..............         0.06140           2,052
Navy, U.S. Dept of, Monterey Post                0.04873           1,628
 Graduate School........................
Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi             0.00674             225
 Indians................................
Presido Trust...........................         0.03503           1,170
Santa Clara Valley Water District.......         0.06140           2,052
Sonoma County Water Agency..............         0.06140           2,052
South San Joaquin Irrigation District...         0.01400             468
Stockton, Port of.......................         0.02421             809
Truckee Donner Public Utility District..         0.06140           2,052
Turlock Irrigation District.............         0.06140           2,052
University of California, San Francisco.         0.06140           2,052
Zone 7, Alameda County Flood Control &           0.01573             525
 Water Conservation District............
                                         -------------------------------
                                                ;2.00000          66,840
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contracting Process

    Once the final 2015 Resource Pool allocations have been determined 
and published, Western will work with the allottees to develop a 
customized product to meet their needs as requested by such allottees 
and as more fully described in the Marketing Plan. It is each 
allottee's responsibility to obtain transmission arrangements for the 
delivery of power to its load. Upon request, Western may assist an 
allottee in obtaining transmission arrangements for the delivery of 
power. If an allottee fails to secure delivery arrangements acceptable 
to Western, Western will withdraw the allocation. Western will offer a 
prototype contract for power allocated under the final 2015 Resource 
Pool allocations. Allottees will be required to execute a contract 
within 6 months of the contract offer. Electric service contracts will 
be effective upon Western's signature, and service will begin on 
January 1, 2015.

Authorities

    The Marketing Plan, published in the Federal Register (64 FR 34417) 
on June 25, 1999, was established pursuant to the Department of Energy 
Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101-7352); the Reclamation Act of June 17, 
1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388) as amended and supplemented by subsequent 
enactments, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 
1939 (43 U.S.C. 485(c)); and other acts specifically applicable to the 
projects involved. This action falls within the Marketing Plan and, 
thus, is covered by the same authority.

Regulatory Procedure Requirements

Environmental Compliance

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 
U.S.C. 4321-4347), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing 
regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and DOE NEPA implementing 
regulations (10 CFR part 1021), Western completed an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) on its Energy Planning and Management Program. 
The Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register (60 FR 
53181, October 12, 1995). Western also completed the 2004 Power 
Marketing Program EIS (2004 EIS), and the Record of Decision was 
published in the Federal Register (62 FR 22934, April 28, 1997). The 
Marketing Plan falls within the range of alternatives

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considered in the 2004 EIS. This NEPA review identified and analyzed 
environmental effects related to the Marketing Plan. This action falls 
within the Marketing Plan and, thus, is covered by the 2004 EIS.

    Dated: July 22, 2010.
Timothy J. Meeks,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-18742 Filed 7-29-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P