Inupiat Energy Marketing, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization, 30274 [2012-12311]

Download as PDF 30274 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Notices (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: May 16, 2012. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–12310 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: May 16, 2012. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [Docket No. ER12–1773–000] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Inupiat Energy Marketing, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization [FR Doc. 2012–12311 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Inupiat Energy Marketing, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is June 5, 2012. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 May 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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 email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PL12–1–000] The Commission’s Role Regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards; Policy Statement on the Commission’s Role Regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Before Commissioners: Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman; Philip D. Moeller, John R. Norris, and Cheryl A. LaFleur. 1. The Commission issues this Policy Statement to explain how it will provide advice to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for it to rule on requests for Administrative Orders (AO) to operate in noncompliance with EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).1 As noted below, this Policy Statement does not represent the entirety of the Commission’s efforts to monitor the impact of EPA regulations generally on bulk-power system reliability. I. Introduction 2. On December 21, 2011, the EPA released the MATS final rule pursuant to its authority under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).2 The MATS final rule limits mercury, acid gases and other toxic emissions from power plants. Pursuant to Section 112(i)(3)(A) 1 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2012-02-16/pdf/2012-806.pdf. 2 42 U.S.C. 7412(i)(3)(A) (2006). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the CAA, affected sources are required to comply within three years of the MATS effective date. Pursuant to CAA Section 112(i)(3)(B), some affected sources are eligible for a one-year extension (i.e. for a total of four years).3 3. The EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance released a policy memorandum (EPA Policy Memorandum) dated December 16, 2011 describing its intended approach regarding the use of CAA Section 113(a) AOs with respect to sources that must operate in noncompliance with the MATS for up to a year to address a specific and documented reliability concern (i.e. for a total of five years).4 4. On January 30, 2012, Commission staff issued a White Paper seeking comment concerning staff’s position on how the Commission should advise the EPA on requests for extension of time to comply with EPA’s MATS. The Commission has considered all comments received in the formulation of this Policy Statement, which is limited in scope to how the Commission will handle an AO filing under CAA Section 113(a) for noncompliance with the MATS. This Policy Statement does not address the entirety of the Commission’s efforts to monitor the impact of EPA regulations generally on bulk-power system reliability. II. Background A. Compliance With EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 5. Under Section 112(i)(3) of the CAA, affected sources must be compliant with MATS within three years, with an extension of up to one year available in certain cases.5 In addition to the up to four-year compliance period contemplated in Section 112(i)(3), the EPA Policy Memorandum describes a process by which certain affected sources can obtain an AO to operate in noncompliance for an additional year pursuant to Section 113(a) of the CAA. Specifically, the EPA Policy Memorandum contemplates that the EPA will receive AO requests: (1) Concerning electric generating units (EGUs) that may affect reliability due to deactivation; and (2) concerning EGUs 3 See id. § 7412(i)(3)(B). Environmental Protection Agency’s Enforcement Response Policy For Use Of Clean Air Act Section 113(a) Administrative Orders In Relation To Electric Reliability And The Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (Dec. 16, 2011), http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/civil/ erp/mats-erp.pdf. 5 The EPA Policy Memorandum refers to the date by which affected sources must comply under Section 112(i)(3) of the CAA (which includes the possible one-year extension under Section 112(i)(3)(B)) as the ‘‘MATS Compliance Date.’’ 4 The E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. ER12-1773-000]


Inupiat Energy Marketing, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial 
Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 
Authorization

    This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of 
Inupiat Energy Marketing, LLC's application for market-based rate 
authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such 
application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR 
part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of 
liability.
    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone 
filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that 
document on the Applicant.
    Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with 
regard to the applicant's request for blanket authorization, under 18 
CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of 
liability, is June 5, 2012.
    The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 
interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http://www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet 
access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an 
intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the 
eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the 
intervention or protests.
    Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 
14 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in 
the Commission's eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in 
the above list. They are also 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 email notification 
when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with 
any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or 
call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: May 16, 2012.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-12311 Filed 5-21-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P