Application To Export Electric Energy; RBC Energy Services LP, 50487-50488 [2012-20489]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2012 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) at 202–586–5260, or by email to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov. Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On February 22, 2007 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA– 294–A, which authorized TexMex to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. That authority expired on February 22, 2012. On July 23, 2012, TexMex filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA–294–A for an additional five-year term. It is reasonable to presume that all of the electric energy that TexMex proposes to export to Mexico will be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by TexMex have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (385.214). Five copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments on the TexMex application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–294–B. An additional copy is to be provided directly to Guillermo Gonzalez G., c/o Protama S.A. de C.V., Tonala 44, Col. Roma, Mexico D.F., Mexico 06700 and Douglas F. John and Matthew T. Rick, John & Hengerer, 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. A pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:31 Aug 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ node/11845 or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. 50487 sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On September 26, 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA–328 authorizing RBC Energy to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term. The current export authority in Order No EA–328 will expire on September 26, 2012. On July 26, 2012, RBC Energy filed an application with DOE for renewal of that authority for an additional five-year term. In its application, RBC Energy states Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, that neither it nor its affiliates ‘‘owns, 2012. operates or controls any electric power Jon Worthington, transmission or distribution facilities in Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the United States.’’ RBC Energy states Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. and it is reasonable to presume, that the [FR Doc. 2012–20487 Filed 8–20–12; 8:45 am] electric power proposed to be exported BILLING CODE 6450–01–P to Canada will be purchased from electric utilities and federal power marketing agencies pursuant to DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY voluntary agreements and will be surplus to the system needs of the [OE Docket No. EA–328–A] entities selling the power to RBC Application To Export Electric Energy; Energy. The application also indicates that RBC Energy is a power marketer RBC Energy Services LP authorized by the Federal Energy AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery Regulatory Commission (FERC) to sell and Energy Reliability, DOE. energy, capacity, and specified ancillary ACTION: Notice of application. services at market-based rates. The existing international SUMMARY: RBC Energy Services LP (RBC transmission facilities to be utilized by Energy) has applied to renew its RBC Energy have previously been authority to transmit electric energy authorized by Presidential permits from the United States to Canada issued pursuant to Executive Order pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal 10485, as amended, and are appropriate Power Act (FPA). for open access transmission by third parties. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions Procedural Matters: Any person to intervene must be submitted on or desiring to be heard in this proceeding before September 20, 2012. should file a comment or protest to the ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or application at the address provided motions to intervene should be above. Protests should be filed in addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy accordance with Rule 211 of the FERC Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to Department of Energy, 1000 become a party to these proceedings Independence Avenue SW., should file a motion to intervene at the Washington, DC 20585–0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (385.214). Five copies of such it is recommended that documents be comments, protests, or motions to transmitted by overnight mail, by intervene should be sent to the address electronic mail to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or by provided above on or before the date listed above. facsimile to 202–586–8008. Comments on the RBC Energy FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: application to export electric energy to Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) Canada should be clearly marked with at 202–586–5260, or by email to OE Docket No. 328–A. An additional Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov. copy is to be provided directly to Matthew S. Arnold, Senior Counsel, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of Royal Bank of Canada, 200 Bay Street, electricity from the United States to a 14th Floor, North Tower, Toronto, foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to Ontario, Canada M5J 2J5 and with PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 50488 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2012 / Notices Elizabeth Jordan, Vice President, Compliance, RBC Capital Markets, 200 Bay Street, 9th Floor, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2J5. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ node/11845 or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2012. Jon Worthington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2012–20489 Filed 8–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Portsmouth Department of Energy (DOE). Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. 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SUMMARY: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tentative Agenda • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:31 Aug 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Approval of July Minutes • Deputy Designated Federal Officer’s Comments • Federal Coordinator’s Comments • Liaisons’ Comments • Presentations • Administrative Issues • Subcommittee Updates • Public Comments • Final Comments from the Board • Adjourn Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Portsmouth, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. 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Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http://www.portsssab.energy.gov/. Issued at Washington, DC, on August 15, 2012. LaTanya R. Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–20492 Filed 8–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting (Webinar). AGENCY: This notice announces an open meeting (Webinar) of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Advisory Committee (HTAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, 86 Stat. 770 requires that agencies publish notice of meetings in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, September 5, 2012; 12 p.m.–2 p.m. To be provided the Webinar’s registration information, please email: HTAC@nrel.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50487-50488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20489]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-328-A]


Application To Export Electric Energy; RBC Energy Services LP

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: RBC Energy Services LP (RBC Energy) has applied to renew its 
authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada 
pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before September 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be 
addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350. Because of delays 
in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be 
transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to 
Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) 
at 202-586-5260, or by email to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United 
States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy 
(DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of 
Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require 
authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
    On September 26, 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order 
No. EA-328 authorizing RBC Energy to transmit electric energy from the 
United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term. The 
current export authority in Order No EA-328 will expire on September 
26, 2012. On July 26, 2012, RBC Energy filed an application with DOE 
for renewal of that authority for an additional five-year term.
    In its application, RBC Energy states that neither it nor its 
affiliates ``owns, operates or controls any electric power transmission 
or distribution facilities in the United States.'' RBC Energy states 
and it is reasonable to presume, that the electric power proposed to be 
exported to Canada will be purchased from electric utilities and 
federal power marketing agencies pursuant to voluntary agreements and 
will be surplus to the system needs of the entities selling the power 
to RBC Energy. The application also indicates that RBC Energy is a 
power marketer authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(FERC) to sell energy, capacity, and specified ancillary services at 
market-based rates.
    The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized 
by RBC Energy have previously been authorized by Presidential permits 
issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are 
appropriate for open access transmission by third parties.
    Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this 
proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the 
address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with 
Rule 211 of the FERC Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). 
Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings should file 
a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 
214 (385.214). Five copies of such comments, protests, or motions to 
intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the 
date listed above.
    Comments on the RBC Energy application to export electric energy to 
Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. 328-A. An additional 
copy is to be provided directly to Matthew S. Arnold, Senior Counsel, 
Royal Bank of Canada, 200 Bay Street, 14th Floor, North Tower, Toronto, 
Ontario, Canada M5J 2J5 and with

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Elizabeth Jordan, Vice President, Compliance, RBC Capital Markets, 200 
Bay Street, 9th Floor, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2J5. A 
final decision will be made on this application after the environmental 
impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE's National Environmental 
Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021) and after a 
determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an 
adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply 
system.
    Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, 
for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by 
accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/node/11845 or by 
emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2012.
Jon Worthington,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2012-20489 Filed 8-20-12; 8:45 am]
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