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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices 385.207(a)(2), Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) filed a petition for declaratory order requesting that the Commission grant the proposed transmission rate incentives in connection with the participation of Dairyland in the regional planning initiative known as the Capacity Expansion by the Year 2020, as more fully explained in its petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. 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Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 10, 2012. Dated: November 14, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with [FR Doc. 2012–28155 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Draft Recommendations of Joint Outreach Team Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Availability of draft recommendations of Western/DOE Joint Outreach Team. AGENCY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration (PMA) of the Department of Energy (DOE), is publishing the draft recommendations of the Western/DOE Joint Outreach Team (JOT) for review and comment by Western’s customers, Tribes, stakeholders, and the public at large. DATES: To ensure consideration, all comments should be received by Western at the address below on or before 4 p.m. MST January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Joint Outreach Team at: JOT@wapa.gov. Comments may also be delivered by certified mail or commercial mail to: Anita J. Decker, Acting Administrator, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, CO 80228–8213 or fax to (720) 962–7059. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information please contact Ronald E. Moulton, Transmission Services Manager, Western Area Power Administration, or Jennifer DeCesaro, Special Advisor, Renewable Energy and Transmission, Department of Energy, via email at JOT@wapa.gov. This notice is also available on Western’s Web site at http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/ about/Pages/Definingfuture.aspx. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western’s mission is to market and deliver reliable, cost-based Federal hydroelectric power and related services to its customers. The Federal government, through four Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), owns and operates approximately 33,730 miles of transmission lines, overlaying approximately 42 percent of the continental United States. Of that total, Western owns approximately 17,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines with a footprint covering 15 states in the central and western U.S. To facilitate the transition of America’s transmission system to a more resilient and flexible grid while reducing costs to consumers, Western and DOE formed the JOT. The team conducted a series of informational webinars, as well as stakeholder outreach workshops in five locations SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 69619 and listening sessions in six locations in Western’s service territory with over 500 participants registering to provide input on the process and recommendations. The information gathered, combined with written stakeholder comments and the expertise of Western and DOE subject matter experts, informed the development of the draft recommendations that are now being published for public comment. Development of the final recommendations will be informed by comments received in response to this Notice. The draft recommendations are available for review and comment at Western’s Web site at http:// ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/about/ Pages/Definingfuture.aspx. Western and DOE seek comment on the substance of the recommendations, whether any or all of the individual recommendations should be pursued and prioritization of the various actions that may be implemented or further pursued. Comments submitted in response to this notice should include the following information: 1. Name and general description of the entity submitting the comment. 2. Name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address of the entity’s primary contact. 3. Identification of any specific recommendation the comment references. 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 the publication of the draft recommendations and solicitation of comments is categorically excluded from further NEPA analysis. Future actions under this authority will undergo appropriate NEPA analysis. Dated: November 13, 2012. Anita J. Decker, Acting Administrator, Western Area Power Administration. Lauren Azar, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2012–28175 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Draft Recommendations of Joint Outreach Team

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of draft recommendations of Western/DOE 
Joint Outreach Team.

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SUMMARY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power 
marketing administration (PMA) of the Department of Energy (DOE), is 
publishing the draft recommendations of the Western/DOE Joint Outreach 
Team (JOT) for review and comment by Western's customers, Tribes, 
stakeholders, and the public at large.

DATES: To ensure consideration, all comments should be received by 
Western at the address below on or before 4 p.m. MST January 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Joint Outreach Team at: 
JOT@wapa.gov. Comments may also be delivered by certified mail or 
commercial mail to: Anita J. Decker, Acting Administrator, Western Area 
Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, CO 80228-8213 or fax 
to (720) 962-7059.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information please contact 
Ronald E. Moulton, Transmission Services Manager, Western Area Power 
Administration, or Jennifer DeCesaro, Special Advisor, Renewable Energy 
and Transmission, Department of Energy, via email at JOT@wapa.gov. This 
notice is also available on Western's Web site at http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/about/Pages/Definingfuture.aspx.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western's mission is to market and deliver 
reliable, cost-based Federal hydroelectric power and related services 
to its customers. The Federal government, through four Power Marketing 
Administrations (PMAs), owns and operates approximately 33,730 miles of 
transmission lines, overlaying approximately 42 percent of the 
continental United States. Of that total, Western owns approximately 
17,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines with a footprint 
covering 15 states in the central and western U.S. To facilitate the 
transition of America's transmission system to a more resilient and 
flexible grid while reducing costs to consumers, Western and DOE formed 
the JOT. The team conducted a series of informational webinars, as well 
as stakeholder outreach workshops in five locations and listening 
sessions in six locations in Western's service territory with over 500 
participants registering to provide input on the process and 
recommendations. The information gathered, combined with written 
stakeholder comments and the expertise of Western and DOE subject 
matter experts, informed the development of the draft recommendations 
that are now being published for public comment. Development of the 
final recommendations will be informed by comments received in response 
to this Notice.
    The draft recommendations are available for review and comment at 
Western's Web site at http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/about/Pages/Definingfuture.aspx. Western and DOE seek comment on the substance of 
the recommendations, whether any or all of the individual 
recommendations should be pursued and prioritization of the various 
actions that may be implemented or further pursued. Comments submitted 
in response to this notice should include the following information:
    1. Name and general description of the entity submitting the 
comment.
    2. Name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address of 
the entity's primary contact.
    3. Identification of any specific recommendation the comment 
references.

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 the publication of the draft recommendations and 
solicitation of comments is categorically excluded from further NEPA 
analysis. Future actions under this authority will undergo appropriate 
NEPA analysis.

    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Anita J. Decker,
Acting Administrator, Western Area Power Administration.

Lauren Azar,
Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy.
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