Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada; Enbridge Energy, LP, 144-145 [2012-31557]

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[FR Doc. 2012–31479 Filed 12–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [FR Doc. 2012–31548 Filed 12–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8139] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Girl With a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings From the Mauritshuis [Public Notice 8138] Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from on or about January 26, 2013, until on or about June 2, 2013; the High Museum of SUMMARY: Body on Health Information Technology to the National Coordinator for Health IT, Transmittal Letter. September 9, 2011. Available at: http:// healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/ PTARGS_0_12811_955546_0_0_18/ HITSC_CQMWG_VTF_Transmit_090911.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada; Enbridge Energy, LP Department of State. Notice of Receipt of Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Application for a Presidential Permit to Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received from Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (‘‘Enbridge’’), a Presidential Permit application to amend the August 3, 2009 Presidential Permit issued to Enbridge by the DOS authorizing the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Line 67 (‘‘Line 67’’) Pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. Enbridge requests an amendment to its permit in order to operate the Line 67 up to its full design capacity of 880,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil with an average annual capacity of 800,000 bpd of heavy crude. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Energy Diplomacy, Energy Resources Bureau (ENR/EDP/EWA) Department of State, 2201 C St. NW Ste 4843, Washington, DC 20520 Attn: Michael Brennan, Tel: 202–647–7553. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2013 / Notices Enbridge is a limited partnership duly organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Enbridge owns and operates the ‘‘Lakehead System’’, the U.S. portion of an operationally integrated pipeline system which connects producers and shippers of crude oil and natural gas liquids in western Canada with markets in the United States and eastern Canada. Enbridge is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (‘‘Enbridge Partners’’), which is a Delaware master limited partnership headquartered at 1100 Louisiana, Suite 3300, Houston, Texas 77002 (ph. 713– 821–2000; www.enbridgepartners.com). Enbridge Partners provides pipeline transportation of petroleum and natural gas in the mid-continent and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, in addition to gathering, processing, and other related operations. The 2009 Presidential Permit that authorized the construction, operation and maintenance of Line 67 from the U.S.-Canada border near Neche, North Dakota to the first mainline shut-off valve in the United States, was issued following the DOS’s issuance of a Final Environmental Impact Study (‘‘FEIS’’) on June 5, 2009. Line 67 is a 36-inch pipeline that transports crude oil from Enbridge’s facilities in Hardisty, Alberta to an Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin (‘‘Superior Terminal’’). In the United States, Line 67 extends 326.9 miles from the U.S.-Canada border through North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin to the Superior Terminal. From there, the crude oil is transported primarily to Midwestern markets and mid-central and Gulf Coast markets, as well as points in the eastern United States and Canada. The U.S. portion of Line 67 facilities also consist of a total of 32 mainline valves with current pumping units located in Minnesota at stations in Clearbrook, Viking, and Deer River. While the Line 67 expansion would not require any modifications to the facilities at the border, Enbridge intends to increase the capacity of Line 67 in at least two stages. The capacity will initially be increased up to 570,000 bpd by adding horsepower to existing pumping units inside of the current footprint of Enbridge’s pump stations in Minnesota. Enbridge further seeks authority to increase the capacity from 570,000 bpd to an average annual capacity of 800,000 bpd at a point in the future by constructing additional pumping units at Enbridge’s pump stations in Minnesota. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 31, 2012 Jkt 229001 Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other nongaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit to Enbridge in order to expand Line 67 would be in the U.S. national interest. The Department of State intends to issue additional Federal Register notices inviting public comment on whether issuance of the requested amended Presidential Permit would be in the national interest, and addressing plans for reviewing the application consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other relevant law, by preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement to the final EIS for the Alberta Clipper permit application, issued on June 5, 2009. A separate Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement will follow this notice in due course. The application is available at http:// www.state.gov/e/enr. Dated: December 21, 2012. Douglas R. Kramer, Acting Director, Office of Europe, Western Hemisphere and Africa, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–31557 Filed 12–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8137] Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement Department of State. Notice of preparation of and request for comments regarding the 2013–2014 United States-Korea Work Program for Environmental Cooperation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department invites the public, including NGOs, educational institutions, private sector enterprises and other interested persons, to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items for inclusion in the first Work Program implementing the U.S.Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA), signed on January 23, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 145 2012. In preparing such comments or suggestions, we encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The U.S.-Korea ECA, (2) the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Environment Chapter, and (3) the Environmental Review of the FTA. These documents are available at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/ c49687.htm. DATES: To be assured of timely consideration, all written comments or suggestions are requested no later than January 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be emailed to GroutDZ@state.gov or faxed to (202) 647–5947 to the attention of Deborah Grout, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, with the subject line ‘‘U.S.Korea Environmental Cooperation.’’ If you have access to the Internet, you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and searching on docket number: DOS– 2012–0061. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Grout, telephone (202) 647– 6777. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S.-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement The United States and Korea signed the Environmental Cooperation Agreement on January 23, 2012. The United States and Korea negotiated the ECA in parallel with the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. In Articles 3 and 4 of the ECA, the Governments state that they plan to meet to develop and update, as appropriate, a Work Program for Environmental Cooperation. The Work Program will identify and outline environmental cooperation priorities, on-going efforts, and possibilities for future cooperation. Please refer to Article 4 of the ECA for a list of possible areas for cooperation. We are requesting suggestions for items to include in the 2013–2014 Work Program. For additional information, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ env/trade/c49687.htm.21014 Work Program. There is no expectation of resources or funding associated with any comments or suggestions for the Work Program. Dated: December 20, 2012. George N. Sibley, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8138]


Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain 
Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada; 
Enbridge Energy, LP

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of Receipt of Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 
Application for a Presidential Permit to Operate and Maintain Pipeline 
Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has 
received from Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (``Enbridge''), a 
Presidential Permit application to amend the August 3, 2009 
Presidential Permit issued to Enbridge by the DOS authorizing the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of the Line 67 (``Line 67'') 
Pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. Enbridge requests an amendment 
to its permit in order to operate the Line 67 up to its full design 
capacity of 880,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil with an average 
annual capacity of 800,000 bpd of heavy crude.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Energy Diplomacy, Energy 
Resources Bureau (ENR/EDP/EWA) Department of State, 2201 C St. NW Ste 
4843, Washington, DC 20520 Attn: Michael Brennan, Tel: 202-647-7553.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Enbridge is a limited partnership duly 
organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Enbridge owns and 
operates the ``Lakehead System'', the U.S. portion of an operationally 
integrated pipeline system which connects producers and shippers of 
crude oil and natural gas liquids in western Canada with markets in the 
United States and eastern Canada. Enbridge is a wholly owned subsidiary 
of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (``Enbridge Partners''), which is a 
Delaware master limited partnership headquartered at 1100 Louisiana, 
Suite 3300, Houston, Texas 77002 (ph. 713-821-2000; 
www.enbridgepartners.com). Enbridge Partners provides pipeline 
transportation of petroleum and natural gas in the mid-continent and 
Gulf Coast regions of the United States, in addition to gathering, 
processing, and other related operations.
    The 2009 Presidential Permit that authorized the construction, 
operation and maintenance of Line 67 from the U.S.-Canada border near 
Neche, North Dakota to the first mainline shut-off valve in the United 
States, was issued following the DOS's issuance of a Final 
Environmental Impact Study (``FEIS'') on June 5, 2009. Line 67 is a 36-
inch pipeline that transports crude oil from Enbridge's facilities in 
Hardisty, Alberta to an Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin 
(``Superior Terminal''). In the United States, Line 67 extends 326.9 
miles from the U.S.-Canada border through North Dakota, Minnesota and 
Wisconsin to the Superior Terminal. From there, the crude oil is 
transported primarily to Midwestern markets and mid-central and Gulf 
Coast markets, as well as points in the eastern United States and 
Canada. The U.S. portion of Line 67 facilities also consist of a total 
of 32 mainline valves with current pumping units located in Minnesota 
at stations in Clearbrook, Viking, and Deer River.
    While the Line 67 expansion would not require any modifications to 
the facilities at the border, Enbridge intends to increase the capacity 
of Line 67 in at least two stages. The capacity will initially be 
increased up to 570,000 bpd by adding horsepower to existing pumping 
units inside of the current footprint of Enbridge's pump stations in 
Minnesota. Enbridge further seeks authority to increase the capacity 
from 570,000 bpd to an average annual capacity of 800,000 bpd at a 
point in the future by constructing additional pumping units at 
Enbridge's pump stations in Minnesota.
    Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered 
to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the 
construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of 
the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of 
liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or 
from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this 
application to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department 
of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new 
Presidential Permit to Enbridge in order to expand Line 67 would be in 
the U.S. national interest.
    The Department of State intends to issue additional Federal 
Register notices inviting public comment on whether issuance of the 
requested amended Presidential Permit would be in the national 
interest, and addressing plans for reviewing the application consistent 
with the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic 
Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other relevant law, 
by preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement to the final 
EIS for the Alberta Clipper permit application, issued on June 5, 2009. 
A separate Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement will follow this notice in due course. The application 
is available at http://www.state.gov/e/enr.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
Douglas R. Kramer,
Acting Director, Office of Europe, Western Hemisphere and Africa, 
Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State.
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