Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-160, 12308 [2013-04115]

Download as PDF 12308 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed are grouped chronologically, in ascending order. These filings are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC, Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866)208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202)502–8659. Docket No. Prohibited: 1. P– 12690– 000. 2. RP12– 479– 000. 1 Phone Presenter or requester Filed date 02–13–13 Robert Wargo. 02–14–13 Bob White.1 record. Dated: February 15, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–04079 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA–160 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Extension of Non-Firm Power Formula Rate. AGENCY: This action is a proposal to extend the existing Washoe Project, Stampede Powerplant (Stampede) nonfirm power formula rate, Schedule SNF– 7, through September 30, 2017. The existing formula rate will expire July 31, 2013. DATES: By July 31, 2013, Western Area Power Administration (Western) will publish in the Federal Register the final Notice of Extension and Rate Order. ADDRESSES: All documents that Western used to develop the proposed Stampede non-firm power formula rate extension are available for inspection and copying at the Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, located at 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630–4710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Regina Rieger, Rates Manager, Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630–4710, (916) 353–4629, email: rieger@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to Western’s Administrator; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand or to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC confirmed and approved the existing formula rate, contained in Rate Order No. WAPA–136,1 on a final basis for 5 years through July 31, 2013.2 In accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a), Western proposes to extend the existing Stampede non-firm power formula rate without an adjustment. The formula rate is applied annually after determining Stampede’s reimbursable expenses and revenue collected in accordance with the Stampede Energy Exchange Services contract. Since the project has no Federally-owned transmission, the contractor accepts delivery of Stampede generation to serve project use obligations and pays Western for energy received in excess of project use loads. Pursuant to Rate Order No. WAPA–136, any remaining reimbursable expenses are transferred to the Central Valley Project (CVP) for incorporation into the CVP power revenue requirement. The existing formula rate methodology collects annual revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses, including interest, capital requirements, and timely deficit recovery, thus ensuring repayment of the project within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. The formula rate provides sufficient revenue to recover all appropriate costs and the affiliated contract remains in effect through December 31, 2024. Western proposes to extend the current rate schedule through September 30, 2017, and will consider further extension as determined necessary. Consistent with 10 CFR 903.23(a) for proposals to extend but not otherwise change existing rates, Western will not hold a consultation and comment period. Thirty days after this notice is published, Western will take further action on the proposed formula rate 1 73 FR 42,565 (July 22, 2008). U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket No. EF08–5161–000, 127 FERC ¶ 62,043 (2009). 2 See PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 extension consistent with 10 CFR part 903. Dated: February 12, 2013. Anita J. Decker, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–04115 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2005–0062; FRL 9007–7] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Actions (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘40 CFR Part 6: Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Actions’’ (EPA ICR No. 2243.06, OMB Control No. 2020–0033) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2013. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2005–0062 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-160

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Extension of Non-Firm Power Formula Rate.

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SUMMARY: This action is a proposal to extend the existing Washoe 
Project, Stampede Powerplant (Stampede) non-firm power formula rate, 
Schedule SNF-7, through September 30, 2017. The existing formula rate 
will expire July 31, 2013.

DATES: By July 31, 2013, Western Area Power Administration (Western) 
will publish in the Federal Register the final Notice of Extension and 
Rate Order.

ADDRESSES: All documents that Western used to develop the proposed 
Stampede non-firm power formula rate extension are available for 
inspection and copying at the Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, 
located at 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630-4710.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Regina Rieger, Rates Manager, 
Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630-4710, (916) 353-
4629, email: rieger@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00, effective 
December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority 
to develop power and transmission rates to Western's Administrator; (2) 
the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on 
an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, 
to remand or to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC).
    FERC confirmed and approved the existing formula rate, contained in 
Rate Order No. WAPA-136,\1\ on a final basis for 5 years through July 
31, 2013.\2\ In accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a), Western proposes to 
extend the existing Stampede non-firm power formula rate without an 
adjustment. The formula rate is applied annually after determining 
Stampede's reimbursable expenses and revenue collected in accordance 
with the Stampede Energy Exchange Services contract. Since the project 
has no Federally-owned transmission, the contractor accepts delivery of 
Stampede generation to serve project use obligations and pays Western 
for energy received in excess of project use loads. Pursuant to Rate 
Order No. WAPA-136, any remaining reimbursable expenses are transferred 
to the Central Valley Project (CVP) for incorporation into the CVP 
power revenue requirement. The existing formula rate methodology 
collects annual revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses, 
including interest, capital requirements, and timely deficit recovery, 
thus ensuring repayment of the project within the cost recovery 
criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2.
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    \1\ 73 FR 42,565 (July 22, 2008).
    \2\ See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket 
No. EF08-5161-000, 127 FERC ] 62,043 (2009).
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    The formula rate provides sufficient revenue to recover all 
appropriate costs and the affiliated contract remains in effect through 
December 31, 2024. Western proposes to extend the current rate schedule 
through September 30, 2017, and will consider further extension as 
determined necessary. Consistent with 10 CFR 903.23(a) for proposals to 
extend but not otherwise change existing rates, Western will not hold a 
consultation and comment period.
    Thirty days after this notice is published, Western will take 
further action on the proposed formula rate extension consistent with 
10 CFR part 903.

    Dated: February 12, 2013.
Anita J. Decker,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-04115 Filed 2-21-13; 8:45 am]
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