Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-158, 18335-18336 [2013-06851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2013 / Notices More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14505) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 19, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–06818 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14504–000] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FFP Project 121, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On March 1, 2013, FFP Project 121, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed New Cumberland Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 14504–000, to be located at the existing New Cumberland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River, near the Town of Stratton, in Jefferson County, Ohio and the Town of New Cumberland, in Hancock County, West Virginia. The New Cumberland Locks and Dam is owned by the United States government and operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The proposed project would consist of: (1) A new 250-foot-wide by 380-footlong forebay; (2) a new 220-foot by 250foot reinforced concrete powerhouse; (3) three new 16.6 megawatt (MW) horizontal bulb turbine-generators having a total combined generating capacity of 49.8 MW; (4) a new 300-footlong concrete retaining wall downstream of the powerhouse; (5) a new 300-foot-wide by 515-foot-long tailrace area; (6) a new 60-foot-wide by 60-foot-long substation; (7) a new 0.8mile-long, 36.7-kilovolt transmission line; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 251,600 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Daniel Lissner, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; (978) 252–7111. FERC Contact: Tyrone A. Williams, (202) 502–6331. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and competing VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and five copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project, including a copy of the application can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14504) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 19, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–06817 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA–158 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Extension of Transmission Service Rate Schedules. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action is to extend the rate setting formula for the Central Arizona Project, reflected in Transmission Service Rate Schedules CAP–FT2, CAP–NFT2, and CAP–NITS2, from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2015. These Transmission Service Rate Schedules contain formula rates recalculated from annual updated financial and load data. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18335 Mr. Darrick Moe, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005– 6457, (602) 605–2522, email MOE@wapa.gov, or Mr. Jack Murray, Rates Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005–6457, (602) 605– 2442, email jmurray@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 the Administrator of Western Area Power Administration (Western); (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). The existing Rate Schedules CAP– FT2, CAP–NFT2, CAP–NITS2 under Rate Order No. WAPA–124,1 were approved for a 5-year period beginning on January 1, 2006, and ending December 31, 2010.2 Rate Order No. WAPA–153 3 extended the approval period for these rate schedules for a 2-year period, beginning January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012. The existing Central Arizona Project rate setting formula methodology provides for the calculation of rates to collect sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of required investment thus ensuring repayment of the project within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. The rates are updated annually using new financial and transmission reservation data. For the reasons explained in its Proposed Extension WAPA–158, published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2012 (77 FR 47065), Western is not changing the rate formula at this time. Based on financial and contractual information, Western also determined that the existing calculated rate provides sufficient revenue to recover all appropriate costs and will remain in place through FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 FERC confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA–124 on June 29, 2006, in Docket No. EF06– 5111–000. See Order Confirming and Approving Rate Schedules on a Final Basis, 115 FERC ¶ 62,326.70 FR 38,130 (July 1, 2005). 2 FERC confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA–124 on June 29, 2006, in Docket No. EF06– 5111–000, 115 FERC ¶ 62,326. 3 76 FR 548 (January 5, 2011). E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 18336 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2013 / Notices calendar year 2013. Therefore, Western proposed extending the usage of the current transmission service formula rate schedules through calendar year 2015 pursuant to 10 CFR 903.23(a) under Rate Order No. WAPA–158. As allowed by 10 CFR 903.23(a) Western provided for a consultation and comment period on Proposed Extension WAPA–158, but did not conduct public information forums or public comment forums. The consultation and comment period ended on September 6, 2012. No comments were received. Following review of Western’s proposal within the Department of Energy, I hereby approve Rate Order No. WAPA–158 which extends Transmission Service Rate Schedules CAP–FT2, CAP–NFT2, and CAP–NITS2 on an interim basis effective as of January 1, 2013. This order places the rates schedules into effect without 30 days notice to avoid financial difficulties that may be created by questions concerning the applicable rates. A 30-day delay in effective date is also unnecessary given that the rate setting formulas remain unchanged from the previous formulas in effect until December 31, 2012. Rate Order No. WAPA–158 will be submitted promptly to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis. Dated: March 15, 2013. Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary . Department of Energy Deputy Secretary srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration, Rate Extension for Central Arizona Project Transmission Service Rate Schedules. Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the Central Arizona Project Transmission Service Rate Schedules Section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152) transferred to and vested in the Secretary of Energy the power marketing functions of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)), and other acts that specifically apply to the project involved. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated (1) the authority to develop long-term power and transmission rates to the Administrator of the Western Area VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 Power Administration (Western); (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). This extension of the rate schedules is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a). Background On June 29, 2006, in Docket No. EF06–5111–000 at 115 FERC 62,326 FERC issued an order confirming, approving, and placing into effect on a final basis the Transmission Service Rate Schedules CAP–FT2, CAP–NFT2 and CAP–NITS2 for the Central Arizona Project (CAP). The Transmission Service Rate Schedules, Rate Order No. WAPA– 124,1 were approved for 5 years beginning December 23, 2005, through December 31, 2010.2 Rate Order No. WAPA–153 3 extended these rate schedules for a 2-year period, beginning January 1, 2011, and ending December 31, 2012. Western is requesting a further extension of the approval period for the CAP Transmission Service Rate Schedules, incorporated by reference herein, under Rate Order No. WAPA– 158, through December 31, 2015. Discussion Western’s existing formula transmission service rates for the Central Arizona Project 115kV and 230kV transmission facilities, which are recalculated annually, are expected to continue to sufficiently recover project expenses (including interest) and capital requirements through December 31, 2015. However, on December 31, 2012, the approval period for rate schedules CAP–FT2, CAP–NFT2 and CAP–NITS2, under which these rates are calculated, ended. This makes it necessary to extend the approval period for the existing rate schedules under 10 CFR 903.23(a). Order In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby extend the existing Transmission Rate Schedules CAP–FT2, CAP–NFT2, and CAP–NITS2 for transmission service for the Central Arizona Project of the Western Area Power Administration on an interim basis. The existing Transmission Rate Schedules CAP–FT2, 1 70 FR 38,130 (July 1, 2005). FERC ¶ 62,236 (2006). 3 76 FR 548 (January 5, 2011). 2 115 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CAP–NFT2, AND CAP–NITS2 for transmission service for the Central Arizona Project of the Western Area Power Administration, shall remain in effect pending FERC confirmation and approval of their extension or substitute rates on a final basis through December 31, 2015. Dated: March 15, 2013. Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary . 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18335-18336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-158

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Extension of Transmission Service Rate Schedules.

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SUMMARY: This action is to extend the rate setting formula for the 
Central Arizona Project, reflected in Transmission Service Rate 
Schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-NFT2, and CAP-NITS2, from January 1, 2013, 
through December 31, 2015. These Transmission Service Rate Schedules 
contain formula rates recalculated from annual updated financial and 
load data.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darrick Moe, Regional Manager, 
Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6457, (602) 605-2522, 
email MOE@wapa.gov, or Mr. Jack Murray, Rates Manager, Desert Southwest 
Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 
6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6457, (602) 605-2442, email jmurray@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 the Administrator of Western 
Area Power Administration (Western); (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).
    The existing Rate Schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-NFT2, CAP-NITS2 under Rate 
Order No. WAPA-124,\1\ were approved for a 5-year period beginning on 
January 1, 2006, and ending December 31, 2010.\2\ Rate Order No. WAPA-
153 \3\ extended the approval period for these rate schedules for a 2-
year period, beginning January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012.
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    \1\ FERC confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-124 on June 
29, 2006, in Docket No. EF06-5111-000. See Order Confirming and 
Approving Rate Schedules on a Final Basis, 115 FERC ] 62,326.70 FR 
38,130 (July 1, 2005).
    \2\ FERC confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-124 on June 
29, 2006, in Docket No. EF06-5111-000, 115 FERC ] 62,326.
    \3\ 76 FR 548 (January 5, 2011).
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    The existing Central Arizona Project rate setting formula 
methodology provides for the calculation of rates to collect sufficient 
revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and 
repayment of required investment thus ensuring repayment of the project 
within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. The 
rates are updated annually using new financial and transmission 
reservation data. For the reasons explained in its Proposed Extension 
WAPA-158, published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2012 (77 FR 
47065), Western is not changing the rate formula at this time. Based on 
financial and contractual information, Western also determined that the 
existing calculated rate provides sufficient revenue to recover all 
appropriate costs and will remain in place through

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calendar year 2013. Therefore, Western proposed extending the usage of 
the current transmission service formula rate schedules through 
calendar year 2015 pursuant to 10 CFR 903.23(a) under Rate Order No. 
WAPA-158.
    As allowed by 10 CFR 903.23(a) Western provided for a consultation 
and comment period on Proposed Extension WAPA-158, but did not conduct 
public information forums or public comment forums. The consultation 
and comment period ended on September 6, 2012. No comments were 
received.
    Following review of Western's proposal within the Department of 
Energy, I hereby approve Rate Order No. WAPA-158 which extends 
Transmission Service Rate Schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-NFT2, and CAP-NITS2 on 
an interim basis effective as of January 1, 2013. This order places the 
rates schedules into effect without 30 days notice to avoid financial 
difficulties that may be created by questions concerning the applicable 
rates. A 30-day delay in effective date is also unnecessary given that 
the rate setting formulas remain unchanged from the previous formulas 
in effect until December 31, 2012. Rate Order No. WAPA-158 will be 
submitted promptly to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final 
basis.

    Dated: March 15, 2013.
Daniel B. Poneman,
Deputy Secretary .

Department of Energy Deputy Secretary

    In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration, Rate 
Extension for Central Arizona Project Transmission Service Rate 
Schedules.

Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the Central Arizona 
Project Transmission Service Rate Schedules
    Section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 
U.S.C. 7152) transferred to and vested in the Secretary of Energy the 
power marketing functions of the Secretary of the Department of the 
Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation under the Reclamation Act of 
1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by 
subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project 
Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)), and other acts that specifically apply 
to the project involved.
    By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the 
Secretary of Energy delegated (1) the authority to develop long-term 
power and transmission rates to the Administrator of the Western Area 
Power Administration (Western); (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). This 
extension of the rate schedules is issued pursuant to the Delegation 
Order and DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a).

Background

    On June 29, 2006, in Docket No. EF06-5111-000 at 115 FERC 62,326 
FERC issued an order confirming, approving, and placing into effect on 
a final basis the Transmission Service Rate Schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-NFT2 
and CAP-NITS2 for the Central Arizona Project (CAP). The Transmission 
Service Rate Schedules, Rate Order No. WAPA-124,\1\ were approved for 5 
years beginning December 23, 2005, through December 31, 2010.\2\ Rate 
Order No. WAPA-153 \3\ extended these rate schedules for a 2-year 
period, beginning January 1, 2011, and ending December 31, 2012. 
Western is requesting a further extension of the approval period for 
the CAP Transmission Service Rate Schedules, incorporated by reference 
herein, under Rate Order No. WAPA-158, through December 31, 2015.
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    \1\ 70 FR 38,130 (July 1, 2005).
    \2\ 115 FERC ] 62,236 (2006).
    \3\ 76 FR 548 (January 5, 2011).
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Discussion

    Western's existing formula transmission service rates for the 
Central Arizona Project 115kV and 230kV transmission facilities, which 
are recalculated annually, are expected to continue to sufficiently 
recover project expenses (including interest) and capital requirements 
through December 31, 2015. However, on December 31, 2012, the approval 
period for rate schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-NFT2 and CAP-NITS2, under which 
these rates are calculated, ended. This makes it necessary to extend 
the approval period for the existing rate schedules under 10 CFR 
903.23(a).

Order

    In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I 
hereby extend the existing Transmission Rate Schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-
NFT2, and CAP-NITS2 for transmission service for the Central Arizona 
Project of the Western Area Power Administration on an interim basis. 
The existing Transmission Rate Schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-NFT2, AND CAP-
NITS2 for transmission service for the Central Arizona Project of the 
Western Area Power Administration, shall remain in effect pending FERC 
confirmation and approval of their extension or substitute rates on a 
final basis through December 31, 2015.

    Dated: March 15, 2013.
Daniel B. Poneman,
Deputy Secretary .
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