Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-160, 25264-25265 [2013-10125]

Download as PDF 25264 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 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–14492) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: April 19, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–10166 Filed 4–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP13–179–000] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on April 16, 2013, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star), 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky, filed in Docket No. CP13–179–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.216(b) of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), seeking authorization to abandon a portion of compression within its existing Tonganoxie Compressor Station located in Leavenworth County, Kansas, all as more fully set forth in the application. This filing is accessible on-line at http:// www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is also available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to the subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Specifically, Southern Star proposes to abandon in place four compressor units (Units 1 through 4), each rated at 440 horsepower, at its Tonganoxie Compressor Station. These units, installed in 1949, were used in routing natural gas from Southern Star’s Ottawa Compressor Station and McLouth Gas Storage field to system deliveries in the St. Joe, Atchison, Fall City, and Tonganoxie-Fairfax areas. Southern Star has deemed the utilization of these units to be unnecessary in serving peak firm service, and the abandonment will save VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:22 Apr 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 on maintenance costs and avoid the need for future capital cost. Any questions regarding the applications should be directed to David N. Roberts, Staff Analyst, Regulatory Compliance, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, KY 42301, or call (270) 852–4654. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter’s will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with he Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and five copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 23, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–10134 Filed 4–29–13; 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. AGENCY: Notice of Extension of Non-Firm Power Formula Rate. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western) extends, on an interim basis, the existing Washoe Project formula rate through September 30, 2017. The existing Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF–7 expires on July 31, 2013. The formula rate will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) places the formula rate into effect on a final basis or until it is replaced by another rate. This action is effective as of July 31, 2013. DATES: Mr. Thomas R. Boyko, Regional Manager, Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630–4710, (916) 353–4418, email: boyko@wapa.gov, or 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 FERC. This extension is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a). On April 16, 2009, FERC confirmed and approved the existing formula rate for the Washoe Project, Stampede Division (Project), Non-Firm Power SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 2013 / Notices Formula Rate Schedule SNF–7,1 Rate Order No. WAPA–136.2 Rate Schedule SNF–7 expires on July 31, 2013. This formula rate is calculated annually after determining the Project’s reimbursable expenses and revenue collected in accordance with the Stampede Energy Exchange Services Contract. Since the Project has no Federally-owned transmission, a contractor accepts delivery of Project generation, approximately 12,000 megawatt-hours annually, to serve project use obligations, then pays Western for energy received in excess of project use loads. Pursuant to Rate Schedule SNF– 7, any remaining reimbursable expenses are transferred into the Central Valley Project power revenue requirement. The existing formula rate methodology collects annual revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses, including interest, capital requirements, and deficit recovery, thus ensuring Project repayment within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Rate extensions are authorized under 10 CFR 903.23. Rates previously confirmed and approved by FERC, for which no adjustment is contemplated, may be extended by the Deputy Secretary on an interim basis following notice of proposed extension at least 30 days before expiration.3 On February 22, 2013, Western published a notice of the proposed extension in the Federal Register.4 Following review of Western’s proposal within DOE, I hereby approve, on an interim basis, Rate Order No. WAPA–160, which extends, without adjustment, the existing Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF–7 through September 30, 2017. Rate Order No. WAPA–160 will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: April 23, 2013. Daniel B. Poneman, Acting Secretary. Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the Washoe Project, Stampede Division, Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule 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 1 See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket No. EF08–5161–000, 127 FERC ¶ 62,043 (2009). 2 See 73 FR 42565 (July 22, 2008). 3 See 10 CFR 903.23(a) (2012). 4 See 78 FR 12308 (February 22, 2013). VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:22 Apr 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 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 is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a). Background On April 16, 2009, FERC confirmed and approved the existing formula rate for the Washoe Project, Stampede Division (Project), Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF–7,1 Rate Order No. WAPA–136.2 FERC approved Rate Schedule SNF–7 for 5 years beginning August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2013. On February 22, 2013, pursuant to 10 CFR 903.23(a), Western filed a notice in the Federal Register proposing to extend, without adjustment, Rate Schedule SNF–7, as Rate Order No. WAPA–160.3 Consistent with its regulations at 10 CFR 903.23(a), Western did not hold a consultation and comment period. Discussion The Project’s Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF–7 expires on July 31, 2013. The formula rate, calculated annually, transfers reimbursable expenses not recovered by contract into the Central Valley Project power revenue requirement. The existing formula rate methodology collects annual revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses, including interest, capital requirements, and deficit recovery, thus ensuring Project repayment within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. 1 See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket No. EF08–5161–000, 127 FERC ¶ 62,043 (2009). 2 See 73 FR 42,565 (July 22, 2008). 3 See 78 FR 12,308 (February 22, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25265 For the extension period, August 1, 2013, through September 30, 2017, there is no adjustment to the formula rate. Under the formula rate, the forecasted annual revenue is $361,000, a reduction of approximately $418,000 from the prior rate period, August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2013, due to completion of deficit repayment. The Project is scheduled to recover the remaining $1.6 million deficit by 2015 and all appropriate costs. Rate Order No. WAPA–160 extends the existing Rate Schedule SNF–7 through September 30, 2017, thereby continuing to ensure Project repayment within the cost recovery criteria. Order In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby extend, on an interim basis, the existing Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF–7. Rate Order No. WAPA–160 extends, without adjustment, the existing formula rate through September 30, 2017. The formula rate shall be in effect pending the FERC confirmation and approval of this extension or substitute rate on a final basis. Dated: April 23, 2013. Daniel B. Poneman, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–10125 Filed 4–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9806–5] 2013 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing groundlevel ozone precursors in a multipollutant context. The Commission will be evaluating potential measures and considering actions in areas such as performance standards for electric generating units (EGUs) on high electric demand days, oil and gas boilers serving EGUs, small natural gas boilers, stationary generators, energy security/ energy efficiency, architectural industrial and maintenance coatings, consumer products, institution commercial and industrial (ICI) boilers, vapor recovery at gas stations, large E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 83 (Tuesday, April 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25264-25265]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 Extension of Non-Firm Power Formula Rate.

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SUMMARY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western) extends, on an 
interim basis, the existing Washoe Project formula rate through 
September 30, 2017. The existing Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule 
SNF-7 expires on July 31, 2013. The formula rate will be in effect 
until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) places the 
formula rate into effect on a final basis or until it is replaced by 
another rate.

DATES: This action is effective as of July 31, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas R. Boyko, Regional Manager, 
Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630-4710, (916) 353-
4418, email: boyko@wapa.gov, or 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 FERC. This extension is 
issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate extension 
procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a).
    On April 16, 2009, FERC confirmed and approved the existing formula 
rate for the Washoe Project, Stampede Division (Project), Non-Firm 
Power

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Formula Rate Schedule SNF-7,\1\ Rate Order No. WAPA-136.\2\ Rate 
Schedule SNF-7 expires on July 31, 2013. This formula rate is 
calculated annually after determining the Project's reimbursable 
expenses and revenue collected in accordance with the Stampede Energy 
Exchange Services Contract. Since the Project has no Federally-owned 
transmission, a contractor accepts delivery of Project generation, 
approximately 12,000 megawatt-hours annually, to serve project use 
obligations, then pays Western for energy received in excess of project 
use loads. Pursuant to Rate Schedule SNF-7, any remaining reimbursable 
expenses are transferred into the Central Valley Project power revenue 
requirement. The existing formula rate methodology collects annual 
revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses, including interest, 
capital requirements, and deficit recovery, thus ensuring Project 
repayment within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 
6120.2.
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    \1\ See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket 
No. EF08-5161-000, 127 FERC ] 62,043 (2009).
    \2\ See 73 FR 42565 (July 22, 2008).
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    Rate extensions are authorized under 10 CFR 903.23. Rates 
previously confirmed and approved by FERC, for which no adjustment is 
contemplated, may be extended by the Deputy Secretary on an interim 
basis following notice of proposed extension at least 30 days before 
expiration.\3\ On February 22, 2013, Western published a notice of the 
proposed extension in the Federal Register.\4\
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    \3\ See 10 CFR 903.23(a) (2012).
    \4\ See 78 FR 12308 (February 22, 2013).
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    Following review of Western's proposal within DOE, I hereby 
approve, on an interim basis, Rate Order No. WAPA-160, which extends, 
without adjustment, the existing Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule 
SNF-7 through September 30, 2017. Rate Order No. WAPA-160 will be 
submitted to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis.

    Dated: April 23, 2013.
Daniel B. Poneman,
Acting Secretary.

Order Confirming and Approving an Extension of the Washoe Project, 
Stampede Division, Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule

    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 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 is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate 
extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a).

Background

    On April 16, 2009, FERC confirmed and approved the existing formula 
rate for the Washoe Project, Stampede Division (Project), Non-Firm 
Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF-7,\1\ Rate Order No. WAPA-136.\2\ FERC 
approved Rate Schedule SNF-7 for 5 years beginning August 1, 2008, 
through July 31, 2013. On February 22, 2013, pursuant to 10 CFR 
903.23(a), Western filed a notice in the Federal Register proposing to 
extend, without adjustment, Rate Schedule SNF-7, as Rate Order No. 
WAPA-160.\3\ Consistent with its regulations at 10 CFR 903.23(a), 
Western did not hold a consultation and comment period.
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    \1\ See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket 
No. EF08-5161-000, 127 FERC ] 62,043 (2009).
    \2\ See 73 FR 42,565 (July 22, 2008).
    \3\ See 78 FR 12,308 (February 22, 2013).
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Discussion

    The Project's Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF-7 expires on 
July 31, 2013. The formula rate, calculated annually, transfers 
reimbursable expenses not recovered by contract into the Central Valley 
Project power revenue requirement. The existing formula rate 
methodology collects annual revenue sufficient to recover annual 
expenses, including interest, capital requirements, and deficit 
recovery, thus ensuring Project repayment within the cost recovery 
criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2.
    For the extension period, August 1, 2013, through September 30, 
2017, there is no adjustment to the formula rate. Under the formula 
rate, the forecasted annual revenue is $361,000, a reduction of 
approximately $418,000 from the prior rate period, August 1, 2008, 
through July 31, 2013, due to completion of deficit repayment. The 
Project is scheduled to recover the remaining $1.6 million deficit by 
2015 and all appropriate costs. Rate Order No. WAPA-160 extends the 
existing Rate Schedule SNF-7 through September 30, 2017, thereby 
continuing to ensure Project repayment within the cost recovery 
criteria.

Order

    In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I 
hereby extend, on an interim basis, the existing Non-Firm Power Formula 
Rate Schedule SNF-7. Rate Order No. WAPA-160 extends, without 
adjustment, the existing formula rate through September 30, 2017. The 
formula rate shall be in effect pending the FERC confirmation and 
approval of this extension or substitute rate on a final basis.
    Dated: April 23, 2013.

Daniel B. Poneman,
Acting Secretary.

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