Falcon and Amistad Projects' Rate Order No. WAPA-164, 9897-9898 [2014-03696]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2014 / Notices multiple defrost cycles. DOE subsequently granted a waiver for the products specified in these petitions. See 77 FR 1474 (Jan. 10, 2012), 77 FR 75428 (Dec. 20, 2012), 78 FR 35901 (June 14, 2013), 78 FR 35898 (June 14, 2013), and 78 FR 65623 (Nov. 1, 2013). Samsung’s petition included an alternate test procedure to account for the energy consumption of its refrigerator-freezer models with multiple defrost cycles. The alternate test procedure specified by Samsung is the same as the test procedure that DOE finalized in January 2012. See 77 FR 3359. Among other things, the notice to that final rule addressed comments responding to the earlier Samsung petitions that were the subject of the previous waiver, as well as the interim final rule that had previously been issued. See 75 FR 78809 (Dec. 16, 2010). The alternate test procedure that Samsung has requested permission to use as part of its waiver petition is, as with its prior waiver petitions noted above, identical to the test procedure provisions for products with long-time or variable defrost DOE adopted in the final test procedure rule that manufacturers will be required to use starting in 2014. Because the currently applicable test procedure found in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix A1 cannot be used to test the basic models at issue or would otherwise lead to materially inaccurate results, DOE previously granted a waiver to Samsung for other basic models incorporating multiple defrost technology. See 77 FR 1474, 77 FR 75428, 78 FR 35901, 78 FR 35898, and 78 FR 65623. DOE has determined that it is desirable to have similar basic models, such as those addressed by the Samsung petition addressed in this notice, tested in a consistent manner and is adopting the same approach laid out in its prior decision by permitting Samsung to use the alternate test procedure specified in this Decision and Order. granted as set forth in the paragraphs below. (2) Samsung shall be required to test and rate the following Samsung model according to the alternate test procedure set forth in paragraph (3) of this section. RS22HD*PN** (3) Samsung shall be required to test the products listed in paragraph (2) of this section according to appendix A1 to subpart B of 10 CFR part 430 except that the test cycle shall be identical to the test procedure provisions for products with long-time or variable defrost located in section 4.2.1 of appendix A to subpart B of 10 CFR part 430, as adopted in DOE’s final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559). (4) Representations. Samsung may make representations about the energy use of its refrigerator-freezer products for compliance, marketing, or other purposes only to the extent that such products have been tested in accordance with the provisions outlined above and such representations fairly disclose the results of such testing. (5) This waiver shall remain in effect consistent with the provisions of 10 CFR 430.27(m). (6) This waiver is issued on the condition that the statements, representations, and documentary materials provided by the petitioner are valid and accurate. DOE may revoke or modify this waiver at any time if it determines the factual basis underlying the petition for waiver is incorrect, or the results from the alternate test procedure are unrepresentative of the basic models’ true energy consumption characteristics. (7) This waiver applies only to those basic models set out in Samsung’s September 23, 2013 petition for waiver. Grant of this waiver does not release a petitioner from the certification requirements set forth at 10 CFR part 429. III. Consultations With Other Agencies DOE consulted with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff concerning the Samsung petition for waiver. The FTC staff did not have any objections to granting a waiver to Samsung. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2014. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2014–03694 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Conclusion DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY After careful consideration of all the material submitted by Samsung and consultation with the FTC staff, it is ordered that: (1) The petitions for waiver submitted by the Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Case No. RF–034) are hereby VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:09 Feb 20, 2014 BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Jkt 232001 Western Area Power Administration Falcon and Amistad Projects’ Rate Order No. WAPA–164 Western Area Power Administration (Western), DOE. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9897 Notice of proposed extension for the Falcon and Amistad Projects’ Power Rate Formula. ACTION: This action is a proposal to extend the existing Falcon and Amistad Projects’ Firm Power Rate Formula through June 7, 2019. The Falcon and Amistad Projects’ Firm Power Rate Formula will expire on June 7, 2014. DATES: Thirty days after this notice is published, Western will take further action on the proposed formula rate extension consistent with 10 CFR 903. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lynn C. Jeka, CRSP Manager, Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, 150 East Social Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111–1580, (801) 524–6372, email: jeka@wapa.gov, or Mr. Rodney Bailey, Power Marketing Manager, Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, 150 East Social Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111–1580, (801) 524–4007, email: rbailey@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00A, 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 in effect such rates on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm and approve on a final basis or to disapprove rates developed by the Administrator under the delegation 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). The Falcon and Amistad Dams are features of international water storage projects located on the Rio Grande River between Texas and Mexico. Under the terms of Contract No. 7–07–50–P0890 (Contract), dated August 9, 1977, as amended, Western marketed the power from these dams to two electric cooperatives, South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc., and Medina Electric Cooperative. The power rate formula of the Contract was initially approved by the Federal Power Commission, predecessor to FERC, in Docket No. E– 9566 on August 12, 1977 (59 FPC 1653), for a 5-year period effective on the date of initial operation of Amistad Power Plant, June 8, 1983.1 SUMMARY: 1 A 5-year rate extension of this same rate formula through June 7, 1993, was approved by FERC on E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM Continued 21FEN1 9898 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2014 / Notices According to article 9(a) of the Contract, Western calculates the annual installment to be paid by the customer for the power generated at the Falcon and Amistad power plants. The annual installment is adjusted on or before August 31 of the year preceding the fiscal year to which it pertains and Western identifies this amount in a revised Exhibit A to the Contract. Each annual installment pays the annual amortized portion of the United States’ investment in the Falcon and Amistad hydroelectric facilities with interest and the associated operation, maintenance, and administrative costs. This repayment schedule is not dependent upon the power and energy made available for sale or the rate of generation each year. Thirty days after this notice is published, Western will take further action on the proposed formula rate extension for the Falcon and Amistad Projects, pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a). Dated: February 4, 2014. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–03696 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9013–6] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements. Filed 02/10/2014 Through 02/14/2014, Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20140039, Draft EIS, FERC, NY, Constitution Pipeline and Wright Interconnect Projects, Comment Period Ends: 04/07/2014, Contact: Kevin Bowman 202–502–6287 EIS No. 20140040, Draft Supplement, BLM, AK, Alpine Satellite Development Plan GMT1 Development Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/21/2014, Contact: Bridget Psarianos 907–271–4208 EIS No. 20140041, Draft EIS, NRC, MO, Generic—Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 51, Regarding Callaway Plant, Unit 1, Comment Period Ends: 04/07/2014, Contact: Carmen Fells 301–415–6337 EIS No. 20140042, Final EIS, BIA, MT, Proposed Strategies to Benefit Native Species by Reducing the Abundance of Lake Trout in Flathead Lake, Review Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Barry Hansen 406–883–2888 EIS No. 20140043, Draft EIS, AFS, UT, Energy Gateway South Transmission Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/22/ 2014, Contact: Kenton Call 435–865– 3730 EIS No. 20140044, Draft EIS, USACE, WA, Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration, Comment Period Ends: 04/14/2014, Contact: Nancy C. 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EIS No. 20130365, Draft EIS, NMFS, CA, Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Comment Period Ends: 06/13/2014, Contact: Ryan Wulff 916–930–3733 Revision to the FR Notice Published 12/13/2013; Extending Comment Period from 4/14/2014 to 06/13/2014. Dated: February 18, 2014. Cliff Rader, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2014–03726 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, February 20, 2014 Date: February 12, 2014. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW–C305, at 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC. The Commission is waiving the sunshine period prohibition contained in Section 1.1203 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.1203, until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Thus, presentations with respect to the items listed below will be permitted until that time. Bureau Subject 1 ................... rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Item No. CONSUMER & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND MEDIA. TITLE: Closed Captioning of Video Programming (CG Docket No. 05–231); Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. Petition for Rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that addresses the quality and technical compliance of closed captioning on television programming to ensure that video programming is fully accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. July 20, 1988, at 44 FERC ¶ 62,058. Subsequent 5year extensions of the rate formula have been VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:09 Feb 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 approved by FERC. The most recent approval was on December 17, 2009, in Docket No. EF09–5101– PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 000, which approved the same rate formula through June 7, 2014 (129 FERC ¶ 62,206). E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 35 (Friday, February 21, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Falcon and Amistad Projects' Rate Order No. WAPA-164

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), DOE.

ACTION: Notice of proposed extension for the Falcon and Amistad 
Projects' Power Rate Formula.

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SUMMARY: This action is a proposal to extend the existing Falcon and 
Amistad Projects' Firm Power Rate Formula through June 7, 2019. The 
Falcon and Amistad Projects' Firm Power Rate Formula will expire on 
June 7, 2014.

DATES: Thirty days after this notice is published, Western will take 
further action on the proposed formula rate extension consistent with 
10 CFR 903.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lynn C. Jeka, CRSP Manager, 
Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Western Area Power 
Administration, 150 East Social Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, 
UT 84111-1580, (801) 524-6372, email: jeka@wapa.gov, or Mr. Rodney 
Bailey, Power Marketing Manager, Colorado River Storage Project 
Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, 150 East Social 
Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1580, (801) 524-4007, 
email: rbailey@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00A, 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 in effect such rates on an interim basis to 
the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy; and (3) the authority 
to confirm and approve on a final basis or to disapprove rates 
developed by the Administrator under the delegation 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).
    The Falcon and Amistad Dams are features of international water 
storage projects located on the Rio Grande River between Texas and 
Mexico. Under the terms of Contract No. 7-07-50-P0890 (Contract), dated 
August 9, 1977, as amended, Western marketed the power from these dams 
to two electric cooperatives, South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc., 
and Medina Electric Cooperative. The power rate formula of the Contract 
was initially approved by the Federal Power Commission, predecessor to 
FERC, in Docket No. E-9566 on August 12, 1977 (59 FPC 1653), for a 5-
year period effective on the date of initial operation of Amistad Power 
Plant, June 8, 1983.\1\
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    \1\ A 5-year rate extension of this same rate formula through 
June 7, 1993, was approved by FERC on July 20, 1988, at 44 FERC ] 
62,058. Subsequent 5-year extensions of the rate formula have been 
approved by FERC. The most recent approval was on December 17, 2009, 
in Docket No. EF09-5101-000, which approved the same rate formula 
through June 7, 2014 (129 FERC ] 62,206).

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    According to article 9(a) of the Contract, Western calculates the 
annual installment to be paid by the customer for the power generated 
at the Falcon and Amistad power plants. The annual installment is 
adjusted on or before August 31 of the year preceding the fiscal year 
to which it pertains and Western identifies this amount in a revised 
Exhibit A to the Contract. Each annual installment pays the annual 
amortized portion of the United States' investment in the Falcon and 
Amistad hydroelectric facilities with interest and the associated 
operation, maintenance, and administrative costs. This repayment 
schedule is not dependent upon the power and energy made available for 
sale or the rate of generation each year.
    Thirty days after this notice is published, Western will take 
further action on the proposed formula rate extension for the Falcon 
and Amistad Projects, pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate 
extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a).

    Dated: February 4, 2014.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
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