Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act, 62607-62608 [2014-24898]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone: (202) 586–3787; email: crenel@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Commission was established to provide advice to the Secretary on the Department’s national laboratories. The Commission will review the DOE national laboratories for alignment with the Department’s strategic priorities, clear and balanced missions, unique capabilities to meet current energy and national security challenges, appropriate size to meet the Department’s energy and national security missions, and support of other Federal agencies. 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Please provide your name, organization, citizenship, and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government-issued identification. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed five minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 4. Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time to address the committee are invited to send a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 written statement to Karen Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20585, or to email at: crenel@ hq.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the Commission’s Web site at: http://energy.gov/ labcommission. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24873 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—226] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of filing. AGENCY: On September 5, 2014, Panda Liberty LLC, as owner and operator of a new base load electric generating plant, submitted a coal capability selfcertification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U. S. C. 8311. The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant has filed a self-certification of coalcapability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: Owner: Panda Liberty LLC Capacity: 829 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Towanda, PA In-Service Date: March 5, 2016 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P SUMMARY: 62607 [FR Doc. 2014–24905 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—227] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of filing. AGENCY: On September 5, 2014, Panda Patriot LLC, as owner and operator of a new base load electric generating plant, submitted a coal capability selfcertification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUMMARY: Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 62608 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U.S.C. 8311. The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant has filed a self-certification of coalcapability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: Owner: Panda Patriot LLC Capacity: 829 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Montgomery, PA In-Service Date: June 1, 2016 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–24898 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U.S.C. 8311. The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant has filed a self-certification of coalcapability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: OWNER: Panda Temple Power II, LLC CAPACITY: 758 megawatts (MW) PLANT LOCATION: Temple, TX IN-SERVICE DATE: June 1, 2015 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—228] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act [FR Doc. 2014–24909 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of filing. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY: On September 5, 2014, Panda Temple Power II, LLC, as owner and operator of a new base load electric generating plant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Program: Guidance for Hydroelectric Incentive Payments Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability of draft guidance. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a second version of its draft Guidance for EPAct 2005 Section 242 Program. The guidance describes how DOE intends to provide incentive payments to the owners or operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities for electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10-year period as authorized under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DATES: Comments regarding this draft guidance must be received on or before November 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to the Office of Energy Efficiency SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Renewable Energy (EE–4), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, or by email at hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Mr. Steven Lindenberg, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE–4), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586– 2783, hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov. In the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005; Pub. L. 109–58) Congress established a new program to support the expansion of hydropower energy development at existing dams and impoundments through an incentive payment procedure. Under section 242 of EPAct 2005, the Secretary of Energy is directed to provide incentive payments to the owner or operator of qualified hydroelectric facilities for electric energy generated and sold by a qualified hydroelectric facility for a specified 10year period. (See 42 U.S.C. 15881) DOE has not made these incentive payments in the past due to a lack of appropriations for the hydroelectric production incentive. The conference report to the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, however, includes $3,600,000 for conventional hydropower under section 242 of EPAct 2005. In response, DOE developed draft guidance intended to describe the application process and the information necessary for DOE to make a determination of eligibility under section 242. On July 2, 2014, DOE issued draft guidance for public comment. See 79 FR 37733 and http:// energy.gov/eere/water/water-powerprogram. A summary of the comments and the DOE response is available at: http://energy.gov/eere/water/waterpower-program. Based on the comments received and a re-examination of the statutory intent of the program, DOE is proposing the following changes to the draft guidance and is accepting additional public comment: • The definition of ‘‘existing dam or conduit’’ is amended to specify that generator penstocks associated with a new generator and a temporary increase in dam height that does not expand reservoir topographic area and is for purposes of flood control, hydroelectric generation efficiency improvement, and/or health and safety improvements would not eliminate facilities from eligibility. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 202 (Monday, October 20, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62607-62608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24898]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[Certification Notice--227]


Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under 
the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of filing.

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SUMMARY: On September 5, 2014, Panda Patriot LLC, as owner and operator 
of a new base load electric generating plant, submitted a coal 
capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) 
pursuant to Sec.  201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act 
of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. 
FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of 
filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) 
and 10 CFR 501.61(c).

ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are 
available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE-20, Room 8G-
024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586-
5260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 
et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be 
constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another 
alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to 
meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such

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a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary 
energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) 
prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric 
powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or 
another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with 
FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 
U.S.C. 8311.
    The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant 
has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to 
FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 
501.60, 61:

Owner: Panda Patriot LLC
Capacity: 829 megawatts (MW)
Plant Location: Montgomery, PA
In-Service Date: June 1, 2016

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014.
Brian Mills,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-24898 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
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