Amended Application for Presidential Permit; Great Northern Transmission Line, 68673-68674 [2014-27259]

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AGENCY: Minnesota Power, an operating division of ALLETE, Inc., has submitted an amended application for a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68673 Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the United States border with Canada. DATES: Comments or requests to intervene should be submitted on or before December 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) at 202–586–5260 or via electronic mail at Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or Katherine L. Konieczny (AttorneyAdviser) at 202–586–0503 or via electronic mail at Katherine.Konieczny@ hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of facilities crossing the international border of the United States for the transmission of electric energy between the United States and a foreign country is prohibited in the absence of a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 10485, as amended by EO 12038. On April 15, 2014, Minnesota Power filed an application with the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability of the Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit. Minnesota Power has it principal place of business in Duluth, Minnesota. Minnesota Power is an investor-owned utility and provides retail electric service to 144,000 customers and wholesale electric service to 16 municipalities and several industrial customers. On May 14, 2014, DOE published a Notice of Application in the Federal Register. On October 29, 2014, Minnesota Power submitted an amendment to its Presidential permit application. In the amendment letter notifying DOE of a new proposed border crossing, Minnesota Power stated that in the course of its review and consultation with state and federal agencies, as well as more input with landowners and stakeholders in the vicinity of the proposed border crossing, Minnesota Power determined that the originally proposed border crossing submitted in its application is no longer feasible. Minnesota Power now proposes to cross the U.S. international border approximately 4.3 miles to the east of its original proposed crossing. The new proposed border crossing for the Great Northern Transmission Line Project would originate at the Minnesota- E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68674 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices Manitoba border roughly 2.9 miles east of Highway 89 in Roseau County. It would proceed southeast 0.2 miles and then travel south 2.3 miles to 390th Street and turn east following the Blue and Orange Routes as proposed in the April 15, 2014 application. Procedural Matters: Any person may comment on this application by filing such comment at the address provided above. Any person seeking to become a party to this proceeding must file a motion to intervene at the address provided above in accordance with Rule 214 of FERC’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214). Two copies of each comment or motion to intervene should be filed with DOE on or before the date listed above. Additional copies of such motions to intervene also should be filed directly with: David Moeller, Senior Attorney, Minnesota Power, 30 West Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, dmoeller@allete.com AND Mike Donahue, Project Manager, Minnesota Power, 30 West Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, mdonahue@ allete.com AND Jim Atkinson, Environmental Manager, Minnesota Power, 30 West Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, jbatkinson@allete.com. Before a Presidential permit may be issued, DOE must determine whether issuance of the permit would be consistent with the public interest. In making that determination, DOE considers the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), determines the project’s impact on electric reliability by ascertaining whether the proposed project would adversely affect the operation of the U.S. electric power supply system under normal and contingency conditions, and considers any other factors that may also be relevant to the public interest. DOE must also obtain the favorable recommendations of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense before issuing a Presidential permit. Copies of the amended application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ oe/services/electricity-policycoordination-and-implementation/ international-electricity-regulatio-2 or by emailing Angela Troy at angela.troy@ hq.doe.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2014. Christopher A. Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, National Electricity Delivery Division, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–27259 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Company Project No. 349–183] Alabama Power; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-project Use of Project Lands. b. Project No: 349–183. c. Date Filed: September 30, 2014. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Martin Dam Project. f. Location: Tallapoosa River in Elmore, Coosa, and Tallapoosa counties, Alabama. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791a—825r. h. Applicant Contact: Matthew Akin, Alabama Power Company, 600 18th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203; Telephone: (205) 257–1314. i. FERC Contact: Shana High at (202) 502–8674, or email: shana.high@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: 30 days from issue. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at 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 seven copies to: Secretary, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P–349–183) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Alabama Power Company proposes to authorize Billy Ray Smith to replace two existing piers and add to a third existing pier at Smith’s Marina, formerly Veazey’s Marina, located at 1590 Pine Point Road, Alexander City, Alabama 35010. As proposed, the three piers would accommodate 22 watercraft. The proposal would allow Smith’s Marina to operate in both high and low water conditions, making the marina viable year-round, and would make the marina more accessible to the public from the water. Two of the piers would have second level party/sun decks. Existing gas pumps at the third pier would remain. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also 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 (P–349) to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1– 866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No: PP-398]


Amended Application for Presidential Permit; Great Northern 
Transmission Line

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

ACTION:  Notice of amended application.

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SUMMARY:  Minnesota Power, an operating division of ALLETE, Inc., has 
submitted an amended application for a Presidential permit to 
construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line 
across the United States border with Canada.

DATES:  Comments or requests to intervene should be submitted on or 
before December 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES:  Comments or requests to intervene should be addressed as 
follows: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability (OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) 
at 202-586-5260 or via electronic mail at 
Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or Katherine L. Konieczny (Attorney-
Adviser) at 202-586-0503 or via electronic mail at 
Katherine.Konieczny@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The construction, operation, maintenance, 
and connection of facilities crossing the international border of the 
United States for the transmission of electric energy between the 
United States and a foreign country is prohibited in the absence of a 
Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 10485, as 
amended by EO 12038.
    On April 15, 2014, Minnesota Power filed an application with the 
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability of the Department 
of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit. Minnesota Power has it 
principal place of business in Duluth, Minnesota. Minnesota Power is an 
investor-owned utility and provides retail electric service to 144,000 
customers and wholesale electric service to 16 municipalities and 
several industrial customers.
    On May 14, 2014, DOE published a Notice of Application in the 
Federal Register. On October 29, 2014, Minnesota Power submitted an 
amendment to its Presidential permit application. In the amendment 
letter notifying DOE of a new proposed border crossing, Minnesota Power 
stated that in the course of its review and consultation with state and 
federal agencies, as well as more input with landowners and 
stakeholders in the vicinity of the proposed border crossing, Minnesota 
Power determined that the originally proposed border crossing submitted 
in its application is no longer feasible.
    Minnesota Power now proposes to cross the U.S. international border 
approximately 4.3 miles to the east of its original proposed crossing. 
The new proposed border crossing for the Great Northern Transmission 
Line Project would originate at the Minnesota-

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Manitoba border roughly 2.9 miles east of Highway 89 in Roseau County. 
It would proceed southeast 0.2 miles and then travel south 2.3 miles to 
390th Street and turn east following the Blue and Orange Routes as 
proposed in the April 15, 2014 application.
    Procedural Matters: Any person may comment on this application by 
filing such comment at the address provided above. Any person seeking 
to become a party to this proceeding must file a motion to intervene at 
the address provided above in accordance with Rule 214 of FERC's Rules 
of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214). Two copies of each comment 
or motion to intervene should be filed with DOE on or before the date 
listed above.
    Additional copies of such motions to intervene also should be filed 
directly with: David Moeller, Senior Attorney, Minnesota Power, 30 West 
Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, dmoeller@allete.com AND Mike Donahue, 
Project Manager, Minnesota Power, 30 West Superior St., Duluth, MN 
55802, mdonahue@allete.com AND Jim Atkinson, Environmental Manager, 
Minnesota Power, 30 West Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, 
jbatkinson@allete.com.
    Before a Presidential permit may be issued, DOE must determine 
whether issuance of the permit would be consistent with the public 
interest. In making that determination, DOE considers the potential 
environmental impacts of the proposed project pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), determines the project's impact on 
electric reliability by ascertaining whether the proposed project would 
adversely affect the operation of the U.S. electric power supply system 
under normal and contingency conditions, and considers any other 
factors that may also be relevant to the public interest. DOE must also 
obtain the favorable recommendations of the Secretary of State and the 
Secretary of Defense before issuing a Presidential permit.
    Copies of the amended application will be made available, upon 
request, for public inspection by accessing the program Web site at 
http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-policy-coordination-and-implementation/international-electricity-regulatio-2 or by emailing 
Angela Troy at angela.troy@hq.doe.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2014.
Christopher A. Lawrence,
Electricity Policy Analyst, National Electricity Delivery Division, 
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-27259 Filed 11-17-14; 8:45 am]
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