Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-168, 71413-71415 [2014-28370]

Download as PDF rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices Agreement Deficiency Response to be effective 11/1/2014. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5101. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/12/14. Docket Numbers: ER15–124–001. Applicants: Tucson Electric Power Company. Description: Tariff Amendment per 35.17(b): Amendment to Filing to be effective 9/17/2014. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5085. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/12/14. Docket Numbers: ER15–190–001. Applicants: Duke Energy Renewable Services, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment per 35.17(b): Amendment to MBR Application to be effective 12/1/2014. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5081. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/12/14. Docket Numbers: ER15–439–000; ER15–437–000; ER15–436–000; ER15– 438–000; ER15–440–000. Applicants: J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation. Description: Supplement to November 18, 2014 J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation, et. al. tariff filings. Filed Date: 11/20/14. Accession Number: 20141120–5209. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/11/14. Docket Numbers: ER15–456–000. Applicants: Florida Power & Light Company. Description: Compliance filing per 35: Florida Power & Light Company’s Order No. 676–H Compliance Filing to be effective 2/1/2015. Filed Date: 11/20/14. Accession Number: 20141120–5190. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/11/14. Docket Numbers: ER15–457–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) rate filing per 35.13(a)(2)(iii): Service Agreement No. 4038; Queue No. Z2–001 to be effective 11/10/2014. Filed Date: 11/20/14. Accession Number: 20141120–5191. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/11/14. Docket Numbers: ER15–458–000. Applicants: Tampa Electric Company. Description: Compliance filing per 35: Compliance Filing under Order 676–H to be effective 2/2/2015. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5054. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/12/14. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: Docket Numbers: ES15–5–000. Applicants: Kingfisher Transmission, LLC, Kingfisher Wind, LLC. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 Description: Application for authorization to issue securities and assume obligations and liabilities under Section 204 of the Federal Power Act of Kingfisher Transmission, LLC, et. al. Filed Date: 11/20/14. Accession Number: 20141120–5214. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/11/14. Take notice that the Commission received the following qualifying facility filings: Docket Numbers: QF14–742–000. Applicants: Telephonics. Description: Form 556 of Telephonics. Filed Date: 8/28/14. Accession Number: 20140828–5260. Comments Due: None Applicable. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 21, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 71413 Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) rate filing per 154.204: 11/18/14 Negotiatied Rates— NJR Energy Services Company (RTS) 2890–14 to be effective 11/18/2014. Filed Date: 11/18/14. Accession Number: 20141118–5162. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/1/14. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and § 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 19, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–28253 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration [FR Doc. 2014–28251 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program— Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA–168 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Extension of Transmission and Ancillary Services Formula Rates. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP15–182–000. Applicants: Gulf States Transmission LLC. Description: § 4(d) rate filing per 154.204: Housekeeping on 11–18–14 to be effective 12/19/2014. Filed Date: 11/18/14. Accession Number: 20141118–5087. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/1/14. Docket Numbers: RP15–183–000. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This action extends the existing transmission and ancillary services rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program—Eastern Division (P–SMB—ED) through December 31, 2016. The existing Rate Schedules UGP–NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP– NFPT1, UGP–AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP– AS3, UGP–AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1 are set to expire on December 31, 2014. These transmission and ancillary services rate schedules contain formula rates that are calculated annually using updated financial and load information. DATES: This action is effective as of January 1, 2015. SUMMARY: Combined Notice of Filings E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 71414 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices Mr. Robert J. Harris, Regional Manager, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101– 1266; telephone: (406) 255–2800; email: rharris@wapa.gov, or Ms. Linda CadyHoffman, Rates Manager, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101–1266; telephone: (406) 255–2920; email: cady@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, 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). This extension is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and Department of Energy (DOE) rate extension procedures at 10 CFR part 903.23(a). Rate Schedules UGP–NT1, UGP– FPT1, UGP–NFPT1, UGP–AS1, UGP– AS2, UGP–AS3, UGP–AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1, contained in Rate Order Nos. WAPA– 144 and WAPA–148,1 were approved by FERC on September 23, 2010.2 The existing formula rate schedules consist of separate rates for firm and non-firm transmission rates and ancillary services rates for the transmission facilities in the P–SMBP—ED, which are integrated with transmission facilities of Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Heartland Consumers Power District such that transmission services are provided over an Integrated System (IS). The rates are sometimes referred to as IS Rates. The existing transmission and ancillary services formula rates are adequate to provide revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and to repay investment within the allowable period. The rates are calculated annually to ensure repayment of the project within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. It should be noted that Western’s Upper Great Plains Region (WesternUGP) has joined the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional Transmission rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 See 74 FR 68820 (December 29, 2009). U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket No. EF10–3–000, 132 FERC ¶ 61,257 (2010). Organization (RTO) contingent upon FERC approval of Western-UGP’s negotiated provision in the SPP Membership Agreement, Bylaws, and Tariff (SPP Governing Documents). Upon achieving final FERC approval of membership within SPP and transferring functional control of the portion of Western-UGP’s P–SMBP—ED facilities in the Eastern Interconnection to SPP, Western-UGP will merge its Upper Great Plains East Balancing Authority Area in the Eastern Interconnection into SPP’s Balancing Authority Area. Western-UGP will, however, retain operation of its Upper Great Plains West Balancing Authority Area in the Western Interconnection as the Balancing Authority (BA), and will not place the portion of its transmission system located in the Western Interconnect into SPP’s Integrated Marketplace. Western-UGP plans to transfer functional control of the P– SMB—ED in the Western Interconnection by way of contract. At that time, transmission and ancillary services will be provided over WesternUGP facilities by SPP, and P–SMBP— ED transmission services will no longer be available on the IS under Western’s Open Access Transmission Tariff. As a result, the existing Rate Schedules UGP–NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP–NFPT1, UGP–AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP–AS3, UGP– AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1 would no longer be applicable. 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 August 11, 2014, Western published a notice of the proposed extension in the Federal Register.4 In accordance with 10 CFR part 903.23(a), Western provided for a consultation and comment period, but did not conduct public information forums or public comment forums. The consultation and comment period ended on September 10, 2014, and Western did not receive any comments. Following review of Western’s proposal within DOE, I hereby approve Rate Order No. WAPA–168, which extends, without adjustment, the existing firm and non-firm transmission rates and ancillary services Rate Schedules UGP–NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP– NFPT1, UGP–AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP– AS3, UGP–AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1 on an 2 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 3 See 4 See PO 00000 10 CFR 903.23(a) (2014). 79 FR 46798 (August 11, 2014). Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interim basis through December 31, 2016. Rate Order No. WAPA–168 will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis. Dated: November 21, 2014. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary of Energy. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPUTY SECRETARY In the matter of: Western Area Power Administration Rate Extension for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program— Eastern Division Rate Order No. WAPA–168 ORDER CONFIRMING AND APPROVING AN EXTENSION OF THE PICK–SLOAN MISSOURI BASIN PROGRAM—EASTERN DIVISION TRANSMISSION AND ANCILLARY SERVICES FORMULA RATE SCHEDULES These rates were established in accordance with section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152). This Act 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)), section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), and other acts that specifically apply to the project involved. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, 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). This extension is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR part 903.23(a). BACKGROUND: Rate Schedules UGP–NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP–NFPT1, UGP–AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP–AS3, UGP– AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1, contained in Rate Order Nos. WAPA–144 and WAPA–148, were approved by FERC for a 5-year period on January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2014. FERC issued its approval on E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices September 23, 2010, in Docket No. EF10–03–0000 (132 FERC ¶ 61,257). On August 11, 2014, Western published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to extend, without adjustment, Rate Schedules UGP–NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP– NFPT1, UGP–AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP– AS3, UGP–AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1 under Rate Order No. WAPA–168 (79 FR 46798). Western provided for a consultation and comment period, but did not conduct public information forums or public comment forums. The consultation and comment period ended on September 10, 2014. Western did not receive any comments. DISCUSSION: The P–SMBP—ED firm and non-firm transmission rates and ancillary services Rate Schedules UGP– NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP–NFPT1, UGP– AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP–AS3, UGP–AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1 expire on December 31, 2014. The formula rates provide adequate revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and to repay investment within the allowable period. The rates are calculated annually to ensure repayment of the project within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Rate Order No. WAPA–168 extends the existing formula Rate Schedules UGP– NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP–NFPT1, UGP– AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP–AS3, UGP–AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1 through December 31, 2016, thereby continuing to ensure repayment within the cost recovery criteria. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ORDER In view of the foregoing and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby extend, on an interim basis, the existing firm and non-firm transmission and ancillary services formula Rate Schedules UGP–NT1, UGP–FPT1, UGP– NFPT1, UGP–AS1, UGP–AS2, UGP– AS3, UGP–AS4, UGP–AS5, UGP–AS6, UGP–AS7, and UGP–TSP1. Rate Order No. WAPA–168 extends, without adjustment, the existing formula rates through December 31, 2016. The formula Rate Schedules shall be in effect pending the FERC confirmation and approval of this extension or substitute formula rates on a final basis. Dated: November 21, 2014 Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary of Energy [FR Doc. 2014–28370 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 71415 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Dated: November 24, 2014. Andrew D. Sawyers, Director, Office of Wastewater Management. [FRL–9919–99–OW] [FR Doc. 2014–28394 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Information Session; Stakeholder Input on Implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is convening an information and stakeholder input session in Washington, DC on December 8, 2014. The purpose of the session is to discuss implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA). WIFIA is an innovative financing mechanism for water-related infrastructure of national or regional significance. It was signed into law on June 11, 2014. EPA will be providing an overview of the statute, assistance options and terms, and suggesting ideas for implementing the program. The agency would like participants to discuss project ideas and potential selection criteria; opportunities, challenges and questions about implementation; and future stakeholder engagement. The intended audience is municipal, state and regional utility decision makers; private finance sector representatives; and other interested organizations and parties. DATES: The session in Washington, DC will be held on December 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., eastern standard time. SUMMARY: The session will be held in Room 1153 at the EPA William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. All attendees must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security desk and show government-issued photo identification to enter government buildings. To Register: Please register at the following link: http://goo.gl/1dSOXA. Members of the public are invited to participate in the session as capacity allows. ADDRESSES: For further information about this notice, including registration information, contact Peter Shanaghan, EPA Headquarters, Office of Water, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water 202– 564–3848; or Jordan Dorfman, EPA Headquarters, Office of Water, Office of Wastewater Management at 202–564– 0614; or email: WIFIA@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Acting Clearance Officer—John Schmidt—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452–3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263– 4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. OMB Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report(s): 1. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--Eastern Division-Rate Order 
No. WAPA-168

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Extension of Transmission and Ancillary Services 
Formula Rates.

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SUMMARY: This action extends the existing transmission and ancillary 
services rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--Eastern 
Division (P-SMB--ED) through December 31, 2016. The existing Rate 
Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-
AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1 are set to expire on 
December 31, 2014. These transmission and ancillary services rate 
schedules contain formula rates that are calculated annually using 
updated financial and load information.

DATES: This action is effective as of January 1, 2015.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert J. Harris, Regional 
Manager, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 
2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101-1266; telephone: (406) 255-
2800; email: rharris@wapa.gov, or Ms. Linda Cady-Hoffman, Rates 
Manager, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 
2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101-1266; telephone: (406) 255-
2920; email: cady@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00A, 
effective October 25, 2013, 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). This extension is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and 
Department of Energy (DOE) rate extension procedures at 10 CFR part 
903.23(a).
    Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-
AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1, contained in 
Rate Order Nos. WAPA-144 and WAPA-148,\1\ were approved by FERC on 
September 23, 2010.\2\ The existing formula rate schedules consist of 
separate rates for firm and non-firm transmission rates and ancillary 
services rates for the transmission facilities in the P-SMBP--ED, which 
are integrated with transmission facilities of Basin Electric Power 
Cooperative and Heartland Consumers Power District such that 
transmission services are provided over an Integrated System (IS). The 
rates are sometimes referred to as IS Rates.
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    \1\ See 74 FR 68820 (December 29, 2009).
    \2\ See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket 
No. EF10-3-000, 132 FERC ] 61,257 (2010).
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    The existing transmission and ancillary services formula rates are 
adequate to provide revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest 
expense, and to repay investment within the allowable period. The rates 
are calculated annually to ensure repayment of the project within the 
cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2.
    It should be noted that Western's Upper Great Plains Region 
(Western-UGP) has joined the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional 
Transmission Organization (RTO) contingent upon FERC approval of 
Western-UGP's negotiated provision in the SPP Membership Agreement, 
Bylaws, and Tariff (SPP Governing Documents). Upon achieving final FERC 
approval of membership within SPP and transferring functional control 
of the portion of Western-UGP's P-SMBP--ED facilities in the Eastern 
Interconnection to SPP, Western-UGP will merge its Upper Great Plains 
East Balancing Authority Area in the Eastern Interconnection into SPP's 
Balancing Authority Area. Western-UGP will, however, retain operation 
of its Upper Great Plains West Balancing Authority Area in the Western 
Interconnection as the Balancing Authority (BA), and will not place the 
portion of its transmission system located in the Western Interconnect 
into SPP's Integrated Marketplace. Western-UGP plans to transfer 
functional control of the P-SMB--ED in the Western Interconnection by 
way of contract. At that time, transmission and ancillary services will 
be provided over Western-UGP facilities by SPP, and P-SMBP--ED 
transmission services will no longer be available on the IS under 
Western's Open Access Transmission Tariff. As a result, the existing 
Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, 
UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1 would no longer be 
applicable.
    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 August 11, 2014, Western published a notice of the 
proposed extension in the Federal Register.\4\ In accordance with 10 
CFR part 903.23(a), Western provided for a consultation and comment 
period, but did not conduct public information forums or public comment 
forums. The consultation and comment period ended on September 10, 
2014, and Western did not receive any comments.
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    \3\ See 10 CFR 903.23(a) (2014).
    \4\ See 79 FR 46798 (August 11, 2014).
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    Following review of Western's proposal within DOE, I hereby approve 
Rate Order No. WAPA-168, which extends, without adjustment, the 
existing firm and non-firm transmission rates and ancillary services 
Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, 
UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1 on an interim basis 
through December 31, 2016. Rate Order No. WAPA-168 will be submitted to 
FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis.

    Dated: November 21, 2014.
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall,
Deputy Secretary of Energy.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

DEPUTY SECRETARY

In the matter of:

Western Area Power Administration
Rate Extension for the
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--Eastern Division

Rate Order No. WAPA-168

ORDER CONFIRMING AND APPROVING AN EXTENSION OF THE PICK-SLOAN MISSOURI 
BASIN PROGRAM--EASTERN DIVISION TRANSMISSION AND ANCILLARY SERVICES 
FORMULA RATE SCHEDULES

    These rates were established in accordance with section 302 of the 
Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152). This Act 
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)), section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 
825s), and other acts that specifically apply to the project involved.
    By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, 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). This 
extension is issued pursuant to the Delegation Order and DOE rate 
extension procedures at 10 CFR part 903.23(a).
    BACKGROUND: Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, 
UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1, 
contained in Rate Order Nos. WAPA-144 and WAPA-148, were approved by 
FERC for a 5-year period on January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2014. 
FERC issued its approval on

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September 23, 2010, in Docket No. EF10-03-0000 (132 FERC ] 61,257). On 
August 11, 2014, Western published a notice in the Federal Register 
proposing to extend, without adjustment, Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-
FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, 
UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1 under Rate Order No. WAPA-168 (79 FR 46798). 
Western provided for a consultation and comment period, but did not 
conduct public information forums or public comment forums. The 
consultation and comment period ended on September 10, 2014. Western 
did not receive any comments.
    DISCUSSION: The P-SMBP--ED firm and non-firm transmission rates and 
ancillary services Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-
AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1 
expire on December 31, 2014. The formula rates provide adequate revenue 
to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and to repay 
investment within the allowable period. The rates are calculated 
annually to ensure repayment of the project within the cost recovery 
criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Rate Order No. WAPA-168 
extends the existing formula Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-
NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, 
and UGP-TSP1 through December 31, 2016, thereby continuing to ensure 
repayment within the cost recovery criteria.

ORDER

    In view of the foregoing and under the authority delegated to me, I 
hereby extend, on an interim basis, the existing firm and non-firm 
transmission and ancillary services formula Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, 
UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-
AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1. Rate Order No. WAPA-168 extends, without 
adjustment, the existing formula rates through December 31, 2016. The 
formula Rate Schedules shall be in effect pending the FERC confirmation 
and approval of this extension or substitute formula rates on a final 
basis.

Dated: November 21, 2014

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Deputy Secretary of Energy

[FR Doc. 2014-28370 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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