Provo River Project Rate Order No. WAPA-165, 7863-7864 [2015-02981]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 29 / Thursday, February 12, 2015 / Notices Where: The Grand Colonial, 86 Route 173 West, Hampton, New Jersey 08827. These public meetings will be posted on the Commission calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC Web site at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and the project docket number (i.e., PF15–1). Dated: February 5, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–02932 Filed 2–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14253–003] Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund IV; Notice of Successive Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On January 20, 2015, the Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund IV filed an application for a successive preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed USACE MSR LD 17 Project No. 14253–003, to be located at the existing Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 17 on the Mississippi River, near the city of New Boston, in Mercer County, Illinois and Louisa County, Iowa. The Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 17 is owned by the United States government and operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of: (1) Three new 109-foot-wide by 40foot-high steel lock frame modules each containing ten 650-kilowatt hydropower turbines having a total combined generating capacity of 19.5 megawatts; (2) one new 109-foot-wide and one new 220-foot-wide tailrace extending 75–150 feet downstream; (3) a new 25-foot by 50-foot switchyard; (4) a new intake structure of undetermined size; (5) a VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:54 Feb 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 new 6-mile-long, 69-kilovolt transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 119,655 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Wayne F. Krouse, P.O. Box 43796, Birmingham, AL 35243; (877) 556–6566, extension 709. FERC Contact: Tyrone A. Williams, (202) 502–6331. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system 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, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14253–003. 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–14253) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: February 5, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–02931 Filed 2–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Provo River Project Rate Order No. WAPA–165 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Rate Order Concerning a Formula Rate. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7863 Western Area Power Administration (Western) extends, on an interim basis, the existing Provo River Project Formula Rate through March 31, 2020. The existing Formula Rate under Rate Order No. WAPA–149 expires on March 31, 2015. The Formula Rate will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) places it into effect on a final basis or until it is replaced by another rate. DATES: This action is effective April 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lynn C. Jeka, Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Manager, CRSP Management Center, 150 East Social Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111–1580, telephone (801) 524– 6372, email: jeka@wapa.gov, or Mr. Rodney Bailey, Power Marketing Manager, CRSP Management Center, 150 East Social Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111–1580, telephone (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 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 Delegation Order No. 00–37.00A and Department of Energy (DOE) rate extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a). Under Delegation Order No. 0204–108 and existing DOE procedures for public participation in rate adjustments at 10 CFR part 903, Western’s Provo River Formula Rate was submitted to FERC for confirmation and approval on February 2, 2010. The Provo River Formula Rate, Rate Order No. WAPA–149, was approved for 5 years beginning April 1, 2010, and ending March 31, 2015. The Provo River Project, which includes Deer Creek Dam on the Provo River in Utah, was authorized in 1935. Construction of the dam began in 1938 and was completed in 1951. The Deer Creek Powerplant was authorized on August 20, 1951; construction began in 1956 and was completed in 1958; generation began that same year. Its maximum operating capacity is 5,200 kilowatts. The Provo River Project’s power is sold according to a marketing plan that was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 1994 (59 FR 60010). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 7864 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 29 / Thursday, February 12, 2015 / Notices This marketing plan allows Western to sell the output of the Provo River Project to Utah Municipal Power Agency, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, and Heber Light and Power (Customers) in the Provo River drainage area. Contract Nos. 94–SLC–0253, 94–SLC– 0254, and 07–SLC–0601 between the United States and Customers require that each fiscal year (FY) a new annual installment be calculated in advance by Western and submitted to the Customers on or before August 31 of the year preceding the applicable FY. Each FY Western prepares a power repayment study, which includes estimates of operation, maintenance, and replacement costs for the Deer Creek Powerplant. The annual installment is adjusted on or before August 31 of the year preceding the FY to which it pertains, and Western identifies this amount in contract revisions. Each annual installment pays the amortized portion of the United States’ investment in the Deer Creek hydroelectric facilities, with interest, and the associated operation, maintenance, and administrative costs. This repayment schedule is not dependent upon the capacity and associated energy made available for sale each year. 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. On October 6, 2014, Western published a notice of proposed extension in the Federal Register [(79 FR 60153)]. Following review of Western’s proposal within DOE, I hereby approve, on an interim basis, Rate Order No. WAPA–165, which extends, without adjustment, the existing Formula Rate through March 31, 2020. Rate Order No. WAPA–165 will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis. Dated: February 4, 2015. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary. Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Department of Energy Deputy Secretary In the matter of: Western Area Power Administration Formula Rate for the Provo River Project Rate Order No. WAPA–165 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:54 Feb 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 Order Confirming, Approving, and Placing the Formula Rate for the Provo River Project Into Effect on an Interim Basis 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. 00-037.00A, 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; 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 November 2, 2010, FERC confirmed and approved the existing Formula Rate for the Provo River Project under Rate Order No. WAPA–149.1 FERC approved this Rate Order for 5 years beginning April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2015. On October 6, 2014, pursuant to 10 CFR 903.23(a), Western filed a notice in the Federal Register proposing to extend, without adjustment, Provo River Project’s Formula Rate as Rate Order No. WAPA– 165.2 Consistent with its regulations at 10 CFR 903.23(a), Western did not hold a consultation and comment period; however, the customers were notified of Western’s intent to extend the current Formula Rate during the Provo River Project Annual Customer Meeting on April 22, 2014, and later through certified letter. Western has received notifications from the customers through letter and email that they wish to have Western extend the Provo River Project Formula Rate. Discussion The Provo River Project’s Formula Rate under Rate Order No. WAPA–149 expires on March 31, 2015. Contract Nos. 94–SLC–0253, 94–SLC–0254, and 07–SLC–0601 between the United States and customers require that each fiscal year (FY) a new annual installment be calculated in advance by Western and submitted to the customers on or before August 31 of the year preceding the appropriate FY. Each FY Western prepares a power repayment study, which includes estimates of operation, maintenance, and replacement costs for the Deer Creek Powerplant. The annual installment is adjusted on or before August 31 of the year preceding the FY to which it pertains, and Western identifies this amount in contract revisions. Each annual installment pays the amortized portion of the United States’ investment in the Deer Creek hydroelectric facilities, with interest, and the associated operation, maintenance, and administrative costs. This repayment schedule is not dependent upon the capacity and associated energy made available for sale each year. There is no adjustment to the Formula Rate for the extension period, April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2020. The forecasted revenue for the extension period is $2,017,986 with an increase of approximately $218,060 from the prior rate period, due mostly to projected turbine replacements. The data is projected 6 years because FY 2015 is an estimate used for the current FY 2015 annual installment. Order In view of the foregoing and under the authority delegated to me, I confirm, approve, and place into effect on an interim basis an extension of the Formula Rate, effective April 1, 2015. The Formula Rate shall remain in effect on an interim basis, pending FERC’s confirmation and approval of this or a substitute Formula Rate on a final basis, through March 31, 2020. Dated: February 4, 2015 Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary [FR Doc. 2015–02981 Filed 2–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 1 See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket No, EF10–5–000, 133 FERC ¶ 62,112 (2010). 2 See 79 FR 60153 (October 6, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 29 (Thursday, February 12, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Provo River Project Rate Order No. WAPA-165

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Rate Order Concerning a Formula Rate.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western) extends, on an 
interim basis, the existing Provo River Project Formula Rate through 
March 31, 2020. The existing Formula Rate under Rate Order No. WAPA-149 
expires on March 31, 2015. The Formula Rate will be in effect until the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) places it into effect on a 
final basis or until it is replaced by another rate.

DATES: This action is effective April 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lynn C. Jeka, Colorado River 
Storage Project (CRSP) Manager, CRSP Management Center, 150 East Social 
Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1580, telephone (801) 
524-6372, email: jeka@wapa.gov, or Mr. Rodney Bailey, Power Marketing 
Manager, CRSP Management Center, 150 East Social Hall Avenue, Suite 
300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1580, telephone (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 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 
Delegation Order No. 00-37.00A and Department of Energy (DOE) rate 
extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a).
    Under Delegation Order No. 0204-108 and existing DOE procedures for 
public participation in rate adjustments at 10 CFR part 903, Western's 
Provo River Formula Rate was submitted to FERC for confirmation and 
approval on February 2, 2010. The Provo River Formula Rate, Rate Order 
No. WAPA-149, was approved for 5 years beginning April 1, 2010, and 
ending March 31, 2015.
    The Provo River Project, which includes Deer Creek Dam on the Provo 
River in Utah, was authorized in 1935. Construction of the dam began in 
1938 and was completed in 1951. The Deer Creek Powerplant was 
authorized on August 20, 1951; construction began in 1956 and was 
completed in 1958; generation began that same year. Its maximum 
operating capacity is 5,200 kilowatts.
    The Provo River Project's power is sold according to a marketing 
plan that was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 1994 
(59 FR 60010).

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This marketing plan allows Western to sell the output of the Provo 
River Project to Utah Municipal Power Agency, Utah Associated Municipal 
Power Systems, and Heber Light and Power (Customers) in the Provo River 
drainage area.
    Contract Nos. 94-SLC-0253, 94-SLC-0254, and 07-SLC-0601 between the 
United States and Customers require that each fiscal year (FY) a new 
annual installment be calculated in advance by Western and submitted to 
the Customers on or before August 31 of the year preceding the 
applicable FY. Each FY Western prepares a power repayment study, which 
includes estimates of operation, maintenance, and replacement costs for 
the Deer Creek Powerplant. The annual installment is adjusted on or 
before August 31 of the year preceding the FY to which it pertains, and 
Western identifies this amount in contract revisions. Each annual 
installment pays the amortized portion of the United States' investment 
in the Deer Creek hydroelectric facilities, with interest, and the 
associated operation, maintenance, and administrative costs. This 
repayment schedule is not dependent upon the capacity and associated 
energy made available for sale each year.
    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. On October 6, 2014, Western published a notice of proposed 
extension in the Federal Register [(79 FR 60153)].
    Following review of Western's proposal within DOE, I hereby 
approve, on an interim basis, Rate Order No. WAPA-165, which extends, 
without adjustment, the existing Formula Rate through March 31, 2020. 
Rate Order No. WAPA-165 will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and 
approval on a final basis.

    Dated: February 4, 2015.
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall,
Deputy Secretary.

Department of Energy

Deputy Secretary

In the matter of:

Western Area Power Administration Formula Rate for the Provo River 
Project

Rate Order No. WAPA-165

Order Confirming, Approving, and Placing the Formula Rate for the Provo 
River Project Into Effect on an Interim Basis

    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. 00-037.00A, 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; 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 November 2, 2010, FERC confirmed and approved the existing 
Formula Rate for the Provo River Project under Rate Order No. WAPA-
149.\1\ FERC approved this Rate Order for 5 years beginning April 1, 
2010, through March 31, 2015. On October 6, 2014, pursuant to 10 CFR 
903.23(a), Western filed a notice in the Federal Register proposing to 
extend, without adjustment, Provo River Project's Formula Rate as Rate 
Order No. WAPA-165.\2\ Consistent with its regulations at 10 CFR 
903.23(a), Western did not hold a consultation and comment period; 
however, the customers were notified of Western's intent to extend the 
current Formula Rate during the Provo River Project Annual Customer 
Meeting on April 22, 2014, and later through certified letter. Western 
has received notifications from the customers through letter and email 
that they wish to have Western extend the Provo River Project Formula 
Rate.
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    \1\ See U.S. Dept. of Energy, Western Area Power Admin., Docket 
No, EF10-5-000, 133 FERC ] 62,112 (2010).
    \2\ See 79 FR 60153 (October 6, 2014).
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Discussion

    The Provo River Project's Formula Rate under Rate Order No. WAPA-
149 expires on March 31, 2015. Contract Nos. 94-SLC-0253, 94-SLC-0254, 
and 07-SLC-0601 between the United States and customers require that 
each fiscal year (FY) a new annual installment be calculated in advance 
by Western and submitted to the customers on or before August 31 of the 
year preceding the appropriate FY. Each FY Western prepares a power 
repayment study, which includes estimates of operation, maintenance, 
and replacement costs for the Deer Creek Powerplant. The annual 
installment is adjusted on or before August 31 of the year preceding 
the FY to which it pertains, and Western identifies this amount in 
contract revisions. Each annual installment pays the amortized portion 
of the United States' investment in the Deer Creek hydroelectric 
facilities, with interest, and the associated operation, maintenance, 
and administrative costs. This repayment schedule is not dependent upon 
the capacity and associated energy made available for sale each year.
    There is no adjustment to the Formula Rate for the extension 
period, April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2020. The forecasted revenue 
for the extension period is $2,017,986 with an increase of 
approximately $218,060 from the prior rate period, due mostly to 
projected turbine replacements. The data is projected 6 years because 
FY 2015 is an estimate used for the current FY 2015 annual installment.

Order

    In view of the foregoing and under the authority delegated to me, I 
confirm, approve, and place into effect on an interim basis an 
extension of the Formula Rate, effective April 1, 2015. The Formula 
Rate shall remain in effect on an interim basis, pending FERC's 
confirmation and approval of this or a substitute Formula Rate on a 
final basis, through March 31, 2020.
    Dated: February 4, 2015

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Deputy Secretary
[FR Doc. 2015-02981 Filed 2-11-15; 8:45 am]
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