Application To Export Electric Energy; TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc., 12487-12488 [2016-05289]

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AGENCY: TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc. (Applicant or TEMUS) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before April 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@ hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202–586– 8008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12487 Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On May 17, 2011, DOE issued Order No. EA–216–C to TEMUS, which authorized the Applicant to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a fiveyear term using existing international transmission facilities. That authority expires on May 17, 2016. On February 29, 2016, TEMUS filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA– 216 for an additional five-year term. In its application, TEMUS states that it does not own or operate any electric generation or transmission facilities, and it does not have a franchised service area. The electric energy that TEMUS proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from third parties such as electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies pursuant to voluntary agreements. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by TEMUS have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-05289]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-216-D]


Application To Export Electric Energy; TransAlta Energy Marketing 
(U.S.) Inc.

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

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc. (Applicant or TEMUS) 
has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the 
United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power 
Act.

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before April 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for 
more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity Delivery 
and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350. Because of 
delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents 
be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to 
Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United 
States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy 
(DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of 
Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require 
authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 
824a(e)).
    On May 17, 2011, DOE issued Order No. EA-216-C to TEMUS, which 
authorized the Applicant to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using 
existing international transmission facilities. That authority expires 
on May 17, 2016. On February 29, 2016, TEMUS filed an application with 
DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-216 
for an additional five-year term.
    In its application, TEMUS states that it does not own or operate 
any electric generation or transmission facilities, and it does not 
have a franchised service area. The electric energy that TEMUS proposes 
to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from third 
parties such as electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies 
pursuant to voluntary agreements. The existing international 
transmission facilities to be utilized by TEMUS have previously been 
authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 
10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by 
third parties.
    Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this 
proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the 
address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with 
Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Rules of 
Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become 
a party to these proceedings should file a motion to intervene at the 
above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five 
copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be 
sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above.
    Comments and other filings concerning TEMUS's application to export 
electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. 
EA-216-D. An additional copy is to be provided directly to Steve 
Lincoln, TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc., 222 SW Columbia 
Street, Suite 1105, Portland, OR 97201 and to both Catherine P. 
McCarthy and Tracey L. Bradley, Bracewell LLP, 2000 K Street NW., Suite 
500, Washington, DC 20006.
    A final decision will be made on this application after the 
environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE's National 
Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and 
after a determination is

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made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on 
the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power 
supply system.
    Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, 
for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by 
accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/node/11845, or by 
emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2016.
Brian Mills,
Senior Planning Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2016-05289 Filed 3-8-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P