Extension of Comment Period; Invitation for Public Comment To Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities, 15295-15296 [2016-05797]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2016 / Notices Ave. SW., Room 3E207, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 453–6891 or by email: ddra@ed.gov. If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this program as follows: CFDA number 84.022A. VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. 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ACTION: Notice of application. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ´ Tenaska Energıa de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Applicant or TEM) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Mar 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before April 21, 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. 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The electric energy that TEM proposes to export to Mexico 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 the Applicant 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15295 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 TEM’s application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA– 417. An additional copy is to be provided to Norma Iacovo, Tenaska Power Services Co., 1701 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76006 and Neil Levy, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 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 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 14, 2016. Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2016–06400 Filed 3–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Extension of Comment Period; Invitation for Public Comment To Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities Fuel Cycle Technologies, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period. AGENCY: The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) is extending the comment period provided in the notice entitled ‘‘Invitation for Public Comment to Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities’’ that appeared in the Federal Register of December 23, 2015. That notice announced that DOE is planning to design a consent-based siting process to establish an integrated waste management system to transport, store, and dispose of spent nuclear fuel SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 15296 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2016 / Notices and high-level radioactive waste and requested comments by June 15, 2016. DOE is extending the comment period to July 31, 2016. DATES: DOE is extending the comment period for the ‘‘Invitation for Public Comment to Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities’’ to July 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit questions or comments by any of the following methods: Email: Responses may be provided by email to consentbasedsiting@ hq.doe.gov. Please include ‘‘Response to IPC’’ in the subject line. Mail: Responses may be provided by mail to the following address: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Response to IPC, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. Fax: Responses may be faxed to 202– 586–0544. Please include ‘‘Response to IPC’’ on the fax cover page. Online: Responses will be accepted online at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for further information should be sent to consentbasedsiting@ hq.doe.gov. Please include ‘‘Question on IPC’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instructions: Submit comments via any of the mechanisms set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the beginning of their response to this IPC: State, tribal, community, organization, public or individual name; State, tribal, community, organization, public or individual point of contact; and Point of contact’s address, phone number, and email address. If an email or phone number is included, it will allow the DOE to contact the commenter if questions or clarifications arise. No responses will be provided to commenters in regards to the disposition of their comments. All comments will be officially recorded without change or edit, including any personal information provided. Personal information (other than name) will be protected from public disclosure upon request. Please identify your comments as responding to a specific question posed in the Invitation for Public Comment, if possible. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish. Any additional comments that do not address a particular question should be 17:34 Mar 21, 2016 Issued in Washington, DC, on March 9, 2016. Andrew Richards, Chief of Staff, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–05797 Filed 3–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Submitting Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 included at the end of your response to this IPC as ‘‘Additional Comments.’’ DOE would appreciate early input in order to identify initial interest and concerns, as well as any early opportunities. Amended or revised inputs from commenters are also welcome throughout the comment period to help DOE develop this process. Comments received after the closing date will be considered as the planning process progresses; however, the DOE is only able to ensure consideration of comments received on or before the closing date as the initial phase of the consent based siting process is developed. Subsequent comments and input will also be welcome as DOE views this as a core component of a phased and adaptive consent-based siting process. Privacy Act: Data collected via the mechanisms listed above will not be protected from the public view in any way. Jkt 238001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1494–433] Grand River Dam Authority; Notice of Request To Reduce Comment Period From 60 to 30 Days on Draft Amendment Application 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: Request to reduce the comment period from 60 to 30 days for a draft amendment application to permanently modify the reservoir elevation rule curve under Article 401 of the project license. b. Project No: 1494–433. c. Date Filed: March 15, 2016. d. Applicant: Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA). e. Name of Project: Pensacola Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Grand River in Craig, Delaware, Mayes, and Ottawa Counties, Oklahoma. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 h. Applicant Contact: Tamara Jahnke, Grand River Dam Authority, 226 West Dwain Willis Ave, P.O. Box 409, Vinita, OK 74301; telephone (918) 256–5545. i. FERC Contact: B. Peter Yarrington, telephone (202) 502–6129 and email peter.yarrington@ferc.gov; or Linda Stewart, telephone (202) 502–6680 and email linda.stewart@ferc. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 15 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments 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 the project number (P–1494– 433). k. Description of Request: On March 15, 2016, GRDA filed with the Commission: (1) A draft amendment application to permanently modify the reservoir elevation rule curve under Article 401 of the Pensacola Project for Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, (2) a request for a temporary variance contained in the draft amendment application, and (3) a waiver request to reduce from 60 to 30 days the comment period for resource agencies, Indian tribes, and other stakeholders to provide comments on the draft amendment application mentioned above. The Commission’s regulations at 4.38(a)(7) require GRDA to provide resource agencies, Indian tribes, and other stakeholders 60 days to provide comments on the above draft amendment application. GRDA requests Commission approval of a 30-day comment period instead to expedite the Commission’s review of any final application filed with the Commission. This notice solicits comments, motions to intervene, and protests on GRDA’s request to reduce the comment period from 60 to 30 days as discussed above. Comments on the draft application and temporary variance request contained in the draft application should be filed directly with E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15295-15296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05797]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Extension of Comment Period; Invitation for Public Comment To 
Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste 
Storage and Disposal Facilities

AGENCY: Fuel Cycle Technologies, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department 
of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) is extending the comment 
period provided in the notice entitled ``Invitation for Public Comment 
to Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear 
Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities'' that appeared in the Federal 
Register of December 23, 2015. That notice announced that DOE is 
planning to design a consent-based siting process to establish an 
integrated waste management system to transport, store, and dispose of 
spent nuclear fuel

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and high-level radioactive waste and requested comments by June 15, 
2016. DOE is extending the comment period to July 31, 2016.

DATES: DOE is extending the comment period for the ``Invitation for 
Public Comment to Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process 
for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities'' to July 31, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit questions or comments by any of the following 
methods:
    Email: Responses may be provided by email to 
consentbasedsiting@hq.doe.gov. Please include ``Response to IPC'' in 
the subject line.
    Mail: Responses may be provided by mail to the following address: 
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Response to IPC, 
1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585.
    Fax: Responses may be faxed to 202-586-0544. Please include 
``Response to IPC'' on the fax cover page.
    Online: Responses will be accepted online at www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for further information 
should be sent to consentbasedsiting@hq.doe.gov. Please include 
``Question on IPC'' in the subject line.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Submitting Comments

    Instructions: Submit comments via any of the mechanisms set forth 
in the ADDRESSES section above. Respondents are requested to provide 
the following information at the beginning of their response to this 
IPC:
    State, tribal, community, organization, public or individual name;
    State, tribal, community, organization, public or individual point 
of contact; and
    Point of contact's address, phone number, and email address.
    If an email or phone number is included, it will allow the DOE to 
contact the commenter if questions or clarifications arise. No 
responses will be provided to commenters in regards to the disposition 
of their comments. All comments will be officially recorded without 
change or edit, including any personal information provided. Personal 
information (other than name) will be protected from public disclosure 
upon request.
    Please identify your comments as responding to a specific question 
posed in the Invitation for Public Comment, if possible. Respondents 
may answer as many or as few questions as they wish. Any additional 
comments that do not address a particular question should be included 
at the end of your response to this IPC as ``Additional Comments.''
    DOE would appreciate early input in order to identify initial 
interest and concerns, as well as any early opportunities. Amended or 
revised inputs from commenters are also welcome throughout the comment 
period to help DOE develop this process. Comments received after the 
closing date will be considered as the planning process progresses; 
however, the DOE is only able to ensure consideration of comments 
received on or before the closing date as the initial phase of the 
consent based siting process is developed. Subsequent comments and 
input will also be welcome as DOE views this as a core component of a 
phased and adaptive consent-based siting process.
    Privacy Act: Data collected via the mechanisms listed above will 
not be protected from the public view in any way.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 9, 2016.
Andrew Richards,
Chief of Staff, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-05797 Filed 3-21-16; 8:45 am]
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