Request for Information-Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development of Hydropower in Undeveloped Stream Reaches of the United States; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period, 5549-5550 [2017-01037]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices 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 January 11, 2017. Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2017–01032 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–314–B] Application To Export Electric Energy; BP Energy Company Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: BP Energy Company (BP Energy or Applicant) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before February 17, 2017. 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 3, 2012, DOE issued Order No. EA–314–A to BP Energy, which authorized the Applicant to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico as a power marketer for a fiveyear term using existing international transmission facilities. That authority mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 expires on February 21, 2017. On December 29, 2016, BP Energy filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA–314 for an additional five-year term. In its application, BP Energy 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 BP Energy proposes to export to Mexico would be 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 BP Energy 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 BP Energy’s application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–314–B. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Betsy Carr, BP America Inc., 201 Helios Way, Houston, TX 77079, and Eric Schubert, BP Energy Company, 201 Helios Way, Houston, TX 77079. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5549 Issued in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2017. Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2017–01031 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Request for Information—Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development of Hydropower in Undeveloped Stream Reaches of the United States; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice of reopening of comment period. AGENCY: On November 9, 2016, the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register to invite input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in undeveloped streamreaches. The WPTO is reopening the comment period until February 10, 2017, to provide interested parties with additional time to submit comments. DATES: Responses must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, February 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HydroNextFOA@ee.doe.gov as Microsoft Word (.docx) attachments to an email, and be no more than 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25 MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Please include in the subject line ‘‘Comments for RFI’’. Only electronic responses will be accepted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be directed to: Rajesh Dham, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Phone: (202) 287–6675, Email: Rajesh.Dham@ ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 9, 2016, the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a request for information (RFI) in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 5550 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices Federal Register (81 FR 78795) inviting input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches. Through the RFI, the WPTO also sought input on the focus and structure of a potential funding opportunity to support research and development of advanced and/or non-traditional transformative hydropower technologies and project designs capable of avoiding or minimizing environmental and social effects of new cost-competitive hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches of the United States. The comment period ended December 16, 2016. After receiving several requests for additional time to prepare and submit comments, the WPTO has decided to reopen the period for submitting comments. The WPTO will accept responses to the RFI received no later than February 10, 2017, and deems any comments received by that time to be timely submitted. Guidance for Submitting Documents: DOE invites all interested parties to submit responses by no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 10, 2017. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HydroNextFOA@ ee.doe.gov as Microsoft Word (.docx) attachments to an email, and be no more than 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI: • Company/institution name; • Company/institution contact; • Contact’s address, phone number, and email address. Pursuant to 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information that he or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public disclosure should submit via email, postal mail, or hand delivery/courier two well marked copies: One copy of the document marked ‘‘confidential’’ including all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the document marked ‘‘non confidential’’ with the information believed to be confidential deleted. Submit these documents via email or on a CD, if feasible. DOE will make its own determination about the confidential status of the information and treat it according to its determination. Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the information has previously been made available to others without obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the competitive injury to the submitting person that would result from public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. It is DOE’s policy that all comments may be included in the public docket, without change and as received, including any personal information provided in the comments (except information deemed to be exempt from public disclosure). Issued in Washington, DC on January 11, 2017. Jim Ahlgrimm, Acting Director, Water Power Technologies Office. [FR Doc. 2017–01037 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER17–766–000] Stream Energy Indiana LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Stream Energy Indiana LLC‘s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street N.E., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is January 31, 2017. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street N.E., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: January 11, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–00992 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER17–767–000] Stream Energy Delaware LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Stream Energy Delaware LLC‘s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street N.E., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5549-5550]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01037]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Request for Information--Challenges and Opportunities for 
Sustainable Development of Hydropower in Undeveloped Stream Reaches of 
the United States; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Notice of reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On November 9, 2016, the Water Power Technologies Office 
(WPTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a request for 
information (RFI) in the Federal Register to invite input from the 
public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with 
hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches. The WPTO is 
reopening the comment period until February 10, 2017, to provide 
interested parties with additional time to submit comments.

DATES: Responses must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on 
Friday, February 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to 
HydroNextFOA@ee.doe.gov as Microsoft Word (.docx) attachments to an 
email, and be no more than 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch 
margins. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 
25 MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Please 
include in the subject line ``Comments for RFI''. Only electronic 
responses will be accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be directed to: Rajesh 
Dham, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Phone: (202) 287-6675, 
Email: Rajesh.Dham@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 9, 2016, the Water Power 
Technologies Office (WPTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) issued 
a request for information (RFI) in the

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Federal Register (81 FR 78795) inviting input from the public regarding 
challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in 
undeveloped stream-reaches. Through the RFI, the WPTO also sought input 
on the focus and structure of a potential funding opportunity to 
support research and development of advanced and/or non-traditional 
transformative hydropower technologies and project designs capable of 
avoiding or minimizing environmental and social effects of new cost-
competitive hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches of the 
United States. The comment period ended December 16, 2016. After 
receiving several requests for additional time to prepare and submit 
comments, the WPTO has decided to reopen the period for submitting 
comments.
    The WPTO will accept responses to the RFI received no later than 
February 10, 2017, and deems any comments received by that time to be 
timely submitted.
    Guidance for Submitting Documents: DOE invites all interested 
parties to submit responses by no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 
10, 2017. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to 
HydroNextFOA@ee.doe.gov as Microsoft Word (.docx) attachments to an 
email, and be no more than 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch 
margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.
    Respondents are requested to provide the following information at 
the start of their response to this RFI:
     Company/institution name;
     Company/institution contact;
     Contact's address, phone number, and email address.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information that 
he or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public 
disclosure should submit via email, postal mail, or hand delivery/
courier two well marked copies: One copy of the document marked 
``confidential'' including all the information believed to be 
confidential, and one copy of the document marked ``non confidential'' 
with the information believed to be confidential deleted. Submit these 
documents via email or on a CD, if feasible. DOE will make its own 
determination about the confidential status of the information and 
treat it according to its determination.
    Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat 
submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the 
items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as 
confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is 
generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the 
information has previously been made available to others without 
obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the 
competitive injury to the submitting person that would result from 
public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its 
confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why 
disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest.
    It is DOE's policy that all comments may be included in the public 
docket, without change and as received, including any personal 
information provided in the comments (except information deemed to be 
exempt from public disclosure).

    Issued in Washington, DC on January 11, 2017.
Jim Ahlgrimm,
Acting Director, Water Power Technologies Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-01037 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]
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