Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act, 24983 [2018-11701]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices stewardship; risk assessment and management; and clean-up science and technology activities). Comments outside of the scope may be submitted via written statement as directed above. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Jennifer Woodard at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: https:// www.energy.gov/pppo/pgdp-cab/ listings/meeting-materials. Issued at Washington, DC, on May 24, 2018. Latanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–11709 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—252] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Filing. AGENCY: On April 25, 2018, Birdsboro Power LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE). The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 25, 2018, Birdsboro Power LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability selfcertification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(1) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new baseload powerplant may be amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to the FUA, in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary), prior to construction or prior to operation as a baseload powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U.S.C. 8311. The following owner of a proposed new baseload electric generating powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: Owner: Birdsboro Power LLC Capacity: 525 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Birdsboro, Berks County, PA In–Service Date: Expected in approximately April 2019 Issued in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2018. Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2018–11701 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–486–000] Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application Take notice that on May 18, 2018, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern), on behalf of itself, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC and Northern Natural Gas Company (collectively, the Joint Owners), P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251, filed in Docket No. CP18–486– 000, a joint application pursuant to section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, to abandon a supply lateral and related facilities located in offshore federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. Specifically, the Joint Owners propose to (i) abandon in place about 12.0 miles of a 16-inch diameter offshore supply lateral, designated as PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24983 Line 41–A–8; (ii) abandon receipt point numbers 73674 and 71710; and (iii) abandon by removal all related appurtenant facilities. The Joint Owners state that the facilities proposed for abandonment are not required to meet current firm service obligations, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Lisa A. Connolly, Director, Rates & Certificates, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251, or telephone (713) 627–4102, or fax (713) 627–5947 or by email lisa.connolly@enbridge.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[Certification Notice--252]


Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under 
the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act

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

ACTION: Notice of Filing.

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SUMMARY: On April 25, 2018, Birdsboro Power LLC, as owner and operator 
of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal 
capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE). The 
FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of 
filing of self-certification in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are 
available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE-20, Room 8G-
024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586-
5260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 25, 2018, Birdsboro Power LLC, as 
owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, 
submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of 
Energy (DOE) pursuant to Sec.  201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial 
Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 
501.60, 61. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a 
notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. 42 
U.S.C. 8311(d)(1) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). Title II of FUA, as amended (42 
U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new baseload powerplant may be 
constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another 
alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to the FUA, in 
order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator 
of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its 
primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy 
(Secretary), prior to construction or prior to operation as a baseload 
powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or 
another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with 
FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 
U.S.C. 8311.
    The following owner of a proposed new baseload electric generating 
powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE 
pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations 
in 10 CFR 501.60, 61:

Owner: Birdsboro Power LLC
Capacity: 525 megawatts (MW)
Plant Location: Birdsboro, Berks County, PA
In-Service Date: Expected in approximately April 2019

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2018.
Christopher Lawrence,
Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2018-11701 Filed 5-30-18; 8:45 am]
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