Proposed Allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project, 27599-27600 [2018-12697]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Proposed Allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project. AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces its Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted) Proposed Allocation of Energy. The Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications was published on October 11, 2017, and set forth that an application for an allocation of energy from Olmsted was due by December 11, 2017. WAPA has reviewed and considered the applications received and this Federal Register notice outlines WAPA’s proposed allocations. DATES: All comments must be received by the end of the comment period to be assured of consideration. The comment period on the proposed allocation of power begins June 13, 2018 and ends July 13, 2018. WAPA will accept written comments any time during the 30-day comment period. ADDRESSES: All written comments regarding the proposed allocation of power should be directed to the following address: Mr. Brent Osiek, Vice President of Power Marketing for CRSP, CRSP Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Comments may also be faxed to (801) 524–5017 or emailed to: osiek@ wapa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brent Osiek, Vice President of Power Marketing for CRSP, (801) 524–5495; or Mr. Lyle Johnson, Public Utilities Specialist, (801) 524–5585. Written requests for information should be sent to CRSP Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; faxed to (801) 524–5017; or emailed to: osiek@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States acquired the Olmsted Powerplant in 1990 through condemnation proceedings in order to secure the water rights associated with the Olmsted Powerplant deemed essential to the Central Utah Project (CUP). The CUP is a participating amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jun 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 project of the Colorado River Storage Project. As part of the condemnation proceedings, PacifiCorp continued Olmsted operations until 2015; after that time, the operation of the facility became the responsibility of the Bureau of Reclamation. The existing Olmsted Powerplant greatly exceeded its operational life, and a replacement facility was needed for the generation of power and preservation of associated nonconsumptive water rights. On February 4, 2015, the Implementation Agreement (Agreement) for Olmsted was signed by Central Utah Water Conservancy District (District); the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation; and WAPA (Participants). The Agreement sets forth the responsibilities of the Participants and identifies funding of Olmsted. The District will construct, operate, maintain, and replace the Olmsted Powerplant and incidental facilities in connection with its CUP operations, including power generation. WAPA is responsible for marketing the Olmsted energy, which is anticipated to be available in the late summer of 2018. Power production will be incidental to the delivery of water and will only be available when water is present. Therefore, only energy, without capacity, will be available for marketing. It is expected that the annual energy production from Olmsted will average around 27,000,000 kWh per year. The Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications was published on October 11, 2017 (82 FR 47201), and set forth that an application for an allocation of energy from Olmsted was due by December 11, 2017. Olmsted Proposed Allocation of Energy Pursuant to the Final Power Marketing Criteria, allocations of energy from Olmsted were made based on a percentage of annual generation rather than fixed quantities of energy. Olmsted is a ‘‘take all, pay all’’ project; the annual revenue requirement does not depend on the amount of energy available each year. Customers with an allocation will receive a share of the energy and will annually pay a proportional share of the operation, maintenance, and replacement (OM&R) expenses in 12 monthly installments. Applications were received from four entities representing a total of 14 eligible applicants. In considering the Power Marketing Criteria, priority was given to the District due to its role in the construction, operation, maintenance, and replacement of Olmsted. The District will receive 30 percent of Olmsted’s annual generation. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27599 Olmsted will be electrically interconnected to Provo City’s (Provo) distribution and transmission facilities. Provo is a participant of the Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA), a joint-action agency responsible for supplying the wholesale power needs to Provo and other municipal electric utilities in the area. UMPA, a long-term power customer of WAPA, has agreed to accept all Olmsted energy as it is generated and, under a scheduling and displacement agreement with WAPA, provide Olmsted customers with their respective Olmsted allocation amounts from a portion of UMPA’s allocation of Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) resources, which is also marketed by WAPA. This arrangement will allow the Olmsted recipients more flexibility as it will be easier to schedule this SLCA/IP resource, which is essentially exchanged for Olmsted generation, and it allows the use of existing scheduling and transmission wheeling arrangements. In consideration for providing these arrangements, UMPA will receive a 30 percent allocation of Olmsted generation. After consideration of the allocations to the District and UMPA, WAPA determined it would use the remaining Olmsted energy to increase the allocations of those applicants that have the lowest percentages of their current loads served by Federal power. Four of the applicants receive less than 10 percent of their energy resources from Federal power. All of the other applicants currently receive over 20 percent of their energy requirements from Federal allocations. Therefore, WAPA awarded 10 percent of the Olmsted generation to the four applicants receiving less than 10 percent of their energy from Federal sources. The following table shows the proposed allocation percentages of the annual energy production of Olmsted: Applicant Central Utah Water Conservancy District ......................... Utah Municipal Power Agency Lehi City, Utah .......................... Kaysville City, Utah .................. Weber Basin Water Conservancy District ......................... Springville City, Utah ................ Percentage 30 30 10 10 10 10 WAPA will respond to the comments received regarding the Olmsted Proposed Allocation of Energy and publish its final allocations after the public comment period ends. If any adjustments or corrections are necessary in a recipient’s percentage allocation, the allocations of all other recipients E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 27600 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / Notices may change. WAPA plans to enter into contracts with customers after publication of the Final Allocation of Power Federal Register notice. Dated: May 30, 2018. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. Availability of Information BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Documents developed or retained by WAPA during this public process will be available, by appointment, for inspection and copying at the CRSP Management Center, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah. Any comments received during the 30day comment period will be posted to WAPA’s website at the following address: https://www.wapa.gov/regions/ CRSP/PowerMarketing/Pages/powermarketing.aspx. Procedural Requirements In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and DOE NEPA Regulations (10 CFR part 1021), WAPA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on January 13, 2017. The FONSI and other NEPA compliance documentation may be found at https://www.wapa.gov/regions/ CRSP/environment/Pages/ environment.aspx. Regulatory Flexibility Analysis amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., requires a Federal agency to perform a regulatory flexibility analysis whenever the agency is required by law to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking for any proposed rule unless the agency can certify that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. In defining the term ‘‘rule,’’ the RFA specifies that a ‘‘rule’’ does not include ‘‘a rule of particular applicability relating to rates [and] services . . . or to valuations, costs or accounting, or practices relating to such rates [and] services . . . .’’ 5 U.S.C. 601. WAPA has determined that this action relates to rates or services offered by WAPA and, therefore, is not a rule within the purview of the RFA. Determination Under Executive Order 12866 WAPA has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this Federal Register notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. 18:01 Jun 12, 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OARM–2018–0229; FRL–9979– 22–OARM] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1039.15, OMB Control No. 2030–0005) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2018. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OARM–2018–0229 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to oei.docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Valentino, Policy Training and Oversight Division, Office of Acquisition Management (3802R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– SUMMARY: Environmental Compliance VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2018–12697 Filed 6–12–18; 8:45 am] Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4522; email address: valentino.thomas@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Proposed Allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of proposed allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement 
Project.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Colorado River 
Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center, a Federal power marketing 
agency of the Department of Energy, announces its Olmsted Powerplant 
Replacement Project (Olmsted) Proposed Allocation of Energy. The Final 
2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications was 
published on October 11, 2017, and set forth that an application for an 
allocation of energy from Olmsted was due by December 11, 2017. WAPA 
has reviewed and considered the applications received and this Federal 
Register notice outlines WAPA's proposed allocations.

DATES: All comments must be received by the end of the comment period 
to be assured of consideration. The comment period on the proposed 
allocation of power begins June 13, 2018 and ends July 13, 2018. WAPA 
will accept written comments any time during the 30-day comment period.

ADDRESSES: All written comments regarding the proposed allocation of 
power should be directed to the following address: Mr. Brent Osiek, 
Vice President of Power Marketing for CRSP, CRSP Management Center, 
Western Area Power Administration, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Comments may also be faxed to (801) 524-5017 
or emailed to: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brent Osiek, Vice President of 
Power Marketing for CRSP, (801) 524-5495; or Mr. Lyle Johnson, Public 
Utilities Specialist, (801) 524-5585. Written requests for information 
should be sent to CRSP Management Center, Western Area Power 
Administration, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 
84111; faxed to (801) 524-5017; or emailed to: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States acquired the Olmsted 
Powerplant in 1990 through condemnation proceedings in order to secure 
the water rights associated with the Olmsted Powerplant deemed 
essential to the Central Utah Project (CUP). The CUP is a participating 
project of the Colorado River Storage Project. As part of the 
condemnation proceedings, PacifiCorp continued Olmsted operations until 
2015; after that time, the operation of the facility became the 
responsibility of the Bureau of Reclamation.
    The existing Olmsted Powerplant greatly exceeded its operational 
life, and a replacement facility was needed for the generation of power 
and preservation of associated non-consumptive water rights. On 
February 4, 2015, the Implementation Agreement (Agreement) for Olmsted 
was signed by Central Utah Water Conservancy District (District); the 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation; and WAPA 
(Participants). The Agreement sets forth the responsibilities of the 
Participants and identifies funding of Olmsted. The District will 
construct, operate, maintain, and replace the Olmsted Powerplant and 
incidental facilities in connection with its CUP operations, including 
power generation.
    WAPA is responsible for marketing the Olmsted energy, which is 
anticipated to be available in the late summer of 2018. Power 
production will be incidental to the delivery of water and will only be 
available when water is present. Therefore, only energy, without 
capacity, will be available for marketing. It is expected that the 
annual energy production from Olmsted will average around 27,000,000 
kWh per year. The Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for 
Applications was published on October 11, 2017 (82 FR 47201), and set 
forth that an application for an allocation of energy from Olmsted was 
due by December 11, 2017.

Olmsted Proposed Allocation of Energy

    Pursuant to the Final Power Marketing Criteria, allocations of 
energy from Olmsted were made based on a percentage of annual 
generation rather than fixed quantities of energy. Olmsted is a ``take 
all, pay all'' project; the annual revenue requirement does not depend 
on the amount of energy available each year. Customers with an 
allocation will receive a share of the energy and will annually pay a 
proportional share of the operation, maintenance, and replacement 
(OM&R) expenses in 12 monthly installments.
    Applications were received from four entities representing a total 
of 14 eligible applicants. In considering the Power Marketing Criteria, 
priority was given to the District due to its role in the construction, 
operation, maintenance, and replacement of Olmsted. The District will 
receive 30 percent of Olmsted's annual generation.
    Olmsted will be electrically interconnected to Provo City's (Provo) 
distribution and transmission facilities. Provo is a participant of the 
Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA), a joint-action agency responsible 
for supplying the wholesale power needs to Provo and other municipal 
electric utilities in the area. UMPA, a long-term power customer of 
WAPA, has agreed to accept all Olmsted energy as it is generated and, 
under a scheduling and displacement agreement with WAPA, provide 
Olmsted customers with their respective Olmsted allocation amounts from 
a portion of UMPA's allocation of Salt Lake City Area Integrated 
Projects (SLCA/IP) resources, which is also marketed by WAPA. This 
arrangement will allow the Olmsted recipients more flexibility as it 
will be easier to schedule this SLCA/IP resource, which is essentially 
exchanged for Olmsted generation, and it allows the use of existing 
scheduling and transmission wheeling arrangements. In consideration for 
providing these arrangements, UMPA will receive a 30 percent allocation 
of Olmsted generation.
    After consideration of the allocations to the District and UMPA, 
WAPA determined it would use the remaining Olmsted energy to increase 
the allocations of those applicants that have the lowest percentages of 
their current loads served by Federal power. Four of the applicants 
receive less than 10 percent of their energy resources from Federal 
power. All of the other applicants currently receive over 20 percent of 
their energy requirements from Federal allocations. Therefore, WAPA 
awarded 10 percent of the Olmsted generation to the four applicants 
receiving less than 10 percent of their energy from Federal sources. 
The following table shows the proposed allocation percentages of the 
annual energy production of Olmsted:

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                         Applicant                            Percentage
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Central Utah Water Conservancy District....................           30
Utah Municipal Power Agency................................           30
Lehi City, Utah............................................           10
Kaysville City, Utah.......................................           10
Weber Basin Water Conservancy District.....................           10
Springville City, Utah.....................................           10
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    WAPA will respond to the comments received regarding the Olmsted 
Proposed Allocation of Energy and publish its final allocations after 
the public comment period ends. If any adjustments or corrections are 
necessary in a recipient's percentage allocation, the allocations of 
all other recipients

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may change. WAPA plans to enter into contracts with customers after 
publication of the Final Allocation of Power Federal Register notice.

Availability of Information

    Documents developed or retained by WAPA during this public process 
will be available, by appointment, for inspection and copying at the 
CRSP Management Center, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake 
City, Utah. Any comments received during the 30-day comment period will 
be posted to WAPA's website at the following address: https://www.wapa.gov/regions/CRSP/PowerMarketing/Pages/power-marketing.aspx.

Procedural Requirements

Environmental Compliance

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and DOE NEPA Regulations (10 CFR 
part 1021), WAPA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on 
January 13, 2017. The FONSI and other NEPA compliance documentation may 
be found at https://www.wapa.gov/regions/CRSP/environment/Pages/environment.aspx.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601, et 
seq., requires a Federal agency to perform a regulatory flexibility 
analysis whenever the agency is required by law to publish a general 
notice of proposed rulemaking for any proposed rule unless the agency 
can certify that the rule will not have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. In defining the term 
``rule,'' the RFA specifies that a ``rule'' does not include ``a rule 
of particular applicability relating to rates [and] services . . . or 
to valuations, costs or accounting, or practices relating to such rates 
[and] services . . . .'' 5 U.S.C. 601. WAPA has determined that this 
action relates to rates or services offered by WAPA and, therefore, is 
not a rule within the purview of the RFA.

Determination Under Executive Order 12866

    WAPA has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under 
Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this Federal 
Register notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required.

    Dated: May 30, 2018.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
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