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Download as PDF 65366 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Notices partner with Ethiopia as it seeks to accelerate its reform agenda. Solomon Islands: In FY 2019 the Solomon Islands graduated from the lower income scorecard category to the higher income scorecard category, and as a result of the stiffer competition now fails the scorecard, passing only 9 of 20 indicators, while still passing Control of Corruption and Democratic Rights. The Solomon Islands represents an opportunity to engage a historically strong scorecard performer in the IndoPacific, a region of increasing interest. Ongoing Review of Partner Countries’ Policy Performance The Board emphasized the need for all partner countries to maintain or improve their policy performance. If it is determined during compact implementation that a country has demonstrated a significant policy reversal, MCC can hold it accountable by applying MCC’s Suspension and Termination Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–27571 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 18–15] Notice of Entering Into a Compact With the Senegal Millennium Challenge Corporation. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with Section 610(b)(3) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, as amended, and the heading ‘‘Millennium Challenge Corporation’’ of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is publishing a summary of the Millennium Challenge Compact between the United States of America, acting through MCC, and the Republic of Senegal, acting through the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning. Representatives of MCC and Senegal signed the compact on December 10, 2018. The complete text of the compact has been posted at: https:// www.mcc.gov/resourcesdoc/compactsenegal-power. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Dec 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 Summary of Senegal Compact Overview of MCC Senegal Compact MCC’s five-year, $550,000,000 Compact with the Government of Senegal (the ‘‘Government’’) is aimed at addressing one of Senegal’s main binding constraints to economic growth: The high cost of energy and low access to electricity. The Compact will address these constraints through three primary projects: (i) Improving the transmission network to meet the growing demand on the interconnected network in Senegal, (ii) increasing electricity access in rural and peri-urban areas of the south and central regions, and (iii) improving the overall governance and financial viability of the sector. Senegal is an important partner of the United States in promoting peace and security in Africa. The country shares many fundamental values and international goals with the United States, and it has set an example of democratic rule in the region as well as of ethnic and religious tolerance. It is a stable democracy in a challenging West Africa region, a strong security partner, and a rising economy that is attracting global investment. MCC’s singular focus on growth and poverty reduction—along with its ability to combine major infrastructure works with policy change—allows the agency and the Compact to play a key role in catalyzing transformation in Senegal. Project Summaries Notice. SUMMARY: Dated: December 17, 2018. Jeanne M. Hauch, VP/General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. The Compact is comprised of three projects designed to secure quality electricity supply for growing demand in Senegal and address binding constraints to growth. • The Modernizing and Strengthening Senelec’s Transmission Network Project aims to strengthen and increase the reliability of Senegal’s high-voltage transmission network in and around greater Dakar and improve electricity service delivery throughout the country. This support for a robust transmission network is needed for Senegal to effectively capitalize on private sectorled investment in generation and to ensure that electricity is delivered reliably to consumers. This is particularly important since much of the private sector interest is in new, lowercost generation projects including wind, solar, and natural gas that rely heavily upon a reliable, stable transmission network. • The Increasing Access to Electricity in Rural and Peri-Urban Areas Project PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aims to extend the electrical grid in selected areas in Senegal’s south and center regions that have high economic potential but low connection rates. Through a blend of supply-side and demand-side interventions, this project also aims to increase rates of adoption and consumption of electricity, facilitate opportunities for income-generating activities in these regions, and improve the understanding of energy efficiency at a national level. This project offers several opportunities for collaboration with related United States Government initiatives, including Feed the Future and Power Africa, and with other donors that are providing complementary support to agricultural value chains in MCC’s areas of assistance, thereby increasing the potential value of the MCC assistance. • The Power Sector Enabling Environment and Capacity Development Project aims to strengthen laws, policies and regulations governing the electricity sector, as well as the institutions responsible for implementing them, especially the utility, the regulator, and the ministry responsible for energy. In particular, the project aims to support improved management of the transmission network and increased access to electricity, reinforcing the foundations for the provision of a less costly and more reliable supply of electricity nationwide. The project builds on a participatory electricity sector planning process that MCC funded during compact development to help the Government articulate and select an appropriate long-term vision for the sector that favors more private sector participation and enhances the financial sustainability of the sector and its key stakeholders. Compact Budget Table I presents the Compact budget and sets forth both the MCC funding allocation by Compact components and the Government’s expected $50 million contribution toward the objectives of the Compact. TABLE 1—SENEGAL COMPACT BUDGET Component Amount 1. Modernizing and Strengthening Senelec’s Transmission Network Project 1.1 Transmission Network Build Out Activity ............... 1.2 Transformer Replacement Program Activity ....... 1.3 Grid Stabilization Activity ....................................... Subtotal ......................... E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 $327,900,000 $26,000,000 $22,900,000 $376,800,000 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Notices TABLE 1—SENEGAL COMPACT BUDGET—Continued Component Amount 2. Increasing Access to Electricity in Rural and Peri-Urban Areas Project 2.1 Supply-Side Activity ..... 2.2 Consumer Demand Support Activity ................. 2.3 Distribution Network Reinforcement Activity ...... $33,000,000 $13,400,000 Subtotal ......................... $57,300,000 $10,900,000 3. Power Sector Enabling Environment and Capacity Development Project 3.1 Sector Governance Activity ................................... 3.2 Regulatory Strengthening Activity ..................... 3.3 Utility Strengthening Activity ............................... $14,000,000 $11,900,000 $17,600,000 Subtotal ......................... $43,500,000 4. Monitoring and Evaluation 5. Program Administration and Oversight .................... Total MCC Funding ....... Total Program Budget ... Total MCC Funding Total Government Contribution ........ $11,800,000 $60,600,000 $550,000,000 Amount $550,000,000 Total Program Budget ... $600,000,000 $50,000,000 [FR Doc. 2018–27570 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–280 and 50–281; NRC– 2018–0280] Virginia Electric and Power Company; Dominion Energy Virginia: Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Intent to conduct scoping process and prepare environmental impact statement; public meeting and request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a scoping process to gather information necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the environmental impacts for the subsequent license renewal of the operating licenses for Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry). 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[FR Doc No: 2018-27570]


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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

[MCC FR 18-15]


Notice of Entering Into a Compact With the Senegal

AGENCY: Millennium Challenge Corporation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 610(b)(3) of the Millennium 
Challenge Act of 2003, as amended, and the heading ``Millennium 
Challenge Corporation'' of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, as carried forward by 
the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation (MCC) is publishing a summary of the Millennium Challenge 
Compact between the United States of America, acting through MCC, and 
the Republic of Senegal, acting through the Ministry of Economy, 
Finance and Planning. Representatives of MCC and Senegal signed the 
compact on December 10, 2018. The complete text of the compact has been 
posted at: https://www.mcc.gov/resourcesdoc/compact-senegal-power.

    Dated: December 17, 2018.
Jeanne M. Hauch,
VP/General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Summary of Senegal Compact

Overview of MCC Senegal Compact

    MCC's five-year, $550,000,000 Compact with the Government of 
Senegal (the ``Government'') is aimed at addressing one of Senegal's 
main binding constraints to economic growth: The high cost of energy 
and low access to electricity. The Compact will address these 
constraints through three primary projects: (i) Improving the 
transmission network to meet the growing demand on the interconnected 
network in Senegal, (ii) increasing electricity access in rural and 
peri-urban areas of the south and central regions, and (iii) improving 
the overall governance and financial viability of the sector.
    Senegal is an important partner of the United States in promoting 
peace and security in Africa. The country shares many fundamental 
values and international goals with the United States, and it has set 
an example of democratic rule in the region as well as of ethnic and 
religious tolerance. It is a stable democracy in a challenging West 
Africa region, a strong security partner, and a rising economy that is 
attracting global investment. MCC's singular focus on growth and 
poverty reduction--along with its ability to combine major 
infrastructure works with policy change--allows the agency and the 
Compact to play a key role in catalyzing transformation in Senegal.

Project Summaries

    The Compact is comprised of three projects designed to secure 
quality electricity supply for growing demand in Senegal and address 
binding constraints to growth.
     The Modernizing and Strengthening Senelec's Transmission 
Network Project aims to strengthen and increase the reliability of 
Senegal's high-voltage transmission network in and around greater Dakar 
and improve electricity service delivery throughout the country. This 
support for a robust transmission network is needed for Senegal to 
effectively capitalize on private sector-led investment in generation 
and to ensure that electricity is delivered reliably to consumers. This 
is particularly important since much of the private sector interest is 
in new, lower-cost generation projects including wind, solar, and 
natural gas that rely heavily upon a reliable, stable transmission 
network.
     The Increasing Access to Electricity in Rural and Peri-
Urban Areas Project aims to extend the electrical grid in selected 
areas in Senegal's south and center regions that have high economic 
potential but low connection rates. Through a blend of supply-side and 
demand-side interventions, this project also aims to increase rates of 
adoption and consumption of electricity, facilitate opportunities for 
income-generating activities in these regions, and improve the 
understanding of energy efficiency at a national level. This project 
offers several opportunities for collaboration with related United 
States Government initiatives, including Feed the Future and Power 
Africa, and with other donors that are providing complementary support 
to agricultural value chains in MCC's areas of assistance, thereby 
increasing the potential value of the MCC assistance.
     The Power Sector Enabling Environment and Capacity 
Development Project aims to strengthen laws, policies and regulations 
governing the electricity sector, as well as the institutions 
responsible for implementing them, especially the utility, the 
regulator, and the ministry responsible for energy. In particular, the 
project aims to support improved management of the transmission network 
and increased access to electricity, reinforcing the foundations for 
the provision of a less costly and more reliable supply of electricity 
nationwide. The project builds on a participatory electricity sector 
planning process that MCC funded during compact development to help the 
Government articulate and select an appropriate long-term vision for 
the sector that favors more private sector participation and enhances 
the financial sustainability of the sector and its key stakeholders.

Compact Budget

    Table I presents the Compact budget and sets forth both the MCC 
funding allocation by Compact components and the Government's expected 
$50 million contribution toward the objectives of the Compact.

                     Table 1--Senegal Compact Budget
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                        Component                             Amount
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 1. Modernizing and Strengthening Senelec's Transmission Network Project
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1.1 Transmission Network Build Out Activity.............    $327,900,000
1.2 Transformer Replacement Program Activity............     $26,000,000
1.3 Grid Stabilization Activity.........................     $22,900,000
                                                         ---------------
    Subtotal............................................    $376,800,000
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    2. Increasing Access to Electricity in Rural and Peri-Urban Areas
                                 Project
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2.1 Supply-Side Activity................................     $33,000,000
2.2 Consumer Demand Support Activity....................     $13,400,000
2.3 Distribution Network Reinforcement Activity.........     $10,900,000
                                                         ---------------
    Subtotal............................................     $57,300,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3. Power Sector Enabling Environment and Capacity Development Project
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3.1 Sector Governance Activity..........................     $14,000,000
3.2 Regulatory Strengthening Activity...................     $11,900,000
3.3 Utility Strengthening Activity......................     $17,600,000
                                                         ---------------
    Subtotal............................................     $43,500,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
4. Monitoring and Evaluation............................     $11,800,000
5. Program Administration and Oversight.................     $60,600,000
    Total MCC Funding...................................    $550,000,000
    Total Program Budget................................          Amount
        Total MCC Funding...............................    $550,000,000
        Total Government Contribution...................     $50,000,000
                                                         ---------------
    Total Program Budget................................    $600,000,000
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[FR Doc. 2018-27570 Filed 12-19-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9211-03-P