Application To Export Electric Energy; Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 2, Inc., 33929 [2019-15052]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2019 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2019. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2019–15054 Filed 7–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–312–B] Application To Export Electric Energy; Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 2, Inc. Office of Electricity, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 2, Inc. (Applicant or EE US No. 2) has applied to renew its authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before August 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity, 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: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On November 18, 2014, DOE issued Order No. EA–312–A, which authorized EE US No. 2 to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. That authorization expires on November 18, 2019. On July 3, 2019, EE US No. 2 filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authorization contained in Order No. EA–312–A for an additional five-year term. In its application, the Applicant states that it ‘‘does not own or control any jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jul 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 electric power generation or transmission facilities and does not have a franchised electric power service area.’’ The electric energy that the Applicant proposes to export to Canada 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 Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five (5) 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 EE US No. 2’s application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–312–B. An additional copy is to be provided directly to Will Szubielski, Emera Energy, 5151 Terminal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1A1, Canada; A. Michael Burnell, Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 2, Inc., Suite 101, #37 Route 236, Kittery, Maine 03904; and Bonnie A. Suchman, Suchman Law LLC, 8104 Paisley Place, Potomac, Maryland 20854. 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 DOE determines 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 website at http://energy.gov/ node/11845, or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33929 Signed in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2019. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2019–15052 Filed 7–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–485–000] Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization: Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC Take notice that on July 2, 2019, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia), 700 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed in Docket No. CP19–485–000, a Prior Notice Request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.216 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Columbia’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP83– 76–000, requesting authorization to abandon six injection/withdrawal (I/W) wells, and associated appurtenances, and abandon in-place six associated pipelines totaling approximately 1.7 miles at the Lucas and Weaver Storage Fields located in Ashland County, Ohio. Columbia states the I/W wells have provided a de minimus contribution to the total field deliverability and casing replacement would not be cost effective due to the age of the facilities, all as more fully described 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 prior notice should be directed to Sorana Linder, Director, Modernization & Certificates, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002, by telephone at (832) 320–5209, or by email at sorana_linder@ transcanada.com. Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-312-B]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Emera Energy U.S. 
Subsidiary No. 2, Inc.

AGENCY: Office of Electricity, Department of Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 2, Inc. (Applicant or EE US 
No. 2) has applied to renew its authorization to transmit electric 
energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power 
Act.

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before August 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for 
more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity, 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 [email protected], or by 
facsimile to 202-586-8008.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates 
exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, 
pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy 
Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 7172(f)). Such exports require 
authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 
824a(e)).
    On November 18, 2014, DOE issued Order No. EA-312-A, which 
authorized EE US No. 2 to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using 
existing international transmission facilities. That authorization 
expires on November 18, 2019. On July 3, 2019, EE US No. 2 filed an 
application with DOE for renewal of the export authorization contained 
in Order No. EA-312-A for an additional five-year term.
    In its application, the Applicant states that it ``does not own or 
control any electric power generation or transmission facilities and 
does not have a franchised electric power service area.'' The electric 
energy that the Applicant proposes to export to Canada 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 Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become 
a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the 
above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five 
(5) 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 EE US No. 2's application to 
export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE 
Docket No. EA-312-B. An additional copy is to be provided directly to 
Will Szubielski, Emera Energy, 5151 Terminal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia 
B3J 1A1, Canada; A. Michael Burnell, Emera Energy U.S. Subsidiary No. 
2, Inc., Suite 101, #37 Route 236, Kittery, Maine 03904; and Bonnie A. 
Suchman, Suchman Law LLC, 8104 Paisley Place, Potomac, Maryland 20854.
    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 DOE determines 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 website at http://energy.gov/node/11845, or by 
emailing Angela Troy at [email protected].

    Signed in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2019.
Christopher Lawrence,
Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical 
Assistance, Office of Electricity.
[FR Doc. 2019-15052 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]
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