Application To Export Electric Energy; Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading L.P., 53426-53427 [2019-21815]

Download as PDF 53426 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices Comments A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2019 at Vol. 84, No. 138. This comment period ended September 16, 2019. No public comments were received from this Notice. Title of Collection: Senior Corps Project Progress Report (PPR). OMB Control Number: 3045–0033. Type of Review: Renewal. Respondents/Affected Public: Sponsors of Senior Corps Grants. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 17,600 (Work Plans and narratives, semi-annual: Four hours per response. Progress Report Supplemental, annual: eight hours per response.). 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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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 October 2, 2014, DOE issued Order No. EA–359–B, which authorized CCMT 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 October 5, 2019. On September 27, 2019, CCMT filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authorization contained in Order No. EA–359–B for an additional five-year term. In its application, the Applicant states that it ‘‘does not currently own or control electric generation or transmission facilities, and does not have a power supply of its own in the United States on which its exports of power could have a reliability, fuel use or system stability impact.’’ Affiliates of the Applicant do own generating facilities, but ‘‘neither Applicant nor any of its affiliates owns or controls any electric power . . . transmission facilities and none of them has 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 wholesale generators, 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 CCMT’s application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–359–C. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Daniel E. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices Frank, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, 700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001–3980 and Compliance Department, Castleton Commodities International LLC, 811 Main Street, Suite 3500, Houston, TX 77002. 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. Signed in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2019. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2019–21815 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2333–091–Maine] Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Environmental Site Review On September 27, 2019, Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document to re-license its 44.5-megawatt Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 2333. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will conduct an environmental site review for the project on October 24, 2019. The project is located on the Androscoggin River, in Oxford County, Maine. The environmental site review is being held to provide all stakeholders, interested in the project’s future relicensing proceedings, an opportunity to view the project’s facilities and surrounding areas. Under the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission conducts its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting within 90 days of the filing of the licensee’s NOI. An environmental site review is typically held in conjunction with that scoping meeting. However, access to some project facilities may be VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 limited by winter weather during December of 2019 when scoping for this project is currently anticipated. For this reason, the Commission will conduct the environmental site review in October before the onset of winter; additional site reviews will not be conducted in conjunction with NEPA scoping meetings for the project in December of 2019. Therefore, we are waiving 5.8(b)(viii) of the Commission’s regulations requiring an environmental site review within 30 days of issuance of a notice of commencement of proceeding to facilitate the early environmental site review. The Commission encourages all interested parties to participate in the October environmental site review to facilitate productive scoping meetings later this year. Details of the project specific environmental site review follow. Date and Time: October 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Location: Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project, 299 Prospect Avenue (Route 2), Rumford, Maine 04276. 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This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies about issues regarding the project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity/ authorization. NEPA also requires the Commission to discover concerns the public may have about proposals. This process is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of issues to address in the EA. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 31, 2019. You can make a difference by submitting your specific comments or concerns about the project. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EA. Commission staff will consider all filed comments during the preparation of the EA. If you sent comments on this project to the Commission before the opening of this docket on September 4, 2019, you will need to file those comments in Docket No. CP19–509–000 to ensure they are considered as part of this proceeding. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this proposed project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-359-C]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Castleton Commodities 
Merchant Trading L.P.

AGENCY: Office of Electricity, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading L.P. (Applicant or 
CCMT) 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 November 6, 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 October 2, 2014, DOE issued Order No. EA-359-B, which authorized 
CCMT 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 October 5, 2019. 
On September 27, 2019, CCMT filed an application with DOE for renewal 
of the export authorization contained in Order No. EA-359-B for an 
additional five-year term.
    In its application, the Applicant states that it ``does not 
currently own or control electric generation or transmission 
facilities, and does not have a power supply of its own in the United 
States on which its exports of power could have a reliability, fuel use 
or system stability impact.'' Affiliates of the Applicant do own 
generating facilities, but ``neither Applicant nor any of its 
affiliates owns or controls any electric power . . . transmission 
facilities and none of them has 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 
wholesale generators, 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 CCMT's application to export 
electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. 
EA-359-C. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Daniel 
E.

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Frank, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, 700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700, 
Washington, DC 20001-3980 and Compliance Department, Castleton 
Commodities International LLC, 811 Main Street, Suite 3500, Houston, TX 
77002.
    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 October 1, 2019.
Christopher Lawrence,
Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical 
Assistance Office of Electricity.
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