Application to Export Electric Energy; Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation, 9463-9464 [2020-03229]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices through FFY 2025). The proposed changes to the Part C SPP/APR, which would go into effect with States’ FFY 2020 SPP/APR to be submitted in February 2022, are focused on clarifying existing reporting within the parameters of the current IDEA statutory and regulatory requirements, and aligning the SPP/APR with the Secretary’s priorities, such as elevating parent voice. Dated: February 12, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–03167 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0030] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2020–SCC–0030. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Rebecca Walawender, 202–245–7399. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR). OMB Control Number: 1820–0624. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Federal Government. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 60. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 101,400. Abstract: In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education, as revised in 2004 (IDEA), each State must have in place a performance plan that evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B and describe how the State will improve such implementation. This plan is called the Part B State Performance Plan (Part B— SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9463 1416(b)(2)(C)(ii) the State shall report annually to the public on the performance of each local educational agency located in the State on the targets in the State’s performance plan. The State also shall report annually to the Secretary on the performance of the State under the State’s performance plan. This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (Part B— APR). Information Collection 1820–0624 corresponds to 34 CFR 300.600– 300.602. Consistent with 20 U.S.C. 1416(d)(A), the Secretary uses this information to make annual determinations on the extent to which the Lead Agency meets the requirements and purposes of IDEA. The Department is proposing to make revisions to the approved information collection, and to establish a new 6-year SPP cycle (FFY 2020 through FFY 2025). The proposed revisions to the Part B SPP/APR, which would go into effect with States’ FFY 2018 SPP/APR to be submitted in February 2022, are focused on ensuring improved outcomes for children with disabilities, and aligning the SPP/APR with the Secretary’s priorities, including elevating parent voice. Dated: February 12, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–03168 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–408–A] Application to Export Electric Energy; Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation (Applicant or NEMC) 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 March 20, 2020. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 9464 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices 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 May 22, 2015, DOE issued Order EA–408, which authorized NEMC to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities appropriate for open access. The authorization expires on May 22, 2020. On February 3, 2020, NEMC filed an application (Application or App.) with DOE for renewal of the export authorization contained in Order No. EA–408–A for an additional five-year term. App. at 4. NEMC states that it ‘‘is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEMC, which is a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and responsible for the management of the Province’s energy resources’’ and that ‘‘NEMC will purchase electric energy from wholesale energy markets operated by NYISO, ISO–NE, MISO or other organized electric markets in which NEMC holds status as a market participant, as well as through bilateral, voluntary agreements with electric or municipal utilities, cooperatives and federal power marketing agencies (as applicable).’’ Id. At 2. The Applicant further states that ‘‘the electric energy that NEMC will export on either a firm or interruptible basis will not impair the sufficiency of the electric power supple in the United States.’’ Id. at 4. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Two (2) 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 NEMC application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA– 408–A. Additional copies are to be provided directly to Greg Jones, Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation, 500 Columbus Drive—Hydro Place, P.O. Box 15200, St. John’s NL, A1B0P5, Canada and to Joseph B. Nelson, Van Ness Feldman, LLP, 1050 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Washington, DC 20007. 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 Matthew Aronoff at matthew.aronoff@hq.doe.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on February 10, 2020. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2020–03229 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Stakeholder Meetings To Receive Input on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) Initiative Office of Electricity, DOE. Notice of stakeholder meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The ESGC is a cross-cutting initiative to utilize resources from across DOE to accelerate research & development (R&D), commercialization, and implementation of cutting-edge energy storage technologies to promote United States global leadership in the energy storage technologies of the future. The U.S. DOE Research and Technology Investment Committee (RTIC) Energy Storage Subcommittee intends to hold Stakeholder Meetings to receive input on the approaches and activities for the ESGC initiative. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The locations and dates of these meetings are as follows: • Seattle, WA on March 6, 2020. Please express your interest to attend by February 27. • Austin, TX on March 10, 2020. Please express your interest to attend by March 2. • Chicago, IL on March 17, 2020. Please express your interest to attend by March 2. • Washington, DC on March 26, 2020. Please express your interest to attend by March 11. ADDRESSES: The Stakeholder Meetings will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. The meeting times may change to accommodate Workshop business. For the Seattle, WA Meeting: The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101. For the Austin, TX Meeting: The University of Texas at Austin, Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, Texas 78712. For the Chicago, IL Meeting: Argonne in the City, 5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago, Ill 60651. For the Washington, DC Meeting: DoubleTree Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Due to space constraints, there will be limited seating available; therefore, the public meeting will be open to a limited number of parties. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please express interest at www.energy.gov/energy-storage-grandchallenge/events. Additionally, if you are a foreign national and wish to participate, please inform DOE of this fact as soon as possible by contacting Ms. Stacy Byrd at Stacy.Byrd@ hq.doe.gov so that the necessary procedures can be completed. You will be notified via email at least 4 days before the date of the meeting if you were confirmed as an attendee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vinod Siberry, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586–1207, or rticstorage@hq.doe.gov. Please include ‘‘Further Information’’ in the email’s subject line. In the body of the email, please include your name, organization, and contact information, in addition to your question or inquiry. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ESGC intends to create a crosscutting strategy for U.S. leadership in energy storage by focusing efforts across five tracks: (1.) Technology Development: Establish ambitious, achievable DATES: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-408-A]


Application to Export Electric Energy; Nalcor Energy Marketing 
Corporation

AGENCY: Office of Electricity, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation (Applicant or NEMC) 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 March 20, 2020.

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

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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 May 22, 2015, DOE issued Order EA-408, which authorized NEMC to 
transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power 
marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission 
facilities appropriate for open access. The authorization expires on 
May 22, 2020. On February 3, 2020, NEMC filed an application 
(Application or App.) with DOE for renewal of the export authorization 
contained in Order No. EA-408-A for an additional five-year term. App. 
at 4. NEMC states that it ``is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEMC, which 
is a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Province of Newfoundland and 
Labrador, and responsible for the management of the Province's energy 
resources'' and that ``NEMC will purchase electric energy from 
wholesale energy markets operated by NYISO, ISO-NE, MISO or other 
organized electric markets in which NEMC holds status as a market 
participant, as well as through bilateral, voluntary agreements with 
electric or municipal utilities, cooperatives and federal power 
marketing agencies (as applicable).'' Id. At 2. The Applicant further 
states that ``the electric energy that NEMC will export on either a 
firm or interruptible basis will not impair the sufficiency of the 
electric power supple in the United States.'' Id. at 4. 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). Two 
(2) 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 NEMC application to export 
electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. 
EA-408-A. Additional copies are to be provided directly to Greg Jones, 
Nalcor Energy Marketing Corporation, 500 Columbus Drive--Hydro Place, 
P.O. Box 15200, St. John's NL, A1B0P5, Canada and to Joseph B. Nelson, 
Van Ness Feldman, LLP, 1050 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Washington, DC 
20007.
    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 Matthew Aronoff at [email protected].

    Signed in Washington, DC, on February 10, 2020.
Christopher Lawrence,
Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical 
Assistance, Office of Electricity.
[FR Doc. 2020-03229 Filed 2-18-20; 8:45 am]
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