Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-193, 38368-38369 [2020-13825]

Download as PDF 38368 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 124 / Friday, June 26, 2020 / Notices Description: Updated Market Power Analysis for the Northeast Region of Birchwood Power Partners, L.P., et al. Filed Date: 6/22/20. Accession Number: 20200622–5098. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/21/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–159–002. Applicants: Pioneer Transmission, LLC. Description: Compliance Filing with Opinion No. 569–A of Pioneer Transmission, LLC. Filed Date: 6/19/20. Accession Number: 20200619–5147. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/10/20. Take notice that the Commission received the following foreign utility company status filings: Docket Numbers: FC20–10–000. Applicants: Energy Center Fajardo LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Foreign Utility Company Status. Filed Date: 6/19/20. Accession Number: 20200619–5217. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/10/20. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. 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[FR Doc. 2020–13817 Filed 6–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP20–958–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:42 Jun 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Description: Compliance filing Rate Schedule S–2 Flow Through Refund TETCO OFO. Filed Date: 6/19/20. Accession Number: 20200619–5054. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/1/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–959–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—Range K910916 releases to be effective 6/20/2020. Filed Date: 6/19/20. Accession Number: 20200619–5173. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/1/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–960–000. Applicants: Kern River Gas Transmission Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 2020 BP Energy Non-Conforming TSA to be effective 7/1/2020. Filed Date: 6/19/20. Accession Number: 20200619–5181. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/1/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–961–000. Applicants: Trailblazer Pipeline Company LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: TPC 2020–06–19 Negotiated Rate Agreement to be effective 6/20/2020. Filed Date: 6/19/20. Accession Number: 20200619–5191. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/1/20. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified date(s). Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 22, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–13815 Filed 6–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Central Arizona Project—Rate Order No. WAPA–193 Western Area Power Administration, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice of proposed extension of transmission service formula rates. AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend its existing formula rates for transmission service on the Central Arizona Project (CAP) through December 31, 2025. The proposed formula rates are unchanged from the existing formula transmission service rates, under Rate Schedules CAP–FT3, CAP–NFT3, and CAP–NITS3 that expire on December 31, 2020. DATES: A consultation and comment period will begin June 26, 2020 and end July 27, 2020. WAPA will accept written comments any time during the consultation and comment period. ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests to be informed of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) actions concerning the proposed transmission service rate extension submitted by WAPA to FERC should be sent to: Ms. Tracey LeBeau, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, Arizona 85005– 6457, or email: dswpwrmrk@wapa.gov. WAPA will post information about the proposed transmission rate extension and written comments received to its website at: https://www.wapa.gov/ regions/DSW/Rates/Pages/centralarizona-rates.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tina Ramsey, Rates Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, (602) 605–2565 or email: dswpwrmrk@ wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 27, 2020, FERC approved and confirmed Rate Schedules CAP–FT3, CAP–NFT3, and CAP–NITS3 for the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020.1 Previously, in Rate Order No. WAPA–172-issued on December 21, 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Energy approved and placed these rate schedules into effect on an interim basis from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2020.2 In SUMMARY: 1 Order Confirming and Approving Rate Schedules on a Final Basis, FERC Docket No. EF19– 6–000, 170 FERC ¶ 62,055 (2020). 2 80 FR 81310 (Dec. 29, 2015). E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 124 / Friday, June 26, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a),3 WAPA is proposing to extend the existing CAP transmission service formula rates under Rate Schedules CAP–FT3, CAP–NFT3, and CAP–NITS3 through December 31, 2025. Extending these rate schedules through December 31, 2025, will provide WAPA and its customers time to evaluate the potential benefits of combining transmission service rates on Federal projects located within WAPA’s Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP) and Desert Southwest Region (DSW). Ongoing efforts made towards combining transmission rates, which up to this time have been solely focused within DSW, have been expanded to include CRSP transmission system rates. Combining rates may lead to more efficient use of Federal transmission systems, diversify the customers who use those systems, and be financially advantageous. If, after a thorough evaluation, WAPA determines that combining transmission service rates will produce material benefits, it would initiate a public process before making a decision to combine the rates. The existing formula rates provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs including interest expense and repay investment within the allowable period consistent with the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Legal Authority By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00B, effective November 19, 2016, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to WAPA’s Administrator; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, or to remand or disapprove such rates, to FERC. By Delegation Order No. 00–002.00S, effective January 15, 2020, the Secretary of Energy also delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Under Secretary of Energy. By Redelegation Order No. 00–002.10E, effective February 14, 2020, the Under Secretary of Energy further delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Assistant Secretary for Electricity. In accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a), WAPA has determined that it is not 3 50 FR 37835 (Sept. 18, 1985) and 84 FR 5347 (Feb. 21, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:42 Jun 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 necessary to hold public information or public comment forums for this rate action but is initiating a 30-day consultation and comment period to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed extension. WAPA will review and consider all timely comments at the conclusion of the consultation and comment period and make adjustments to the proposal as appropriate. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on June 22, 2020, by Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator, Western Area Power Administration, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document, with the original signature and date, is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon its publication in the Federal Register. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2020. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2020–13825 Filed 6–25–20; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Re-Opening of Comment Period for Proposed Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects Firm Power Rate and Colorado River Storage Project Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates—Rate Order No. WAPA–190 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of re-opening of public comment period. AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) announces the re-opening of the comment period for the proposed Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power rate and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) transmission and ancillary services formula rates under Rate Order No. WAPA–190. DATES: The comment period will begin June 26, 2020 and end July 10, 2020. WAPA will not hold any additional SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38369 public information and public comment forums; however, WAPA will accept written comments anytime during the comment period. ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests to be informed about Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) actions concerning the proposed rates submitted by WAPA to FERC for approval should be sent to: Mr. Steven Johnson, CRSP Manager, Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, (801) 524–6372, or email: johnsons@wapa.gov or CRSPMCrate-adj@wapa.gov. WAPA will continue to post information about the proposed rates and written comments received to its website at: https:// www.wapa.gov/regions/CRSP/rates/ Pages/rates.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Hackett, Rates Manager, Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, (801) 524–5503, or email: CRSPMC-rate-adj@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The formal rate action under Rate Order No. WAPA–190 began on January 21, 2020, upon publication of the Notice of Proposed Rates in the Federal Register.1 The 90-day comment period under the Notice of Proposed Rates ended April 20, 2020. WAPA is re-opening the comment period to provide interested parties the additional time to review and provide comments related to information about the rate proposals that were made available by WAPA during and after the original comment period. WAPA will consider any comments received between April 20, 2020 and July 10, 2020 to be timely submitted. Legal Authority Existing DOE procedures for public participation in power and transmission rate adjustments (10 CFR part 903) were published on September 18, 1985, and February 21, 2019.2 The proposed action is a major rate adjustment, as defined by 10 CFR 903.2(e). In accordance with 10 CFR 903.15(a) and 10 CFR 903.16(a), WAPA held public information and public comment forums for this rate adjustment on March 12, 2020. WAPA will review and consider all timely public comments at the conclusion of this comment period and make amendments or adjustment to the proposals, as appropriate. Proposed 1 85 FR 3367 (Jan. 21, 2020). FR 37835 (Sept. 18, 1985) and 84 FR 5347 (Feb. 21, 2019). 2 50 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 124 (Friday, June 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
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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


Central Arizona Project--Rate Order No. WAPA-193

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, Department of Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Notice of proposed extension of transmission service formula 
rates.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend 
its existing formula rates for transmission service on the Central 
Arizona Project (CAP) through December 31, 2025. The proposed formula 
rates are unchanged from the existing formula transmission service 
rates, under Rate Schedules CAP-FT3, CAP-NFT3, and CAP-NITS3 that 
expire on December 31, 2020.

DATES: A consultation and comment period will begin June 26, 2020 and 
end July 27, 2020. WAPA will accept written comments any time during 
the consultation and comment period.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests to be informed of Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) actions concerning the proposed 
transmission service rate extension submitted by WAPA to FERC should be 
sent to: Ms. Tracey LeBeau, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest Region, 
Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, Arizona 
85005-6457, or email: [email protected]. WAPA will post information 
about the proposed transmission rate extension and written comments 
received to its website at: https://www.wapa.gov/regions/DSW/Rates/Pages/central-arizona-rates.aspx.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tina Ramsey, Rates Manager, Desert 
Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 
(602) 605-2565 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 27, 2020, FERC approved and 
confirmed Rate Schedules CAP-FT3, CAP-NFT3, and CAP-NITS3 for the 
period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020.\1\ Previously, in 
Rate Order No. WAPA-172-issued on December 21, 2015, the Deputy 
Secretary of Energy approved and placed these rate schedules into 
effect on an interim basis from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 
2020.\2\ In

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accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a),\3\ WAPA is proposing to extend the 
existing CAP transmission service formula rates under Rate Schedules 
CAP-FT3, CAP-NFT3, and CAP-NITS3 through December 31, 2025.
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    \1\ Order Confirming and Approving Rate Schedules on a Final 
Basis, FERC Docket No. EF19-6-000, 170 FERC ] 62,055 (2020).
    \2\ 80 FR 81310 (Dec. 29, 2015).
    \3\ 50 FR 37835 (Sept. 18, 1985) and 84 FR 5347 (Feb. 21, 2019).
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    Extending these rate schedules through December 31, 2025, will 
provide WAPA and its customers time to evaluate the potential benefits 
of combining transmission service rates on Federal projects located 
within WAPA's Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP) 
and Desert Southwest Region (DSW). Ongoing efforts made towards 
combining transmission rates, which up to this time have been solely 
focused within DSW, have been expanded to include CRSP transmission 
system rates. Combining rates may lead to more efficient use of Federal 
transmission systems, diversify the customers who use those systems, 
and be financially advantageous. If, after a thorough evaluation, WAPA 
determines that combining transmission service rates will produce 
material benefits, it would initiate a public process before making a 
decision to combine the rates.
    The existing formula rates provide sufficient revenue to pay all 
annual costs including interest expense and repay investment within the 
allowable period consistent with the cost recovery criteria set forth 
in DOE Order RA 6120.2.

Legal Authority

    By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00B, effective November 19, 2016, 
the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power 
and transmission rates to WAPA's Administrator; (2) the authority to 
confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis 
to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, 
approve, and place into effect on a final basis, or to remand or 
disapprove such rates, to FERC. By Delegation Order No. 00-002.00S, 
effective January 15, 2020, the Secretary of Energy also delegated the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an 
interim basis to the Under Secretary of Energy. By Redelegation Order 
No. 00-002.10E, effective February 14, 2020, the Under Secretary of 
Energy further delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place 
such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Assistant Secretary 
for Electricity.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a), WAPA has determined that it is 
not necessary to hold public information or public comment forums for 
this rate action but is initiating a 30-day consultation and comment 
period to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed 
extension. WAPA will review and consider all timely comments at the 
conclusion of the consultation and comment period and make adjustments 
to the proposal as appropriate.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on June 22, 
2020, by Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator, Western Area Power 
Administration, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of 
Energy. That document, with the original signature and date, is 
maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance 
with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the 
undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to 
sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as 
an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative 
process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon its 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2020.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2020-13825 Filed 6-25-20; 8:45 a.m.]
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