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Download as PDF 10261 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 32 / Friday, February 19, 2021 / Notices or control any transmission or distribution assets and does not have a franchised service area in the United States.’’ Id. OPG clarifies that ‘‘OPGET, a power marketing and trading entity owned by OPG makes power sales within the United States, and at the international border with Canada pursuant to its FERC market-based rate authorization[, but] does not export power from the United States to Canada.’’ Id. at 2. OPC further states that it ‘‘will purchase the power to be exported from a variety of sources such as power marketers, independent power producers or U.S. electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies as those terms are defined in section 3(22) and 3(19) of the FPA.’’ App. at 4. OPG adds that ‘‘by definition, such power is surplus to the system of the generator’’. Id. OPG contends that ‘‘the electric power that [it] will export to Canada from these markets, on either a firm or interruptible basis, will not impair the sufficiency of the electric power supply within the United States.’’ Id. 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). Comments and other filings concerning OPG’s application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA– 290–D. Additional copies are to be provided directly to Jerry L Pfeffer, 1440 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005, jpfeffer@skadden.com; and Karen Cooke, 700 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario MSG IX6, Canada, karen.cooke@opg.com. A final decision will be made on the 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 the Application will be made available, upon request, by accessing the program website at http:// energy.gov/node/11845, or by emailing Matt Aronoff at matthew.aronoff@ hq.doe.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2021. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Energy Resilience Division, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2021–03400 Filed 2–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2879–012] Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment On January 30, 2020, Green Mountain Power Corporation filed an application for a new major license to continue operating the existing 7.5-megawatt Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 2879 (Bolton Falls Project or project). The project is located on the Winooski River in Washington County, Vermont. The project does not occupy federal land. In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, on December 1, 2020, Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for environmental analysis (REA notice). Based on the information in the record, including comments filed on the REA notice, staff does not anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff intends to prepare a draft and final Environmental Assessment (EA) on the application to license the Bolton Falls Project. The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and considered in the Commission’s final licensing decision. The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Commission issues Draft EA ....................................................................................................................................................... Comments on Draft EA ................................................................................................................................................................ Commission issues Final EA ....................................................................................................................................................... August 2021. September 2021. February 2022.1 1 The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations under 40 CFR 1501.10(b)(1) require that EAs be completed within 1 year of the federal action agency’s decision to prepare an EA. This notice establishes the Commission’s intent to prepare an EA for the Bolton Falls Project. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ’s regulations, the Final EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance date of this notice. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Michael Tust at (202) 502–6522 or michael.tust@ferc.gov. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Dated: February 12, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 32 (Friday, February 19, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-03369]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2879-012]


Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment

    On January 30, 2020, Green Mountain Power Corporation filed an 
application for a new major license to continue operating the existing 
7.5-megawatt Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 2879 (Bolton Falls 
Project or project). The project is located on the Winooski River in 
Washington County, Vermont. The project does not occupy federal land.
    In accordance with the Commission's regulations, on December 1, 
2020, Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for 
environmental analysis (REA notice). Based on the information in the 
record, including comments filed on the REA notice, staff does not 
anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major federal 
action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. 
Therefore, staff intends to prepare a draft and final Environmental 
Assessment (EA) on the application to license the Bolton Falls Project.
    The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested 
parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and 
considered in the Commission's final licensing decision.
    The application will be processed according to the following 
schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate.

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               Milestone                           Target date
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Commission issues Draft EA............  August 2021.
Comments on Draft EA..................  September 2021.
Commission issues Final EA............  February 2022.\1\
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\1\ The Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations under 40
  CFR 1501.10(b)(1) require that EAs be completed within 1 year of the
  federal action agency's decision to prepare an EA. This notice
  establishes the Commission's intent to prepare an EA for the Bolton
  Falls Project. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ's regulations, the
  Final EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance date of this
  notice.

    Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Michael Tust 
at (202) 502-6522 or [email protected].

    Dated: February 12, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-03369 Filed 2-18-21; 8:45 am]
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