Application To Export Electric Energy; Ontario Power Generation Inc., 10260-10261 [2021-03400]

Download as PDF 10260 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 32 / Friday, February 19, 2021 / Notices search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. David Cantrell, Deputy Director, Office of Special Education Programs. Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2021–03418 Filed 2–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–488] Application To Export Electric Energy; Mercuria Commodities Canada Corporation Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Mercuria Commodities Canada Corporation (Applicant or MCCC) has applied for 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 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 586–8008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Aronoff, 202–586–5863, matthew.aronoff@hq.doe.gov. 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 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On January 7, 2020, MCCC filed an application with DOE (Application or App.) to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a term of five years. MCCC states that its principal place of business is in Houston, Texas and that it ‘‘is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercuria Energy Group Holding S.A. (MEGHSA), a Swiss holding company.’’ App. at 1. MCCC represents that it does not ‘‘own, operate or control electric transmission or distribution facilities in the United States over which the export of tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:07 Feb 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 wholesale electricity could have a reliability, fuel use, or system stability impact,’’ and that it is not ‘‘affiliated with any entity that owns, operates, or controls electric transmission or distribution facilities in the United States over which the export of wholesale electricity could have a reliability, fuel use, or system stability impact.’’ Id. at 3. MCCC further states that it ‘‘will buy and sell wholesale electricity in the wholesale electric markets within the United States, and will export electricity transmitted across international transmission facilities to be utilized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended.’’ App. at 2. MCCC contends that its exports ‘‘will not impair or tend to impede the sufficiency of electricity supplies in the United States or the regional coordination of electric utility planning or operations.’’ Id. at 4. MCCC states that its exports ‘‘will be purchased from other suppliers (i.e. generators, electric utilities, and other power marketers) voluntarily, and therefore will be surplus to the needs of the selling entities.’’ App. at 3–4. 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). Comments and other filings concerning MCCC’s application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–488. Additional copies are to be provided directly to Chloe Cromarty, 20 E Greenway Plaza, Suite 650, Houston, Texas 77046, ccromarty@mercuria.com; and Greg Johnston, 326 11th Avenue SW, Suite 600, Calgary, Alberta T2R0C5, Canada, gjohnston@mercuria.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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2021–03401 Filed 2–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–290–D] Application To Export Electric Energy; Ontario Power Generation Inc. Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Ontario Power Generation Inc. (Applicant or OPG) has applied for 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 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 586–8008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Aronoff, 202–586–5863, matthew.aronoff@hq.doe.gov. 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 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On January 19, 2021, OPG filed an application with DOE (Application or App.) to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a term of ten years. OPG states that it ‘‘is an Ontario corporation having its principal place of business at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.’’ App. at 1. OPG further represents that ‘‘all of the outstanding shares of OPG are held in the name of the Provincial Government of Ontario.’’ Id. OPG represents that it ‘‘does not own SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 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. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–45–000] [FR Doc. 2021–03369 Filed 2–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Application and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline Take notice that on January 29, 2021, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (Florida Gas), 1300 Main Street, VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:07 Feb 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Houston, Texas 77002, filed in the above referenced docket, an abbreviated application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Parts 157 and 284 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations, for authorization to (1) construct two segments of 36-inch-diameter mainline loop extensions totaling 3.2 miles and relocate two associated pig receiver stations in Calhoun and Jefferson Counties, Florida; and (3) uprate a total of 8,000 additional HP distributed among the existing compressor stations E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 32 (Friday, February 19, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10260-10261]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-03400]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-290-D]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Ontario Power Generation 
Inc.

AGENCY: Office of Electricity, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Ontario Power Generation Inc. (Applicant or OPG) has applied 
for 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 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for 
more information should be addressed by electronic mail to 
[email protected], or by facsimile to (202) 586-8008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Aronoff, 202-586-5863, 
[email protected].

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 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such 
exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power 
Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
    On January 19, 2021, OPG filed an application with DOE (Application 
or App.) to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada 
for a term of ten years. OPG states that it ``is an Ontario corporation 
having its principal place of business at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.'' 
App. at 1. OPG further represents that ``all of the outstanding shares 
of OPG are held in the name of the Provincial Government of Ontario.'' 
Id. OPG represents that it ``does not own

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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, 
[email protected]; and Karen Cooke, 700 University Avenue, Toronto, 
Ontario MSG IX6, Canada, [email protected].
    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 [email protected].

    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]
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