Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-196, 48684-48691 [2021-18646]

Download as PDF 48684 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices to which the BAA operator must account for and be compensated where applicable. BA Real Power Losses are applicable for all real-time and prescheduled transactions on transmission facilities inside the WACM BAA. In accordance with WACM’s Business Practices, the BA Real Power Losses obligation falls (1) to load inside the WACM BAA, (2) to the last Transmission Service Provider (TSP) inside the WACM BAA listed on the applicable import, export, or wheeledthrough point-to-point transmission service schedule, or (3) to the TSP which any dynamically transferred load and generation is connected to. This prevents duplicate assessment of the real power losses for schedules which involve more than one TSP inside the WACM BAA. Formula Rate WACM’s BA Real Power Loss Factor Percentage is posted in WACM’s ‘‘Ancillary Services and Losses’’ Business Practices which is posted on the Loveland Area Projects Transmission (LAPT) Open Access Same-Time Information System website. Entities with load in the WACM BAA are required to submit balanced load forecasts and actual meter data with real power losses included. Financial settlement for applicable point-to-point transactions and for load and generation which have been dynamically transferred out of WACM BAA into another BAA, as detailed in WACM’s ‘‘Ancillary Services and Losses’’ Business Practices, will be calculated using WACM’s then current BA Real Power Loss Factor Percentage and a charge assessed based on the WEIS Market’s hourly locational marginal price (LMP) for the LAP settlement location. [FR Doc. 2021–18650 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project—Rate Order No. WAPA–196 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of rate order extending transmission and ancillary services formula rates. AGENCY: The extension of the existing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and LAP, Western Area SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM), and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) ancillary services formula rates has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedules L–NT1 (network), L–FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L–NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L–UU1, (unreserved use), L–AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L–AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control (VAR) support), L– AS3 (regulation), L–AS5 (spinning reserves), and L–AS6 (supplemental reserves) are set to expire on September 30, 2021. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through September 30, 2024. DATES: The extended formula rates under Rate Schedules L–NT1 (network), L–FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L–NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L–UU1 (unreserved use), L–AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L–AS2 (VAR support), L– AS3 (regulation), L–AS5 (spinning reserves), and L–AS6 (supplemental reserves) will be placed into effect on an interim basis on October 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barton V. Barnhart, Regional Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, Western Area Power Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538–8986, email: LAPtransadj@ wapa.gov, or Sheila D. Cook, Rates Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, Western Area Power Administration, telephone 970–685–9562, email: scook@ wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: WAPA published a Federal Register notice on April 21, 2021 (86 FR 20689), proposing to extend the existing formula rates under Rate Schedules L–NT1 (network), L–FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L–NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L–UU1, (unreserved use), L–AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L–AS2 (VAR support), L– AS3 (regulation), L–AS5 (spinning reserves), and L–AS6 (supplemental reserves) through September 30, 2024. The Proposed FRN also initiated a 30day public consultation and comment period. Under a concurrent but separate rate adjustment process for this same 3year period, October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2024, WAPA, with Rate Order No. WAPA–197, is converting the formula rates for short-term sales for RMR to use under the Western Energy Imbalance Service Market to long-term formula rates. Legal Authority By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00B, effective November 19, 2016, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 authority to develop power and transmission rates to the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) 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 on a final basis, remand, or disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Delegation Order No. S1–DEL–S4–2021, effective February 25, 2021, the Acting Secretary of Energy also delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Under Secretary for Science (and Energy). By Redelegation Order No. S4– DEL–OE1–2021, effective March 25, 2021, the Acting Under Secretary for Science (and Energy) redelegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Assistant Secretary for Electricity. By Redelegation Order No. 00–002.10– 05, effective July 8, 2020, the Assistant Secretary for Electricity further delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to WAPA’s Administrator. This redelegation order, despite predating the February 2021 and March 2021 delegations, remains valid. This extension is issued under Redelegation Order No. 00–002.10–05 and Department of Energy (DOE) rate extension procedures as set forth at 10 CFR 903.23(a).1 Following review of RMR’s proposal, I hereby confirm, approve, and place Rate Order No. WAPA–196 into effect on an interim basis. This extends, without adjustment, the existing Rate Schedules L–NT1 (network), L–FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L–NFPT1 (nonfirm point-to-point), L–UU1 (unreserved use), L–AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L–AS2 (VAR support), L–AS3 (regulation), L–AS5 (spinning reserves), and L–AS6 (supplemental reserves) through September 30, 2024. WAPA will submit Rate Order No. WAPA–196 and the extended rate schedules to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis. Department of Energy Administrator, Western Area Power Administration In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration Extension for the Rocky Mountain Region Transmission and Ancillary Services Formula Rates, Rate Order No. WAPA–196. ORDER CONFIRMING, APPROVING, AND PLACING FORMULA RATES FOR THE LOVELAND AREA PROJECTS, 1 50 FR 37835 (Sept. 18, 1985) and 84 FR 5347 (Feb. 21, 2019). E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices WESTERN AREA COLORADO MISSOURI BALANCING AUTHORITY, AND THE COLORADO RIVER STORAGE PROJECT INTO EFFECT ON AN INTERIM BASIS The formula rates in Rate Order No. WAPA–196 are established following section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152).2 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 the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) 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 on a final basis, remand, or disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Delegation Order No. S1–DEL–S4–2021, effective February 25, 2021, the Acting Secretary of Energy also delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Under Secretary for Science (and Energy). By Redelegation Order No. S4– DEL–OE1–2021, effective March 25, 2021, the Acting Under Secretary for Science (and Energy) redelegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Assistant Secretary for Electricity. By Redelegation Order No. 00–002.10– 05, effective July 8, 2020, the Assistant Secretary for Electricity further delegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to WAPA’s Administrator. This redelegation order, despite predating the February 2021 and March 2021 delegations, remains valid. This extension is issued under Redelegation Order No. 00–002.10–05 and DOE rate extension procedures as set forth at 10 CFR 903.23(a).3 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On March 9, 2017, FERC approved and confirmed Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and LAP, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM), and Colorado River 2 This Act transferred to, and vested in, the Secretary of Energy the power marketing functions of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)) and section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s); and other acts that specifically apply to the projects involved. 3 50 FR 37835 (Sept. 18, 1985) and 84 FR 5347 (Feb. 21, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Storage Project (CRSP) ancillary services formula rates under Rate Schedules L– NT1 (network), L–FPT1 (firm point-topoint), L–NFPT1 (non-firm point-topoint), L–UU1 (unreserved use), L–AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L–AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control (VAR) support), L–AS3 (regulation), L– AS4 (energy imbalance), L–AS5 (spinning reserves), L–AS6 (supplemental reserves), L–AS7 (transmission losses), L–AS9 (generation imbalance), and L–M1 (sales of surplus products) under Rate Order No. WAPA– 174 on a final basis for a 5-year period through September 30, 2021.4 Under Rate Order No. WAPA–179, Rate Schedule L–M1 was superseded by Rate Schedule L–M2.5 On December 29, 2020, WAPA’s Administrator approved rates for short-term sales for RMR to use under the Western Energy Imbalance Service Market, which superseded rate schedules L–AS4 (energy imbalance), L– AS7 (transmission losses), and L–AS9 (generator imbalance) and which created a new Rate Schedule, L–NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission).6 The remaining existing rates, addressed herein, continue to provide adequate revenue to recover annual expenses, including interest expense, and repay capital investments within allowable time periods. This ensures repayment within the cost recovery criteria as set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Discussion In accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a), WAPA filed a notice in the Federal Register on April 21, 2021, proposing to extend, without adjustment, Rate Schedules L–NT1 (network), L–FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L–NFPT1 (nonfirm point-to-point), L–UU1, (unreserved use), L–AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L–AS2 (VAR support), L– AS3 (regulation), L–AS5 (spinning reserves), and L–AS6 (supplemental reserves) under Rate Order No. WAPA– 196.7 WAPA determined it was not necessary to hold public information or public comment forums on the proposed formula rate extension, but provided a 30-day consultation and comment period to give the public an opportunity to comment on the 4 Order Confirming and Approving Rate Schedules on a Final Basis, FERC Docket Nos. EF16–5–000 and ER16–5–001, 158 FERC ¶ 62,181 (2017). 5 Order Confirming and Approving Rate Schedules on a Final Basis, FERC Docket No. EF18– 3–000, 163 FERC ¶ 62,115 (2018). 6 See ‘‘Short-Term Rate Memo—RMR WEIS— Approved December 29, 2020’’ at https:// www.wapa.gov/regions/RM/rates/Pages/2021-Ratesfor-Short-Term-Sales.aspx. 7 86 FR 20689 (Apr. 21, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48685 proposed extension. The consultation and comment period ended on May 21, 2021, and WAPA received no comments on the proposed formula rate extension. Ratemaking Procedure Requirements Environmental Compliance WAPA previously determined that this action fits within the following categorical exclusions listed in appendix B to subpart D of 10 CFR part 1021.410: B4.3 (Electric power marketing rate changes) and B4.4 (Power marketing services and activities). Categorically excluded projects and activities do not require preparation of either an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment.8 Specifically, WAPA has determined that this rulemaking is consistent with activities identified in part B4, Categorical Exclusions Applicable to Specific Agency Actions (see 10 CFR part 1021, appendix B to subpart D, part B4). A copy of the categorical exclusion determination is available on WAPA’s website at: https:// www.wapa.gov/regions/RM/ environment/Pages/CX2016.aspx. Look for file entitled, ‘‘2016–077 Prop Formula Rate Adjust for Transmission Ancillary Services and Sales of Surplus Prods 031016.’’ Determination Under Executive Order 12866 WAPA has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. Submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The Provisional Formula Rates herein confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis, together with supporting documents, will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and final approval. Order In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby confirm, approve, and place into effect on an interim basis, Rate Order No. WAPA–196, which extends the existing LAP transmission and LAP, WACM, and CRSP ancillary services formula rates under Rate Schedules L–NT1 (network), L–FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L–NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L–UU1 8 The determination was done in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021). E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 48686 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices (unreserved use), L–AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L–AS2 (VAR support), L– AS3 (regulation), L–AS5 (spinning reserves), and L–AS6 (supplemental reserves) through September 30, 2024. The rates will remain in effect on an interim basis until: (1) FERC confirms and approves this extension on a final basis; (2) subsequent rates are confirmed and approved; or (3) such rates are superseded. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on August 23, 2021, by Tracey A. LeBeau, Interim 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 publication in the Federal Register. Signed in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. Rate Schedule L–NT1 ATTACHMENT H to OATT (Supersedes Rate Schedule L–NT1 dated October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016) United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects A calculated Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement will go into effect every October 1 based on updated financial projections and the true-up of previous projections. The Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement will be posted on the LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System website. Applicable The Transmission Customer will compensate the Loveland Area Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) each month for Network Integration Transmission Service under the applicable Network Integration Transmission Service Agreement and the Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement described herein. Formula Rate Network Integration Transmission Service (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement ($) 12 Monthly Charge 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] Network Service Customer's X Load Ratio Share Rate Schedule L–FPT1 (Supersedes Rate Schedule L–FPT1 dated October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Applicable SCHEDULE 7 to OATT (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Loveland Area Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) each month for reserved capacity under the applicable Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service Agreement and the formula rate described herein. Effective Formula Rate Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects Long-Term Firm and Short-Term Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on the formula above, updated financial and load projections, and the true-up of previous VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement ($) Firm Transmission Capacity Reservations (kW) plus Network Integration Transmission Service Capacity (kW) projections. The annual charge will be posted on the LAPT Open Access SameTime Information System (OASIS) website. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Discounts Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission service as E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 EN31AU21.005</GPH> Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service Formula Rate EN31AU21.004</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices Rate Schedule L–NFPT1 SCHEDULE 8 to OATT (Supersedes Rate Schedule L–NFPT1 dated October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016) United States Department of Energy Western Power Area Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, Maximum Non-Firm Point-to-Point khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Rate Schedule L–UU1 Discounts Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission service as follows: (1) Any offer of a discount made by LAPT must be announced to all eligible customers solely by posting on the LAPT OASIS website; (2) any customer-initiated requests for discounts, including requests for use by LAP Marketing, must occur solely by posting on the LAPT OASIS; and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be immediately posted on the LAPT OASIS. For any discount agreed upon for service on a path, from Point(s) of Receipt to Point(s) of Delivery, LAPT must offer the same discounted transmission service charge for the same time period to all eligible customers on all unconstrained transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of delivery on the transmission system. Unreserved Use Penalties Jkt 253001 SCHEDULE 10 to OATT (Supersedes Rate Schedule L–UU1 dated October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016) United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] Applicable The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Loveland Area Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) each month for any unreserved use of the transmission system (Unreserved Use) under the applicable transmission service formula rates as described herein. Unreserved Use occurs when an eligible customer uses transmission service it has not reserved or a Transmission Customer uses transmission service in excess of its reserved capacity. Unreserved Use may also include a Transmission Customer’s failure to curtail transmission when requested, a Network Integration PO 00000 Frm 00029 The Transmission Customer will compensate the Loveland Area Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) for Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service under the applicable Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service Agreement and the formula rate described herein. Formula Rate Transmission Service Formula Rate A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on the formula above, updated financial and load projections, and the true-up of previous projections. The annual charge will be posted on the LAPT Open Access SameTime Information System (OASIS) website. 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Applicable Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service Formula Rate VerDate Sep<11>2014 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transmission Service (Network) Customer’s scheduled delivery of offsystem non-designated purchases using transmission capacity reserved for designated Network resources, and a Network Customer’s use of Network service or secondary service to facilitate a wholesale sale that does not serve a Network load. Penalty Rate The penalty charge for a Transmission Customer who engages in Unreserved Use is 200 percent of the Loveland Area Project’s approved formula rate for Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service assessed as follows: the Unreserved Use Penalty for a single hour of Unreserved Use is based upon the charge for daily Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for more than one assessment for a given duration (e.g., daily) increases to the next longest duration (e.g., weekly). The Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of Unreserved Use (e.g., more than one hour) within a day is based on the charge for daily Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of Unreserved Use isolated to one calendar week is based on the charge for weekly Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of Unreserved Use during more than one week in a calendar month is based on the charge for monthly Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service. A Transmission Customer who exceeds their reserved capacity at any point of receipt or point of delivery, or E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 EN31AU21.006</GPH> follows: (1) Any offer of a discount made by LAPT must be announced to all eligible customers solely by posting on the LAPT OASIS website; (2) any customer-initiated requests for discounts, including requests for use by LAP Marketing, must occur solely by posting on the LAPT OASIS website; and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be immediately posted on the LAPT OASIS website. For any discount agreed upon for service on a path, from Point(s) of Receipt to Point(s) of Delivery, LAPT must offer the same discounted transmission service rate for the same time period to all eligible customers on all unconstrained transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of delivery on the transmission system. 48687 48688 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices an eligible customer who uses transmission service at a point of receipt or point of delivery it has not reserved, is required to pay for all ancillary services provided by LAPT and associated with the Unreserved Use. The Transmission Customer will pay for ancillary services based on the amount of transmission service it used and did not reserve. Rate Schedule L–AS1 Schedule 1 to OATT (Supersedes Rate Schedule SP–SD4 and Rate Schedule L–AS1 Dated October 1, 2011, Through September 30, 2016) United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Colorado River Storage Project Loveland Area Projects Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, Applicable This rate schedule applies to Colorado River Storage Project Transmission (CRCM) and Loveland Area Projects Transmission (LAPT) as Transmission Service Providers (TSPs) and to Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service is required to schedule the movement of power through, out of, within, or into WACM. This service can be provided only by the operator of the Control Area in which the transmission facilities used for transmission service are located. The CRCM and LAPT TSPs must offer this service and the Federal Transmission Customers must purchase this service from the CRCM and LAPT TSPs. WACM provides this service on behalf of all TSPs within WACM and those TSPs must purchase this service from WACM. The charge will be applied to all schedules, except those for the delivery of transmission losses to WACM. Number of Schedules per Year, excluding schedules for Delivery of Losses to WACM Rate Schedule L–AS2 Schedule 2 to OATT (Supersedes Rate Schedule SP–RS4 and Rate Schedule L–AS2 Dated October 1, 2011, Through September 30, 2016) United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Colorado River Storage Project Loveland Area Projects Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Reactive Supply and Voltage Control From Generation or Other Sources Service (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Formula Rate Annual Cost of Scheduling Personnel and Related Costs ($) The annual cost of scheduling personnel and related costs includes annual costs associated with transmission scheduling (i.e., personnel, facilities, equipment and software, as well as credits representing fees for agent services). The number of schedules per year is the yearly total of daily tags which result in a schedule, excluding loss schedules. A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on the formula above and updated financial and schedule data. The annual charge will be posted on the CRCM and LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System websites. VerDate Sep<11>2014 WACM will accept any number of scheduling changes over the course of the day without any additional charge. Unless other arrangements are made with WACM, the charge will be allocated equally among all TSPs, both Federal and non-Federal, listed on the schedule who are inside WACM. The Federal transmission segments of the schedule are exempt from invoicing, as costs for these segments are included in the CRCM and LAPT transmission service rates. Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs first. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] Applicable This rate schedule applies to Colorado River Storage Project (CRCM) and Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as Transmission Service Providers (TSPs) and to Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Services (VAR Support Service) is required to maintain transmission voltages on the TSPs transmission facilities within acceptable limits, using generation facilities and non-generation resources capable of providing this service to produce or absorb reactive power. Thus, VAR Support Service must be provided for each transaction on the transmission facilities within the Control Area. The E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 EN31AU21.007</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Charge per Schedule 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices amount of VAR Support Service supplied to the transmission transactions will be based on the VAR Support Service necessary to maintain transmission voltages within limits generally accepted in the region and consistently adhered to by WACM. The CRCM and LAPT TSPs must offer this service for each transaction and the = Transmission Transactions Requiring VAR Support Service (kW) The transmission transactions requiring VAR Support Service equals transmission capacity use of the Federal transmission systems; including pointto-point and network service on LAPT and CRCM transmission systems. A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on the formula above and updated financial and capacity data. The annual charge will be posted on the CRCM and LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System websites. Rate Schedule L–AS3 Schedule 3 to OATT (Supersedes Rate Schedule SP–FR4 and Rate Schedule L–AS3 Dated October 1, 2011, Through September 30, 2016) United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Colorado River Storage Project Loveland Area Projects Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Regulation and Frequency Response Service (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] Applicable khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES This rate schedule applies to Colorado River Storage Project (CRCM) and Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as Transmission Service Providers (TSPs) and to Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. Regulation and 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Formula Rate Annual Revenue Requirement for VAR Support Service ($) The annual revenue requirement for VAR Support Service equals the revenue requirement for Federal generation times the % of resource capacity used for VAR Support Service (1 minus power factor) plus other resources, e.g., energy and transmission costs for condensing Federal generating units minus applicable revenue credits related to WACM providing service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 the provisions of their self-supply. If WACM provides VAR Support Service on behalf of any non-Federal TSP, VAR Support Service will be assessed based on either the TSP’s reserved capacity or the tagged megawatt usage of the TSP’s Transmission Customers. Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency Response Service (Regulation Service) is necessary to provide for the continuous balancing of resources, generation, and interchange with load and for maintaining scheduled interconnection frequency at sixty cycles per second (60 Hz). Regulation Service is accomplished by committing on-line generation whose output is raised or lowered, predominantly through the use of automatic generation control (AGC) equipment as necessary, to follow the moment-by-moment changes in load. All loads inside the Control Area consume regulation; therefore, WACM, by default, provides Regulation Service to all loads inside the Control Area. The CRCM and LAPT TSPs offer this service when transmission service is used to serve load within WACM and the Federal Transmission Customers must purchase this service from the CRCM and LAPT TSPs or make alternative comparable arrangements with WACM to satisfy their regulation obligations. For the Load Serving Entities (LSEs) who are not taking transmission service from CRCM and LAPT, WACM will assess Regulation Service charges for their load and for their variable resources inside WACM. The formula rate will be assessed to all applicable Federal Transmission Customers and to all applicable nonFederal LSEs serving load inside WACM. Formula Rate E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 EN31AU21.008</GPH> VAR Support Service Formula Rate Federal Transmission Customers must purchase this service from the CRCM and LAPT TSPs, unless the Transmission Customer has generating resources capable of providing VARs directly connected to a Federal transmission facility owned and operated by CRCM and/or LAPT and has executed a contract stipulating all 48689 48690 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices Regulation Total Annual Revenue Requirement for Regulation Service ($) Service = --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Formula Rate Load inside W ACM Requiring Regulation Service (kW) + (Installed Nameplate Capacity of Wind Generators Serving Load inside WACM X Wind Capacity Multiplier) (kW) + (Installed Nameplate Capacity of Solar Generators Serving Load inside W ACM X Solar Capacity Multiplier) (kW) Types There are two different applications of this Formula Rate: 1. Load-based Assessment: The charge is assessed on an entity’s auxiliary load (total metered load less applicable Federal entitlements) and on the amount stated in any BA or transmission service agreements. The charge is also applied to the installed nameplate capacity of all variable energy resources, including wind and solar generators, serving load inside WACM multiplied by the applicable annually calculated Capacity Multiplier. 2. Self-provision Assessment: WACM allows entities with AGC to self-provide for all or a portion of their loads. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Entities with AGC are known as SubBalancing Authorities (SBA) and must meet all of the following criteria: a. Have a well-defined boundary, with WACM-approved revenue-quality metering, accurate as defined by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), to include Megawatt flow data availability at 6second or smaller intervals; b. Have AGC responsive unit(s); c. Demonstrate Regulation Service capability; and d. Execute a contract with WACM in which entities agree to: i. Provide all requested data to WACM. ii. Meet SBA error criteria as described below. Self-provision is measured by use of the entity’s 1-minute average Area Control Error (ACE) to determine the amount of self-provision. The ACE is used to calculate the Regulation Service charges every hour as follows: a. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is less than or equal to 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, no Regulation Service charge is assessed for that hour. b. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater than or equal to 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM assesses Regulation Service charges to the entity’s entire auxiliary load, using the hourly Load-based Assessment applied to the entity’s auxiliary 12-cp load for that month. c. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater than 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, but less than 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM assesses Regulation Service charges based on linear interpolation of zero charge and full charge, using the hourly Load-based Assessment applied to the entity’s auxiliary 12-cp load for that month. d. WACM monitors the entity’s Selfprovision on a regular basis. If WACM determines the entity has not been attempting to self-regulate, WACM will, PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 upon notification, employ the Loadbased Assessment described in No. 1, above. Alternative Arrangements Exporting Variable Resource Requirement: WACM does not provide Regulation Service to variable resources inside the WACM Control Area which are not used to serve load inside the WACM Control Area. An entity that exports the output from a variable generator to another Control Area will be required to dynamically meter or dynamically schedule the resource out of the WACM Control Area to another Control Area unless arrangements, satisfactory to WACM, are made for the entity to acquire this service from a third party or self-supply (as outlined below). A variable generator is one whose output is volatile and variable due to factors beyond direct operational control and, therefore, is not dispatchable. Self- or Third-party supply: WACM may allow an entity to supply some or all of its required regulation, or contract with a third party to do so. This entity must have revenue quality metering at every load and generation point, accurate as defined by NERC, to include MW flow data availability at 6-second or smaller intervals. WACM will evaluate the entity’s metering, telecommunications and regulating resource, as well as the required level of regulation, and determine whether the entity qualifies to self-supply under this provision. If approved, the entity is required to enter into a separate agreement with WACM which will specify the terms of the self-supply application. Customer Accommodation For entities unwilling to take Regulation Service, self-provide as described above, or acquire the service from a third party, WACM will assist the entity in dynamically metering its loads/resources to another Control Area. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 EN31AU21.009</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The total annual revenue requirement for Regulation Service includes such costs as LAP and CRSP plant costs, purchases of regulation products, purchases of power in support of the generating units’ ability to regulate, purchases of transmission for regulating units trapped geographically inside another balancing authority, purchases of transmission required to relocate energy due to regulation/load following issues, and lost on-peak sales opportunities resulting from the requirement to generate at night to permit units to have ‘‘down’’ regulating capability. The total load for Regulation Service equals load inside WACM requiring Regulation Service, plus the installed nameplate capacity of wind generators serving load inside WACM times the wind capacity multiplier, plus the installed nameplate capacity of solar generators serving load inside WACM times the solar capacity multiplier. A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on the formula above and updated financial, load, and capacity multiplier data. The annual charge and multipliers will be posted on the CRCM and LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System websites. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices Until such time as meter configuration is accomplished, the entity will be responsible for charges assessed under the formula rate in effect. Rate Schedule L–AS5 (Supersedes Rate Schedule L–AS5 dated October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016) Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Operating Reserve—Spinning Reserve Service (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Applicable This rate schedule applies to Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as the Transmission Service Provider (TSP) and to Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. Spinning Reserve Service is needed to serve load immediately in the event of a system contingency. Spinning Reserve Service may be provided by generating units that are on-line and loaded at less than maximum output. The LAPT TSP must offer this service when transmission service is used to serve load within WACM and the Federal Transmission Customers must purchase this service from the LAPT TSP or make alternative comparable arrangements with WACM to satisfy their Spinning Reserve obligations. WACM may be willing to provide Spinning Reserves to other entities, providing the entities enter into separate agreements with WACM which will specify the terms of the Spinning Reserve Service. Formula Rate The LAPT TSP and WACM have no Spinning Reserves available for sale. At a customer’s request, the Rocky Mountain Region will purchase Spinning Reserves and pass through the cost and any activation energy, plus a fee for administration. The customer will be responsible for providing the Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Operating Reserve—Supplemental Reserve Service (Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA–174) Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. [Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA–196 through September 30, 2024.] Applicable This rate schedule applies to the Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as the Transmission Service Provider (TSP) and the Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. Supplemental Reserve Service is needed to serve load in the event of a system contingency; however, it is not available immediately to serve load but rather within a short period of time. Supplemental Reserve Service may be provided by generating units that are on-line but unloaded, by quick-start generation, or by interruptible load. The LAPT TSP must offer this service when the transmission service is used to serve load within WACM and the Federal Transmission Customers must purchase this service from the LAPT TSP or make alternative comparable arrangements with WACM to satisfy their Supplemental Reserve obligations. WACM may be willing to provide Supplemental Reserves to other entities, providing the entities enter into separate agreements with WACM which will specify the terms of the Supplemental Reserve Service. Formula Rate The LAPT TSP and WACM have no Supplemental Reserves available for sale. At a customer’s request, the Rocky Mountain Region will purchase Supplemental Reserves and pass through the cost and any activation energy, plus a fee for administration. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The customer will be responsible for providing the transmission to deliver the Supplemental Reserves purchased. [FR Doc. 2021–18646 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] SCHEDULE 6 to OATT United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Rate Schedule L–AS6 (Supersedes Rate Schedule L–AS6 dated October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016) SCHEDULE 5 to OATT VerDate Sep<11>2014 transmission to deliver the Spinning Reserves purchased. 48691 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0274; FRL–8736–01– OCSPP] Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s receipt of an application 93167–EUP–2 from Oxitec, Ltd. requesting an amendment and extension to the experimental use permit (EUP) for the OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes expressing tetracycline Trans-Activator Variant (tTAV–OX5034) protein. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0274., by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Due to the public health concerns related to COVID–19, the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room is closed to visitors with limited exceptions. The staff continues to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. For the latest status information on EPA/DC services and docket access, visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Smith, Biopesticides and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48684-48691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18646]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing 
Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project--Rate Order No. WAPA-196

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of rate order extending transmission and ancillary 
services formula rates.

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SUMMARY: The extension of the existing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) 
transmission and LAP, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing 
Authority (WACM), and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) ancillary 
services formula rates has been confirmed, approved, and placed into 
effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate 
Schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non-
firm point-to-point), L-UU1, (unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and 
dispatch), L-AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control (VAR) support), 
L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental 
reserves) are set to expire on September 30, 2021. This rate extension 
makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through 
September 30, 2024.

DATES: The extended formula rates under Rate Schedules L-NT1 (network), 
L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L-UU1 
(unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (VAR support), 
L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental 
reserves) will be placed into effect on an interim basis on October 1, 
2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barton V. Barnhart, Regional Manager, 
Rocky Mountain Region, Western Area Power Administration, 5555 East 
Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538-8986, email: 
[email protected], or Sheila D. Cook, Rates Manager, Rocky Mountain 
Region, Western Area Power Administration, telephone 970-685-9562, 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: WAPA published a Federal Register notice on 
April 21, 2021 (86 FR 20689), proposing to extend the existing formula 
rates under Rate Schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-
point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L-UU1, (unreserved use), L-
AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (VAR support), L-AS3 (regulation), 
L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental reserves) through 
September 30, 2024. The Proposed FRN also initiated a 30-day public 
consultation and comment period. Under a concurrent but separate rate 
adjustment process for this same 3-year period, October 1, 2021, 
through September 30, 2024, WAPA, with Rate Order No. WAPA-197, is 
converting the formula rates for short-term sales for RMR to use under 
the Western Energy Imbalance Service Market to long-term formula rates.

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 the Western Area Power Administration's 
(WAPA) 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 on a final basis, 
remand, or disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC). By Delegation Order No. S1-DEL-S4-2021, effective 
February 25, 2021, the Acting Secretary of Energy also delegated the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an 
interim basis to the Under Secretary for Science (and Energy). By 
Redelegation Order No. S4-DEL-OE1-2021, effective March 25, 2021, the 
Acting Under Secretary for Science (and Energy) redelegated the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an 
interim basis to the Assistant Secretary for Electricity. By 
Redelegation Order No. 00-002.10-05, effective July 8, 2020, the 
Assistant Secretary for Electricity further delegated the authority to 
confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis 
to WAPA's Administrator. This redelegation order, despite predating the 
February 2021 and March 2021 delegations, remains valid. This extension 
is issued under Redelegation Order No. 00-002.10-05 and Department of 
Energy (DOE) rate extension procedures as set forth at 10 CFR 
903.23(a).\1\
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    \1\ 50 FR 37835 (Sept. 18, 1985) and 84 FR 5347 (Feb. 21, 2019).
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    Following review of RMR's proposal, I hereby confirm, approve, and 
place Rate Order No. WAPA-196 into effect on an interim basis. This 
extends, without adjustment, the existing Rate Schedules L-NT1 
(network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-
point), L-UU1 (unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 
(VAR support), L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 
(supplemental reserves) through September 30, 2024. WAPA will submit 
Rate Order No. WAPA-196 and the extended rate schedules to FERC for 
confirmation and approval on a final basis.

Department of Energy Administrator, Western Area Power Administration

    In the Matter of: Western Area Power Administration Extension for 
the Rocky Mountain Region Transmission and Ancillary Services Formula 
Rates, Rate Order No. WAPA-196.

ORDER CONFIRMING, APPROVING, AND PLACING FORMULA RATES FOR THE LOVELAND 
AREA PROJECTS,

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WESTERN AREA COLORADO MISSOURI BALANCING AUTHORITY, AND THE COLORADO 
RIVER STORAGE PROJECT INTO EFFECT ON AN INTERIM BASIS

    The formula rates in Rate Order No. WAPA-196 are established 
following section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization 
Act (42 U.S.C. 7152).\2\
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    \2\ This Act transferred to, and vested in, the Secretary of 
Energy the power marketing functions of the Secretary of the 
Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation 
(Reclamation) under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 
388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly 
section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 
485h(c)) and section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 
825s); and other acts that specifically apply to the projects 
involved.
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    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 the Western Area Power Administration's 
(WAPA) 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 on a final basis, 
remand, or disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC). By Delegation Order No. S1-DEL-S4-2021, effective 
February 25, 2021, the Acting Secretary of Energy also delegated the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an 
interim basis to the Under Secretary for Science (and Energy). By 
Redelegation Order No. S4-DEL-OE1-2021, effective March 25, 2021, the 
Acting Under Secretary for Science (and Energy) redelegated the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an 
interim basis to the Assistant Secretary for Electricity. By 
Redelegation Order No. 00-002.10-05, effective July 8, 2020, the 
Assistant Secretary for Electricity further delegated the authority to 
confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis 
to WAPA's Administrator. This redelegation order, despite predating the 
February 2021 and March 2021 delegations, remains valid. This extension 
is issued under Redelegation Order No. 00-002.10-05 and DOE rate 
extension procedures as set forth at 10 CFR 903.23(a).\3\
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Background

    On March 9, 2017, FERC approved and confirmed Loveland Area 
Projects (LAP) transmission and LAP, Western Area Colorado Missouri 
Balancing Authority (WACM), and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) 
ancillary services formula rates under Rate Schedules L-NT1 (network), 
L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L-UU1 
(unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (reactive 
supply and voltage control (VAR) support), L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS4 
(energy imbalance), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), L-AS6 (supplemental 
reserves), L-AS7 (transmission losses), L-AS9 (generation imbalance), 
and L-M1 (sales of surplus products) under Rate Order No. WAPA-174 on a 
final basis for a 5-year period through September 30, 2021.\4\ Under 
Rate Order No. WAPA-179, Rate Schedule L-M1 was superseded by Rate 
Schedule L-M2.\5\ On December 29, 2020, WAPA's Administrator approved 
rates for short-term sales for RMR to use under the Western Energy 
Imbalance Service Market, which superseded rate schedules L-AS4 (energy 
imbalance), L-AS7 (transmission losses), and L-AS9 (generator 
imbalance) and which created a new Rate Schedule, L-NFJDT (joint 
dispatch transmission).\6\
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    \4\ Order Confirming and Approving Rate Schedules on a Final 
Basis, FERC Docket Nos. EF16-5-000 and ER16-5-001, 158 FERC ] 62,181 
(2017).
    \5\ Order Confirming and Approving Rate Schedules on a Final 
Basis, FERC Docket No. EF18-3-000, 163 FERC ] 62,115 (2018).
    \6\ See ``Short-Term Rate Memo--RMR WEIS--Approved December 29, 
2020'' at https://www.wapa.gov/regions/RM/rates/Pages/2021-Rates-for-Short-Term-Sales.aspx.
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    The remaining existing rates, addressed herein, continue to provide 
adequate revenue to recover annual expenses, including interest 
expense, and repay capital investments within allowable time periods. 
This ensures repayment within the cost recovery criteria as set forth 
in DOE Order RA 6120.2.

Discussion

    In accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a), WAPA filed a notice in the 
Federal Register on April 21, 2021, proposing to extend, without 
adjustment, Rate Schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-
point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L-UU1, (unreserved use), L-
AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (VAR support), L-AS3 (regulation), 
L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental reserves) under Rate 
Order No. WAPA-196.\7\ WAPA determined it was not necessary to hold 
public information or public comment forums on the proposed formula 
rate extension, but provided a 30-day consultation and comment period 
to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed extension. 
The consultation and comment period ended on May 21, 2021, and WAPA 
received no comments on the proposed formula rate extension.
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    \7\ 86 FR 20689 (Apr. 21, 2021).
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Ratemaking Procedure Requirements

Environmental Compliance

    WAPA previously determined that this action fits within the 
following categorical exclusions listed in appendix B to subpart D of 
10 CFR part 1021.410: B4.3 (Electric power marketing rate changes) and 
B4.4 (Power marketing services and activities). Categorically excluded 
projects and activities do not require preparation of either an 
environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment.\8\ 
Specifically, WAPA has determined that this rulemaking is consistent 
with activities identified in part B4, Categorical Exclusions 
Applicable to Specific Agency Actions (see 10 CFR part 1021, appendix B 
to subpart D, part B4). A copy of the categorical exclusion 
determination is available on WAPA's website at: https://www.wapa.gov/regions/RM/environment/Pages/CX2016.aspx. Look for file entitled, 
``2016-077 Prop Formula Rate Adjust for Transmission Ancillary Services 
and Sales of Surplus Prods 031016.''
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    \8\ The determination was done in compliance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321-
4347; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for 
implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); and DOE NEPA 
Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021).
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Determination Under Executive Order 12866

    WAPA has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under 
Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the 
Office of Management and Budget is required.

Submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    The Provisional Formula Rates herein confirmed, approved, and 
placed into effect on an interim basis, together with supporting 
documents, will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and final 
approval.

Order

    In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I 
hereby confirm, approve, and place into effect on an interim basis, 
Rate Order No. WAPA-196, which extends the existing LAP transmission 
and LAP, WACM, and CRSP ancillary services formula rates under Rate 
Schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non-
firm point-to-point), L-UU1

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(unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (VAR support), 
L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental 
reserves) through September 30, 2024. The rates will remain in effect 
on an interim basis until: (1) FERC confirms and approves this 
extension on a final basis; (2) subsequent rates are confirmed and 
approved; or (3) such rates are superseded.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on August 23, 
2021, by Tracey A. LeBeau, Interim 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 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.

Rate Schedule L-NT1

ATTACHMENT H to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule L-NT1 dated October 1, 2011, through 
September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects

Network Integration Transmission Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    The Transmission Customer will compensate the Loveland Area 
Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) each month for Network 
Integration Transmission Service under the applicable Network 
Integration Transmission Service Agreement and the Annual Transmission 
Revenue Requirement described herein.

Formula Rate
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN31AU21.004

    A calculated Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement will go into 
effect every October 1 based on updated financial projections and the 
true-up of previous projections.
    The Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement will be posted on the 
LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System website.

Rate Schedule L-FPT1

SCHEDULE 7 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule L-FPT1 dated October 1, 2011, through 
September 30, 2016

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects

Long-Term Firm and Short-Term Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Loveland Area 
Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) each month for reserved 
capacity under the applicable Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service 
Agreement and the formula rate described herein.

Formula Rate
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN31AU21.005

    A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on 
the formula above, updated financial and load projections, and the 
true-up of previous projections. The annual charge will be posted on 
the LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) website.

Discounts

    Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission 
service as

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follows: (1) Any offer of a discount made by LAPT must be announced to 
all eligible customers solely by posting on the LAPT OASIS website; (2) 
any customer-initiated requests for discounts, including requests for 
use by LAP Marketing, must occur solely by posting on the LAPT OASIS 
website; and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be 
immediately posted on the LAPT OASIS website. For any discount agreed 
upon for service on a path, from Point(s) of Receipt to Point(s) of 
Delivery, LAPT must offer the same discounted transmission service rate 
for the same time period to all eligible customers on all unconstrained 
transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of delivery on the 
transmission system.

Rate Schedule L-NFPT1

SCHEDULE 8 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule L-NFPT1 dated October 1, 2011, through 
September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Power Area Administration

Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects

Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    The Transmission Customer will compensate the Loveland Area 
Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) for Non-Firm Point-to-
Point Transmission Service under the applicable Non-Firm Point-to-Point 
Transmission Service Agreement and the formula rate described herein.

Formula Rate
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN31AU21.006

    A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on 
the formula above, updated financial and load projections, and the 
true-up of previous projections. The annual charge will be posted on 
the LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) website.

Discounts

    Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission 
service as follows: (1) Any offer of a discount made by LAPT must be 
announced to all eligible customers solely by posting on the LAPT OASIS 
website; (2) any customer-initiated requests for discounts, including 
requests for use by LAP Marketing, must occur solely by posting on the 
LAPT OASIS; and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be 
immediately posted on the LAPT OASIS. For any discount agreed upon for 
service on a path, from Point(s) of Receipt to Point(s) of Delivery, 
LAPT must offer the same discounted transmission service charge for the 
same time period to all eligible customers on all unconstrained 
transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of delivery on the 
transmission system.

Rate Schedule L-UU1

SCHEDULE 10 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule L-UU1 dated October 1, 2011, through 
September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects

Unreserved Use Penalties

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Loveland Area 
Projects Transmission Service Provider (LAPT) each month for any 
unreserved use of the transmission system (Unreserved Use) under the 
applicable transmission service formula rates as described herein. 
Unreserved Use occurs when an eligible customer uses transmission 
service it has not reserved or a Transmission Customer uses 
transmission service in excess of its reserved capacity. Unreserved Use 
may also include a Transmission Customer's failure to curtail 
transmission when requested, a Network Integration Transmission Service 
(Network) Customer's scheduled delivery of off-system non-designated 
purchases using transmission capacity reserved for designated Network 
resources, and a Network Customer's use of Network service or secondary 
service to facilitate a wholesale sale that does not serve a Network 
load.

Penalty Rate

    The penalty charge for a Transmission Customer who engages in 
Unreserved Use is 200 percent of the Loveland Area Project's approved 
formula rate for Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service assessed as 
follows: the Unreserved Use Penalty for a single hour of Unreserved Use 
is based upon the charge for daily Firm Point-to-Point Transmission 
Service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for more than one assessment for a 
given duration (e.g., daily) increases to the next longest duration 
(e.g., weekly). The Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of 
Unreserved Use (e.g., more than one hour) within a day is based on the 
charge for daily Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service. The 
Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of Unreserved Use 
isolated to one calendar week is based on the charge for weekly Firm 
Point-to-Point Transmission Service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for 
multiple instances of Unreserved Use during more than one week in a 
calendar month is based on the charge for monthly Firm Point-to-Point 
Transmission Service.
    A Transmission Customer who exceeds their reserved capacity at any 
point of receipt or point of delivery, or

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an eligible customer who uses transmission service at a point of 
receipt or point of delivery it has not reserved, is required to pay 
for all ancillary services provided by LAPT and associated with the 
Unreserved Use. The Transmission Customer will pay for ancillary 
services based on the amount of transmission service it used and did 
not reserve.

Rate Schedule L-AS1

Schedule 1 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule SP-SD4 and Rate Schedule L-AS1 Dated October 
1, 2011, Through September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region

Colorado River Storage Project

Loveland Area Projects

Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority

Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    This rate schedule applies to Colorado River Storage Project 
Transmission (CRCM) and Loveland Area Projects Transmission (LAPT) as 
Transmission Service Providers (TSPs) and to Western Area Colorado 
Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. 
Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service is required to 
schedule the movement of power through, out of, within, or into WACM. 
This service can be provided only by the operator of the Control Area 
in which the transmission facilities used for transmission service are 
located.
    The CRCM and LAPT TSPs must offer this service and the Federal 
Transmission Customers must purchase this service from the CRCM and 
LAPT TSPs. WACM provides this service on behalf of all TSPs within WACM 
and those TSPs must purchase this service from WACM.
    The charge will be applied to all schedules, except those for the 
delivery of transmission losses to WACM. WACM will accept any number of 
scheduling changes over the course of the day without any additional 
charge. Unless other arrangements are made with WACM, the charge will 
be allocated equally among all TSPs, both Federal and non-Federal, 
listed on the schedule who are inside WACM. The Federal transmission 
segments of the schedule are exempt from invoicing, as costs for these 
segments are included in the CRCM and LAPT transmission service rates.

Formula Rate
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    The annual cost of scheduling personnel and related costs includes 
annual costs associated with transmission scheduling (i.e., personnel, 
facilities, equipment and software, as well as credits representing 
fees for agent services).
    The number of schedules per year is the yearly total of daily tags 
which result in a schedule, excluding loss schedules.
    A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on 
the formula above and updated financial and schedule data. The annual 
charge will be posted on the CRCM and LAPT Open Access Same-Time 
Information System websites.

Rate Schedule L-AS2

Schedule 2 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule SP-RS4 and Rate Schedule L-AS2 Dated October 
1, 2011, Through September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region

Colorado River Storage Project

Loveland Area Projects

Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority

Reactive Supply and Voltage Control From Generation or Other Sources 
Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs first. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    This rate schedule applies to Colorado River Storage Project (CRCM) 
and Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as Transmission Service Providers 
(TSPs) and to Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) 
as the Control Area operator. Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from 
Generation or Other Sources Services (VAR Support Service) is required 
to maintain transmission voltages on the TSPs transmission facilities 
within acceptable limits, using generation facilities and non-
generation resources capable of providing this service to produce or 
absorb reactive power. Thus, VAR Support Service must be provided for 
each transaction on the transmission facilities within the Control 
Area. The

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amount of VAR Support Service supplied to the transmission transactions 
will be based on the VAR Support Service necessary to maintain 
transmission voltages within limits generally accepted in the region 
and consistently adhered to by WACM.
    The CRCM and LAPT TSPs must offer this service for each transaction 
and the Federal Transmission Customers must purchase this service from 
the CRCM and LAPT TSPs, unless the Transmission Customer has generating 
resources capable of providing VARs directly connected to a Federal 
transmission facility owned and operated by CRCM and/or LAPT and has 
executed a contract stipulating all the provisions of their self-
supply. If WACM provides VAR Support Service on behalf of any non-
Federal TSP, VAR Support Service will be assessed based on either the 
TSP's reserved capacity or the tagged megawatt usage of the TSP's 
Transmission Customers.

Formula Rate
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    The annual revenue requirement for VAR Support Service equals the 
revenue requirement for Federal generation times the % of resource 
capacity used for VAR Support Service (1 minus power factor) plus other 
resources, e.g., energy and transmission costs for condensing Federal 
generating units minus applicable revenue credits related to WACM 
providing service.
    The transmission transactions requiring VAR Support Service equals 
transmission capacity use of the Federal transmission systems; 
including point-to-point and network service on LAPT and CRCM 
transmission systems.
    A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on 
the formula above and updated financial and capacity data. The annual 
charge will be posted on the CRCM and LAPT Open Access Same-Time 
Information System websites.

Rate Schedule L-AS3

Schedule 3 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule SP-FR4 and Rate Schedule L-AS3 Dated October 
1, 2011, Through September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region

Colorado River Storage Project

Loveland Area Projects

Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority

Regulation and Frequency Response Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    This rate schedule applies to Colorado River Storage Project (CRCM) 
and Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as Transmission Service Providers 
(TSPs) and to Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) 
as the Control Area operator. Regulation and Frequency Response Service 
(Regulation Service) is necessary to provide for the continuous 
balancing of resources, generation, and interchange with load and for 
maintaining scheduled interconnection frequency at sixty cycles per 
second (60 Hz). Regulation Service is accomplished by committing on-
line generation whose output is raised or lowered, predominantly 
through the use of automatic generation control (AGC) equipment as 
necessary, to follow the moment-by-moment changes in load. All loads 
inside the Control Area consume regulation; therefore, WACM, by 
default, provides Regulation Service to all loads inside the Control 
Area.
    The CRCM and LAPT TSPs offer this service when transmission service 
is used to serve load within WACM and the Federal Transmission 
Customers must purchase this service from the CRCM and LAPT TSPs or 
make alternative comparable arrangements with WACM to satisfy their 
regulation obligations. For the Load Serving Entities (LSEs) who are 
not taking transmission service from CRCM and LAPT, WACM will assess 
Regulation Service charges for their load and for their variable 
resources inside WACM.
    The formula rate will be assessed to all applicable Federal 
Transmission Customers and to all applicable non-Federal LSEs serving 
load inside WACM.

Formula Rate

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    The total annual revenue requirement for Regulation Service 
includes such costs as LAP and CRSP plant costs, purchases of 
regulation products, purchases of power in support of the generating 
units' ability to regulate, purchases of transmission for regulating 
units trapped geographically inside another balancing authority, 
purchases of transmission required to relocate energy due to 
regulation/load following issues, and lost on-peak sales opportunities 
resulting from the requirement to generate at night to permit units to 
have ``down'' regulating capability.
    The total load for Regulation Service equals load inside WACM 
requiring Regulation Service, plus the installed nameplate capacity of 
wind generators serving load inside WACM times the wind capacity 
multiplier, plus the installed nameplate capacity of solar generators 
serving load inside WACM times the solar capacity multiplier.
    A calculated charge will go into effect every October 1 based on 
the formula above and updated financial, load, and capacity multiplier 
data. The annual charge and multipliers will be posted on the CRCM and 
LAPT Open Access Same-Time Information System websites.

Types

    There are two different applications of this Formula Rate:
    1. Load-based Assessment: The charge is assessed on an entity's 
auxiliary load (total metered load less applicable Federal 
entitlements) and on the amount stated in any BA or transmission 
service agreements. The charge is also applied to the installed 
nameplate capacity of all variable energy resources, including wind and 
solar generators, serving load inside WACM multiplied by the applicable 
annually calculated Capacity Multiplier.
    2. Self-provision Assessment: WACM allows entities with AGC to 
self-provide for all or a portion of their loads. Entities with AGC are 
known as Sub-Balancing Authorities (SBA) and must meet all of the 
following criteria:
    a. Have a well-defined boundary, with WACM-approved revenue-quality 
metering, accurate as defined by the North American Electric 
Reliability Corporation (NERC), to include Megawatt flow data 
availability at 6-second or smaller intervals;
    b. Have AGC responsive unit(s);
    c. Demonstrate Regulation Service capability; and
    d. Execute a contract with WACM in which entities agree to:
    i. Provide all requested data to WACM.
    ii. Meet SBA error criteria as described below.
    Self-provision is measured by use of the entity's 1-minute average 
Area Control Error (ACE) to determine the amount of self-provision. The 
ACE is used to calculate the Regulation Service charges every hour as 
follows:
    a. If the entity's 1-minute average ACE for the hour is less than 
or equal to 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, no Regulation 
Service charge is assessed for that hour.
    b. If the entity's 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater 
than or equal to 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM assesses 
Regulation Service charges to the entity's entire auxiliary load, using 
the hourly Load-based Assessment applied to the entity's auxiliary 12-
cp load for that month.
    c. If the entity's 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater 
than 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, but less than 1.5 percent 
of its hourly average load, WACM assesses Regulation Service charges 
based on linear interpolation of zero charge and full charge, using the 
hourly Load-based Assessment applied to the entity's auxiliary 12-cp 
load for that month.
    d. WACM monitors the entity's Self-provision on a regular basis. If 
WACM determines the entity has not been attempting to self-regulate, 
WACM will, upon notification, employ the Load-based Assessment 
described in No. 1, above.

Alternative Arrangements

    Exporting Variable Resource Requirement: WACM does not provide 
Regulation Service to variable resources inside the WACM Control Area 
which are not used to serve load inside the WACM Control Area. An 
entity that exports the output from a variable generator to another 
Control Area will be required to dynamically meter or dynamically 
schedule the resource out of the WACM Control Area to another Control 
Area unless arrangements, satisfactory to WACM, are made for the entity 
to acquire this service from a third party or self-supply (as outlined 
below). A variable generator is one whose output is volatile and 
variable due to factors beyond direct operational control and, 
therefore, is not dispatchable.
    Self- or Third-party supply: WACM may allow an entity to supply 
some or all of its required regulation, or contract with a third party 
to do so. This entity must have revenue quality metering at every load 
and generation point, accurate as defined by NERC, to include MW flow 
data availability at 6-second or smaller intervals. WACM will evaluate 
the entity's metering, telecommunications and regulating resource, as 
well as the required level of regulation, and determine whether the 
entity qualifies to self-supply under this provision. If approved, the 
entity is required to enter into a separate agreement with WACM which 
will specify the terms of the self-supply application.

Customer Accommodation

    For entities unwilling to take Regulation Service, self-provide as 
described above, or acquire the service from a third party, WACM will 
assist the entity in dynamically metering its loads/resources to 
another Control Area.

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Until such time as meter configuration is accomplished, the entity will 
be responsible for charges assessed under the formula rate in effect.

Rate Schedule L-AS5

SCHEDULE 5 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule L-AS5 dated October 1, 2011, through 
September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects and Western Area Colorado 
Missouri Balancing Authority

Operating Reserve--Spinning Reserve Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    This rate schedule applies to Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as the 
Transmission Service Provider (TSP) and to Western Area Colorado 
Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. 
Spinning Reserve Service is needed to serve load immediately in the 
event of a system contingency. Spinning Reserve Service may be provided 
by generating units that are on-line and loaded at less than maximum 
output.
    The LAPT TSP must offer this service when transmission service is 
used to serve load within WACM and the Federal Transmission Customers 
must purchase this service from the LAPT TSP or make alternative 
comparable arrangements with WACM to satisfy their Spinning Reserve 
obligations. WACM may be willing to provide Spinning Reserves to other 
entities, providing the entities enter into separate agreements with 
WACM which will specify the terms of the Spinning Reserve Service.

Formula Rate

    The LAPT TSP and WACM have no Spinning Reserves available for sale. 
At a customer's request, the Rocky Mountain Region will purchase 
Spinning Reserves and pass through the cost and any activation energy, 
plus a fee for administration. The customer will be responsible for 
providing the transmission to deliver the Spinning Reserves purchased.

Rate Schedule L-AS6

SCHEDULE 6 to OATT

(Supersedes Rate Schedule L-AS6 dated October 1, 2011, through 
September 30, 2016)

United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration

Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects and Western Area Colorado 
Missouri Balancing Authority

Operating Reserve--Supplemental Reserve Service

(Approved Under Rate Order No. WAPA-174)

Effective

    The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or 
after October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2021, or 
until superseded by another rate schedule, whichever occurs earlier. 
[Note: This rate schedule was extended by Rate Order No. WAPA-196 
through September 30, 2024.]

Applicable

    This rate schedule applies to the Loveland Area Projects (LAPT) as 
the Transmission Service Provider (TSP) and the Western Area Colorado 
Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) as the Control Area operator. 
Supplemental Reserve Service is needed to serve load in the event of a 
system contingency; however, it is not available immediately to serve 
load but rather within a short period of time. Supplemental Reserve 
Service may be provided by generating units that are on-line but 
unloaded, by quick-start generation, or by interruptible load.
    The LAPT TSP must offer this service when the transmission service 
is used to serve load within WACM and the Federal Transmission 
Customers must purchase this service from the LAPT TSP or make 
alternative comparable arrangements with WACM to satisfy their 
Supplemental Reserve obligations. WACM may be willing to provide 
Supplemental Reserves to other entities, providing the entities enter 
into separate agreements with WACM which will specify the terms of the 
Supplemental Reserve Service.

Formula Rate

    The LAPT TSP and WACM have no Supplemental Reserves available for 
sale. At a customer's request, the Rocky Mountain Region will purchase 
Supplemental Reserves and pass through the cost and any activation 
energy, plus a fee for administration. The customer will be responsible 
for providing the transmission to deliver the Supplemental Reserves 
purchased.

[FR Doc. 2021-18646 Filed 8-30-21; 8:45 am]
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