Denali Commission Fiscal Year 2022 Draft Work Plan, 48670-48671 [2021-18682]

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Notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: The Denali Commission (Commission) is an independent Federal agency based on an innovative federalstate partnership designed to provide critical utilities, infrastructure and support for economic development and training in Alaska by delivering federal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 services in the most cost-effective manner possible. The Commission is required to develop an annual work plan for future spending which will be published in the Federal Register, providing an opportunity for a 30-day period of public review and written comment. This Federal Register notice serves to announce the 30-day opportunity for public comment on the Denali Commission Draft Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022). DATES: Comments and related material to be received by September 15, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Denali Commission, Attention: Anne Stanislowski, 510 L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Stanislowski, Denali Commission, 510 L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501. Telephone: (907) 271–3011. Email: astanislowski@denali.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Denali Commission’s mission is to partner with tribal, federal, state, and local governments and collaborate with all Alaskans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government services, to build and ensure the operation and maintenance of Alaska’s basic infrastructure, and to develop a welltrained labor force employed in a diversified and sustainable economy. By creating the Commission, Congress mandated that all parties involved partner together to find new and innovative solutions to the unique infrastructure and economic development challenges in America’s most remote communities. Pursuant to the Denali Commission Act, the Commission determines its own basic operating principles and funding criteria on an annual federal fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) basis. The Commission outlines these priorities and funding recommendations in an annual work plan. The FY 2022 Work Plan was developed in the following manner. • A workgroup comprised of Denali Commissioners and Commission staff developed a preliminary draft work plan. • The preliminary draft work plan was published on Denali.gov for review by the public in advance of public testimony. • A public hearing was held to record public comments and recommendations on the preliminary draft work plan. • Written comments on the preliminary draft work plan were accepted for another ten days after the public hearing. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • All public hearing comments and written comments were provided to Commissioners for their review and consideration. • Commissioners discussed the preliminary draft work plan in a public meeting and then voted on the work plan during the meeting. • The Commissioners forwarded their recommended work plan to the Federal Co-Chair, who then prepared the draft work plan for publication in the Federal Register providing a 30-day period for public review and written comment. During this time, the draft work plan will also be disseminated to Commission program partners including, but not limited to, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Agriculture—Rural Utilities Service (USDA/RUS), and the State of Alaska. • At the conclusion of the Federal Register Public comment period Commission staff provides the Federal Co-Chair with a summary of public comments and recommendations, if any, on the draft work plan. • If no revisions are made to the draft, the Federal Co-Chair provides notice of approval of the work plan to the Commissioners, and forwards the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce for approval; or, if there are revisions the Federal Co-Chair provides notice of modifications to the Commissioners for their consideration and approval, and upon receipt of approval from Commissioners, forwards the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce for approval. • The Secretary of Commerce approves the work plan. • The Federal Co-Chair then approves grants and contracts based upon the approved work plan. FY 2022 Appropriations Summary The Commission has historically received federal funding from several sources. The two primary sources at this time include the Energy & Water Appropriation Bill (‘‘base’’ or ‘‘discretionary’’ funds) and an annual allocation from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Liability (TAPL) fund. The proposed FY 2022 Work Plan assumes the Commission will receive $15,000,000 of base funds, which is the amount referenced in the reauthorization of the Commission passed by Congress in 2016 (ref: Pub. L. 114–322), and a $2,917,000 TAPL allocation based on discussions with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Approximately $4,000,000 of the base funds will be used for administrative expenses and non-project E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 48671 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices program support, leaving $11,000,000 available for program activities. The total base funding shown in the Work Plan also includes an amount typically available from project closeouts and other de-obligations that occur in any given year. Approximately $117,000 of the TAPL funds will be utilized for administrative expenses and non-project program support, leaving $2,800,000 available for program activities. Absent any new specific direction or limitations provided by Congress in the current Energy & Water Appropriations Bill, these funding sources are governed by the following general principles, either by statute or by language in the Work Plan itself: • Funds from the Energy & Water Appropriation are eligible for use in all programs. • TAPL funds can only be used for bulk fuel related projects and activities. • Appropriated funds may be reduced due to Congressional action, rescissions by OMB, and other federal agency actions. • All Energy & Water and TAPL investment amounts identified in the work plan, are ‘‘up to’’ amounts, and may be reassigned to other programs included in the current year work plan, if they are not fully expended in a program component area or a specific project. • Energy & Water and TAPL funds set aside for administrative expenses that subsequently become available, may be used for program activities included in the current year work plan. DENALI COMMISSION FY2022 FUNDING SUMMARY Energy & Water Funds FY 2022 Energy & Water Appropriation 1 ................... $11,000,000 Subtotal ......................... 11,000,000 TAPL Funds FY 2022 Annual Allocation ... 2,800,000 Grand Total ................... 13,800,000 Notes: 1 If the final appropriation is less than $15 million the Federal Co-Chair shall reduce investments to balance the FY 2022 Work Plan. Base Energy Reliability and Security: Diesel Power Plants and Interties ........................................................................................ Wind, Hydro, Biomass, Other Proven Renewables and Emerging Technologies ............... Audits, TA, & Community Energy Efficiency Improvements ................................................ RPSU Maintenance and Improvement Projects .................................................................. Available for program activities Source TAPL Total $2,900,000 750,000 375,000 900,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ $2,900,000 750,000 375,000 900,000 4,925,000 ........................ 4,925,000 ........................ ........................ 1,500,000 700,000 1,500,000 700,000 Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... Village Infrastructure Protection .................................................................................................. Transportation .............................................................................................................................. Sanitation: Village Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste ....................................................................... 0 500,000 1,000,000 2,200,000 ........................ ........................ 2,200,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 ........................ 1,500,000 Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... Health Facilities ........................................................................................................................... Housing ........................................................................................................................................ Broadband ................................................................................................................................... Workforce Development: Energy and Bulk Fuel ........................................................................................................... Other ..................................................................................................................................... 1,500,000 750,000 500,000 750,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,500,000 750,000 500,000 750,000 375,000 700,000 600,000 ........................ 975,000 700,000 Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... Totals ............................................................................................................................. 3,075,000 13,000,000 600,000 2,800,000 3,675,000 15,800,000 Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... Bulk Fuel Safety and Security: New/Refurbished Facilities ................................................................................................... Maintenance and Improvement Projects .............................................................................. Notes: 1 The Commissioners decided that if appropriations exceed the anticipated $15M then up to $2M will be allocated to Workforce Development, $250K to Broadband and $5M to the Village Infrastructure Program. John Whittington General Counsel. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FR Doc. 2021–18682 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3300–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. TX21–4–000] City and County of San Francisco; Notice of Filing Take notice that on August 20, 2021, pursuant to section 210 and 211 of the Federal Power Act,1 the City and County of San Francisco (JVR) filed an application requesting that the Federal 1 16 VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:38 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 825i, 824j, (2018). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48670-48671]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18682]


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DENALI COMMISSION


Denali Commission Fiscal Year 2022 Draft Work Plan

AGENCY: Denali Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Denali Commission (Commission) is an independent Federal 
agency based on an innovative federal-state partnership designed to 
provide critical utilities, infrastructure and support for economic 
development and training in Alaska by delivering federal services in 
the most cost-effective manner possible. The Commission is required to 
develop an annual work plan for future spending which will be published 
in the Federal Register, providing an opportunity for a 30-day period 
of public review and written comment. This Federal Register notice 
serves to announce the 30-day opportunity for public comment on the 
Denali Commission Draft Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 
2022).

DATES: Comments and related material to be received by September 15, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Denali Commission, Attention: Anne 
Stanislowski, 510 L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Stanislowski, Denali Commission, 
510 L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501. Telephone: (907) 271-
3011. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Denali Commission's mission is to partner with 
tribal, federal, state, and local governments and collaborate with all 
Alaskans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government 
services, to build and ensure the operation and maintenance of Alaska's 
basic infrastructure, and to develop a well-trained labor force 
employed in a diversified and sustainable economy.
    By creating the Commission, Congress mandated that all parties 
involved partner together to find new and innovative solutions to the 
unique infrastructure and economic development challenges in America's 
most remote communities. Pursuant to the Denali Commission Act, the 
Commission determines its own basic operating principles and funding 
criteria on an annual federal fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) 
basis. The Commission outlines these priorities and funding 
recommendations in an annual work plan. The FY 2022 Work Plan was 
developed in the following manner.
     A workgroup comprised of Denali Commissioners and 
Commission staff developed a preliminary draft work plan.
     The preliminary draft work plan was published on 
Denali.gov for review by the public in advance of public testimony.
     A public hearing was held to record public comments and 
recommendations on the preliminary draft work plan.
     Written comments on the preliminary draft work plan were 
accepted for another ten days after the public hearing.
     All public hearing comments and written comments were 
provided to Commissioners for their review and consideration.
     Commissioners discussed the preliminary draft work plan in 
a public meeting and then voted on the work plan during the meeting.
     The Commissioners forwarded their recommended work plan to 
the Federal Co-Chair, who then prepared the draft work plan for 
publication in the Federal Register providing a 30-day period for 
public review and written comment. During this time, the draft work 
plan will also be disseminated to Commission program partners 
including, but not limited to, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Agriculture--
Rural Utilities Service (USDA/RUS), and the State of Alaska.
     At the conclusion of the Federal Register Public comment 
period Commission staff provides the Federal Co-Chair with a summary of 
public comments and recommendations, if any, on the draft work plan.
     If no revisions are made to the draft, the Federal Co-
Chair provides notice of approval of the work plan to the 
Commissioners, and forwards the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce 
for approval; or, if there are revisions the Federal Co-Chair provides 
notice of modifications to the Commissioners for their consideration 
and approval, and upon receipt of approval from Commissioners, forwards 
the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce for approval.
     The Secretary of Commerce approves the work plan.
     The Federal Co-Chair then approves grants and contracts 
based upon the approved work plan.

FY 2022 Appropriations Summary

    The Commission has historically received federal funding from 
several sources. The two primary sources at this time include the 
Energy & Water Appropriation Bill (``base'' or ``discretionary'' funds) 
and an annual allocation from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Liability 
(TAPL) fund. The proposed FY 2022 Work Plan assumes the Commission will 
receive $15,000,000 of base funds, which is the amount referenced in 
the reauthorization of the Commission passed by Congress in 2016 (ref: 
Pub. L. 114-322), and a $2,917,000 TAPL allocation based on discussions 
with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Approximately 
$4,000,000 of the base funds will be used for administrative expenses 
and non-project

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program support, leaving $11,000,000 available for program activities. 
The total base funding shown in the Work Plan also includes an amount 
typically available from project closeouts and other de-obligations 
that occur in any given year. Approximately $117,000 of the TAPL funds 
will be utilized for administrative expenses and non-project program 
support, leaving $2,800,000 available for program activities. Absent 
any new specific direction or limitations provided by Congress in the 
current Energy & Water Appropriations Bill, these funding sources are 
governed by the following general principles, either by statute or by 
language in the Work Plan itself:
     Funds from the Energy & Water Appropriation are eligible 
for use in all programs.
     TAPL funds can only be used for bulk fuel related projects 
and activities.
     Appropriated funds may be reduced due to Congressional 
action, rescissions by OMB, and other federal agency actions.
     All Energy & Water and TAPL investment amounts identified 
in the work plan, are ``up to'' amounts, and may be reassigned to other 
programs included in the current year work plan, if they are not fully 
expended in a program component area or a specific project.
     Energy & Water and TAPL funds set aside for administrative 
expenses that subsequently become available, may be used for program 
activities included in the current year work plan.

                Denali Commission FY2022 Funding Summary
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                                                           Available for
                         Source                               program
                                                            activities
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                          Energy & Water Funds
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FY 2022 Energy & Water Appropriation \1\................     $11,000,000
                                                         ---------------
    Subtotal............................................      11,000,000
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                               TAPL Funds
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FY 2022 Annual Allocation...............................       2,800,000
                                                         ---------------
    Grand Total.........................................      13,800,000
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Notes:
\1\ If the final appropriation is less than $15 million the Federal Co-
  Chair shall reduce investments to balance the FY 2022 Work Plan.


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                                                                       Base            TAPL            Total
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Energy Reliability and Security:
    Diesel Power Plants and Interties...........................      $2,900,000  ..............      $2,900,000
    Wind, Hydro, Biomass, Other Proven Renewables and Emerging           750,000  ..............         750,000
     Technologies...............................................
    Audits, TA, & Community Energy Efficiency Improvements......         375,000  ..............         375,000
    RPSU Maintenance and Improvement Projects...................         900,000  ..............         900,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................       4,925,000  ..............       4,925,000
Bulk Fuel Safety and Security:
    New/Refurbished Facilities..................................  ..............       1,500,000       1,500,000
    Maintenance and Improvement Projects........................  ..............         700,000         700,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................               0       2,200,000       2,200,000
Village Infrastructure Protection...............................         500,000  ..............         500,000
Transportation..................................................       1,000,000  ..............       1,000,000
Sanitation:
    Village Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste...................       1,500,000  ..............       1,500,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................       1,500,000  ..............       1,500,000
Health Facilities...............................................         750,000  ..............         750,000
Housing.........................................................         500,000  ..............         500,000
Broadband.......................................................         750,000  ..............         750,000
Workforce Development:
    Energy and Bulk Fuel........................................         375,000         600,000         975,000
    Other.......................................................         700,000  ..............         700,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................       3,075,000         600,000       3,675,000
        Totals..................................................      13,000,000       2,800,000      15,800,000
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Notes:
\1\ The Commissioners decided that if appropriations exceed the anticipated $15M then up to $2M will be
  allocated to Workforce Development, $250K to Broadband and $5M to the Village Infrastructure Program.


John Whittington
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2021-18682 Filed 8-30-21; 8:45 am]
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