Intent To Revise Power Marketing Policy Cumberland System of Projects, 58260-58261 [2021-22873]

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AGENCY: Pursuant to its Procedure for Public Participation in the Formulation of Marketing Policy, published in the Federal Register of July 6, 1978, Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) intends to revise its marketing policy by including provisions regarding renewable energy certificates (RECs) from its Cumberland System of Projects. The current power marketing policy was published on August 5, 1993, for the Southeastern Cumberland System, and is reflected in contracts for the sale of system power, which are maintained in the Southeastern headquarters office. Southeastern solicits written comments and proposals in formulating the proposed marketing policy revision. DATES: Comments and proposals must be submitted on or before December 20, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments or proposals should be submitted to Virgil G. Hobbs III, Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635–6711, (706) 213–3800, Comments@sepa.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Jourolmon IV, General Counsel, (706) 213–3800, Comments@ sepa.doe.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 201 / Thursday, October 21, 2021 / Notices A ‘‘Final Power Marketing Policy Cumberland System of Projects’’ was developed and published in the Federal Register on August 5, 1993, 58 FR 41762, by Southeastern. The policy establishes the marketing area for system power and addresses the utilization of area utility systems for essential purposes. The policy also addresses wholesale rates, resale rates, and conservation measures, but does not address RECs. Under Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), Southeastern is responsible for the transmission and disposition of electric power and energy from reservoir projects operated by the Department of the Army. Furthermore, Southeastern must transmit and dispose of such power and energy in a manner that offers the most widespread use at the lowest possible rates to consumers consistent with sound business principles. Rate schedules are drawn with regards to the recovery of the cost of producing and transmitting such electric energy. The Cumberland System consists of nine projects: Barkley, Center Hill, Cheatham, Cordell Hull, Dale Hollow, Laurel, Old Hickory, J. Percy Priest, and Wolf Creek. The power from the projects is currently marketed to Preference Customers located in the service areas of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Duke Energy Progress, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Kentucky Utilities, Municipal Electric Agency of Mississippi, Mississippi Delta Energy Agency, the seven-member Cooperative Energy currently receiving Cumberland power, and Southern Illinois Power Cooperative. Southeastern has been using the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) provided through PJM Interconnection, LLC, for the KerrPhilpott System of Projects. The attributes are unbundled from the megawatt-hour of energy produced and recorded onto a certificate. These certificates may be used by electricity suppliers and other energy market participants to comply with relevant state policies and regulatory programs and to support voluntary ‘‘green’’ electricity markets. Southeastern is considering using the similar M–RETS® product or another product for distributing certificates to current Preference Customers with allocations of power from the Cumberland System. The REC tracking system Southeastern selects should be capable of tracking environmental attributes used for voluntary claims in all states, jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 provinces, and territories in North America. Upon formulating a proposed revision to the Cumberland System marketing policy to address RECs, Southeastern will publish the proposal in the Federal Register and begin a sixty-day comment period pursuant to its Procedures for Public Participation in the Formulation of Marketing Policy. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on October 12, 2021, by Virgil G. Hobbs III, Administrator for Southeastern 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. 58261 On April 22, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—January 7, 2022 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—April 7, 2022 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Transco proposes to abandon approximately 29.6 miles of pipeline comprising of 8-, 10-, and 12-inchdiameter pipeline segments in Pointe Coupe´e Parish, Louisiana. Of the 29.6 miles, approximately 28.8 miles would be abandoned in place, and the remaining 0.8 mile of pipeline would be abandoned by removal. Additionally, Transco would remove meter stations 2040, 2328, 3267, and 2327 also located in Pointe Coupe´e Parish. According to Transco, the facilities proposed to be abandoned have not been utilized in over a year and are not expected to be used in the future. [Docket No. CP21–134–000] Background Signed in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2021–22873 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Happytown Abandonment Project On April 8, 2021, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC filed an application in Docket No. CP21–134– 000 requesting authorization pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Happytown Abandonment Project (Project) and would involve abandoning pipeline segments totaling approximately 29.6 miles, as well as appurtenant facilities. The Project would abandon inactive facilities, which would have no impact on Transco’s operations and the ability of Transco’s Mainlines A, B, and C to provide natural gas service. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On August 19, 2021, the Commission issued a Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed Happytown Abandonment Project (NOS). The NOS was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOS, the Commission received comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and a Mr. Dave F. Butler. The primary issues raised by the commentors are environmental justice and concern regarding the Louisiana black bear. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 201 (Thursday, October 21, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-22873]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Intent To Revise Power Marketing Policy Cumberland System of 
Projects

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

ACTION: Notice of intention to begin a public process.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to its Procedure for Public Participation in the 
Formulation of Marketing Policy, published in the Federal Register of 
July 6, 1978, Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) intends 
to revise its marketing policy by including provisions regarding 
renewable energy certificates (RECs) from its Cumberland System of 
Projects. The current power marketing policy was published on August 5, 
1993, for the Southeastern Cumberland System, and is reflected in 
contracts for the sale of system power, which are maintained in the 
Southeastern headquarters office. Southeastern solicits written 
comments and proposals in formulating the proposed marketing policy 
revision.

DATES: Comments and proposals must be submitted on or before December 
20, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or proposals should be submitted to Virgil 
G. Hobbs III, Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, 1166 
Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635-6711, (706) 213-3800, 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Jourolmon IV, General Counsel, 
(706) 213-3800, [email protected].

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A ``Final Power Marketing Policy Cumberland 
System of Projects'' was developed and published in the Federal 
Register on August 5, 1993, 58 FR 41762, by Southeastern. The policy 
establishes the marketing area for system power and addresses the 
utilization of area utility systems for essential purposes. The policy 
also addresses wholesale rates, resale rates, and conservation 
measures, but does not address RECs.
    Under Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), 
Southeastern is responsible for the transmission and disposition of 
electric power and energy from reservoir projects operated by the 
Department of the Army. Furthermore, Southeastern must transmit and 
dispose of such power and energy in a manner that offers the most 
widespread use at the lowest possible rates to consumers consistent 
with sound business principles. Rate schedules are drawn with regards 
to the recovery of the cost of producing and transmitting such electric 
energy.
    The Cumberland System consists of nine projects: Barkley, Center 
Hill, Cheatham, Cordell Hull, Dale Hollow, Laurel, Old Hickory, J. 
Percy Priest, and Wolf Creek. The power from the projects is currently 
marketed to Preference Customers located in the service areas of the 
Tennessee Valley Authority, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Duke 
Energy Progress, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Kentucky Utilities, 
Municipal Electric Agency of Mississippi, Mississippi Delta Energy 
Agency, the seven-member Cooperative Energy currently receiving 
Cumberland power, and Southern Illinois Power Cooperative.
    Southeastern has been using the Generation Attribute Tracking 
System (GATS) provided through PJM Interconnection, LLC, for the Kerr-
Philpott System of Projects. The attributes are unbundled from the 
megawatt-hour of energy produced and recorded onto a certificate. These 
certificates may be used by electricity suppliers and other energy 
market participants to comply with relevant state policies and 
regulatory programs and to support voluntary ``green'' electricity 
markets. Southeastern is considering using the similar M-RETS[supreg] 
product or another product for distributing certificates to current 
Preference Customers with allocations of power from the Cumberland 
System.
    The REC tracking system Southeastern selects should be capable of 
tracking environmental attributes used for voluntary claims in all 
states, provinces, and territories in North America.
    Upon formulating a proposed revision to the Cumberland System 
marketing policy to address RECs, Southeastern will publish the 
proposal in the Federal Register and begin a sixty-day comment period 
pursuant to its Procedures for Public Participation in the Formulation 
of Marketing Policy.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on October 12, 
2021, by Virgil G. Hobbs III, Administrator for Southeastern 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 October 15, 2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2021-22873 Filed 10-20-21; 8:45 am]
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