Proposed Rate Adjustment, Public Forum, and Opportunities for Public Review and Comment for Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of Projects, 17080-17083 [2022-06305]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 17080 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2022 / Notices Applicants: Kentucky Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: MBR Tariff Filing to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 3/21/22. Accession Number: 20220321–5130. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 4/11/22. Docket Numbers: ER22–1411–000. Applicants: Parkway Generation Keys Energy Center LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Notice of Succession—Reactive Service Tariff to be effective 3/22/2022. Filed Date: 3/21/22. Accession Number: 20220321–5133. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 4/11/22. Docket Numbers: ER22–1413–000. Applicants: Parkway Generation Operating LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Notice of Succession—Reactive Service Tariff— Essex Generation Station to be effective 3/22/2022. Filed Date: 3/21/22. Accession Number: 20220321–5137. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 4/11/22. Docket Numbers: ER22–1414–000. Applicants: Parkway Generation Operating LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Notice of Succession Reactive Service Tariff— Remainder of Generating Facilities to be effective 3/22/2022. Filed Date: 3/21/22. Accession Number: 20220321–5141. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 4/11/22. Take notice that the Commission received the following foreign utility company status filings: Docket Numbers: FC22–1–000. Applicants: I Squared Capital. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Conrad Companies. Filed Date: 3/18/22. Accession Number: 20220318–5237. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 4/8/22. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at:http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: March 21, 2022. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–06303 Filed 3–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Dated: March 21, 2022. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2022–06304 Filed 3–24–22; 8:45 am] Combined Notice of Filings BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP22–708–000. Applicants: TransCameron Pipeline, LLC. Description: Operational Purchases and Sales Report and Waiver Request of TransCameron Pipeline, LLC. Filed Date: 3/18/22. Accession Number: 20220318–5193. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 3/30/22. Docket Numbers: RP22–709–000. Applicants: TransCameron Pipeline, LLC. Description: Annual Fuel Reimbursement Filing and Waiver Request of TransCameron Pipeline, LLC. Filed Date: 3/18/22. Accession Number: 20220318–5197. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 3/30/22. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP17–598–005. Applicants: Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership. Description: Compliance filing: GLGT RP17–598 Amended & Restated Settlement Filing to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 3/18/22. Accession Number: 20220318–5097. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 3/30/22. Any person desiring to protest in any the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by querying the docket number. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Southeastern Power Administration Proposed Rate Adjustment, Public Forum, and Opportunities for Public Review and Comment for GeorgiaAlabama-South Carolina System of Projects Southeastern Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed rate. AGENCY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) proposes to revise existing schedules of rates and charges applicable to the sale of power from the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of Projects effective for a 5-year period, October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2027. Additionally, opportunities will be available for interested persons to review the present rates and the proposed rates and supporting studies, to participate in a public forum and to submit written comments. Southeastern will evaluate all comments received in this process. DATES: Written comments are due on or before June 23, 2022. A public information and comment forum will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at 2:00 p.m. EDT on April 26, 2022. Persons desiring to attend the forum should notify Southeastern by April 19, 2022, so a list of forum participants can be prepared. Persons desiring to speak at the forum should specify this in their notification to Southeastern; others may speak if time permits. Notifications should be submitted by Email to Comments@ sepa.doe.gov. If Southeastern has not been notified by close of business on April 19, 2022, that at least one person intends to be present at the forum, the forum may be canceled with no further notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Administrator, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2022 / Notices Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635– 6711; Email: Comments@sepa.doe.gov. The public information and comment forum for the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of Projects will take place at the Atlanta Airport Marriott, 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30337. Alexa Webb, Public Utilities Specialist, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635, (706) 213–3800; Email: Alexa.Webb@ sepa.doe.gov. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirmed and approved on a final basis Wholesale Power Rate Schedules SOCO–1–F, SOCO–2–F, SOCO–3–F, SOCO–4–F, ALA–1–O, Duke–1–F, Duke–2–F, Duke–3–F, Duke– 4–F, Santee–1–F, Santee–2–F, Santee– 3–F, Santee–4–F, SCE&G–1–F, SCE&G– 2–F, SCE&G–3–F, SCE&G–4–F, Pump– 1–A, and Replacement–1 applicable to Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of Projects’ power for a period ending September 30, 2022. (FERC Docket No. EF17–5–000; 162 FERC ¶ 62,059 (Jan. 25, 2018)). Discussion: The Georgia-AlabamaSouth Carolina System (System) consists of ten projects in or on the border of the states of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. The power generated at these projects is purchased by and benefits 192 preference customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The System provides 2,184,257 kilowatts of capacity and about 3,383,000 MWh of average annual energy from stream-flow based on modeling for the period of record. Existing rate schedules are predicated upon a February 2017 repayment study and other supporting data. A repayment study prepared in January of 2022 shows a two percent (2%) increase in the revenue requirement is necessary due to an increase in forecast transmission service purchase costs. The revenue requirement is $203,650,000 per year. Southeastern is proposing to revise the existing rate schedules to generate this revenue. The proposed rate adjustment is a reduction of about one percent (1%) in the rates for capacity and an increase in the energy rate of about four percent (4%). Southeastern is proposing the following rate schedules to be effective for the period from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2027. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida to whom power may be wheeled and scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Southern Company Services, Incorporated. Rate Schedule SOCO–2–G FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rate Schedule SOCO–1–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida to whom power may be wheeled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Southern Company Services, Incorporated. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government. Rate Schedule SOCO–3–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Southern Company Services, Incorporated. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule SOCO–4–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida served through the transmission facilities of Southern Company Services, Inc. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule Duke–1–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled and scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Duke Power Company. Rate Schedule Duke–2–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Duke Power Company. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government. Rate Schedule Duke–3–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and South Carolina to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Duke Power Company. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission arrangement. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17081 Rate Schedule Duke–4–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and South Carolina served through the transmission facilities of Duke Power Company. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule Santee–1–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled and scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and South Carolina Public Service Authority. Rate Schedule Santee–2–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled pursuant to contracts between the Government and South Carolina Public Service Authority. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government. Rate Schedule Santee–3–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and South Carolina Public Service Authority. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule Santee–4–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina served through the transmission facilities of South Carolina Public Service Authority. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule SCE&G–1–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled and scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. Rate Schedule SCE&G–2–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government. Rate Schedule SCE&G–3–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to whom E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 17082 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2022 / Notices power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule SCE&G–4–G Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina served through the transmission facilities of Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule Pump–1–A Available to all customers of the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System and applicable to energy from pumping operations at the Carters and Richard B. Russell projects. Capacity ....................................................................................................................... Energy .......................................................................................................................... Generation Services ..................................................................................................... Under this scenario, 75 percent of generation revenues are recovered from capacity sales and 25 percent are recovered from energy sales. These rates are expected to produce an average Rate Schedule Replacement–1 Available to all customers in the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System and applicable to replacement energy. The proposed rates for capacity, energy, and generation services are as follows: $4.04 12.80 $0.12 revenue of $203,595,000 in FY 2023 and all future years. The rates for transmission, scheduling, reactive supply, and regulation and frequency response per kilowatt (kW) per month. mills per kilowatt-hour. per kW per month. apply to all four scenarios and are illustrated in Table 1. SOUTHEASTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION PROPOSED RATES FOR TRANSMISSION SCHEDULING, REACTIVE, AND REGULATION CHARGES Rate schedule lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SOCO–1–G ...................................................................................... SOCO–2–G ...................................................................................... SOCO–3–G ...................................................................................... SOCO–4–G ...................................................................................... Duke–1–G ........................................................................................ Duke–2–G ........................................................................................ Duke–3–G ........................................................................................ Duke–4–G ........................................................................................ Santee–1–G ..................................................................................... Santee–2–G ..................................................................................... Santee–3–G ..................................................................................... Santee–4–G ..................................................................................... SCE&G–1–G .................................................................................... SCE&G–2–G .................................................................................... SCE&G–3–G .................................................................................... SCE&G–4–G .................................................................................... Pump–1–A ....................................................................................... Replacement–1 ................................................................................ The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635–6711. Proposed Rate Schedules SOCO–1–G, SOCO–2–G, SOCO–3–G, SOCO–4–G, Duke–1–G, Duke–2–G, Duke–3–G, Duke–4–G, Santee–1–G, Santee–2–G, Santee–3–G, Santee–4–G, SCE&G–1–G, SCE&G–2–G, SCE&G–3–G, SCE&G–4–G, Pump–1–A, and Replacement–1 are also available. Legal Authority: By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00B, effective November 19, 2016, the Secretary of Energy delegated to Southeastern’s Administrator the authority to develop power and transmission rates, to the Deputy Secretary of Energy the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis, and to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 Transmission charge Scheduling charge Reactive charge Regulation charge $/kW/month $/kW/month $/kW/month $/kW/month 4.08 4.08 ............................ ............................ 1.51 1.51 ............................ ............................ 1.88 1.88 ............................ ............................ 5.07 5.07 ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ 0.0806 ............................ 0.0806 ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ 0.11 0.11 ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ 0.0483 ............................ 0.0483 ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ FERC the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, or to disapprove, rates developed by the Administrator under the delegation. By Delegation Order No. S1–DEL–S4– 2021–2, effective December 8, 2021, the 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–OE1–2021–2, also effective December 8, 2021, the 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– 03, effective July 8, 2020, the Assistant Secretary for Electricity further PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 redelegated the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration. This redelegation order, despite predating the December 2021 delegations, remains valid. This rate is proposed by the Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, pursuant to the authority delegated in Delegation Order No. 00–037.00B. Environmental Impact: Southeastern has reviewed the possible environmental impacts of the rate adjustment under consideration and has concluded that, because the adjusted rates would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2022 / Notices amended, the proposed action is not a major Federal action for which preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is required. Determination Under Executive Order 12866: Southeastern 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. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on March 22, 2022, 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 March 22, 2022. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2022–06305 Filed 3–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2021–0557–0001; FRL– 9618–01–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (EPA ICR Number 1587.15, OMB Control Number 2060–0243) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 31, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 25, 2022. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2021–0557–0001, to EPA online using https://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be confidential business information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Corey Sugerik, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, C504–05, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC; telephone number: (919) 541– 3223; fax number: (919) 541–5509; email address: sugerik.corey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. Abstract: Title V of the Clean Air Act (Act) requires states to develop and implement a program for issuing operating permits to all sources that fall under any Act definition of ‘‘major’’ and certain other non-major sources that are subject to federal air quality regulations. The Act further requires the EPA to PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17083 develop regulations that establish the minimum requirements for those state operating permits programs and to oversee implementation of the state programs. The EPA regulations setting forth requirements for the state operating permit program are found at 40 CFR part 70. The part 70 program is designed to be implemented primarily by state, local and tribal permitting authorities in all areas where they have jurisdiction. In order to receive an operating permit for a major or other source subject to the permitting program, the applicant must conduct the necessary research, perform the appropriate analyses and prepare the permit application with documentation to demonstrate that its facility meets all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Specific activities and requirements are listed and described in the Supporting Statement for the 40 CFR part 70 ICR. Under 40 CFR part 70, state, local and tribal permitting authorities review permit applications, provide for public review of proposed permits, issue permits based on consideration of all technical factors and public input and review information submittals required of sources during the term of the permit. Also, under 40 CFR part 70, the EPA reviews certain actions of the permitting authorities and provides oversight of the programs to ensure that they are being adequately implemented and enforced. Consequently, information prepared and submitted by sources is essential for sources to receive permits, and for federal, state, local and tribal permitting authorities to adequately review the permit applications and thereby properly administer and manage the program. Information that is collected is handled according to the EPA’s policies set forth in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR part 2). See also section 114(c) of the Act. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Industrial plants (sources); state, local and tribal permitting authorities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (see 40 CFR part 70). Estimated number of respondents: 14,201 sources and 117 state, local and tribal permitting authorities. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 4,756,110 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $345,079,951 (per year). There are no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17080-17083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06305]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Southeastern Power Administration


Proposed Rate Adjustment, Public Forum, and Opportunities for 
Public Review and Comment for Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of 
Projects

AGENCY: Southeastern Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rate.

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SUMMARY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) proposes to 
revise existing schedules of rates and charges applicable to the sale 
of power from the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of Projects 
effective for a 5-year period, October 1, 2022, through September 30, 
2027. Additionally, opportunities will be available for interested 
persons to review the present rates and the proposed rates and 
supporting studies, to participate in a public forum and to submit 
written comments. Southeastern will evaluate all comments received in 
this process.

DATES: Written comments are due on or before June 23, 2022. A public 
information and comment forum will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at 2:00 
p.m. EDT on April 26, 2022. Persons desiring to attend the forum should 
notify Southeastern by April 19, 2022, so a list of forum participants 
can be prepared. Persons desiring to speak at the forum should specify 
this in their notification to Southeastern; others may speak if time 
permits. Notifications should be submitted by Email to 
[email protected]. If Southeastern has not been notified by close 
of business on April 19, 2022, that at least one person intends to be 
present at the forum, the forum may be canceled with no further notice.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Administrator,

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Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens 
Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635-6711; Email: [email protected]. 
The public information and comment forum for the Georgia-Alabama-South 
Carolina System of Projects will take place at the Atlanta Airport 
Marriott, 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30337.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexa Webb, Public Utilities 
Specialist, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 
1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635, (706) 213-3800; Email: 
Alexa.We[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(FERC) confirmed and approved on a final basis Wholesale Power Rate 
Schedules SOCO-1-F, SOCO-2-F, SOCO-3-F, SOCO-4-F, ALA-1-O, Duke-1-F, 
Duke-2-F, Duke-3-F, Duke-4-F, Santee-1-F, Santee-2-F, Santee-3-F, 
Santee-4-F, SCE&G-1-F, SCE&G-2-F, SCE&G-3-F, SCE&G-4-F, Pump-1-A, and 
Replacement-1 applicable to Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System of 
Projects' power for a period ending September 30, 2022. (FERC Docket 
No. EF17-5-000; 162 FERC ] 62,059 (Jan. 25, 2018)).
    Discussion: The Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina System (System) 
consists of ten projects in or on the border of the states of Georgia, 
Alabama, and South Carolina. The power generated at these projects is 
purchased by and benefits 192 preference customers in Alabama, Florida, 
Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The System 
provides 2,184,257 kilowatts of capacity and about 3,383,000 MWh of 
average annual energy from stream-flow based on modeling for the period 
of record.
    Existing rate schedules are predicated upon a February 2017 
repayment study and other supporting data. A repayment study prepared 
in January of 2022 shows a two percent (2%) increase in the revenue 
requirement is necessary due to an increase in forecast transmission 
service purchase costs. The revenue requirement is $203,650,000 per 
year. Southeastern is proposing to revise the existing rate schedules 
to generate this revenue. The proposed rate adjustment is a reduction 
of about one percent (1%) in the rates for capacity and an increase in 
the energy rate of about four percent (4%).
    Southeastern is proposing the following rate schedules to be 
effective for the period from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 
2027.

Rate Schedule SOCO-1-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, 
Mississippi, and Florida to whom power may be wheeled and scheduled 
pursuant to contracts between the Government and Southern Company 
Services, Incorporated.

Rate Schedule SOCO-2-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, 
Mississippi, and Florida to whom power may be wheeled pursuant to 
contracts between the Government and Southern Company Services, 
Incorporated. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling 
arrangement with the Government.

Rate Schedule SOCO-3-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, 
Mississippi, and Florida to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to 
contracts between the Government and Southern Company Services, 
Incorporated. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission 
arrangement.

Rate Schedule SOCO-4-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Georgia, Alabama, 
Mississippi, and Florida served through the transmission facilities of 
Southern Company Services, Inc. The customer is responsible for 
providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for 
providing a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule Duke-1-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and 
South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled and scheduled pursuant to 
contracts between the Government and Duke Power Company.

Rate Schedule Duke-2-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and 
South Carolina to whom power may be wheeled pursuant to contracts 
between the Government and Duke Power Company. The customer is 
responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government.

Rate Schedule Duke-3-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and 
South Carolina to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts 
between the Government and Duke Power Company. The customer is 
responsible for providing a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule Duke-4-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina and 
South Carolina served through the transmission facilities of Duke Power 
Company. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling 
arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission 
arrangement.

Rate Schedule Santee-1-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to 
whom power may be wheeled and scheduled pursuant to contracts between 
the Government and South Carolina Public Service Authority.

Rate Schedule Santee-2-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to 
whom power may be wheeled pursuant to contracts between the Government 
and South Carolina Public Service Authority. The customer is 
responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government.

Rate Schedule Santee-3-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to 
whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the 
Government and South Carolina Public Service Authority. The customer is 
responsible for providing a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule Santee-4-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina 
served through the transmission facilities of South Carolina Public 
Service Authority. The customer is responsible for providing a 
scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a 
transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule SCE&G-1-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to 
whom power may be wheeled and scheduled pursuant to contracts between 
the Government and Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc.

Rate Schedule SCE&G-2-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to 
whom power may be wheeled pursuant to contracts between the Government 
and Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. The customer is responsible 
for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government.

Rate Schedule SCE&G-3-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina to 
whom

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power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and 
Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. The customer is responsible for 
providing a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule SCE&G-4-G

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in South Carolina 
served through the transmission facilities of Dominion Energy South 
Carolina, Inc. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling 
arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission 
arrangement.

Rate Schedule Pump-1-A

    Available to all customers of the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina 
System and applicable to energy from pumping operations at the Carters 
and Richard B. Russell projects.

Rate Schedule Replacement-1

    Available to all customers in the Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina 
System and applicable to replacement energy.
    The proposed rates for capacity, energy, and generation services 
are as follows:

Capacity.........................           $4.04   per kilowatt (kW)
                                                     per month.
Energy...........................           12.80   mills per kilowatt-
                                                     hour.
Generation Services..............           $0.12   per kW per month.
 

    Under this scenario, 75 percent of generation revenues are 
recovered from capacity sales and 25 percent are recovered from energy 
sales. These rates are expected to produce an average revenue of 
$203,595,000 in FY 2023 and all future years.
    The rates for transmission, scheduling, reactive supply, and 
regulation and frequency response apply to all four scenarios and are 
illustrated in Table 1.

 Southeastern Power Administration Proposed Rates for Transmission Scheduling, Reactive, and Regulation Charges
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                                            Transmission       Scheduling      Reactive charge     Regulation
                                               charge            charge      ------------------      charge
              Rate schedule              ------------------------------------                  -----------------
                                             $/kW/month        $/kW/month        $/kW/month        $/kW/month
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SOCO-1-G................................              4.08            0.0806              0.11            0.0483
SOCO-2-G................................              4.08  ................              0.11  ................
SOCO-3-G................................  ................            0.0806  ................            0.0483
SOCO-4-G................................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Duke-1-G................................              1.51  ................  ................  ................
Duke-2-G................................              1.51  ................  ................  ................
Duke-3-G................................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Duke-4-G................................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Santee-1-G..............................              1.88  ................  ................  ................
Santee-2-G..............................              1.88  ................  ................  ................
Santee-3-G..............................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Santee-4-G..............................  ................  ................  ................  ................
SCE&G-1-G...............................              5.07  ................  ................  ................
SCE&G-2-G...............................              5.07  ................  ................  ................
SCE&G-3-G...............................  ................  ................  ................  ................
SCE&G-4-G...............................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Pump-1-A................................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Replacement-1...........................  ................  ................  ................  ................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 
1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635-6711. Proposed Rate 
Schedules SOCO-1-G, SOCO-2-G, SOCO-3-G, SOCO-4-G, Duke-1-G, Duke-2-G, 
Duke-3-G, Duke-4-G, Santee-1-G, Santee-2-G, Santee-3-G, Santee-4-G, 
SCE&G-1-G, SCE&G-2-G, SCE&G-3-G, SCE&G-4-G, Pump-1-A, and Replacement-1 
are also available.
    Legal Authority: By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00B, effective 
November 19, 2016, the Secretary of Energy delegated to Southeastern's 
Administrator the authority to develop power and transmission rates, to 
the Deputy Secretary of Energy the authority to confirm, approve, and 
place such rates into effect on an interim basis, and to FERC the 
authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, 
or to disapprove, rates developed by the Administrator under the 
delegation. By Delegation Order No. S1-DEL-S4-2021-2, effective 
December 8, 2021, the 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-OE1-2021-2, also effective December 8, 2021, the 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. 
00-002.10-03, effective July 8, 2020, the Assistant Secretary for 
Electricity further redelegated the authority to confirm, approve, and 
place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Administrator, 
Southeastern Power Administration. This redelegation order, despite 
predating the December 2021 delegations, remains valid. This rate is 
proposed by the Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, 
pursuant to the authority delegated in Delegation Order No. 00-037.00B.
    Environmental Impact: Southeastern has reviewed the possible 
environmental impacts of the rate adjustment under consideration and 
has concluded that, because the adjusted rates would not significantly 
affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as

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amended, the proposed action is not a major Federal action for which 
preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is required.
    Determination Under Executive Order 12866: Southeastern 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.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on March 22, 
2022, 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 March 22, 2022.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2022-06305 Filed 3-24-22; 8:45 am]
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