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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18811
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Issue Price Definition for Tax-Exempt Bonds; Correction
Document Number: 2015-18614
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-30
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
This document contains corrections to partial withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking, notice of proposed rulemaking, and notice of public hearing; correction (REG-138526-14) that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (80 FR 36301). The partial withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking, notice of proposed rulemaking, and notice of public hearing are relating to the definition of issue price for purposes of the arbitrage restrictions under section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2015-18522
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning qualified transportation fringe benefits.
Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2015-18514
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments regarding excise tax relating to structured settlement factoring transactions.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 97-22
Document Number: 2015-18512
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 97-22, Examination of returns and claims for refund, credits or abatement; determination of correct tax liability.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8811
Document Number: 2015-18508
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8811, Information Return for Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs) and Issuers of Collateralized Debt Obligations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8832
Document Number: 2015-18491
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8832, Entity Classification Election.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation
Document Number: 2015-18387
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning collection requirements related to application of section 338 to insurance companies.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 14039, 14039-SP, and 14039-B
Document Number: 2015-18386
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039-SP, Declaraci[oacute]n Jurada sobre el Robo de Identidad, and Form 14039-B, Business Identity Theft Affidavit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2015-18384
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 13925, Notice of Election and Agreement to Special Lien under Internal Revenue Code Section 6324A and Regulations, and special lien for estate taxes deferred under section 6166 or 6166A.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2015-18382
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning conclusive presumption of worthlessness of debts held by banks (section 1.166-2).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice
Document Number: 2015-18381
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to energy efficient homes credit; manufactured homes.
Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection
Document Number: 2015-18372
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2003-33
Document Number: 2015-18371
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2003-33, Section 9100 Relief for 338 Elections.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2004-53
Document Number: 2015-18370
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 96-60, Procedure for filing Forms W-2 in certain acquisitions.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 99-50
Document Number: 2015-18368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 99-50, Combined Information Reporting.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 911
Document Number: 2015-18367
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance (And Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2013-30
Document Number: 2015-18366
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2013-30, Uniform Late S Corporation Election Revenue Procedure.
Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection
Document Number: 2015-18365
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8906
Document Number: 2015-18364
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8906, Distilled Spirits Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2015-18363
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning returns required with respect to controlled foreign partnerships and information reporting with respect to certain foreign partnerships and certain foreign corporations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 7004
Document Number: 2015-18362
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5498-ESA
Document Number: 2015-18359
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 5498-ESA, Coverdell ESA Contribution Information.
Claims for Credit or Refund
Document Number: 2015-18119
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-24
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
This document contains final regulations for filing a claim for credit or refund. The regulations provide guidance to taxpayers generally as to the proper place to file a claim for credit or refund. The regulations are updated to reflect changes made by the Tax Reform Act of 1976, section 1210, the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, and the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000. The regulations are further updated to reflect that the IRS may prescribe additional claim forms.
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 2015-18116
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
Notice is hereby given of the cancellation of the open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference, which was originally published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2015, (Volume 80, Number 108, Page 32205). The meeting is cancelled pending face-to-face meeting in August 2015.
Art Advisory Panel-Notice of Availability of Report of 2014 Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2015-18115
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(d), of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and 5 U.S.C. 552b, of the Government in the Sunshine Act, a report summarizing the closed meeting activities of the Art Advisory Panel during Fiscal Year 2014 has been prepared. A copy of this report has been filed with the Assistant Secretary for Management of the Department of the Treasury.
Disguised Payments for Services
Document Number: 2015-17828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-23
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
This document contains proposed regulations relating to disguised payments for services under section 707(a)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations provide guidance to partnerships and their partners regarding when an arrangement will be treated as a disguised payment for services. This document also proposes conforming modifications to the regulations governing guaranteed payments under section 707(c). Additionally, this document provides notice of proposed modifications to Rev. Procs. 93-27 and 2001-43 relating to the issuance of interests in partnership profits to service providers.
Property Transferred in Connection With the Performance of Services
Document Number: 2015-17530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-17
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
This document contains proposed regulations relating to property transferred in connection with the performance of services. These proposed regulations affect certain taxpayers who receive property transferred in connection with the performance of services and make an election to include the value of substantially nonvested property in income in the year of transfer.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2015-17320
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Hedging Transactions.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8883
Document Number: 2015-17319
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8883, Asset Allocation Statement Under Section 338.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4461, 4461-A, and 4461-B
Document Number: 2015-17313
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4461, Application for Approval of Master or Prototype Defined Contribution Plan; Form 4461-A, Application for Approval of Master or Prototype Defined Benefit Plan; Form 4461-B, Application for Approval of Master or Prototype Plan, Mass Submitter Adopting Sponsor.
Record of Decision for the South Mountain Freeway (Loop 202) (DOE-EIS 0417)
Document Number: 2015-13765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0417) for the construction of the proposed South Mountain Freeway (Loop 202) (Project), from the east-west alignment of Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway) to north-south alignment of Interstate 10 (Maricopa Freeway). The Project is located in the Greater Metropolitan Phoenix Area, southwest of the City of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona. Western Area Power Administration (Western) was a cooperating agency in FHWA's EIS process. The FHWA selected a combination of the alternatives W59 and E1 as described in the EIS as their selected alternative in their Record of Decision (ROD). FHWA's selected alternative requires Western to issue letter agreements for two crossings of its transmission rights-of-way, and to modify its transmission system and facilities at these crossing locations to accommodate the construction of the Project.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express 600-kV Direct Current Transmission Project in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada, and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments
Document Number: 2015-10248
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Utah Reclamation Mitigation Conservation Commission (URMCC), Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the United States Forest Service (Forest Service) announce the availability of the TransWest Express Transmission Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed land use plan amendments. The Final EIS analyzes the potential environmental consequences of granting a right-of-way (ROW) to TransWest Express, LLC (TransWest) to construct and operate an extra-high voltage (EHV) direct current (DC) transmission system (proposed Project).
Notice of Availability for Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0408)
Document Number: 2015-10237
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), joint lead agencies, announce the availability of the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PEIS) (DOE/EIS-0408). The Final PEIS evaluates issues and environmental impacts associated with wind energy development within Western's Upper Great Plains Customer Service Region (UGP Region) and upon the Service's landscape-level grassland and wetland easements. The area covered by the PEIS encompasses all or parts of the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota that fall within the UGP Region boundaries. In response to an increase in wind energy development, Western and the Service have interests in streamlining their procedures for conducting environmental reviews of wind energy applications by implementing standardized evaluation procedures and identifying measures to address potential environmental impacts associated with wind energy projects in the UGP Region. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Services (RUS), have participated as cooperating agencies. The Final PEIS and related project information is available on the project Web site at http:// plainswindeis.anl.gov.
Interconnection of the Grande Prairie Wind Farm, Holt County, Nebraska (DOE/EIS-0485)
Document Number: 2015-09938
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western) received a request from Grande Prairie Wind, LLC (Grande Prairie Wind), a subsidiary of Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC d.b.a. Geronimo Energy, LLC to interconnect their proposed Grande Prairie Wind Farm (Project) to Western's power transmission system. The proposed interconnection point would be on Western's existing Fort Thompson to Grand Island 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, approximately seven miles east of the town of O'Neill in Holt County, Nebraska. The Project would be built on private and State cropland and pasture. On January 16, 2015, the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Interconnection of the Grande Prairie Wind Farm, Holt County, Nebraska (DOE/EIS-0485) was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 2414). After considering the environmental impacts, Western has decided to execute an interconnection agreement with Grande Prairie Wind to interconnect the proposed Project to Western's transmission system and to construct, own, and operate a new switchyard adjacent to its Fort Thompson to Grand Island 345-kV transmission line to accommodate that interconnection.
Provo River Project Rate Order No. WAPA-165
Document Number: 2015-02981
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western) extends, on an interim basis, the existing Provo River Project Formula Rate through March 31, 2020. The existing Formula Rate under Rate Order No. WAPA-149 expires on March 31, 2015. The Formula Rate will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) places it into effect on a final basis or until it is replaced by another rate.
Boulder Canyon Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-171
Document Number: 2015-02559
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing to extend the existing rate-setting formula for the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) through September 30, 2020, and adjust the annual calculation for fiscal year (FY 2016) Base Charge and Rates under proposed Rate Schedule BCP-F9 (Proposed Base Charge and Rates). The existing Rate Schedule BCP-F8 expires on September 30, 2015. This notice of proposed extension of the electric service rate-setting formula and adjustment of the base charge and rates is issued pursuant to 10 CFR part 903.23(a) and 10 CFR part 904. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed extension of the electric service rate-setting formula and the annual calculation of the base charge and rates.
Boulder Canyon Project-Post-2017 Resource Pool
Document Number: 2014-29638
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) Post-2017 Resource Pool Final Allocation of Power (BCP Final Allocation). The BCP Final Allocation was developed pursuant to the Conformed Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for the Boulder Canyon Project (2012 Conformed Criteria) published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2012, as required by the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011, and Western's final BCP post-2017 marketing criteria and call for applications published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2013. This notice also includes Western's responses to comments on proposed allocations published on August 8, 2014. The BCP Final Allocation documents Western's decisions prior to beginning the contractual phase of the process. Electric service contracts will provide for delivery from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2067.
Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-169
Document Number: 2014-28866
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing adjustments to the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) Firm Power Rate and the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates. The SLCA/IP consists of the CRSP, Collbran, and Rio Grande projects, which were integrated for marketing and ratemaking purposes on October 1, 1987, and two participating projects of the CRSP that have power facilities, the Dolores and Seedskadee projects. The current rates, under Rate Schedules SLIP-F9, SP-PTP7, SP- NW3, SP-NFT6, SP-SD3, SP-RS3, SP-EI3, SP-FR3, and SP-SSR3 will expire September 30, 2015. The proposed rates, under Rate Schedules SLIP-F10, SP-PTP8, SP-NW4, SP-NFT7, SP-SD4, SP-RS4, SP-EI4, SP-FR4, SP-SSR4, and SP-UU1 are scheduled to be placed into effect on an interim basis on October 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2020, or until superseded. These rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including operation, maintenance, replacements (OM&R), interest expenses, and the required repayment of investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the rates and will make it available to all interested parties. Publication of this Federal Register notice (FRN) begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Antelope Valley Station to Neset Transmission Project Record of Decision (DOE/EIS-0478)
Document Number: 2014-28721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received a request from Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) to interconnect its proposed Antelope Valley Station (AVS) to Neset Transmission Project (Project) to Western's Williston Substation and Williston to Charlie Creek 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The Project would be located in northwest North Dakota including parts of Mercer, Dunn, McKenzie, Williams, and Mountrail counties. On May 30, 2014, the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Project was published in the Federal Register (79 FR 31085). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Utilities Service (RUS) was the lead Federal agency for the EIS. Western was a cooperating agency in preparation of the EIS. After considering the environmental impacts, Western has decided to allow Basin Electric's request for interconnection.
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-167
Document Number: 2014-28715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-167 and Rate Schedule L-F10, placing firm electric service rates for the Western Area Power Administration (Western) Loveland Area Projects (LAP) into effect on an interim basis.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-166
Document Number: 2014-28677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-166 and Rate Schedules P-SED-F12 and P-SED-FP12, placing firm power and firm peaking power rates for the Western Area Power Administration (Western) Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) into effect on an interim basis.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-168
Document Number: 2014-28370
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
This action extends the existing transmission and ancillary services rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBED) through December 31, 2016. The existing Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP- AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1 are set to expire on December 31, 2014. These transmission and ancillary services rate schedules contain formula rates that are calculated annually using updated financial and load information.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-170
Document Number: 2014-26042
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration within the Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing new formula transmission and ancillary services rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED). The proposed formula rates would become effective October 1, 2015, and remain in effect until September 30, 2020, or until Western changes the formula rates through another public rate process pursuant to 10 CFR part 903, whichever is sooner. Western's Upper Great Plains Region (Western-UGP) has joined the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) contingent upon Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of Western-UGP's negotiated provisions in the SPP Membership Agreement, Bylaws, and Tariff (SPP Governing Documents). Transmission and ancillary services will be provided over Western-UGP facilities under the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff (Tariff) by SPP as the transmission service provider upon Western-UGP transferring functional control to SPP. Western-UGP needs to adopt new formula rates for these transmission and ancillary services so Western-UGP's costs can be recovered under the SPP Tariff. These formula rates will provide Western sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expenses, and repay required investments within the allowable periods. Western-UGP's membership in SPP and the functional control of its facilities will be in accordance with the SPP Governing Documents and other contractual arrangements with SPP. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Provo River Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-165
Document Number: 2014-23773
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
This action is a proposal to extend the existing Provo River Project firm power rate formula through March 31, 2020. The existing rate formula will expire on March 31, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2014-19960
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), has submitted an extension to an existing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, comment and approval, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The ICR seeks a 3- year extension for Western's Applicant Profile Data form (APD), OMB Control No. 1910-5136. The ICR described below identifies the request, including the anticipated public burdens. The ICR is necessary for the proper performance of Western's functions. Western markets a limited amount of Federal power. Due to the high demand for Western's power and limited amount of available power, Western needs to be able to collect information under the ICR to evaluate who will receive an allocation. This public process only determines the information Western will collect in its ICR. The actual allocation of Federal power will be done through a separate process and is outside the scope of this notice.
Boulder Canyon Project-Post-2017 Resource Pool
Document Number: C1-2014-18797
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2014-19128
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
In this notice, the Deputy Secretary of Energy (Deputy Secretary) approves the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Base Charge and Rates for Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service provided by the Western Area Power Administration (Western). The Base Charge will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay investments within the allowable period.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-168
Document Number: 2014-18793
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration within the Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing to extend the existing transmission and ancillary services rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P- SMBED) through December 31, 2016. The existing Rate Schedules UGP- NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7, and UGP-TSP1 expire on December 31, 2014. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed extension of the formulary rates.
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-167
Document Number: 2014-18811
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) Loveland Area Projects' (LAP) Rate Schedule L-F9 expires December 31, 2014. LAP consists of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (Fry-Ark) and the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program (P-SMBP)Western Division, which were integrated for marketing and rate-making purposes in 1989. Western is proposing modifications to the charge components in Rate Schedule L-F9 in order to true up the base and drought adder charges, which require a minor rate adjustment process. The revenue requirement and the total rate charges in the firm electric service rate schedule are not changing from Rate Schedule L-F9 and will continue to provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay investments within the allowable periods. If approved, the proposed Rate Schedule L-F10 will become effective on January 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2019. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate schedule.