Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.
Notice of application.
Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (Morgan Stanley) has applied for renewal of its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before August 4, 2000.
Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Coal & Power Im/Ex (FE-27), Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-287-5736).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Xavier Puslowski (Program Office) 202-586-4708 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On August 21, 1998, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) authorized Morgan Stanley to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer using the international electric transmission facilities owned and operated by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Citizens Utilities, Detroit Edison, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Company, Minnesota Power, Inc., Minnkota Power, New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Northern States Power, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. That two-year authorization will expire on August 21, 2000. On June 21, 2000, Morgan Stanley filed an application with FE for renewal of this export authority, requested that the Order be issued for an additional five-year term, and also requested that the international transmission facilities of Long Sault be added to the list of authorized export points.
Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above in accordance with §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the Start Printed Page 41450FERC's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filed with the DOE on or before the date listed above.
Comments on the Morgan Stanley request to export to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-185-A. Additional copies are to be filed directly with William H. Penniman, Esq., Danel E. Frank, Esq. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004-2415 and William F. McCoy, Esq., Principal and Counsel, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
DOE notes that the circumstances described in this application are virtually identical to those for which export authority had previously been granted in FE Order EA-185. Consequently, DOE believes that it has adequately satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 through the documentation of a categorical exclusion in the FE Docket EA-185 proceeding.
Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above or by accessing the Fossil Energy Home Page at http://www.fe.doe.gov. Upon reaching the Fossil Energy Home page, select “Regulatory Programs,” then “Electricity Regulation,” and then “Pending Proceedings” from the options menus.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2000.
Anthony J. Como,
Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal & Power Im/Ex, Office of Coal & Power Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 00-16930 Filed 7-3-00; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P