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Application to Export Electric Energy; Energy Atlantic, LLC

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AGENCY:

Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of Application.

SUMMARY:

Energy Atlantic, LLC (Energy Atlantic) 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.

DATES:

Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before December 20, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

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).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Xavier Puslowski (Program Office) 202-586-4708 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On November 24, 1998, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA-193 authorizing Energy Atlantic to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer using the international electric transmission facilities owned and operated by Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. That two-year authorization will expire on November 24, 2000.

On October 27, 2000, Energy Atlantic filed an application with FE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-193 for a term of five years.

Procedural Matters

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 Start Printed Page 69753with §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC'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 Energy Atlantic request to export to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-193-A. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Michael E. Small, Wendy N. Reed, Wright & Talisman, P.C., 1200 G Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005 and Calvin D. Deschene, Director, Energy Atlantic, L.L.C., PO Box 1148, Presque Isle, Maine 04769.

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 No. EA-193. 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-193 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 “Electricity,” from the Regulatory Info menu, and then “Pending Proceedings” from the options menus.

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Issued in Washington, D.C., on November 14, 2000.

Anthony Como,

Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal & Power Im/Ex, Office of Coal & Power Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.

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[FR Doc. 00-29595 Filed 11-17-00; 8:45 am]

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