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Office of Fossil Energy; Notice of Filings of Coal Capability Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act

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Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.


Notice of filings.


The owners/operators of 10 baseload electric powerplants have submitted coal capability self-certifications pursuant to section 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978, as amended, in accordance with 10 CFR 501.60, 61.


Copies of self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Coal & Power Import/Export, Fossil Energy, Room 4G-039, FE-27, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585.

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Ellen Russell at (202) 586-9624.

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Title II of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new baseload electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. In order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such facilities proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify, pursuant to FUA section 201(d), to the Secretary of Energy prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with section 201(a) as of the date filed with the Department of Energy (DOE). The Secretary is required to publish a notice in the Federal Register that a certification has been filed. The following owners/operators of proposed new baseload electric powerplants have filed self-certifications pursuant to section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61.

Owner/operatorCapacityPlant locationIn-service date
Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility180 MWSanta Clara Cnty, CA4th Qrt. 2002
Ocean Peaking Power500 MWLakewood, NJJanuary 2003
Reliant Energy Choctaw Cnty Facility804 MWChoctaw County, MSJune 1, 2003
Genova Arkansas I550 MWTontitown, ARJanuary 2005
Genova Oklahoma I550 MWChickasha, OKJanuary 2005
Beatrice Power Station250 MWGage County, NEMarch 2005
Black Rock Facility62 MWBuffalo, NY2nd Qtr. 2003
Blythe Energy Project520 MWBlythe, CADecember 2002
Acadia Power Project1,200 MWAcadia Parish, LAMay 2002
Wolfskill Energy Center45 MWSolano Cnty, CA1st Qtr. 2003
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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 28, 2002.

Anthony J. Como,

Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal & Power Import/Export, Office of Coal & Power Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.

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[FR Doc. 02-27986 Filed 11-1-02; 8:45 am]