Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.
Notice of application.
Direct Commodities Trading Inc. (DCT) has applied for 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 May 9, 2003.
Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Coal & Power Import/Export (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:
Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202-586-9624 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
On March 26, 2003, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from DCT to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada. DCT, a Canadian corporation, does not own or control any electric power generation or transmission facilities and does not have a franchised electric power service area.
DCT will purchase the power to be exported from the New York Independent System Operator and transmit it on its own behalf to Canada over the existing international transmission facilities currently owned by the New York Power Authority and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by DCT, as more fully described in the application, has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended.
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 with §§ 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 DCT application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-278. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Jean-Jacques Taza, DCT Inc., 4821 Park Avenue, Suite 6, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2V 4E7.
A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by the DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system.
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, DC, on April 2, 2003.
Anthony J. Como,
Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal & Power Import/Export, Office of Coal & Power Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 03-8635 Filed 4-8-03; 8:45 am]
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