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Application To Export Electric Energy; Silverhill Ltd.

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Office Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, DOE.


Notice of Application.


Silverhill Ltd. (Silverhill) 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 March 10, 2006.


Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (Mail Code OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-287-5736).

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Steven Mintz (Program Office), 202-586-9506 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.

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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) (16U.S.C. 824a(e)).

On January 6, 2006, the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from Silverhill to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada. Silverhill is a corporation formed under Ontario law with its principal place of business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Silverhill does not own or control any transmission or distribution assets, nor does it have a franchised service area. The electric energy which Silverhill proposes to export to Canada would be purchased from electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies within the U.S.

Silverhill proposes to arrange for the delivery of electric energy to Canada over the existing international transmission facilities owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Citizens Utilities Company, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, International Transmission Company, Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Northern States Power, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by Silverhill 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 DOE on or before the date listed above.

Comments on the Silverhill application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-307. Additional copies are to be filed directly with George Radan, President, Silverhill Ltd., 17 Golf Crest Road, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 1L2.

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 program's Home Page at​programs/​electricityregulation/​. Upon reaching the Home page, scroll down and select “Pending Proceedings.”

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Issued in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2006.

Anthony J. Como,

Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

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[FR Doc. E6-1697 Filed 2-7-06; 8:45 am]