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Application To Export Electric Energy; Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP

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AGENCY:

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of application.

SUMMARY:

Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP (FEMT) has applied for 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 February 20, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350 (Fax 202-586-5860).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202-586-9624 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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)). Start Printed Page 2272

On October 24, 2006, the Department of Energy received an application from FEMT for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer. FEMT is a Delaware limited partnership with its principal place of business in Houston, TX. FEMT has requested an electricity export authorization with a 5-year term. FEMT does not own or control any generation, transmission, or distribution assets, nor does it have a franchised service area. The electric energy which FEMT proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the U.S.

FEMT will arrange for the delivery of exports to Canada over the international transmission facilities owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, International Transmission Co., Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power, Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Northern States Power Company, Vermont Electric Power Company, and Vermont Electric Transmission Co.

The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by FEMT has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended.

At the conclusion of this proceeding, should DOE issue an order in OE Docket No. EA-319, FEMT has requested that the authorization issued to CMT in Order No. EA-319, be rescinded.

Procedural Matters

Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings 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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission'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 dates listed above.

Comments on the FEMT application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-319. Additional copies are to be filed directly with JannaLyn Allen, Counsel, Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP, 1100 Louisiana Street, Suite 4900, Houston, TX 77002.

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 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 and at http://www.oe.energy.gov/​304.htm.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2007.

Anthony J. Como,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-605 Filed 1-17-07; 8:45 am]

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