Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.
Notice of application.
OGE Energy Resources, Inc. (OGE) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).
Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before June 9, 2008.
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 202-586-8008).Start Further Info Start Printed Page 26379
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 by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
On April 16, 2001, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA-232 authorizing OGE to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a two-year term. That authority was renewed for a five-year term on August 13, 2003, in Order No. EA-232-A and will expire on August 13, 2008. On April 30, 2008, OGE filed an application with DOE to renew the export authority contained in Order No. EA-232-A for an additional five-year term.
OGE will arrange for the delivery of exports to Canada over the international transmission facilities currently 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, and Vermont Electric Transmission Co.
The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by OGE 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 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 date listed above.
Comments on the OGE application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-232-B. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Cary Metz, Senior Contracts Coordinator, and J. Brent Hagy, Senior Counsel, OGE Energy Resources, Inc., 515 Central Park Drive, E460, Oklahoma City, OK 73034.
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 http://oe.energy.gov/permits.htm.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, on May 6, 2008.
Anthony J. Como,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. E8-10366 Filed 5-8-08; 8:45 am]
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