Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.
Notice of Application.
NorthPoint Energy Solutions Inc. (NorthPoint) 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.
Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before December 18, 2009.
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
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 8, 2003, DOE issued Order No. EA-275 authorizing NorthPoint to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer using existing international electric transmission facilities for two years. On December 10, 2004, DOE issued Order No. EA-275-A, which renewed NorthPoint's authority for a five-year period, effective April 8, 2005. That authorization will expire on April 8, 2010. On November 2, 2009, NorthPoint filed an application with DOE to renew the export authority contained in Order No. EA-275-A and has requested a ten-year term.
The electric energy which NorthPoint proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies and other entities within the United States. Each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by NorthPoint has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties.
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 date listed above.
Comments on the NorthPoint application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-275-B. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Douglas F. John and Elizabeth A. Zembruski, John & Hengerer, 1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20036 and General Counsel of SaskPower—Law, Land and Regulatory Affairs, 2025 Victoria Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4P 0S1. 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, by accessing the program Web site at http://www.oe.energy.gov/permits_pending.htm, or by e-mailing Odessa Hopkins at Odessa.Hopkins@hq.doe.gov.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2009.
Anthony J. Como,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. E9-27656 Filed 11-17-09; 8:45 am]
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