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Application To Export Electric Energy; Integrys Energy Services, Inc.

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AGENCY:

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of application.

SUMMARY:

Integrys Energy Services, Inc. (Integrys Energy) 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.

DATES:

Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before April 16, 2010.

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 202-586-8008).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Anthony Como (Program Office) 202-586-5935 or Lot Cooke (Program Attorney) 202-586-0503.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 May 24, 2005, DOE issued Order No. EA-301 authorizing Integrys Energy to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a period of five years. That authorization will expire on May 24, 2010. On February 2, 2010, Integrys Energy filed an application with DOE to renew the export authority contained in Order No. EA-301 for an additional five-year term.

The electric energy which Integrys Energy 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 Integrys Energy 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 Integrys Energy application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-301-A. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Elizabeth Whittle, Nixon Peabody LLP, 401 9th St., NW., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004 and Amy Klatvier, Integrys Energy Services, Inc., 500 W. Madison St., Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60661. 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.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on February 19, 2010.

Anthony J. Como,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-5802 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]

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