Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.
Notice of application.
EDF Trading North America, LLC (EDF) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before October 25, 2010.
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:
Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) 202-586-5260 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 August 30, 2010, DOE received an application from EDF for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico for five years as a power marketer using existing international transmission facilities. EDF does not own any electric transmission facilities nor does it hold a franchised service area.
The electric energy that EDF proposes to export to Mexico would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies and other entities within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by EDF have previously been authorized by Presidential permits 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 EDF application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-373. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Eric Dennison, General Counsel, EDF Trading North America, LLC, 4700 W. Sam Houston Parkway N, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77041 and David J. Levine, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, 600 13th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2010.
Anthony J. Como,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2010-23794 Filed 9-22-10; 8:45 am]
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