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Application To Export Electric Energy; Intercom Energy, Inc.

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AGENCY:

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of application.

SUMMARY:

Intercom Energy, Inc. (Intercom) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).

DATES:

Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted to DOE and received on or before February 22, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) 202-586-5260.

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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 19, 2004, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA-289, which authorized Intercom to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico as a power marketer for a two-year term using existing international transmission facilities. DOE renewed the Intercom export authorization on May 17, 2006 in Order No. EA-289-B. That Order will expire on May 17, 2011. On December 15, 2010, Intercom filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-289 for a five-year term.

The electric energy that Intercom 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 Intercom 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 and must be received on or before the date listed above.

Comments on the Intercom application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with Docket No. 289-B. Additional copies (one each) are to be filed directly with Ernesto Pallares, CEO, Intercom Energy, Inc., 1330 Orange Ave., Suite 327, Coronado, CA 92118 and Joelle K. Ogg, Brunenkant Law Firm, LLP, 805 15th Street, NW., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20005. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE's National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Start Printed Page 3883Part 1021) and after 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 December 22, 2010.

Anthony J. Como,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-1242 Filed 1-20-11; 8:45 am]

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