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Southwest Power Pool; Western Area Power Administration; Basin Electric Cooperative; Heartland Consumers Power District; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

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Take notice that on April 24, 2012, pursuant to section 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207, Southwest Power Pool (SPP), Western Area Power Administration (Western), Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), and Heartland Consumers Power District (Heartland), jointly submitted a petition requesting the Commission to issue a declaratory order confirming: (1) Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) is obligated by the terms of the Congestion Management Process contained in a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between SPP and MISO to respect the Reciprocal Coordinated Flowgates (RCF) of a third party that has executed a Reciprocal Coordination Agreement with SPP; (2) the SPP-Western JOA is a Reciprocal Coordination Agreement under the MISO-SPP JOA; and (3) MISO is obligated by the MISO-SPP JOA to respect the Integrated System of Western, Basin Electric, and Heartland RCFs.

Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

This filing is accessible online at, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 24, 2012.

Dated: April 25, 2012.

Kimberly D. Bose,


[FR Doc. 2012-10537 Filed 5-1-12; 8:45 am]