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Application To Export Electric Energy; J.P. Morgan Commodities Canada Corporation

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Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.


Notice of application.


J.P. Morgan Commodities Canada Corporation (JPMCCC) 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 motions to intervene must be submitted on or before April 28, 2014.


Comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be addressed to: Lamont Jackson, 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, or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.

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Lamont Jackson (Program Office) at 202-586-0808, or by email to

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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 Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C.§ 824a(e)).

On July 20, 2009, DOE issued Order No. EA-356 to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. That authority expires on July 20, 2014. On March 13, 2014, JPMCCC filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-356 for an additional five-year term.

JPMCCC states that it has no “supply system” of its own on which exports of power could have a reliability or stability impact. All of the electricity exported will be transmitted pursuant to arrangements with utilities that own or operate existing transmission facilities and will be consisted with the terms and conditions contained in the existing Presidential Permits and export authorizations associated with those facilities. The electric energy that JPMCCC proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities and other suppliers within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by JPMCCC 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 be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings Start Printed Page 17144should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above.

Comments on the JPMCCC application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA-356-A. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Frank Karabetsos, Vice President—Assistant General Counsel and Greg S. Johnston, Executive Director—Assistant General Counsel, J.P. Morgan Commodities Canada Corp., Suite 600 Vintage Towers II, 326—11th Ave. SW., Calgary, AB, Canada T2R 0C5. 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 part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or 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​node/​11845, or by emailing Angela Troy at

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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 21, 2014.

Brian Mills,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-06788 Filed 3-26-14; 8:45 am]