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					                                       Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices                                            10611

      DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                    §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC’s                   submarine cable originating in
                                                              Rules of Practice and Procedures (18                  Goldboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, and
      [Dockets No. EA–166–B]
                                                              CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of              terminating in New York City, New
      Application to Export Electric Energy;                  each petition and protest should be filed             York. The EIS would have evaluated the
      Duke Energy Trading and Marketing,                      with the DOE on or before the dates                   potential environmental impacts
      L.L.C.                                                  listed above.                                         associated with the proposed Federal
                                                                 Comments on the DETM application                   action and reasonable alternatives.
      AGENCY:   Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.                 to export electric energy to Mexico
                                                              should be clearly marked with Docket                     In a letter dated February 17, 2005,
      ACTION:   Notice of application.
                                                              EA–166–B. Additional copies are to be                 GenPower notified DOE that as a result
      SUMMARY:   Duke Energy Trading and                      filed directly with David W. Wright,                  of market conditions, it has decided not
      Marketing, L.L.C. (DETM) has applied to                 Duke Energy Trading and Marketing,                    to undertake the project and has
      renew its authority to transmit electric                L.L.C., 5400 Westheimer Court,                        withdrawn its application for a
      energy from the United States to Mexico                 Houston, TX 77056, and Gordon J.                      Presidential permit. Therefore, further
      pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal               Smith, Esq., John & Hengerer, 1200 17th               preparation of an EIS is not necessary.
      Power Act.                                              Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC                The notice of intent to prepare an EIS
      DATES: Comments, protests or requests                   20036.                                                is withdrawn and the NEPA process is
      to intervene must be submitted on or                       A final decision will be made on this              hereby terminated.
      before April 4, 2005.                                   application after the environmental                   FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
      ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or                        impacts have been evaluated pursuant
                                                                                                                    Ellen Russell, Office of Fossil Energy,
      requests to intervene should be                         to the National Environmental Policy
                                                                                                                    FE–27, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000
      addressed as follows: Office of Coal &                  Act of 1969, and a determination is
                                                              made by the DOE that the proposed                     Independence Avenue, SW.,
      Power Import/Export (FE–27), Office of
      Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of                       action will not adversely impact on the               Washington, DC 20585. Telephone 202–
      Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue,                       reliability of the U.S. electric power                586–9624; electronic mail:
      SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX                     supply system.                                        ellen.russell@hq.doe.gov.
      (202) 287–5736).                                           Copies of this application will be                    For general information on the DOE
      FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                        made available, upon request, for public              NEPA process, please contact: Carol M.
      Xavier Puslowski (Program Office) (202)                 inspection and copying at the address                 Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA
      586–4708 or Michael Skinker (Program                    provided above or by accessing the                    Policy and Compliance (EH–42), U.S.
      Attorney) (202) 586–2793.                               Fossil Energy Home Page at http://                    Department of Energy, 1000
      SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of                   www.fe.doe.gov. Upon reaching the                     Independence Avenue, SW.,
      electricity from the United States to a                 Fossil Energy Home page, select                       Washington, DC 20585–0119. Phone:
      foreign country are regulated and                       ‘‘Electricity Regulation,’’ and then                  202–586–4600 or leave a message at
      require authorization under section                     ‘‘Pending Proceedings’’ from the options              800–472–2756; facsimile: 202–586–
      202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA)                   menus.                                                7031.
      (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).                                      Issued in Washington, DC, on February 28,
        On March 9, 1998, the Office of Fossil                2005.                                                 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:     The
      Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy                 Ellen Russell,                                        construction, operation, maintenance
      (DOE) issued Order EA–166 authorizing                   Acting Deputy Director, Electric Power                and connection of facilities at the
      DETM to transmit electric energy from                   Regulation, Office of Fossil Energy.                  international border of the United States
      the United States to Mexico as a power                  [FR Doc. 05–4225 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am]               for the transmission of electric energy
      marketer. On December 22, 1999, in                      BILLING CODE 6450–01–P                                between the United States and a foreign
      Order No. EA–166–A, FE renewed                                                                                country is prohibited in the absence of
      DTEM’s authorization to export electric                                                                       a Presidential permit issued pursuant to
      energy to Canada for a five-year term                   DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                  Executive Order (EO) 10485, as
      that expired on December 22, 2004.                                                                            amended by EO 12038.
        On February 9, 2005, DETM filed an                    [FE Docket No. PP–252]
                                                                                                                       On September 29, 2001, GenPower
      application with FE for renewal of the                  Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To
      export authority contained in Order No.                                                                       filed an application with the Office of
                                                              Prepare an Environmental Impact                       Fossil Energy (FE) of DOE for a
      EA–166–A for an additional five-year                    Statement GenPower, New York, L.L.C.
      term. DTEM proposes to export electric                                                                        Presidential permit. GenPower proposed
      energy to Mexico and to arrange for the                 AGENCY:    Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.              to construct a ±500,000-volt direct
      delivery of those exports over the                                                                            current submarine cable across the U.S.
                                                              ACTION:    Notice of withdrawal.
      international transmission facilities                                                                         border with Canada. The transmission
      presently owned by San Diego Gas &                      SUMMARY:    On February 6, 2002, the                  line proposed by GenPower would have
      Electric, El Paso Electric Company,                     Department of Energy (DOE) announced                  originated in Goldboro, Nova Scotia,
      Central Power & Light Company,                          its intent to prepare an Environmental                Canada, and terminated approximately
      Sharyland Utilities, and Comision                       Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance                  800 to 900 miles to the south east in
      Federal de Electricidad, the national                   with the National Environmental Policy                New York City, New York.
      electric utility of Mexico.                             Act of 1969 (NEPA) for GenPower New                     Issued in Washington, DC, on February 28,
        Procedural Matters: Any person                        York, L.L.C.’s (GenPower) request for a               2005.
      desiring to become a party to these                     Presidential permit for a proposed
                                                                                                                    Ellen Russell,
      proceedings or to be heard by filing                    international electric transmission line.
      comments or protests to this application                The proposed Federal action in this EIS               Acting Deputy Director, Electric Power
      should file a petition to intervene,                    was to grant GenPower a Presidential                  Regulation, Office of Fossil Energy.
      comment or protest at the address                       permit for the construction, operation,               [FR Doc. 05–4221 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am]
      provided above in accordance with                       maintenance, and connection of a                      BILLING CODE 6450–01–P

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