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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renew its authority to transmit electric L.L.C., 5400 Westheimer Court, withdrawn its application for a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 is withdrawn and the NEPA process is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. email@example.com.
(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
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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