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50050 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

164 / Thursday, August 24, 2006 / Notices

Submission for Office of


ACTION: prevention programs, to provide that renewal was granted in Order No.
Management and Budget (OMB) review; information to employees, and to permit EA–260–A and will expire on April 9,
comment request. oversight of their programs by DOE 2009.
management. On July 13, 2006, DOE received an
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (5) Respondents: 1,703. application from EMC to voluntarily
(DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork (6) Estimated Burden Hours: 32,952. transfer its export authority to EEM.
Reduction Act of 1995, intends to EEM was formed to assume the duties
extend for three years the information Statutory Authority: Department of Energy
Organization Act, Public Law 95–91. previously undertaken by EMC,
collection package entitled, ‘‘Chronic including the exporting of electric
Beryllium Disease Prevention Program.’’ Jeffrey Martus, energy to Canada. EEM is a Delaware
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether Records Management Division, Office of the corporation with its principal place of
the extended information collections are Chief Information Officer. business in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
necessary for the proper performance of [FR Doc. E6–14046 Filed 8–23–06; 8:45 am] EEM is an indirect, wholly-owned
the functions of the agency, including BILLING CODE 6450–01–P subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. of
whether the information has practical Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. EEM is a
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s power marketer that does not own or
estimate of the burden of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY control any electric generation or
information collections, including the transmission facilities nor does it have
[Docket No. EA–260–B]
validity of the methodology and a franchised service territory in the
assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance Application To Voluntarily Transfer United States.
the quality, utility, and clarity of the Export Authority EPCOR Merchant and In OE Docket No. EA–260–B, EEM
information to be collected; and (d) Capital (U.S.) Inc. proposes to export electric energy to
ways to minimize the burden of the Canada and to arrange for the delivery
information collections on respondents, AGENCY: Office Electricity Delivery and of those exports over the international
including through the use of automated Energy Reliability, DOE. transmission facilities currently owned
collection techniques or other forms of ACTION: Notice of Application. by Basin Electric Power Cooperative,
information technology. Bonneville Power Administration,
DATES: Comments regarding this SUMMARY: EPCOR Merchant and Capital Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative,
collection must be received on or before (U.S.) Inc. (EMC) has applied to International Transmission Company,
September 25, 2006. If you anticipate voluntarily transfer to EPCOR Energy Joint Owners of the Highgate Project,
that you will be submitting comments, Marketing (U.S.) Inc. (EEM) its authority Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power
but find it difficult to do so within the to transmit electric energy from the Company, Maine Public Service
period of time allowed by this notice, United States to Canada pursuant to Company, Minnesota Power, Inc.,
please advise the OMB Desk Officer of section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. Minnkota Power Cooperative, New York
your intention to make a submission as DATES: Comments, protests or requests Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk
soon as possible. The Desk Officer may to intervene must be submitted on or Power Corporation, Northern States
be telephoned at 202–395–4650. before September 8, 2006. Power, and Vermont Electric
ADDRESSES: Written comments should ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or Transmission Company and Vermont
be sent to: DOE Desk Officer, Office of requests to intervene should be Electric Transmission Co.
addressed as follows: Office of The construction of each of the
Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Electricity Delivery and Energy international transmission facilities to
Office of Management and Budget, New
Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. be utilized by EEM, as more fully
Executive Office Building, Room 10102,
Department of Energy, 1000 described in its application, has
735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC
Independence Avenue, SW., previously been authorized by a
20503.
Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202– Presidential permit issued pursuant to
Comments should also be addressed
586–5860). Executive Order 10485, as amended.
to: Jeffrey Martus, IM–11/Germantown
The applicant has requested
Building, U.S. Department of Energy, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: expedited processing of this application
1000 Independence Ave., SW., Steven Mintz (Program Office) 202–586– so that it may proceed with the
Washington, DC 20585–1290, or by fax 9506 or Michael Skinker (Program proposed transfer. Accordingly, DOE
at 301–903–9061 or by e-mail at Attorney) 202–586–2793. has shortened the public comment
Jeffrey.martus@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of period to 15 days.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: electricity from the United States to a Procedural Matters: Any person
Requests for additional information or foreign country are regulated and desiring to become a party to this
copies of the information collection require authorization under section proceeding or to be heard by filing
instrument and instructions should be 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) comments or protests to this application
directed to Jeffrey Martus at the address (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). should file a petition to intervene,
listed above in ADDRESSES. On April 8, 2002, the Department of comment or protest at the address
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA-260 provided above in accordance with
information collection packages listed authorizing EMC to transmit electric 385.211 or 385.214 of the Federal
in this notice for public comment energy from the United States to Canada Energy Regulatory Commission’s Rules
include the following: as a power marketer using existing of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR
(1) OMB No.: 1910–5112. international electric transmission 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each
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(2) Package Title: Chronic Beryllium facilities. That two-year authorization petition and protest should be filed with
Disease Prevention Program. expired on April 8, 2004. On July 8, the DOE on or before the date listed
(3) Type of Review: Renewal. 2004, DOE received an application from above.
(4) Purpose: This information is used EMC to renew its authorization to Comments on the EMC application to
by DOE and DOE contractor employers transmit electric energy from the United voluntarily transfer their export
to manage chronic beryllium disease States to Canada. On October 13, 2004, authorization to EEM should be clearly

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marked with Docket EA–260–B. applications, and perform Front-End National Energy Technology Laboratory,
Additional copies are to be filed directly Engineering Design activities. M/S 922–342C, P.O. Box 10940,
with Lee Bui, Transaction Accounting The Department prepared this draft Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Additional
Assistant, EPCOR Energy Marketing EIS in accordance with the National information about the Draft EIS may
(U.S.) Inc., EPCOR Place, 8th Floor, 505 Environmental Policy Act of 1969 also be requested by telephone at: (412)
2nd Street, SW., Calgary, Alberta T2P (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the 386–6065, or toll-free at: (888) 322–
1N8, Canada and Sandra E. Rizzo, Esq. Council on Environmental Quality 7436, x6065.
Preston Gates Ellis, & Rouvelas Meeds, (CEQ) regulations that implement the The Draft EIS will be available at
LLP, 1735 New York Avenue, NW., procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR http://www.eh.doe.gov/nepa/. Copies of
Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006. parts 1500–1508), and the DOE the Draft EIS are also available for
A final decision will be made on this procedures implementing NEPA (10 review at the locations listed in the
application after the environmental CFR part 1021). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of
impacts have been evaluated pursuant DOE’s proposed action (and preferred this Notice. Written comments on the
to the National Environmental Policy alternative) is to provide cost-shared Draft EIS can be mailed to Richard A.
Act of 1969, and a determination is funding to design, construct, and Hargis, Jr., NEPA Document Manager, at
made by the DOE that the proposed operate the Orlando Gasification Project. the address noted above. Written
action will not adversely impact on the Although DOE funding would support comments may also be submitted by fax
reliability of the U.S. electric power only the Orlando Gasification Project to: (412) 386–4775, or submitted
supply system. (i.e., coal gasifier, synthesis gas cleanup electronically to: hargis@netl.doe.gov.
Copies of this application will be systems, and supporting infrastructure), Oral comments on the Draft EIS will be
made available, upon request, for public the project would be integrated with a accepted only during the public hearing
inspection and copying at the address planned, privately funded, combined- scheduled for the date and location
provided above or by e-mailing Odessa cycle unit, which together would provided in the DATES section of this
Hopkins at Odessa.hopkins@hq.doe.gov. constitute the IGCC facilities. The Notice. Requests to speak at the public
facilities would convert coal into hearing can be made by calling or
Issued in Washington, DC, on August 17, synthesis gas to drive a gas combustion writing the EIS Document Manager (see
2006.
turbine, and hot exhaust gas from the ADDRESSES). Requests to speak that have
Anthony J. Como, gas turbine would generate steam in a not been submitted prior to the hearing
Director, Permitting and Siting Office of heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) to will be accepted in the order in which
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. drive a steam turbine. Combined, the they are received during the hearing.
[FR Doc. E6–14044 Filed 8–23–06; 8:45 am] two turbines would generate 285 MW Speakers are encouraged to provide a
BILLING CODE 6450–01–P (megawatts) of electricity. The potential written version of their oral comments
environmental impacts of this action are for the record. Each speaker will be
evaluated in this Draft EIS. DOE also allowed five minutes to present
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY analyzed the No-Action Alternative (not comments unless more time is requested
funding the demonstration), including a and available. Comments will be
Notice of Availability; Draft
scenario reasonably expected to result recorded by a court reporter and will
Environmental Impact Statement for
as a consequence of the no-action become part of the public hearing
the Orlando Gasification Project
alternative. Without DOE participation, record.
AGENCY: Department of Energy. Southern Company and/or OUC could FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
reasonably pursue at least one option. further information on the proposed
ACTION: Notice of availability and public
The combined-cycle facilities could be project or the draft environmental
hearings.
built at the Stanton Energy Center impact statement, please contact Mr.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of without the gasifier, synthesis gas Richard A. Hargis, Jr., as directed above.
Energy (DOE) announces the availability cleanup systems, and supporting For general information regarding the
of the document, Draft Environmental infrastructure. DOE NEPA process, please contact: Ms.
Impact Statement for the Orlando DATES: DOE invites the public to Carol M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of
Gasification Project (DOE/EIS–0383), for comment on the Draft EIS during the NEPA Policy and Compliance (EH–42),
public comment. The draft public comment period, which ends U.S. Department of Energy, 1000
environmental impact statement (EIS) October 10, 2006. DOE will consider all Independence Avenue, SW.,
analyzes the potential environmental comments postmarked or received Washington, DC 20585, Telephone:
consequences of providing federal during the public comment period in (202) 586–4600, or leave a message at:
funding for the design, engineering, preparing the Final EIS, and will (800) 472–2756.
construction, and operation of facilities consider late comments to the extent SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
at Orlando Utilities Commission’s practicable.
(OUC’s) existing Stanton Energy Center DOE will hold a public hearing on Description of Alternatives
near Orlando, Florida. The project has September 13, 2006, at Timber Creek DOE analyzed two alternatives in the
been selected by DOE for further High School, 1001 Avalon Park Draft EIS: The proposed action and the
consideration under the Clean Coal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, 7 p.m. to 9 no-action alternative. Under the
Power Initiative (CCPI) to demonstrate p.m. An informational session will be proposed action, DOE would provide
advanced power generation systems held at the same location from 5 p.m. to cost-shared funding for construction
using Integrated Gasification Combined 7 p.m., preceding the public hearing on and operation of gasification facilities at
the date noted above.
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Cycle (IGCC) technology. DOE has Orlando Utilities Commission’s (OUC’s)


awarded a cooperative agreement to SCS ADDRESSES: Requests for information existing Stanton Energy Center near
for a project definition phase during about this Draft EIS or to receive a copy Orlando, Florida. The project has been
which SCS will complete a detailed of the Draft EIS should be directed to: selected by DOE under the Clean Coal
Project Management Plan, prepare Richard A. Hargis, Jr., NEPA Document Power Initiative (CCPI) to demonstrate
environmental information and permit Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, advanced power generation systems

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