[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 55 (Friday, March 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15735-15736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06190]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-392]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Emera Energy Services 
Subsidiary No. 7 LLC

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Emera Energy Services Subsidiary No. 7 LLC (EESS-7) has 
applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act 
(FPA).

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before April 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be 
addressed to: Michael L. Rodrigue, 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 
[email protected], or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Rodrigue (Program Office) 
at 202-586-2942, or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 February 25, 2014, DOE received an application from EESS-7 for 
authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada 
for five years as a power marketer using existing international 
transmission facilities. EESS-7 does not own any electric transmission 
facilities nor does it hold a franchised service area. EESS-7 states 
that it will make all of the necessary commercial arrangements and will 
obtain any and all of the required regulatory approvals in order to 
effect any power exports.
    The electric energy that EESS-7 proposes to export to Canada would 
be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities and other entities 
within the United States. The existing international transmission 
facilities to be utilized by

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EESS-7 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 should 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 EESS-7 application to export electric energy to 
Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA-392. An 
additional copy is to be provided directly to Will Szubielski, c/o 
Emera Energy Inc., 1223 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 
3S8 and Bonnie A. Suchman, Troutman Sanders LLP, 401 9th Street NW., 
Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004. 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 http://energy.gov/node/11845, or by 
emailing Angela Troy at [email protected].

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2014.
Brian Mills,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-06190 Filed 3-20-14; 8:45 am]
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