[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34517-34518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14128]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-401]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Frontera Generation 
Limited Partnership and Lonestar Power Marketing LLC for Transfer of 
Authorization

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

ACTION: Notice of Application.

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SUMMARY: Frontera Generation Limited Partnership (Frontera) and 
Lonestar Power Marketing LLC (Lonestar) have jointly applied to 
transfer, from Frontera to Lonestar, the authority to transmit electric 
energy from the United States to Mexico, pursuant to section 202(e) of 
the Federal Power Act.

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before July 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for 
more information should be addressed to: 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

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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.

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 May 22, 2014, Frontera and Lonestar applied to transfer 
Frontera's existing authority to transmit electric energy from the 
United States to Mexico, using the electric transmission facilities 
authorized in Presidential permit PP-206, to Lonestar. DOE's 
regulations do not permit the voluntary transfer of export authority, 
but instead require a joint application to rescind the existing 
authorization and to issue a new authorization in the name of the 
transferee. DOE will consider this a joint application for a new 
authorization in the name of Lonestar. Lonestar is requesting expedited 
treatment of this application and issuance of an Order within 60 days.
    In its application, Lonestar states that it does not own any 
electric generating or transmission facilities, and it does not have a 
franchised service area. The electric energy that Lonestar proposes to 
export to Mexico would be energy generated at the Frontera Generation 
Station. The existing international transmission facilities that 
Lonestar proposes to use for export have previously been authorized by 
Presidential permit PP-206, issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, 
as amended.
    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 and other filings concerning the Lonestar application to 
export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE 
Docket No. EA-401. An additional copy is to be provided directly to 
Thomas Favinger, Chief Executive Officer, Lonestar Power Marketing LLC, 
c/o The Blackstone Group L.P., 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10154 and 
to Brooksany Barrowes, Baker Botts L.L.P., 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
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 by request to the 
addresses provided above or by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/node/11845.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2014.
Brian Mills,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and, 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-14128 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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