[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 207 (Monday, October 27, 2014)]
[Page 63913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25459]



[OE Docket No. EA-403]

Application To Export Electric Energy; Frontera Marketing, LLC

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

ACTION: Notice of application.


SUMMARY: Frontera Marketing, LLC (Applicant) has applied for 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 November 26, 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 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. 
    On September 12, 2014, DOE received an application from the 
Applicant for authority to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to Mexico for ten years as a power marketer. The Applicant's 
request is to export electricity from the Frontera Station to customers 
in Mexico over the international transmission facilities authorized by 
Presidential Permit PP-206. Because the facilities authorized by PP-206 
are not capable of transmitting third party supply, the Applicant also 
seeks authorization to transmit electricity on other international 
transmission facilities identified as open-access lines. The Applicant 
is requesting expedited treatment of this application and issuance of 
an Order within 60 days.
    In its application, the Applicant states that it does not own or 
operate any electric generation or transmission facilities. In those 
instances where Applicant purchases power from entities other than 
Frontera Generation to be exported over facilities other than the 
facilities permitted by Presidential Permit PP-206, the electric energy 
would be surplus energy purchased from third parties pursuant to 
voluntary agreements.
    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 Applicant's application to export electric energy 
to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA-403. An 
additional copy is to be provided directly to Bilal Khan, Frontera 
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 Avenue 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 October 21, 2014.
Brian Mills,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-25459 Filed 10-24-14; 8:45 am]