[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 126 (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37607-37608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16187]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-411]


Application to Export Electric Energy; Targray Americas Inc.

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

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Targray Americas Inc. (Targray) has applied for authority to 
transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to 
section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before July 31, 2015.

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. 
824a(e)).
    On May 29, 2015, DOE received an application from Targray for 
authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada 
as a power marketer for five years using existing international 
transmission facilities.
    In its application, Targray states that it does not own or control 
any electric generation or transmission facilities, and it does not 
have a franchised service area. Targray states that it has applied for 
market-based rate authority from the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC) to engage in the sale and purchase of electric energy 
to and from Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission 
Organizations. As such, the electric energy that Targray proposes to 
export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from third parties 
such as power marketers, independent power producers, electric 
utilities, and Federal power marketing agencies pursuant to voluntary 
agreements. The existing international transmission facilities to be 
utilized by Targray 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)

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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 Targray application to 
export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE 
Docket No. EA-411. An additional copy is to be provided directly to 
Ruta Kalvaitis Skucas, Pierce Atwood LLC, 900 17th St., NW., Suite 350, 
Washington, DC 20006 and to Karen Roberge, Targray Technology 
International Inc., 18105 Transcanadienne, Kirkland QC, H9J 3Z4 Canada.
    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 June 25, 2015.
Brian Mills,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2015-16187 Filed 6-30-15; 8:45 am]
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