[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 133 (Monday, July 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 40049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17069]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-182-D]


Application to Export Electric Energy; H.Q. Energy Services 
(U.S.) Inc.

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

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. (Applicant or HQUS)) has 
applied to renew its 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 August 12, 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 July 19, 2010, DOE issued Order No. EA-182-C to HQUS, which 
authorized the Applicant to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using 
existing international transmission facilities. That authority expires 
on August 21, 2015. On June 10, 2015, HQUS filed an application with 
DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-182 
for an additional five-year term.
    In its application, HQUS states that it does not own or operate any 
electric generation or transmission facilities, and it does not have a 
franchised service area. The electric energy that HQUS proposes to 
export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from third parties 
such as electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies 
pursuant to voluntary agreements. The existing international 
transmission facilities to be utilized by HQUS 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 and other filings concerning HQUS's application to export 
electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. 
EA-182-D. An additional copy is to be provided directly to Jerry L. 
Pfeffer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, 1440 New York Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    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 July 7, 2015.
Christopher Lawrence,
Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2015-17069 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]
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