[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 20, 2016)]
[Pages 23283-23284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09127]



[OE Docket No. EA-419]

Application to Export Electric Energy; MXTREP #1, LLC

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

ACTION: Notice of application.


SUMMARY: MEXTREP #1, LLC (Applicant or MEXTREP) 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 May 20, 2016.

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

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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.Sec.  824a(e)).
    On March 31, 2016, DOE received an application from MEXTREP for 
authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico 
as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international 
transmission facilities.
    In its application, MEXTREP states that it does not own or control 
any electric generation or transmission facilities, and it does not 
have a franchised service area. The electric energy that MEXTREP 
proposes to export to Mexico 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 the Applicant 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 MEXTREP's application to 
export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE 
Docket No. EA-419. An additional copy is to be provided to Boone 
Nerren, MEXTREP#1, LLC, 16200 Dallas Parkway, Suite 245, Dallas, TX 
    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 April 14, 2016.
Brian Mills,
Senior Planning Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
[FR Doc. 2016-09127 Filed 4-19-16; 8:45 am]