Applications, hearings, determinations, etc.: Alliant, LLC,

[Federal Register: May 19, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 96)]


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[Docket No. EA-209]

Application To Export Electric Energy; Cargill-Alliant, LLC

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of application.

SUMMARY: Cargill-Alliant, LLC (C-A) 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 requests to intervene must be submitted on or before June 18, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Coal & Power Im/Ex (FE-27), Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-287-5736).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Mintz (Program Office) 202-586- 506 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-6667.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. Sec. 824a(e)).

On April 6, 1999, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from C-A to transmit electric energy as a power marketer from the United States to Canada. C-A is a joint venture that is owned 50% by Cargill, Incorporated and 50% by WPL Holdings Commodities Trading, L.L.C. C-A does not own or control any electric generation or transmission facilities nor does it have a franchised service territory.

The electric energy C-A proposes to export will be surplus energy that is purchased from systems that do generate electric energy. C-A intends to export this energy to Canada over the existing international transmission facilities owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Citizens Utilities Company, The Detroit Edison Company, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Northern States Power Company, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. The construction of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by C-A, as more fully described in the application, has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended.

Procedural Matters

Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above in accordance with Secs. 385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filedwith the DOE on or before the date listed above.

Comments on the C-A application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-209. Additional copies are to be fileddirectly with Rodrigo R. Bustamante, Esq., Cargill-Alliant, LLC, 15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata, Minnesota 55391-2399.

A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and a determination is made by the DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the 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 or by accessing the Fossil Energy Home Page at Upon reaching the Fossil Energy Home page, select ``Regulatory'' and then ``Electricity'' from the options menus.

Issued in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 1999. Anthony J. Como, Manager, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal & Power Im/Ex, Office of Coal & Power Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.

[FR Doc. 99-12630Filed5-18-99; 8:45 am]