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E-M:/ CMS Energy to Export Michigan Power to Canada

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Hey maybe there isn't a power shortage after all with CMS
Energy getting set to export power to Canada......

[Federal Register: June 1, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 106)]
[Page 35057-35058]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[Docket No. EA-223]

Application To Export Electric Energy; CMS Marketing, Services
and Trading Company
AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.
ACTION: Notice of application.
SUMMARY: CMS Marketing, Services and Trading Company (CMS MS&T) 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 July 3, 2000.
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-
9506 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.
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) (16U.S.C.
Sec. 824a(e)).
On May 12, 2000, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department
of Energy (DOE) received an application from CMS MS&T to transmit
electric energy from the United States to Canada. CMS MS&T, a Michigan
corporation, is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMS Enterprises Company
which is in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation.
CMS MS&T is a power marketer that does not own or control any electric
generation or transmission facilities nor does it have any franchised
electric service territory in the United States. CMS MS&T will purchase
the electric energy to be exported at wholesale from electric utilities
and Federal Power Marketing Administrations in the United States.
CMS MS&T proposes to arrange for the delivery of electric energy to
Canada over the international transmission facilities owned by Basin
Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Citizens
Utilities, 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, and Vermont Electric
Transmission Company. The construction of each of the international
transmission facilities to be utilized by CMS MS&T, as more fully
described in the application, has previously been authorized by a
Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as
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 filed with the DOE on or before the
date listed above.
Comments on the CMS MS&T application to export electric energy to
Canada should be clearly marked with
[[Page 35058]]
Docket EA-223. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Francis
X. Berkemeier, Attorney, 212 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201.
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 http://www.fe.doe.gov. Upon
reaching the Fossil Energy Home page, select ``Regulatory'' Programs,''
then ``Electricity Regulation,'' and then ``Pending Proceedings'' from
the options menus.
Issued in Washington, D.C., on May 19, 2000.
Anthony J. Como,
Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal & Power
Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 00-13668 Filed 5-31-00; 8:45 am]

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