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[Federal Register: March 29, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 60)]
[Notices]              
[Page 14782-14783]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-211-B]

Application To Export Electric Energy; DTE Energy Trading, Inc.

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

ACTION: Notice of Application.

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SUMMARY: DTE Energy Trading, Inc. (DTE) 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 (FPA).

DATES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on
or before April 13, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be
addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy
Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-586-8008).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202-
586-9624 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) (16 U.S.C.
824a(e)).
    On June 24, 1999, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No.
EA-211 authorizing DTE to transmit electric energy from the United
States to Canada as a power marketer for a two-year term. On April 25,
2002, in Order No. EA-211-A, DOE renewed that authorization for a five-
year term, which expires on April 25, 2007.
    On March 21, 2007, DTE filed an application with DOE to renew the
export authority contained in Order No. EA-211-A for an additional
five-year term. DTE does not own or control any transmission or
distribution assets, nor does it have a franchised service area. The
electric energy which DTE proposes to export to Canada would be
purchased from electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies
within the United States.
    In its renewal application, DTE requested DOE expedite the
processing of the application so that it may continue uninterrupted
participation in the competitive wholesale marketplace in Ontario. DOE
has granted this request and has shortened the public comment period to
15 days.
    DTE will arrange for the delivery of exports to Canada over the
international transmission facilities currently owned by Basin Electric
Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Eastern Maine
Electric Cooperative, International Transmission Co., Joint Owners of
the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company,
Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power, Inc., Minnkota Power
Cooperative, Inc., New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power
Corp., Northern States Power Company, and Vermont Electric Transmission
Co.
    The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of
the international transmission facilities to be utilized by DTE 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 Sec. Sec.  385.211 or
385.214 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Rules of Practice
and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each
petition and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the date
listed above.
    Comments on the DTE application to export electric energy to Canada
should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-211-B. Additional copies
are to be filed

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directly with Linda S. Portasik, DTE Energy Company, 2000 Second
Avenue, 688 WCB, Detroit, MI 48226 AND Sandra C. Steffen, DTE Energy
Trading, Inc., 200 Ashley Mews, 414 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI
48104.
    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 program's Home Page at
<A HREF="http://www.oe.energy.gov/304.htm";>http://www.oe.energy.gov/304.htm</A>.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2007.
Anthony J. Como,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and
Energy Reliability.
 [FR Doc. E7-5782 Filed 3-28-07; 8:45 am]

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