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This notice mentions a "presidential permit" and executive order
with prior authorization to export..... ...wonder what that is?


[Federal Register: March 29, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 60)]
[Notices]              
[Page 14781-14782]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr29mr07-50]                        

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-223-B]

Application To Export Electric Energy; CMS Energy Resource
Management Company

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

ACTION: Notice of Application.

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SUMMARY: CMS Energy Resource Management Company (CMS) 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 30, 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.

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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 July 11, 2000, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No.
EA-223 authorizing CMS Marketing, Services and Trading Company to
transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power
marketer for a two-year term. On July 1, 2002, in Order No. EA-223-A,
DOE renewed that authorization for a five-year term which expires on
July 1, 2007. On February 11, 2004, the applicant notified DOE that it
had changed its name to CMS Energy Resource Management Company.
    On March 13, 2007, CMS filed an application with DOE to renew the
export authority contained in Order No. EA-223-A for an additional
five-year term. CMS does not own or control any transmission or
distribution assets, nor does it have a franchised service area. The
electric energy which CMS proposes to export to Canada would be
purchased from electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies
within the United States.
    CMS 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 CMS 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 CMS application to export electric energy to Canada
should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-223-B. Additional copies
are to be filed directly with John E. Palincsar, Senior Corporate
Attorney, One Energy Plaza, EP5-430, 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 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. E7-5785 Filed 3-28-07; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6450-01-P

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