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  1. 1. 30908 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices Parents of dependents and inde- Dependents pendents with dependents other and independ- than a spouse ents without de- State pendents other than a spouse Under $15,000 $15,000 & up (%) (%) All (%) Michigan ................................................................................................................................. 5 4 3 Minnesota .............................................................................................................................. 6 5 4 Mississippi .............................................................................................................................. 3 2 2 Missouri .................................................................................................................................. 5 4 3 Montana ................................................................................................................................. 5 4 3 Nebraska ................................................................................................................................ 5 4 3 Nevada ................................................................................................................................... 3 2 1 New Hampshire ..................................................................................................................... 5 4 1 New Jersey ............................................................................................................................ 9 8 4 New Mexico ........................................................................................................................... 3 2 3 New York ............................................................................................................................... 9 8 6 North Carolina ........................................................................................................................ 6 5 4 North Dakota .......................................................................................................................... 3 2 1 Ohio ....................................................................................................................................... 6 5 4 Oklahoma ............................................................................................................................... 4 3 3 Oregon ................................................................................................................................... 7 6 5 Pennsylvania .......................................................................................................................... 6 5 3 Rhode Island .......................................................................................................................... 7 6 4 South Carolina ....................................................................................................................... 5 4 3 South Dakota ......................................................................................................................... 2 1 1 Tennessee ............................................................................................................................. 2 1 1 Texas ..................................................................................................................................... 3 2 1 Utah ....................................................................................................................................... 5 4 4 Vermont ................................................................................................................................. 5 4 3 Virginia ................................................................................................................................... 6 5 4 Washington ............................................................................................................................ 4 3 1 West Virginia .......................................................................................................................... 3 2 2 Wisconsin ............................................................................................................................... 7 6 4 Wyoming ................................................................................................................................ 2 1 1 Other ...................................................................................................................................... 3 2 2 You may view this document, as well Dated: May 22, 2008. take appropriate actions ‘‘to expedite as all other documents of this Lawrence A. Warder, projects that will increase the Department published in the Federal Acting Chief Operating Officer, Federal production, transmission, or Register, in text or Adobe Portable Student Aid. conservation of energy.’’ In addition, Document Format (PDF) on the Internet [FR Doc. E8–11953 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] Title II, Section 211, of the Energy at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58) news/fedregister. provides that the Secretary of the To use PDF you must have Adobe Interior (the Secretary) should, within Acrobat Reader, which is available free DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 years of enactment of the Act, ‘‘* * * at this site. If you have questions about seek to have approved non-hydropower using PDF, call the U.S. Government DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR renewable energy projects located on Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– the public lands with a generation 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, Bureau of Land Management capacity of at least 10,000 megawatts of DC, area at (202) 512–1530. electricity.’’ DOE and BLM (the Note: The official version of this document Notice of Intent To Prepare a Agencies) have identified utility-scale is the document published in the Federal Programmatic Environmental Impact solar energy development as a Register. Free Internet access to the official Statement To Evaluate Solar Energy potentially critical component in edition of the Federal Register and the Code Development, Develop and Implement meeting these mandates. Utility-scale of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Agency-Specific Programs, Conduct solar energy projects generate electricity Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ Public Scoping Meetings, Amend that is distributed to consumers through index.html. Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and the electric power transmission grid. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Provide Notice of Proposed Planning The Agencies have determined that Numbers: 84.007 Federal Supplemental Criteria specific actions should be taken to Educational Opportunity Grant; 84.032 Federal Family Education Loan Program; AGENCIES: Department of Energy (DOE) further such energy development. The 84.033 Federal Work-Study Program; 84.038 and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Agencies are considering the Federal Perkins Loan Program; 84.063 Department of the Interior (DOI). development and implementation of Federal Pell Grant Program; 84.268 William ACTION: Notice of Intent. agency-specific programs that would jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; 84.375 establish environmental policies and Academic Competitiveness Grant; 84.376 SUMMARY: In Executive Order 13212, mitigation strategies (e.g., best National Science and Mathematics Access to Actions to Expedite Energy-Related management practices and siting Retain Talent Grant) Projects, the President ordered that criteria) related to solar energy Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087rr. executive departments and agencies development in six western states VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1
  2. 2. Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices 30909 (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Salt Lake City, Utah: Wednesday, June on May 22, 2001, the Agencies are Mexico, Nevada, and Utah). DOE 25, 2008; evaluating whether environmentally proposes to develop a solar energy Albuquerque, New Mexico: Thursday, responsible utility-scale solar energy program of environmental policies and June 26, 2008. projects can be facilitated through mitigation strategies that would apply to The Agencies will announce the times developing and implementing agency- the deployment of DOE supported solar and locations of the public meetings specific programs that would establish energy projects on BLM-administered through the local media and the project environmental policies and mitigation lands or other Federal, State, tribal, or Web site (http://solareis.anl.gov). strategies for solar energy development. private lands. The BLM would establish ADDRESSES: The Agencies invite Utility-scale solar energy projects its own environmental policies and interested Federal and State agencies, generate electricity that is delivered mitigation strategies to use when organizations, Native American tribes, directly into the electricity transmission making decisions on whether to issue and members of the public to submit grid. rights-of-way for utility-scale solar comments or suggestions to assist in The BLM has received a large number energy development projects on public of utility-scale solar energy project identifying significant environmental lands administered by the BLM. The proposals for BLM-administered lands, issues and in determining the scope of Agencies have determined that a mainly in Arizona, California, and this PEIS. programmatic environmental impact You may submit written comments by Nevada. It currently processes solar statement (PEIS) under the National the following methods: energy right-of-way applications for Environmental Policy Act of 1969 • Electronically, using the online lands under its Solar Energy (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) is comment form available on the project Development Policy (Instruction appropriate for the establishment of Web site: http://solareis.anl.gov. This is Memorandum No. 2007–097), which, specific agency-wide solar energy the preferred method of commenting. among other objectives, establishes programs and additional related policy. • In writing, addressed to: Solar requirements for solar energy project The Agencies are issuing this Notice Energy PEIS Scoping, Argonne National environmental review. The DOE Solar of Intent to inform the public about the Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue—EVS/ Energy Technologies Program currently proposed actions; announce plans to 900, Argonne, IL 60439. addresses environmental concerns for conduct eight public scoping meetings; Scoping meetings will include an solar projects it sponsors through grants invite public participation in the introductory presentation on: solar on a case-by-case basis. Other DOE scoping process; and solicit public energy technologies and market program offices may use the PEIS in comments for consideration in prospects; the proposed actions and future decisionmaking. establishing the scope and content of scope of the PEIS, including proposed Proposed Action and Alternatives the PEIS, alternatives, and alternatives and environmental issues environmental issues and impacts. The proposed action in this PEIS is and impacts to be analyzed; and the for the Agencies to develop and The Agencies will prepare the PEIS in public participation process. Oral implement agency-specific programs accordance with NEPA; the Council on comments from the public will begin that would facilitate environmentally Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508); the Federal Land immediately after the presentation. responsible utility-scale solar energy Policy and Management Act of 1976 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For development by establishing (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) DOE’s further information, including environmental policies and mitigation NEPA regulations, 10 CFR Part 1021; information on how to comment, you strategies related to solar energy and BLM’s planning regulations, 43 CFR may contact: Lisa Jorgensen, Department development in six western states Part 1600. of Energy, Golden Field Office, (Arizona, California, Colorado, New DATES: The public scoping period starts lisa.jorgensen@go.doe.gov, 303–275– Mexico, Nevada, and Utah). The study with the publication of this notice in the 4906; or Linda Resseguie, BLM area has been limited to these six states Federal Register and will continue Washington Office, based on initial resource assessment through July 7, 2008. Written and oral linda_resseguie@blm.gov, 202–452– showing they encompass the most comments will be given equal weight, 7774, You may also visit the Solar prospective solar energy resources and the Agencies will consider all Energy Development PEIS Web site at suitable for utility-scale development comments received or postmarked by http://solareis.anl.gov. over the next 20 years. July 7, 2008, in defining the scope of For general information on the DOE Through this PEIS, the BLM is this PEIS. Comments received or NEPA process, please contact: Carol M. considering whether to establish a postmarked after that date will be Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Bureau-wide solar energy development considered to the extent practicable. Policy and Compliance (GC–20), U.S. program to supplement or replace Public scoping meetings to obtain Department of Energy, 1000 existing BLM solar development policy, comments on the PEIS will be held at Independence Avenue, SW., and to amend land use plans in the six- the following locations on the dates Washington, DC 20585–0119; e-mail: state study area to adopt the new specified below: AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov; telephone: 202– program. In addition, the BLM expects Riverside, California: Monday, June 16, 586–4600; leave a message at 1–800– to identify BLM-administered land in 2008; 472–2756; or facsimile: 202–586–7031. the six state study area that may be Barstow, California: Tuesday, June 17, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: environmentally suitable for solar 2008; energy development and land that Background and Need for Agency would be excluded from such Las Vegas, Nevada: Wednesday, June 18, Action 2008; development. The PEIS will also Sacramento, California: Thursday, June In response to direction from consider whether designation by BLM of jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 19, 2008; Congress under Title II, Section 211, of additional electricity transmission Denver, Colorado: Monday, June 23, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub.L. corridors on BLM-administered lands is 2008; 109–58), as well as Executive Order necessary to facilitate utility-scale solar Phoenix, Arizona: Tuesday, June 24, 13212, Actions to Expedite Energy- energy development. Public lands 2008; Related Projects, 66 FR 28357 published withdrawn or set aside for use by VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1
  3. 3. 30910 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices another Federal agency over which the would be applicable to solar energy amend some of BLM’s existing RMPs to BLM does not have administrative technology deployment supported by its adopt a new Bureau-wide solar energy jurisdiction will not be considered by programs, and (2) for BLM, not program. The BLM’s land use planning BLM to authorize solar energy establishing a Bureau-wide solar energy regulations, which implement the development. The PEIS will not include development program, not amending its FLPMA, require the BLM to publish, lands within the National Landscape land use plans, and not identifying land and provide for public review of, the Conservation System, such as National that is environmentally suitable for solar proposed planning criteria that will Conservation Areas, National energy development or land that would guide the BLM’s land use planning Monuments, Wilderness Areas, be excluded from such development. process. This Notice fulfills the BLM’s Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Under the no action alternative, DOE obligation under the FLPMA and the Scenic Rivers, and National Historic and and BLM would continue to evaluate BLM’s planning regulations (43 CFR Scenic Trails. The PEIS also will not solar energy projects on a case-by-case 1610.2(f) and 43 CFR 1610.4–2) to notify include lands that the BLM has basis (and, for BLM, in accordance with the public of its proposed planning previously identified in its land use the requirements of the Solar Energy criteria. plans as environmentally sensitive, such Development Policy, Instruction Planning criteria are the constraints, as Areas of Critical Environmental Memorandum No. 2007–097). standards, and guidelines that Concern or other special management determine what the BLM will or will not Facilitated Development Alternative consider during its planning process. As areas, that are inappropriate for or inconsistent with extensive, surface- The PEIS will evaluate a facilitated such, they establish parameters and disturbing uses. The intention of the development alternative (proposed help focus analysis of the issues PEIS is not to eliminate the need for action) that includes the establishment identified in scoping, and structure the site-specific environmental review for of (1) for DOE, a solar energy program preparation of the PEIS. The BLM individual utility-scale solar energy of environmental policies and welcomes public comment on the development proposals. Site-specific mitigation strategies that would apply to following proposed planning criteria, environmental reviews are expected to the deployment of solar energy project which will be used in the development be tiered to the PEIS and to be more supported by DOE; and (2) for the BLM, of the PEIS as it is prepared to analyze effective and efficient because of the a Bureau-wide solar energy program and RMP amendments: PEIS. Existing solar energy right-of-way the amendment of individual BLM land • The BLM will prepare RMP applications will continue to be use plans to address future development amendments in compliance with the processed by the BLM on a site-specific, of solar energy resources on BLM- FLPMA, the Endangered Species Act, case-by-case basis. As of the date of administered lands. For this alternative, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, publication of this Notice, no new solar the Agencies will create a reasonably NEPA, and all other applicable laws, energy right-of-way applications will be foreseeable development (RFD) scenario Executive Orders, and BLM accepted by the BLM until completion to define the potential for future utility- management policies. of the PEIS. scale solar energy development • The BLM will use the PEIS as the Through this PEIS, DOE is activities over a 20-year study period. analytical basis for any decision it considering developing a solar energy This RFD will identify which BLM land makes to amend an individual land use program of environmental policies and use plans might be amended. Examples plan to respond to the potential for mitigation strategies that would apply to of possible amendments to land use increased levels of solar energy the deployment of solar energy projects plans include the (1) adoption of development on BLM-administered that are supported by DOE. Policies and stipulations (e.g., wildlife management public lands. mitigation measures adopted as part of guidelines) applicable to solar energy • The BLM will develop an RFD the proposed solar energy technology development projects, and (2) scenario to predict levels of deployment program would identify for identification of lands with high solar development. It will identify lands DOE, industry, and stakeholders the energy development potential, available for utility-scale solar energy best practices for deploying solar energy including the designation of lands development, lands available for utility- and ensuring minimal impact to natural suited to competitive leasing, if scale solar energy development that and cultural resources on BLM- applicable. have restrictive stipulations, and lands administered lands or other Federal, not available for utility-scale solar State, tribal, or private lands. Limited Development Alternative energy development in affected plans. The Agencies invite any Federal, For BLM a ‘‘limited development’’ • The BLM will limit its amendment State, or local agency or tribal alternative may also be examined that of these plans to utility-scale solar government with jurisdiction by law or would evaluate the impacts of energy development and associated special expertise in solar energy previously proposed solar energy transmission issues and will not address development to be a cooperating agency. development projects which have the management of other resources, The California Energy Commission, complete plans of development and are although the BLM will consider and California Public Utilities Commission, awaiting application approval. analyze the impacts from increased use and California Department of Fish and For DOE, there are no other on other managed resource values. Game have already indicated that they alternatives at this time. • The BLM will continue to manage plan to participate as cooperating other resources in the affected planning BLM Planning Criteria agencies. Other agencies or state areas under the pre-existing terms, governments may become cooperating The FLPMA requires the BLM to conditions, and decisions in the agencies at a later date. develop land use plans, also known as applicable RMPs for those other RMPs, to guide the BLM’s management resources. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES No Action Alternative of public lands. For solar energy • The BLM will recognize valid The PEIS will address the no action projects to be developed on public lands existing rights under the RMPs, as alternative of (1) for DOE, not managed by the BLM, such activities amended. establishing a program of environmental must be provided for in these RMPs. • The BLM will coordinate with policies and mitigation strategies that One outcome of the PEIS could be to Federal, State, and local agencies and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1
  4. 4. Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices 30911 tribal governments in the PEIS and plan Public scoping meetings will be held as 303–275–4906, or Linda Resseguie, BLM amendment process to strive for indicated above under the DATES Washington Office, consistency with existing plans and section. These scoping meetings will be linda_resseguie@blm.gov, 202–452– policies, to the extent practicable. informal. The presiding officer will 7774. • The BLM will coordinate with tribal establish only those procedures needed Approach and Schedule for the PEIS governments and provide strategies for to ensure that everyone who wishes to the protection of recognized traditional speak has a chance to do so and that the To consider the variety of resource uses in the PEIS and plan amendment agency representatives understand all issues and concerns identified, the process. issues and comments. Speakers will be Agencies will use an interdisciplinary • The BLM will take into account allocated approximately three minutes approach to develop the PEIS. appropriate protection and management for their oral statements. Depending on Specialists with expertise in disciplines of cultural and historic resources in the the number of persons wishing to speak, including but not limited to the PEIS and plan amendment process, and the presiding officer may allow longer following will be involved in the will engage in all required consultation. speaking times. Persons wishing to planning process: Solar energy, wildlife • The BLM will recognize in the PEIS speak on behalf of an organization and fisheries, vegetation, air quality, and plan amendments the special should identify that organization in outdoor recreation, archaeology, importance of public lands to people their request to speak. Meetings will paleontology, hydrology, soils, land use, who live in communities surrounded by begin at the times specified and will visual resources, sociology, and public lands and the importance of continue until all those present who economics. public lands to the nation as a whole. wish to participate have had an The PEIS will describe the purpose • The BLM will make every effort to opportunity to do so. Should any and need for the proposed actions, encourage public participation speaker wish to provide for the record including the effects of solar energy throughout the PEIS process. further information that cannot be development on the nation’s energy • The BLM has the authority to presented within the designated time, supply, economy, and energy security. It develop protective management such information may be submitted in will also describe solar energy prescriptions for lands with wilderness writing or electronically to the technologies; the distribution of solar characteristics within RMPs. As part of addresses in the ADDRESSES section by energy resources on a regional scale; the public involvement process for land the date listed in the DATES section. activities to be undertaken for site use planning, the BLM will consider The public is encouraged to monitoring, evaluation, and utility-scale public input regarding lands to be communicate information and development; the impacts associated managed to maintain wilderness comments on issues it believes the with implementing current characteristics. Agencies should address in the PEIS. technologies; and mitigation measures • Environmental protection and The Agencies request information and and constraints relevant to solar energy energy production are both desirable comments on resources in the western development. The PEIS will consider and necessary objectives of sound land United States that utility-scale solar ongoing transmission planning efforts management practices and are not to be energy development may impact. underway (e.g., the Western Governors’ considered mutually exclusive Comments may address broad issues or Association Renewable Energy Zone priorities. specific resources. Individuals should Project; the California Renewable • The BLM will consider and analyze be aware that the entire comment— Energy Transmission Initiative, and the relevant climate change impacts in its including personal identifying Draft PEIS entitled Designation of land use plans and associated NEPA information (i.e., address, phone Energy Corridors on Federal Land in the documents, including the anticipated number, and e-mail address)—may be 11 Western States (DOE/EIS–0386) in climate change benefits of solar energy. made publicly available at any time. evaluating electricity transmission • The BLM will use geospatial data in While one can request in the comment access issues associated with solar a geographic information system (GIS) that personal identifying information be energy development in the six-state to facilitate discussions of the affected withheld from public review, this study area. The need to designate environment, formulation of cannot be guaranteed. All comments additional electricity transmission alternatives, analysis of environmental from organizations or businesses, and corridors on BLM-administered lands to consequences, and display of results. from individuals identifying themselves facilitate utility-scale solar energy Over the course of the scoping period, as representatives or officials of development will be considered. The as further planning criteria are organizations or businesses, will be PEIS may include NEPA analysis for a determined or developed, such criteria available for public inspection in their limited number of site-specific corridor will be announced on the project Web entirety. designations on BLM-administered site (http://solareis.anl.gov). After gathering public comments on lands, as appropriate. issues that should be addressed in the As currently envisioned, the PEIS will Scoping Process PEIS during the public scoping period, evaluate direct, indirect, and cumulative Interested parties are invited to the Agencies will identify and provide impacts to wildlife, wildlife habitat, participate in the scoping process, both the rationale in the PEIS on those issues threatened and endangered species, and to refine the preliminary alternatives addressed and those issues determined vegetation; proximity to wilderness or and environmental issues to be analyzed to be beyond the scope of the PEIS. A other special management areas; and in depth and to eliminate from detailed scoping summary report will be impacts to cultural, paleontological, study those alternatives and available for public review socioeconomic, visual, and water environmental issues that are not approximately 45 days following resources. These resources are feasible or pertinent. The scoping closure of the public scoping period. recognized as significant issues jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES process is intended to involve all The report will be posted on the project associated with utility-scale solar energy interested agencies (Federal, State, Web site (http://solareis.anl.gov), or may development. county, and local), public interest be requested from Lisa Jorgensen, During the public scoping period, the groups, Native American tribes, Department of Energy, Golden Field Agencies will work collaboratively with businesses, and members of the public. Office, lisa.jorgensen@go.doe.gov, interested parties to identify the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1
  5. 5. 30912 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices management decisions that are best 342.3, on the annual change in the User assistance is available for suited to local, regional, and national Producer Price Index for Finished eLibrary and other aspects of FERC’s needs and concerns. Early participation Goods (PPI–FG), plus one point three website during normal business hours. is encouraged and will help determine percent (PPI+1.3). The Commission For assistance, please contact the the content of each Agency’s solar determined in an ‘‘Order Establishing Commission’s Online Support at 1–866– energy program and the future Index For Oil Price Change Ceiling 208–3676 (toll free) or 202–502–6652 (e- management of the Federal, State, tribal Levels’’ issued March 21, 2006, that mail at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov), or private lands used for utility-scale PPI+1.3 is the appropriate oil pricing or the Public Reference Room at (202) solar energy projects. index factor for pipelines to use.1 502–8371, TTY (202) 502–8659. E-Mail The Agencies anticipate that the Solar The regulations provide that the the Public Reference Room at Energy Development PEIS will be Commission will publish annually, an public.referenceroom@ferc.gov. completed in approximately 22 months; index figure reflecting the final change in the PPI–FG, after the Bureau of Labor Kimberly D. Bose, the process will include public and agency scoping; coordination and Statistics publishes the final PPI–FG in Secretary. consultation with Federal, State, and May of each calendar year. The annual [FR Doc. E8–11912 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] local agencies and tribal governments; average PPI–FG index figures were BILLING CODE 6717–01–P publication of a draft PEIS; public 160.4 for 2006 and 166.6 for 2007.2 review of the draft PEIS; and Thus, the percent change (expressed as publication of a final PEIS. The draft a decimal) in the annual average PPI–FG DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PEIS is scheduled to be issued in spring from 2006 to 2007, plus 1.3 percent, is positive .051653.3 Oil pipelines must Federal Energy Regulatory 2009. The availability of the draft PEIS Commission and dates for public hearings soliciting multiply their July 1, 2007, through June comments on it will be announced in 30, 2008, index ceiling levels by Combined Notice of Filings #1 the Federal Register and local media. positive 1.051653 4 to compute their Comments on the draft PEIS will be index ceiling levels for July 1, 2008 May 21, 2008. considered in preparing the final PEIS. through June 30, 2009, in accordance Take notice that the Commission has Interested parties not submitting with 18 CFR § 342.3(d). For guidance in received the following Natural Gas comments at this time but who would calculating the ceiling levels for each 12 Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: like to receive a copy of the draft PEIS month period beginning January 1, Docket Numbers: RP99–301–208. and other project materials should 1995,5 see Explorer Pipeline Company, Applicants: ANR Pipeline Company. indicate this preference through the 71 FERC 61,416 at n.6 (1995). Description: ANR Pipeline Co submits project Web site (http:// In addition to publishing the full text an amendment to Rate Schedule FTS–1 of this Notice in the Federal Register, and gathering negotiated rate solareis.anl.gov), or by contacting Lisa the Commission provides all interested agreements with Eagle Energy Partners I, Jorgensen or Linda Resseguie as persons an opportunity to view and/or LP. provided in the ADDRESSES section of print this Notice via the Internet Filed Date: 05/19/2008. this notice. through FERC’s Home Page (http:// Accession Number: 20080520–0299. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 23, www.ferc.gov) and in FERC’s Public 2008. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time Reference Room during normal business on Monday, June 2, 2008. Alexander A. Karsner, hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time) Docket Numbers: RP06–200–043. Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline Washington, DC 20426. The full text of LLC. Ray Brady, this Notice is available on FERC’s Home Description: Rockies Express Pipeline Manager, Energy Policy Act Team, Bureau Page at the eLibrary link. To access this LLC submits First Revised Sheet 9E.01 of Land Management, Department of the document in eLibrary, type the docket Interior. et al. to FERC Gas Tariff, Second number excluding the last three digits of Revised Volume 1, to become effective [FR Doc. E8–12024 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] this document in the docket number 5/20/08. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P field and follow other directions on the Filed Date: 05/19/2008. search page. Accession Number: 20080520–0296. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 1 114 FERC ¶ 61,293 at P 2 (2006). Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time 2 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes the on Monday, June 2, 2008. Federal Energy Regulatory final figure in mid-May of each year. This figure is Docket Numbers: RP08–251–001. Commission publicly available from the Division of Industrial Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Prices and Price Indexes of the BLS, at (202) 691– 7705, and in print in August in Table 1 of the Pipe Line Corp. [Docket No. RM93–11–000] Description: Transcontinental Gas annual data supplement to the BLS publication Revisions to Oil Pipeline Regulations Producer Price Indexes via the Internet at http:// Pipe Line Corp submits Fifty-Third www.bls.gov/ppi/home.htm. To obtain the BLS Revised Sheet 27 et al. to FERC Gas Pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of data, click on ‘‘Get Detailed PPI Statistics,’’ and 1992; Notice of Annual Change in the then under the heading ‘‘Most Requested Statistics’’ Tariff, Third Revised Volume 1. click on ‘‘Commodity Data.’’ At the next screen, Filed Date: 05/19/2008. Producer Price Index for Finished under the heading ‘‘Producer Price Index– Accession Number: 20080520–0295. Goods Commodity,’’ select the first box, ‘‘Finished goods– Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time WPUSOP3000,’’ then scroll all the way to the May 21, 2008. bottom of this screen and click on Retrieve data. on Monday, June 2, 2008. The Commission’s regulations include 3 [166.6—160.4]/160.4 = 0.038653 + .013 = Docket Numbers: RP08–381–000. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES a methodology for oil pipelines to 0.051653 Applicants: Questar Southern Trails 4 1 + 0.051653 = 1.051653 change their rates through use of an 5 For a listing of all prior multipliers issued by the Pipeline Company. index system that establishes ceiling Commission, see the Commission’s Web site, Description: Questar Southern Trails levels for such rates. The Commission http://www.ferc.gov. The table of multipliers can be Pipeline Co submits Third Revised bases the index system, found at 18 CFR found under the headings ‘‘Oil’’ and ‘‘Index.’’ Sheet 65 et al. to FERC Gas Tariff, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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