[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 17 (Thursday, January 26, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 3958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1662]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 17 / Thursday, January 26, 2012 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 900

RIN 1901-AB18


Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission 
Facilities

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

ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that the period for submitting 
comments on the proposed rule for the coordination of Federal 
Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities has been extended 
until February 27, 2012.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding the 
proposed coordination rule published December 13, 2011 (76 FR 77432) 
until February 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must be identified as comments on the 
``Proposed 216(h) Regulations''. Comments may be submitted using any of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: Brian.Mills@hq.doe.gov. Include ``Proposed 216(h) 
Regulations'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Brian Mills, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability (OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Mills, Office of Electricity 
Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Phone (202) 586-
8267, email Brian.Mills@hq.doe.gov, or Lot Cooke, Attorney-Advisor, 
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-76, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Phone (202) 586-0503, 
email Lot.Cooke@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 13, 2011, DOE published a 
proposed rule in the Federal Register (76 FR 77432) to amend its 
regulations for the timely coordination of Federal authorizations for 
proposed interstate electric transmission facilities pursuant to 
section 216(h) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed rule 
provided for the submission of comments by January 27, 2012. A 
commenter noted the significant interest of its members in the 
rulemaking and requested an extension of the comment period given the 
holidays and the need for its members to complete projects and reports 
for calendar year 2011.
    DOE has determined that an extension of the public comment period 
is appropriate based on the foregoing reasons and is hereby extending 
the comment period. DOE will consider any comments received by February 
27, 2012.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2012.
Patricia A. Hoffman,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2012-1662 Filed 1-25-12; 8:45 am]
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