[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41046-41047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16422]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Agency Request for Comments on Draft Solicitation

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of availability of and request for comments regarding 
Draft Solicitation for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects.

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SUMMARY: The Loan Programs Office (LPO) of the Department of Energy 
(DOE) announces a draft of a potential future solicitation announcement 
for Federal Loan Guarantees for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects. LPO 
invites comments regarding the draft of the potential future 
solicitation announcement.

DATES: Comments regarding the draft of the potential future 
solicitation announcement must be received on or before September 9, 
2013. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that 
period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to David G. Frantz, Deputy 
Executive Director, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. The draft 
solicitation is available on LPO's Web site at http://www.lgprogram.energy.gov/

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David G. Frantz, 
DraftLPOFossilSoliciationComments@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE is considering a potential future 
solicitation announcement for Federal Loan Guarantees for Advanced 
Fossil Energy Projects. Should DOE choose to proceed which such a 
solicitation, applicants would be invited to apply for loan guarantees 
from DOE to finance projects and facilities located in the United 
States that employ innovative and advanced fossil energy technologies 
(``Advanced Fossil Energy Projects''). DOE may make up to Eight Billion 
Dollars ($8,000,000,000) in loan guarantee authority available under 
the proposed solicitation for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects.
    DOE is considering including in any potential future solicitation 
projects or facilities that (1) avoid, reduce, or sequester air 
pollutants or anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases, (2) employ 
New or Significantly Improved Technology as compared to Commercial 
Technology in service in the United States at the time the Term Sheet 
is issued (as each capitalized term is defined in the regulations 
implementing Title XVII, which are set forth in Part 609 under Chapter 
II of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and (3) use advanced 
fossil energy technology (within the meaning of that term in Section 
1703(b)(2) of Title XVII) and are described in one or more of the 
following technology areas: (a) Advanced resource development, (b) 
carbon capture, (c) low-carbon power systems, or (d) efficiency 
improvements. DOE is assuming that the scope of any potential 
solicitation would be broad. All fossil fuels, including, without 
limitation, coal, natural gas, oil, shale gas, oil gas, coal bed 
methane, methane hydrates, and others, may be included in the potential 
future solicitation. DOE is considering including both electrical and 
non-electrical fossil energy use.
    While comments are sought on all aspects of the draft solicitation, 
DOE is particularly interested in comments regarding the weighting 
percentage allocated to each category for evaluations (Programmatic, 
Technical, Policy, and Financial), and the categories themselves.
    LPO is announcing that a draft of a potential future solicitation 
announcement for Federal Loan Guarantees for Advanced Fossil Energy 
Projects. LPO invites comments

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regarding the draft of the potential future solicitation announcement.

    Statutory Authority: Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(42 U.S.C. 16511 et seq.).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2013.
Valri Lightner,
Acting Director, Technical and Project Management, Loan Programs 
Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-16422 Filed 7-8-13; 8:45 am]
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