[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Page 12957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5324]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. EL11-24-000]

SunZia Transmission, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory 

    Take notice that on February 23, 2011, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) 
of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission), 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2010), SunZia 
Transmission, LLC (SunZia) filed a revised petition for declaratory 
order requesting that the Commission find that: (i) Tucson Electric 
Power Company (TEP), SouthWestern Power Group (SWPG), ECP SunZia, LLC 
(ECP SunZia), and Shell WindEnergy Inc. (SWE) (collectively SunZia 
Owners) each owns that portion of the SunZia Southwest Transmission 
Project (Project) equal to its pro rata share of investment in the 
Project,\1\ (ii) SWPG, ECP SunZia, and SWE may allocate up to 50 
percent of their pro rata shares of the Project to anchor customers 
through long-term firm negotiated rate contracts,\2\ and (iii) 
electrical interconnection or transmission requests with respect to the 
Project are premature prior to the Project attaining sufficient 
maturity as to its permitting, licensing, determination of the final 
alignment, and determination of the resulting estimated costs.

    \1\ In addition to the SunZia Owners, Salt River Project 
Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) and Tri-State 
Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (TSGT) are sponsors of 
the Project. Neither SRP nor TSGT is a ``public utility'' within the 
meaning of section 201(e) of the Federal Power Act.
    \2\ The remaining sponsors of the Project, SRP, TSGT, and TEP--
all existing load-serving entities with existing transmission 
systems--plan to incorporate their pro rata shares of the Project 
into their transmission systems and provide service pursuant to 
their respective open access transmission tariffs (OATTs). As non-
public utilities, SRP and TSGT are not required to file their OATTs 
with the Commission.

    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must 
file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be 
considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to 
be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the 
proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of 
intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, 
motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or 
before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to 
intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.
    The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 
interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an 
original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 
    This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the 
``eLibrary'' link and is available for review in the Commission's 
Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ``eSubscription'' 
link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail 
notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For 
assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For 
TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

    Dated: March 3, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2011-5324 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]