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[OE Docket No. EA-306-A]

Application To Export Electric Energy; MAG Energy Solutions, Inc.

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.
ACTION: Notice of Application.
SUMMARY: MAG Energy Solutions, Inc. (MAG E.S.) 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 to DOE and received on or before January 10, 2011.
ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail,or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) 202-586-5260.

Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).

On April 6, 2006 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA-306, which authorized MAG E.S. to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a five-year term as a power marketer using existing international transmission facilities. That Order will expire on April 6, 2011. On December 1, 2010, MAG E.S. filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-306 for an additional five-year term.

The electric energy that MAG E.S. proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by MAG E.S. have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties.

Procedural Matters:Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings 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 ยงยง 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 and must be received on or before the date listed above.

Comments on the MAG E.S. application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-306-A. Additional copies (one each) are to be filed directly with Martin Gauthier, Director, MAG Energy Solutions, Inc., 1010 Sherbrooke Quest, Suite 800, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2R7;ANDCarol A. Smoots, Esq., Perkins Coie LLP, 607 14th Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005;ANDNidhi J. Thakar, Esq., Perkins Coie LLP, 607 14th Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE's National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021) and after a determination is made by 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, by accessing the program Web site at,or by e-mailing Odessa Hopkins

Issued in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2010. Anthony J. Como, Director, Permitting and Siting Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.