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(3) Maintenance scheduling;

(4) Emergency procedures for dealing with Capacity or fuel shortages;

(D) Systems within the same National Electric Council (NERC) region with historical coordination policies.

(ii) The Power Supply Areas (PSA's), referred to in the definition of electric regions, were first defined by the Federal Power Commission in 1936. The most recent reference to them is given in the 1970 National Power Survey, Vol. I, Pg. 1-3-16. In cases where you find an ambiguity in a regional assignment, you shall consult with ERA for an official determination.

(iii) Electric region groupings.

(X) Rocky Mountain Power Pool 31, 32.

(RMPP). (Y) Northwest Power Pool (NWPP)..... 30, 42, 43, 44, 45. (Z) Arizona-New Mexico Group 39, 48 within Arizona. (AA) Southern California-Nevada. 47, 48 in Nevada and

California. (BB) Northern California-Nevada.

46. (CC) Alaska (non-interconnected 49.

systems to be considered sepa

rately). (DD) Idaho-Utah Group.

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(A) Allegheny Power System (APS)... 7, except Duquesne. (B) American Electric Power

Entire AEP System. System (AEP). (C) New England Planning Pool 1, 2.

(NEPOOL). (D)

New York Planning Pool 3, 4. (NYPP). (E) Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Mary 5, 6.

land Interconnection (PJM). (F) Commonwealth Edison Compa- | 14.

ny.

(G) Florida Coordination Group 24.

(FCG). (H) Middle South Utilities.

25. (1) Southern Company

22, 23. (J) Gulf States Group...

35. (K) Tennessee Valley Authority 20.

(TVA). (L) Virginia-Carolina Group 18, 21.

(VACAR). (M) Central Area Power Coordina- Cleveland Electric tion Group (CAPCO).

Illuminating

Company, Toledo Edison Company, Ohio Edison Company, Duquesne

Light Company.
(N) Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Cincinnati Gas and
Group (CCD).

Electric Company,
Columbus and
Southern Ohio
Electric Company,
Dayton Power and

Light Company. (O) Kentucky Group

19. (P) Indiana Group

Indiana Utilities except

AEP. (Q) Illinois-Missouri Group (ILLMO).... 15, 40. (R) Michigan Electric Coordinated 11.

Systems (MECS). (S) Wisconsin-Upper Michigan 13.

Group (WUMS). (T) Mid-Continent Area Power Pool... 16, 17, 26, 27, 28. (U) Missouri-Kansas Group 29, 24.

(MOKAN). (V) Oklahoma Group

33, 36. (W) Texas Interconnected Systems | 37, 38.

(TIS).

(11) "Electric utility” means any person, including any affiliate, or Federal agency, who sells electric power.

(12) “ERA” means the Economic Regulatory Administration of the Department of Energy.

(13) “Facility” means an electric powerplant or major fuel-burning installation.

(14) “FERC” means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(15) “Installation” means “major fuel-burning installation."

(16) "Fuel heat input rate” means the hourly fuel feed rate multiplied by the gross heating value of the fuel at 60 degrees F. The rate, expressed in millions of BTU's per hour, measures the maximum capacity of the unit and is not related to the rate of actual use. The fuel input rate also reflects the highest rate which can be attained in the unit among the various rates associated with the different fuel capabili. ties of the unit.

(17) “Main steam drum” means the drum in the boiler where the process of steam separation occurs.

(18) “Main steam drum in place" means that the main steam drum has been lifted to and hung on the fielderected boiler, so that the main steam drum is blocked or braced in place.

(19) “Major fuel-burning installation,” means a stationary unit consisting of a boiler, which:

(i) Has a design capability of consuming any fuel, or mixture thereof, at a fuel heat input rate of 100 million BTU's per hour or greater.

(ii) “Major fuel-burning installation" does not include:

(A) Any electric powerplant; or

(B) Any pump or compressor used solely in connection with the production, gathering, transmission, storage, or distribution of gases or liquids, but only if there is certification to ERA of such use.

(C) Steam generators for crude oil recovery.

(20) “MFBI” means “major fuel burning installation.”

(21) “Mixture” when used in relation to fuels used in a unit, means a mixture of petroleum or natural gas and an alternate fuel, or a combination of such fuels used simultaneously or alternately in such unit.

(22) "Nonrecoverable outlays" are those expenditures you have made for your transitional facility, as of November 9, 1978, which could not be used in the construction or operation of a facility to burn an alternate fuel, including any expenditures you would be required to make as a result of cancelling contracts signed prior to November 9, 1978. In determining nonrecoverable outlays, you must select the method which results in the least amount of nonrecoverable outlays. The following items are to be excluded from nonrecoverable outlays:

(i) Reimbursements from selling or salvaging equipment or appurtenances associated with the petroleum/gas boiler system; and

(ii) Expenditures for equipment or appurtenances which can be used elsewhere by the owner or operator of the powerplant or installation.

(23) “Operational” means that a unit is used and useful, has completed its testing phase and is capable of producing a product or providing a service on a continuing basis.

(24) “Person" means:

(i) Any individual corporation, company, partnership, association, firm, institution, society, trust, joint venture, or joint stock company;

(ii) Any State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession of the United States;

(iii) Any agency or instrumentality (including any municipality) thereof;

(i) For electric powerplants, your capital expenditure as defined by FERC on a cumulative basis for the current calendar year and preceding 2 calendar years equals or exceeds 50 percent of the expenditure for an equivalent replacement unit. Reconstruction shall not include expenditures for routine operation and maintenance. Reconstruction shall include expenditures for items capitalized (i.e., not expensed) according to the FERC Uniform System of Accounts.

(ii) For MFBI's, your capital expenditure on a cumulative basis for the current calendar year and preceding 2 calendar years equals or exceeds 50 percent of the expenditure for an equivalent replacement unit. Reconstruction shall not include expenditures for routine operation and maintenance. Reconstruction shall include expenditures for items capitalized (i.e., not expensed) according to IRS standards.

(27) Recoverable outlays” are those expenditures you have made for your transitional facility, as of November 9, 1978, which could be used in the construction or operation of a facility to burn an alternate fuel. The following items are to be included as recoverable outlays:

(i) Reimbursements from selling or salvaging equipment or appurtenances associated with the petroleum/gas boiler system; and

(ii) Expenditures for equipment or appurtenances which can be used elsewhere by the owner or operator or the powerplant or installation.

(28) “Request for classification” means the formal request for classification of a facility as “existing” made to ERA through submission of appropriate forms and other information pertaining to eligibility and evidentiary requirements as stated in these regulations under this part.

(29) “Total projected project cost”. means total expenditures, projected as of November 9, 1978, required to perform the feasibility study, engineering, and labor for the construction of your planned facility, as well as all expenditures required for the purchase of the boiler and/or nonboiler and all of its components, fuel-handling equipment, pollution control equipment, and other appurtenances neces

or

(iv) A parent and the consolidated and unconsolidated entities (if any) which it directly or indirectly controls.

(25) “Powerplant” means “electric powerplant.”

(26) “Reconstruction" occurs when:

sary for the construction and operation of the facility. In calculating the total projected project cost, expenditures for marketing studies and land acquisition must be excluded.

(30) “Transitional facility" means a facility which was not operational on April 20, 1977, but for which a contract for the construction or acquisition was signed prior to November 9, 1978.

(31) “Turbine generator or combustion turbine generator” means an electric power-generating unit that is a combination of a rotary engine driven by a gas under pressure that is created by the combustion of any fuel, with an electric power generator driven by the engine. (44 FR 60692, Oct. 19, 1979, as amended at 44 FR 69920, Dec. 5, 1979)

quested by the person requesting the conference.

(c) When ERA convenes a conference in accordance with this section, any person invited may present views as to the issue or issues involved. You may submit documentary evidence at the conference. ERA will not normally have a transcript of the conference prepared but may do so at its discretion. However, a summary of major points discussed will be prepared by ERA and placed in the public record with confidential material deleted.

(d) Because a conference is solely for the exchange of views incident to a request for classification, ERA will not prepare a transcript, issue a final report or finding unless ERA in its discretion determines that it would be advisable.

Subpart E-Administrative Provisions

8 515.25 Purpose and scope.

This subpart establishes the general procedures that are applicable to this Part.

$ 515.26 Notice and public comment.

When ERA receives your properly filed request for classification under this Part, it will publish a notice in the FEDERAL REGISTER. ERA will provide in the notice a period of no less than 21 days for interested persons to file written data, views or arguments. ERA will not provide an opportunity for public hearing.

8 515.28 Appearance before ERA.

(a) A person may participate in any proceeding described in this part on his own behalf or by a duly authorized representative. Any request for classification filed by a duly authorized representative must contain a statement by such person certifying that he is a duly authorized representative. Falsification of the certification will subject the person to the sanctions stated in 18 U.S.C. 1001.

(b) ERA may deny, temporarily or permanently, the privilege of participating in conferences, including oral presentations, to any individual who is found by ERA:

(1) To have made false or misleading statements, either orally or in writing;

(2) To have filed false or materially altered documents, affidavits or writings;

(3) To lack the specific authority to represent the person seeking an ERA action; or

(4) To have disrupted or to be disrupting a proceeding.

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8 515.27 Conferences.

(a) You may file a written request for a conference with ERA regarding your request for classification. The request must be filed at the address provided in § 515.35. ERA in its discretion will decide whether to hold a conference.

(b) Actual notice of the time, place, and nature of the conference will be provided to the person who requested the conference. ERA will determine who may attend a conference, but a conference will generally include only the representative of the person requesting the conference, government representatives, and other persons re

8 515.29 Computation of time.

(a) Days. (1) When ERA computes time in days under these regulations, ERA will not include the day of the act (or default) from which a period of time begins to run. ERA will include the last day of the period, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or Federal legal holiday, in which case the period runs until the end of the next normal working day that is not a Federal legal holiday.

(2) ERA shall exclude Saturdays, Sundays or intervening Federal legal holidays from its computation of time when the period of time allowed or prescribed in the regulations is 7 days or less.

(b) Additional time after service by mail. Whenever ERA serves by mail decision, notice, interpretation other document, which may specify a time period for you to perform an act, refrain from performing an act, or commence a proceeding, you may add 3 days to the period prescribed.

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8 515.30 Service.

(a) ERA will serve all decisions personally or by certified mail unless otherwise provided in these regulations. All other documents will be sent by ERA by first class mail.

(b) ERA will consider service upon your duly authorized representative to be service upon you.

(c) Service by mail is effective upon mailing. ERA will consider official United States postal receipts from certified mailing as prima facie evidence of service.

(2) If ERA requests other documents or additional information from you, these will be considered to be filed upon receipt unless ERA advises you to the contrary within a reasonable time.

(e) Signing and attestation. (1) If you file a request for classification under this part on behalf of a company or corporation, a duly authorized official of that company or corporation must attest in writing as to the accuracy of all of the facts and statements contained in that request.

(2) If you file a request for classification under this part on behalf of a subsidiary of a company or corporation, a duly authorized official of both the controlling or parent company or corporation and its subordinate or subsidiary company or corporation must attest in writing as to the accuracy of all facts and statements contained in that request.

(3) If you file a request for classification under this part on behalf of an entity other than a company or corporation, a duly authorized official of that entity must attest in writing as to the accuracy of all of the facts and statements contained in that request.

(4) All requests, comments, attestations or other documents filed under this part by a duly authorized representative, as defined by $ 515.20(c)(8), must contain the written attestation by that person that he is a duly authorized representative and state the basis for his authority.

(f) Labeling. You should clearly label any request for classification or other document that you file with ERA, as “Request for Classification as an Existing Facility” both on the document and on the outside of the envelope in which the document is transmitted.

(g) Obligation to supply information when you file a request for classification, and other documents relevant thereto. You are under a continuing obligation during the proceeding to provide the ERA with any new or newly discovered information concerning significantly changed circumstances relevant to the facility.

(h) Request for confidential treatment. (1)(i) If you wish to file a document with ERA claiming that some or

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8 515.31 General filing requirements.

(a) Where to submit. You must file your request for classification with ERA at the address provided in $ 515.35.

(b) When to submit. Submit your request for classification under the provisions of this part within 30 days after the effective date of this final rule.

(c) Number of copies. You should submit four copies of your request for classification.

(d) Completed filing. (1) Your request for classification is considered to be filed when you have submitted four copies of your request and any required supporting documentation, and it has been accepted by ERA. If for any reason your request for classification is not acceptable, ERA will notify you within 42 days (6 weeks) from the date of receipt of any deficiencies or defects contained in your request.

fications of Transitional Facilities. ERA determinations on requests for classification that are received by ERA on or before the effective date of this final rule shall be made on the basis of the revised interim rule, or upon this final rule where the application of the final rule would result in a more favorable disposition of your request. For requests made after the effective date of this rule ERA shall apply the provisions of this final rule.

all of the information contained in the document is exempt from the mandatory public disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552 as amended) or is otherwise exempt by law from public disclosure, and if you wish to request ERA not to disclose such information, you must comply with the Department of Energy's Freedom of Information regulations set forth in 10 CFR Part 1004 (44 FR 1908, Jan. 8, 1979).

(2) ERA retains the right to make its own determination with regard to any claim of confidentiality. Notice of the decision by ERA to deny such claim, in whole or in part, and an opportunity to respond will be given to the person claiming confidentiality of information no less than 7 days prior to the public disclosure of such information.

(3) This subsection does not apply where information is being submitted on an ERA form which contains its own instructions as to requests for confidential treatment of information provided.

(4) Each request for ERA action must be submitted as a separate document, even if the request deals with the same or a related issue, act or transaction, or is submitted in connection with the same proceeding.

8 515.35 Addresses for filing documents

with the ERA. All requests, reports, ERA forms, written communications or other documents are to be filed with the Assistant Administrator for Fuels Conversion, Economic Regulatory Administration, Attention: Office of Public Hearing Management, 2000 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20461.

8 515.36 Office of public information.

The Office of Public Information (2000 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., Room B-110) is available for public inspection of documents and copying of the following information:

(a) A list of all persons who have filed a request for classification for designation as existing facilities.

(b) Each decision on a request for classification which will contain statement setting forth the relevent facts and legal basis of each decision, with confidential information deleted, as well as written comments received from interested persons in connection with a request.

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8 515.32 Extension of time.

ERA may, in its discretion, provide an extension of time to file a request for classification if you can show good cause for the extension. You should submit your request for an extension within 30 days after the effective date of this rule.

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