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11456 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

42 / Monday, March 3, 2008 / Notices

For the Commission, by the Division of Procedural Provisions of NEPA, 40 CFR and documentation, including
Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated parts 1500–1508, and the Department’s comments submitted by federal and
authority.8 regulations for the implementation of state agencies and the public. On
Florence E. Harmon, NEPA, 22 CFR part 161, an February 23, 2008, the Secretary’s
Deputy Secretary. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Delegate, Under Secretary of State for
[FR Doc. E8–3962 Filed 2–29–08; 8:45 am] for the issuance of a Presidential Permit Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs
BILLING CODE 8011–01–P for the construction, connection, Reuben Jeffery III, signed the Record of
operation, and maintenance of the Decision and National Interest
pipeline was prepared by Entrix, Inc., a Determination, which states that
DEPARTMENT OF STATE contractor selected by the Department of
issuance of the Presidential Permit for
The Department of State published in the Keystone Pipeline Project would
[Public Notice 6115]
the Federal Register a Notification of serve the national interest. Accordingly,
Notice of Availability of the Record of Receipt of the Keystone Application for the Department proposes to issue the
Decision and National Interest a permit on August 8, 2006 (71 Fed. Reg. Presidential Permit to Keystone subject
Determination and the Programmatic 47861). That notification solicited to certain terms and conditions.
Agreement for the Proposed public comment on the application for Executive Order 13337 requires that
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline a 30-day period. Thereafter, the Secretaries or Heads of certain agencies
Project Department published in the Federal be notified of the Department’s
Register a Notification of Intent to proposed determination concerning
Summary: This notice announces the
Prepare an Environmental Impact issuance of the Presidential Permit. Any
availability of the Record of Decision
Statement on October 11, 2006 (71 FR agency required to be consulted under
and National Interest Determination and
59849). The Department’s Notice of Section 1(g) of the Order that disagrees
the Programmatic Agreement for the Availability of the Draft EIS and request
Proposed TransCanada Keystone with the proposed determination may
for public comment was published in
Pipeline Project. notify the Secretary of State within 15
the Federal Register on August 9, 2007
On April 19, 2006, TransCanada (72 FR 44908–02), seeking comments by days of this notice that it disagrees with
Keystone Pipeline, LP (‘‘Keystone’’) September 24, 2007. The Department the determination and request that the
filed an application with the received public comments in response Secretary refer the application to the
Department of State for a Presidential to its notice and has taken them into President. If no disagreement and
permit for the construction, connection, account in making its determination on request for referral is registered within
operation, or maintenance of facilities at the Keystone application. the prescribed period, the Presidential
the border of the United States and As required by Executive Order Permit will be signed and issued to
Canada for the transport of crude oil 13337, the Keystone pipeline Keystone. On February 25, the
between the United States and Canada application and a Draft Environmental Department notified all agencies of its
across the international boundary. Impact Statement were transmitted to intent to issue the Permit as required
Executive Order 13337 of April 30, federal agencies for their review and under Section 1(g) of the order.
2004, as amended, delegates to the comment on August 6, 2007. The
Secretary of State the President’s For Further Information Contact: The
Department of State received no
authority to receive applications for Record of Decision and National Interest
objections from federal agencies
permits for the construction, regarding the issuance of a permit. The Determination, the Programmatic
connection, operation, or maintenance Department published a notice of the Agreement, the TransCanada Keystone
of facilities, including pipelines, for the availability of the Final Environmental Pipeline application for a Presidential
exportation or importation of petroleum, Impact Statement in the Federal Permit, including associated maps and
petroleum products, coal, or other fuels Register on January 11, 2008 (73 FR drawings, the Final EIS and other
at the border of the United States and to 2027). project information is available for
issue or deny such Presidential Permits Concurrently, the Department took viewing and download at the project
upon a national interest determination. steps to comply with its obligations Web site: http://
The Executive Order directs the under Section 106 of the National For
Secretary of State to refer the Historic Preservation Act. On February information on the proposed project
application and pertinent information 15, 2008, Deputy Secretary of State John contact Elizabeth Orlando, OES/ENV
to, and to request the views of, the D. Negroponte signed a Programmatic Room 2657, U.S. Department of State,
heads of certain agencies before issuing Agreement with the Advisory Council Washington, DC 20520, or by telephone
a Permit and authorizes the Secretary to on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the (202) 647–4284, or by fax at (202) 647–
consult with other interested federal applicant, all seven state historic 5947. U.S. Department of State,
and state officials, as appropriate. The preservation officials, and consulting Washington, DC 20520, or by telephone
functions assigned to the Secretary have federal agencies. Native American tribes (202) 647–4284, or by fax at (202) 647–
been further delegated within the were also invited to sign as concurring 5947.
Department of State to, inter alia, the parties under the ACHP’s guidelines.
Deputy Secretary of State and the Under The purpose of the Programmatic Issued in Washington, DC on February 25,
Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, Agreement is to take into account the 2008.
and Business Affairs. effect of the proposed Keystone Pipeline Stephen J. Gallogly,
In accordance with the National Project on historic properties and to Director, Office of International Energy and
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 satisfy all responsibilities under Section
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Commodity Policy, Department of State.

(‘‘NEPA’’), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f, the 106 of the National Historic [FR Doc. E8–4020 Filed 2–29–08; 8:45 am]
Council of Environmental Quality Preservation Act. BILLING CODE 4710–07–P
Regulations for Implementing the Consistent with its authority under
Executive Order 13337, the Department
8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). reviewed all of the available information

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