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Federal

Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005

In June 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for New or Upgraded Transmission Line Projects under Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPA Act 2005).  In response, Clean Line submitted an application for its Plains & Eastern Clean Line project in July 2010.  To read the Plains & Eastern Clean Line project proposal from July 2010 for new or upgraded transmission line projects under Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, please click here.

DOE concluded that Clean Line’s proposal was responsive to the RFP.  In August 2011, Clean Line provided an update to the July 2010 proposal.  To read the Plains & Eastern Clean Line project proposal update from August 17, 2011 for new or upgraded transmission line projects under Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, please click here.

In December 2012, DOE’s Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line, which is available here.

In December 2014, DOE requested updates and additions to the application. Clean Line submitted information responsive to that request, called the Part 2 Application, which was available for public comment from April 28, 2015 through July 13, 2015.  The full application and associated materials are available on the Department of Energy’s website here.

In March 2016, DOE issued its Record of Decision (ROD) for the project approving the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project. After nearly six years of study and evaluation, DOE noted in the ROD that the project merited the Department’s participation and designated a preferred route for the transmission line in Oklahoma and Arkansas. In its summary of findings, the Department of Energy found that “the project as proposed will serve the public interest by facilitating renewable energy development, stimulating economic development, generating revenues for needed public investment, and doing so while minimizing impacts to landowners and the natural environment.”

Concurrent with the issuance of the ROD, DOE issued the Participation Agreement between Clean Line and DOE, which outlines the roles of Clean Line and DOE in the project as well as protections for landowners and the local communities. To view the ROD and Participation Agreement, please visit DOE’s website here.

Related links

A letter from Deputy Secretary Dan Poneman on April 5, 2012, agreeing to accept funds and establish an Advanced Funding and Development Agreement, is available here.

To read the Advanced Funding and Development Agreement between the Department of Energy and Plains & Eastern Clean Line from September 20, 2012, please click here.

For more information on the Environment Impact Statement process, please click here.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

To read the Plains & Eastern Clean Line application for authorization to sell transmission services at negotiated rates and for related relief, please click here.

To read the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line application for authorization to sell transmission services at negotiated rates and for related relief, please click here.

State

Arkansas

Clean Line submitted an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to the Arkansas Public Service Commission .  This proceeding has the Docket number 10-041-U.  This proceeding is public.  You may view materials related to this application by clicking here to be directed to the Arkansas Public Service Commission website.

Oklahoma

Clean Line submitted an application to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) to conduct business in Oklahoma as a public utility. This proceeding has the reference number PUD 2010 No. 000075. This proceeding is public. Please click here to view materials related to this proceeding. This will take you to a page on the OCC website entitled "OCC Imaging-OAP Orders and Case Files. On this page, please type in:

  1. 201000075 in the Case # box;
  2. PUD in the Case Type box; and
  3. Hit the search button.

This will take you to a page on the OCC website listing all documents associated with this proceeding in tabular format. The original application submitted by Clean Line can be viewed by clicking on the number 50116132 listed under the ID Column. 

On November 24, 2010, Plains and Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma LLC entered into a Joint Stipulation and Settlement Agreement.  To read, please click here.

On January 14, 2011, Plains and Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma LLC entered into a Private Rights Settlement Agreement.  To read, please click  here.

On June 30, 2011, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission recommended that Plains & Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma be granted utility status in the State of Oklahoma.

Please click here to view the ALJ's order.

On October 28, 2011, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission approved Plains & Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma’s application to conduct business as a public utility in the State of Oklahoma. To read more about this order, please click here.

PLAINS AND EASTERN CLEAN LINE OKLAHOMA LLC'S RESPONSE TO THE OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION'S NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING IN CAUSE NO. RM 201200001

Plains and Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma LLC submitted comments to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission regarding proposed rules amending OAC 165:35.  To read the comments, please click here.

Tennessee
Clean Line submitted an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. This proceeding has the docket number 14-00036. Please click here to view materials related to this proceeding.
 

On January 12, 2015, the TRA unanimously voted to approve the application of Plains and Eastern for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and to grant Plains and Eastern the authority to operate as a wholesale transmission-only public utility in Tennessee. To see the order, issued May 5, 2015, please click here.