Empire District Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests, 8926-8927 [2017-02068]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 8926 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, requesting authorization to permanently abandon certain facilities and unsubscribed firm capacity at NBP’s Ehrenberg Compressor Station located in Ehrenberg, Arizona. Specifically, NBP requests to abandon two compressor units; one of which is the station spare unit. Effectively, NBP will abandon 7,200 of certificated horsepower and 18,450 Dth/day of unsubscribed firm southbound capacity. Also, NBP is providing its notification regarding the temporary abandonment approved by the Commission in the January 6, 2014 ‘‘Order Approving Abandonment’’ in Docket No. CP14–1– 000, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Linda Farquhar, Manager, Project Determinations and Regulatory Administration, North Baja Pipeline, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002, or phone by: (832) 320–5685, or by email: linda_ farquhar@transcanada.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 7, 2017. Dated: January 17, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02067 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2221–031] Empire District Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Transfer of Project Lands. b. Project No: 2221–031. c. Date Filed: December 5, 2016. d. Applicant: Empire District Electric Company. e. Name of Project: Ozark Beach Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the White River in Taney County, Missouri. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Kyle Slagle, Plant Manager; 3292 State Highway Y, Forsyth, MO, 6565; (417) 625–5183; kslagle@empiredistrict.com. i. FERC Contact: Krista Sakallaris, (202) 502–6302, Krista.Sakallaris@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: February 24, 2017. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2221–031 The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Empire District Electric Company (Empire) is requesting approval to transfer fee title of 23.9 acres or approximately 3,500 linear feet, within the boundary of the Ozark Beach Hydroelectric Project No. 2221, to private property owners. The transfer of land ownership would be subject to retaining a flowage easement that would permit Empire to operate and manage the reservoir as required by the project’s license. The licensee states that the lands do not provide public access to project lands and waters; and there are no scenic public recreational, cultural, or other protected species on these lands requiring protection. The licensee is requesting to transfer the land to resolve issues concerning property rights and encroachments in this area. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: January 24, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02068 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2221–031] Empire District Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8927 with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Transfer of Project Lands b. Project No: 2221–031 c. Date Filed: December 5, 2016 d. Applicant: Empire District Electric Company e. Name of Project: Ozark Beach Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The project is located on the White River in Taney County, Missouri. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Kyle Slagle, Plant Manager; 3292 State Highway Y, Forsyth MO, 6565; (417) 625–5183; kslagle@empiredistrict.com. i. FERC Contact: Krista Sakallaris, (202) 502–6302, Krista.Sakallaris@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: February 24, 2017. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2221–031 The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Empire District Electric Company (Empire) is requesting approval to transfer fee title of 23.9 acres or approximately 3,500 linear feet, within the boundary of the Ozark Beach Hydroelectric Project No. 2221, to private property owners. The transfer of land ownership would be subject to retaining a flowage easement E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 20 (Wednesday, February 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2221-031]


Empire District Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted 
for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Application Type: Transfer of Project Lands.
    b. Project No: 2221-031.
    c. Date Filed: December 5, 2016.
    d. Applicant: Empire District Electric Company.
    e. Name of Project: Ozark Beach Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located on the White River in Taney 
County, Missouri.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Kyle Slagle, Plant Manager; 3292 State 
Highway Y, Forsyth, MO, 6565; (417) 625-5183; 
kslagle@empiredistrict.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Krista Sakallaris, (202) 502-6302, 
Krista.Sakallaris@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests: February 24, 2017.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the 
Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 
characters, without prior

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registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information 
at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online 
Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper 
copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should 
include docket number P-2221-031
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person whose name appears on the official service 
list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or 
documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that 
may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they 
must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency.
    k. Description of Request: Empire District Electric Company 
(Empire) is requesting approval to transfer fee title of 23.9 acres or 
approximately 3,500 linear feet, within the boundary of the Ozark Beach 
Hydroelectric Project No. 2221, to private property owners. The 
transfer of land ownership would be subject to retaining a flowage 
easement that would permit Empire to operate and manage the reservoir 
as required by the project's license. The licensee states that the 
lands do not provide public access to project lands and waters; and 
there are no scenic public recreational, cultural, or other protected 
species on these lands requiring protection. The licensee is requesting 
to transfer the land to resolve issues concerning property rights and 
encroachments in this area.
    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, 
DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed 
on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the 
``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three 
digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also 
register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to 
be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or 
other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or email 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from 
the applicant.
    m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the 
Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only 
those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, 
protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the 
specified comment date for the particular application.
    o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all 
capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTEST'', or ``MOTION TO 
INTERVENE'' as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the 
applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing 
responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the 
person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their 
evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied 
by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared 
by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 
385.2010.

    Dated: January 24, 2017.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-02068 Filed 1-31-17; 8:45 am]
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