Merchant Hydro Developers LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 11217-11218 [2017-03323]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / Notices must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 14, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03317 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14751–002] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Alpine Pacific Utilities Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original Minor License. b. Project No.: 14751–002. c. Date filed: February 1, 2017. d. Applicant: Alpine Pacific Utilities Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Fresno Dam Site Water Power Project. f. Location: On the Milk River, in Hill County, Montana, near the town of Kremlin. The project would be located at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Fresno Dam. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Justin Ahmann, Alpine Pacific Utilities Hydro, LLC, 75 Somers Road, Somers, Montana, 59932, (406) 755–1333. i. FERC Contact: John Matkowski at (202) 502–8576; or email at john.matkowski@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Feb 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: April 3, 2017. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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–14751–002. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The proposed project would utilize head from the existing Fresno Dam, intake with trashrack, and outlet structure owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and consist of the following new facilities: (1) Two 150-foot-long penstocks consisting of (i) two 72-inch-diameter steel penstocks bifurcating into (ii) two 60-inchdiameter steel penstocks; (2) an underground powerhouse containing four 375-kilowatt Natel Energy turbines with a total rated capacity of 1.5 megawatts; (3) four discharge pipes diverting flows into the existing dam spillway; (4) a 25-square-foot switchyard; (5) an approximately 3.35mile-long, 12.74-kilovolt partially underground transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 5,590 megawatt-hours. o. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11217 number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. 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, contact FERC Online Support. p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Deficiency and/or Additional Information Letter—March 2017 Issue Notice of Acceptance—May 2017 Issue Scoping Document—June 2017 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—August 2017 Commission Issues EA—January 2018 Dated: February 14, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03322 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No., 14807–000] Merchant Hydro Developers LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On December 19, 2016, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Rattlin Run Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located near Shenandoah Borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) As many as two new upper reservoirs with a combined surface area of 280 acres and a combined storage capacity of 5,040 acrefeet at a surface elevation of E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 11218 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / Notices approximately 1,760 feet above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of new roller-compacted concrete or rock-filled dams and/or dikes; (2) excavating a new lower reservoir with a surface area of 131 acres and a total storage capacity of 5,040 acre-feet at a surface elevation of 1,099 feet msl; (3) a new 900-foot-long, 48inch-diameter penstock connecting the upper reservoirs; (4) a new 3,387-footlong, 48-inch-diameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (5) a new 150-foot-long, 50foot-wide powerhouse containing two turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 300 megawatts; (6) a new transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a nearby electric grid interconnection point with options to evaluate multiple grid interconnection locations; and (7) appurtenant facilities. Possible initial fill water and make-up water would come from Catawissa Creek. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 867,187 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: (267) 254–6107. FERC Contact: Tim Looney; phone: (202) 502–6096. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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–14807–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Feb 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 (P–14807) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: February 14, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03323 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0026; FRL–9959–39] Statutory Requirements for Substantiation of Confidential Business Information (CBI) Claims Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Delay of Effective Date of Executive Departments and Agencies to temporarily postpone for sixty days from the date of the memorandum the effective dates of all regulations (defined in the January 20, 2017 memorandum to include ‘‘an interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue’’) that had been published in the Federal Register but had not yet taken effect. The Federal Register Notice entitled ‘‘Statutory Requirements for Substantiation of Confidential Business Information (CBI) Claims Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)’’ is subject to the effective date delay. The new effective date for this action is March 21, 2017. If deemed appropriate, EPA may consider delaying the effective date of this action beyond March 21, 2017. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Delay of effective date. Dated: February 13, 2017. Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review’’, this action delays until March 21, 2017, the effective date of the Federal Register Notice entitled ‘‘Statutory Requirements for Substantiation of Confidential Business Information (CBI) Claims Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)’’, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 6522, FRL–9958–34). DATES: This action is effective February 21, 2017. The effective date of the Federal Register Notice entitled ‘‘Statutory Requirements for Substantiation of Confidential Business Information (CBI) Claims Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)’’, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 6522, FRL– 9958–34), is delayed from March 20, 2017 to a new effective date of March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Sherlock, Attorney Advisor, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8257; email address: sherlock.scott@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA bases this action on the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review’’. That memorandum directed the heads [FR Doc. 2017–03352 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9959–09–Region 10] Washington State Department of Ecology Prohibition of Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Final Affirmative Determination Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for all marine waters of Washington State inward from the line between New Dungeness Lighthouse and the Discovery Island Lighthouse to the Canadian border, and fresh waters of Lake Washington, Lake Union, and connecting waters between and to Puget Sound. This notice constitutes EPA’s final determination on the petition submitted by the Washington State Department of Ecology on July 21, 2016, pursuant to Section 312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1322, for a determination that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the waters of Puget Sound. This determination does not itself constitute the designation of a no-discharge zone, rather, the State of Washington may now in its discretion SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11217-11218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03323]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No., 14807-000]


Merchant Hydro Developers LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On December 19, 2016, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Rattlin Run Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located near 
Shenandoah Borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose 
of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder 
priority to file a license application during the permit term. A 
preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any 
land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters 
owned by others without the owners' express permission.
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) As many as 
two new upper reservoirs with a combined surface area of 280 acres and 
a combined storage capacity of 5,040 acre-feet at a surface elevation 
of

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approximately 1,760 feet above mean sea level (msl) created through 
construction of new roller-compacted concrete or rock-filled dams and/
or dikes; (2) excavating a new lower reservoir with a surface area of 
131 acres and a total storage capacity of 5,040 acre-feet at a surface 
elevation of 1,099 feet msl; (3) a new 900-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter 
penstock connecting the upper reservoirs; (4) a new 3,387-foot-long, 
48-inch-diameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; 
(5) a new 150-foot-long, 50-foot-wide powerhouse containing two 
turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 300 megawatts; 
(6) a new transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a nearby 
electric grid interconnection point with options to evaluate multiple 
grid interconnection locations; and (7) appurtenant facilities. 
Possible initial fill water and make-up water would come from Catawissa 
Creek. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 867,187 
megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 
5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: (267) 254-6107.
    FERC Contact: Tim Looney; phone: (202) 502-6096.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications 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-14807-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14807) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: February 14, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03323 Filed 2-17-17; 8:45 am]
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