Green Mountain Power; Ottauquechee Hydro Company, Inc.; Notice of Transfer of Exemption, 14217 [2017-05310]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices Expansion Project (Project), and would involve construction of approximately 40 miles of pipeline and appurtenant facilities located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware to provide 61,162 dekatherms per day of additional firm transportation service. On January 11, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—May 12, 2017. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—August 10, 2017. If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Additional Information asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Project Description The facilities to be constructed and operated under Section 7(c) include: (1) Six pipeline loop segments totaling 22.7 miles; (2) one 10-inch-diameter 16.9mile-long mainline extension; (3) upgrades to an existing Meter and Regulator Station in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; (4) installation of an additional 3,750 horsepower compressor unit at the existing Daleville Compressor Station in Chester County, Pennsylvania; and (5) the addition of two pressure control stations in Sussex County, Delaware. Background On August 1, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 2017 Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket no. PF16–7 and was sent to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners; and other interested individuals and groups in the Project area. In response to the Notice of Intent, the Commission received comments from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, West Sadsbury Township, the Chester Water VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control—Division of Fish and Wildlife, the Franklin Township Historical Commission, and the National Park Service. The primary concerns raised were regarding wetland and waterbody impacts; potential damage to water mains; impacts on the White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River; potential impacts on bog turtles and their habitat; and potential impacts on historic, scenic, or cultural resources. Five private landowners filed comments expressing questions or concerns regarding the right-of-way acquisition process, overall public safety and pipeline reliability, restoration efforts, and the procedures to be used should future roadway widening occur where the pipeline is installed under the highway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP17–28), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: March 10, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05308 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14217 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2787–007] Green Mountain Power; Ottauquechee Hydro Company, Inc.; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. By letter filed February 21, 2017 and supplemented on March 2, 2017, Enel Green Power North America, Inc. informed the Commission that the exemption from licensing for the Ottauquechee Woolen Mill Project No. 2787, originally issued August 13, 1982 1 has been transferred to the Green Mountain Power, effective January 29, 2017. The project is located on the Ottauquechee River in Windsor County, Vermont. The transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval. 2. Green Mountain Power is now the exemptee of the Ottauquechee Woolen Mill Project No. 2787. All correspondence should be forwarded to: Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446. Dated: March 10, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05310 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9032–2] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/nepa. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Filed 03/06/2017 Through 03/10/ 2017. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20170032, Draft, USFS, OR, Ringo Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2017, Contact: Lillian Cross, 541–433–3200. 1 Order Granting Exemption from Licensing of a Small Hydroelectric Project of 5 MW or Less. White Current Corporation, 20 FERC ¶ 62,271 (1982). E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 51 (Friday, March 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2787-007]


Green Mountain Power; Ottauquechee Hydro Company, Inc.; Notice of 
Transfer of Exemption

    1. By letter filed February 21, 2017 and supplemented on March 2, 
2017, Enel Green Power North America, Inc. informed the Commission that 
the exemption from licensing for the Ottauquechee Woolen Mill Project 
No. 2787, originally issued August 13, 1982 \1\ has been transferred to 
the Green Mountain Power, effective January 29, 2017. The project is 
located on the Ottauquechee River in Windsor County, Vermont. The 
transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval.
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    \1\ Order Granting Exemption from Licensing of a Small 
Hydroelectric Project of 5 MW or Less. White Current Corporation, 20 
FERC ] 62,271 (1982).
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    2. Green Mountain Power is now the exemptee of the Ottauquechee 
Woolen Mill Project No. 2787. All correspondence should be forwarded 
to: Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446.

    Dated: March 10, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-05310 Filed 3-16-17; 8:45 am]
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