San Gabriel Valley Water Company; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 37210-37211 [2017-16751]

Download as PDF 37210 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / Notices a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the e-Filing link. Dated: August 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16752 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2100–182—California] California Department of Water Resources; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission or FERC) regulations, 18 Code of Federal Regulations part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed an application filed June 23, 2017, by the California Department of Water Resources to permit Pacific Gas and Electric Company to reroute a portion of its transmission line across project lands in the vicinity of the project’s Thermalito Diversion Pool at the Feather River Hydroelectric Project No. 2100. The project is located on the Feather River in Butte County, California, and occupies lands of the United States administered by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Staff prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the application that analyzes the potential environmental effects of approving the transmission line reroute as a non-project use of project lands. In the EA, staff concludes that such an approval, with specified environmental protection measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is available for review at the Commission’s Public Reference Room or may it be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number P–2100 in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, 202–502–8659. For further information, contact Mr. John Aedo at (415) 369–3335 or by email at john.aedo@ferc.gov. Dated: August 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16756 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed B24 Hydroelectric Station would have a combined installed capacity of 150 kilowatts (kW), and would be located along a 24-inch diameter raw water pipeline. The project would be located near the Town of La Puente in Los Angeles County, California. Applicant Contact: Robert J. DiPrimio, Senior Vice President, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, 11142 Garvey Avenue, El Monte, CA 91733; Phone No. (626) 448–6183; Email rjdiprimio@ sgvwater.com. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502–6062; Email: robert.bell@ ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A new powerhouse containing one generating unit with an installed capacity of 150 kilowatts (kW) installed in the potable water pipeline; and (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generation of 1,200 megawatt-hours (MWh). A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. [Docket No. CD17–17–000] San Gabriel Valley Water Company; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On July 27, 2017, San Gabriel Valley Water Company filed a notice of intent TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA .. The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 5 megawatts .................. Y sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended HREA. by by Preliminary Determination: The proposed hydroelectric project will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. utilize an existing potable water pipeline, used to convey potable water PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y to storage tanks for subsequent customer distribution. The addition of the B24 E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / Notices Hydroelectric Station will not alter the pipeline’s primary purpose. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and comments 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the 1 18 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD17–17) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16751 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R09–SFUND–2017–01; FRL–9965–95– Region 9] MEW Superfund Area, Mountain View, CA; Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Certain Response Action Activities by Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed settlement. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability for review and comment of a proposed administrative settlement agreement under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), and Warmington Fairchild Associates LLC (‘‘Warmingotn’’), regarding the Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman (MEW) Superfund Area in Mountain View, California. Under this Settlement Agreement, Warmington agrees to perform certain response action activities at the property located at 277 Fairchild Drive and 228 and 236 Evandale Avenue, in Mountain View, California. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R09– SFUND–2017–01, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 37211 www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (‘‘CBI’’) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bethany Dreyfus, Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel (ORC–3), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; tel: (415) 972– 3886; fax: (415) 947–3570; Dreyfus.Bethany@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the terms of the settlement, Warmington agrees to implement the Response Action Plan, dated June 30, 2017, intended to lower ‘‘hot spot’’ area trichloroethene (TCE) contaminant concentrations in the soil gas and groundwater. The Response Action Plan provides for reduction of ‘‘hot spot’’ contamination to reduce potential risks to human health from exposure to TCE through the subsurface vapor intrusion pathway prior to construction of residential units in those areas. Warmington agrees to pay EPA’s costs for oversight of the response action activities. In exchange, Warmington will receive a covenant not to sue from the United States. EPA will consider all comments submitted by the date set forth above and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Dated: July 28, 2017. Enrique Manzanilla, Director, Superfund Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. [FR Doc. 2017–16813 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD17-17-000]


San Gabriel Valley Water Company; Notice of Preliminary 
Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and 
Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene

    On July 27, 2017, San Gabriel Valley Water Company filed a notice 
of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, 
pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by 
section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). 
The proposed B24 Hydroelectric Station would have a combined installed 
capacity of 150 kilowatts (kW), and would be located along a 24-inch 
diameter raw water pipeline. The project would be located near the Town 
of La Puente in Los Angeles County, California.
    Applicant Contact: Robert J. DiPrimio, Senior Vice President, San 
Gabriel Valley Water Company, 11142 Garvey Avenue, El Monte, CA 91733; 
Phone No. (626) 448-6183; Email rjdiprimio@sgvwater.com.
    FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502-6062; Email: 
robert.bell@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) A new powerhouse containing one 
generating unit with an installed capacity of 150 kilowatts (kW) 
installed in the potable water pipeline; and (2) appurtenant 
facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual 
generation of 1,200 megawatt-hours (MWh).
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

      Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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      Statutory provision              Description       Satisfies (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by   The conduit the                      Y
 HREA.                            facility uses is a
                                  tunnel, canal,
                                  pipeline, aqueduct,
                                  flume, ditch, or
                                  similar manmade water
                                  conveyance that is
                                  operated for the
                                  distribution of water
                                  for agricultural,
                                  municipal, or
                                  industrial
                                  consumption and not
                                  primarily for the
                                  generation of
                                  electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended   The facility is                      Y
 by HREA.                         constructed,
                                  operated, or
                                  maintained for the
                                  generation of
                                  electric power and
                                  uses for such
                                  generation only the
                                  hydroelectric
                                  potential of a non-
                                  federally owned
                                  conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended  The facility has an                  Y
 by HREA.                         installed capacity
                                  that does not exceed
                                  5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as         On or before August 9,               Y
 amended by HREA.                 2013, the facility is
                                  not licensed, or
                                  exempted from the
                                  licensing
                                  requirements of Part
                                  I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: The proposed hydroelectric project will 
utilize an existing potable water pipeline, used to convey potable 
water to storage tanks for subsequent customer distribution. The 
addition of the B24

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Hydroelectric Station will not alter the pipeline's primary purpose. 
Therefore, based upon the above criteria, Commission staff 
preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements 
for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to 
be licensed or exempted from licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A 
CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) 
state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number 
of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, 
address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of 
the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting Commission 
staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets the 
qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2017).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and comments 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. A copy of all other filings in 
reference to this application 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 4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD17-17) in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-
free 1-866-208-3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call 
(202) 502-8659.

    Dated: August 2, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-16751 Filed 8-8-17; 8:45 am]
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