Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests; Power Authority of the State of New York, 41943-41944 [2017-18735]

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[FR Doc. 2017–18666 Filed 9–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3211–009] Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of PreFiling Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests; Power Authority of the State of New York a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 3211–009. c. Date Filed: June 30, 2017. d. Submitted By: Power Authority of the State of New York (NYPA). e. Name of Project: Hinckley (Gregory B. Jarvis) Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On West Canada Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk River, at the Hinckley reservoir dam, approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the Hamlet of Hinckley in the counties of Oneida and Herkimer, New York. The project does not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mark E. Slade, Director, Licensing, New York Power Authority, 123 Main St., White Plains, NY 10601, (914) 681–6659, Mark.Slade@nypa.gov. i. FERC Contact: Emily Carter at (202) 502–6512 or email at Emily.Carter@ 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 described in item o 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. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41943 Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR part 402, and (b) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating NYPA as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. On June 30, 2017, NYPA filed with the Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (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 Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission’s staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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 E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 41944 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 5, 2017 / Notices of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. 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–3211–009. All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: Comments on Pre-Application Document, Study Requests, Comments on Scoping Document 1, Request for Cooperating Agency Status, or Communications to and from Commission Staff. Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by October 28, 2017. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Student Center Multipurpose Room #2), 100 Seymour Road, Utica, New York 13502. Phone: (315) 792–7222. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Student Center Multipurpose Room #2), 100 Seymour Road, Utica, New York 13502. Phone: (315) 792–7222. SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Sep 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the eLibrary link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Dated: August 29, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–18735 Filed 9–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate Environmental Site Review filings: Docket Numbers: EC17–166–000. The potential applicant and Applicants: Northern States Power Commission staff will conduct an environmental site review of the project Company, a Minnesota corporation, Benson Power, LLC. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Description: Joint Application for starting at 11:00 a.m. All participants Authorization under Section 203 of the should meet at the Hinckley Boat Federal Power Act, Request for Launch, located at 11740 State Route Expedited Treatment, Waivers and 365, Remsen, NY 13438. NYPA will Confidential Treatment of Northern provide shuttles to visit locations within States Power Company, a Minnesota the project boundary. To attend the corporation, et al. environmental site review, please RSVP Filed Date: 8/28/17. via email to Jarvis.Relicensing@nypa.gov Accession Number: 20170828–5176. on or before September 19, 2017. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/17. Persons not providing an RSVP by Take notice that the Commission September 19, 2017, will not be allowed received the following exempt on the environmental site review. wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG17–145–000. Meeting Objectives Applicants: Imperial Valley Solar 3, At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) LLC. Description: Notice of SelfInitiate scoping of the issues; (2) review Certification of EWG Status of Imperial and discuss existing conditions and Valley Solar 3, LLC. resource management objectives; (3) Filed Date: 8/28/17. review and discuss existing information Accession Number: 20170828–5134. and identify preliminary information Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/17. and study needs; (4) review and discuss Take notice that the Commission the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time received the following electric rate filings: frames provided for in Part 5 of the Docket Numbers: ER17–1752–002. Commission’s regulations and, to the Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric extent possible, maximizes coordination Company. of federal, state, and tribal permitting Description: Tariff Amendment: and certification processes; and (5) Silicon Valley Power Deficiency Filing discuss the appropriateness of any for Grizzly Agreement (RS 248) to be federal or state agency or Indian tribe effective 8/1/2017. acting as a cooperating agency for Filed Date: 8/28/17. development of an environmental Accession Number: 20170828–5147. document. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/17. Meeting participants should come Docket Numbers: ER17–2364–000. prepared to discuss their issues and/or Applicants: St. Joseph Energy Center, concerns. Please review the PAD in LLC. preparation for the scoping meetings. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Directions on how to obtain a copy of Application for Market Based Rate to be the PAD and SD1 are included in item effective 10/31/2017. n. of this document. Filed Date: 8/28/17. Accession Number: 20170828–5119. Meeting Procedures Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/17. The meetings will be recorded by a Docket Numbers: ER17–2365–000. stenographer and will be placed in the Applicants: Arizona Public Service Company. public records of the project. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 5, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3211-009]


Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-
Application Document, Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; 
Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and 
Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests; Power Authority 
of the State of New York

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 3211-009.
    c. Date Filed: June 30, 2017.
    d. Submitted By: Power Authority of the State of New York (NYPA).
    e. Name of Project: Hinckley (Gregory B. Jarvis) Hydroelectric 
Project.
    f. Location: On West Canada Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk River, 
at the Hinckley reservoir dam, approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the 
Hamlet of Hinckley in the counties of Oneida and Herkimer, New York. 
The project does not occupy federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mark E. Slade, Director, Licensing, 
New York Power Authority, 123 Main St., White Plains, NY 10601, (914) 
681-6659, Mark.Slade@nypa.gov.
    i. FERC Contact: Emily Carter at (202) 502-6512 or email at 
Emily.Carter@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 described in item o 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. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under 
section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency 
regulations thereunder at 50 CFR part 402, and (b) the State Historic 
Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic 
Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating NYPA as the Commission's 
non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, 
pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of 
the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. On June 30, 2017, NYPA filed with the Commission a Pre-
Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and 
schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 
(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 Online Support at 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and 
all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits 
of the potential application must be filed with the Commission.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
all documents 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

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of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. 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-3211-009.
    All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: 
Comments on Pre-Application Document, Study Requests, Comments on 
Scoping Document 1, Request for Cooperating Agency Status, or 
Communications to and from Commission Staff. Any individual or entity 
interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, 
and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by October 28, 
2017.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will 
satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or 
EIS is issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will 
focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Student Center Multipurpose 
Room #2), 100 Seymour Road, Utica, New York 13502.
    Phone: (315) 792-7222.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Student Center Multipurpose 
Room #2), 100 Seymour Road, Utica, New York 13502.
    Phone: (315) 792-7222.
    SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the 
environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on 
the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the eLibrary link. Follow the directions for accessing 
information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a 
Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised 
process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified 
through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Review

    The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an 
environmental site review of the project on Tuesday, September 26, 
2017, starting at 11:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the 
Hinckley Boat Launch, located at 11740 State Route 365, Remsen, NY 
13438. NYPA will provide shuttles to visit locations within the project 
boundary. To attend the environmental site review, please RSVP via 
email to Jarvis.Relicensing@nypa.gov on or before September 19, 2017. 
Persons not providing an RSVP by September 19, 2017, will not be 
allowed on the environmental site review.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and 
identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
included in item n. of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public records of the project.

    Dated: August 29, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
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