Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 42673-42674 [2017-19118]

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Applicants: Puget Sound Energy, Inc. Description: Initial rate filing: Amended and Restated Engineering and Procurement Agreement to be effective 9/1/2017. Filed Date: 9/1/17. Accession Number: 20170901–5194. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/22/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–2424–000. Applicants: San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SDGE TO Tariff Revisions to Appendices IV and IX to be effective 12/ 1/2017. Filed Date: 9/1/17. Accession Number: 20170901–5212. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/22/17. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings 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: September 1, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19147 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14833–000] On January 18, 2017, 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 Snoosh Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located in Somerset 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) A new upper reservoir with a surface area of 66 acres and a storage capacity of 990 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 2,670 feet above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new rollercompacted concrete or rock-filled dam and/or dike; (2) excavating a new lower reservoir with a surface area of 60 acres and a total storage capacity of 1,188 acre-feet at a surface elevation of 1,850 feet msl; (3) a new 2,670-foot-long, 48inch-diameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 150-foot-long, 50-foot-wide powerhouse containing two turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 67 megawatts; (5) a new transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a nearby 115-kilovolt electric grid interconnection point; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Possible initial fill water and make-up water would come from the nearby Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, including groundwater. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 242,920 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: 267–254–6107. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502–6736. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 42674 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 174 / Monday, September 11, 2017 / Notices 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–14833–000. 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–14833) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: September 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19118 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–487–000] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on August 22, 2017, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia), 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, filed in Docket No. CP17–487–000 and pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.208 of the Commission’s regulations, a prior notice under its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP83–76–000 requesting authorization to install facilities and appurtenances and to make other modifications (Crawford Counterstorage Project) at its existing Crawford Compressor Station, located in Fairfield County, Ohio. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 project will increase the compression available for counterstorage at its existing Crawford Storage Field, located in Hocking and Fairfield Counties, Ohio, 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, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Columbia proposes to install one (1) Cat 3520/Ariel high-speed reciprocating compressor unit, rated at 1,480 horsepower. Additionally, Columbia proposes to designate as standby units two (2) existing Waukesha reciprocating compressor units, rated at 250 hp each (Units 2 and 3), which are currently utilized for counterstorage compression. The project will also involve the construction of a new compressor building, new dehydration system, new gas cooler, new separators and scrubbers, new control room building, and new station piping. The project will result in an increase in counterstorage compression of 980 hp. The certificated physical parameters of the Crawford Storage Field will remain unchanged by the proposed modifications. The estimated cost of the project is approximately $20 million. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Robert D. Jackson, Manager, Certificates & Regulatory Administration, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, at (832) 320–5487 or FAX (832) 320–6487, or robert_jackson@ transcanada.com. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If 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. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 commenter’s 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 commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, 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 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. Persons unable to file electronically should submit original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, October 31, 2017. Dated: August 31, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19119 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 174 (Monday, September 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42673-42674]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14833-000]


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

    On January 18, 2017, 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 
Snoosh Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located in 
Somerset 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) A new 
upper reservoir with a surface area of 66 acres and a storage capacity 
of 990 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 2,670 feet 
above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new 
roller-compacted concrete or rock-filled dam and/or dike; (2) 
excavating a new lower reservoir with a surface area of 60 acres and a 
total storage capacity of 1,188 acre-feet at a surface elevation of 
1,850 feet msl; (3) a new 2,670-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter penstock 
connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 150-foot-long, 50-
foot-wide powerhouse containing two turbine-generator units with a 
total rated capacity of 67 megawatts; (5) a new transmission line 
connecting the powerhouse to a nearby 115-kilovolt electric grid 
interconnection point; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Possible initial 
fill water and make-up water would come from the nearby Raystown Branch 
of the Juniata River, including groundwater. The proposed project would 
have an annual generation of 242,920 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 
5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: 267-254-6107.
    FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502-6736.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of

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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-14833-000.
    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-14833) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 1, 2017.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-19118 Filed 9-8-17; 8:45 am]
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