Southern California Edison Company; Notice of Application and Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment Tendered For Filing With the Commission, and Establishing Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 76807-76808 [E5-7909]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at 1–866–208–FERC or on the FERC Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field. Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at: FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY at (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link on the FERC Internet website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission now offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. 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 the eSubscription link on the FERC Internet Web site. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–7915 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–7922 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [Project No. 7321–018–New York] Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES December 19, 2005. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for a subsequent license for the 1.0-megawatt Macomb Project, located on the Salmon River, in Franklin County, New York, and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA). In the EA, Commission staff analyze the potential environmental effects of relicensing the project and conclude that issuing a subsequent license for the project, with appropriate environmental measures, would not constitute a major federal action VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is on file with the Commission and is available for public inspection. The EA may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site 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 documents. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. 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. Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the issuance date of this notice, and should be addressed to the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Room 1–A, Washington, DC 20426. Please affix ‘‘Macomb Project No. 7321– 018’’ to all comments. Comments may be filed electronically via Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s website under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. For further information, contact Kristen Murphy at (202) 502–6236. Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2630–004] PacifiCorp; Notice of Extension of Time To File Comments December 19, 2005. On November 18, 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued a Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Prospect Nos. 1, 2, and 4 Hydroelectric Project (Project No. 2630). The Notice requested that comments regarding the Draft EA be filed with the Commission by no later than 45 days from the date of the Notice, which is January 2, 2006. Please take PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76807 notice that the deadline for comments is now extended to January 20, 2006. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–7921 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2085–000] Southern California Edison Company; Notice of Application and Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment Tendered For Filing With the Commission, and Establishing Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments December 16, 2005. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New—Major License. b. Project No.: 2085–000. c. Date Filed: November 29, 2005. d. Applicant: Southern California Edison Company. e. Name of Project: Mammoth Pool Hydroelectric Power Project. f. Location: On the San Joaquin River, near North Fork, California. The project affects 2,036 acres of federal land administered by the Sierra National Forest. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Russ W. Krieger, Vice President Power Production, Southern California Edison Company, 300 N. Lone Hill Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773. Phone: 909–394– 8667. i. FERC Contact: Jim Fargo at (202) 502–6095, or e-mail: james.fargo@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating Agencies: We are asking federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in item k below. Agencies granted cooperating status will be precluded from being an intervenor in this proceeding consistent with the Commission’s regulations. k. Deadline for requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days from the date of this notice. All documents E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 76808 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. After logging into the e-Filing system, select ‘‘Comment on Filing’’ from the Filing Type Selection screen and continue with the filing and process. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. l. Status: This application has not been accepted for filing. We are not soliciting motions to intervene, protests, or final terms and conditions at this time. m. Description of project: The Project is located in the central Sierra Nevada, within the San Joaquin River watershed, about 50 miles northeast of the City of Fresno. The Project is operated as a reservoir-storage type plant with an installed operating capacity of 190.0 MW and a dependable operating capacity of 187.0 MW. Water for the Project is taken from the San Joaquin River, Ross Creek, and Rock Creek and conveyed to the Mammoth Pool Powerhouse through the Mammoth Pool Tunnel. The Project facilities include: The Mammoth Pool Dam forming Mammoth Pool Reservoir, with a capacity of about 119,940 acre-feet at an elevation of about 3,330 feet above mean sea level; one power tunnel about 7.5 miles long, to convey water from Mammoth Pool Reservoir to Mammoth Pool Powerhouse; two small diversions on Rock Creek and Ross Creek; and one 230 kV transmission line about 6.7 miles long that connects the Mammoth Pool Powerhouse to the non-project Big Creek No. 3 Switchyard. n. 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 number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field (P–2085), 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. 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/ esubscribenow.htm to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the CALIFORNIA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER (SHPO), as required by § 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4. p. Final amendments: Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice soliciting final terms and conditions. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–7909 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PF05–17–000] Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Maritimes Phase IV Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues and Notice of Scoping Meetings December 16, 2005. The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that discusses the environmental impacts of the Maritimes & Northeast, L.L.C. (Maritimes) proposed Maritimes Phase IV Project which involves the construction of 146.2 miles of various diameter pipeline loops; 1 six new compressor stations; and modifications at one existing compressor station and four existing meter stations in Maine and Massachusetts. This EIS will be used by the Commission in its decisionmaking process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. The Maritimes Phase IV Project is currently in the preliminary stages of design and at this time a formal application has not been filed with the Commission. For this project, the Commission is initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review prior to receiving the application. This allows interested stakeholders to become involved early 1 A pipeline loop is a segment of pipeline that general parallels an existing pipeline. The loop is connected to the existing pipeline and serves to increase the capacity of the pipeline system. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in the project planning and to identify and resolve issues before a formal application is filed with the FERC. A docket number (PF05–17–000) has been established to place information filed by Maritimes and related documents issued or received by the Commission, into the public record.2 Once a formal application is filed with the FERC, a new docket number will be established. This notice is being sent to residents within 0.5 mile of the existing and proposed compressor stations; landowners along the pipeline routes under consideration; Federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; and local libraries and newspapers. With this notice, we 3 are asking Federal, state, and local agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues, especially those in Appendix 2, to cooperate with us in the preparation of the EIS.4 These agencies may choose to participate once they have evaluated the proposal relative to their responsibilities. Agencies which would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described later in this notice. We encourage government representatives to notify their constituents of this planned project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. Some affected landowners may be contacted by a project representative about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed pipeline. If so, the company should seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. In the event that the project is certificated by the Commission, that approval conveys the right of eminent domain for securing easements for the pipeline. Therefore, if easement negotiations fail to produce an agreement, the company could initiate condemnation proceedings in accordance with state law. A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ addresses a number of typically asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the Commission’s proceedings. It is available for viewing 2 To view information in the docket, follow the instructions for using the eLibrary link at the end of this notice. 3 ‘‘We,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects. 4 Agencies which have previously requested cooperating status for this project need not request it again. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76807-76808]
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[FR Doc No: E5-7909]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2085-000]


Southern California Edison Company; Notice of Application and 
Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment Tendered For Filing With the 
Commission, and Establishing Deadline for Submission of Final 
Amendments

December 16, 2005.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New--Major License.
    b. Project No.: 2085-000.
    c. Date Filed: November 29, 2005.
    d. Applicant: Southern California Edison Company.
    e. Name of Project: Mammoth Pool Hydroelectric Power Project.
    f. Location: On the San Joaquin River, near North Fork, California. 
The project affects 2,036 acres of federal land administered by the 
Sierra National Forest.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Russ W. Krieger, Vice President Power 
Production, Southern California Edison Company, 300 N. Lone Hill Ave., 
San Dimas, CA 91773. Phone: 909-394-8667.
    i. FERC Contact: Jim Fargo at (202) 502-6095, or e-mail: 
james.fargo@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating Agencies: We are asking federal, state, local, and 
tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect 
to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the 
environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating 
status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in 
item k below. Agencies granted cooperating status will be precluded 
from being an intervenor in this proceeding consistent with the 
Commission's regulations.
    k. Deadline for requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days 
from the date of this notice. All documents

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(original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed electronically via the 
Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the 
instructions on the Commission's Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) under 
the ``e-Filing'' link. After logging into the e-Filing system, select 
``Comment on Filing'' from the Filing Type Selection screen and 
continue with the filing and process. The Commission strongly 
encourages electronic filing.
    l. Status: This application has not been accepted for filing. We 
are not soliciting motions to intervene, protests, or final terms and 
conditions at this time.
    m. Description of project: The Project is located in the central 
Sierra Nevada, within the San Joaquin River watershed, about 50 miles 
northeast of the City of Fresno. The Project is operated as a 
reservoir-storage type plant with an installed operating capacity of 
190.0 MW and a dependable operating capacity of 187.0 MW. Water for the 
Project is taken from the San Joaquin River, Ross Creek, and Rock Creek 
and conveyed to the Mammoth Pool Powerhouse through the Mammoth Pool 
Tunnel.
    The Project facilities include: The Mammoth Pool Dam forming 
Mammoth Pool Reservoir, with a capacity of about 119,940 acre-feet at 
an elevation of about 3,330 feet above mean sea level; one power tunnel 
about 7.5 miles long, to convey water from Mammoth Pool Reservoir to 
Mammoth Pool Powerhouse; two small diversions on Rock Creek and Ross 
Creek; and one 230 kV transmission line about 6.7 miles long that 
connects the Mammoth Pool Powerhouse to the non-project Big Creek No. 3 
Switchyard.
    n. 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 number, excluding the last three digits in the 
docket number field (P-2085), to access the document. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or toll-free 
at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. 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/esubscribenow.htm to be 
notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or 
other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
    o. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the 
CALIFORNIA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER (SHPO), as required by 
Sec.  106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of 
the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.
    p. Final amendments: Final amendments to the application must be 
filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date 
of the notice soliciting final terms and conditions.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E5-7909 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]
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