Notice of Exemption Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, and Recommendations, 24849-24850 [E6-6324]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 28, 2006. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6334 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45 am] Standard Paragraph Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. ER02–2074–002, et al.] Alcoa Power Marketing, Inc., et al.; Electric Rate and Corporate Filings April 20, 2006. The following filings have been made with the Commission. The filings are listed in ascending order within each docket classification. 1. Alcoa Power Marketing, Inc., Alcoa Power Generating Inc. [Docket Nos. ER02–2074–002, ER00–1372– 003] Take notice that on April 13, 2006, Alcoa Power Marketing, Inc. and Alcoa Power Generating Inc., tendered for filing their updated market analysis with respect to each company’s authority to make sales at market-based rates. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 28, 2006. 2. PacifiCorp [Docket No. ER05–554–004] Take notice that on April 3, 2006, PacifiCorp filed a supplemental compliance refund report pursuant to the Commission’s August 25, 2005 letter order. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 28, 2006. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6335 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45 am] 3. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. [Docket No. ER06–657–001] Take notice that April 14, 2006 PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. filed an amendment to its February 21, 2006 filing, an executed interconnection service agreement and an executed construction agreement with Bethlehem Renewable Energy L.L.C. and PPL Electric Utilities. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on May 5, 2006. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER06–864–000] rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 4. Bear Energy LP Notice of Exemption Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, and Recommendations April 20, 2006. Take notice that on April 13, 2006, Bear Energy LP tendered for filing a Notice of Succession as a result of a corporation name change and a revised Rate Schedule, reflecting the name change. Take notice that the following hydroelectric exemption application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: 5-megawatt (MW) Exemption. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Apr 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24849 b. Project: West Valley A&B Hydro Project No. 12053–001. c. Date Filed: July 18, 2003. d. Applicant: Mr. Nicholas Josten. e. Location: On the South Fork of the Pit River in Modoc County, California. The project would be located on approximately 31 acres of federal lands, managed by Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. f. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708. g. Applicant Contact: Mr. Nicholas Josten, 2742 Saint Charles Ave, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404. h. FERC Contact: Alan Mitchnick, (202) 502–6074 or alan.mitchnick@ferc.gov. i. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, and terms and conditions is 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. Under section 30(c) of the Federal Power Act, exemptions are subject to the mandatory conditioning authority of federal and state fish and wildlife agencies with respect to the mitigation of project impacts on fish and wildlife resources. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. Comments, recommendations, and terms and conditions may be filed electronically via the 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 Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. j. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. k. The proposed project would consist of two developments, West Valley A and West Valley Alternative B–1. Alternative B–2 has been deleted from the proposed project (applicant’s response to deficiencies, filed October 25, 2004). West Valley A run-of river development would have a capacity of E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 24850 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices 1.0 MW and would consist of: (1) An existing concrete diversion structure; (2) an existing intake structure; (3) 11,600 feet of existing open canal; (4) a proposed concrete overflow structure; (5) proposed 2,800 feet of new canal; (6) a proposed 400-foot-long penstock; (7) a proposed powerhouse; (8) a proposed tailrace pipe; (9) a proposed 3,000-footlong, 12.3-kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates that the total average annual generation would be 3,300,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). West Valley Alternative B–1 run-ofriver development would have a capacity of 1.36 MW and would consists of: (1) The existing West Valley Dam and outlet works; (2) a new bypass valve attached to the existing dam outlet pipe; (3) a proposed 2,850-foot-long penstock; (4) a proposed powerhouse; (5) a proposed tailrace canal; (6) a proposed 4.5-mile-long, 12.3-kV transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates that the total average annual generation would be 4,730,000 kWh. l. 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 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 g. above. 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. All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ or ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS.’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, or terms and conditions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Apr 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010. 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. m. Procedural schedule: the Commission staff proposes to issue one Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than issuing a draft and final EA. Staff intends to allow 30 days for entities to comment on the EA, and will take into consideration all comments received on the EA before final action is taken on the exemption application. The application will be processed according to the schedule, but revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate: Action Date Ready for Environmental Analysis Notice. Cultural Resources Additional Information due. Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment (EA). Comments on EA due ........... Ready for Commission Decision on Application. April 2006. July 30, 2006. September 2006. October 2006. November 2006. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6324 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests, and Comments April 20, 2006. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit. b. Project No.: 12635–000. c. Date filed: January 3, 2006. d. Applicant: Moriah Hydro Corporation. e. Name and Location of Project: The proposed Mineville Pumped Storage Project would be located in the existing Old Bed, New Bed, and Harmony Mines within the town of Moriah in Essex PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 County, New York. The mines are owned by X-Earth Corporation of Elizabethtown, New York, and by Rhodia Corporation of Cranbury, New Jersey. f. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). g. Applicant Contact: Mr. James A. Besha, P.E., Moriah Hydro Corporation, c/o Albany Engineering Corporation, 455 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, (518) 456–7712. h. FERC Contact: Tom Papsidero, (202) 502–6002. i. Deadline for filing motions to intervene, protests and comments: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments, protests and interventions 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 under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the project number (P– 12635–000) on any comments or motions filed. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. j. Description of Project: The proposed pumped storage project would consist of the following: (1) An upper reservoir using the existing +200 level of the underground Harmony Mine having a surface area of 99 acres, with a storage capacity of 1,900 acre-feet and a normal water surface elevation of 200 feet NGVD, (2) a lower reservoir using the existing underground –1185 level of the Harmony Mine having a surface area of 75 acres, with a storage capacity of 2,500 acre-feet and a normal water surface elevation of –1,135 feet NGVD, (3) seven identical 1000-foot-long, 96inch-diameter vertical bored penstocks with grouted steel casing, (4) a proposed powerhouse containing seven generating units having a total installed capacity of 189 MW; (5) a proposed 1mile-long, 115 kV transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 81 (Thursday, April 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24849-24850]
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[FR Doc No: E6-6324]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Exemption Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, 
and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, and Recommendations

April 20, 2006.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric exemption application 
has been filed with the Commission and is available for public 
inspection.
    a. Type of Application: 5-megawatt (MW) Exemption.
    b. Project: West Valley A&B Hydro Project No. 12053-001.
    c. Date Filed: July 18, 2003.
    d. Applicant: Mr. Nicholas Josten.
    e. Location: On the South Fork of the Pit River in Modoc County, 
California. The project would be located on approximately 31 acres of 
federal lands, managed by Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
    f. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 
1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708.
    g. Applicant Contact: Mr. Nicholas Josten, 2742 Saint Charles Ave, 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404.
    h. FERC Contact: Alan Mitchnick, (202) 502-6074 or 
alan.mitchnick@ferc.gov.
    i. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, and terms and 
conditions is 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply 
comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. Under 
section 30(c) of the Federal Power Act, exemptions are subject to the 
mandatory conditioning authority of federal and state fish and wildlife 
agencies with respect to the mitigation of project impacts on fish and 
wildlife resources.
    All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: 
Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to 
the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a 
particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document 
on that resource agency.
    Comments, recommendations, and terms and conditions may be filed 
electronically via the 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 Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) 
under the ``eFiling'' link.
    j. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.
    k. The proposed project would consist of two developments, West 
Valley A and West Valley Alternative B-1. Alternative B-2 has been 
deleted from the proposed project (applicant's response to 
deficiencies, filed October 25, 2004).
    West Valley A run-of river development would have a capacity of

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1.0 MW and would consist of: (1) An existing concrete diversion 
structure; (2) an existing intake structure; (3) 11,600 feet of 
existing open canal; (4) a proposed concrete overflow structure; (5) 
proposed 2,800 feet of new canal; (6) a proposed 400-foot-long 
penstock; (7) a proposed powerhouse; (8) a proposed tailrace pipe; (9) 
a proposed 3,000-foot-long, 12.3-kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and 
(10) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates that the total 
average annual generation would be 3,300,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).
    West Valley Alternative B-1 run-of-river development would have a 
capacity of 1.36 MW and would consists of: (1) The existing West Valley 
Dam and outlet works; (2) a new bypass valve attached to the existing 
dam outlet pipe; (3) a proposed 2,850-foot-long penstock; (4) a 
proposed powerhouse; (5) a proposed tailrace canal; (6) a proposed 4.5-
mile-long, 12.3-kV transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. 
The applicant estimates that the total average annual generation would 
be 4,730,000 kWh.
    l. 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 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 g. above.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and 
issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support.
    All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title 
``COMMENTS'', ``REPLY COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' or ``TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS.'' (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant 
and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; 
(3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person 
submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements 
of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, or 
terms and conditions must set forth their evidentiary basis and 
otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may 
obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each 
filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on 
the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in 
accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and 
issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support.
    m. Procedural schedule: the Commission staff proposes to issue one 
Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than issuing a draft and final EA. 
Staff intends to allow 30 days for entities to comment on the EA, and 
will take into consideration all comments received on the EA before 
final action is taken on the exemption application. The application 
will be processed according to the schedule, but revisions to the 
schedule may be made as appropriate:

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                  Action                                Date
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Ready for Environmental Analysis Notice...  April 2006.
Cultural Resources Additional Information   July 30, 2006.
 due.
Notice of Availability of Environmental     September 2006.
 Assessment (EA).
Comments on EA due........................  October 2006.
Ready for Commission Decision on            November 2006.
 Application.
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Magalie R. Salas,
 Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-6324 Filed 4-26-06; 8:45 am]
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