Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests, and Comments, 24850-24851 [E6-6325]

Download as PDF 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 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices The project would have an annual generation of 650 GWh, which would be sold to a local utility. k. Location of Applications: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction 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, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item g above. l. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. m. Competing Preliminary Permit— Anyone desiring to file a competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36. n. Competing Development Application—Any qualified development applicant desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the particular application, either a competing development application or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36. o. Notice of Intent—A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Apr 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. p. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit—A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project. q. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. 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 ‘‘efiling’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. r. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission’s regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any notice of intent, competing application or motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. s. Agency Comments—Federal, State, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24851 A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6325 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM98–1–000] Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice April 20, 2006. This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications. Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any oral communication. Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record communication, and may request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010. Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 81 (Thursday, April 27, 2006)]
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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 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, 96-inch-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 1-mile-long, 115 kV transmission line; and (6) appurtenant 
facilities.

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    The project would have an annual generation of 650 GWh, which would 
be sold to a local utility.
    k. Location of Applications: A copy of the application is available 
for inspection and reproduction 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, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item g 
above.
    l. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    m. Competing Preliminary Permit--Anyone desiring to file a 
competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project 
must submit the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to 
file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). 
Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to 
file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days 
after the specified comment date for the particular application. A 
competing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 
4.30(b) and 4.36.
    n. Competing Development Application--Any qualified development 
applicant desiring to file a competing development application must 
submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the 
particular application, either a competing development application or a 
notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely 
notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested 
person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after 
the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing 
license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.
    o. Notice of Intent--A notice of intent must specify the exact 
name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective 
applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to 
submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary 
permit application or a development application (specify which type of 
application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) 
named in this public notice.
    p. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit--A preliminary permit, if 
issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed 
preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the 
preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of 
preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. 
Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide 
whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to 
construct and operate the project.
    q. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene--Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who 
file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules 
may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application.
    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 ``e-filing'' link. 
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing.
    r. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``NOTICE OF INTENT 
TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION'', ``COMPETING APPLICATION'', 
``PROTEST'', or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', as applicable, and the Project 
Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of 
the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and 
the number of copies provided by the Commission's regulations to: The 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, 
Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any 
notice of intent, competing application or motion to intervene must 
also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in 
the particular application.
    s. Agency Comments--Federal, State, and local agencies are invited 
to file comments on the described application. A copy of the 
application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If 
an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing 
comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an 
agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-6325 Filed 4-26-06; 8:45 am]
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