Northern Lights, Inc.; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of Licensing Proceeding, Scoping, Solicitation of Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification Issues and Associated Study Requests, 43724-43725 [E6-12389]

Download as PDF 43724 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 2, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2594–009] Northern Lights, Inc.; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of Licensing Proceeding, Scoping, Solicitation of Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification Issues and Associated Study Requests wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES July 25, 2006. a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Licensing Proceeding. b. Project No.: 2594–009. c. Dated Filed: May 31, 2006. d. Submitted by: Northern Lights, Inc. e. Name of Project: Lake Creek Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Lake Creek near the city of Troy in Lincoln County, Montana. The project does not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jon Shelby, General Manager, P.O. Box 269, 421 Chevy Street, Sagle, ID 83860, Phone: 1–800–326–9594 x124 or Mark Contor, Operations Manager, P.O. Box 269, 421 Chevy Street, Sagle, ID 83860, Phone: 1–800–326–9594 x134. i. FERC Contact: Sean Murphy at 202– 502–6145 or E-mail at sean.murphy@ferc.gov. j. 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 paragraph 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 Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Aug 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 l. Northern Lights, Inc. was designated as the Commission’s nonfederal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act on August 11, 2005. m. Northern Lights, Inc. filed a PreApplication Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6. 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 or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, of for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. Register online at http://ferc.gov/ esubscribenow.htm 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 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 (original and eight copies) must be filed with the Commission at the following address: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the project name (Lake Creek Hydroelectric Project) and number (P–2594–009), and bear the 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 September 23, 2006. Comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and other permissible forms of communications with the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission 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 ‘‘e-filing’’ link. 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: Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Three Rivers Ranger District, Troy Ranger Station, 1437 North Highway 2, Troy, MT. Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Troy United Methodist Church, 3rd Street, Troy, MT. Scoping Document 1 (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. Site Visit The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct a site E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 2, 2006 / Notices visit at the project on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, starting at 9 a.m. 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 prefiling 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 become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. 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. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant and all the parties in this proceeding. 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 online 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. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on August 21, 2006. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12377 Filed 8–1–06; 8:45 am] Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12389 Filed 8–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP06–424–000] [ Docket No. ID–4242–001] Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Rajter, Leo C.; Notice of Filing wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES July 26, 2006. Take notice that on July 21, 2006, Leo C. Rajter filed an application for authorization to hold interlocking positions pursuant to section 305(b) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 825(b), 18 CFR part 45 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure and Order No. 664. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Aug 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 July 25, 2006. Take notice that on July 19, 2006, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star), 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, filed in Docket No. CP06–424–000, a request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.208 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.205 and 157.208) for authorization to replace certain facilities and upon replacement, increase the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) in the State of Kansas, under Southern Star’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82–479–000 pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43725 Gas Act, 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. Southern Star proposes to replace approximately 7.25 miles of 12-inch diameter pipeline with 10-inch pipe, a part of the Pittsburg Delivery Lateral or Line FD, located in Cherokee County, Kansas, and upon replacement, increase the MAOP from 260 psig to 720 psig, as described more fully in the request. Southern Star proposes to replace the entire 17.2 miles of pipe with 10-inch diameter pipeline in two phases over a two-year period. Southern Star states that the replacement project will include the installation of a pig launcher, which will allow for future cleaning and integrity testing of the lateral, when Phase II is completed with an associated pig launcher installed. Southern Star estimates the cost of the replacement project to be approximately $3,300,000. Any person or the Commission’s Staff may, within 45 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 and, pursuant to Section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) 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. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to David N. Roberts, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, or call (270) 852–4654 or fax (270) 852–5010. 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 E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2594-009]


Northern Lights, Inc.; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of 
Licensing Proceeding, Scoping, Solicitation of Comments on the Pad and 
Scoping Document, and Identification Issues and Associated Study 
Requests

July 25, 2006.
    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Licensing Proceeding.
    b. Project No.: 2594-009.
    c. Dated Filed: May 31, 2006.
    d. Submitted by: Northern Lights, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Lake Creek Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Lake Creek near the city of Troy in Lincoln 
County, Montana. The project does not occupy federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jon Shelby, General Manager, P.O. 
Box 269, 421 Chevy Street, Sagle, ID 83860, Phone: 1-800-326-9594 x124 
or Mark Contor, Operations Manager, P.O. Box 269, 421 Chevy Street, 
Sagle, ID 83860, Phone: 1-800-326-9594 x134.
    i. FERC Contact: Sean Murphy at 202-502-6145 or E-mail at 
sean.murphy@ferc.gov.
    j. 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 paragraph 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 Historical 
Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. Northern Lights, Inc. was designated 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 on August 11, 2005.
    m. Northern Lights, Inc. filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; 
including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, 
pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6.
    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 or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, of for TTY, 
(202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in paragraph h.
    Register online at http://ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm to be notified 
via E-mail 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 
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 (original and eight copies) must be filed 
with the Commission at the following address: Magalie R. Salas, 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. All filings with the Commission must include on 
the first page, the project name (Lake Creek Hydroelectric Project) and 
number (P-2594-009), and bear the 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 September 23, 2006.
    Comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for 
cooperating agency status, and other permissible forms of 
communications with the Commission 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 ``e-
filing'' link.
    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:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006.
    Time: 1:30 p.m.
    Location: Three Rivers Ranger District, Troy Ranger Station, 1437 
North Highway 2, Troy, MT.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006.
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Troy United Methodist Church, 3rd Street, Troy, MT.
    Scoping Document 1 (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.

Site Visit

    The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct a site

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visit at the project on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, starting at 9 a.m.

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 become 
part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-12389 Filed 8-1-06; 8:45 am]
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