AquaEnergy Group, Ltd.; Notice of Application and Applicant-Prepared EA Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, and Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions, 78180-78181 [E6-22204]

Download as PDF 78180 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices the comments received during the scoping process, the EA may be published and mailed to federal, state, and local agencies, public interest groups, interested individuals, affected landowners, newspapers, libraries, and the Commission’s official service list for this proceeding. A comment period will be allotted for review if the EA is published. We will consider all comments on the EA before we make our recommendations to the Commission. To ensure your comments are considered, please carefully follow the instructions in the public participation section below. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Public Participation You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the project. By becoming a commentor, your concerns will be addressed in the EA and considered by the Commission. You should focus on the potential environmental effects of the proposal, alternatives to the proposal (including alternative locations), and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impact. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. Please carefully follow these instructions to ensure that your comments are received in time and properly recorded: • Send an original and two copies of your letter to: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. • Label one copy of the comments for the attention of OEP/DG2E, Gas Branch 3. • Reference Docket No. CP06–433– 001. • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before January 19, 2007. We will include all comments that we receive within a reasonable time frame in our environmental analysis of this project. However, the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing of any comments or interventions or protests to this proceeding. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link and the link to the User’s Guide. Before you can file comments you will need to create a free account which can be created on-line. We may mail the EA for comment. If you are interested in receiving it, please return the Information Request (Appendix 2). If you do not return the Information Request, you will be taken off the mailing list. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 Becoming an Intervenor In addition to involvement in the EA scoping process, you may want to become an official party to the proceeding, or ‘‘intervenor’’. To become an intervenor you must file a motion to intervene according to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214). Intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. Motions to Intervene should be electronically submitted using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons without Internet access should send an original and 14 copies of their motion to the Secretary of the Commission at the address indicated previously. Persons filing Motions to Intervene on or before the comment deadline indicated above must send a copy of the motion to the Applicant. All filings, including late interventions, submitted after the comment deadline must be served on the Applicant and all other intervenors identified on the Commission’s service list for this proceeding. Persons on the service list with e-mail addresses may be served electronically; others must be served a hard copy of the filing. Affected landowners and parties with environmental concerns may be granted intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which would not be adequately represented by any other parties. You do not need intervenor status to have your environmental comments considered. eLibrary link 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 http:// www.ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm. Finally, public meetings or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at http://www.ferc.gov/ EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–22207 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No.: P–12751–000] AquaEnergy Group, Ltd.; Notice of Application and Applicant-Prepared EA Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, and Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions Environmental Mailing List December 18, 2006. An effort is being made to send this notice to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the proposed project additions. This includes all landowners who are potential right-of-way grantors, whose property may be used temporarily for project purposes. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application and applicantprepared environmental assessment has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Minor License. b. Project No.: P–12751–000. c. Date Filed: November 8, 2006. d. Applicant: AquaEnergy Group, Ltd. e. Name of Project: Makah Bay Offshore Wave Energy Pilot Project. f. Location: Pacific Ocean in Makah Bay, Clallam County, Washington near the city of Neah Bay, Washington. The project would occupy about one acre of land on the Makah Indian Reservation and about seven acres of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Additional Information 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, contact (202) 502–8659. The PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mary Jane Parks, P.O. Box 1276, Mercer Island, WA 98059, (626) 568–0798. i. FERC Contact: Nick Jayjack, (202) 502–6073, Nicholas.Jayjack@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 105 days from the 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. 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. Motions to intervene, protests, comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions 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. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. l. The project would consist of: (1) Four, 250-kilowatt wave energy conversion buoys (‘‘AquaBuOYs’’) and an associated mooring/anchoring and electrical connection system placed 3.7 miles offshore in water depths of about 150 feet over a rectangular area about 625 feet by 450 feet of ocean floor; (2) a metal shore station that would be about 15 feet long by 15 feet wide by 10 feet high and located just inland of Hobuck Beach (on the Makah Indian Reservation near Neah Bay, Washington) adjacent to an existing power line for interconnection—the shore station would contain equipment necessary to connect to the electrical grid; (3) a driveway and parking area at the metal shore station; and (4) a 3.7mile long submarine cable anchored to the ocean floor and connecting from one of the buoy’s (‘‘collector buoy’’) power cable to the metal shore station. The total installed capacity of the project would be 1 megawatt, and the project VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 would generate about 1,500,000 kilowatt-hours annually. AquaEnergy proposes to provide the power generated by the project to the Clallam County PUD for use in its service area. m. 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 h above. 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. n. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. 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. 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, 385.211, 385.214. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78181 comment date for the particular application. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Notice of the availability of the EA (single EA): May 2007. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–22204 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No.: P-12751-000]


AquaEnergy Group, Ltd.; Notice of Application and Applicant-
Prepared EA Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and 
Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, 
and Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions

December 18, 2006.

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application and 
applicant-prepared environmental assessment has been filed with the 
Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Minor License.
    b. Project No.: P-12751-000.
    c. Date Filed: November 8, 2006.
    d. Applicant: AquaEnergy Group, Ltd.
    e. Name of Project: Makah Bay Offshore Wave Energy Pilot Project.
    f. Location: Pacific Ocean in Makah Bay, Clallam County, Washington 
near the city of Neah Bay, Washington. The project would occupy about 
one acre of land on the Makah Indian Reservation and about seven acres 
of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary administered by the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
and Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge administered by the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mary Jane Parks, P.O. Box 1276, Mercer 
Island, WA 98059, (626) 568-0798.
    i. FERC Contact: Nick Jayjack, (202) 502-6073, 
Nicholas.Jayjack@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from 
the issuance of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the 
Commission within 105 days from the 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.
    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.
    Motions to intervene, protests, comments, terms and conditions, 
recommendations, and prescriptions 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.
    k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.
    l. The project would consist of: (1) Four, 250-kilowatt wave energy 
conversion buoys (``AquaBuOYs'') and an associated mooring/anchoring 
and electrical connection system placed 3.7 miles offshore in water 
depths of about 150 feet over a rectangular area about 625 feet by 450 
feet of ocean floor; (2) a metal shore station that would be about 15 
feet long by 15 feet wide by 10 feet high and located just inland of 
Hobuck Beach (on the Makah Indian Reservation near Neah Bay, 
Washington) adjacent to an existing power line for interconnection--the 
shore station would contain equipment necessary to connect to the 
electrical grid; (3) a driveway and parking area at the metal shore 
station; and (4) a 3.7-mile long submarine cable anchored to the ocean 
floor and connecting from one of the buoy's (``collector buoy'') power 
cable to the metal shore station. The total installed capacity of the 
project would be 1 megawatt, and the project would generate about 
1,500,000 kilowatt-hours annually. AquaEnergy proposes to provide the 
power generated by the project to the Clallam County PUD for use in its 
service area.
    m. 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 h above.
    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.
    n. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified deadline date 
for the particular application, a competing development application, or 
a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely 
notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing 
development application no later than 120 days after the specified 
deadline date for the particular application. Applications for 
preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice.
    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.
    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, 385.211, 385.214. 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.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMMENTS,'' 
``REPLY COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND CONDITIONS,'' or 
``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must 
be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the 
particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to 
this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons 
listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.
    p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule 
will be made as appropriate.
    Notice of the availability of the EA (single EA): May 2007.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-22204 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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