Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities-Draft Report, 67993-67994 [2010-27908]

Download as PDF 67993 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Notices burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: HUD Stakeholder Survey. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501–New. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) hosts events with a variety of groups nationwide designed to educate stakeholders about HUD initiatives and policies. This data collection consists of a brief, optional survey to be completed in person at the end of each event. The information produced by the stakeholder surveys will allow HUD to measure the effectiveness of the stakeholder sessions and collect feedback on policy initiatives. The information can be used to shape policies, improve stakeholder events and make better use of HUD’s limited time with stakeholders. There are no similar surveys which allow for HUD to engage in a sustained, systematic collection of feedback from stakeholders on of a broad range of HUD initiatives and events. Agency form numbers, if applicable: None. Members of Affected Public: Stakeholder groups include (but are not limited to) public housing authorities, congressional members and staff, local government officials, assisted housing residents, HUD grantees, civil rights organizations, homeless advocacy organizations, the legal community, academics, organized labor representatives, HUD grantees, and members of the housing, nonprofit, philanthropic, business and faith-based sectors. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Number of respondents Annual responses 3,150 1 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 315. Status of the proposed information collection: New collection. Dated: October 28, 2010. Francey Youngberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs. Pulskamp, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 67, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225, or e-mail to mpulskamp@usbr.gov. The Draft Report is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/power/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Pulskamp, 303–445–2931, mpulskamp@usbr.gov. [FR Doc. 2010–27923 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities—Draft Report Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the draft report. AGENCIES: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the ‘‘Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities’’ (HRA) Draft Report. The HRA is an assessment of the economic and technical potential for hydropower development at existing Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) owned non-powered dams and structures. DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft Report by December 6, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Mr. Michael jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 The Administration is committed to increasing the generation of environmentally sustainable, affordable hydropower for our national electricity supplies. Reclamation has 476 dams and 8,116 miles of canals, and owns and operates 58 hydropower plants. On an annual basis, these plants produce an average of 40 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, enough to meet the entire electricity needs of over 9 million people on average, and provide the energy equivalent of more than 80 million barrels of crude oil or about 48.4 billion pounds of coal. Reclamation is the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, and is actively engaged in looking for opportunities to encourage development of additional hydropower capacity. In March 2010 Reclamation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The MOU focuses on ways to increase renewable energy generation by focusing on development of sustainable, low impact, and small hydropower projects. The MOU committed PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response 0.1 = Burden hours 315 Reclamation to produce an updated list of facilities and sites best suited for projects to increase sustainable hydropower generation by October 2010. The HRA provides information on potential hydropower development at existing Reclamation facilities that may warrant further study. The Draft Report does not make any recommendations for development of the sites included in the report. Instead, it provides an inventory of hydropower potential at existing Reclamation sites using broad energy and economic criteria. Reclamation is not undertaking a new dam construction initiative with this study, and is focused on identifying the hydropower potential of Reclamation’s existing structures. This resource assessment level study does not take the place of a site by site feasibility study. Public Disclosure Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 67994 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Notices Dated: October 26, 2010. Dave Sabo, Acting Director, Technical Resources, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2010–27908 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of the availability of environmental documents prepared for OCS mineral proposals by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. AGENCY: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related SiteSpecific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by BOEMRE for the following oil-, gas-, and mineralrelated activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Unit, Information Services Section at the number below. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, or by calling 1–800–200–GULF. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BOEMRE prepares SEAs and FONSIs for SUMMARY: proposals that relate to exploration, development, production, and transport of oil, gas, and mineral resources on the Federal OCS. These SEAs examine the potential environmental effects of activities described in the proposals and present BOEMRE conclusions regarding the significance of those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes a major Federal action that significantly affects the quality of the human environment in accordance with NEPA Section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared in those instances where BOEMRE finds that approval will not result in significant effects on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI briefly presents the basis for that finding and includes a summary or copy of the SEA. This notice constitutes the public notice of availability of environmental documents required under the NEPA Regulations. Activity/operator Location GOM Shelf, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–033 ....... Matagorda Island, Block 588, Lease OCS–G 18782, located 18 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. West Cameron, Block 248, Lease OCS–G 09048, located 44 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. De Soto Canyon Blocks 353 & 397 & Mississippi Canyon Block 393, located 78 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, 112 miles from the nearest Mississippi shoreline, 113 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline and 119 miles from the nearest Florida shoreline. Eugene Island, Block 324, Lease OCS–G 26041, located 96 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Eugene Island, Block 44, Lease OCS–G 19784, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Grand Isle, Block 48, Lease OCS–G 00134, located 15 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Matagorda Island, Block 586, Lease OCS–G 14791, located 24 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. Ship Shoal, Block 209, Lease OCS–G 00827, located 34 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. West Cameron, Block 442, Lease OCS–G 25914, located 80 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. West Cameron, Block 473, Lease OCS–G 15095, located 76 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. East Cameron, Block 265, Lease OCS–G 02392, located 70 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. High Island, Block A 572, Lease OCS–G 02392, located 118 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. High Island, Block A 64, Lease OCS–G 26513, located 31 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. West Cameron, Block 238, Lease OCS–G 02834, located 44 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. High Island, Block 138, Lease OCS–G 09079, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. High Island, Blocks 38 & 39, Leases OCS–G 14878 & 04078, located 12 & 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf ............ Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10– 027. Shell Offshore, Inc., Initial Exploration Plan, SEA S–7357 ........ Ridgelake Energy, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10– 019. Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/ SR 10–020 & 10–021. GOM Shelf, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–040 ....... GOM Shelf, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–026 ....... Hilcorp Energy GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–049. Apex Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–050 Apex Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–051 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Sea Robin Pipeline Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–056. Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08–012A Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/ SR 10–018. Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10– 036. Merit Energy Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10– 043. Merit Energy Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10– 047 & 10–048. Reservoir Geophysical Corporation, Geological & Geophysical Notice of Scientific Research, SEA NG10–004. Dynamic Offshore Resources NS, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–053, 10–054 & 10–055. GOM Shelf LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10–030, 10– 031 & 10–032. 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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27908]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation 
Facilities--Draft Report

AGENCIES:  Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the draft report.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review 
and comment the ``Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing 
Reclamation Facilities'' (HRA) Draft Report. The HRA is an assessment 
of the economic and technical potential for hydropower development at 
existing Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) owned non-powered dams and 
structures.

DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft Report by December 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Mr. Michael 
Pulskamp, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 67, P.O. 
Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225, or e-mail to mpulskamp@usbr.gov.
    The Draft Report is also accessible from the following Web site: 
http://www.usbr.gov/power/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Pulskamp, 303-445-2931, 
mpulskamp@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administration is committed to 
increasing the generation of environmentally sustainable, affordable 
hydropower for our national electricity supplies. Reclamation has 476 
dams and 8,116 miles of canals, and owns and operates 58 hydropower 
plants. On an annual basis, these plants produce an average of 40 
billion kilowatt hours of electricity, enough to meet the entire 
electricity needs of over 9 million people on average, and provide the 
energy equivalent of more than 80 million barrels of crude oil or about 
48.4 billion pounds of coal. Reclamation is the second largest producer 
of hydroelectric power in the United States, and is actively engaged in 
looking for opportunities to encourage development of additional 
hydropower capacity.
    In March 2010 Reclamation signed a Memorandum of Understanding 
(MOU) with the Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers. The MOU focuses on ways to increase renewable energy 
generation by focusing on development of sustainable, low impact, and 
small hydropower projects. The MOU committed Reclamation to produce an 
updated list of facilities and sites best suited for projects to 
increase sustainable hydropower generation by October 2010. The HRA 
provides information on potential hydropower development at existing 
Reclamation facilities that may warrant further study.
    The Draft Report does not make any recommendations for development 
of the sites included in the report. Instead, it provides an inventory 
of hydropower potential at existing Reclamation sites using broad 
energy and economic criteria. Reclamation is not undertaking a new dam 
construction initiative with this study, and is focused on identifying 
the hydropower potential of Reclamation's existing structures. This 
resource assessment level study does not take the place of a site by 
site feasibility study.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, 
or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should 
be aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.


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    Dated: October 26, 2010.
Dave Sabo,
Acting Director, Technical Resources, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 2010-27908 Filed 11-3-10; 8:45 am]
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