L.S. Starrett Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests, 53878-53880 [2012-21657]

Download as PDF 53878 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: August 28, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–21664 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC12–17–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–714); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 USC 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, Annual Electric Balancing Authority Area and Planning Area Report. SUMMARY: Comments on the collection of information are due November 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. [IC12–17– 000]) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web Site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–714: Annual Electric Balancing Authority Area and Planning Area Report. DATES: OMB Control No.: 1902–0140. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–714 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Federal Power Act authorizes the Commission to collect information from electric utility balancing authorities and planning areas in the United States. 18 CFR 141.51 mandates the data collection. The Commission uses the collected data to analyze power system operations along with its regulatory functions. These analyses estimate the effect of changes in power system operations resulting from the installation of a new generating unit or plant, transmission facilities, energy transfers between systems, and/or new points of interconnections. Also, these analyses serve to correlate rates and charges, assess reliability and other operating attributes in regulatory proceedings, monitor market trends and behaviors, and determine the competitive impacts of proposed mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Type of Respondents: Electric utilities operating balancing authority areas and planning areas with annual peak demand over 200 MW. Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC—714 (IC12–17–000)—ANNUAL ELECTRIC BALANCING AUTHORITY AREA AND PLANNING AREA REPORT Number of responses per respondent (B) Total number of responses (A) × (B) = (C) Average burden hours per response (D) Estimated total annual burden (C) × (D) 219 ........................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents (A) 1 219 87 19,053 The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $1,314,839.32 [19,053 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year 2 = 9.16009 * $143,540/year 3 = $1,314,839.32] Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility 1 The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:02 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. [FR Doc. 2012–21665 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14447–000] L.S. Starrett Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests Dated: August 28, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Exemption from Licensing. 2 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of full-time employment). 3 Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices b. Project No.: P–14447–000. c. Date filed: August 15, 2012. d. Applicant: L.S. Starrett Company. e. Name of Project: Crescent Street Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Millers River, in the Town of Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The project would not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708. h. Applicant Contact: Steve Walsh, L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331; (978) 249– 3551 ext. 229. i. FERC Contact: Tom Dean, (202) 502–6041 or thomas.dean@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l 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. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: October 15, 2012. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue instructions on the Commission’s Web site http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The existing project consists of: (1) A 28-foot-high, 127-foot-long concrete and masonry dam with a 98-foot-long spillway topped with a 3-foot-high bascule gate; (2) a 4.5-acre impoundment with a normal water surface elevation of 541.3 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929; (3) generation facilities on the right side of the dam that include: (a) An intake structure equipped with a 7-foot-high, 7foot-wide head gate and a 14-foot-high, 17.5-feet-wide trashrack with 1.25-inch clear bar spacing; (b) a 25-foot-long, 7foot-diameter penstock; (c) a 44-footlong, 28-foot-wide powerhouse containing a 250 kilowatt (kW) turbine generating unit; (d) a 7-foot-diameter, 47-foot-long bypass outlet conduit equipped with a 7-foot-high, 7-foot-wide gate; (e) a 16-foot-wide, 4-foot-deep, 200-foot-long tailrace; and (f) three 180foot-long, 600 volt transmission lines; (4) generation facilities on the left side of the dam that include: (a) An 18-footlong weir equipped with a 6-foot-high, 6-foot-wide slide gate and a 12-foothigh, 13.5-foot-wide trashrack with 3⁄4- inch clear bar spacing; (b) a 55-footlong, 6-foot-diameter penstock; (c) a 37foot-long, 37-foot-wide powerhouse containing a 198 kW turbine generating unit; (d) and a 14-foot-wide, 9-foot-deep, 100-foot-long tailrace (e) six 900-footlong, 600 volt transmission lines; and (f) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 1,729.2 megawatt-hours. o. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h 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. p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4. q. With this notice, we are designating L.S. Starrett 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. r. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate (e.g., if there are no deficiencies and/or scoping is waived, the schedule would be shortened). Deficiency Letter .......................................................................................................................................... Notice of Acceptance ................................................................................................................................... Scoping Document ....................................................................................................................................... Notice ready for environmental analysis .................................................................................................... Notice of the availability of the EA ............................................................................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 53879 E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM October 2012. December 2012. January 2013. March 2013. July 2013. 04SEN1 53880 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices Dated: August 27, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–21657 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2195–079] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Portland General Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests, and Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Amendment of License. b. Project No: 2195–079. c. Date Filed: August 3, 2012. d. Applicant: Portland General Electric Company. e. Name of Project: Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River and the mainstem of the Clackamas River in Clackamas County, Oregon. The project occupies federal lands within the Mt. Hood National Forest, under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, and a reservation of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Julie A. Keil, Director of Hydro Licensing and Water Rights, Portland General Electric Company, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 464–8864. i. FERC Contact: Jeremy Jessup, (202) 502–6779, Jeremy.Jessup@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene, protests, and comments is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paperfiled. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 name and contact information at the end of your comments. Please include the project number (P– 2195–079) on any motions, protests, or comments filed. k. Description of Application: The licensee proposes to amend the license for the Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project to remove two transmission lines that are no longer primary transmission lines. The licensee is requesting to delete the 17-mile Faraday-McLoughlin double-circuit transmission line and the 2.7-mile River Mill-Faraday transmission line from the project. The license’s application states that both of the transmission lines function as part of the licensee’s transmission and distribution system and are not jurisdictional under Part 1 of the Federal Power Act. The proposed amendment will reduce the amount of lands of the United States that the project occupies by 1.4 acres. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call (866) 208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Motions To Intervene, Protests, and Comments: Anyone may submit a motion to intervene, protest, or comments 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 motions to intervene, protests, or comments must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘PROTEST,’’ or ‘‘COMMENTS’’ as applicable; (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 intervening, protesting, or commenting; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All motions to intervene, protests, or comments must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All motions to intervene, protests, or comments should relate to project works which are the subject of the application. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any motion to intervene or protest must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener 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. 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. Dated: August 27, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–21666 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC12–137–000. Applicants: Constellation Power Source Generation LLC, Brandon Shores LLC, C.P. Crane LLC, H.A. Wagner LLC. Description: Joint Application of Constellation Power Source Generation LLC, Brandon Shores LLC, H.A. Wagner LLC and C.P. Crane LLC under Section 203. Filed Date: 8/23/12. Accession Number: 20120823–5141. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/13/12. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14447-000]


L.S. Starrett Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing 
With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Exemption from Licensing.

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    b. Project No.: P-14447-000.
    c. Date filed: August 15, 2012.
    d. Applicant: L.S. Starrett Company.
    e. Name of Project: Crescent Street Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Millers River, in the Town of Athol, Worcester 
County, Massachusetts. The project would not occupy any federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 
1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708.
    h. Applicant Contact: Steve Walsh, L.S. Starrett Company, 121 
Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331; (978) 249-3551 ext. 229.
    i. FERC Contact: Tom Dean, (202) 502-6041 or thomas.dean@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l 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. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: October 15, 2012.
    All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web 
site http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit 
brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, 
using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the 
end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online 
Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, 
mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. The existing project consists of: (1) A 28-foot-high, 127-foot-
long concrete and masonry dam with a 98-foot-long spillway topped with 
a 3-foot-high bascule gate; (2) a 4.5-acre impoundment with a normal 
water surface elevation of 541.3 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum 
of 1929; (3) generation facilities on the right side of the dam that 
include: (a) An intake structure equipped with a 7-foot-high, 7-foot-
wide head gate and a 14-foot-high, 17.5-feet-wide trashrack with 1.25-
inch clear bar spacing; (b) a 25-foot-long, 7-foot-diameter penstock; 
(c) a 44-foot-long, 28-foot-wide powerhouse containing a 250 kilowatt 
(kW) turbine generating unit; (d) a 7-foot-diameter, 47-foot-long 
bypass outlet conduit equipped with a 7-foot-high, 7-foot-wide gate; 
(e) a 16-foot-wide, 4-foot-deep, 200-foot-long tailrace; and (f) three 
180-foot-long, 600 volt transmission lines; (4) generation facilities 
on the left side of the dam that include: (a) An 18-foot-long weir 
equipped with a 6-foot-high, 6-foot-wide slide gate and a 12-foot-high, 
13.5-foot-wide trashrack with \3/4\-inch clear bar spacing; (b) a 55-
foot-long, 6-foot-diameter penstock; (c) a 37-foot-long, 37-foot-wide 
powerhouse containing a 198 kW turbine generating unit; (d) and a 14-
foot-wide, 9-foot-deep, 100-foot-long tailrace (e) six 900-foot-long, 
600 volt transmission lines; and (f) appurtenant facilities. The 
project would have an estimated annual generation of 1,729.2 megawatt-
hours.
    o. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h 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.
    p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the 
Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required 
by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the 
regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 
800.4.
    q. With this notice, we are designating L.S. Starrett 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.
    r. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will 
be made as appropriate (e.g., if there are no deficiencies and/or 
scoping is waived, the schedule would be shortened).

Issue Deficiency Letter.........................  October 2012.
Issue Notice of Acceptance......................  December 2012.
Issue Scoping Document..........................  January 2013.
Issue Notice ready for environmental analysis...  March 2013.
Issue Notice of the availability of the EA......  July 2013.
 



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    Dated: August 27, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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