Barren River Lake Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, 55205-55206 [2012-22047]

Download as PDF 55205 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2012 / Notices Dated: August 31, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22053 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13022–003] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Barren River Lake Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original Major License. b. Project No.: 13022–003. c. Date filed: December 9, 2011, and amended on June 12, 2012. d. Applicant: Barren River Lake Hydro LLC (Barren River Hydro) e. Name of Project: Barren River Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Barren River Lake Dam on the Barren River, in Barren and Allen counties, Kentucky. The project would occupy 29.4 acres of United States lands administered by the Corps’ Louisville District. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Brent Smith, Symbiotics LLC, 371 Upper Terrace, Suite 2, Bend, OR 97702; (541) 330– 8779; or email at brent.smith@symbioticsenergy.com. i. FERC Contact: Allan Creamer at (202) 502–8365, or via email at allan.creamer@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Sep 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. 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. k. This application has been accepted, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed project would utilize the Corps’ existing Barren River Lake Dam, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) An upper intake structure with a center elevation of 533 feet mean sea level (msl) and a lower intake structure with a center elevation of 507.5 feet msl, each equipped with trashracks having 2-inch clear spacing; (2) two 220-foot-long penstocks, connecting the intakes to a 50-footdiameter, 100-foot-long gate shaft; (3) a 50-by-60-foot gate house; (4) a 850-footlong power tunnel and a 14-footdiameter, 950-foot-long penstock, leading to; (5) a 100-foot-long, 65-footwide powerhouse containing one vertical Kaplan turbine unit with a total capacity of 6.8 megawatts (MW); (6) a 12-foot-diameter regulating bypass valve connected to the west side of the powerhouse; (7) a 110-foot-long, 80-footwide tailrace; (8) a tailwater aeration system; (9) a proposed 0.6-mile-long, 12.5 kilovolt (kV) transmission line; (10) a switchyard; (11) two access roads leading to the gatehouse and powerhouse; and (12) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 25.8 GWh, and operate in a run-ofrelease mode utilizing surplus water from the Barren River Lake Dam, as directed by the Corps. 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. 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on, or before, the specified deadline date for the particular application. All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE;’’ (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. 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. o. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Scoping Document 1. Issue Scoping Document 2 (if necessary). Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis. Notice of availability of the EA. August 2012 October 2012 February 2013 October 2013 Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. p. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention deadline date, 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 intervention E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 55206 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2012 / Notices deadline date. 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 a development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. Dated: August 31, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22047 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14421–000] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Freedom Falls, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Intent To Waive Scoping, and Soliciting Motions to Intervene and Protests 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. b. Project No.: 14421–000. c. Date filed: June 1, 2012. d. Applicant: Freedom Falls, LLC. e. Name of Project: Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Sandy Stream, in the Town of Freedom, Waldo County, Maine. The project would not occupy lands of the United States. g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708. h. Applicant Contact: Anthony P. Grassi, Freedom Falls, LLC, 363 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843, (207) 236– 4663. i. FERC Contact: Samantha Davidson, (202) 502–6839 or samantha.davidson@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ferconline.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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Sep 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call tollfree at (866) 208–3676; or, for TTY, contact (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. 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. k. This application has been accepted for filing, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) An existing 90-foot-long, 12-foothigh concrete-capped stone masonry dam with a 25-foot-long, 10-foot-high spillway with two vertical lift sluice gates and a crest elevation of 452.5 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) an existing 1.6acre impoundment with a normal maximum water surface elevation of 453.0 feet msl; (3) a new intake structure equipped with an 8-foot-high, 5-footwide trashrack that would be modified to have 1-inch clear bar spacing, and a 3-foot-high, 4.75-foot-wide slide gate; (4) a new downstream American eel passage facility and working platform; (5) a new 60-foot-long, 30-inch-diameter steel penstock leading to; (6) an existing 20-foot-wide, by 30-foot-long generating room containing a new 38.3 kilowatt turbine-generator unit; (7) a new 20foot-long, 5-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a new 30-foot-long, 110-volt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project is estimated to generate an average of 66,000 kilowatthours annually. m. Due to the project works already existing and the limited scope of proposed rehabilitation of the project site described above, the applicant’s close coordination with federal and state agencies during the preparation of the application, completed studies during pre-filing consultation, and agency recommended preliminary terms and conditions, we intend to waive scoping and expedite the exemption process. Based on a review of the application, resource agency PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consultation letters including the preliminary 30(c) terms and conditions, and comments filed to date, Commission staff intends to prepare a single environmental assessment (EA). Commission staff determined that the issues that need to be addressed in its EA have been adequately identified during the pre-filing period, which included a public meeting and site visit, and no new issues are likely to be identified through additional scoping. The EA will consider assessing the potential effects of project construction and operation on geology and soils, aquatic, terrestrial, threatened and endangered species, recreation and land use, aesthetic, and cultural and historic resources. n. 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. 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. o. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention deadline date, 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 intervention deadline date. 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 a development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13022-003]


Barren River Lake Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original Major License.
    b. Project No.: 13022-003.
    c. Date filed: December 9, 2011, and amended on June 12, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Barren River Lake Hydro LLC (Barren River Hydro)
    e. Name of Project: Barren River Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Barren 
River Lake Dam on the Barren River, in Barren and Allen counties, 
Kentucky. The project would occupy 29.4 acres of United States lands 
administered by the Corps' Louisville District.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Brent Smith, Symbiotics LLC, 371 Upper 
Terrace, Suite 2, Bend, OR 97702; (541) 330-8779; or email at 
brent.smith@symbioticsenergy.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Allan Creamer at (202) 502-8365, or via email at 
allan.creamer@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 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 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.
    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.
    k. This application has been accepted, but is not ready for 
environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The proposed project would utilize the Corps' existing Barren 
River Lake Dam, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) 
An upper intake structure with a center elevation of 533 feet mean sea 
level (msl) and a lower intake structure with a center elevation of 
507.5 feet msl, each equipped with trashracks having 2-inch clear 
spacing; (2) two 220-foot-long penstocks, connecting the intakes to a 
50-foot-diameter, 100-foot-long gate shaft; (3) a 50-by-60-foot gate 
house; (4) a 850-foot-long power tunnel and a 14-foot-diameter, 950-
foot-long penstock, leading to; (5) a 100-foot-long, 65-foot-wide 
powerhouse containing one vertical Kaplan turbine unit with a total 
capacity of 6.8 megawatts (MW); (6) a 12-foot-diameter regulating 
bypass valve connected to the west side of the powerhouse; (7) a 110-
foot-long, 80-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a tailwater aeration system; (9) 
a proposed 0.6-mile-long, 12.5 kilovolt (kV) transmission line; (10) a 
switchyard; (11) two access roads leading to the gatehouse and 
powerhouse; and (12) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would 
have an average annual generation of 25.8 GWh, and operate in a run-of-
release mode utilizing surplus water from the Barren River Lake Dam, as 
directed by the Corps.
    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. 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.
    n. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 
CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate 
action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests 
or motions to intervene must be received on, or before, the specified 
deadline date for the particular application.
    All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE;'' (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. 
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.
    o. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. 
Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Scoping Document 1..................  August 2012
Issue Scoping Document 2 (if necessary)...  October 2012
Notice of application is ready for          February 2013
 environmental analysis.
Notice of availability of the EA..........  October 2013
 

    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.
    p. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention 
deadline date, 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 intervention

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deadline date. 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 a development application. A 
notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this 
public notice.

    Dated: August 31, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-22047 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]
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