Barren River Lake Hydro LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 55466-55467 [2012-22180]

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[FR Doc. 2012–22186 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Environmental Impact Statement for Short Range-Projects and Update of the Real Property Master Plan for Fort Belvoir, VA Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Intent. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army announces its intent to conduct public scoping under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to gather information to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed short-range improvement projects and the proposed update of the Real Property Master Plan (RPMP) for Fort Belvoir, VA. The EIS will analyze environmental impacts associated with the proposed short-range projects and anticipated land uses designated in a revised RPMP. The revised RPMP will incorporate a short-range component and a long-range component. The shortrange component projects are proposed for the next five years, and the longrange component looks at land uses and potential development through 2030. The EIS will assess potential environmental impacts associated with future development and management of land, facilities, resources and infrastructure based on the population capacity identified in the revised RPMP. Additional site-specific NEPA analyses will be prepared for future development projects identified in the long-range component of the revised RPMP. The mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Sep 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 revised RPMP will incorporate adjustments to the land use plan in the RPMP that were made in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Implementation of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Recommendations and Related Army Actions at Fort Belvoir, VA (2007) and BRAC-related changes made since 2007. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to: Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works, Environmental and Natural Resources Division (RPMP EIS), 9430 Jackson Loop, Suite 200, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–5116; or by email to imcom.fortbelvoir.dpw.environmental@ us.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works, Environmental and Natural Resources Division at (703) 806–4007 or (703) 806– 3193, during normal working business hours Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; or by email to imcom.fortbelvoir. dpw.environmental@us.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The analysis will focus on Fort Belvoir’s Main Post (7,700 acres) and the Fort Belvoir North Area (800 acres, formerly called the Engineer Proving Ground). The update will not include Fort Belvoir property at Rivanna Station in Charlottesville, VA; the Mark Center in Alexandria, VA; or the Humphreys Engineer Center. The EIS will analyze environmental impacts of the short-range projects currently programmed for construction in fiscal years 2013–2017. These projects include new office buildings; community and recreational facilities; a Fisher House; industrial and maintenance facilities; privatization of utilities; long-term lease of additional land to the privatized housing partner; the National Museum of the U.S. Army; and roads. If and when these projects are completed, approximately 4,800 additional employees would be expected to work at Fort Belvoir. The Army is also updating its RPMP for Fort Belvoir by analyzing the on-post and off-post environmental impacts of reasonably foreseeable future development and management of real property (land uses, facilities, resources, infrastructure, and population capacity. The EIS will assess the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated with updating the RPMP to meet the Army’s current and future planning needs. A range of reasonable alternatives will be analyzed in the EIS. Alternatives will reflect various scenarios for implementation of the short-range projects, combined with various scenarios for land use designations on PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the installation for longer range planning. The EIS will also consider a No Action alternative, under which the approved 1993 Master Plan (as amended in the 2007 BRAC EIS) would remain in effect. Other reasonable alternatives identified during the scoping process will be considered for evaluation in the EIS. The proposed short-range projects at Fort Belvoir could have significant impacts to traffic, air quality, and natural, cultural, and other resources. Long-range development could have significant impacts to the same resources. Mitigation measures will be identified for adverse impacts. Scoping and public comments: Federally-recognized Indian tribes, federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, and the public are invited to be involved in the scoping process for the preparation of this EIS by participating in meetings and/or submitting written comments. The scoping process will help identify possible alternatives, potential environmental impacts, and key issues of concern to be analyzed in the EIS. Written comments will be accepted within 30 days of publication of the NOI in the Federal Register. Meetings will be held in Alexandria, VA. Notification of the times and locations for the scoping meetings will be published locally. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–22225 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13022–003] Barren River Lake Hydro LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments 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.: P–13022–003. c. Date filed: December 9, 2011 and amended on June 21, 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 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2012 / Notices 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 scoping comments: October 4, 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. 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 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-foot- VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Sep 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 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-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. n. 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. Scoping Process: The Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Barren River Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document (SD) issued on August 31, 2012. Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and the applicant’s distribution list. Copies of the SD may 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, call 1–866– 208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55467 Dated: September 4, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22180 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14444–000] Placer County Water Agency; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing And Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption. b. Project No.: 14444–000. c. Date filed: August 8, 2012. d. Applicant: Placer County Water Agency. e. Name of Project: Lincoln Metering Station Small Conduit Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed Lincoln Metering Station Small Conduit Hydroelectric Project would be located at the applicant’s Lincoln Metering Station in the town of Lincoln, Placer County, California. The Lincoln Metering Station is part of the applicant’s municipal water supply system. The land on which all the project structures exist is owned by the applicant. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Brian C. Martin, Director of Technical Services, Placer County Water Agency, P.O. Box 6570, Auburn, CA 95604, phone (530) 823–4886. i. FERC Contact: Kelly Houff, (202) 502–6393, Kelly.Houff@ferc.gov. j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe specified in 18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13022-003]


Barren River Lake Hydro LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments

    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.: P-13022-003.
    c. Date filed: December 9, 2011 and amended on June 21, 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

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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 scoping comments: October 4, 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.
    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 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.
    n. 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. Scoping Process:
    The Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for the Barren River Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will 
consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and 
reasonable alternatives to the proposed action.
    Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping 
meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, 
recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document (SD) issued 
on August 31, 2012.
    Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the 
EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing list and 
the applicant's distribution list. Copies of the SD may 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or 
for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: September 4, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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