Placer County Water Agency; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing And Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions, 55467-55468 [2012-22181]

Download as PDF 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 55468 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2012 / Notices shortened to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments filed in response to comments submitted by any resource agency, Indian tribe, or person, must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/efiling.asp. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure 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, it must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. l. Description of Project: The Lincoln Metering Station Small Conduit Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) A new powerhouse, approximately 800 square feet, adjacent to the existing metering facility, containing two generating units with a total installed capacity of 380 kilowatts; (2) a new discharge pipe approximately 18 feet in length; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates the project would have an average annual generation of 1.77 megawatt-hours. m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, P–14444, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h above. n. Development Application—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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Sep 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. o. Notice of Intent—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 competing development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. p. Protests or Motions to Intervene— 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. q. 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. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the original and seven copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: September 4, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22181 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13005–003] Oliver 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–13005–003. c. Date filed: December 14, 2011. d. Applicant: Oliver Hydro LLC. e. Name of Project: William Bacon Oliver Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project f. Location: At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) William Bacon Oliver Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The project would occupy 8.7 acres of United States lands administered by the Corps’ Mobile 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 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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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

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shortened to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply 
comments filed in response to comments submitted by any resource 
agency, Indian tribe, or person, must be filed with the Commission 
within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically 
via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and 
the instructions on the Commission's Web site under http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. The Commission strongly 
encourages electronic filings.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 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, it must also serve a 
copy of the document on that resource agency.
    l. Description of Project: The Lincoln Metering Station Small 
Conduit Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) A new powerhouse, 
approximately 800 square feet, adjacent to the existing metering 
facility, containing two generating units with a total installed 
capacity of 380 kilowatts; (2) a new discharge pipe approximately 18 
feet in length; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates 
the project would have an average annual generation of 1.77 megawatt-
hours.
    m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at 
http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket 
number, P-14444, in the docket number field to access the document. For 
assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or email 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h 
above.
    n. Development Application--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.
    o. Notice of Intent--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 competing development application. A notice of intent must be 
served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice.
    p. Protests or Motions to Intervene--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.
    q. 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. Any of these documents must be filed by providing 
the original and seven copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. An 
additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower 
Administration and Compliance, Office of Energy Projects, Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. 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.

    Dated: September 4, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-22181 Filed 9-7-12; 8:45 am]
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