Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene and Protests, 55814-55815 [2012-22327]

Download as PDF 55814 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Notices Technical Information Service www. ntis.gov. DATES: Effective September 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: INL Research Library, 1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clayton Ogilvie at (208) 526–5190. Clayton Ogilvie, Freedom of Information Act Officer, Idaho Operations Office. [FR Doc. 2012–22318 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 405–105] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, 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. Application Type: Temporary variance of minimum flow requirement of license. b. Project No: 400–105. c. Date Filed: July 25, 2012. d. Applicant: Exelon Generation Company, LLC. e. Name of Project: Conowingo Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The Conowingo Project is located on the Susquehanna River in Harford and Cecil counties in Maryland, and York and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Ms. Kathleen ´ Barron, Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy, Exelon, 101 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 400 East, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 347–7500, kathleen.barron@exeloncorp.com. i. FERC Contact: Ms. Kelly Houff at 202–502–6393, kelly.houff@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: September 20, 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 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: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:10 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 name and contact information at the end of your comments. Please include the project number (P– 405–105) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed. k. Description of Request: Exelon Generation Company, LLC requests Commission approval for a variance of the minimum flow requirement of the project license. Due to drought conditions and low river flows in the Susquehanna River, Exelon requests that they be allowed immediately to include plant leakage of about 530 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the required minimum flow discharge until September 14, 2012, or until flow conditions improve where the Conowingo Project no longer requires leakage be included as part of the minimum flow requirement. According to the license, for the period June 1 through September 14, annually, Exelon must provide a minimum flow release (not including leakage) below the dam of 5,000 cfs, or inflow (as measured at the USGS gage 0156000 at Marietta, PA), whichever is less. During the fall period, September 15 through November 30, Exelon is required to release a minimum flow of 3,500 cfs not including leakage, or inflow to the project whichever is less, as measured at the Marietta gage. Exelon is concerned about the ability of the Conowingo Project to maintain an adequate pond level and storage capacity during the current low flow period. Maintaining storage is necessary for generation and to ensure an adequate water supply for recreational and consumptive uses of the Conowingo Reservoir to include operation of Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and Muddy Run Pumped Storage Project. Including plant leakage in the minimum flow discharge will contribute to the maintenance of these project water uses during this low flow period. During the period of the minimum flow variance, Exelon will conduct daily monitoring of the Susquehanna River below the dam for potential environmental effects. If any abnormal or adverse conditions are observed, Exelon will promptly notify the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. In addition, Exelon agrees that during the period of the variance, it will not operate more than two units, each rated at 54,000 horsepower, unless PJM Interconnection LLC directs Exelon to operate in peaking mode: (1) As a PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 result of a system emergency; or (2) to manage Conowingo pond levels. 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 using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. 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. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’; ‘‘PROTESTS’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ 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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Notices 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: September 5, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22327 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14371–000] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES City of Hillsboro, Oregon; 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.: 14371–000. c. Date filed: August 6, 2012. d. Applicant: City of Hillsboro, Oregon. e. Name of Project: Will Crandall Reservoir and Pump Station Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed project would be located within a pump station at the Will Crandall Reservoir and Pump Station near the city of Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon. The land on which all the project facilities will be located is owned by the applicant. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a—825r. h. Applicant Contact: Erika Murphy, P.E., 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123, phone (503) 615–6720. i. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, (202) 502–6778, christopher.chaney@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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:10 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 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 Will Crandall Reservoir and Pump Station Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) A powerhouse containing one proposed Francis type generating unit with an installed capacity of 94 kilowatts and (2) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates the project would have an average annual generation of 60,000 kilowatt-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–14371, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55815 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 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 405-105]


Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Application for 
Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, 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. Application Type: Temporary variance of minimum flow requirement 
of license.
    b. Project No: 400-105.
    c. Date Filed: July 25, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Exelon Generation Company, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Conowingo Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The Conowingo Project is located on the Susquehanna 
River in Harford and Cecil counties in Maryland, and York and Lancaster 
counties in Pennsylvania.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Ms. Kathleen Barr[oacute]n, Senior Vice 
President-Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy, 
Exelon, 101 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 400 East, Washington, DC 
20001, (202) 347-7500, kathleen.barron@exeloncorp.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Ms. Kelly Houff at 202-502-6393, 
kelly.houff@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests: September 20, 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 at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. If unable to be 
filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an 
original and seven copies should be mailed to: 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 name and 
contact information at the end of your comments.
    Please include the project number (P-405-105) on any comments, 
motions, or recommendations filed.
    k. Description of Request: Exelon Generation Company, LLC requests 
Commission approval for a variance of the minimum flow requirement of 
the project license. Due to drought conditions and low river flows in 
the Susquehanna River, Exelon requests that they be allowed immediately 
to include plant leakage of about 530 cubic feet per second (cfs) in 
the required minimum flow discharge until September 14, 2012, or until 
flow conditions improve where the Conowingo Project no longer requires 
leakage be included as part of the minimum flow requirement. According 
to the license, for the period June 1 through September 14, annually, 
Exelon must provide a minimum flow release (not including leakage) 
below the dam of 5,000 cfs, or inflow (as measured at the USGS gage 
0156000 at Marietta, PA), whichever is less. During the fall period, 
September 15 through November 30, Exelon is required to release a 
minimum flow of 3,500 cfs not including leakage, or inflow to the 
project whichever is less, as measured at the Marietta gage.
    Exelon is concerned about the ability of the Conowingo Project to 
maintain an adequate pond level and storage capacity during the current 
low flow period. Maintaining storage is necessary for generation and to 
ensure an adequate water supply for recreational and consumptive uses 
of the Conowingo Reservoir to include operation of Peach Bottom Atomic 
Power Station and Muddy Run Pumped Storage Project. Including plant 
leakage in the minimum flow discharge will contribute to the 
maintenance of these project water uses during this low flow period. 
During the period of the minimum flow variance, Exelon will conduct 
daily monitoring of the Susquehanna River below the dam for potential 
environmental effects. If any abnormal or adverse conditions are 
observed, Exelon will promptly notify the Maryland Department of 
Natural Resources. In addition, Exelon agrees that during the period of 
the variance, it will not operate more than two units, each rated at 
54,000 horsepower, unless PJM Interconnection LLC directs Exelon to 
operate in peaking mode: (1) As a result of a system emergency; or (2) 
to manage Conowingo pond levels.
    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 using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. 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. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene 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 comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS''; ``PROTESTS'', or 
``MOTION TO INTERVENE'' 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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, motions to intervene, or protests 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be 
served upon each representative of the applicant specified

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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: September 5, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-22327 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]
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