FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation, 56637-56638 [2012-22513]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2012 / Notices and wildlife, the protection of recreational opportunities, and the preservation of other aspects of environmental quality when approving licenses. Finally, 16 U.S.C. 799 stipulates conditions upon which the Commission issues hydroelectric licenses. The Commission requires all hydroelectric license applications to address a variety of environmental concerns. Many of these concerns address environmental requirements developed by other agencies. The applicants must provide facts in order for the Commission to understand and resolve potential environmental problems associated with the application in the interests of the United States public. 56637 Types of Respondents: Non-federal hydroelectric plants greater than 5 megawatt capacity (FERC–500); nonfederal hydroelectric plants less than 5 megawatts capacity (FERC–505). Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for each information collection as: FERC–500 (IC12–18–000): APPLICATION FOR LICENSE/RELICENSE FOR WATER PROJECTS WITH GREATER THAN 5 MEGAWATT CAPACITY Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) (B) (A) * (B) = (C) (D) (C) * (D) 219 1 219 87 19,053 FERC–505 (IC12–18–000): APPLICATION FOR LICENSE/RELICENSE FOR WATER PROJECTS WITH 5 MEGAWATT OR LESS CAPACITY Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) (B) (A) * (B) = (C) (D) (C) * (D) 16 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents 1 16 273 4,369 FERC–500: 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]. FERC–505: Total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $301,502.90 [4,369 hours ÷ 2080 hours/ year = 2.10048 years * $143,540/year = $301,502.90]. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of information are 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 collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: September 6, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 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 further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:13 Sep 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–22514 Filed 9–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2662–000] FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On August 30, 2007, the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, licensee for the Scotland Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Scotland Hydroelectric Project is located on the Shetucket River, in Windham County, Connecticut. The license for Project No. 2662 was issued for a period ending August 31, 2012. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2662 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\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 56638 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2012 / Notices is issued to the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company for a period effective September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013, or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before August 31, 2013, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise. If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company is authorized to continue operation of the Scotland Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. Dated: September 6, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22513 Filed 9–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Applicants: Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. Description: ACA Surcharge—SLNG 3 Service to be effective 10/1/2012. Filed Date: 9/4/12. Accession Number: 20120904–5201. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/17/12. Docket Numbers: RP12–1020–000. Applicants: Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc. Description: Revised System Maps to be effective 9/5/2012. Filed Date: 9/4/12. Accession Number: 20120904–5298. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/17/12. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. Filings in Existing Proceedings DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP12–1015–000. Applicants: WTG Hugoton, LP. Description: WTGH Address Change Filing to be effective 10/1/2012. Filed Date: 9/4/12. Accession Number: 20120904–5000. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/17/12. Docket Numbers: RP12–1016–000. Applicants: Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC. Description: Antero to Vanguard Permanent Capacity Releases on Neg Rate Agmts to be effective 9/1/2012. Filed Date: 9/4/12. Accession Number: 20120904–5023. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/17/12. Docket Numbers: RP12–1017–000. Applicants: Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC. Description: Cap Rel Neg Rate Agmts Filing—Vanguard Permian to Tenaska to be effective 9/1/2012. Filed Date: 9/4/12. Accession Number: 20120904–5024. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/17/12. Docket Numbers: RP12–1019–000. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:13 Sep 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Docket Numbers: RP12–88–006. Applicants: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation. Description: RP12–88 Final Tariff Records Rate Case (09–05–12) to be effective 11/1/2012. Filed Date: 9/5/12. Accession Number: 20120905–5082. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/17/12. Any person desiring to protest in any the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, and service can be found at: http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling/filingreq.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: September 6, 2012. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22546 Filed 9–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER12–2303–001. Applicants: New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Amendment to NYISO OATT, Attachment Y Filing to be effective 9/24/2012. Filed Date: 9/6/12. Accession Number: 20120906–5039. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/17/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2368–000. Applicants: Denver City Energy Associates, LP. Description: Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. submits additional information regarding cancellation of Denver City Energy Associates, L.P. tariff. Filed Date: 9/5/12. Accession Number: 20120905–5122. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2583–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: UMPA ARTSOA Rev 3 to be effective 11/5/2012. Filed Date: 9/5/12. Accession Number: 20120905–5104. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2586–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: BPA Agmt for Pilot Butte Sub Mtring and Trnsfr CEC to BPA BAA to be effective 11/6/2012. Filed Date: 9/6/12. Accession Number: 20120906–5058. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/27/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2587–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: OATT Revisions to Remove MEC References to be effective 11/6/2012. Filed Date: 9/6/12. Accession Number: 20120906–5059. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/27/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2588–000. Applicants: Hess Small Business Services LLC. Description: Category Seller Change to be effective 11/5/2012. Filed Date: 9/6/12. Accession Number: 20120906–5060. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/27/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2589–000. Applicants: Hess Corporation. Description: Category Seller Change to be effective 11/5/2012. Filed Date: 9/6/12. Accession Number: 20120906–5061. Comments Due: 5 p.m. e.t. 9/27/12. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2662-000]


FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; Notice of Authorization for 
Continued Project Operation

    On August 30, 2007, the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, 
licensee for the Scotland Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application 
for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the 
Commission's regulations thereunder. The Scotland Hydroelectric Project 
is located on the Shetucket River, in Windham County, Connecticut.
    The license for Project No. 2662 was issued for a period ending 
August 31, 2012. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), 
requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue 
from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the 
terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is 
issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 
15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior 
license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based 
on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), 
and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project 
has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may 
continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license 
expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee 
of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent 
license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to 
continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a 
license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2662

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is issued to the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company for a period 
effective September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013, or until the 
issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under 
the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other 
disposition) does not take place on or before August 31, 2013, notice 
is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license 
under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without 
further order or notice by the Commission, unless the Commission orders 
otherwise.
    If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company is authorized 
to continue operation of the Scotland Hydroelectric Project, until such 
time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent 
license.

    Dated: September 6, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-22513 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am]
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