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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 56826 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2012 / Notices Consumption Survey (CBECS), Forms EIA871A through J, OMB Control Number 1905–0145. The proposed collection will collect baseline data on energy consumption and expenditures in commercial buildings and on the energy-related characteristics of those buildings. To obtain this information, interviews are conducted for a sample of commercial buildings representing the 50 States and the District of Columbia. For buildings in the survey, data are collected on the types, amount and cost of energy consumed in the building, how the energy is used, structural characteristics of the buildings, activities conducted inside the buildings that relate to energy use, building ownership and occupancy, energy conservation measures, and energy-using equipment. For those buildings that cannot provide energy consumption data for the building, the data will be obtained in a follow-up survey from the suppliers of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and/or district heat to the building, after receiving permission from the building owner, manager or tenant. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before October 15, 2012. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202– 395–4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. And to Joelle Michaels, CBECS Survey Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, EI–22, 1000 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20585, Email: joelle.michaels@eia.gov, Phone: (202) 586–8952. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Joelle Michaels at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0145; (2) Information Collection Request Title: EIA–871A–J, ‘‘Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey’’; (3) Type of Request: Reinstatement with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has discontinued; (4) Purpose: The EIA–871A–J is used to collect data on energy consumption by VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Sep 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 commercial buildings and the characteristics of these buildings. The surveys fulfill planning, analyses and decision-making needs of DOE, other Federal agencies, State governments, and the private sector. Respondents are owners/managers of selected commercial buildings and their energy suppliers. Response obligations are Voluntary (building owners) and Mandatory (energy suppliers); (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,142; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 5,142; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 3,978; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 0. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93–275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b). Issued in Washington, DC on September 10, 2012. Stephanie Brown, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–22692 Filed 9–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13160–004] Red River Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Major License. b. Project No.: 13160–004. c. Date filed: May 24, 2012. d. Applicant: Red River Hydro LLC (Red River), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symbiotics LLC. e. Name of Project: Overton Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project would be located on the Red River in Rapides Parish, Louisiana at an existing lock and dam owned and operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps). The project would occupy 38.7 acres of federal lands managed by the Corps. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Brent L. Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Symbiotics LLC 371 Upper Terrace, Suite 2, Bend, OR 97702; Telephone (541) 330–8779. i. FERC Contact: Lesley Kordella, (202) 502–6406 or Lesley.Kordella@ferc. gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. Motions to intervene, protests, comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions 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 for filing and is ready for environmental analysis. l. The proposed project would be located at an existing lock and dam owned and operated by the CorpsVicksburg District. The existing lock and dam are part of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, which was authorized by Congress in 1968 to stabilize river banks, straighten river bends, and maintain a 9-foot-deep, 200foot-wide channel for boat traffic. The waterway consists of five locks and dams and a number of cutoffs to shorten the river. E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2012 / Notices The existing Overton Dam is a concrete gravity structure that is 104 feet in height and 914 feet in length. The spillway consists of five 60-foot-wide Tainter gates. The navigation lock is 84 feet wide by 685 feet long. The primary purpose of the Corps’ lock and dam system is navigation. The upper pool above the dam is commonly referred to as ‘‘Pool 2,’’ and the Corps maintains it at an elevation of 64 feet NGVD. Pool 2 has a surface area of approximately 3,750 acres and a storage capacity of about 67,500 acre-feet at an elevation of 64 feet NGVD. The proposed Overton Lock and Dam Project would consist of: (1) A powerhouse located on the southwest bank of the river at the existing dam’s right abutment; (2) a headrace; (3) a tailrace; (4) a switchyard; (5) 3.9 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) above-ground transmission line; (6) three turbinegenerator units for a combined installed capacity of 78 megawatts; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The projected annual energy generation would be 255.7 gigawatt-hours. The project would operate in a run-ofrelease mode by utilizing releases from Pool 2 as they are dictated by the Corps, with no proposed change to the Corps’ operation. In addition, no changes to the reservoir pool elevations or downstream river flows are proposed. The project would generate power using flows between 2,700 and 49,800 cubic feet per second (cfs). If flows are less than 2,700 cfs, all flow would go through the Corps’ gates, and the project would then be offline. When flows are greater than 49,800 cfs, the excess flow would be directed through the Corps’ gates. 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. 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 comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Sep 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’ or ‘‘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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon the representative of the applicant. A copy of all other filings 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. o. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions. Commission issues EA ...... Comments on EA or EIS ... Modified terms and conditions. November 2012. March 2013. April 2013. June 2013. p. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. q. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of the notice of acceptance and ready for environmental analysis provided for in § 5.22: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56827 agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. r. 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. Dated: September 7, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22669 Filed 9–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2280–015] FirstEnergy Generation Corporation, FirstEnergy Generation, LLC; Notice of Application for Transfer of License, and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On July 6, 2012, FirstEnergy Generation Corporation (transferor) and FirstEnergy Generation, LLC (transferee) filed an application for the transfer of license for the Kinzua Pumped Storage Project (FERC No. 2280), located on the Allegheny River in Warren County, Pennsylvania. Applicants seek Commission approval to transfer the license for the Kinzua Pumped Storage Project from the transferor to the transferee. Applicants’ Contact: Mr. Morgan E. Parke, Sr. Corporate Counsel, FirstEnergy Service Company, 76 South Main Street, A–GO–15, Akron, OH 44308, Telephone (330) 384–4595 and Mr. John A. Whittaker IV, Winston & Strawn LLP, 1700 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006–3817, Telephone (202) 282–5766. FERC Contact: Patricia W. Gillis (202) 502–8735, patricia.gillis@ferc.gov. Deadline for filing comments and motions to intervene: October 1, 2012. E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 [Project No. 13160-004]


Red River Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, 
Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental 
Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms 
and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Major License.
    b. Project No.: 13160-004.
    c. Date filed: May 24, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Red River Hydro LLC (Red River), a wholly-owned 
subsidiary of Symbiotics LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Overton Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project would be located on the Red River in 
Rapides Parish, Louisiana at an existing lock and dam owned and 
operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps). The project would 
occupy 38.7 acres of federal lands managed by the Corps.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Brent L. Smith, Chief Operating Officer, 
Symbiotics LLC 371 Upper Terrace, Suite 2, Bend, OR 97702; Telephone 
(541) 330-8779.
    i. FERC Contact: Lesley Kordella, (202) 502-6406 or 
Lesley.Kordella@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, terms and conditions, 
recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of 
this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of 
this notice.
    Motions to intervene, protests, comments, recommendations, 
preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions 
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 for filing and is ready for 
environmental analysis.
    l. The proposed project would be located at an existing lock and 
dam owned and operated by the Corps-Vicksburg District. The existing 
lock and dam are part of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, which was 
authorized by Congress in 1968 to stabilize river banks, straighten 
river bends, and maintain a 9-foot-deep, 200-foot-wide channel for boat 
traffic. The waterway consists of five locks and dams and a number of 
cutoffs to shorten the river.

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    The existing Overton Dam is a concrete gravity structure that is 
104 feet in height and 914 feet in length. The spillway consists of 
five 60-foot-wide Tainter gates. The navigation lock is 84 feet wide by 
685 feet long. The primary purpose of the Corps' lock and dam system is 
navigation. The upper pool above the dam is commonly referred to as 
``Pool 2,'' and the Corps maintains it at an elevation of 64 feet NGVD. 
Pool 2 has a surface area of approximately 3,750 acres and a storage 
capacity of about 67,500 acre-feet at an elevation of 64 feet NGVD.
    The proposed Overton Lock and Dam Project would consist of: (1) A 
powerhouse located on the southwest bank of the river at the existing 
dam's right abutment; (2) a headrace; (3) a tailrace; (4) a switchyard; 
(5) 3.9 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) above-ground transmission line; (6) 
three turbine-generator units for a combined installed capacity of 78 
megawatts; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The projected annual energy 
generation would be 255.7 gigawatt-hours.
    The project would operate in a run-of-release mode by utilizing 
releases from Pool 2 as they are dictated by the Corps, with no 
proposed change to the Corps' operation. In addition, no changes to the 
reservoir pool elevations or downstream river flows are proposed. The 
project would generate power using flows between 2,700 and 49,800 cubic 
feet per second (cfs). If flows are less than 2,700 cfs, all flow would 
go through the Corps' gates, and the project would then be offline. 
When flows are greater than 49,800 cfs, the excess flow would be 
directed through the Corps' gates.
    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.
    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 comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene 
in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 
18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .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.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must 
be served upon the representative of the applicant. A copy of all other 
filings 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.
    o. Procedural Schedule:
    The application will be processed according to the following Hydro 
Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as 
appropriate.

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               Milestone                           Target date
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Filing of recommendations, preliminary   November 2012.
 terms and conditions, and preliminary
 fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues EA...................  March 2013.
Comments on EA or EIS..................  April 2013.
Modified terms and conditions..........  June 2013.
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    p. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    q. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of the notice of acceptance and ready for 
environmental analysis provided for in Sec.  5.22: (1) A copy of the 
water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for 
certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying 
agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality 
certification.
    r. 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.

    Dated: September 7, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-22669 Filed 9-13-12; 8:45 am]
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