Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 59389-59390 [2012-23805]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. TIME AND DATE: Matters To Be Considered Decisional Matters: 1. Bassinets and Cradles—Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. 2. Consideration of Opportunities to Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Consistent with Assuring the Compliance of Children’s Products. Briefing Matter: 1. Swings—Final Rule. A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/webcast. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. Dated: September 25, 2012. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23966 Filed 9–25–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2512–069; Project No. 14439– 000] erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 2512–069 and P– 14439–000. c. Dated Filed: July 24, 2012. d. Submitted By: Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project (P–2512–069) and Glen Ferris Hydroelectric Project (P– 14439–000) VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 f. Location: Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project is on the New River in the vicinity of the Town of Gauley Bridge, and Glen Ferris Hydroelectric Project is on the Kanawha River in the vicinity of the Town of Glen Ferris, both within Fayette County, West Virginia. The projects do not affect federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. David Barnhart, Director of Operations, Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, 326 Third Avenue, Suite 201, Montgomery, WV 25136–2200; at (304) 442–5120, ext. 7266. i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502–6736 or email at monir. chowdhury@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and (b) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC filed with the Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59389 Online Support at FERCONline Support@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866– 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. Register online at http://www.ferc. gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission’s staff Scoping Document (SD), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. 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. 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. All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the project name (Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project and/or Glen Ferris Hydroelectric Project) and number (P–2512–069 and/ or P–14439–000), and bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by November 21, 2012. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 59390 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the projects at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Time: 7 p.m. (e.s.t.) Location: Hawks Nest State Park Lodge, 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812. Phone: (304) 658–5212. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Time: 10 a.m. (e.s.t.) Location: Hawks Nest State Park Lodge, 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812. Phone: (304) 658–5212. The Scoping Document (SD), which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a revised SD may be issued which may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Site Visit The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct a site visit of the projects on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, starting at 9 a.m. All participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the parking lot of Hawks Nest State Park Lodge, 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812. All participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit should contact Mr. David Barnhart at (304) 442–5120 (ext. 7266) or David. Barnhart@brookfieldrenewable.com on or before October 12, 2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD are included in item n. of this document. Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the projects. Dated: September 20, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23805 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 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: ER12–2313–001. Applicants: Laurel Hill Wind Energy, LLC. Description: MBR Amendment to be effective 9/10/2012. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5103. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2526–001. Applicants: AEP Texas Central Company. Description: Petronila Wind Farm PDA Amended & Restated to be effective 10/4/2012. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5074. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2528–000. Applicants: High Mesa Energy, LLC. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description: High Mesa Energy, LLC submits this supplement to the Application for Order Authorizing Market-Based Rates and Request for Certain Waivers and Blanket Authorizations filed 8/27/12. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5123. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2656–000. Applicants: Tucson Electric Power Company. Description: Tucson Electric Power Company submits tariff filing per 35.12: Certificate of Concurrence to Perrin Wind LGIA to be effective 10/21/2011. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5054. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2657–000. Applicants: AEP Texas Central Company. Description: AEP Texas Central Company submits tariff filing per 35.13(a)(2)(iii): Javelina Wind Energy PDA to be effective 8/28/2012. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5064. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2658–000. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tridam Project—Tulloch Powerhouse LGIA to be effective 3/31/ 2012. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5075. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2659–000. Applicants: Public Service Company of Colorado. Description: 2012–9– 19_WAPA_Richard Lk Mtr 308 NOC to be effective 11/19/2012. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5104. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2660–000. Applicants: Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation. Description: Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation submits Notice of Cancellation of Alternative Transmission Service Agreement with L&O Cooperative. Filed Date: 9/19/12. Accession Number: 20120919–5118. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/10/12. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. 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 E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2512-069; Project No. 14439-000]


Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of 
Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and 
Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study 
Requests

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 2512-069 and P-14439-000.
    c. Dated Filed: July 24, 2012.
    d. Submitted By: Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project (P-2512-069) 
and Glen Ferris Hydroelectric Project (P-14439-000)
    f. Location: Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project is on the New River 
in the vicinity of the Town of Gauley Bridge, and Glen Ferris 
Hydroelectric Project is on the Kanawha River in the vicinity of the 
Town of Glen Ferris, both within Fayette County, West Virginia. The 
projects do not affect federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. David Barnhart, Director of 
Operations, Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, 
326 Third Avenue, Suite 201, Montgomery, WV 25136-2200; at (304) 442-
5120, ext. 7266.
    i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502-6736 or email at 
monir.chowdhury@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under 
section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency 
regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and (b) the State Historic 
Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical 
Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC as 
the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC filed with the Commission a Pre-
Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and 
schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 
(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 at 
FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, 
(202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in paragraph h.
    Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff Scoping Document (SD), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all 
communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of 
the potential application must be filed with the Commission. 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. 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.
    All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the 
project name (Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project and/or Glen Ferris 
Hydroelectric Project) and number (P-2512-069 and/or P-14439-000), and 
bear the appropriate heading: ``Comments on Pre-Application Document,'' 
``Study Requests,'' ``Comments on Scoping Document,'' ``Request for 
Cooperating Agency Status,'' or ``Communications to and from Commission 
Staff.'' Any individual or entity interested in submitting study 
requests, commenting on the PAD or SD, and any agency requesting 
cooperating status must do so by November 21, 2012.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will 
satisfy the NEPA scoping

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requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the 
Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the projects at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting 
will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Time: 7 p.m. (e.s.t.)
    Location: Hawks Nest State Park Lodge, 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, 
Ansted, WV 25812.
    Phone: (304) 658-5212.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Time: 10 a.m. (e.s.t.)
    Location: Hawks Nest State Park Lodge, 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, 
Ansted, WV 25812.
    Phone: (304) 658-5212.
    The Scoping Document (SD), which outlines the subject areas to be 
addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals 
and entities on the Commission's mailing list. Copies of the SD will be 
available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at  
http://www.ferc.gov, using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions 
for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written 
comments, a revised SD may be issued which may include a revised 
process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified 
through the scoping process.

Site Visit

    The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct a site 
visit of the projects on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, starting at 9 
a.m. All participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the parking lot of Hawks 
Nest State Park Lodge, 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812. All 
participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with 
questions about the site visit should contact Mr. David Barnhart at 
(304) 442-5120 (ext. 7266) or David.Barnhart@brookfieldrenewable.com on 
or before October 12, 2012.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and 
identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD are 
included in item n. of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public records of the projects.

    Dated: September 20, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-23805 Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
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