Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir 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, 62500-62501 [2012-25203]

Download as PDF 62500 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 199 / Monday, October 15, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14355–001] erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with John B. Crockett; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of PreApplication Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 14355–001. c. Dated Filed: September 4, 2012. d. Submitted By: John B. Crockett. e. Name of Project: East Fork Ditch Hydropower Project. f. Location: On the existing East Fork Ditch canal system, fed by the East Fork Weiser River, in Adams County, Idaho. The project would occupy approximately 16 acres of land, partly on United States lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: John B. Crockett, 3296 Snowflake Way, Boise, ID 83706; (208) 344–5319; email— johncrockett@cableone.net. i. FERC Contact: Ken Wilcox at (202) 502–6835; or email at ken.wilcox@ferc.gov. j. John B. Crockett filed a request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on September 4, 2012. Mr. Crockett provided public notice of his request on September 14, 2012. In a letter dated October 5, 2012, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Mr. Crockett’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR Part 402; and (b) the Idaho 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. John B. Crockett filed a PreApplication Document (PAD) including a proposed process plan and schedule with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. m. 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Oct 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 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. n. 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. Dated: October 5, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25210 Filed 10–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14446–000] Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir 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.: 14446–000. c. Dated Filed: August 9, 2012. d. Submitted By: Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir LLC. e. Name of Project: Trout Creek Reservoir Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Trout Creek, 15 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The project occupies 4.3 acres of lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: David Merritt, URS Corporation, 713 Cooper Avenue, #100, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601. i. FERC Contact: Shana Murray at (202) 502–8333 or email at shana.murray@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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir 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. Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir LLC filed with the Commission a PreApplication 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 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 199 / Monday, October 15, 2012 / Notices Location: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Phone Number: (970) 871–8264. Scoping Meetings erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with 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, Trout Creek Reservoir Hydroelectric Project and project number (P–14446), and bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘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 SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by December 4, 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 requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. 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 Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project 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 and Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Oct 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 Daytime Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Location: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Phone Number: (970) 384–4738. Scoping Document 1 (SD1), 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 SD1 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 Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Environmental Site Review The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an Environmental Site Review of the project on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, starting at 11:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, located at 1605 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487. All participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit should contact Mr. Dave Merritt of URS Corporation at (970) 384–47387 on or before October 19, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62501 concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 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 project. Dated: October 5, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25203 Filed 10–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP13–133–000. Applicants: Rendezvous Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: NAESB Version 2.0 Filing to be effective 12/1/2012. Filed Date: 10/4/12. Accession Number: 20121004–5062. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/16/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–134–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC submits request for Limited Waiver of three provisions of General Terms and Conditions. Filed Date: 10/4/12. Accession Number: 20121004–5087. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/12/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–135–000. Applicants: Guardian Pipeline, L.L.C. Description: Chevron Park and Loan 2012 to be effective 10/23/2012. Filed Date: 10/4/12. Accession Number: 20121004–5144. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/16/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–136–000. Applicants: Questar Overthrust Pipeline Company. Description: CO2 to be effective 3/1/ 2013. Filed Date: 10/4/12. Accession Number: 20121004–5169. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/16/12. Docket Numbers: RP13–137–000. Applicants: Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC. Description: Panther Housekeeping Filing to be effective 11/5/2012. Filed Date: 10/5/12. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14446-000]


Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir 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.: 14446-000.
    c. Dated Filed: August 9, 2012.
    d. Submitted By: Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Trout Creek Reservoir Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Trout Creek, 15 miles southwest of Steamboat 
Springs, Colorado. The project occupies 4.3 acres of lands administered 
by the Bureau of Land Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: David Merritt, URS Corporation, 713 
Cooper Avenue, 100, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601.
    i. FERC Contact: Shana Murray at (202) 502-8333 or email at 
shana.murray@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 Peabody Trout Creek 
Reservoir 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. Peabody Trout Creek Reservoir 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 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and 
all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits 
of

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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, 
Trout Creek Reservoir Hydroelectric Project and project number (P-
14446), and bear the appropriate heading: ``Comments on Pre-Application 
Document,'' ``Study Requests,'' ``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' 
``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 SD1, and any agency 
requesting cooperating status must do so by December 4, 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 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 project 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 and Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Avenue, 
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.
    Phone Number: (970) 871-8264.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Avenue, 
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.
    Phone Number: (970) 384-4738.
    Scoping Document 1 (SD1), 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 SD1 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 Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a 
revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, 
identified through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Review

    The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an 
Environmental Site Review of the project on Wednesday, October 24, 
2012, starting at 11:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the 
Steamboat Springs Community Center, located at 1605 Lincoln Avenue, 
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487. All participants are responsible for 
their own transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit 
should contact Mr. Dave Merritt of URS Corporation at (970) 384-47387 
on or before October 19, 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 SD1 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 project.

    Dated: October 5, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-25203 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]
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