Lake Clementine Hydro, LLC; Notice of Successive Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 63311-63312 [2012-25398]

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[FR Doc. 2012–25490 Filed 10–12–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PR13–1–000] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Acacia Natural Gas Corporation; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval Take notice that on October 9, 2012, Acacia Natural Gas Corporation (Acacia) filed a Petition for Rate Approval pursuant to 284.123(b)(2) of the Commissions regulations for approval of a new rate applicable to interruptible transportation service and to revise its Statement of Operating Conditions, as more fully detailed in the petition. Any person desiring to participate in this rate filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the date as indicated below. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 7 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 22, 2012. Dated: October 10, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25393 Filed 10–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13432–002] Lake Clementine Hydro, LLC; Notice of Successive Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On October 2, 2012, Lake Clementine Hydro, LLC (Lake Clementine Hydro) filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). Lake Clementine Hydro proposes to study the feasibility of the Lake Clementine Small Hydroelectric Project to be located at the U.S. Corps of Engineer’s North Fork Dam on the North Fork of the American River, near the City of Auburn, Placer County, California. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. By harnessing the water that now flows over the spillway of the North Fork Dam, Lake Clementine Hydro plans to install two 7.5 megawatt (MW) generation units, for a total installed capacity of 15 MW and an estimated annual generation of 42.0 gigawatthours. The applicant plans to study three alternative designs for the project. Applicant Contact: Mr. Magnus Johannesson, America Renewables, LLC, 46–E Peninsula Center, Palos Verdes Estates, California, 90274; phone: (310) 699–6400. FERC Contact: Jim Fargo at james.fargo@ferc.gov; phone: (202) 502– 6095. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 63312 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Notices CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–13432) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: October 10, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25398 Filed 10–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9741–9] Notice of Intent: Designation of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) in Eastern Long Island Sound; Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate the potential designation of one or more Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (ODMDS) to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region (Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: EPA is authorized to designate ODMDS under section 102(c) of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA). EPA is preparing the SEIS in accordance with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 the Agency’s Statement of Policy for Voluntary Preparation of National Environmental Policy Act documents for all ocean disposal site designations. The SEIS will update and build on the analyses that were conducted for the 2005 Long Island Sound Environmental Impact Statement that supported the designation of the Central and Western Long Island Sound disposal sites. The following federal and state agencies have expressed interest in serving as cooperating agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England and New York Districts; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service; Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Connecticut Department of Transportation; New York Department of State; Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management; and Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary statutes governing the openwater disposal of dredged material in the United States are the MPRSA and the Clean Water Act (CWA). The waters of Long Island Sound are landward of the baseline from which the territorial sea of the United States is measured. As with other waters lying landward of the baseline, all dredged material disposal activities in Long Island Sound, whether from federal or non-federal projects of any size, are subject to the requirements of section 404 of the CWA. The MPRSA generally only applies to dredged material disposal in waters seaward of the baseline and would not apply to Long Island Sound but for the 1980 amendment that added section 106(f) to the statute. This provision requires that the disposal of dredged material in Long Island Sound from federal projects (projects carried out under the USACE civil works program or by other federal agencies) and non-federal projects generating more than 25,000 cubic yards of material must comply with the requirements of both CWA section 404 and the MPRSA. This applies to both the designation of specific disposal sites and the assessment of the suitability of specific dredged material for disposal. Disposal from non-federal projects involving 25,000 cubic yards or less of dredged material, however, is subject only to CWA section 404. Need for Action: Dredging is essential for maintaining safe navigation in ports and harbors in the eastern Long Island Sound region. Over the past approximately 30 years, dredged material from eastern Long Island Sound has been disposed of primarily at PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the New London and Cornfield Shoals disposal sites. These two sites, both of which were selected by the USACE for short-term use, expire on December 16, 2016. Therefore, EPA has decided to prepare an SEIS to evaluate the two current sites used in eastern Long Island Sound as well as other sites for, and means of, disposal and management, including the no action alternative. The SEIS will support the EPA’s final decision on whether one or more dredged material disposal sites will be designated under the MPRSA. The SEIS will include analysis applying the five general and eleven specific site selection criteria for designating ocean disposal sites presented in 40 CFR 228.5 and 228.6, respectively. Designation of a site does not by itself authorize or result in disposal of any particular material; it only serves to make the designated site a disposal option available for consideration in the alternatives analysis for each individual dredging project in the area. Alternatives: In evaluating the alternatives, the SEIS will identify and evaluate locations within the eastern Long Island Sound study area using the aforementioned criteria to determine the sites that are best suited to receive dredged material for open-water disposal. At a minimum, the SEIS will consider alternatives including: • No-action (i.e., no designation of any sites); • Designation of one or both of the currently active USACE-selected sites; • Designation of alternative openwater sites identified within the study area that may offer environmental advantages to the existing sites; and • Identification of other disposal and/ or management options, including beneficial uses. Scoping: EPA is requesting written comments from federal, state, and local governments, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and the general public on the need for action, the range of alternatives considered, and the potential impacts of the alternatives. Scoping comments will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice. Public scoping meetings are scheduled at two locations on the following dates: November 14, 2012, 4–7 p.m. at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point auditorium in Groton, CT (http:// www.averypoint.uconn.edu/about/ directions.html) and November 15, 2012, 3–6 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Village Center in Port Jefferson, NY (http://www.portjeff.com/village-map/). Registration for both meetings will begin a half-hour before the meeting (3:30 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13432-002]


Lake Clementine Hydro, LLC; Notice of Successive Preliminary 
Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions 
To Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On October 2, 2012, Lake Clementine Hydro, LLC (Lake Clementine 
Hydro) filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, 
pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). Lake 
Clementine Hydro proposes to study the feasibility of the Lake 
Clementine Small Hydroelectric Project to be located at the U.S. Corps 
of Engineer's North Fork Dam on the North Fork of the American River, 
near the City of Auburn, Placer County, California. The sole purpose of 
a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority 
to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary 
permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-
disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by 
others without the owners' express permission.
    By harnessing the water that now flows over the spillway of the 
North Fork Dam, Lake Clementine Hydro plans to install two 7.5 megawatt 
(MW) generation units, for a total installed capacity of 15 MW and an 
estimated annual generation of 42.0 gigawatt-hours. The applicant plans 
to study three alternative designs for the project.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Magnus Johannesson, America Renewables, LLC, 
46-E Peninsula Center, Palos Verdes Estates, California, 90274; phone: 
(310) 699-6400.
    FERC Contact: Jim Fargo at james.fargo@ferc.gov; phone: (202) 502-
6095.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18

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CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications 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.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-13432) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: October 10, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-25398 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]
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