Freedom Falls, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions, and Establishing an Expedited Schedule for Processing, 64496-64497 [2012-25881]

Download as PDF 64496 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices that the metrics and data gathered thereunder are necessary. These requirements conform to the Commission’s need for efficient information collection, communication, and management within the energy industry. The Chairman is assured, by means of internal review, that there is specific, objective support for the burden estimates associated with the information collection requirements. Type of Respondents: Participants in Non-ISO/RTO markets. Comment on Burden Estimate: In its solicitation for comments, Commission Staff estimated the public reporting burden for participating utilities to be approximately 140 hours per respondent for each report. Comment EEI asserts that the response time could be as high as 300–400 hours. Response Commission Staff will adjust the burden estimate based on EEI’s high estimate of 300–400 hours. Commission Staff considers EEI’s estimate to reflect the most time that it would take an entity to respond to the metrics. While Commission Staff recognizes that this report requires additional metrics and narrative discussions, Commission Staff nevertheless continues to conclude that 140 hours still represents a reasonable estimate of the burden, since much of the data required should be readily available to the responding utilities. However, in recognition of the fact that the burden will vary from entity to entity, we will revise our estimate to 245 hours per respondent, which is the mid-point between these estimates. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 Commission Staff estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: Number of respondents annually Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours (1) (2) (3) (1)×(2)×(3) Metrics Data Collection .................................................................................... Write Performance Analysis ............................................................................ Management Review ....................................................................................... ........................ 11 ........................ ........................ 1 ........................ 140 85 20 1,540 935 220 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,695 FERC–922 requirements Cost to Comply: Commission Staff has projected the cost of compliance to be $184,460. Technical Expertise = $168,300 (1,540 hours data collection + 935 hours report completion @ $68 per hour). Management Review = $17,160 (220 hours report review @ $78 per hour). Cost per hour figures are calculated using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.2 The technical expertise category factors in the median wage for an engineer, analyst, attorney and economist. The management category factors in the median wage for general and operations managers. Based on BLS data,3 both cost figures have been adjusted to include benefits (benefits represent 29.5% of the total hourly figure). Dated: October 15, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25817 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Burden is defined 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14421–000] Freedom Falls, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions, and Establishing an Expedited Schedule for Processing Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Exemption from Licensing. b. Project No.: 14421–000. c. Date filed: June 1, 2012. d. Applicant: Freedom Falls, LLC. e. Name of Project: Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Sandy Stream, in the Town of Freedom, Waldo County, Maine. The project would not occupy lands of the United States. g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708. h. Applicant Contact: Anthony P. Grassi, Freedom Falls, LLC, 363 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843, (207) 236– 4663. explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, see 5 CFR 1320.3 (2012). 2 See http://bls.gov/oes/current/ naics3_221000.htm. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 i. FERC Contact: Samantha Davidson, (202) 502–6839 or samantha.davidson@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, and terms and conditions: Due to the small size and particular location of this project and the close coordination with state and federal agencies during the preparation of the application, the 60-day timeframe in 18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing comments, recommendations, and terms and conditions is shortened. Instead, comments, recommendations, and terms and conditions will be due 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. All 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/ ferconline.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; call toll3 See http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ ecec.nr0.htm. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices free at (866) 208–3676; or, for TTY, contact (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 and is now ready for environmental analysis. l. The proposed Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) An existing 90-foot-long, 12-foothigh concrete-capped stone masonry dam with a 25-foot-long, 10-foot-high spillway with two vertical lift sluice gates and a crest elevation of 452.5 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) an existing 1.6acre impoundment with a normal maximum water surface elevation of 453.0 feet msl; (3) a new intake structure equipped with an 8-foot-high, 5-footwide trashrack that would be modified to have 1-inch clear bar spacing, and a 3-foot-high, 4.75-foot-wide slide gate; (4) a new downstream American eel passage facility and working platform; (5) a new 60-foot-long, 30-inch-diameter steel penstock leading to; (6) an existing 20-foot-wide, by 30-foot-long generating room containing a new 38.3 kilowatt turbine-generator unit; (7) a new 20foot-long, 5-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a new 30-foot-long, 110-volt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project is estimated to generate an average of 66,000 kilowatthours annually. 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS’’, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ or ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, or terms and conditions 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. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010. You may also 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. Public notice of the filing of the initial development application, which has already been given, established the due date for filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the Commission’s regulations, any competing development application must be filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the initial development application. No competing applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this notice. o. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following procedural schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Target date Milestone Notice of the availability of the EA. March 2013. Dated: October 16, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25881 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64497 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12796–004] City of Wadsworth, OH; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and 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 Original License. b. Project No.: P–12796–004. c. Date filed: March 28, 2011. d. Applicant: City of Wadsworth, Ohio. e. Name of Project: R.C. Byrd Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Ohio River at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) R.C. Byrd Locks and Dam (river mile 279.2), approximately 12.7 miles south of the confluence of the Ohio River and the Kanawha River and 9 miles south of the Town of Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. The project would occupy 7.6 acres of federal land managed by the Corps. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Chris Easton, Director of Public Services, City of Wadsworth, Ohio, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281, (330) 335–2777; or Mr. Phillip E. Meier, Assistant Vice President, Hydro Development, American Municipal Power, Inc., 1111 Schrock Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43229, (614) 540–0913. i. FERC Contact: Gaylord Hoisington, (202) 502–6032 or gaylord.hoisington@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from issuance date of this notice. All 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14421-000]


Freedom Falls, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental 
Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, and Terms and 
Conditions, and Establishing an Expedited Schedule for Processing

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Exemption from Licensing.
    b. Project No.: 14421-000.
    c. Date filed: June 1, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Freedom Falls, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Sandy Stream, in the Town of Freedom, Waldo County, 
Maine. The project would not occupy lands of the United States.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 
1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708.
    h. Applicant Contact: Anthony P. Grassi, Freedom Falls, LLC, 363 
Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843, (207) 236-4663.
    i. FERC Contact: Samantha Davidson, (202) 502-6839 or 
samantha.davidson@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, and terms and 
conditions: Due to the small size and particular location of this 
project and the close coordination with state and federal agencies 
during the preparation of the application, the 60-day timeframe in 18 
CFR 4.34(b) for filing comments, recommendations, and terms and 
conditions is shortened. Instead, comments, recommendations, and terms 
and conditions will be due 30 days from the issuance date of this 
notice. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    All 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/ferconline.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; call toll-

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free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (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 and is now ready for 
environmental analysis.
    l. The proposed Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project would consist 
of: (1) An existing 90-foot-long, 12-foot-high concrete-capped stone 
masonry dam with a 25-foot-long, 10-foot-high spillway with two 
vertical lift sluice gates and a crest elevation of 452.5 feet mean sea 
level (msl); (2) an existing 1.6-acre impoundment with a normal maximum 
water surface elevation of 453.0 feet msl; (3) a new intake structure 
equipped with an 8-foot-high, 5-foot-wide trashrack that would be 
modified to have 1-inch clear bar spacing, and a 3-foot-high, 4.75-
foot-wide slide gate; (4) a new downstream American eel passage 
facility and working platform; (5) a new 60-foot-long, 30-inch-diameter 
steel penstock leading to; (6) an existing 20-foot-wide, by 30-foot-
long generating room containing a new 38.3 kilowatt turbine-generator 
unit; (7) a new 20-foot-long, 5-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a new 30-foot-
long, 110-volt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The 
proposed project is estimated to generate an average of 66,000 
kilowatt-hours annually.
    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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A 
copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address 
in item h above.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``COMMENTS'', ``REPLY COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' or ``TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS,'' (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 
submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements 
of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, or 
terms and conditions 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. Each 
filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on 
the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in 
accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    You may also 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. Public notice of the filing of the initial development 
application, which has already been given, established the due date for 
filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the 
Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be 
filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the 
initial development application. No competing applications or notices 
of intent may be filed in response to this notice.
    o. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following procedural schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be 
made as appropriate.

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                 Milestone                           Target date
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Notice of the availability of the EA.......  March 2013.
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    Dated: October 16, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-25881 Filed 10-19-12; 8:45 am]
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