Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC; Notice of Waiver, in Part, of Prefiling Consultation Required Under Section 4.38(C) of the Commission's Regulations, 64971-64972 [2012-26136]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2012 / Notices diameter steel penstock; (5) an existing powerhouse containing a rebuilt turbine and a new generator with an installed capacity of 90 kilowatts; (6) an existing discharge portal in the bottom of the powerhouse; (7) a new 50-foot-long, 208-volt transmission line located in the mill connecting the generator to an existing distribution system; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project is estimated to generate an average of 213,000 kilowatt-hours annually. m. Due to the project works already existing and the limited scope of proposed modifications to the project site described above, the applicant’s close coordination with federal and state agencies during the preparation of the application, completed studies during pre-filing consultation, and agency-recommended preliminary terms and conditions, we intend to waive scoping and expedite the exemption process. Based on a review of the application and resource agency consultation letters, Commission staff intends to prepare a single environmental assessment (EA). Commission staff determined that the issues that need to be addressed in the EA were adequately identified during the pre-filing period, which included a public meeting and site visits, and no new issues are likely to be identified through additional scoping. The EA will consider assessing the potential effects of project construction and operation on geology and soils, aquatic, terrestrial, threatened and endangered species, recreation and land use, aesthetic, and cultural and historic resources. n. 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. o. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Oct 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 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. 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, .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’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘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 protesting or intervening; 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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. p. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following procedural schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64971 Milestone Target date Notice of the availability of the EA. March 2013. Dated: October 17, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–26134 Filed 10–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13739–002] Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC; Notice of Waiver, in Part, of Prefiling Consultation Required Under Section 4.38(C) of the Commission’s Regulations 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.: 13739–002. c. Date Filed: September 17, 2012. d. Applicant: Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC. e. Name of Project: Braddock Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: At the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Braddock Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The project would not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark R. Stover, Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund XLII, c/o Hydro Green Energy, LLC, 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 310, Westmont, IL 60559; (877) 556–6566 ext. 711; email— mark@hgenergy.com. i. FERC Contact: John Mudre at (202) 502–8902; or email at john.mudre@ferc.gov. j. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. The proposed project would utilize the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Braddock Locks and Dam and the Braddock Pool, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A new powerhouse with five turbine-generators having a total installed capacity of 3,750 kilowatts; (2) a new approximately 3,450-foot-long electric transmission line; (3) a switchyard and control room; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation is estimated to be 25,020 megawatt-hours. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with 64972 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2012 / Notices The proposed project would deploy hydropower turbines within a patented ‘‘Large Frame Module’’ (LFM) that would be deployed on the south (river left) side of the dam, opposite the location of the existing navigational locks and at the upstream face of the existing left closure weir. The proposed modular, low environmental impact powerhouse would be approximately 60.4 feet long, 16.6 feet wide, and 40 feet high, and constructed of structuralgrade steel. The powerhouse will bear on a concrete foundation on rock that is anchored to the existing left closure weir. A trash rack with 6-inch openings would be placed at the powerhouse intake to increase safety and protect the turbines from large debris. l. 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. 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. m. Waiver of Pre-filing Consultation: In its license application, filed on September 17, 2012, the applicant stated that it had been engaged in direct, substantive consultation with the entities that have expressed interest in the proposed project, including key federal and state agencies involved in the review of the proposed project. The applicant further states that in August, 2012, it forwarded an informal draft of the license application and associated study reports to the interested agencies, and subsequently met with the agencies to discuss the documents in detail. The applicant’s license application included copies of correspondence from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection expressing support for proceeding directly to a final license application. Therefore, we intend to accept the consultation that has occurred on this project during the pre-filing period and we intend to waive the pre-filing consultation requirements under section 4.38(c) pertaining to distribution and consultation on the draft license application. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Oct 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 Dated: October 17, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–26136 Filed 10–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP13–3–000] Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Application Take notice that on October 10, 2012, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (Tennessee), 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed in the above captioned docket an application pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Tennessee to construct, install, modify, operate, and maintain certain compressor facilities at three existing compressor stations in northeastern Pennsylvania, and to abandon certain compression facilities all part of its Rose Lake Expansion Project. The Rose Lake Expansion Project is designed to increase pipeline capacity by approximately 230,000 dekatherms per day of firm natural gas transportation service into northeast U.S. markets, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing is accessible online 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. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Todd Piczak, Assistant General Counsel, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, phone: (713) 420–3822, fax: (713) 420–1601, email: todd_piczak@kindermorgan.com, or Thomas Joyce, Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, phone: (713) 420–3299, fax: (713) 420– 1605, email: tom_joyce@kindermorgan.com. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64971-64972]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13739-002]


Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC; Notice of Waiver, in Part, of 
Prefiling Consultation Required Under Section 4.38(C) of the 
Commission's Regulations

    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.: 13739-002.
    c. Date Filed: September 17, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Braddock Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: At the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Braddock 
Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River, in Allegheny County, 
Pennsylvania. The project would not occupy any federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark R. Stover, Lock+\TM\ Hydro Friends 
Fund XLII, c/o Hydro Green Energy, LLC, 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 310, 
Westmont, IL 60559; (877) 556-6566 ext. 711; email_mark@hgenergy.com.
    i. FERC Contact: John Mudre at (202) 502-8902; or email at 
john.mudre@ferc.gov.
    j. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. The proposed project would utilize the existing U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers' Braddock Locks and Dam and the Braddock Pool, and would 
consist of the following new facilities: (1) A new powerhouse with five 
turbine-generators having a total installed capacity of 3,750 
kilowatts; (2) a new approximately 3,450-foot-long electric 
transmission line; (3) a switchyard and control room; and (4) 
appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation is estimated to 
be 25,020 megawatt-hours.

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    The proposed project would deploy hydropower turbines within a 
patented ``Large Frame Module'' (LFM) that would be deployed on the 
south (river left) side of the dam, opposite the location of the 
existing navigational locks and at the upstream face of the existing 
left closure weir. The proposed modular, low environmental impact 
powerhouse would be approximately 60.4 feet long, 16.6 feet wide, and 
40 feet high, and constructed of structural-grade steel. The powerhouse 
will bear on a concrete foundation on rock that is anchored to the 
existing left closure weir. A trash rack with 6-inch openings would be 
placed at the powerhouse intake to increase safety and protect the 
turbines from large debris.
    l. 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.
    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.
    m. Waiver of Pre-filing Consultation: In its license application, 
filed on September 17, 2012, the applicant stated that it had been 
engaged in direct, substantive consultation with the entities that have 
expressed interest in the proposed project, including key federal and 
state agencies involved in the review of the proposed project. The 
applicant further states that in August, 2012, it forwarded an informal 
draft of the license application and associated study reports to the 
interested agencies, and subsequently met with the agencies to discuss 
the documents in detail. The applicant's license application included 
copies of correspondence from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Protection expressing support for proceeding directly to 
a final license application.
    Therefore, we intend to accept the consultation that has occurred 
on this project during the pre-filing period and we intend to waive the 
pre-filing consultation requirements under section 4.38(c) pertaining 
to distribution and consultation on the draft license application.

    Dated: October 17, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-26136 Filed 10-23-12; 8:45 am]
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