Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC; Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments, 68765-68766 [2012-27959]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2012 / Notices 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 and Procedure require all interveners 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 intervener 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 is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed project would be a closed-loop pumped storage system, with an initial fill from the existing Otter Creek reservoir. Parker Knoll would include the following new facilities: (1) An approximately 175-feethigh upper main dam with a crest length of approximately 1,650 feet and one saddle dam; (2) an upper reservoir with a storage capacity of approximately 6,780 acre-feet and a surface area of approximately 110 acres; (3) an approximately 100-feet-high lower dam with a crest length of approximately 1,750 feet and two saddle dams; (4) a lower reservoir with storage capacity of approximately 6,760 acre-feet and a surface area of approximately 130 acres; (5) a 2,390-feet-long and 27-feetdiameter headrace tunnel; (6) a 2,200feet-long and 27-feet-diameter vertical shaft; (7) a 1,000-feet-long and 27-feetdiameter steel-lined penstock tunnel; (8) a 7,126-feet-long and 35-feet-diameter tailrace tunnel; (9) a powerhouse containing four variable speed, reversible pump-turbine units with a minimum rating of 250 megawatt (MW); (10) an approximately 585-feet by 340feet substation; (11) a 16-inch diameter and 68,000-feet-long fill pipeline and system; (12) approximately one mile of 345-kV transmission line; and (13) appurtenant facilities. The project would occupy 458.7 acres of federal land and would have an estimated annual generation of 2,630 gigawatt hours. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:43 Nov 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 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. Scoping Process: The Commission intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EIS will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Scoping Meetings FERC staff will conduct one agency scoping meeting and one public meeting. The agency scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and nongovernmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the public scoping meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EIS. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Agency Scoping Meeting Date: December 11, 2012. Time: 10:00 a.m. (MST). Place: Holiday Inn Express. Address: 20 West 1400 North, Richfield, Utah. Public Scoping Meeting Date: December 11, 2012. Time: 6:00 p.m. (MST). Place: Holiday Inn Express. Address: 20 West 1400 North, Richfield, Utah. Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EIS were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the scoping meeting or may be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link (see item m above). Objectives At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EIS; (2) solicit from the meeting participants all available information, especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage statements from experts and the public on issues that should be analyzed in the EIS, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in support of, the staff’s PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68765 preliminary views; (4) determine the resource issues to be addressed in the EIS; and (5) identify those issues that require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not require a detailed analysis. Procedures The meetings are recorded by a court reporter and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed in the EIS. Dated: November 9, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–27960 Filed 11–15–12; 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 Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments 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 occupy about 0.19 acre of 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, LLC, 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. Deadline for filing scoping comments: January 4, 2013. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68766 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2012 / Notices 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. 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 is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. 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, 23-kilovolt electric distribution line; (3) a switchyard and control room; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation is estimated to be 25,020 megawatt-hours. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:43 Nov 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 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. 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. n. Scoping Process The Commission intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Scoping Meetings FERC staff will conduct one daytime scoping meeting and one evening meeting. The daytime scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and nongovernmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the evening scoping meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EA. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Allegheny Conference Room, 8th floor of the Brunner Building. Address: 11 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday December 5, 2012. Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Doubletree Hotel. Address: 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA are being distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and the applicant’s distribution list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the scoping meeting or may be viewed on the web PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link (see item m above). Environmental Site Review The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental Site Review beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 5, 2012. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All participants should meet in the parking lot at the Great Allegheny Passage Trailhead, Pump House, 880 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall, Pennsylvania at 10:00 a.m. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to the site. Objectives At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (2) solicit from the meeting participants all available information, especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage statements from experts and the public on issues that should be analyzed in the EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in support of, the staff’s preliminary views; (4) determine the resource issues to be addressed in the EA; and (5) identify those issues that require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not require a detailed analysis. Procedures The meetings are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meetings and to assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed in the EA. Dated: November 5, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–27959 Filed 11–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER13–342–000] CPV Shore, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding, of CPV Shore, LLC’s application for market- E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13739-002]


Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC; Notice of Scoping Meetings 
and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments

    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 occupy about 0.19 acre of 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, LLC, 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. Deadline for filing scoping comments: January 4, 2013.
    All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18

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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.
    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 is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. 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, 23-kilovolt 
electric distribution line; (3) a switchyard and control room; and (4) 
appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation is estimated to 
be 25,020 megawatt-hours.
    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.
    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. 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.
n. Scoping Process
    The Commission intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) 
on the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy 
Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative 
environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed 
action.

Scoping Meetings

    FERC staff will conduct one daytime scoping meeting and one evening 
meeting. The daytime scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and 
non-governmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the evening scoping 
meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the 
meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the 
environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EA. The times and 
locations of these meetings are as follows:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Place: Allegheny Conference Room, 8th floor of the Brunner 
Building.
    Address: 11 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday December 5, 2012.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Place: Doubletree Hotel.
    Address: 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
    Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to 
be addressed in the EA are being distributed to the parties on the 
Commission's mailing list and the applicant's distribution list. Copies 
of the SD1 will be available at the scoping meeting or may be viewed on 
the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' link (see item m 
above).

Environmental Site Review

    The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental 
Site Review beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 5, 2012. All 
interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to 
attend. All participants should meet in the parking lot at the Great 
Allegheny Passage Trailhead, Pump House, 880 East Waterfront Drive, 
Munhall, Pennsylvania at 10:00 a.m. All participants are responsible 
for their own transportation to the site.

Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the 
environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (2) 
solicit from the meeting participants all available information, 
especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage 
statements from experts and the public on issues that should be 
analyzed in the EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in 
support of, the staff's preliminary views; (4) determine the resource 
issues to be addressed in the EA; and (5) identify those issues that 
require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not 
require a detailed analysis.

Procedures

    The meetings are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the 
formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project.
    Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental 
expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meetings and to 
assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed 
in the EA.

    Dated: November 5, 2012.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-27959 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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