Parker Knoll Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare An Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meetings and Soliciting Scoping Comments, 68764-68765 [2012-27960]

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[FR Doc. 2012–27958 Filed 11–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13239–002] Parker Knoll Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare An Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meetings and Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with Commission and are available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 13239. c. Date filed: November 30, 2011. d. Applicant: Parker Knoll Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Parker Knoll Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: At Parker Mountain, near the Town of Richfield, Piute County, Utah. The project would occupy 458.7 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Justin Barker, Parker Knoll Hydro, LLC., 975 South State Highway, Logan, UT 84321; (435) 752–2580. i. FERC Contact: Matt Buhyoff, matt.buhyoff@ferc.gov, (202) 502–6824. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: January 10, 2013. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13239-002]


Parker Knoll Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare An 
Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meetings and 
Soliciting Scoping Comments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been 
filed with Commission and are available for public inspection:

    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 13239.
    c. Date filed: November 30, 2011.
    d. Applicant: Parker Knoll Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Parker Knoll Pumped Storage Hydroelectric 
Project.
    f. Location: At Parker Mountain, near the Town of Richfield, Piute 
County, Utah. The project would occupy 458.7 acres of federal land 
administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Justin Barker, Parker Knoll Hydro, LLC., 975 
South State Highway, Logan, UT 84321; (435) 752-2580.
    i. FERC Contact: Matt Buhyoff, matt.buhyoff@ferc.gov, (202) 502-
6824.
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: January 10, 2013.
    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 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

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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-feet-high 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-feet-diameter headrace tunnel; (6) 
a 2,200-feet-long and 27-feet-diameter vertical shaft; (7) a 1,000-
feet-long and 27-feet-diameter 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 
340-feet 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.
    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 
non-governmental 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 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]
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