North Star Hydro Services, CA LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 73651-73652 [2012-29804]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14464–000] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Cascade Energy Storage, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On October 23, 2012, Cascade Energy Storage, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Cascade Pumped Storage Project (Cascade Project or project) to be located on Mud Lake, near Granite Falls, Snohomish County, Washington. 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. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A 50-foot-high, 7,500foot-long upper concrete-faced rockfill, roller-compacted concrete, or earthen dam; (2) an upper reservoir with surface area of 100 acres and storage capacity of 6,000 acre-feet at an elevation of 2,240 feet mean sea level (msl); (3) a 115-foothigh, 1,160-foot-long lower concretefaced rockfill or roller-compacted concrete dam; (4) a lower reservoir with surface area of 109 acres and storage capacity of 7,120 acre-feet at an elevation of 800 feet msl; (5) a 18.5-footdiamter, 5,100-foot-long concrete-lined headrace; (6) a 22.2-foot-diameter, 500foot-long concrete-, steel-, or concrete and steel-lined tailrace; (7) a pumppowerhouse with four 150-megawatt reversible pump-turbines; (8) a new 5.5 to 11.0-mile-long double-circuit 230kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line with interconnection to either: (i) Seattle City Light’s existing 230-kV transmission line, or (ii) Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) existing Custer-Monroe 500-kV line, or (iii) BPA existing Murray substation, or (iv) a new 4.5-mile-long underground 230-kV transmission line running parallel to the existing Seattle City Light’s transmission line and then to the BPA Murray substation; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Cascade Project would be 1,314 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Matthew Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer, Cascade Energy Storage, LLC, 1210 W. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Dec 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 Franklin Street, Ste. 2, Boise, Idaho 83702; phone: (208) 246–9925. FERC Contact: John Matkowski; phone: (202) 502–8576. 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 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–14464) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: November 30, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–29803 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14465–000] North Star Hydro Services, CA LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On November 6, 2012, North Star Hydro Services CA, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73651 pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Marble Bluff Dam Hydropower Project to be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Marble Bluff dam on the Truckee River, near Nixon, Washoe County, Nevada. 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. The applicant proposes to build a 20foot-high by 12-foot-wide sluice gate east of the existing spillway of the Marble Bluff dam. Flow diverted at the sluice gate would be used to generate power at a new 1,300-kilowatt powerhouse, with an associated penstock, tailrace, and stilling basin. The applicant estimates the powerhouse would generate 5.62 gigawatt-hours annually. Applicant Contact: Mr. David Holland, North Star Hydro Services CA, LLC, 1110 West 131st Street South, Jenks, Oklahoma,74037; phone: (918) 398–0233. 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 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. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 73652 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / Notices 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–14465) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: November 29, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–29804 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP13–16–000] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Honeoye Storage Corporation: Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on November 16, 2012, Honeoye Storage Corporation (Honeoye) as supplemented on November 29, 2012, 4511 Egypt Road, Canandaigua, New York 14424, filed in Docket No. CP13–16–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.214 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act for authorization to increase the maximum storage capacity and working gas capacity of the Honeoye Storage facitility located in Ontario County, New York. Specifically, Honeoye proposes to increase the maximum storage capacity from 11.25 Bcf to 11.45 Bcf and working storage capacity from 6.57 Bcf to 6.77 Bcf. ANR states the increased capacity will be offered to customers on a firm or non firm basis, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Richard A. Norman, Honeoye Storage Corporation, c/o Essex Hydro Assoc., L.L.C., 55 Union Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, or call (617) 367– 0032, or by email ran@essexhydro.com. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Dec 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter’s will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a) (1) (iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Dated: November 30, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–29811 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP13–17–000] Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on November 20, 2012, Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (Southern), 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 749, Birmingham, Alabama 35209, filed in Docket No. CP13–17–000, an application pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208, 157.213, and 157.216 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) as amended, to make certain modifications to facilities at Southern’s Muldon Gas Storage Field (Muldon Field) in Monroe County, Mississippi, in order to convert 5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas capacity in the Muldon Field from cushion gas to working gas, under Southern’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82– 406–000,1 all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to the public for inspection. Southern proposes to convert 5 Bcf of natural gas capacity at the Muldon Field from cushion gas to working gas and to make certain facilities modifications. Southern asserts that the total capacity of the Muldon Field would remain at the currently maximum certificated level of 92.82 Bcf.2 Southern states that the propose facilities modifications would take place over a two-year period. Southern also states that in 2013 it would add separators, heaters, regulators, salt water storage tanks, and associated piping and controls to the existing plant; work on seven existing wells; install approximately 3,200 feet of 8-inch diameter pipe and associated valves; and remove approximately 200 feet of abandoned pipe. Southern further states that in 2014 it would make additional modifications to existing, including minor adjustments and modifications to the new facilities; work on four existing wells, drill one new well; and install approximately 650 feet of 8-inch diameter pipe for the new well. Southern estimates that it would cost $16,000,000 to modify and construct the proposed facilities. Pursuant to the standard conditions for a certificate issued under the Commission’s Blanket Certificate 1 Southern Natural Gas Company, 20 FERC ¶ 62,414 (1982). 2 Southern Natural Gas Company, 46 FPC 813 (1971). Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-29804]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14465-000]


North Star Hydro Services, CA LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On November 6, 2012, North Star Hydro Services CA, LLC filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Marble Bluff Dam Hydropower Project to be located at the U.S. Bureau of 
Reclamation's Marble Bluff dam on the Truckee River, near Nixon, Washoe 
County, Nevada. 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.
    The applicant proposes to build a 20-foot-high by 12-foot-wide 
sluice gate east of the existing spillway of the Marble Bluff dam. Flow 
diverted at the sluice gate would be used to generate power at a new 
1,300-kilowatt powerhouse, with an associated penstock, tailrace, and 
stilling basin. The applicant estimates the powerhouse would generate 
5.62 gigawatt-hours annually.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. David Holland, North Star Hydro Services CA, 
LLC, 1110 West 131st Street South, Jenks, Oklahoma,74037; phone: (918) 
398-0233.
    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 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.

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    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-14465) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: November 29, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-29804 Filed 12-10-12; 8:45 am]
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