Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests, 64933-64934 [2013-25700]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available within 45 days for public review and copying at https:// biomassboard.gov/committee/ meetings.html. Issued at Washington, DC, on October 23, 2013. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–25813 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–4–000] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application Take notice that on October 10, 2013, Texas Eastern Transmission, (Texas Eastern), having its principal place of business at 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, Texas, 77056, filed an application in Docket No. CP14–4–000 pursuant to Section 7(b) and Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct its Emerald Longwall Mine Panel D1 Project. Texas Eastern states in its application that, due to anticipated longwall mining activities of Emerald Coal Resources, LP (Emerald) in Greene County, Pennsylvania in Panel D1 of Emerald’s mine, ground subsidence may occur. In order to maintain the operation of their existing pipeline facilities throughout the duration of the subsidence anticipated from the mining activities, Texas Eastern proposes to excavate, elevate, replace, and/or abandon by removal certain sections of five different pipelines and appurtenant facilities located in Greene County, Pennsylvania, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing may also be viewed on the web at https:// 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, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Lisa A. Connolly, General Manager, Rates and Certificates, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas, 77251, or by calling VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 (713) 627–4102 (telephone) or (713) 627–5947 (fax) laconnolly@ spectraenergy.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s regulations, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission’s 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’s staff issuance of the 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 reach a final decision on a request for federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s 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 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64933 provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. 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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters 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 in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at https:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Comment Date: November 13, 2013. Dated: October 23, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–25699 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12721–006] Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original Major License. b. Project No.: P–12721–006. c. Date filed: October 9, 2013. d. Applicant: Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64934 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices e. Name of Project: Pepperell Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Nashua River, in the town of Pepperell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The project would not occupy lands of the United States. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)—825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Dr. Peter B. Clark, 823 Bay Road, P.O. Box 149, Hamilton, MA 01936; (978) 468–3999; or pclark@swiftrivercompany.com. i. FERC Contact: Brandon Cherry at (202) 502–8328 or brandon.cherry@ ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: December 9, 2013. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–12721–006. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The existing, unlicensed Pepperell Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) The 23.5-foot-high, 251-foot-long concrete gravity ogee Pepperell Paper dam that VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 includes a 244-foot-long spillway with a crest elevation of 197.0 feet North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD88) and 3-foot-high wooden flashboards; (2) a 3.5-mile-long, 294-acre impoundment with a normal water surface elevation of 200.0 feet NAVD88; (3) a 25-foot-long, 26-foot-wide intake structure with two 7.75-foot-wide, 14.0foot-high leaf intake gates; (4) a 12-footdiameter, 565.5-foot-long penstock; (5) a 14.0 to 58.0-foot-wide, 25.5-foot-long forebay structure that includes a 1.5foot-diameter gate with low level drain pipe and a 4.25-foot-wide, 3.5-foot-high trash sluice gate; (6) six 8-foot-wide, 10foot-high turbine bay headgates with 17.33-foot-high trashracks with 1.75inch clear bar spacing; (7) a 62-footwide, 41-foot-long powerhouse containing three 640-kilowatt (kW) turbine-generating units for a total installed capacity 1,920 kW; (8) three 11.5-foot-long turbine draft tubes; (9) three 265-foot-long, 600-volt transmission lines; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The existing project also includes a downstream fish passage facility that consists of: (1) A 3-foot-wide, 23-footlong concrete intake with a 4-foot-wide, 8-foot-high entrance gate; (2) a collection channel with a 2-foot-high, 2foot-wide overflow stoplog notch; and (3) a 5-foot-deep plunge pool. The existing project bypasses approximately 700 feet of the Nashua River. Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC proposes to increase the capacities of two turbine-generating units to 764 kW and 735 kW and install a new 67.5-kW low flow turbine-generating unit at the dam for a total installed capacity of 2,206.5 kW. Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC proposes to operate the project in a run-of-river mode and release: (1) 46 cubic feet per second (cfs) or inflow to the bypassed reach from April 1 through November 30, which would include 17 cfs or inflow through the existing downstream fish passage facility from June 15 through October 30; and (2) 15 cfs or inflow to the bypassed reach from December 1 through March 31. The project would have an estimated average annual generation of 7,997 megawatthours. o. 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 https://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. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You may also register online at https:// 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. p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Massachusetts Historical Commission, as required by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4. q. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Deficiency Letter—December 2013 Issue Notice of Acceptance—February 2014 Issue Scoping Document—March 2014 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—May 2014 Issue Notice of the Availability of the EA—October 2014 Dated: October 23, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–25700 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER14–120–000] BTG Pactual Commodities (US) 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 BTG Pactual Commodities (US) LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate schedule, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12721-006]


Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for 
Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original Major License.
    b. Project No.: P-12721-006.
    c. Date filed: October 9, 2013.
    d. Applicant: Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC.

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    e. Name of Project: Pepperell Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Nashua River, in the town of Pepperell, 
Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The project would not occupy lands of 
the United States.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)--825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Dr. Peter B. Clark, 823 Bay Road, P.O. Box 
149, Hamilton, MA 01936; (978) 468-3999; or 
pclark@swiftrivercompany.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Brandon Cherry at (202) 502-8328 or 
brandon.cherry@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: December 9, 2013.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support 
at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 
502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy 
to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street 
NE., Washington, DC. 20426. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-12721-006.
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. The existing, unlicensed Pepperell Hydroelectric Project 
consists of: (1) The 23.5-foot-high, 251-foot-long concrete gravity 
ogee Pepperell Paper dam that includes a 244-foot-long spillway with a 
crest elevation of 197.0 feet North American Vertical Datum 1988 
(NAVD88) and 3-foot-high wooden flashboards; (2) a 3.5-mile-long, 294-
acre impoundment with a normal water surface elevation of 200.0 feet 
NAVD88; (3) a 25-foot-long, 26-foot-wide intake structure with two 
7.75-foot-wide, 14.0-foot-high leaf intake gates; (4) a 12-foot-
diameter, 565.5-foot-long penstock; (5) a 14.0 to 58.0-foot-wide, 25.5-
foot-long forebay structure that includes a 1.5-foot-diameter gate with 
low level drain pipe and a 4.25-foot-wide, 3.5-foot-high trash sluice 
gate; (6) six 8-foot-wide, 10-foot-high turbine bay headgates with 
17.33-foot-high trashracks with 1.75-inch clear bar spacing; (7) a 62-
foot-wide, 41-foot-long powerhouse containing three 640-kilowatt (kW) 
turbine-generating units for a total installed capacity 1,920 kW; (8) 
three 11.5-foot-long turbine draft tubes; (9) three 265-foot-long, 600-
volt transmission lines; and (10) appurtenant facilities.
    The existing project also includes a downstream fish passage 
facility that consists of: (1) A 3-foot-wide, 23-foot-long concrete 
intake with a 4-foot-wide, 8-foot-high entrance gate; (2) a collection 
channel with a 2-foot-high, 2-foot-wide overflow stoplog notch; and (3) 
a 5-foot-deep plunge pool.
    The existing project bypasses approximately 700 feet of the Nashua 
River.
    Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC proposes to increase the capacities of 
two turbine-generating units to 764 kW and 735 kW and install a new 
67.5-kW low flow turbine-generating unit at the dam for a total 
installed capacity of 2,206.5 kW. Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC proposes 
to operate the project in a run-of-river mode and release: (1) 46 cubic 
feet per second (cfs) or inflow to the bypassed reach from April 1 
through November 30, which would include 17 cfs or inflow through the 
existing downstream fish passage facility from June 15 through October 
30; and (2) 15 cfs or inflow to the bypassed reach from December 1 
through March 31. The project would have an estimated average annual 
generation of 7,997 megawatt-hours.
    o. 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 https://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.
    You may also register online at https://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.
    p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission, as required by section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act and the regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.
    q. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the 
schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Deficiency Letter--December 2013
Issue Notice of Acceptance--February 2014
Issue Scoping Document--March 2014
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis--May 2014
Issue Notice of the Availability of the EA--October 2014

    Dated: October 23, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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