Grand River Dam Authority; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 76604-76605 [2013-30037]

Download as PDF 76604 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices 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. 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 commentors 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 commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors 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 http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line 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. Comment Date: January 2, 2014. Dated: December 11, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30035 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2524–021] Grand River Dam Authority; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: P–2524–021. c. Date Filed: November 27, 2013. d. Applicant: Grand River Dam Authority. e. Name of Project: Salina Pumped Storage Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Saline Creek arm of Lake Hudson in the Grand River basin in Mayes County, Oklahoma. The project does not affect federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Dr. Darrell Townsend, P.O. Box 70, Langley, Oklahoma, 74350–0070; (918) 256– 0616; dtownsend@grda.com. i. FERC Contact: Stephen Bowler, (202) 502–6861, or stephen.bowler@ ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. Description of Existing Project Facilities: The existing Salina Pumped Storage Project consists of: (1) The 762acre W.R. Holway Reservoir (the upper reservoir), with a normal pool elevation between 850 feet and 865 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum; (2) three rim dikes around the upper reservoir; (3) an 1,800-foot-long concrete-lined canal; (4) a 336-foot-wide, 62-foot-high forebay structure; (5) a 2,300-foot-long, 185-foothigh earthen dam; (6) six 14-footdiameter penstocks, each between 630 and 680 feet long; (7) a powerhouse with six reversible pump-turbine units, each rated at 43.3 megawatt (MW), for a total installed capacity of 260 MW; (8) a substation; (9) an approximately 6mile-long, 161-kilovolt transmission line; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The project utilizes Lake Hudson (the lower reservoir), which is the reservoir for the Grand River Dam Authority’s Markham Ferry Project No. 2183, for pumped storage operations. l. Locations of the Application: 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Copies are also available for inspection and reproduction at the public libraries in Vinita and Salina, Oklahoma, and at the Administrative Headquarters of the Grand River Dam Authority at 226 W. Dwain Willis Avenue, Vinita, Oklahoma. m. 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. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Milestone Target date Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis ....................................................................................... Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions ..................................................... Commission issues Draft EA ................................................................................................................................................... Comments on Draft EA ........................................................................................................................................................... Modified Terms and Conditions ............................................................................................................................................... Commission Issues Final EA ................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 January 2014. March 2014. September 2014. October 2014. December 2014. March 2015. Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: December 11, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30037 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12486–008] Franklin County Idaho; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments 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.: 12486–008. c. Date Filed: November 27, 2013. d. Applicant: Twin Lakes Canal Company (Twin Lakes). e. Name of Project: Bear River Narrows Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed project would be located on the Bear River, near the city of Preston, in Franklin County, Idaho. The project would occupy 243 acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Nick E. Josten, Geosense, 2742 Saint Charles Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83404, (208) 528–6152. i. FERC Contact: Shana Murray at shana.murray@ferc.gov or (202) 502– 8333. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. The Project Description: The proposed project facilities include: (1) A new 109-foot-high roller compacted concrete dam and spillway creating a reservoir with a gross storage capacity of 12,467 acre-foot; (2) a 48-foot-long, 16foot-wide, and 20-foot-high concrete intake structure near the upstream toe of the dam; (3) a 14-foot-diameter, 600foot-long steel penstock; (3) an 80-footlong, 52-foot-wide, and 24-foot-high powerhouse containing two, 5-megawatt vertical Francis turbines with a combined maximum hydraulic capacity of 1,400 cubic feet per second (cfs); (4) a 0.74-mile, 46-kilovolt transmission line connecting a proposed substation near the base of the powerhouse to an existing, PacifiCorp-owned transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. Except for irrigation withdrawals during dry years, Twin Lakes proposes to operate in the project run-of-river, with daily releases from the new reservoir matching releases from the upstream Oneida Project (FERC No. 20). During dry water year irrigation releases, Twin Lakes proposes to release additional water for irrigation purposes but maintain a minimum flow downstream of the proposed project. As an alternative, Twin Lakes is considering using the new reservoir to re-regulate discharge from upstream Oneida Reservoir, providing potential benefits to downstream aquatic habitat. In this mode the reservoir elevation would vary each day over a range of several feet. Twin Lakes estimates that the average annual generation would be about 48,531 megawatt-hours. l. Locations of the Application: 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. 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. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis ....................................................................................... Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions ..................................................... Commission issues Draft EIS .................................................................................................................................................. Comments on Draft EIS .......................................................................................................................................................... Modified Terms and Conditions ............................................................................................................................................... Commission Issues Final EIS .................................................................................................................................................. o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: December 11, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30038 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC11–60–004. Applicants: Progress Energy, Inc., Duke Energy Corporation. Description: Duke Energy submits a Motion to Supplement Compliance Filing and workpapers of Dr. Peter FoxPenner. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 76605 Sfmt 4703 March 7, 2014. May 6, 2014. November 3, 2014. January 12, 2015. March 3, 2015. June 1, 2015. Filed Date: 12/6/13. Accession Number: 20131211–0023. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/27/13. Docket Numbers: EC14–36–000. Applicants: Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. Description: Application 203 of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. Filed Date: 12/10/13. Accession Number: 20131210–5161. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/31/13. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER13–2157–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2524-021]


Grand River Dam Authority; Notice of Application Tendered for 
Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for 
Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: P-2524-021.
    c. Date Filed: November 27, 2013.
    d. Applicant: Grand River Dam Authority.
    e. Name of Project: Salina Pumped Storage Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Saline Creek 
arm of Lake Hudson in the Grand River basin in Mayes County, Oklahoma. 
The project does not affect federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Dr. Darrell Townsend, P.O. Box 70, Langley, 
Oklahoma, 74350-0070; (918) 256-0616; dtownsend@grda.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Stephen Bowler, (202) 502-6861, or 
stephen.bowler@ferc.gov.
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. Description of Existing Project Facilities: The existing Salina 
Pumped Storage Project consists of: (1) The 762-acre W.R. Holway 
Reservoir (the upper reservoir), with a normal pool elevation between 
850 feet and 865 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum; (2) three rim 
dikes around the upper reservoir; (3) an 1,800-foot-long concrete-lined 
canal; (4) a 336-foot-wide, 62-foot-high forebay structure; (5) a 
2,300-foot-long, 185-foot-high earthen dam; (6) six 14-foot-diameter 
penstocks, each between 630 and 680 feet long; (7) a powerhouse with 
six reversible pump-turbine units, each rated at 43.3 megawatt (MW), 
for a total installed capacity of 260 MW; (8) a substation; (9) an 
approximately 6-mile-long, 161-kilovolt transmission line; and (10) 
appurtenant facilities. The project utilizes Lake Hudson (the lower 
reservoir), which is the reservoir for the Grand River Dam Authority's 
Markham Ferry Project No. 2183, for pumped storage operations.
    l. Locations of the Application: 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, 
or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Copies are 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the public libraries 
in Vinita and Salina, Oklahoma, and at the Administrative Headquarters 
of the Grand River Dam Authority at 226 W. Dwain Willis Avenue, Vinita, 
Oklahoma.
    m. 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. Procedural Schedule:
    The application will be processed according to the following 
preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be 
made as appropriate.

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              Milestone                           Target date
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Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready   January 2014.
 for Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations,             March 2014.
 preliminary terms and conditions,
 and fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Draft EA...........  September 2014.
Comments on Draft EA.................  October 2014.
Modified Terms and Conditions........  December 2014.
Commission Issues Final EA...........  March 2015.
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    o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: December 11, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-30037 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]
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