Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation, 14024 [2014-05306]

Download as PDF 14024 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 48 / Wednesday, March 12, 2014 / Notices Commission orders otherwise. If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that the licensee, Merced Irrigation District, is authorized to continue operation of the Merced River Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2179–000] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On February 27, 2012, the Merced Irrigation District, licensee for the Merced River Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Merced River Hydroelectric Project is located on the Merced River in Merced and Mariposa counties, California. The license for Project No. 2179 was issued for a period ending February 28, 2014. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2179 is issued to the licensee for a period effective March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before February 28, 2015, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, unless the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Mar 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: March 5, 2014. Kimberly D. 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[FR Doc. 2014–05306 Filed 3–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–87–000] Southeast Supply Header, LLC; Notice of Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Take notice that on February 20, 2014 Southeast Supply Header, LLC (SESH), 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, Texas 77056–5310, filed in the above referenced docket an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, requesting a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing an increase in design capacity of the SESH mainline by 45,000 dekatherms per day; the construction, ownership and operation of a new Dentville Compressor Station, which includes a single compressor (8,000 horsepower), related 0.76 miles of 20-inch piping and appurtenant facilities located in Copiah County, Mississippi; and for rolled-in rate treatment for the project, 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Lisa A. Connolly, General Manager, Rates and Certificates, at (713) 627–4102, Southeast Supply Header, LLC, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251–1642. Specifically, SESH states that the additional capacity of 45,000 dekatherms per day will be made PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available by a receipt point pressure commitment from Enable Gas Transmission, LLC (EGT) at SESH’s Delhi, Louisiana interconnect with EGT’s Line CP. This capacity is created solely from the higher design delivery pressure from EGT and does not require any new facilities by EGT or SESH. In consideration for EGT’s use of existing compression facilities on its system to satisfy its pressure commitment at the Line CP Interconnect, SESH has agreed to provide EGT with 1,300 dekatherms per day of natural gas as fuel reimbursement and is requesting authorization to recover the fuel reimbursement through its fuel tracker mechanism. SESH also states that 25,000 dekatherms per day of the additional capacity is under a precedent agreement and related firm service agreement under Rate Schedule FTS with Southern Company Services, Inc. for a primary term of approximately 10 years, scheduled to begin September 1, 2014; remaining 20,000 dekatherms per day are available for subscription in accordance with the provisions of SESH’s FERC Gas Tariff. The company states it is necessary to construct a new Dentville Compressor Station (November 1, 2015 in-service date) to ensure that adequate delivery pressure is available to maintain on a reliable, long-term basis the operational capabilities of the SESH/Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) Interconnect. SESH states that the project will result in no subsidization from existing shippers, and it is seeking rolled-in rate treatment for the project. SESH states the total estimated cost of constructing the project is $47,876,821. SESH and Texas Eastern have each agreed to provide funding for fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the Dentville Compressor Station. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission 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 staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or 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 E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2179-000]


Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Authorization for Continued 
Project Operation

    On February 27, 2012, the Merced Irrigation District, licensee for 
the Merced River Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New 
License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission's 
regulations thereunder. The Merced River Hydroelectric Project is 
located on the Merced River in Merced and Mariposa counties, 
California.
    The license for Project No. 2179 was issued for a period ending 
February 28, 2014. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), 
requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue 
from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the 
terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is 
issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 
15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior 
license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based 
on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), 
and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project 
has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may 
continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license 
expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee 
of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent 
license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to 
continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a 
license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2179 is issued to 
the licensee for a period effective March 1, 2014 through February 28, 
2015 or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other 
disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first.
    If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take 
place on or before February 28, 2015, notice is hereby given that, 
pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) 
of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by 
the Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise. If the project 
is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that 
the licensee, Merced Irrigation District, is authorized to continue 
operation of the Merced River Hydroelectric Project, until such time as 
the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license.

    Dated: March 5, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-05306 Filed 3-11-14; 8:45 am]
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