Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene and Protests, 18898-18899 [2014-07497]

Download as PDF 18898 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Notices the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the application. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: March 26, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07498 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2179–045] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Application for Temporary Variance of License Requirements. b. Project No.: 2179–045. c. Date filed: March 27, 2014. d. Applicant: Merced Irrigation District (Licensee). e. Name of Project: Merced River Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Merced River in Merced and Mariposa counties, California. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Sweigard, Merced Irrigation District, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 P.O. Box 2288, Merced, CA 95344; Telephone (209) 722–5761. i. FERC Contact: Mr. John Aedo, (202) 502–3335 or john.aedo@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, and recommendations is 15 days from the date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, and recommendations using the Commission’s eFiling system at 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, (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–2179–045. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors 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 intervenor 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. Description of Request: The licensee requests an emergency, temporary variance of the minimum flow and storage requirements under articles 40 and 44 of the license for the Merced River Hydroelectric Project. The licensee is proposing this emergency request due to the severe drought in the State of California. The licensee requests that during March and April 2014, its compliance obligation at Shaffer Bridge be 60 cubic feet per second (cfs) daily average flow, rather than 60 cfs instantaneous flow. To ensure minimum flows in the river, the licensee proposes an instantaneous flow of not less than 40 cfs at Shaffer Bridge during this two month period. The licensee also requests that its minimum storage requirement in Lake McClure be reduced from 115,000 acre-feet (AF) to no less than 85,000 AF for 2014. The licensee estimates that with the approval of the proposed temporary amendment requests, it may be able to extend its irrigation season at least two PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 weeks plus improve fishery conditions over a longer term. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1–866–208- 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the license surrender. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Notices applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: March 28, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07497 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13757–002; Project No. 13761– 002; Project No. 13768–002] FFP Missouri 5, LLC, FFP Missouri 6, LLC, Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC; Notice of Applications Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection. a. Type of Applications: Original Major Licenses. b. Project Nos.: 13757–002; 13761– 002; 13768–002. c. Dates Filed: March 14, 2014. d. Applicants: FFP Missouri 5, LLC; FFP Missouri 6, LLC; Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC. All applicants are subsidiaries of Free Flow Power Corporation. e. Names of Projects: Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project, 13757– 002; Emsworth Back Channel Hydroelectric Project, 13761–002; Montgomery Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project, 13768–002. f. Locations: The proposed projects would be located at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) dams on the Ohio River in Allegheny and Beaver counties, Pennsylvania (see table below for specific locations). The projects would occupy 23.5 acres of federal land managed by the Corps. Projects County and State P–13757 ....... P–13761 ....... P–13768 ....... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Project No. Emsworth Locks and Dam ...................................... Emsworth Back Channel Dam ................................ Montgomery Locks & Dam ..................................... Allegheny, PA .......................................................... Allegheny, PA .......................................................... Beaver, PA .............................................................. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Thomas Feldman, Vice President, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283–2822. Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Operating Officer, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 238–2822. Daniel Lissner, General Counsel, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283–2822. i. FERC Contact: Brandi Sangunett, (202) 502–8393 or brandi.sangunett@ 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: May 13, 2014. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// 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 the docket number(s) for the project(s) (e.g., P–13757–002). m. The applications are not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The proposed Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would be the most upstream project at river mile (RM) 6.2 and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 205-foot-long, 180foot-wide intake channel containing a PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18899 City/town Emsworth. Emsworth. Borough of Industry. 30-foot-long, 63.5-foot-high, 180-footwide intake structure with 5-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 180-foot-long, 77-foot-high, 180-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on the south bank of the river; (3) four turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 24 megawatts (MW); (4) a 380-foot-long, 280-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-wide substation; (6) a 1,893foot-long, 69-kilovolt (kV), overhead transmission line to connect the project substation to an existing substation; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 101,300 megawatt-hours (MWh). The proposed Emsworth Back Channel Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located at RM 6.8 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 100-foot-long, 165-foot-wide intake channel containing a 32-foot-long, 63.5foot-high, 90-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 150-foot-long, 77-foot-high, 90-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on the north bank of the river; (3) two turbinegenerator units with a combined capacity of 12.0 MW; (4) a 190-foot-long, 105-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-wide substation; (6) a 3,758foot-long, 69-kV, overhead transmission line to connect the project substation to an existing substation; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 53,500 MWh. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2179-045]


Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Application for Temporary Variance of 
License Requirements.
    b. Project No.: 2179-045.
    c. Date filed: March 27, 2014.
    d. Applicant: Merced Irrigation District (Licensee).
    e. Name of Project: Merced River Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Merced River in 
Merced and Mariposa counties, California.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Sweigard, Merced Irrigation 
District, P.O. Box 2288, Merced, CA 95344; Telephone (209) 722-5761.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. John Aedo, (202) 502-3335 or 
john.aedo@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, 
and recommendations is 15 days from the date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene, protests, comments, and recommendations using the 
Commission's eFiling system at 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, (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-2179-045.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors 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 
intervenor 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. Description of Request: The licensee requests an emergency, 
temporary variance of the minimum flow and storage requirements under 
articles 40 and 44 of the license for the Merced River Hydroelectric 
Project. The licensee is proposing this emergency request due to the 
severe drought in the State of California. The licensee requests that 
during March and April 2014, its compliance obligation at Shaffer 
Bridge be 60 cubic feet per second (cfs) daily average flow, rather 
than 60 cfs instantaneous flow. To ensure minimum flows in the river, 
the licensee proposes an instantaneous flow of not less than 40 cfs at 
Shaffer Bridge during this two month period. The licensee also requests 
that its minimum storage requirement in Lake McClure be reduced from 
115,000 acre-feet (AF) to no less than 85,000 AF for 2014. The licensee 
estimates that with the approval of the proposed temporary amendment 
requests, it may be able to extend its irrigation season at least two 
weeks plus improve fishery conditions over a longer term.
    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, 
DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed 
on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 
in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1-866-208- 3676 or email 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above.
    m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who 
file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules 
may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTEST'', or 
``MOTION TO INTERVENE'' as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the 
name of the applicant and the project number of the application to 
which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone 
number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their 
evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 
4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate 
to project works which are the subject of the license surrender. 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the

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applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served 
upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular 
application. 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. A copy of all other 
filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof 
of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the 
Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 
385.2010.

    Dated: March 28, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-07497 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]
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