Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments: Warmsprings Irrigation District, 19903-19904 [2014-08041]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23, 2014. Dated: April 3, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07966 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13570–002] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments: Warmsprings Irrigation District Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: New Minor License. b. Project No.: 13570–002. c. Date filed: April 15, 2013. d. Applicant: Warmsprings Irrigation District (WSID). e. Name of Project: Warm Springs Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The Warm Springs Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located on the Malheur River in Malheur County, Oregon, near the Town of Juntura. It would occupy 13.5 acres of federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Randy Kinney, Warmsprings Irrigation District, 334 Main Street North, Vale, OR 97918; (541) 473–3951. i. FERC Contact: Ken Wilcox, ken.wilcox@ferc.gov, (202) 502–6835. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: May 31, 2014. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–13570–002. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners 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 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. k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The Warm Springs Dam Hydroelectric Project would utilize the existing Warm Springs Dam and reservoir and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A steel liner fitted into one of two existing outlets in the right abutment of the dam; (2) a 150foot-long, 8-foot-diameter steel penstock and increaser section conveying water from the outlet works to a powerhouse located at the stilling basin immediately downstream of the dam; (3) a 34-footwide by 36-foot-long powerhouse containing one 2.7-megawatt (MW) Francis or Kaplan turbine; (4) 2.2-milelong, 25-kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The project would occupy 13.5 acres of federal land. m. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. 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. Scoping Process: The Commission intends to prepare an Environmental assessment (EA) on the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Scoping Meetings FERC staff will conduct one agency scoping meeting and one public meeting. The agency scoping meeting PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19903 will focus on resource agency and nongovernmental organization concerns, while the public scoping meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EA. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Public Scoping Meeting DATE: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 TIME: 7:00 p.m. (MDT) PLACE: Juntura Elementary School ADDRESS: 5855 6th Street, Juntura, Oregon Agency Scoping Meeting DATE: Thursday, May 1, 2014 TIME: 9:00 a.m. (PDT) PLACE: Harney County Community Center ADDRESS: 484 N. Broadway, Burns, Oregon Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the scoping meeting or may be viewed on the Web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link (see item m above). Environmental Site Review The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental Site Review beginning at 2:00 p.m. (MDT) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All participants should meet near the bridge on Warm Springs Road one-half mile south of Warm Springs Dam. Alternatively, attendees may meet at the Oasis Cafe in Juntura (5838 Highway 20) at 1:15 p.m. to follow staff to the site near the bridge. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to the site. Anyone with questions about the Environmental Site Review should contact Mr. Randy Kinney of Warmsprings Irrigation District at (541) 473–3951. PLEASE NOTE: Juntura and Warm Springs Dam are located within the Mountain Time Zone; Burns is in the Pacific Time Zone. Objectives At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (2) solicit from the meeting participants all available information, especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 19904 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices statements from experts and the public on issues that should be analyzed in the EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in support of, the staff’s preliminary views; (4) determine the resource issues to be addressed in the EA; and (5) identify those issues that require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not require a detailed analysis. Procedures The meetings are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed in the EA. Dated: April 2, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08041 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. OR14–25–000] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on March 31, 2014, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Practices and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2)(2014), Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC (‘‘TPEP’’) filed a petition for a Declaratory Order approving the specified rate structures, rate authorizations, and terms and conditions of service, for an expansion of TPEP’s pipeline system into oil producing areas of northeast Colorado. The Petition further seeks approval of rate recovery in TPEP’s tariff of an acquisition premium for certain acquired assets, as more fully explained in the Petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in this proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceedings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on April 30, 2014 Dated: April 3, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07965 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14603–000] Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications: Alaska Power Company On March 18, 2014, Alaska Power Company 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 West Creek Water Power Project (West Creek Project or project) to be located on West Creek and the West Branch Taiya River, near Skagway, Alaska. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 new facilities: (1) A 1,500foot-long, 175-foot-high concrete gravity dam creating a 895-acre reservoir having a total storage capacity of 86,000 acrefeet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 780 feet mean sea level; (2) a water intake structure on the dam leading to a 15,900-foot-long, 10-footdiameter, unlined tunnel; (3) a 60-foot by 150-foot powerhouse containing two turbine/generation units rated for a total of 25 megawatts; (4) a 100-foot-long by 80-foot-wide open channel tailrace returning water to the West Branch Taiya River; (5) a submarine 3.9-milelong, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line extending from the powerhouse to a landing for a substation on Nahku Bay connected to an existing transmission line owned by the applicant (the point of interconnection); and (6) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the West Creek Project would be 110 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Glen D. Martin, Alaska Power Company, 193 Otto St., P.O. Box 3222, Port Townsend, WA 98368, (360) 385–1733 ext. 122. FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen, phone: (202) 502–8074, or email ryan.hansen@ ferc.gov. 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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–14603–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 69 (Thursday, April 10, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13570-002]


Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and 
Soliciting Scoping Comments: Warmsprings Irrigation District

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: New Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 13570-002.
    c. Date filed: April 15, 2013.
    d. Applicant: Warmsprings Irrigation District (WSID).
    e. Name of Project: Warm Springs Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The Warm Springs Dam Hydroelectric Project would be 
located on the Malheur River in Malheur County, Oregon, near the Town 
of Juntura. It would occupy 13.5 acres of federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Randy Kinney, Warmsprings Irrigation 
District, 334 Main Street North, Vale, OR 97918; (541) 473-3951.
    i. FERC Contact: Ken Wilcox, ken.wilcox@ferc.gov, (202) 502-6835.
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: May 31, 2014.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments 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-13570-002.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
interveners 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 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.
    k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The Warm Springs Dam Hydroelectric Project would utilize the 
existing Warm Springs Dam and reservoir and would consist of the 
following new facilities: (1) A steel liner fitted into one of two 
existing outlets in the right abutment of the dam; (2) a 150-foot-long, 
8-foot-diameter steel penstock and increaser section conveying water 
from the outlet works to a powerhouse located at the stilling basin 
immediately downstream of the dam; (3) a 34-foot-wide by 36-foot-long 
powerhouse containing one 2.7-megawatt (MW) Francis or Kaplan turbine; 
(4) 2.2-mile-long, 25-kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and (5) 
appurtenant facilities. The project would occupy 13.5 acres of federal 
land.
    m. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    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. Scoping Process: The Commission intends to prepare an 
Environmental assessment (EA) on the project in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-
specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable 
alternatives to the proposed action.

 Scoping Meetings

    FERC staff will conduct one agency scoping meeting and one public 
meeting. The agency scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and 
non-governmental organization concerns, while the public scoping 
meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the 
meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the 
environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EA.
    The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Public Scoping Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
TIME: 7:00 p.m. (MDT)
PLACE: Juntura Elementary School
ADDRESS: 5855 6th Street, Juntura, Oregon

Agency Scoping Meeting

DATE: Thursday, May 1, 2014
TIME: 9:00 a.m. (PDT)
PLACE: Harney County Community Center
ADDRESS: 484 N. Broadway, Burns, Oregon

    Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to 
be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the 
Commission's mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meeting or may be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov 
using the ``eLibrary'' link (see item m above).

 Environmental Site Review

    The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental 
Site Review beginning at 2:00 p.m. (MDT) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 
All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to 
attend. All participants should meet near the bridge on Warm Springs 
Road one-half mile south of Warm Springs Dam. Alternatively, attendees 
may meet at the Oasis Cafe in Juntura (5838 Highway 20) at 1:15 p.m. to 
follow staff to the site near the bridge. All participants are 
responsible for their own transportation to the site. Anyone with 
questions about the Environmental Site Review should contact Mr. Randy 
Kinney of Warmsprings Irrigation District at (541) 473-3951. PLEASE 
NOTE: Juntura and Warm Springs Dam are located within the Mountain Time 
Zone; Burns is in the Pacific Time Zone.

Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the 
environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (2) 
solicit from the meeting participants all available information, 
especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage

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statements from experts and the public on issues that should be 
analyzed in the EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in 
support of, the staff's preliminary views; (4) determine the resource 
issues to be addressed in the EA; and (5) identify those issues that 
require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not 
require a detailed analysis.

Procedures

    The meetings are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the 
formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project.
    Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental 
expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to 
assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed 
in the EA.

    Dated: April 2, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-08041 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]
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