El Dorado Irrigation District; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions to Intervene, 21235-21236 [2014-08400]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14576) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: April 8, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08408 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD14–16–000] El Dorado Irrigation District; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions to Intervene On March 25, 2014, El Dorado Irrigation District filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act, as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Tank 3 In-conduit Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 600 kilowatts (kW) and would utilize an existing 30-diameter water supply pipeline. The project would be located near the Town of Camino, El Dorado County, California. Applicant Contact: Cindy Megerdigan, El Dorado Irrigation District, 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, CA 95667 Phone No. (530) 642–4056. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502–6062, email: robert.bell@ ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A proposed 20-foot-long, 24-inch diameter pipeline 21235 that branches off the 30-inch diameter main water supply pipe, which carries water in succession to; (2) three proposed 20-foot-long, 16-inch diameter pipes along which are; (3) three generating units, with a total installed capacity of 600 kW; (4) a proposed 20foot-long, 24-inch-diameter discharge pipe that receives water from the three 16-inch diameter pipes; (5) a proposed 20-foot-long, 24-inch diameter bypass pipe to be used when the plant is shut down; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 2,900 megawatt-hours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA .. The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 5 megawatts .................. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended HREA. by by On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Preliminary Determination: Based upon the above criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the ‘‘COMMENTS VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and 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 1 18 PO 00000 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2013). Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y 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. 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. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 21236 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (e.g., CD14–16–000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: April 8, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08400 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–135–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on April 4, 2014, East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC (East Cheyenne), 10370 Richmond Avenue, Suite 510, Houston, Texas 77042, filed in Docket No. CP14–135–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.213 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA). East Cheyenne seeks authorization to convert its well WP–D003–2 in Logan County, Colorado, currently certificated as an injection/ withdrawal well, to an observation well. East Cheyenne proposes to perform these activities under its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP10– 34–000 [132 FERC ¶ 61,097 (2010)], all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may 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, 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 James Hoff, Vice President, Reservoir Engineering, East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC, 10370 Richmond Avenue, Suite 510, Houston, Texas 77042, or by calling (713) 403–6467 (telephone) or (713) 403–6461 (fax) jhoff@mehllc.com. Any person or the Commission’s Staff may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 of intervention and, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. 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 the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. 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 via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a) (1) (iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Persons PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 18CFR 385.2001(a) (1) (iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Dated: April 8, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08402 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–126–000] American Midstream (Midla), LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on March 28, 2014, American Midstream (Midla), LLC, 1400 16th Street, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80202–5994, filed in Docket No. CP14– 126–000, a prior notice request, pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.216(b)(2) of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act, and Midla’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82–539, for authorization to abandon two portions of its pipeline system: The ‘‘T–32 System’’ in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana which consists of Midla’s T–32, T–63 and T–64 Lateral lines; and, the ‘‘Baton Rouge System’’ which consists of the welded portions of Midla’s T–1 and T–1 Loop lines plus its T–55, T–61, and TH–5 Lines; one delivery meter on a non-contiguous pipeline (the T–62 Line); three additional non-contiguous meter stations; and one section of noncontiguous pipeline (the T–61 Line), all located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, to its affiliate, Mid-Louisiana Gas Transmission, LLC (MLGT). Midla states that MLGT intends to operate the laterals as a Hinshaw Pipeline. The filing 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. 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD14-16-000]


El Dorado Irrigation District; Notice of Preliminary 
Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and 
Soliciting Comments and Motions to Intervene

    On March 25, 2014, El Dorado Irrigation District filed a notice of 
intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant 
to section 30 of the Federal Power Act, as amended by section 4 of the 
Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Tank 
3 In-conduit Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 
600 kilowatts (kW) and would utilize an existing 30-diameter water 
supply pipeline. The project would be located near the Town of Camino, 
El Dorado County, California.
    Applicant Contact: Cindy Megerdigan, El Dorado Irrigation District, 
2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, CA 95667 Phone No. (530) 642-4056.
    FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502-6062, email: 
robert.bell@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) A proposed 20-foot-long, 24-inch diameter 
pipeline that branches off the 30-inch diameter main water supply pipe, 
which carries water in succession to; (2) three proposed 20-foot-long, 
16-inch diameter pipes along which are; (3) three generating units, 
with a total installed capacity of 600 kW; (4) a proposed 20-foot-long, 
24-inch-diameter discharge pipe that receives water from the three 16-
inch diameter pipes; (5) a proposed 20-foot-long, 24-inch diameter 
bypass pipe to be used when the plant is shut down; and (6) appurtenant 
facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual 
generating capacity of 2,900 megawatt-hours.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

      Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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      Statutory provision              Description       Satisfies (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by   The conduit the                      Y
 HREA.                            facility uses is a
                                  tunnel, canal,
                                  pipeline, aqueduct,
                                  flume, ditch, or
                                  similar manmade water
                                  conveyance that is
                                  operated for the
                                  distribution of water
                                  for agricultural,
                                  municipal, or
                                  industrial
                                  consumption and not
                                  primarily for the
                                  generation of
                                  electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended   The facility is                      Y
 by HREA.                         constructed,
                                  operated, or
                                  maintained for the
                                  generation of
                                  electric power and
                                  uses for such
                                  generation only the
                                  hydroelectric
                                  potential of a non-
                                  federally owned
                                  conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended  The facility has an                  Y
 by HREA.                         installed capacity
                                  that does not exceed
                                  5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as         On or before August 9,               Y
 amended by HREA.                 2013, the facility is
                                  not licensed, or
                                  exempted from the
                                  licensing
                                  requirements of Part
                                  I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: Based upon the above criteria, 
Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies 
the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is 
not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the ``COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR 
A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' as 
applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the 
project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) 
state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 
385.2005 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting 
Commission staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets 
the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2013).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and 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. 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.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://

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www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ``eLibrary'' link. 
Enter the docket number (e.g., CD14-16-000) in the docket number field 
to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 
or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: April 8, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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