Warm Springs Hydro LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 21234-21235 [2014-08408]

Download as PDF 21234 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: April 9, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08494 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14573–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Siting Renewables, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On December 17, 2013, Siting Renewables, LLC, 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 Easton Dam Hydroelectric Project (Easton Dam Project or project) to be located on the Lehigh River, near Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The Easton Dam is owned by the state of Pennsylvania. 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 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: (1) An existing dam, reinforced with concrete in 1967, 30 feet high; (2) a 590-foot-long concrete spillway discharging into the Delaware River; (3) two channels, each with three, 500-kilowatt (kW) very low head (VLH) turbines and generators with a maximum generating capacity of 3000 kW, with a maximum hydraulic capacity of 2,300 cubic feet per second under a 30-foot gross head; (4) two new heavy flotsam racks; (5) a crest mounted walkway, carrying hydraulic and electrical conduits from the VLH turbines to a new powerhouse; (6) one hydraulic and electrical controls module; and (7) one 4,800-foot-long 12.42/7.2 kilovolt primary transmission line. The estimated annual generation of the Easton Dam Project would be 15,770,000 kilowatthours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ralph J. Jones, Siting Renewables, LLC, 1800 Rt. 34, Suite 101, Wall, NJ 07719; phone: (855) 946–7652. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 FERC Contact: Timothy Looney; phone: (202) 502–6096. 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–14573–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14573) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: April 9, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08497 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14576–000] Warm Springs Hydro LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On January 13, 2014, Warm Spring Hydro LLC 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 Unity Dam Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located on the Burnt River near Unity in Baker County, PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Illinois. 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 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 be located at the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Unity Dam and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A bifurcation at the end of the existing discharge pipe; (2) a 130-footlong, 4-foot-diameter steel penstock; (3) a powerhouse containing two Francis turbine/generator units with a combined rated capacity of 800 kilowatts at 100 feet of design head; (4) a 500-foot-long, 12.5-kilovolt transmission line extending from the powerhouse to an existing transmission line (the point of interconnection); and (5) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the project would be 3,400 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Nick Josten, GeoSense, 2742 St. Charles Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83404; phone: (208) 522– 8069. FERC Contact: Kim Nguyen; phone: (202) 502–6105. 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–14576–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-08408]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14576-000]


Warm Springs Hydro LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On January 13, 2014, Warm Spring Hydro LLC 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 Unity Dam 
Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located on the Burnt River near 
Unity in Baker County, Illinois. 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 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 be located at the U. S. Bureau of 
Reclamation's Unity Dam and would consist of the following new 
facilities: (1) A bifurcation at the end of the existing discharge 
pipe; (2) a 130-foot-long, 4-foot-diameter steel penstock; (3) a 
powerhouse containing two Francis turbine/generator units with a 
combined rated capacity of 800 kilowatts at 100 feet of design head; 
(4) a 500-foot-long, 12.5-kilovolt transmission line extending from the 
powerhouse to an existing transmission line (the point of 
interconnection); and (5) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual 
generation of the project would be 3,400 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Nick Josten, GeoSense, 2742 St. Charles 
Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83404; phone: (208) 522-8069.
    FERC Contact: Kim Nguyen; phone: (202) 502-6105.
    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-14576-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/

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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]
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