Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County; Notice of Applications Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions, 21748-21749 [2014-08666]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21748 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Notices and Certificates, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas, 77251, or by calling (713) 627–4102 (telephone) or (713) 627–5947 (fax) laconnolly@ spectraenergy.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s regulations, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission’s 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’s staff issuance of the 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 reach a final decision on a request for federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Apr 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. 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 in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons 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, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 2, 2014. Dated: April 11, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08749 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project Nos. 13948–002; 13994–002] Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County; Notice of Applications Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major Licenses b. Project Nos.: 13948–002 and 13994–002 c. Date filed: August 1, 2013 d. Applicant: Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County (Snohomish PUD) e. Name of Projects: Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project and Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project would be located on Calligan Creek and the Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project would be located on Hancock Creek. Both are located in King County, approximately 9 miles northeast of North Bend, Washington, and would not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r) h. Applicant Contact: Kim D. Moore, P.E., Assistant General Manager of Generation, Water and Corporate Services; Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, 2320 California Street, P.O. Box 1107, Everett, WA 98206–1107; (425) 783–8606; KDMoore@snopud.com. i. FERC Contact: Kelly Wolcott; (202) 502–6480; kelly.wolcott@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and protests, comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions 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 numbers P–13948–002 and/or P–13994–002. 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 E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Notices 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. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. Note: Based on review of the comments in response to this notice, the Commission may issue a single EA. Likewise, if a draft EA is issued and no substantive comments are received on it, the Commission may decide that a final EA is not necessary, in which case the draft EA will become the final EA. l. The Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) An approximately 127-foot-long diversion structure traversing Calligan Creek consisting of: (a) A 45-foot-long, 8-foot-high spillway with a 22-inch-long, 7-inch-deep crest slot, (b) a 40-foot-long, 14-foot-high left wingwall, and (c) a 42-foot-long, 14foot-high right wingwall; (2) an approximately 85-foot-long rockfill ramp located downstream of and adjacent to the spillway; (3) a 1.04-acrefoot impoundment; (4) a 25-foot-wide, 14-foot-high, 53-foot-long intake equipped with a trashrack, a 220-squarefoot angled fish screen with 0.125-inchwide openings, and a sluice gate; (5) a 1.2-mile-long, approximately 41- to 45inch-diameter buried penstock; (6) a powerhouse containing a single 6-megawatt (MW) two-jet horizontalshaft Pelton turbine/generator; (7) a 13foot-wide, approximately 135-foot-long rip-rap-lined tailrace channel with a 2foot vertical drop and concrete apron near its confluence with Calligan Creek; (8) two access roads totaling approximately 700 feet long; (9) a 2.5mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt (kV) buried transmission line connecting to the existing Black Creek Hydroelectric Project (P–6221) switching vault; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to generate an average of 20,700 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually. The Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) An approximately 130-foot-long diversion structure traversing Hancock Creek, consisting of: (a) A 45-foot-long, 6-foot-high spillway with a 56-inch-long, 7-inch-deep crest slot, (b) a 36-foot-long, 12-foot-high left wingwall, and (c) a 49-foot-long, 12foot-high right wingwall; (2) an approximately 55-foot-long rockfill ramp located downstream of and adjacent to the spillway; (3) a 0.65-acre- VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Apr 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 foot impoundment; (4) a 25-foot-wide, 12-foot-high, 53-foot-long intake with a trashrack, a 220-square-foot angled fish screen with 0.125-inch-wide openings, and a sluice gate; (5) a 1.5-mile-long, approximately 39- to 44-inch-diameter buried penstock; (6) a powerhouse containing a single 6–MW two-jet horizontal-shaft Pelton turbine/ generator; (7) a 13-foot-wide, approximately 150-foot-long rip-raplined tailrace channel with a 2-foot vertical drop and concrete apron near its confluence with Hancock Creek; (8) two existing logging roads totaling 1,210 feet long; (9) three new access roads totaling 1,220 feet long; (10) a 0.3-mile-long, 34.5-kV buried transmission line connecting to the existing Black Creek Hydroelectric Project (P–6221) switching vault; and (11) appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to generate an average of 22,100 MWh annually. 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. 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. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 21749 385.210, .211, and .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. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (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, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 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. 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 CFR4.34(b) and 385.2010. o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. Dated: April 10, 2014. Kimberly D. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project Nos. 13948-002; 13994-002]


Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County; Notice of 
Applications Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and 
Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, 
Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major Licenses
    b. Project Nos.: 13948-002 and 13994-002
    c. Date filed: August 1, 2013
    d. Applicant: Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County 
(Snohomish PUD)
    e. Name of Projects: Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project and 
Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project
    f. Location: The Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project would be 
located on Calligan Creek and the Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project 
would be located on Hancock Creek. Both are located in King County, 
approximately 9 miles northeast of North Bend, Washington, and would 
not occupy any federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r)
    h. Applicant Contact: Kim D. Moore, P.E., Assistant General Manager 
of Generation, Water and Corporate Services; Public Utility District 
No. 1 of Snohomish County, 2320 California Street, P.O. Box 1107, 
Everett, WA 98206-1107; (425) 783-8606; KDMoore@snopud.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Kelly Wolcott; (202) 502-6480; 
kelly.wolcott@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from 
the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from 
the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and protests, comments, terms and conditions, 
recommendations, and prescriptions 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 numbers P-13948-002 and/or P-13994-002.
    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

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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. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis. Note: Based on review of the comments in 
response to this notice, the Commission may issue a single EA. 
Likewise, if a draft EA is issued and no substantive comments are 
received on it, the Commission may decide that a final EA is not 
necessary, in which case the draft EA will become the final EA.
    l. The Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project would consist of the 
following new facilities: (1) An approximately 127-foot-long diversion 
structure traversing Calligan Creek consisting of: (a) A 45-foot-long, 
8-foot-high spillway with a 22-inch-long, 7-inch-deep crest slot, (b) a 
40-foot-long, 14-foot-high left wingwall, and (c) a 42-foot-long, 14-
foot-high right wingwall; (2) an approximately 85-foot-long rockfill 
ramp located downstream of and adjacent to the spillway; (3) a 1.04-
acre-foot impoundment; (4) a 25-foot-wide, 14-foot-high, 53-foot-long 
intake equipped with a trashrack, a 220-square-foot angled fish screen 
with 0.125-inch-wide openings, and a sluice gate; (5) a 1.2-mile-long, 
approximately 41- to 45-inch-diameter buried penstock; (6) a powerhouse 
containing a single 6-megawatt (MW) two-jet horizontal-shaft Pelton 
turbine/generator; (7) a 13-foot-wide, approximately 135-foot-long rip-
rap-lined tailrace channel with a 2-foot vertical drop and concrete 
apron near its confluence with Calligan Creek; (8) two access roads 
totaling approximately 700 feet long; (9) a 2.5-mile-long, 34.5-
kilovolt (kV) buried transmission line connecting to the existing Black 
Creek Hydroelectric Project (P-6221) switching vault; and (10) 
appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to generate an average 
of 20,700 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually.
    The Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project would consist of the 
following new facilities: (1) An approximately 130-foot-long diversion 
structure traversing Hancock Creek, consisting of: (a) A 45-foot-long, 
6-foot-high spillway with a 56-inch-long, 7-inch-deep crest slot, (b) a 
36-foot-long, 12-foot-high left wingwall, and (c) a 49-foot-long, 12-
foot-high right wingwall; (2) an approximately 55-foot-long rockfill 
ramp located downstream of and adjacent to the spillway; (3) a 0.65-
acre-foot impoundment; (4) a 25-foot-wide, 12-foot-high, 53-foot-long 
intake with a trashrack, a 220-square-foot angled fish screen with 
0.125-inch-wide openings, and a sluice gate; (5) a 1.5-mile-long, 
approximately 39- to 44-inch-diameter buried penstock; (6) a powerhouse 
containing a single 6-MW two-jet horizontal-shaft Pelton turbine/
generator; (7) a 13-foot-wide, approximately 150-foot-long rip-rap-
lined tailrace channel with a 2-foot vertical drop and concrete apron 
near its confluence with Hancock Creek; (8) two existing logging roads 
totaling 1,210 feet long; (9) three new access roads totaling 1,220 
feet long; (10) a 0.3-mile-long, 34.5-kV buried transmission line 
connecting to the existing Black Creek Hydroelectric Project (P-6221) 
switching vault; and (11) appurtenant facilities. The project is 
estimated to generate an average of 22,100 MWh annually.
    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.
    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. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention 
deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of 
intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of 
intent allows an interested person to file the competing development 
application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention 
deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be 
accepted in response to this notice.
    A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, 
and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an 
unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A 
notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this 
public notice.
    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, and .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.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMMENTS,'' 
``REPLY COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND CONDITIONS,'' or 
``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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, 
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth 
their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 
18 CFR 4.34(b). 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. 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 CFR4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-08666 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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