Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Environmental Site Review, 21754-21755 [2014-08748]

Download as PDF 21754 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Notices would like to request cooperating agency status should follow the instructions for filing comments provided under the Public Participation section of this notice. Consultations Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act In accordance with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s implementing regulations for section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, we are using this notice to initiate consultation with applicable State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO), and to solicit their views and those of other government agencies, interested Indian tribes, and the public on the projects’ potential effects on historic properties.5 We will define the project-specific Area of Potential Effects (APE) in consultation with the SHPOs as the projects develop. 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This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/esubscription.asp. Finally, public meetings or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/ EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Dated: April 11, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08750 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2179–043] Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Environmental Site Review Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with Commission and are available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: New License. b. Project No.: 2179–043. c. Date filed: February 27, 2012. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Notices d. Applicant: Merced Irrigation District (Merced ID). 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. The project would occupy 3,152.9 acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Merced Irrigation District, P.O. Box 2288, Merced, CA 95344; Telephone (209) 722–5761. i. FERC Contact: Matt Buhyoff, (202) 502–6824 or matt.buhyoff@ferc.gov. Environmental Site Review The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental Site Review of this project and the adjacent Merced Falls project (FERC No. 2467) beginning at 7:00 a.m. on May 1, 2014. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All participants should meet at the Merced ID offices located at 744 West 20th Street in Merced, California. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to the site. Anyone with questions about the Environmental Site Review should contact Mr. James Lynch at 916–679–8740. operated by the Merced Irrigation District (Merced ID). The project would occupy 1.62 acres of Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Power Generation, P.O. Box 770000, MC N11C, San Francisco, CA 94177–0001; Telephone (415) 973–70001. i. FERC Contact: Matt Buhyoff, (202) 502–6824 or matt.buhyoff@ferc.gov. Environmental Site Review The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental Site Review of this project and the adjacent Merced River project (FERC No. 2179) beginning at 7:00 a.m. on May 1, 2014. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All participants should meet at the Merced Irrigation District’s offices located at 744 West 20th Street in Merced, California. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to the site. Anyone with questions about the Environmental Site Review should contact Mr. Alan Soneda at 415–973– 4054. Dated: April 11, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Dated: April 11, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08757 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2014–08748 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Project Nos. 7518–015; 7518–016; 7518– 018] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2467–020] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Environmental Site Review Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with Commission and are available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: New License. b. Project No.: 2467–020. c. Date filed: February 8, 2012. d. Applicant: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). e. Name of Project: Merced Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Merced River on the border of Merced and Mariposa counties, California, immediately downstream of the Merced River Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2179), VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Apr 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P., and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe; Notice of Teleconference To Discuss Options for Proceeding With Joint Application for Transfer of License and Application for Surrender of License and Decommissioning Project a. Date and Time of Teleconference: May 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. b. FERC Contact: Patricia W. Gillis, 202–502–8735 or patricia.gillis@ ferc.gov. c. Purpose of teleconference: To discuss issues and options for proceeding with recent filings requesting transfer and surrender of the license for the Hogansburg Hydroelectric Project No. 7518, including the possibility of a non-power license for the project. The Hogansburg Project is located on the St. Regis River in Franklin County, New York. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 21755 d. Background and related filings: On September 30, 2013, Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. (Erie) filed an application for a subsequent license for the Hogansburg Project. On November 19, 2013, the Commission issued a notice of application accepted for filing, soliciting motions to intervene and protests, ready for environmental analysis, and soliciting comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions. On November 27, 2013, Erie and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (Tribe) filed a joint application for transfer of the project license to the Tribe and a motion to suspend the ongoing relicensing proceeding. That same day, the Tribe (as a presumed transferee) filed an application for surrender of the license and decommissioning and removal of the dam. On December 30, 2013, Commission staff granted the request to suspend the relicensing proceeding pending a determination on the license transfer and surrender applications. The Commission has not yet accepted the transfer and surrender applications for filing or issued notices seeking public comment on them. On March 7, 2014, the Tribe filed an offer of settlement in support of the joint application for transfer of the license to the Tribe and the Tribe’s application for surrender of the license and decommissioning and removal of the dam. Parties to the settlement are the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs, New York State Council of Trout Unlimited, and the Tribe. Erie is not a party to the settlement. e. All local, state, and federal agencies, Indian tribes, and other interested entities are invited to participate in the conference by phone. If interested in participating, please contact Patricia Gillis at the above email address for information on the telephone number and access code for the conference call. f. FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208–3372 (voice) or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to (202) 208– 2106 with the required accommodations. Dated: April 10, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08668 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08748]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2179-043]


Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Environmental Site Review

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been 
filed with Commission and are available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: New License.
    b. Project No.: 2179-043.
    c. Date filed: February 27, 2012.

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    d. Applicant: Merced Irrigation District (Merced ID).
    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. The project would occupy 
3,152.9 acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Merced Irrigation District, P.O. Box 2288, 
Merced, CA 95344; Telephone (209) 722-5761.
    i. FERC Contact: Matt Buhyoff, (202) 502-6824 or 
matt.buhyoff@ferc.gov.

Environmental Site Review

    The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental 
Site Review of this project and the adjacent Merced Falls project (FERC 
No. 2467) beginning at 7:00 a.m. on May 1, 2014. All interested 
individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All 
participants should meet at the Merced ID offices located at 744 West 
20th Street in Merced, California. All participants are responsible for 
their own transportation to the site. Anyone with questions about the 
Environmental Site Review should contact Mr. James Lynch at 916-679-
8740.

    Dated: April 11, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-08748 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P