Juneau Hydropower, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, 46782-46783 [2014-18892]

Download as PDF 46782 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed information collection changes in Docket No. RD14–11–000 relate to the proposed Reliability Standards VAR–001–4 (Voltage and Reactive Control) and VAR–002–3 (Generator Operation for Maintaining Network Voltage Schedules), developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and submitted to the Commission for approval. The Commission received NERC’s petition to approve the proposed Reliability Standards on June 9, 2014. NERC summarizes the VAR group of standards as follows: The Voltage and Reactive (‘‘VAR’’) group of Reliability Standards, which consists of two continent-wide Reliability Standards, VAR– 001–3 and VAR–002–2b, is designed to maintain voltage stability on the Bulk-Power System, protect transmission, generation, distribution, and customer equipment, and support the reliable operation of the BulkPower System.1 In its petition, NERC also summarizes the proposed Reliability Standards’ applicability and requirements: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In general, proposed Reliability Standard VAR–001–4 sets forth the requirements applicable to Transmission Operators for scheduling, monitoring, and controlling Reactive Power resources in the Real-time Operations, Same-day Operations, and Operational Planning time horizons to regulate voltage and Reactive Power flows for the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. Proposed Reliability Standard VAR– 002–3 sets forth the requirements applicable to Generator Operators and Generator Owners for providing the necessary reactive support and voltage control necessary to maintain reliable operations. Generators are the largest and most reliable Reactive Power resource and play an integral role in maintaining voltage stability on the BulkPower System. Collectively, the proposed Reliability Standards are designed to prevent voltage instability and voltage collapse on the Bulk-Power System.2 Finally, NERC also states that the proposed Reliability Standards improve reliability, clarify requirement language and eliminate redundant or unnecessary requirements.3 Burden Statement: Commission staff analyzed the proposed and currently enforced standards and has concluded that while information collection requirements have been deleted, added, 1 NERC Petition at 3. at 4. 3 Id. at 15. 2 Id. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 and/or changed, the overall paperwork burden and applicable respondent universe remains unchanged. However, the Commission intends to submit a request for approval to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) related to the proposed Reliability Standards because there are substantive changes to information collection requirements. For PRA purposes, the information collection requirements in proposed Reliability Standards VAR–001–4 and VAR–002–3 are identified as FERC– 725A and OMB Control Number 1902– 0244. Dated: July 31, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–18893 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13563–003] Juneau Hydropower, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Major Original License. b. Project No.: 13563–003. c. Date filed: May 29, 2014. d. Applicant: Juneau Hydropower, Inc. e. Name of Project: Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Sweetheart Lake and Sweetheart Creek in the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. The project will occupy about 2,058 acres of federal lands located in the Tongass National Forest administered by the United States Forest Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Duff W. Mitchell, Business Manager, Juneau Hydropower, Inc., P.O. Box 22775, Juneau, AK 99802; (907) 789–2775. i. FERC Contact: John Matkowski at (202) 502–8576, john.matkowski@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file filing motions to intervene and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. 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–13563–003. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures require all intervenors 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 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, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed Sweetheart Lake Project would consist of: (1) The existing Sweetheart Lake with a surface area of 1,702 acres and an active storage capacity of 94,069 acre-feet at normal maximum water elevation; (2) a 280foot-long, 111-foot-high rollercompacted concrete dam, (3) an intake structure with a fish screen; (4) a 9,621foot-long, 15-foot-high, 15-foot-wide unlined power tunnel conveying flow from the project intake to the penstock; (5) a 1,056-foot-long, 7- to 9-footdiameter penstock, the initial 896 feet of which is located in the lower power tunnel; (6) a 160-foot-long, 60-foot-wide powerhouse containing three 6.6megawatt Francis generating units; (7) a 541-foot-long tailrace that will flow into Sweetheart Creek; (8) a 25-foot-long, 5foot-wide, 4-foot-deep salmon smolt reentry pool located adjacent to the powerhouse and tailrace; (9) a switchyard adjacent to the powerhouse; (10) an 8.69-mile-long, 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line consisting of buried, submarine, and overhead segments; (11) a 2.8-mile-long, 12.47-kV service line; (12) a 4,400-foot-long access road; (13) marine access facilities including a dock, ramp, and landing site; (14) a caretaker facility near the powerhouse; (15) a shelter facility at the dam site; and (16) appurtenant facilities. The proposed Sweetheart Lake Project would have an average annual generation of 116 gigawatt-hours. 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 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Notices 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. 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 a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ or ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION;’’ (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. Agencies VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Dated: July 31, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–18892 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 184–244] El Dorado Irrigation District; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Fishway Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Amendment of license. b. Project No.: 184–244. c. Date Filed: June 5, 2014. d. Applicant: El Dorado Irrigation District. e. Name of Project: El Dorado Forebay Dam Modification Project. f. Location: The project is located on the El Dorado Forebay, an off-stream reservoir, within the South Fork American River Basin, near the town of Pollock Pines in El Dorado, Amador and Alpine Counties, California. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Brian Mueller, P.E., Director of Engineering, El Dorado Irrigation District, 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, CA 95667, telephone (530) 622–4513, and email address: bmueller@eid.org. i. FERC Contact: CarLisa LintonPeters, telephone: (202) 502–8416, and email address: Carlisa.linton-peters@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions is 60 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. Reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46783 Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P–184–244) on any comments or motions filed. k. Description of Request: El Dorado Irrigation District (licensee) proposes to remediate the El Dorado Forebay Dam and its associated facilities in order to meet dam safety requirements, as required by the Commission’s Division of Dam Safety and Inspections and the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams. The proposed action is a non-capacity license amendment. The proposed action would include: (1) Constructing an earthen stability buttress on the dry side of the El Dorado dam; (2) raising the crest of the dam 10 vertical feet; and (3) upgrading appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would also involve increasing the normal maximum reservoir elevations and optimizing full reservoir operation use to improve the reliability of the existing drinking water system and to minimize impacts to the licensee’s ratepayers through increased hydroelectric power revenues. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: 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, .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 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13563-003]


Juneau Hydropower, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Major Original License.
    b. Project No.: 13563-003.
    c. Date filed: May 29, 2014.
    d. Applicant: Juneau Hydropower, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Sweetheart Lake and Sweetheart Creek in the City 
and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. The project will occupy about 2,058 
acres of federal lands located in the Tongass National Forest 
administered by the United States Forest Service.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Duff W. Mitchell, Business Manager, Juneau 
Hydropower, Inc., P.O. Box 22775, Juneau, AK 99802; (907) 789-2775.
    i. FERC Contact: John Matkowski at (202) 502-8576, 
john.matkowski@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days 
from the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
filing motions to intervene and protests using the Commission's eFiling 
system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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-13563-003.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures require all 
intervenors 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 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, but is not ready 
for environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The proposed Sweetheart Lake Project would consist of: (1) The 
existing Sweetheart Lake with a surface area of 1,702 acres and an 
active storage capacity of 94,069 acre-feet at normal maximum water 
elevation; (2) a 280-foot-long, 111-foot-high roller-compacted concrete 
dam, (3) an intake structure with a fish screen; (4) a 9,621-foot-long, 
15-foot-high, 15-foot-wide unlined power tunnel conveying flow from the 
project intake to the penstock; (5) a 1,056-foot-long, 7- to 9-foot-
diameter penstock, the initial 896 feet of which is located in the 
lower power tunnel; (6) a 160-foot-long, 60-foot-wide powerhouse 
containing three 6.6-megawatt Francis generating units; (7) a 541-foot-
long tailrace that will flow into Sweetheart Creek; (8) a 25-foot-long, 
5-foot-wide, 4-foot-deep salmon smolt re-entry pool located adjacent to 
the powerhouse and tailrace; (9) a switchyard adjacent to the 
powerhouse; (10) an 8.69-mile-long, 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line 
consisting of buried, submarine, and overhead segments; (11) a 2.8-
mile-long, 12.47-kV service line; (12) a 4,400-foot-long access road; 
(13) marine access facilities including a dock, ramp, and landing site; 
(14) a caretaker facility near the powerhouse; (15) a shelter facility 
at the dam site; and (16) appurtenant facilities. The proposed 
Sweetheart Lake Project would have an average annual generation of 116 
gigawatt-hours.
    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

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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. 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 a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to 
take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to 
intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for 
the particular application.
    When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the 
Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' or ``COMPETING APPLICATION;'' (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. 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.

    Dated: July 31, 2014.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-18892 Filed 8-8-14; 8:45 am]
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