Birch Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, 65201-65202 [2014-26067]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. 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. Comments on the EA should be filed within 30 days from the date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 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. 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–2280–018. For further information, contact Gaylord Hoisington at (202) 502–6032. Dated: October 24, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26003 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13102–003] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Birch Power Company; 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: Original License (Major Project). b. Project No.: 13102–003. c. Date filed: July 2, 2013. d. Applicant: Birch Power Company. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 e. Name of Project: Demopolis Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Demopolis Lock and Dam, on theTombigbee River, west of the city of Demopolis in Marengo and Sumter Counties, Alabama. The proposed project would occupy approximately 23 acres of federal land administered by the Corps. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)—825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Nicholas E. Josten, GeoSense, 2742 Saint Charles Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83404, (208) 528– 6152. i. FERC Contact: Adam Peer (202) 502–8449, adam.peer@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests and requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and protests, and requests for cooperating agency status, 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–13102–003. 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 project would utilize the existing Corps’ Demopolis Lock and Dam and Reservoir, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) a 900foot-long excavated intake channel (headrace); (2) two 60-foot-long by 32foot-wide trash racks with 2.5-inch bar spacing; (3) a 201-foot-long by 80-footwide powerhouse containing two 24megawatt (MW) Kaplan turbines, having PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65201 a total installed capacity of 48 MW; (4) a substation; (5) a forebay oxygen diffuser line system to enhance dissolved oxygen; (6) a 1,880-foot-long excavated tailrace channel; (7) a 1,700foot-long retaining wall along the north side of tailrace channel; (8) a 4.4-milelong, 115-kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be about 213,000 megawatt-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 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 E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 65202 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices 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: October 28, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26067 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13703–002] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FFP Missouri 2, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original Major License—Existing Dam. b. Project No.: 13703–002. c. Date filed: November 13, 2013. d. Applicant: FFP Missouri 2, LLC. e. Name of Project: Enid Lake Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed project would be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) existing Enid Lake dam, on the Yocona River, in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. The proposed project would occupy approximately 30 acres of federal land administered by the Corps. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Thomas M. Feldman, Rye Development, LLC, P.O. Box 390691, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 433–8140. i. FERC Contact: Jeanne Edwards at (202) 502–6181, jeanne.edwards@ ferc.gov; or Patti Leppert at (202) 502– 6034, patricia.leppert@ferc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–13703–002. 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 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 is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed Enid Lake Project would utilize the following existing Corps’ Enid Lake dam facilities: (1) A 8,400-foot-long, 85-foot-high earth fill embankment dam; (2) a reservoir; and (3) outlet works consisting of a concrete intake tower; two gated inlets leading to two 370-foot-long, 11-foot-diameter round concrete outlet tunnels; and a stilling basin. The proposed Enid Lake Project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 320-foot-long, 10.25-footdiameter steel liner installed within an existing concrete outlet tunnel; (2) a 50foot-long, 20-foot-high steel-lined, reinforced concrete gated bifurcation at the end of the existing concrete outlet tunnel to divide the flows between the existing stilling basin and new powerhouse; (3) a 240-foot-long, 10-footdiameter steel penstock from the bifurcation structure to the forebay; (4) a 100-foot-long, 55-foot-wide, 50-foothigh forebay; (5) an 80-foot-long, 50foot-wide, 80-foot-high concrete powerhouse containing two vertical Kaplan generating units with a total installed capacity of 4.6 megawatts; (6) a 150-foot-long, 75-foot-wide tailrace channel; (7) a substation; (8) a 2,217- PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 foot-long transmission line consisting of a 181-foot-long, 4.16-kilovolt (kV) buried cable from the powerhouse to the substation, and a 2,036-foot-long, 12.5kV overhead line from the substation to an existing utility-owned distribution line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 17,700 megawatt-hours. m. A copy of the application is available for electronic 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 available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may 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. Scoping Process The Commission staff intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the project, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. The Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, staff is soliciting comments, recommendations, and information on Scoping Document (SD1) issued on October 27, 2014. Copies of the SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD1 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, call 1–866– 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 27, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–25987 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 212 (Monday, November 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65201-65202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26067]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13102-003]


Birch Power Company; 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: Original License (Major Project).
    b. Project No.: 13102-003.
    c. Date filed: July 2, 2013.
    d. Applicant: Birch Power Company.
    e. Name of Project: Demopolis Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Demopolis 
Lock and Dam, on theTombigbee River, west of the city of Demopolis in 
Marengo and Sumter Counties, Alabama. The proposed project would occupy 
approximately 23 acres of federal land administered by the Corps.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)--825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Nicholas E. Josten, GeoSense, 2742 Saint 
Charles Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83404, (208) 528-6152.
    i. FERC Contact: Adam Peer (202) 502-8449, adam.peer@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests and 
requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days from the issuance date 
of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and protests, and requests for cooperating agency 
status, 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-13102-003.
    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 project would utilize the existing Corps' Demopolis 
Lock and Dam and Reservoir, and would consist of the following new 
facilities: (1) a 900-foot-long excavated intake channel (headrace); 
(2) two 60-foot-long by 32-foot-wide trash racks with 2.5-inch bar 
spacing; (3) a 201-foot-long by 80-foot-wide powerhouse containing two 
24-megawatt (MW) Kaplan turbines, having a total installed capacity of 
48 MW; (4) a substation; (5) a forebay oxygen diffuser line system to 
enhance dissolved oxygen; (6) a 1,880-foot-long excavated tailrace 
channel; (7) a 1,700-foot-long retaining wall along the north side of 
tailrace channel; (8) a 4.4-mile-long, 115-kilovolt transmission line; 
and (9) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 
about 213,000 megawatt-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 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

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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: October 28, 2014.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-26067 Filed 10-31-14; 8:45 am]
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