TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; Notice of Technical Conference and Environmental Site Review, 66720 [2014-26572]

Download as PDF 66720 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 217 / Monday, November 10, 2014 / Notices d. Are there market, environmental, or other barriers to entry in certain locations or for certain kinds of resources (e.g., repowering assets in New York City)? e. Are there broader market design features outside of the capacity market (e.g., scarcity and shortage pricing) that could be adjusted to account for public policy objectives (e.g., increasing renewables)? Panelists: Kevin Lang—City of New York Jackson Morris—Natural Resources Defense Council John Reese—USPowerGen James Holodak Jr.—National Grid Patricia Stanton—Conservation Services Group Scott Harvey—FTI Consulting 3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.—Break 3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.—Roundtable discussion among Commissioners/ Wrap up Discussion of possible paths forward for identified issues and solutions. [FR Doc. 2014–26565 Filed 11–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Commission staff will hold a technical conference on November 20, 2014. The technical conference will focus on discussing the information and studies needed to evaluate downstream passage of juvenile American shad and adult American eel at the Vernon Project, including the methods proposed in TransCanada’s Vernon Hydroacoustic Study Plan. Discussion topics for the technical conference are included in Appendix A. In addition to the technical conference, Commission staff will hold an environmental site review of the Vernon Project on November 19, 2014. All local, state, and federal agencies, Indian tribes, and other interested parties are invited to attend the site review and technical conference. The technical conference will be transcribed by a court reporter. If the number of participants wishing to speak at the technical conference creates time constraints, Commission staff may, at its discretion, limit the speaking time of participants. The dates, times, and meeting locations for the site review and technical conference are listed below. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Site Review Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Time: 2:00 p.m. Place: 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT 05354. [Project No. 1904–073] Technical Conference asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; Notice of Technical Conference and Environmental Site Review TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (TransCanada) is currently using the Integrated Licensing Process to prepare an application for a new license (due to be filed on April 30, 2016) for the Vernon Hydroelectric Project No. 1904– 73 (Vernon Project). The 32.4-megawatt Vernon Project is located on the Connecticut River in Cheshire County, New Hampshire and Windsor and Windham Counties, Vermont. On February 21, 2014, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects issued a Study Plan Determination requiring TransCanada to conduct 21 studies, including the development of a plan to conduct hydroacoustic studies of downstream passage of juvenile American shad and adult American eel. On March 24, 2014, TransCanada filed a request for rehearing of the requirement to conduct hydroacoustic studies, which is currently pending before the Commission. On September 15, 2014, TransCanada filed its proposed Vernon Hydroacoustic Study Plan. To gather additional information and assist the Commission in its review of the proposed study, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Nov 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014. Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Place: The Emerson Room, Courtyard Keene Downtown, 75 Railroad Street, Keene, NH 03431. If you plan to attend the site review, you must call or email John Ragonese (phone: (603) 225–5528; email: john_ ragonese@transcanada.com) by November 17, 2014, and identify the number of individuals in your group. During the site review, participants will be required to wear steel-toed shoes. A limited number of toe protection devices will be available, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Connelly at 202–502–8587. Dated: October 31, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. APPENDIX A Technical Conference Discussion Topics Information Needs 1. Timing of juvenile American shad and adult American eel runs. 2. Relative abundance and/or magnitude of juvenile American shad and adult American eel runs. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Delay of juvenile American shad and adult American eel downstream passage. 4. Downstream passage route selection by juvenile American shad and adult American eel. Study Methods 1. Radio telemetry or other individual tracking technologies: What information can be obtained with these methods? What are the benefits of using these methods? What are the drawbacks? 2. Hydroacoustics and other fixed recording technologies: What information can be obtained with these methods? What are the benefits of using these methods? What are the drawbacks? 3. Other study methods: Are there other study methods that could be used to obtain information about downstream passage of juvenile American shad and adult American eel? What are the benefits of using these methods? What are the drawbacks? [FR Doc. 2014–26572 Filed 11–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL14–37–000] PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Technical Conference By order issued in this proceeding on August 29, 2014,1 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) directed its staff to convene a technical conference concerning the justness and reasonableness of PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s (PJM) existing tariff provisions related to the Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) forfeiture rule and uplift allocations as applied to Up-to Congestion (UTC) transactions and virtual (INC/DEC) transactions.2 The technical conference will explore whether: (1) PJM’s FTR forfeiture rules as they apply to UTC transactions and INCs/DECs are just and reasonable; and (2) PJM’s current uplift allocation rules associated with UTC transactions and INCs/DECs are just and reasonable. Take notice that the technical conference will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST in the Commission Meeting Room at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commission members may participate in the technical conference. The technical conference will be open for the public to attend. Advance 1 PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 148 FERC ¶ 61,144 (2014). 2 An INC is a virtual offer to sell energy at a specified source bus in the PJM day-ahead market. A DEC is a virtual bid to purchase energy at a specified sink bus in the PJM day-ahead market. See id. P 1, n.3. E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1904-073]


TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; Notice of Technical Conference 
and Environmental Site Review

    TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (TransCanada) is currently using 
the Integrated Licensing Process to prepare an application for a new 
license (due to be filed on April 30, 2016) for the Vernon 
Hydroelectric Project No. 1904-73 (Vernon Project). The 32.4-megawatt 
Vernon Project is located on the Connecticut River in Cheshire County, 
New Hampshire and Windsor and Windham Counties, Vermont. On February 
21, 2014, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects issued a Study 
Plan Determination requiring TransCanada to conduct 21 studies, 
including the development of a plan to conduct hydroacoustic studies of 
downstream passage of juvenile American shad and adult American eel. On 
March 24, 2014, TransCanada filed a request for rehearing of the 
requirement to conduct hydroacoustic studies, which is currently 
pending before the Commission.
    On September 15, 2014, TransCanada filed its proposed Vernon 
Hydroacoustic Study Plan. To gather additional information and assist 
the Commission in its review of the proposed study, Commission staff 
will hold a technical conference on November 20, 2014. The technical 
conference will focus on discussing the information and studies needed 
to evaluate downstream passage of juvenile American shad and adult 
American eel at the Vernon Project, including the methods proposed in 
TransCanada's Vernon Hydroacoustic Study Plan. Discussion topics for 
the technical conference are included in Appendix A.
    In addition to the technical conference, Commission staff will hold 
an environmental site review of the Vernon Project on November 19, 
2014. All local, state, and federal agencies, Indian tribes, and other 
interested parties are invited to attend the site review and technical 
conference. The technical conference will be transcribed by a court 
reporter. If the number of participants wishing to speak at the 
technical conference creates time constraints, Commission staff may, at 
its discretion, limit the speaking time of participants. The dates, 
times, and meeting locations for the site review and technical 
conference are listed below.

Site Review

    Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Place: 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT 05354.

Technical Conference

    Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Place: The Emerson Room, Courtyard Keene Downtown, 75 Railroad 
Street, Keene, NH 03431.
    If you plan to attend the site review, you must call or email John 
Ragonese (phone: (603) 225-5528; email: john_ragonese@transcanada.com) 
by November 17, 2014, and identify the number of individuals in your 
group. During the site review, participants will be required to wear 
steel-toed shoes. A limited number of toe protection devices will be 
available, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own.
    If you have any questions, please contact Bill Connelly at 202-502-
8587.

    Dated: October 31, 2014.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.

APPENDIX A

Technical Conference Discussion Topics

Information Needs

    1. Timing of juvenile American shad and adult American eel runs.
    2. Relative abundance and/or magnitude of juvenile American shad 
and adult American eel runs.
    3. Delay of juvenile American shad and adult American eel 
downstream passage.
    4. Downstream passage route selection by juvenile American shad 
and adult American eel.

Study Methods

    1. Radio telemetry or other individual tracking technologies: 
What information can be obtained with these methods? What are the 
benefits of using these methods? What are the drawbacks?
    2. Hydroacoustics and other fixed recording technologies: What 
information can be obtained with these methods? What are the 
benefits of using these methods? What are the drawbacks?
    3. Other study methods: Are there other study methods that could 
be used to obtain information about downstream passage of juvenile 
American shad and adult American eel? What are the benefits of using 
these methods? What are the drawbacks?

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