San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 68679-68680 [2014-27244]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices and newspapers. This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission’s regulations) who are potential right-of-way grantors, whose property may be used temporarily for Project purposes, or who own homes within certain distances of aboveground facilities, and anyone who has submitted comments on the Project in the Commission’s administrative record. We will update the environmental mailing list as the analysis proceeds to ensure that we send the information related to this environmental review to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the planned Project. Copies of the draft EIS will be sent to the environmental mailing list for review and comment. 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[FR Doc. 2014–27243 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD15–1–000] San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene 68679 District filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Waterman Turnout In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 865 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on the existing 30inch-diameter Waterman turnout, which branches off the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District’s Foothill Pipeline. The project would be located near the city of San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California. Applicant Contact: Wen Huang, 380 East Vanderbilt Way, San Bernardino, CA 92408, Phone No. (909) 387–9223. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502–6062, email: robert.bell@ ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) One proposed 35-foot-long, 24-inch diameter pipe; (2) a proposed 850-square-feet concrete powerhouse containing one 2jet Pelton turbine-generator with an installed capacity of 865 kW; (3) a proposed 59-foot-long, 24-inch diameter bypass pipe to allow groundwater recharge to continue when the plant is not operating; (4) the existing discharge structure ; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 3,575 megawatt-hours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. On October 27, 2014, the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Statutory provision The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 5 megawatts ............................. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended by HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended by HREA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Y Y Y tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68680 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices Preliminary Determination: Based upon the above criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the ‘‘COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and 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. 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 1 18 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (e.g., CD15–1–000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 10, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27244 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER15–255–000] Duke Energy Beckjord Storage, LLC, Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Duke Energy Beckjord Storage, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is November 25, 2014. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 5, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27245 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sunshine Act Meeting The following notice of meeting is published pursuant to section 3(a) of the government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409), 5 U.S.C. 552b: AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. DATE AND TIME: November 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Room 2C, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Agenda * NOTE—Items listed on the agenda may be deleted without further notice. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Telephone (202) 502–8400. For a recorded message listing items struck from or added to the meeting, call (202) 502–8627. This is a list of matters to be considered by the Commission. It does not include a listing of all documents E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD15-1-000]


San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District; Notice of 
Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility 
and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene

    On October 27, 2014, the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water 
District filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit 
hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act 
(FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency 
Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Waterman Turnout In-Conduit 
Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 865 kilowatts 
(kW) and would be located on the existing 30-inch-diameter Waterman 
turnout, which branches off the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water 
District's Foothill Pipeline. The project would be located near the 
city of San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California.
    Applicant Contact: Wen Huang, 380 East Vanderbilt Way, San 
Bernardino, CA 92408, Phone No. (909) 387-9223.
    FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502-6062, email: 
robert.bell@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) One proposed 35-foot-long, 24-inch 
diameter pipe; (2) a proposed 850-square-feet concrete powerhouse 
containing one 2-jet Pelton turbine-generator with an installed 
capacity of 865 kW; (3) a proposed 59-foot-long, 24-inch diameter 
bypass pipe to allow groundwater recharge to continue when the plant is 
not operating; (4) the existing discharge structure ; and (5) 
appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated 
annual generating capacity of 3,575 megawatt-hours.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

                          Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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                                                                                                    Satisfies (Y/
            Statutory provision                                   Description                            N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA.......  The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal,                 Y
                                             pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade
                                             water conveyance that is operated for the
                                             distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or
                                             industrial consumption and not primarily for the
                                             generation of electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA....  The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained              Y
                                             for the generation of electric power and uses for
                                             such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a
                                             non-federally owned conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended by HREA...  The facility has an installed capacity that does not              Y
                                             exceed 5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended by HREA..  On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not                  Y
                                             licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements
                                             of Part I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: Based upon the above criteria, 
Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies 
the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is 
not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the ``COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR 
A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' as 
applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the 
project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) 
state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 
385.2005 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting 
Commission staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets 
the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2013).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and 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. 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 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (e.g., CD15-1-000) in 
the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call 
toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, 
call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: November 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-27244 Filed 11-17-14; 8:45 am]
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