Consolidated Irrigation Company; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 70524-70525 [2014-28012]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 70524 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices submit these types of filings, please go to the Commission’s Web site located at http://www.ferc.gov/filingcomments.asp. Please include the docket number (DI14–07–000) on any comments, protests, and/or motions filed. k. Description of Project: The existing run-of-river Bass/Wilson Hydroelectric Project will consist of the following existing facilities: (1) A nine-foot-high dam at the outlet of Wilson Stream; (2) an existing bulkhead, waste gate, canal, and a two-foot-high, eight-foot-wide tailrace built prior to 1887; (3) a turbine room and powerhouse constructed in 1904. The applicant proposes to install: (1) A 78-kilowatt turbine generating unit for electrical production rated at 18 feet of net head with an average flow of 65 cubic feet per second; (2) an intake through a concrete wall on the upstream end of the building in the current power canal; (3) a 36-inch to 48-inch diameter fiberglass conduit in the existing raceway under the building; (4) and appurtenant facilities. The power generated will be used on-site and all excess power will be distributed via connection to the interstate grid. When a Declaration of Intention is filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Power Act requires the Commission to investigate and determine if the project would affect the interests of interstate or foreign commerce. The Commission also determines whether or not the project: (1) Would be located on a navigable waterway; (2) would occupy public lands or reservations of the United States; (3) would utilize surplus water or water power from a government dam; or (4) would be located on a nonnavigable stream over which Congress has Commerce Clause jurisdiction and would be constructed or enlarged after 1935. l. Locations of the Application: Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and are available for public inspection. This filing 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—All filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTESTS’’, AND/OR ‘‘MOTIONS TO INTERVENE’’, as applicable, and the Docket Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. A copy of any Motion to Intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. p. Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Dated: November 20, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–28019 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL15–15–000] PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Initiation of Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On November 20, 2014, the Commission issued an Order to Show Cause in Docket No. EL15–15–000, initiating a proceeding pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2012), directing PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. to either revise its Open Access Transmission Tariff to provide that a generation or non-generation resource owner will no PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 longer receive reactive power capability payments after it has deactivated its unit and to clarify the treatment of reactive power capability payments for units transferred out of a fleet; or show cause why it should not be required to do so. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 149 FERC ¶ 61,132 (2014). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL15–15–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Dated: November 20, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–28024 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD15–2–000] Consolidated Irrigation Company; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On November 12, 2014, the Consolidated Irrigation Company 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 Glendale Conduit Hydro Project would have an installed capacity of 450 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on the existing 36inch-diameter Combined Conduit, which joins the Cub River conduit and Mink Creek conduits. These conduits are used to transport water for irrigation. The project would be located near the city of Preston in Franklin County, Idaho. Applicant Contact: Lyla Dettmer, 98 East 880 North Suite #5, Preston, ID 83263, Phone No. (208) 852–0562, ext 101. 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 52.5-foot-long, 36-inchdiameter pipe; (2) a proposed 36- by 32foot powerhouse containing a turbine generator unit with an installed capacity 450 kW; (3) the proposed tailrace structure which distributes the water into the irrigation system; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 2,631 megawatthours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or 70525 deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA ... 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 ..................... On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended by HREA FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended by HREA. 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. 1 18 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., CD15–2–000) 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 19, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–28012 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13466–003] City of Gresham; Notice of Effectiveness of Surrender On October 18, 2011, the Commission issued an Order Granting Exemption from Licensing (Conduit) 1 to the City of Gresham (exemptee) for the proposed City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 13466. The small conduit hydropower project would be located at the exemptee’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, in Multnomah County, Oregon. On October 21, 2014, the exemptee filed an application with the Commission to surrender the exemption. The exemptee has reevaluated the economics of the project and has decided not to move forward with construction of the project, citing insufficient economic returns and cheaper alternatives in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Accordingly, the Commission accepts the exemptee’s surrender of its exemption from licensing, effective 30 days from the date of this notice, at the close of business on Thursday, December 18, 2014. No license, exemption, or preliminary permit applications for the project site may be filed until Friday, December 19, 2014. Dated: November 19, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 City Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Y Y [FR Doc. 2014–28013 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] CFR 385.2001–2005 (2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 Y Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM of Gresham, 137 FERC ¶ 62,053 (2011). 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD15-2-000]


Consolidated Irrigation Company; Notice of Preliminary 
Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and 
Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene

    On November 12, 2014, the Consolidated Irrigation Company 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 Glendale Conduit Hydro Project would have an installed 
capacity of 450 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on the existing 36-
inch-diameter Combined Conduit, which joins the Cub River conduit and 
Mink Creek conduits. These conduits are used to transport water for 
irrigation. The project would be located near the city of Preston in 
Franklin County, Idaho.
    Applicant Contact: Lyla Dettmer, 98 East 880 North Suite #5, 
Preston, ID 83263, Phone No. (208) 852-0562, ext 101.
    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 52.5-foot-long, 36-inch-
diameter pipe; (2) a proposed 36- by 32-foot powerhouse containing a 
turbine generator unit with an installed capacity 450 kW; (3) the 
proposed tailrace structure which distributes the water into the 
irrigation system; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed

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project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 2,631 
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    The conduit the facility            Y
 HREA.                             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.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended    The facility is                     Y
 by HREA.                          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.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended   The facility has an                 Y
 by HREA.                          installed capacity that
                                   does not exceed 5
                                   megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended  On or before August 9,              Y
 by HREA.                          2013, the facility is
                                   not 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., CD15-2-000) 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 19, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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