Imperial Irrigation District; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 75145-75146 [2014-29535]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices 200-foot-long, 14-foot-wide open canal tailrace structure which returns the water into the Alamo River approximately 150 feet downstream of the convergence of the Central Drain and Alamo River; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 1,292 megawatt-hours. 75145 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 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. 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., CD15–12–000) 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: December 10, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–29539 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] 1 18 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD15–7–000] Imperial Irrigation District; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On November 26, 2014, the Imperial Irrigation 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 Westside Main Canal Heading In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 1,045 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on the existing Westside Main Canal. This conduit transports water for irrigation, municipal, and industrial purposes. The project would be located near the city of Calexico in Imperial County, California. Applicant Contact: Carl Stills, 1651 West Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243, Phone No. (760) 339–9701. 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 81-foot-long, 52-foot-wide covered concrete canal intake structure with three 10-foot-wide gates; (2) a proposed 15- by 60-foot powerhouse containing three turbine generator units with a total installed capacity of 1,045 kW; (3) the proposed 47-foot-long, 52foot-wide concrete box tailrace structure which returns the water into the E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 75146 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices Westside Main Canal; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 5,938 megawatthours. 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 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:// 1 18 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., CD15–7–000) 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: December 10, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–29535 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P CFR 385.2001–2005 (2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD15–16–000] Imperial Irrigation District; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On November 26, 2014, the Imperial Irrigation 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 Fillaree Check on Westside Main Canal InConduit Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 675 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on the existing Westside Main Canal. This conduit transports water for irrigation, municipal, and industrial purposes. The project would be located near the city of Edgar in Imperial County, California. Applicant Contact: Carl Stills, 1651 West Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243, Phone No. (760) 339–9701. 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) A proposed 20.2-foot-long, 35.8-foot-wide open concrete canal intake structure with two 10-foot wide gates; (2) a proposed 15- by 41-foot powerhouse containing two turbine generator units with a total installed capacity of 675 kW; (3) the proposed 184-foot-long, 35.8-foot-wide underground closed concrete box tailrace structure which returns the water into the Westside Main Canal; and E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD15-7-000]


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

    On November 26, 2014, the Imperial Irrigation 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 Westside Main Canal Heading In-Conduit Hydroelectric 
Project would have an installed capacity of 1,045 kilowatts (kW) and 
would be located on the existing Westside Main Canal. This conduit 
transports water for irrigation, municipal, and industrial purposes. 
The project would be located near the city of Calexico in Imperial 
County, California.
    Applicant Contact: Carl Stills, 1651 West Main Street, El Centro, 
CA 92243, Phone No. (760) 339-9701.
    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 81-foot-long, 52-foot-wide 
covered concrete canal intake structure with three 10-foot-wide gates; 
(2) a proposed 15- by 60-foot powerhouse containing three turbine 
generator units with a total installed capacity of 1,045 kW; (3) the 
proposed 47-foot-long, 52-foot-wide concrete box tailrace structure 
which returns the water into the

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Westside Main Canal; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed 
project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 5,938 
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
       Statutory provision                Description           (Y/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 by  The facility is                    Y
 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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 (2014).
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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., CD15-7-000) 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: December 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-29535 Filed 12-16-14; 8:45 am]
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