Pacific Gas and Electric Company Nevada Irrigation District; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Drum-Spaulding, Lower Drum, Deer Creek, and Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Projects, 78419-78420 [2014-30423]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit original and 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 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[FR Doc. 2014–30421 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–34–000] AMP Gathering I, LP; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on December 15, 2014, pursuant to section 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2014), AMP Gathering I, LP (Align Midstream) submitted a petition for declaratory order seeking a ruling that certain natural gas pipeline and appurtenant facilities (Carthage Gathering Facilities) to be acquired by Align Midstream from Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (Southern) will perform a gathering function upon their abandonment and sale, and therefore will be exempt from the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to section l(b) of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. 717, et seq.1 Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion 1 Moreover, in Docket No. CP15–30–000, Southern filed a request for authorization to abandon, by sale to Align Midstream, certain facilities. Notice of Application, issued December 18, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78419 to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 14, 2015 Dated: December 18, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–30422 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2310–193—California; Project No. 14531–000—California; Project No. 14530–000—California; Project No. 2266– 102—California] Pacific Gas and Electric Company Nevada Irrigation District; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper DrumSpaulding, Lower Drum, Deer Creek, and Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Projects In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)(18 CFR part 380 [FERC Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897]), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the applications for license for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Upper Drum-Spaulding (FERC No. 2310), Lower Drum (FERC No. 14531), and Deer Creek (FERC No. 14530) Projects and Nevada Irrigation District’s Yuba-Bear Project (FERC No. 2266) and has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the projects. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 78420 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices The Upper Drum-Spaulding, Lower Drum, and Deer Creek Projects are located within three primary river basins, the South Yuba River, Bear River, and North Fork of the North Fork American River, in Nevada and Placer Counties, California, and occupy 994 acres of federal lands administered by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Bureau of Reclamation. The Yuba-Bear Project is located within three major river basins, the Middle Yuba River, South Yuba River, and Bear River, in Sierra, Nevada, and Placer Counties, California, and occupies 1,748 acres of federal lands administered by the Forest Service and BLM. The final EIS contains staff’s analysis of the applicants’ proposals and the alternatives for relicensing the four projects. The final EIS documents the views of governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the license applicants, and Commission staff. A copy of the final EIS is available for review at the Commission 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, to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (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. All comments must be filed by Monday, February 9, 2015, and should reference Project Nos. 2310–193, 14531– 000, 14530–000, and/or 2266–102. Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ferconline.asp) under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on ‘‘Quick Comment.’’ For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. For further information, please contact Alan Mitchnick at (202) 502– 6074 or at alan.mitchnick@ferc.gov. Dated: December 19, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–30423 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. 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 Fulton Hydropower Project would have an installed capacity of 406 kilowatts (kW), and would be located at the end of an existing 20-inch-diameter pipeline used for the purposes of irrigation and stockwater. The project would be located near the city of Mackay in Custer County, Idaho. Applicant Contact: John Crockett, 3296 Snowflake Way, Boise, ID 83706, Phone No. (208) 344–5319. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502–6778, email: christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A proposed 850-square-foot powerhouse; (2) one twin jet Pelton turbine connected to an induction generator with an installed capacity of 406 kW; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 1,330 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. Gordon Fulton; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions to Intervene On December 12, 2014, Gordon Fulton filed a notice of intent to 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 .................. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended HREA. by by On or before August 9, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y 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 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78419-78420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30423]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2310-193--California; Project No. 14531-000--California; 
Project No. 14530-000--California; Project No. 2266-102--California]


Pacific Gas and Electric Company Nevada Irrigation District; 
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Upper Drum-Spaulding, Lower Drum, Deer Creek, and Yuba-Bear 
Hydroelectric Projects

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) 
regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)(18 CFR 
part 380 [FERC Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897]), the Office of Energy 
Projects has reviewed the applications for license for Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company's Upper Drum-Spaulding (FERC No. 2310), Lower Drum 
(FERC No. 14531), and Deer Creek (FERC No. 14530) Projects and Nevada 
Irrigation District's Yuba-Bear Project (FERC No. 2266) and has 
prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the projects.

[[Page 78420]]

    The Upper Drum-Spaulding, Lower Drum, and Deer Creek Projects are 
located within three primary river basins, the South Yuba River, Bear 
River, and North Fork of the North Fork American River, in Nevada and 
Placer Counties, California, and occupy 994 acres of federal lands 
administered by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 
and Bureau of Reclamation. The Yuba-Bear Project is located within 
three major river basins, the Middle Yuba River, South Yuba River, and 
Bear River, in Sierra, Nevada, and Placer Counties, California, and 
occupies 1,748 acres of federal lands administered by the Forest 
Service and BLM.
    The final EIS contains staff's analysis of the applicants' 
proposals and the alternatives for relicensing the four projects. The 
final EIS documents the views of governmental agencies, non-
governmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the 
license applicants, and Commission staff.
    A copy of the final EIS is available for review at the Commission 
or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the ``e-Library'' link. Enter the docket number, excluding the 
last three digits, to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208-
3676, or for TTY, contact (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.
    All comments must be filed by Monday, February 9, 2015, and should 
reference Project Nos. 2310-193, 14531-000, 14530-000, and/or 2266-102. 
Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site 
(http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ferconline.asp) under the ``eFiling'' 
link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on 
``Quick Comment.'' For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. 
Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, 
documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original to: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    For further information, please contact Alan Mitchnick at (202) 
502-6074 or at alan.mitchnick@ferc.gov.

    Dated: December 19, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-30423 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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