Dan Sullivan; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 45208-45209 [2015-18479]

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[FR Doc. 2015–18590 Filed 7–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD15–29–000] Dan Sullivan; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On June 30, 2015, Dan Sullivan 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 Drake Cottonwood Hydropower Project would have an installed capacity of 14 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on the existing irrigation canal off Cottonwood Creek; 1.5 miles of the canal will be enclosed with a 15-inch-diameter pipe. The project would be located near Hotchkiss in Delta County, Colorado. Applicant Contact: Dan Sullivan, 8301 Crawford Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, Phone No. (970) 216–6925. 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) 1.5 miles of 15-inch PVC pipe located on the existing irrigation canal off Cottonwood Creek; (2) a proposed 10-foot-long by 12foot-wide by 8-foot-high powerhouse containing four generating units with a total installed capacity of 14 kW; (3) a 4-foot-long by 10-foot-wide tailrace returning flow back into the irrigation canal; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 95 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 Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA .. The conduit the facility uses 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jul 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y 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/ 1 18 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM CFR 385.2001–2005 (2014). 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 145 / Wednesday, July 29, 2015 / Notices Combined Notice of Filings #1 Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Eligibility for Start-Up Offer Cancellation Costs to be effective 10/1/ 2015. Filed Date: 7/21/15. Accession Number: 20150721–5149. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/11/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2236–000. Applicants: Midwest Power Transmission Arkansas, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Midwest Power Transmission Arkansas, LLC to be effective 9/21/2015. Filed Date: 7/22/15. Accession Number: 20150722–5001. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/12/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2237–000. Applicants: Kanstar Transmission, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Kanstar Transmission, LLC to be effective 9/21/2015. Filed Date: 7/22/15. 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Applicants: Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: RGE–RED Borderline Service Agreement to be effective 7/22/2015. Filed Date: 7/21/15. Accession Number: 20150721–5148. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/11/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2235–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. 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., CD15–29–000) 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: July 22, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–18479 Filed 7–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Energy Regulatory Commission VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jul 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45209 Dated: July 22, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–18566 Filed 7–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD15–30–000] Sweetwater Authority; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On July 14, 2015, Sweetwater Authority 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 Perdue Water Treatment Plant Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 700 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on San Diego County Water Authority’s existing raw water Pipeline 3, which carries raw water to a 24-inch diameter turnout pipe which in turn transports water into the Perdue Water Treatment Plant. The project would be located near Spring Valley in San Diego County, California. Applicant Contact: Scott McClelland, Sweetwater Authority, 100 Lakeview Avenue, Spring Valley, CA 91977, Phone No. (619) 409–1413. 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 32-foot-long, 16-inch diameter pipe to generating unit one and a proposed 23foot-long, 14-inch-diameter pipe to generating unit two; (2) a proposed powerhouse containing two generating units with a total installed capacity of 700 kW; (3) a proposed 10-foot-long, 16inch diameter pipe from unit one and a proposed 23-foot-long, 16-inch-diameter pipe which merge into a proposed 11foot-long, 24-inch-diameter discharge pipe into the treatment plant; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 3,784 megawatthours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD15-29-000]


Dan Sullivan; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying 
Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To 
Intervene

    On June 30, 2015, Dan Sullivan 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 Drake 
Cottonwood Hydropower Project would have an installed capacity of 14 
kilowatts (kW) and would be located on the existing irrigation canal 
off Cottonwood Creek; 1.5 miles of the canal will be enclosed with a 
15-inch-diameter pipe. The project would be located near Hotchkiss in 
Delta County, Colorado.
    Applicant Contact: Dan Sullivan, 8301 Crawford Road, Hotchkiss, CO 
81419, Phone No. (970) 216-6925.
    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) 1.5 miles of 15-inch PVC pipe located on 
the existing irrigation canal off Cottonwood Creek; (2) a proposed 10-
foot-long by 12-foot-wide by 8-foot-high powerhouse containing four 
generating units with a total installed capacity of 14 kW; (3) a 4-
foot-long by 10-foot-wide tailrace returning flow back into the 
irrigation canal; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project 
would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 95 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                      Y
 HREA.                            facility uses 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         On or before August 9,               Y
 amended 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 (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/

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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., CD15-29-000) 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: July 22, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-18479 Filed 7-28-15; 8:45 am]
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