Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 52043 [2015-21261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 166 / Thursday, August 27, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14687–000] rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On June 25, 2015, the Energy Resources USA Inc. filed an application for a preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed Lock and Dam No.11 Hydroelectric Project No. 14687–000, to be located at the existing Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 11 on the Mississippi River, near the City of Dubuque, in Grant County, Wisconsin. The Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 11 is owned by the United States government and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any landdisturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of: (1) A new 770-foot-long by 300-footwide earthen intake area; (2) a new 220foot by 90-foot concrete powerhouse containing four 2.5-megawatt hydropower turbine-generators having a total combined generating capacity of 10 megawatts; (3) one new 1000-foot-long by 220-foot-wide tailrace; (4) a new intake retaining wall and new tailrace retaining wall each measuring 85-footlong by 43-foot-high by 3-foot-thick; (5) a new 50-foot by 60-foot switchyard; (6) a new 1.52-mile-long, 69-kilovolt transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 119,655 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; telephone +34 932523840. FERC Contact: Tyrone A. Williams, (202) 502–6331. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Aug 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14687–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14687) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 1–866– 208–3676. Dated: August 20, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. ER02–2001–019, ER13–392– 000, ER11–4531–000, ER12–2514–000] Electric Quarterly Reports: M&R Energy Resources Corp., Reliable Power, LLC, Susterra Energy, LLC; Order on Intent To Revoke MarketBased Rate Authority Before Commissioners: Norman C. Bay, Chairman; Philip D. Moeller, Cheryl A. LaFleur, Tony Clark, and Colette D. Honorable. 1. Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824d (2012), and 18 CFR part 35 (2015), require, among other things, that all rates, terms, and conditions of jurisdictional services be filed with the Commission. In Order No. 2001, the Commission revised its public utility filing requirements and established a requirement for public utilities, including power marketers, to file Electric Quarterly Reports summarizing the contractual terms and conditions in their agreements for all Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 jurisdictional services (including market-based power sales, cost-based power sales, and transmission service) and providing transaction information (including rates) for short-term and long-term power sales during the most recent calendar quarter.1 2. The Commission requires sellers with market-based rate authorization to file Electric Quarterly Reports.2 Commission staff’s review of the Electric Quarterly Report submittals indicates that the following three public utilities with market-based rate authorization have failed to file their Electric Quarterly Reports: M&R Energy Resources Corp.; Reliable Power, LLC; and Susterra Energy, LLC. This order notifies these public utilities that their market-based rate authorizations will be revoked unless they comply with the Commission’s requirements within 15 days of the date of issuance of this order. 3. In Order No. 2001, the Commission stated that, [i]f a public utility fails to file a[n] Electric Quarterly Report (without an appropriate request for extension), or fails to report an agreement in a report, that public utility may forfeit its market-based rate authority and may be required to file a new application for market-based rate authority if it wishes to resume making sales at market-based rates.[3] 4. The Commission further stated that, [FR Doc. 2015–21261 Filed 8–26–15; 8:45 am] PO 00000 52043 [o]nce this rule becomes effective, the requirement to comply with this rule will supersede the conditions in public utilities’ market-based rate authorizations, and failure to comply with the requirements of this rule will subject public utilities to the same consequences they would face for not satisfying the conditions in their rate authorizations, including possible revocation 1 Revised Public Utility Filing Requirements, Order No. 2001, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,127, reh’g denied, Order No. 2001–A, 100 FERC ¶ 61,074, reh’g denied, Order No. 2001–B, 100 FERC ¶ 61,342, order directing filing, Order No. 2001–C, 101 FERC ¶ 61,314 (2002), order directing filing, Order No. 2001–D, 102 FERC ¶ 61,334, order refining filing requirements, Order No. 2001–E, 105 FERC ¶ 61,352 (2003), order on clarification, Order No. 2001–F, 106 FERC ¶ 61,060 (2004), order revising filing requirements, Order No. 2001–G, 120 FERC ¶ 61,270, order on reh’g and clarification, Order No. 2001–H, 121 FERC ¶ 61,289 (2007), order revising filing requirements, Order No. 2001–I, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,282 (2008). 2 See, e.g., Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities, Order No. 697, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,252, at P 3, clarified, 121 FERC ¶ 61,260 (2007), order on reh’g, Order No. 697–A, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,268, clarified, 124 FERC ¶ 61,055, order on reh’g, Order No. 697–B, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,285 (2008), order on reh’g, Order No. 697–C, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,291 (2009), order on reh’g, Order No. 697–D, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,305 (2010), aff’d sub nom. Mont. Consumer Counsel v. FERC, 659 F.3d 910 (9th Cir. 2011), cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 26 (2012). 3 Order No. 2001, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,127 at P 222. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14687-000]


Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On June 25, 2015, the Energy Resources USA Inc. filed an 
application for a preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal 
Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed Lock and 
Dam No.11 Hydroelectric Project No. 14687-000, to be located at the 
existing Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 11 on the Mississippi 
River, near the City of Dubuque, in Grant County, Wisconsin. The 
Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 11 is owned by the United States 
government and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant 
the permit holder priority to file a license application during the 
permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder 
to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands 
or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.
    The proposed project would consist of: (1) A new 770-foot-long by 
300-foot-wide earthen intake area; (2) a new 220-foot by 90-foot 
concrete powerhouse containing four 2.5-megawatt hydropower turbine-
generators having a total combined generating capacity of 10 megawatts; 
(3) one new 1000-foot-long by 220-foot-wide tailrace; (4) a new intake 
retaining wall and new tailrace retaining wall each measuring 85-foot-
long by 43-foot-high by 3-foot-thick; (5) a new 50-foot by 60-foot 
switchyard; (6) a new 1.52-mile-long, 69-kilovolt transmission line; 
and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated 
annual generation of 119,655 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 
804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; telephone +34 932523840.
    FERC Contact: Tyrone A. Williams, (202) 502-6331.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. 
Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications 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. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-14687-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14687) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 1-866-208-
3676.

    Dated: August 20, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-21261 Filed 8-26-15; 8:45 am]
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