Cat Creek Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 53509-53510 [2015-21985]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Notices comments in Washington, DC on or before September 30, 2015. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the project docket number (CP15–137–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or efiling@ferc.gov. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).1 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. The Commission grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP15– 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 137). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: August 31, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–21988 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14655–000] Cat Creek Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On December 12, 2014, Cat Creek Energy, LLC (Cat Creek) filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Cat Creek Energy Generation Facility Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (Cat Creek project). The project would be located at the US Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Anderson Ranch reservoir 1 on the South Fork of the Boise River near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho. 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 1 On November 24, 2014, Owyhee Hydro, LLC also filed a preliminary permit to use the Anderson Ranch reservoir as a lower reservoir for the Anderson Ranch Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P–14648), and thus may be competing for the same water resource. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53509 upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. On December 19, 2014, the Commission asked Reclamation to confirm that non-federal development is authorized at the Anderson Ranch site. On January 30, 2015, Reclamation responded stating that it retains jurisdiction over hydropower development at the Anderson Ranch dam, reservoir, and powerhouse, which are part of Reclamation’s Boise Project. On June 8, 2015, the Commission responded and agreed with Reclamation’s jurisdictional decision over hydropower development at the Boise Project’s Anderson Ranch dam, powerhouse, and reservoir. However, the Commission would retain jurisdiction for hydropower facilities that would be located outside of Reclamation’s development. Thus, an entity seeking to build a hydropower project that would use Reclamation’s Boise Project facilities would need to obtain a lease of power privilege from Reclamation, but it also would need to obtain a license from the Commission for those facilities of the hydropower project that are not under Reclamation’s jurisdiction. On August 21, 2015, Cat Creek filed minor revisions to the original Cat Creek project permit application. The revised Cat Creek project would use the existing Anderson Ranch reservoir, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 3.4-mile-long, 80-foot-high earthen dam; (2) a 38,000-acre-foot impoundment as an upper reservoir; (3) two, 5,600-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (4) two, 100-footdiameter concrete silos; (5) two, 200megawatt vertical Francis turbines/ generators; (6) an 8.0-mile-long, 230kilovolt transmission line interconnecting with the existing Bonneville Power Administration Dixie Substation; (7) an approximately 3.6mile-long access road; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Cat Creek project would be 1,401.6 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact for the Cat Creek project: Nicholas Josten, Cat Creek Energy, LLC, 1989 South 1875 East, Gooding, ID 83330; phone: (208) 954– 5090. FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue; phone: (202) 502–8556. 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. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 53510 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Notices 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–14655–000. 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–14655) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: August 28, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–21985 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14681–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Peterson Machinery Sales; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On June 3, 2015, Peterson Machinery Sales filed an application for a preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed Boardman River Hydro-Electric Project No. 14681–000, to be located on the Boardman River near Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 The proposed project consists of the Boardman Dam Development located at River Mile 6.1 and the Sabin Dam Development located at River Mile 5.3. The Boardman Dam Development would consist of: (1) A 103-acre Boardman Pond; (2) a 650-foot-long west earth-filled abutment, a 20-footwide emergency spillway, a 40-foot-long intake structure containing twin 10-footdiameter by 73-foot-long steel penstocks leading to the powerhouse, and an approximately 150-foot-long earth-filled east abutment; (3) a 70-foot-long, 20foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse containing a 1,000 kilowatt turbine-generator; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The Sabin Dam Development would consist of: (1) A 40-acre Sabin Pond; (2) a 60-foot-long earth west embankment, a 70-foot-long by 20-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse integral with the dam containing a 500 kilowatt turbine-generator, a 52-foot-long intermediate earth embankment, a 32foot-long stop wide spillway section, an 18-foot wide tainter gate spillway section, and a 330-foot-long earth east embankment; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The project would generate an estimated 7,600 megawatt hours annually. Applicant Contact: Charles R. Peterson, 9627 Seth Road, Northport, MI 49670; phone: 231–649–8706. FERC Contact: Sergiu Serban, (202) 502–6211. 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–14681–000. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–14681) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: August 28, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–21986 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14648–000] Owyhee Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On November 24, 2014, Owyhee Hydro, LLC (Owyhee Hydro) filed an application for preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Anderson Ranch Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (Anderson Ranch project). The project would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Anderson Ranch dam and reservoir 1 on the South Fork of the Boise River near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho. 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. On December 4, 2014, the Commission asked Reclamation to confirm that non-federal development is authorized at the Anderson Ranch site. On January 30, 2015, Reclamation responded stating that it retains jurisdiction over hydropower development at the Anderson Ranch dam, reservoir, and powerhouse, which are part of Reclamation’s Boise Project. On June 8, 2015, the Commission 1 On December 12, 2014, Cat Creek Energy, LLC also filed for a preliminary permit to use the Anderson Ranch reservoir as a lower reservoir for the Cat Creek Energy Generation Facility Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P–14655), and thus may be competing for the same water resource. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 172 (Friday, September 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53509-53510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21985]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14655-000]


Cat Creek Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On December 12, 2014, Cat Creek Energy, LLC (Cat Creek) filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Cat Creek 
Energy Generation Facility Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (Cat 
Creek project). The project would be located at the US Bureau of 
Reclamation's (Reclamation) Anderson Ranch reservoir \1\ on the South 
Fork of the Boise River near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho.
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    \1\ On November 24, 2014, Owyhee Hydro, LLC also filed a 
preliminary permit to use the Anderson Ranch reservoir as a lower 
reservoir for the Anderson Ranch Pumped Storage Hydroelectric 
Project (P-14648), and thus may be competing for the same water 
resource.
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    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.
    On December 19, 2014, the Commission asked Reclamation to confirm 
that non-federal development is authorized at the Anderson Ranch site. 
On January 30, 2015, Reclamation responded stating that it retains 
jurisdiction over hydropower development at the Anderson Ranch dam, 
reservoir, and powerhouse, which are part of Reclamation's Boise 
Project. On June 8, 2015, the Commission responded and agreed with 
Reclamation's jurisdictional decision over hydropower development at 
the Boise Project's Anderson Ranch dam, powerhouse, and reservoir. 
However, the Commission would retain jurisdiction for hydropower 
facilities that would be located outside of Reclamation's development. 
Thus, an entity seeking to build a hydropower project that would use 
Reclamation's Boise Project facilities would need to obtain a lease of 
power privilege from Reclamation, but it also would need to obtain a 
license from the Commission for those facilities of the hydropower 
project that are not under Reclamation's jurisdiction.
    On August 21, 2015, Cat Creek filed minor revisions to the original 
Cat Creek project permit application. The revised Cat Creek project 
would use the existing Anderson Ranch reservoir, and would consist of 
the following new facilities: (1) A 3.4-mile-long, 80-foot-high earthen 
dam; (2) a 38,000-acre-foot impoundment as an upper reservoir; (3) two, 
5,600-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (4) two, 100-foot-
diameter concrete silos; (5) two, 200-megawatt vertical Francis 
turbines/generators; (6) an 8.0-mile-long, 230- kilovolt transmission 
line interconnecting with the existing Bonneville Power Administration 
Dixie Substation; (7) an approximately 3.6-mile-long access road; and 
(8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Cat 
Creek project would be 1,401.6 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact for the Cat Creek project: Nicholas Josten, Cat 
Creek Energy, LLC, 1989 South 1875 East, Gooding, ID 83330; phone: 
(208) 954-5090.
    FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue; phone: (202) 502-8556.
    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.

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    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-14655-000.
    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-14655) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: August 28, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-21985 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P