Blue River Hydro Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 53511-53512 [2015-21987]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Notices 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 July 27, 2015, Owyhee Hydro filed a revised application providing an additional alternative to the proposed Anderson Ranch project. The revised Anderson Ranch project has three alternatives: Alternatives A, B, and C. Alternatives A and B would use the existing Anderson Ranch dam, reservoir, powerhouse, tailrace, and transmission lines, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 1,060foot-long, 65-foot-high zoned earth or concrete faced rockfill dam; (2) a 900acre-foot impoundment as an upper reservoir; (3) a 4,180-foot-long, 9.1-footdiameter single steel penstock (6.5-footdiameter if twin conduit); (4) a single 80-megawatt (MW) reversible pump turbine/generator to be located within the third bay of the existing powerhouse; and (5) appurtenant facilities. Alternative C would use the existing Anderson Ranch dam, reservoir, and powerhouse, and would consist of the same new facilities as in Alternatives A and B except it would have: (1) A 4,180-foot-long, 9.1-footdiameter single steel penstock (6.5-footdiameter if twin conduit) and a 3,440foot-long, 9.1-foot-diameter single steel penstock (6.5-foot-diameter if twin conduit); (2) a 250-foot-long, 90-footwide concrete powerhouse located adjacent to the existing Anderson Ranch reservoir; (3) a single 80–MW Pelton turbine/generator; and (4) a 3,400-footlong, 69 or 115-kilovolt transmission line interconnecting with the existing Bonneville Power Administration Dixie Substation. The estimated annual generation for the Anderson Ranch project would be 175.2 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact for the Anderson Ranch project: Mr. Matthew Shapiro, Owyhee Hydro, LLC, 1210 W. Franklin St., Ste. 2, Boise, ID 83702; phone: (208) 246–9925. FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue; phone: (202) 502–8556. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 (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–14648–000. 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–14648) 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. 2015–21984 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–0–1P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14690–000] Blue River Hydro Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On July 1, 2015, Blue River Hydro Power, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Blue River Hydroelectric Project (Blue River Project or project) to be located at Blue River Dam near the Town of Blue River in Lane County, Oregon. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53511 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 utilize flows at the existing Blue River Dam, and would consist of the following new features: (1) A 12-foot-diameter, 500foot-long steel liner pipe installed in the downstream portion of the existing dam outlet tunnel, (2) a gatehouse containing two 7-foot-wide, 8-foot-high steel slidegates to regulate pipe pressure and release excess water, (3) a 9-foot- to 12foot-diameter, 600-foot-long steel penstock, (4) a 70-foot-wide, 55-footlong reinforced concrete powerhouse, (5) two 10 megawatt vertical-shaft Francis turbine/generators, (6) an approximately 40-foot-wide, 40-footlong concrete tailrace returning flows to the Blue River, (7) a switchyard and a 2.5-mile-long, 12.5-kilovolt buried transmission line interconnecting with Lane Electric Cooperative’s existing Blue River substation, and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Blue River Project would be 50 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Rett Hubbard, Blue River Hydro Power, LLC, 285 East Oregon Avenue, Suite 7, Creswell, Oregon 97426; phone: (541) 632–4706. FERC Contact: Sean O’Neill; phone: (202) 502–6462. 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–14690–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 53512 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Notices 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–14690) 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. 2015–21987 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL15–96–000] Backyard Farms Energy LLC, Devonshire Energy LLC: Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Take notice that on August 27, 2015, in accordance with section 35.42(a)(2) of the regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), 18 CFR 35.42(a)(2), Order No. 652,1 and Order No. 697,2 Backyard Farms Energy LLC and Devonshire Energy LLC (MBR Entities), filed a petition for declaratory order requesting that the Commission find that the MBR Entities are not affiliates of or under ‘‘common control’’ with the Fidelity Accounts or FIL Limited (FIL), or, in the alternative, that even if such an affiliation is deemed to exist, investments by the Fidelity Accounts or FIL would not affect the conditions relied upon by the Commission when granting marketbased rate authorization to the extent such investments are passive investments, as more fully described in the petition. 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 1 Reporting Requirement for Changes in Status for Public Utilities With Market-Based Rate Authority, Order No. 652, 70 FR 8253 (Feb. 18, 2005), reh’g, 111 FERC ¶ 61,413 (2005). 2 Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities, Order No. 697, 72 FR 39904 (July 20, 2007), clarified, 72 FR 72239 (Dec. 20, 2007), reh’g, Order No. 697–A, 73 FR 25832 (May 7, 2008) (‘‘Order No. 697–A’’), reh’g, 124 FERC ¶ 61,055 (2008), reh’g, Order No. 697–B, 73 FR 79610 (Dec. 30, 2008), reh’g, Order No. 697–C, 74 FR 30924 (June 29, 2009), reh’g, Order No. 697–D, 57 FR 14342 (March 25, 2010), clarified 131 FERC ¶ 61,021 (2010), reh’g denied, 134 FERC ¶ 61,046 (2011), reh’g denied, 143 FERC ¶ 61,126 (2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 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 September 28, 2015. Dated: August 28, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–21983 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9933–59–Region 5] Proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement for the Delco Chassis Industrial Land I & II Site in Livonia, Michigan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Prospective Purchaser Agreement, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning a portion of the Delco Chassis Industrial Land I & II Site in Livonia, Michigan with the following settling party: Livonia West Commerce Center, LLC. The settlement requires the Settling Party to provide access to the Property, exercise due care with respect to existing contamination, and, if SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 necessary, execute and record a Declaration of Restrictive Covenant. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act with respect to the Existing Contamination. Existing Contamination is defined as any hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants or Waste Material present or existing on or under the Property as of the Effective Date of the Settlement Agreement; any hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants or Waste Material that migrated from the Property prior to the Effective Date of the Settlement Agreement; and any hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants or Waste Material presently at the Site that migrates onto, on, under, or from the Property after the Effective Date of the Settlement Agreement. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the EPA, Region 5, Records Center, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Fl., Chicago, Illinois 60604. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at the EPA, Region 5, Records Center, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Fl., Chicago, Illinois 60604. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Mail Code: C–14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Comments should reference the Delco Chassis Industrial Land I & II Site, Livonia, Michigan and EPA Docket No. V–W– 15–C–024 and should be addressed to Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Mail Code: C– 14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Mail Code: C– 14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Settling Party proposes to acquire ownership of a portion of the former E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 172 (Friday, September 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53511-53512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21987]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14690-000]


Blue River Hydro Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On July 1, 2015, Blue River Hydro Power, LLC filed an application 
for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power 
Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Blue River 
Hydroelectric Project (Blue River Project or project) to be located at 
Blue River Dam near the Town of Blue River in Lane County, Oregon. 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 utilize flows at the existing Blue River 
Dam, and would consist of the following new features: (1) A 12-foot-
diameter, 500-foot-long steel liner pipe installed in the downstream 
portion of the existing dam outlet tunnel, (2) a gatehouse containing 
two 7-foot-wide, 8-foot-high steel slidegates to regulate pipe pressure 
and release excess water, (3) a 9-foot- to 12-foot-diameter, 600-foot-
long steel penstock, (4) a 70-foot-wide, 55-foot-long reinforced 
concrete powerhouse, (5) two 10 megawatt vertical-shaft Francis 
turbine/generators, (6) an approximately 40-foot-wide, 40-foot-long 
concrete tailrace returning flows to the Blue River, (7) a switchyard 
and a 2.5-mile-long, 12.5-kilovolt buried transmission line 
interconnecting with Lane Electric Cooperative's existing Blue River 
substation, and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual 
generation of the Blue River Project would be 50 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Rett Hubbard, Blue River Hydro Power, LLC, 
285 East Oregon Avenue, Suite 7, Creswell, Oregon 97426; phone: (541) 
632-4706.
    FERC Contact: Sean O'Neill; phone: (202) 502-6462.
    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-14690-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can

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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-14690) 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. 2015-21987 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]
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