Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 2207-2208 [2016-00706]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 10 / Friday, January 15, 2016 / Notices Accession Number: 20160111–5311. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/1/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–706–001. Applicants: RE Garland A LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Amendment to Application and Initial Tariff Filing to be effective 2/12/2016. Filed Date: 1/11/16. Accession Number: 20160111–5312. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/1/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–708–000. Applicants: Calpine Energy Services, L.P. Description: Request for Limited Waiver and Shortened Comment Period of Calpine Energy Services, L.P. Filed Date: 1/8/16. Accession Number: 20160108–5278. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/19/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–710–000. Applicants: Arizona Public Service Company. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: Service Agreement No. 219— Amendment 2 to be effective 1/1/2016. Filed Date: 1/11/16. Accession Number: 20160111–5297. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/1/16. 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For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: January 11, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–00702 Filed 1–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jan 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2512–075] Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 2512–075. c. Date Filed: December 29, 2015. d. Applicant: Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC (Hawks Nest Hydro). e. Name of Project: Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the New River, in Fayette County, West Virginia. The project does not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Steven Murphy, Manager, Licensing, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, 33 West 1st Street South, Fulton, New York 13069; Telephone (315) 598–6130. i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury, (202) 502–6736 or monir.chowdhury@ ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. Project Description: The existing Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 948-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a crest elevation of 795.0 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29); (2) 14 ogeetype spillway bays extending almost the entire length of the dam, each with a 25foot-high by 50-foot-wide Stoney-type steel lift gate and separated by a 9-footwide concrete pier; (3) a 243-acre reservoir with a gross storage capacity of 7,323 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 819.9 feet NGVD29; (4) an intake structure located at the right shoreline (looking downstream) of the reservoir just upstream of the dam and consisting of a 110-foot-wide by 50-foothigh trashrack structure and a Stoneytype 42-foot-high by 50-foot-wide bulkhead intake gate that sits back approximately 50 feet from the opening where the trashrack is located; (5) a 16,240-foot-long tunnel that runs along the right side of the river to convey water from the intake to the powerhouse downstream of the New River; (6) a 600foot-long by 170-foot-wide surge basin PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2207 located at a point on the tunnel approximately 60 percent of the distance from the intake to the powerhouse; (7) a 116-foot-diameter and 56-foot-high differential surge tank located at the downstream end of the tunnel and before the powerhouse; (8) a 210-foot-long by 74.5-foot-wide powerhouse containing four turbinegenerator units, each with a rated capacity of approximately 25.5 megawatts; (9) two parallel approximately 5.5-mile-long, 69-kilovolt transmission lines; and (10) appurtenant facilities. Hawks Nest Hydro operates the project in a run-of-river mode. The existing license (Article 402) requires that the project release a continuous minimum flow of 100 cubic feet per second into the bypassed reach between the dam and the powerhouse. Hawks Nest Hydro proposes to continue run-ofriver operation and a modified minimum flow schedule for the bypassed reach. The project generates an annual average of 544,253 megawatthours. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room 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 in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. 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. n. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis. Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions. Commission issues EA ...... Comments on EA .............. February 2016. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 April 2016. August 2016. September 2016. 2208 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 10 / Friday, January 15, 2016 / Notices Milestone Target date Modified Terms and Conditions. Commission Issues Final EA, if necessary. November 2016. February 2017. o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: January 11, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–00706 Filed 1–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project Nos. 2593–031; 2823–020] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Algonquin Power (Beaver Falls), LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project Nos.: 2593–031 and 2823– 020. c. Date filed: December 30, 2015. d. Applicant: Algonquin Power (Beaver Falls), LLC. e. Name of Projects: Upper Beaver Falls and Lower Beaver Falls projects. f. Location: On the Beaver River, in the towns of Croghan and New Bremen, Lewis County, New York. The project does not occupy lands of the United States. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Robert A. Gates, Executive Vice President, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 65 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, Morristown, New Jersey 07960; (973) 998–8400; bob.gates@ eaglecreekre.com. i. FERC Contact: Andy Bernick, (202) 502–8660 or andrew.bernick@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jan 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: February 28, 2016. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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 numbers P–2593–031 and P–2823–020. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The existing project works are as follows: The Upper Beaver Falls Project consists of: (1) A 328-foot-long, 25-foothigh concrete gravity dam with an uncontrolled overflow spillway; (2) a 48-acre reservoir with a storage capacity of 800 acre-feet at elevation 799.4 feet North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88); (3) a 17-foot-high, 26.5-footwide, 27.5-foot-long intake structure with a steel trash rack; (4) a 90-footlong, 16-foot-wide, 8-foot-high concrete penstock; (5) a powerhouse containing one turbine-generator with a nameplate rating of 1,500 kilowatts (kW); (6) a tailrace excavated in the riverbed; (7) a 2,120-foot-long, 2.4-kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line connecting to an existing National Grid substation; and (8) other appurtenances. The project generates about 8,685 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually. The Lower Beaver Falls Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 400-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a maximum height of 14 feet, including: (i) A 240foot-long non-overflow section containing an 8-foot-wide spillway PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 topped with flashboards ranging from 6 to 8 inches in height and (ii) a 160-footlong overflow section with an ice sluice opening; (2) a 4-acre reservoir with a storage capacity of 27.9 acre-feet at a normal elevation of 769.6 feet NAVD 88; (3) an intake structure with a steel trash rack, integral with a powerhouse containing two 500-kW turbine and generator units; (4) a tailrace; (5) a 250foot-long, 2.4-kV transmission line connected to the Upper Beaver Falls powerhouse; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The project generates about 5,617 MWh annually. The Lower Beaver Falls Project is located approximately 600 feet downstream of the Upper Beaver Falls Project. The dams and existing project facilities for both projects are owned by the applicant. The applicant proposes no new project facilities or operational changes, but proposes that both projects be combined under a single license. o. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter one of the docket numbers excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. 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 these or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)— February 2016 Request Additional Information—February 2016 Issue Acceptance Letter—May 2016 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments— May 2016 Request Additional Information (if necessary)—July 2016 Issue Scoping Document 2—September 2016 Issue notice of ready for environmental analysis—September 2016 Commission issues EA, draft EA, or draft EIS—March 2017 Comments on EA, draft EA, or draft EIS— April 2017 Commission issues final EA or EIS—June 2017 E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 10 (Friday, January 15, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2512-075]


Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing 
With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing 
and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 2512-075.
    c. Date Filed: December 29, 2015.
    d. Applicant: Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC (Hawks Nest Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the New River, in 
Fayette County, West Virginia. The project does not occupy any federal 
lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Steven Murphy, Manager, Licensing, Brookfield 
Renewable Energy Group, 33 West 1st Street South, Fulton, New York 
13069; Telephone (315) 598-6130.
    i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury, (202) 502-6736 or 
monir.chowdhury@ferc.gov.
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. Project Description: The existing Hawks Nest Hydroelectric 
Project consists of: (1) A 948-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a 
crest elevation of 795.0 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 
(NGVD29); (2) 14 ogee-type spillway bays extending almost the entire 
length of the dam, each with a 25-foot-high by 50-foot-wide Stoney-type 
steel lift gate and separated by a 9-foot-wide concrete pier; (3) a 
243-acre reservoir with a gross storage capacity of 7,323 acre-feet at 
a normal pool elevation of 819.9 feet NGVD29; (4) an intake structure 
located at the right shoreline (looking downstream) of the reservoir 
just upstream of the dam and consisting of a 110-foot-wide by 50-foot-
high trashrack structure and a Stoney-type 42-foot-high by 50-foot-wide 
bulkhead intake gate that sits back approximately 50 feet from the 
opening where the trashrack is located; (5) a 16,240-foot-long tunnel 
that runs along the right side of the river to convey water from the 
intake to the powerhouse downstream of the New River; (6) a 600-foot-
long by 170-foot-wide surge basin located at a point on the tunnel 
approximately 60 percent of the distance from the intake to the 
powerhouse; (7) a 116-foot-diameter and 56-foot-high differential surge 
tank located at the downstream end of the tunnel and before the 
powerhouse; (8) a 210-foot-long by 74.5-foot-wide powerhouse containing 
four turbine-generator units, each with a rated capacity of 
approximately 25.5 megawatts; (9) two parallel approximately 5.5-mile-
long, 69-kilovolt transmission lines; and (10) appurtenant facilities.
    Hawks Nest Hydro operates the project in a run-of-river mode. The 
existing license (Article 402) requires that the project release a 
continuous minimum flow of 100 cubic feet per second into the bypassed 
reach between the dam and the powerhouse. Hawks Nest Hydro proposes to 
continue run-of-river operation and a modified minimum flow schedule 
for the bypassed reach. The project generates an annual average of 
544,253 megawatt-hours.
    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room 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 in the docket number field to access the document. For 
assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov 
or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above.
    m. 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.
    n. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the 
schedule may be made as appropriate.

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               Milestone                           Target date
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Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready     February 2016.
 for Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations, preliminary   April 2016.
 terms and conditions, and fishway
 prescriptions.
Commission issues EA...................  August 2016.
Comments on EA.........................  September 2016.

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Modified Terms and Conditions..........  November 2016.
Commission Issues Final EA, if           February 2017.
 necessary.
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    o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: January 11, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-00706 Filed 1-14-16; 8:45 am]
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