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, 2208-2209 [2016-00707]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 10 / Friday, January 15, 2016 / Notices 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. 2016–00707 Filed 1–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER13–1356–002. Applicants: Duke Energy Florida, LLC. Description: Amendment to December 21, 2015 Compliance filing [including Pro Forma sheets] of Duke Energy Florida, LLC. Filed Date: 1/8/16. Accession Number: 20160108–5264. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/29/16. Docket Numbers: ER15–1618–003. Applicants: Duke Energy Florida, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: ROE Settlement IA’s Amendment RS 80, 82 & 105 to be effective 5/1/2015. Filed Date: 1/8/16. Accession Number: 20160108–5124. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/29/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–704–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: Revisions to Identify US/Canada Border as a Point-of-Delivery/Point-ofReceipt to be effective 3/8/2016. Filed Date: 1/8/16. Accession Number: 20160108–5231. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/29/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–705–000. Applicants: RE Garland LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Application and Initial Baseline Tariff Filing to be effective 2/12/2016. Filed Date: 1/8/16. Accession Number: 20160108–5238. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/29/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–706–000. Applicants: RE Garland A LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Application and Initial Baseline Tariff Filing to be effective 2/12/2016. Filed Date: 1/8/16. Accession Number: 20160108–5239. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/29/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–707–000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jan 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: Ministerial Revisions to Montana OATT to be effective 3/12/2016. Filed Date: 1/11/16. Accession Number: 20160111–5134. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/1/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–709–000. Applicants: No Applicants listed for this docket/subdocket. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: 607R26 Westar Energy, Inc. NITSA NOA to be effective 1/1/2016. Filed Date: 1/11/16. Accession Number: 20160111–5167. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/1/16. 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. Dated: January 11, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–00708 Filed 1–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Staff Attendance at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) Meetings of the Miso Competitive Retail Solution Task Team (CSRTT) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that members of its staff may attend the January meetings of the MISO CSRTT. Their attendance is part of the Commission’s ongoing outreach efforts. The first meeting will be held by conference call on January 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Dial-in and webcast information may be found at https://www.misoenergy.org/ Events/Pages/CSRTT20160115.aspx. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2209 The second meeting will be held on January 29, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern at the Illinois Commerce Commission Hearing Room, 160 North LaSalle, Suite C–800, Chicago, IL 60601. The discussions may address matters at issue in the following proceedings: Docket No. ER11–4081, Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. EL12–54, Viridity Energy, Inc. v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER13–535, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER13–2108, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–504, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–822, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket Nos. ER14–1461 and EL14–48, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–2940, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER15–135, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket Nos. ER15–623 and EL15–29, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL14–20, Independent Market Monitor for PJM v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket Nos. EL14–94 and EL14–36, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL14–55, FirstEnergy Service Company v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL15–41, Essential Power Rock Springs, L.L.C. et al. v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL15–46, Champion Energy Marketing L.L.C. v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL15–80, Advanced Energy Management Alliance Coalition v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL15–83, National Resources Defense Council, et al., v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL15–70, Public Citizen, Inc. v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. EL15–71, People of the State of Illinois v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. EL15–72, Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. EL15–82, Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Patrick Clarey, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at (317) 249–5937 or patrick.clarey@ferc.gov. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 10 (Friday, January 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2208-2209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00707]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project Nos. 2593-031; 2823-020]


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 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-foot-high 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-foot-wide, 27.5-foot-long intake 
structure with a steel trash rack; (4) a 90-foot-long, 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 240-foot-long non-overflow section containing an 8-
foot-wide spillway topped with flashboards ranging from 6 to 8 inches 
in height and (ii) a 160-foot-long 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 250-foot-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


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    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.
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