James W. Park; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 6846-6847 [2016-02467]

Download as PDF 6846 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 9, 2016 / Notices 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: February 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02468 Filed 2–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Commission Staff Attendance The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice that members of the Commission’s staff may attend the following meetings related to the transmission planning activities of the PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM): PJM Planning Committee: February 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (EST) PJM Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee: February 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (EST) The above-referenced meetings will be held at: PJM Conference and Training Center, PJM Interconnection, 2750 Monroe Boulevard, Audubon, PA 19403. The above-referenced meetings are open to stakeholders. Further information may be found at www.pjm.com. The discussions at the meetings described above may address matters at issue in the following proceedings: Docket No. ER16–429, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. 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Docket No. EL15–67, Linden VFT, LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL05–121, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. For more information, contact the following: Jonathan Fernandez; Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (202) 502–6604, Jonathan.Fernandez@ferc.gov; and Alina Halay; Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (202) 502–6474, Alina.Halay@ferc.gov. Dated: February 3, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02505 Filed 2–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD16–7–000] James W. Park; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On January 27, 2016, James W. Park filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Park Farm Hydro Project would have an installed capacity of 15 kilowatts (kW), and would be located along the Lower Latham Ditch at an existing 400-foot-long concrete drop structure. The project would be located near the Town of Kersey, in Weld County, Colorado. Applicant Contact: Tim Olsen, PE, Advanced Energy Systems, LLC, 1428 South Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80210, Phone No. (303) 908–2439. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502–6778, email: christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A new powerhouse, approximately 8 feet by 16 feet, at the downstream end of an existing 4-foot-wide by 400-foot-long concrete drop structure; (2) a new 400foot-long, 24-inch-diameter PVC penstock, with a Coanda screen intake, paralleling the concrete drop structure; (3) 10 cross flow turbine/generating units with an installed capacity of 15 kW; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have a total installed capacity of 15 kW. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA .. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Statutory provision The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 5 megawatts .................. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), HREA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 as amended 17:54 Feb 08, 2016 by Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Y Y Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 9, 2016 / Notices 6847 TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY—Continued Description Satisfies (Y/N) On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Y Statutory provision mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), HREA. as amended by Preliminary Determination: The proposed addition of the hydroelectric project at an existing drop structure on the Lower Latham Ditch will not alter its primary purpose of distributing water for irrigation. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the ‘‘COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and comments 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 1 18 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD16–7) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02467 Filed 2–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD16–15–000] Reliability Technical Conference; Notice of Technical Conference Take notice that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold a Technical Conference on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This Commissioner-led conference will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The conference will be open for the public to attend. Advance registration is not required, but is encouraged. Attendees may register at PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/ registration/06–01–16-form.asp. The purpose of the conference is to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System. The Commission will issue an agenda at a later date. Information on this event will be posted on the Calendar of Events on the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.ferc.gov, prior to the event. The conference will also be webcast and transcribed. Anyone with Internet access who desires to listen to this event can do so by navigating to the Calendar of Events at http://www.ferc.gov and locating this event in the Calendar. The event will contain a link to the webcast. The Capitol Connection provides technical support for webcasts and offers the option of listening to the meeting via phone-bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit http:// www.CapitolConnection.org or call (703) 993–3100. Transcripts of the technical conference will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. at (202) 347–3700. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1 (866) 208–3372 (voice) or (202) 502–8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about this conference, please contact: Sarah McKinley, Office of External Affairs, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8368, sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov. Dated: February 3, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02492 Filed 2–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD16-7-000]


James W. Park; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a 
Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and 
Motions To Intervene

    On January 27, 2016, James W. Park filed a notice of intent to 
construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 
30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the 
Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Park 
Farm Hydro Project would have an installed capacity of 15 kilowatts 
(kW), and would be located along the Lower Latham Ditch at an existing 
400-foot-long concrete drop structure. The project would be located 
near the Town of Kersey, in Weld County, Colorado.
    Applicant Contact: Tim Olsen, PE, Advanced Energy Systems, LLC, 
1428 South Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80210, Phone No. (303) 908-2439.
    FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502-6778, email: 
christopher.chaney@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) A new powerhouse, approximately 8 feet by 
16 feet, at the downstream end of an existing 4-foot-wide by 400-foot-
long concrete drop structure; (2) a new 400-foot-long, 24-inch-diameter 
PVC penstock, with a Coanda screen intake, paralleling the concrete 
drop structure; (3) 10 cross flow turbine/generating units with an 
installed capacity of 15 kW; and (4) appurtenant facilities.
    The proposed project would have a total installed capacity of 15 
kW.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

      Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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      Statutory provision              Description       Satisfies (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by   The conduit the                      Y
 HREA.                            facility uses is a
                                  tunnel, canal,
                                  pipeline, aqueduct,
                                  flume, ditch, or
                                  similar manmade water
                                  conveyance that is
                                  operated for the
                                  distribution of water
                                  for agricultural,
                                  municipal, or
                                  industrial
                                  consumption and not
                                  primarily for the
                                  generation of
                                  electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended   The facility is                      Y
 by HREA.                         constructed,
                                  operated, or
                                  maintained for the
                                  generation of
                                  electric power and
                                  uses for such
                                  generation only the
                                  hydroelectric
                                  potential of a non-
                                  federally owned
                                  conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended  The facility has an                  Y
 by HREA.                         installed capacity
                                  that does not exceed
                                  5 megawatts.

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FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as         On or before August 9,               Y
 amended by HREA.                 2013, the facility is
                                  not licensed, or
                                  exempted from the
                                  licensing
                                  requirements of Part
                                  I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: The proposed addition of the 
hydroelectric project at an existing drop structure on the Lower Latham 
Ditch will not alter its primary purpose of distributing water for 
irrigation. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, Commission staff 
preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements 
for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to 
be licensed or exempted from licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the ``COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR 
A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' as 
applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the 
project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) 
state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 
385.2005 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting 
Commission staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets 
the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2015).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and comments 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. A copy of all other filings in 
reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service 
on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in 
this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD16-7) in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-
free 1-866-208-3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call 
(202) 502-8659.

    Dated: February 2, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
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