GB Energy Park, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions, 7090-7091 [2016-02635]

Download as PDF 7090 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices 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: February 4, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02632 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13642–003] asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 GB Energy Park, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Unconstructed Major Project. b. Project Nos.: 13642–003. c. Date Filed: October 1, 2015. d. Applicant: GB Energy Park, LLC. e. Name of Project: Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Project. f. Location: Approximately 3 miles west of the City of Martinsdale, Meagher County, Montana. The proposed project would not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Carl. E. Borgquist, President, GB Energy Park, LLC, 209 Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 309, Bozeman, MT 59771; (406) 585–3006; carl@absarokaenergy.com. i. FERC Contact: Mike Tust; (202) 502–6522 or michael.tust@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 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 the docket number P–13642– 003. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. If no substantive comments are received in response to this notice, the Commission proposes to issue a single EA by August 2016. If the Commission decides to issue a draft EA and no substantive comments are received on the draft, a final EA will not be necessary, in which case the draft EA will become the final EA. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. l. The Gordon Butte Hydroelectric Project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A manually operated head gate on an existing irrigation canal that provides initial fill and annual make-up water to the lower reservoir from the existing irrigation canal; (2) a 3,000-foot-long, 1,000-foot-wide upper reservoir created by a 60-foot-high, 7,500-foot-long concrete-faced rockfill dam; (3) a reinforced concrete intake/ outlet structure at the upper reservoir with six gated intake bays converging into a central 18-foot-diameter, 750-footlong vertical shaft; (4) an 18-footdiameter, 3,000-foot-long concrete and steel-lined penstock tunnel leading from the upper reservoir to the lower PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reservoir; (5) a 2,300-foot-long, 1,900foot-wide lower reservoir created by a combination of excavation and two 60foot-high, 500- and 750-foot-long concrete-faced rockfill dams; (6) a partially buried 338-foot-long, 109-footwide, 74-foot-high reinforced concrete and steel powerhouse with four 100megawatt (MW) ternary Pelton turbine/ pump/generators; (7) a 600-foot-long, 200-foot-wide substation at the powerhouse site with 13.8-kilovolt (kV) to 230-kV step-up transformers; (8) a 5.7-mile-long, 230-kV transmission line; (9) a 1,200-foot-long, 1,450-foot wide substation with a 230-kV to 500-kV stepup transformer, connecting to an existing non-project 500-kV transmission line; and (11) appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to provide 1,300 gigawatt-hours annually. No federal lands are included in the project. m. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010. 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. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices n. Public notice of the filing of the initial development application, which has already been given, established the due date for filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the Commission’s regulations, any competing development application must be filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the initial development application. No competing applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this notice. Dated: February 4, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02635 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Accession Number: 20160202–5002, Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/16/16, Any person desiring to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR § 385.211) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. 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 3, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2016–02618 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] Combined Notice of Filings BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–581–000. Applicants: Alliance Pipeline L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Processing Requirements to be effective 3/1/2016. Filed Date: 2/2/16. Accession Number: 20160202–5127. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/16/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–582–000. Applicants: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Volume No. 2—Seneca Resources Corp—Amend NRA No. 315568 to be effective 12/1/2015. Filed Date: 2/2/16. Accession Number: 20160202–5249. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/16/16. 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. Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP10–1083–008, Applicants: Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, Description: Compliance filing Compliance Filing ??? Order No. 587–W to be effective 4/1/2016, Filed Date: 2/2/16, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM15–11–000] Reliability Standard for Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events; Supplemental Notice of Agenda and Discussion Topics for Staff Technical Conference This notice establishes the agenda and topics for discussion at the technical conference to be held on March 1, 2016, to discuss issues related to the proposed Reliability Standard for Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events.1 The technical conference will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the Commission Meeting Room at the Commission’s Headquarters, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. The technical conference will be led by Commission staff. Commissioners may attend and participate. All interested parties are invited to attend, and registration is not required. 1 On April 30, 2012, Commission staff held a technical conference to discuss ‘‘issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System as affected by geomagnetic disturbances,’’ and ‘‘the risks and impacts from geomagnetically induced currents to transformers and other equipment on the BulkPower System, as well as options for addressing or mitigating the risks and impacts.’’ http://www.ferc.gov/eventcalendar/Files/ 20120420162925-AD12-13-000a.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 7091 The topics and related questions to be discussed during this conference are provided as an attachment to this Notice. The purpose of the technical conference is to facilitate a structured dialogue on issues identified by the Commission in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in this proceeding and raised in public comments to the NOPR. Prepared remarks will be presented by invited panelists. This event will be webcast and transcribed. The free webcast allows listening only. Anyone with internet access who desires to listen to this event can do so by navigating to the ‘‘FERC Calendar’’ at www.ferc.gov, and locating the technical conference in the Calendar of Events. Opening the technical conference in the Calendar of Events will reveal a link to its webcast. The Capitol Connection provides technical support for the webcast and offers the option of listening to the meeting via phone-bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit www.CapitolConnection.org or call 703– 993–3100. The webcast will be available on the Calendar of Events at www.ferc.gov for three months after the conference. Transcripts of the conference will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. (202– 347–3700). FERC 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 (866) 208–3372 (voice) or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208– 2106 with the requested accommodations. There is no fee for attendance. However, members of the public are encouraged to preregister online at: https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/ registration/03-01-16-form.asp. For more information about the technical conference, please contact: Sarah McKinley, Office of External Affairs, 202–502–8368, sarah.mckinley@ ferc.gov. Dated: February 4, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02636 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7090-7091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13642-003]


GB Energy Park, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for 
Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms 
and Conditions, and Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Unconstructed Major Project.
    b. Project Nos.: 13642-003.
    c. Date Filed: October 1, 2015.
    d. Applicant: GB Energy Park, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Project.
    f. Location: Approximately 3 miles west of the City of Martinsdale, 
Meagher County, Montana. The proposed project would not occupy any 
federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Carl. E. Borgquist, President, GB Energy 
Park, LLC, 209 Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 309, Bozeman, MT 59771; (406) 
585-3006; carl@absarokaenergy.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Mike Tust; (202) 502-6522 or 
michael.tust@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, terms and conditions, 
recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of 
this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of 
this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 
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 the 
docket number P-13642-003.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to 
the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a 
particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document 
on that resource agency.
    k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis. If no substantive comments are received in 
response to this notice, the Commission proposes to issue a single EA 
by August 2016. If the Commission decides to issue a draft EA and no 
substantive comments are received on the draft, a final EA will not be 
necessary, in which case the draft EA will become the final EA. 
Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate.
    l. The Gordon Butte Hydroelectric Project would consist of the 
following new facilities: (1) A manually operated head gate on an 
existing irrigation canal that provides initial fill and annual make-up 
water to the lower reservoir from the existing irrigation canal; (2) a 
3,000-foot-long, 1,000-foot-wide upper reservoir created by a 60-foot-
high, 7,500-foot-long concrete-faced rockfill dam; (3) a reinforced 
concrete intake/outlet structure at the upper reservoir with six gated 
intake bays converging into a central 18-foot-diameter, 750-foot-long 
vertical shaft; (4) an 18-foot-diameter, 3,000-foot-long concrete and 
steel-lined penstock tunnel leading from the upper reservoir to the 
lower reservoir; (5) a 2,300-foot-long, 1,900-foot-wide lower reservoir 
created by a combination of excavation and two 60-foot-high, 500- and 
750-foot-long concrete-faced rockfill dams; (6) a partially buried 338-
foot-long, 109-foot-wide, 74-foot-high reinforced concrete and steel 
powerhouse with four 100-megawatt (MW) ternary Pelton turbine/pump/
generators; (7) a 600-foot-long, 200-foot-wide substation at the 
powerhouse site with 13.8-kilovolt (kV) to 230-kV step-up transformers; 
(8) a 5.7-mile-long, 230-kV transmission line; (9) a 1,200-foot-long, 
1,450-foot wide substation with a 230-kV to 500-kV step-up transformer, 
connecting to an existing non-project 500-kV transmission line; and 
(11) appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to provide 1,300 
gigawatt-hours annually. No federal lands are included in the project.
    m. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``COMMENTS,'' ``REPLY COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS,'' or ``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (2) set forth in the heading the 
name of the applicant and the project number of the application to 
which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone 
number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must 
set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be 
accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service 
list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 
18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    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.

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    n. Public notice of the filing of the initial development 
application, which has already been given, established the due date for 
filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the 
Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be 
filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the 
initial development application. No competing applications or notices 
of intent may be filed in response to this notice.

    Dated: February 4, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-02635 Filed 2-9-16; 8:45 am]
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