Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 8952-8953 [2016-03615]

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[FR Doc. 2016–03617 Filed 2–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14726–000] Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On November 3, 2015, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Pyramid Lake) filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Prosser Creek Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located at the existing Bureau of Reclamation’s Prosser Creek Dam on Prosser Creek, near the City of Truckee, Nevada County, California. 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. Prosser Creek Reservoir has a usable storage capacity of 29,800 acre-feet at a normal maximum elevation of 5,741.2 feet, of which up to 20,000 acre-feet is required for flood control purposes between November and June annually. The proposed project would utilize the existing intake structure in Prosser Creek Reservoir, the two 9.5-foot arched concrete conduits, and the discharge channel on the downstream side of the BOR Prosser Creek Dam. No modifications would be made to these existing structures. The proposed project would also consist of the following new structures: (1) An approximately 32-foot-wide by 62-foot-long by 33-foot-high powerhouse located on the east side of the primary discharge channel outlet containing two Francis generating units, one smaller 790-kilowatt unit and one larger 2.7-megawatt (MW) unit for a PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 total rated capacity of 3.49 MW; (2) a pressure-rated, concrete, flow-control structure located at the end of the existing low-level outlet that would include control valves to regulate flows to the powerhouse or direct flows to the existing discharge channel during a powerhouse outage; (3) a 48-inchdiameter penstock that conveys water from the existing outlet structures to the powerhouse and directs flow to one or both of the generating units via a common header and control valves; (4) a 50-foot-long tailrace channel extending from the proposed powerhouse to meet the existing outlet channel; (5) a channel training wall leaving the powerhouse on the landside of the tailrace channel; (6) a 650-footlong, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and electrical substation to interconnect the proposed project to the existing, nearby 69-kV transmission line; (7) and a small parking area at the powerhouse. Pyramid Lake proposes to develop the proposed project in conformance with the operation of Prosser Creek Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation under the terms of the Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA) and would generate electricity using the existing flow releases under the terms of the TROA. Pyramid Lake does not propose to alter the timing, condition or the amount of releases from Prosser Creek Reservoir or impair any of the current functions supported by operation of this existing multi-purpose water resources project. The estimated annual generation of the Prosser Creek Hydroelectric Project would be 7.4 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Donna Noel, Director of Natural Resources, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, P.O. Box 256, Nixon, Nevada 89424; phone: (775) 574–1000. FERC Contact: Quinn Emmering; phone: (202) 502–6382. 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 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2016 / Notices 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–14726–000. 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–14726) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: February 12, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–03615 Filed 2–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2061–099] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Idaho Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Amendment to Land Management Plan. b. Project No: 2061–099. c. Date Filed: December 29, 2015. d. Applicant: Idaho Power Company. e. Name of Project: Lower Salmon Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Snake River in Gooding and Twin Falls counties, Idaho. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: L. Lewis Wardle, Senior Biologist—Licensing Program; lwardle@idahopower.com; (208) 388–2964. i. FERC Contact: Krista Sakallaris, (202) 502–6302, Krista.Sakallaris@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: March 14, 2015. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Feb 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 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–2061–099. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears 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. Description of Request: Idaho Power Company (IPC) filed a five-year compliance report for the Lower Salmon Falls project’s approved land management plan as well as proposed updates to the existing plan. Updates include new land-use classification maps based off previously approved changes and modifications to the use classification of private boat docks on conservation and agriculture/grazing land. IPC proposes to change the classification of private boat docks to ‘‘conditional’’ in both conservation and agriculture/grazing land-use areas, which are currently listed as allowed and prohibited, respectively. To remain consistent across projects, IPC proposes the modification due to changes in land ownership and land use patterns from open-range grazing to private/ruralresidential uses in the project area, as well as at several other IPC projects. IPC states that by listing private boat docks as conditional it would review all applications to ensure the proposal does not have adverse resource effects. Additionally, all dock applications would be required to meet the IPC’s existing boat dock standards and applicants would be required to obtain the required state and federal permits and consult with specified resource agencies. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 8953 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. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (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 commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010. Dated: February 12, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–03613 Filed 2–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14726-000]


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On November 3, 2015, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Pyramid Lake) 
filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) 
of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Prosser Creek Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located at the 
existing Bureau of Reclamation's Prosser Creek Dam on Prosser Creek, 
near the City of Truckee, Nevada County, California. 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.
    Prosser Creek Reservoir has a usable storage capacity of 29,800 
acre-feet at a normal maximum elevation of 5,741.2 feet, of which up to 
20,000 acre-feet is required for flood control purposes between 
November and June annually. The proposed project would utilize the 
existing intake structure in Prosser Creek Reservoir, the two 9.5-foot 
arched concrete conduits, and the discharge channel on the downstream 
side of the BOR Prosser Creek Dam. No modifications would be made to 
these existing structures.
    The proposed project would also consist of the following new 
structures: (1) An approximately 32-foot-wide by 62-foot-long by 33-
foot-high powerhouse located on the east side of the primary discharge 
channel outlet containing two Francis generating units, one smaller 
790-kilowatt unit and one larger 2.7-megawatt (MW) unit for a total 
rated capacity of 3.49 MW; (2) a pressure-rated, concrete, flow-control 
structure located at the end of the existing low-level outlet that 
would include control valves to regulate flows to the powerhouse or 
direct flows to the existing discharge channel during a powerhouse 
outage; (3) a 48-inch-diameter penstock that conveys water from the 
existing outlet structures to the powerhouse and directs flow to one or 
both of the generating units via a common header and control valves; 
(4) a 50-foot-long tailrace channel extending from the proposed 
powerhouse to meet the existing outlet channel; (5) a channel training 
wall leaving the powerhouse on the landside of the tailrace channel; 
(6) a 650-foot-long, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and electrical 
substation to interconnect the proposed project to the existing, nearby 
69-kV transmission line; (7) and a small parking area at the 
powerhouse.
    Pyramid Lake proposes to develop the proposed project in 
conformance with the operation of Prosser Creek Dam by the Bureau of 
Reclamation under the terms of the Truckee River Operating Agreement 
(TROA) and would generate electricity using the existing flow releases 
under the terms of the TROA. Pyramid Lake does not propose to alter the 
timing, condition or the amount of releases from Prosser Creek 
Reservoir or impair any of the current functions supported by operation 
of this existing multi-purpose water resources project. The estimated 
annual generation of the Prosser Creek Hydroelectric Project would be 
7.4 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Donna Noel, Director of Natural Resources, 
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, P.O. Box 256, Nixon, Nevada 89424; phone: 
(775) 574-1000.
    FERC Contact: Quinn Emmering; phone: (202) 502-6382.
    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

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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-14726-000.
    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-14726) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: February 12, 2016.
 Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
 Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-03615 Filed 2-22-16; 8:45 am]
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