Pine Creek Mine, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 11554-11555 [2016-04696]

Download as PDF 11554 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Notices appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 10, 2016. Dated: February 25, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–04694 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14755–000] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Ever Better Hydro Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On February 16, 2016, Ever Better Hydro Power, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Pittsfield Mill Dam Hydroelectric Project (Pittsfield Project or project) to be located on Suncook River, in the town of Pittsfield, in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) An existing 21-foothigh, 470-foot-long concrete and stone dam with a 150-foot-long ogee spillway, two 4.5-foot-wide, 7-foot-high stoplog bays, and two 6.25-foot-wide, 7.66-foothigh outlet gates; (2) an existing 20-acre impoundment with a normal storage capacity of 112 acre-feet at spillway crest elevation of about 474.5 feet national geodetic vertical datum (NGVD ’29); (3) an existing gated intake structure and forebay leading to an existing 200-foot-long, 9-foot-diameter steel penstock; (4) an existing brick building housing a 415 kilowatt (kW) turbine-generator, along with a control panel and switchgear; (5) a new 75-footlong, 13.8-kilovolt (kV) transmission line connecting the generator to Public Service Company of New Hampshire’s existing distribution system; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the proposed Pittsfield Project would be about 1,400 megawatt-hours. The existing dam is owned by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Applicant Contact: Mr. Douglas Troy, 5 Main Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263; phone: (603) 435–3598. FERC Contact: John Ramer; phone: (202) 502–8969 or email: john.ramer@ ferc.gov. 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14755–000. 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–14755) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: February 25, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–04697 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12532–006] Pine Creek Mine, 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 Minor License. b. Project No.: 12532–006. c. Date Filed: February 12, 2016 d. Applicant: Pine Creek Mine, LLC e. Name of Project: Pine Creek Mine Tunnel Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The project is located at Pine Creek Mine adjacent to Morgan and Pine Creeks in Inyo County California. The project’s mine access tunnel, mine plug, mine water storage cavity, penstock, generator, and most of its primary transmission line would be located under Federal land managed by the United States Forest Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r) h. Applicant Contacts: Craig N. Rossell, Member, Pine Creek Mine LLC, 228 West Bonita Avenue Claremont, California 91711, (909) 482–1000; Lynn Goodfellow, 9050 Pine Creek Road, Bishop, California 93514 (760) 387– 2076. i. FERC Contact: Joseph Hassell, (202) 502–8079 or joseph.hassell@ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. The Project Description: The proposed Pine Creek Tunnel Hydroelectric Project would include: (1) The existing Pine Creek Mine site, mine E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Notices entrance tunnels, mine shafts, and concrete plug; (2) an existing 30-footlong steel pipe that runs through the concrete plug, to be used as a proposed penstock; (3) a proposed Pelton turbine generating unit located in the mine tunnel with a total installed capacity of 1.5 megawatts; (4) a proposed underground power line that would run approximately 2,500 feet from the generating unit to the mine portal; and (5) another proposed 60-foot-long transmission line from the mine portal to an existing substation on the mine site. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 5.6 gigawatt-hours. Pine Creek Mine, LLC would seal the mine entrance tunnel to store approximately 200 feet of groundwater in the existing mine works. The groundwater would be released at approximately the same rate at which it recharges the mine, which is about 10 cubic feet per second. 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, 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. 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 Draft EA ............................................................................................................................................................ Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) ..................................................................................................................... Modified terms and conditions .......................................................................................................................................................... Commission issues Final EA ............................................................................................................................................................ 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: February 25, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–04696 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC16–11–000. Applicants: Greeley Energy Facility, LLC. Description: Second Supplement to October 13, 2015 Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Request for Expedited Action of Greeley Energy Facility, LLC. Filed Date: 2/24/16. Accession Number: 20160224–5077. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/7/16. Docket Numbers: EC16–80–000. Applicants: 8point3 Energy Partners LP, Solar Star Colorado III, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization under Section 203 of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 Federal Power Act and Request for Expedited Action of 8point3 Energy Partners LP and Solar Star Colorado III, LLC. Filed Date: 2/25/16. Accession Number: 20160225–5047. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/17/16. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG16–58–000. Applicants: Middlesex Energy Center, LLC. Description: Middlesex Energy Center, LLC submits the Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status. Filed Date: 2/24/16. Accession Number: 20160224–0001. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/16/16. Docket Numbers: EG16–59–000. Applicants: San Roman Wind I, LLC. Description: San Roman Wind I, LLC Notice of Self-Certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status. Filed Date: 2/25/16. Accession Number: 20160225–5164. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/17/16. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER16–996–000. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Notice of Termination of Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Transmission Service for San Luis Unit, Rate Schedule No. 227. Filed Date: 2/24/16. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 11555 Sfmt 4703 May 2016. July 2016. January 2017. March 2017. May 2017. August 2017. Accession Number: 20160224–5028. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/16/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1000–000. Applicants: Madison Gas and Electric Company. Description: Compliance filing: Certificate of Concurrence to be effective 2/22/2016. Filed Date: 2/24/16. Accession Number: 20160224–5139. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/16/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1001–000. Applicants: Commonwealth Edison Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: ComEd submits Transmission Upgrade Agreement No. 4417 to be effective 2/ 25/2016. Filed Date: 2/25/16. Accession Number: 20160225–5061. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/17/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1002–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2016–02–25_SA 2791 Notice of Termination Ameren-FutureGen GIA (J239) to be effective 4/5/2016. Filed Date: 2/25/16. Accession Number: 20160225–5114. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/17/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1003–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Ameren Illinois Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2016–02–25_SA 2901 Ameren IllinoisComEd Kewanee CA to be effective 2/4/2016. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04696]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12532-006]


Pine Creek Mine, 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 Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 12532-006.
    c. Date Filed: February 12, 2016
    d. Applicant: Pine Creek Mine, LLC
    e. Name of Project: Pine Creek Mine Tunnel Hydroelectric Project
    f. Location: The project is located at Pine Creek Mine adjacent to 
Morgan and Pine Creeks in Inyo County California. The project's mine 
access tunnel, mine plug, mine water storage cavity, penstock, 
generator, and most of its primary transmission line would be located 
under Federal land managed by the United States Forest Service.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r)
    h. Applicant Contacts: Craig N. Rossell, Member, Pine Creek Mine 
LLC, 228 West Bonita Avenue Claremont, California 91711, (909) 482-
1000; Lynn Goodfellow, 9050 Pine Creek Road, Bishop, California 93514 
(760) 387-2076.
    i. FERC Contact: Joseph Hassell, (202) 502-8079 or 
joseph.hassell@ferc.gov.
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. The Project Description: The proposed Pine Creek Tunnel 
Hydroelectric Project would include: (1) The existing Pine Creek Mine 
site, mine

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entrance tunnels, mine shafts, and concrete plug; (2) an existing 30-
foot-long steel pipe that runs through the concrete plug, to be used as 
a proposed penstock; (3) a proposed Pelton turbine generating unit 
located in the mine tunnel with a total installed capacity of 1.5 
megawatts; (4) a proposed underground power line that would run 
approximately 2,500 feet from the generating unit to the mine portal; 
and (5) another proposed 60-foot-long transmission line from the mine 
portal to an existing substation on the mine site. The proposed project 
would have an average annual generation of 5.6 gigawatt-hours.
    Pine Creek Mine, LLC would seal the mine entrance tunnel to store 
approximately 200 feet of groundwater in the existing mine works. The 
groundwater would be released at approximately the same rate at which 
it recharges the mine, which is about 10 cubic feet per second.
    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, 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.
    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 for       May 2016.
 Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms   July 2016.
 and conditions, and fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Draft EA...................  January 2017.
Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment     March 2017.
 (EA).
Modified terms and conditions................  May 2017.
Commission issues Final EA...................  August 2017.
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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: February 25, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-04696 Filed 3-3-16; 8:45 am]
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