PacifiCorp Energy; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation, 12092-12093 [2016-05099]

Download as PDF 12092 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices [FR Doc. 2016–05155 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–518–000] Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Freeport LNG Capacity Uprate Project On June 15, 2015, Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC (collectively referred to as Freeport LNG) filed an application pursuant to Section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act to amend the existing authorization for the Liquefaction Project, located in Brazoria County near Freeport, Texas. The proposed project is known as the Capacity Uprate Project (Project), and would allow for the liquefaction and export of an additional 0.34 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) equivalent of liquefied natural gas. On June 24, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA March 31, 2016 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline June 29, 2016 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Freeport LNG is seeking approval of an increase in the LNG production capacity of the previously approved Liquefaction Project from 1.8 bcf/d to about 2.14 Bcf/d. This is the estimated maximum LNG production capacity of the Liquefaction Project available for export under optimal operating conditions. The currently authorized VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 liquefaction capacity for the Liquefaction Project was determined by Freeport LNG during the early stages engineering design. This amendment identifies and requests that the maximum quantity of LNG that could be produced in a particular year under well-developed engineering design parameters and specific operating conditions be used as the approved volumes. Background Freeport LNG identified no additional facilities or modification that would be necessary to enable the uprate. We received a request to intervene from the Sierra Club that included some environmental comments. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP15–518), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: March 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05098 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 308–000] PacifiCorp Energy; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On February 28, 2014, PacifiCorp Energy, licensee for the Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project is located on the East and West Forks of the Wallowa River and Royal Purple Creek in Wallowa County, Oregon. The license for Project No. 308 was issued for a period ending February 28, 2016. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 308 is issued to the licensee for a period effective March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017 or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before February 28, 2017, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices unless the Commission orders otherwise. If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that the licensee, PacifiCorp Energy, is authorized to continue operation of the Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. Dated: March 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05099 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6795–019] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Town of Pownal; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, 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. Type of Application: Amendment of Exemption. b. Project No: 6795–019. c. Date Filed: February 3, 2016, as supplemented February 16, 2016. d. Applicant: Town of Pownal. e. Name of Project: Pownal Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Hoosic River, in Bennington County, Vermont. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: William F. Scully, Operating Manager, Hoosic River Hydro, LLC, P.O. Box 338 North Bennington, VT 05257 (802) 379–2469. i. FERC Contact: B. Peter Yarrington, (202) 502–6129 or peter.yarrington@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 15 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, or 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 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. Please include the project number (P– 6795–019) on any comments, motions to intervene, or protests filed. k. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to replace the project’s existing, non-operable horizontal-double-runner turbine with a double-regulated Kaplan unit. The existing unit has a rated generating capacity of 400 kilowatts (kW) and a maximum hydraulic capacity of 355 cubic feet per second (cfs). The new unit would have a rated generating capacity of 500 kW and would operate with flows ranging from approximately 100 cfs to 332 cfs. 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 viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. 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. 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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12093 o. Filing and Service of Responsive 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 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 and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the amendment application. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener 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. 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. Dated: March 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05096 Filed 3–7–16; 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 March 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (EST) E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12092-12093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05099]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 308-000]


PacifiCorp Energy; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project 
Operation

    On February 28, 2014, PacifiCorp Energy, licensee for the Wallowa 
Falls Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License 
pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission's 
regulations thereunder. The Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project is 
located on the East and West Forks of the Wallowa River and Royal 
Purple Creek in Wallowa County, Oregon.
    The license for Project No. 308 was issued for a period ending 
February 28, 2016. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), 
requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue 
from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the 
terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is 
issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 
15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior 
license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based 
on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), 
and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project 
has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may 
continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license 
expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee 
of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent 
license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to 
continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a 
license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 308 is issued to 
the licensee for a period effective March 1, 2016 through February 28, 
2017 or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other 
disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new 
license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before 
February 28, 2017, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 
16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is 
renewed automatically without further order or notice by the 
Commission,

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unless the Commission orders otherwise.
    If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that the licensee, PacifiCorp Energy, is authorized to 
continue operation of the Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project, until 
such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent 
license.

    Dated: March 2, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-05099 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
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