Boulder Canyon Project, 19169-19171 [2016-07641]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2016 / Notices 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) A control structure with three 9.5-foot-wide, 25-foot-long spill gates; (2) one 6-foot-diameter, 98foot-long penstock with a butterfly valve; (3) a bifurcation structure; (4) two 4-foot-diameter, 32-foot-long penstocks; (5) a powerhouse containing two generating units with a total capacity of 1.65 megawatts; (6) a 1000-foot-long, 220-foot-wide tailrace; (7) a substation; and (8) a 2.5-mile-long, 69 kV transmission line. The proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation of 5,200 megawatt-hours, and operate as directed by the Corps. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; Phone: (954) 248–8425; Email: agonzalez@energy resources.es. FERC Contact: Christiane Casey; phone: (202) 502–8577. Deadline for filing comments and motions to intervene: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments and motions to intervene 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 docket number P–14750–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14750) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 29, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07531 Filed 4–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 Apr 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No., 14745–000] Energy Resources USA, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On December 22, 2015, Energy Resources USA, Inc. (Energy Resources) 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 Rough River Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project (Rough River Project or project) to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rough River Lake Dam on the Rough River in Breckinridge and Grayson Counties, Kentucky. 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. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A control structure with three 9.5-foot-wide, 25-foot-long spill gates; (2) one 9.5-foot-diameter, 130-foot-long penstock with a butterfly valve; (3) a bifurcation structure; (4) two 6.5-foot-diameter, 32-foot-long penstocks; (5) a powerhouse containing two generating units with a total capacity of 10 megawatts; (6) a 1000foot-long, 220-foot-wide tailrace; (7) a substation; and (8) a 0.3-mile-long, 69 kV transmission line. The proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation of 8,700 megawatthours, and operate as directed by the Corps. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; Phone: (954) 248–8425; E-mail: agonzalez@energyresources.es. FERC Contact: Christiane Casey; phone: (202) 502–8577. Deadline for filing comments and motions to intervene: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments and motions to intervene 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19169 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–14745–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14745) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: March 29, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07528 Filed 4–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD16–2–000] Review of Cost Submittals by Other Federal Agencies for Administering Part I of the Federal Power Act; Notice of Postponing Technical Conference In a prior notice, the Commission scheduled a technical conference to review the submitted Other Federal Agency costs in the above-captioned docket. Due to the impact of the Nuclear Security Summit on March 31, 2016 the conference is postponed to April 7, 2016. The technical conference will be held on April 7, 2016, in Conference Room 3M–1 at the Commission’s headquarters, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. The technical conference will begin at 2:00 p.m. (EST). Dated: March 29, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07539 Filed 4–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Boulder Canyon Project Western Area Power Administration, DOE. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 19170 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2016 / Notices Notice of proposed base charge and rates. ACTION: Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing an adjustment to the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service base charge and rates. The current base charge and rates under Rate Schedule BCP–F9 expire September 30, 2016. The current base charge is not sufficient to cover all annual costs including operation and maintenance, replacements, and interest expense; and repay investment obligations within the required period. The proposed base charge will provide sufficient revenue to cover all annual costs and to repay investment obligations within the allowable period. Western will post a detailed rate package that identifies the reasons for the base charge and rates adjustment on its Web site during the consultation and comment period. The proposed base charge and rates are scheduled to become effective October 1, 2016, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2017. Publication of this Federal Register notice initiates the formal process for the proposed base charge and rates. DATES: The consultation and comment period begins today and will end July 5, 2016. Western will present a detailed explanation of the proposed base charge and rates at a public information forum that will be held on April 27, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST), in Phoenix, Arizona. Western will accept oral and written comments at a public comment forum that will be held on May 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. SUMMARY: MST. Western will accept written comments any time during the consultation and comment period. The public information forum and public comment forum will be held at Western’s Desert Southwest Customer Service Regional Office, located at 615 South 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85009. Send written comments to Mr. Ronald E. Moulton, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005–6457, email moulton@wapa.gov. Written comments may also be faxed to (602) 605–2490, attention: Mr. Scott Lund, Rates Manager. Western will post information about the rate process, as well as comments received via letter, email, and fax, on its Web site at: http:// www.wapa.gov/regions/DSW/Rates/ Pages/boulder-canyon-rates.aspx. Written comments must be received by the end of the consultation and comment period to be considered by Western in its decision process. As access to Western facilities is controlled, any United States (U.S.) citizen wishing to attend the forums must present an official form of picture identification (ID), such as a U.S. driver’s license, U.S. passport, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID. Foreign nationals should contact Western via Mr. Scott Lund, Rates Manager, telephone (602) 605–2442 or email slund@wapa.gov 30 days in advance of the meeting to obtain the necessary form for admittance to Western. ADDRESSES: Mr. Scott Lund, Rates Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005– 6457, (602) 605–2442, or email slund@ wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rate Schedule BCP–F9 under Rate Order No. WAPA–171 was approved on an interim basis by the Deputy Secretary of Energy for a five-year period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending September 30, 2020.1 Final approval is pending from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The proposed base charge and rates for BCP electric service are designed to recover an annual revenue requirement that includes investment repayment, interest, operation and maintenance, replacements, payments to states, visitor services, and uprating payments. The total costs are offset by the projected revenue from water sales, the visitor center, ancillary services, and late fees. The annual revenue requirement is the base charge for electric service divided equally between capacity and energy. The annual composite rate is the base charge divided by annual energy sales. Rate Schedule BCP–F9 requires the annual calculation of the base charge and rates based on updated financial and hydrology data. The proposed base charge for fiscal year (FY) 2017 is $68,572,989 and the proposed composite rate is 19.60 mills/ kilowatthour. The following table compares the existing and proposed base charge and composite rate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: COMPARISON OF EXISTING AND PROPOSED BASE CHARGE AND COMPOSITE RATE Existing October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Base Charge ($) .......................................................................................................................... Composite Rate (mills/kWh) ........................................................................................................ The proposed FY 2017 base charge represents an increase of approximately 8 percent compared to the FY 2016 base charge. Increases in annual operation and maintenance and replacement costs, and decreases in projections of nonpower revenue and carryover revenue account for the overall base charge increase. The proposed FY 2017 composite rate represents an increase of approximately 7 percent compared to the FY 2016 1 80 composite rate. Increases in the proposed base charge and forecasted energy sales account for the composite rate increase. This proposal, effective October 1, 2016, is preliminary and is subject to change upon publication of the final base charge and rates. Legal Authority Western will hold both a public information forum and a public comment forum. After review of public Proposed October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 63,735,856 18.33 68,572,989 19.60 comments, Western will take further action on the proposed base charge and rates and follow procedures for public participation consistent with 10 CFR parts 903 and 904. Western is establishing an electric service base charge and rates for BCP under the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152); the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent FR 44098 (July 24, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Apr 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Percent change E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 8 7 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2016 / Notices enactments; and other acts that specifically apply to the project involved. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00A, effective December 25, 2013, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to Western’s Administrator; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Availability of Information All brochures, studies, comments, letters, memorandums, or other documents Western initiates or uses to develop the proposed base charge and rates are available for inspection and copying at the Desert Southwest Customer Service Regional Office, Western Area Power Administration, located at 615 South 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85009. Many of these documents and supporting information are available on Western’s Web site at: http://www.wapa.gov/regions/DSW/ Rates/Pages/boulder-canyon-rates.aspx. Ratemaking Procedure Requirements Environmental Compliance In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western is in the process of determining whether an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement should be prepared or if this action can be categorically excluded from those requirements. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determination Under Executive Order 12866 Western has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. Dated: March 28, 2016. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–07641 Filed 4–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Apr 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 19171 I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural Pesticide Product Registration; producer, food manufacturer, or Receipt of Applications for New Uses pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial AGENCY: Environmental Protection Classification System (NAICS) codes is Agency (EPA). not intended to be exhaustive, but rather ACTION: Notice. provides a guide to help readers SUMMARY: EPA has received applications determine whether this document to register new uses for pesticide applies to them. Potentially affected products containing currently registered entities may include: active ingredients. Pursuant to the • Crop production (NAICS code 111). Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and • Animal production (NAICS code Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code providing notice of receipt and 311). opportunity to comment on these • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS applications. code 32532). DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 4, 2016. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this (ID) number and the File Symbol of information to EPA through interest as shown in the body of this regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark document, by one of the following the part or all of the information that methods: you claim to be CBI. For CBI • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// information in a disk or CD–ROM that www.regulations.gov. 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Registration Division (RD) (7505P), 136a(c)(4)), EPA is hereby providing email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. notice of receipt and opportunity to The mailing address for each contact comment on these applications. Notice person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, of receipt of these applications does not Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 imply a decision by the Agency on these Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, applications. DC 20460–0001. The main telephone 1. EPA Registration Number: 100– number: (703) 305–7090. As part of the RLON. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ– mailing address, include the contact OPP–2016–0049. Applicant: Syngenta person’s name, division, and mail code. Crop Protection LLC, 410 Swing Road, The division to contact is listed at the P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419– end of each application summary. 8300. Active ingredient: Oxathiapiprolin. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 64 (Monday, April 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19169-19171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07641]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Boulder Canyon Project

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

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ACTION: Notice of proposed base charge and rates.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing an 
adjustment to the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service base 
charge and rates. The current base charge and rates under Rate Schedule 
BCP-F9 expire September 30, 2016. The current base charge is not 
sufficient to cover all annual costs including operation and 
maintenance, replacements, and interest expense; and repay investment 
obligations within the required period. The proposed base charge will 
provide sufficient revenue to cover all annual costs and to repay 
investment obligations within the allowable period. Western will post a 
detailed rate package that identifies the reasons for the base charge 
and rates adjustment on its Web site during the consultation and 
comment period. The proposed base charge and rates are scheduled to 
become effective October 1, 2016, and will remain in effect through 
September 30, 2017. Publication of this Federal Register notice 
initiates the formal process for the proposed base charge and rates.

DATES: The consultation and comment period begins today and will end 
July 5, 2016. Western will present a detailed explanation of the 
proposed base charge and rates at a public information forum that will 
be held on April 27, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST), 
in Phoenix, Arizona. Western will accept oral and written comments at a 
public comment forum that will be held on May 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. 
MST. Western will accept written comments any time during the 
consultation and comment period.

ADDRESSES: The public information forum and public comment forum will 
be held at Western's Desert Southwest Customer Service Regional Office, 
located at 615 South 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85009. Send written 
comments to Mr. Ronald E. Moulton, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest 
Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 
6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6457, email moulton@wapa.gov. Written comments 
may also be faxed to (602) 605-2490, attention: Mr. Scott Lund, Rates 
Manager. Western will post information about the rate process, as well 
as comments received via letter, email, and fax, on its Web site at: 
http://www.wapa.gov/regions/DSW/Rates/Pages/boulder-canyon-rates.aspx. 
Written comments must be received by the end of the consultation and 
comment period to be considered by Western in its decision process.
    As access to Western facilities is controlled, any United States 
(U.S.) citizen wishing to attend the forums must present an official 
form of picture identification (ID), such as a U.S. driver's license, 
U.S. passport, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID. Foreign 
nationals should contact Western via Mr. Scott Lund, Rates Manager, 
telephone (602) 605-2442 or email slund@wapa.gov 30 days in advance of 
the meeting to obtain the necessary form for admittance to Western.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Scott Lund, Rates Manager, Desert 
Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 
P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6457, (602) 605-2442, or email 
slund@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rate Schedule BCP-F9 under Rate Order No. 
WAPA-171 was approved on an interim basis by the Deputy Secretary of 
Energy for a five-year period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
September 30, 2020.\1\ Final approval is pending from the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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    \1\ 80 FR 44098 (July 24, 2015).
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    The proposed base charge and rates for BCP electric service are 
designed to recover an annual revenue requirement that includes 
investment repayment, interest, operation and maintenance, 
replacements, payments to states, visitor services, and uprating 
payments. The total costs are offset by the projected revenue from 
water sales, the visitor center, ancillary services, and late fees. The 
annual revenue requirement is the base charge for electric service 
divided equally between capacity and energy. The annual composite rate 
is the base charge divided by annual energy sales.
    Rate Schedule BCP-F9 requires the annual calculation of the base 
charge and rates based on updated financial and hydrology data. The 
proposed base charge for fiscal year (FY) 2017 is $68,572,989 and the 
proposed composite rate is 19.60 mills/kilowatthour. The following 
table compares the existing and proposed base charge and composite 
rate.

                       Comparison of Existing and Proposed Base Charge and Composite Rate
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                                                                     Existing        Proposed
                                                                    October 1,      October 1,
                                                                   2015 through    2016 through   Percent change
                                                                   September 30,   September 30,
                                                                       2016            2017
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Base Charge ($).................................................      63,735,856      68,572,989               8
Composite Rate (mills/kWh)......................................           18.33           19.60               7
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    The proposed FY 2017 base charge represents an increase of 
approximately 8 percent compared to the FY 2016 base charge. Increases 
in annual operation and maintenance and replacement costs, and 
decreases in projections of non-power revenue and carryover revenue 
account for the overall base charge increase.
    The proposed FY 2017 composite rate represents an increase of 
approximately 7 percent compared to the FY 2016 composite rate. 
Increases in the proposed base charge and forecasted energy sales 
account for the composite rate increase. This proposal, effective 
October 1, 2016, is preliminary and is subject to change upon 
publication of the final base charge and rates.

Legal Authority

    Western will hold both a public information forum and a public 
comment forum. After review of public comments, Western will take 
further action on the proposed base charge and rates and follow 
procedures for public participation consistent with 10 CFR parts 903 
and 904.
    Western is establishing an electric service base charge and rates 
for BCP under the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 
U.S.C. 7152); the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as 
amended and supplemented by subsequent

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enactments; and other acts that specifically apply to the project 
involved.
    By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00A, effective December 25, 2013, 
the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power 
and transmission rates to Western's Administrator; (2) the authority to 
confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis 
to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, 
approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to 
disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Availability of Information

    All brochures, studies, comments, letters, memorandums, or other 
documents Western initiates or uses to develop the proposed base charge 
and rates are available for inspection and copying at the Desert 
Southwest Customer Service Regional Office, Western Area Power 
Administration, located at 615 South 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 
85009. Many of these documents and supporting information are available 
on Western's Web site at: http://www.wapa.gov/regions/DSW/Rates/Pages/boulder-canyon-rates.aspx.

Ratemaking Procedure Requirements

Environmental Compliance

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347; the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); and DOE 
NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western 
is in the process of determining whether an environmental assessment or 
an environmental impact statement should be prepared or if this action 
can be categorically excluded from those requirements.

Determination Under Executive Order 12866

    Western has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under 
Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the 
Office of Management and Budget is required.

    Dated: March 28, 2016.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-07641 Filed 4-1-16; 8:45 am]
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