Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 22588-22589 [2016-08860]

Download as PDF 22588 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 74 / Monday, April 18, 2016 / Notices 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. 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. 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, and .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. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST,’’ ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘PRELIMINARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRELIMINARY FISHWAY 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 protesting or intervening; 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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. o. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions ........................................... Commission Issues Draft EA ............................................................................................................................................................ Comments on Draft EA .................................................................................................................................................................... Modified Terms and Conditions ........................................................................................................................................................ Commission Issues Final EA ............................................................................................................................................................ June 2016. December 2016. January 2017. March 2017. June 2017. p. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. q. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of the notice of acceptance and ready for environmental analysis provided for in 5.22: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. Dated: April 6, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08858 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Project No. 14758–000] Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On February 19, 2016, Energy Resources USA Inc. filed an application VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Apr 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Bosher Dam Hydroelectric Project (Bosher Project or project) to be located at the existing Bosher Dam on the James River, about 2 miles southwest of Tuckahoe, in Henrico County, Virginia. 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 landdisturbing 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 12-foothigh dam; (2) an 1,000-acre-size impoundment with a storage capacity of 2,100-acre-foot and drainage area of 6,753 square miles; (3) a new 700-footlong, 180-foot-wide intake; (4) a new 300-foot-long, 180-foot-wide tailrace; (5) four new 2-megawatt (MW) turbines; (6) a new 65-foot-long, 197-foot-wide powerhouse; (7) a new 60-foot-long, 50foot-wide substation; (8) a new 528-footlong, 69-kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Bosher Project would be 68,500 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Beach, FL 33139; phone: (954) 248– 5425. FERC Contact: Woohee Choi; phone: (202) 502–6336. 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14758–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 74 / Monday, April 18, 2016 / Notices ready for environmental analysis, requesting comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions. For further information, contact Alan Mitchnick at (202) 502–6074. Dated: April 6, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Dated: April 6, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08860 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–08857 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2246–065] [Project No. 5891–009] Yuba County Water Agency; Notice Soliciting Comments on Final Technical Memoranda mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14758) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Deschutes Valley Water District; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment On March 31, 2016, Yuba County Water Agency, licensee for the Yuba River Project, filed Technical Memoranda 7–11 and 7–11a, Fish Behavior and Hydraulics near Narrows 2 Powerhouse and Radio Telemetry of Spring- and Fall-Run Chinook Migratory Behavior Downstream of Narrows 2 Powerhouse.1 The memoranda were required by studies approved by the Commission on September 30, 2011 (modified on December 28, 2011; April 12, 2012; and March 29, 2013) (Study 11) and August 22, 2013 (Study 11a). The Commission is soliciting comments on these memoranda. Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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. 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–2246–065. Once the Commission has determined that it has sufficient information to process the license application, it will issue a notice that the application is In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the Deschutes Valley Water District’s (licensee) application to amend the license in order to construct and operate fish passage facilities at the Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project No. 5891. The project is located on the Crooked River in Jefferson County, Oregon. The project occupies federal lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The application, filed with the Commission on October 8, 2015, contains an Environmental Analysis in its Exhibit E. After independent review of the licensee’s Exhibit E, Commission staff has decided to adopt the licensee’s Environmental Analysis and issue it as staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts of construction and operation of fish passage facilities plus the proposed mitigation measures and concludes that granting the proposed amendment would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is on file with the Commission and is available for public inspection. The EA may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (P–5891) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free at 1–866–208–3676 or (202) 502–8659 (for TTY). 1 These technical memoranda can be viewed at http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/ OpenNat.asp?fileID=14186240. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Apr 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22589 A copy of the EA may also be accessed using this link: http:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/ OpenNat.asp?fileID=14010704. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubsription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. All comments must be filed within 30 days of the date of this notice and should reference Project No. 5891–009. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 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 of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. For further information, contact Jennifer Ambler at (202) 502–8586 or Jennifer.Ambler@ferc.gov. Dated: April 6, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08859 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1940–029] Wisconsin Public Service Corporation; 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 Major License. b. Project No.: P–1940–029. c. Date filed: March 28, 2016. d. Applicant: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. e. Name of Project: Tomahawk Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Wisconsin River in E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 74 (Monday, April 18, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22588-22589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08860]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14758-000]


Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On February 19, 2016, Energy Resources USA Inc. 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 
Bosher Dam Hydroelectric Project (Bosher Project or project) to be 
located at the existing Bosher Dam on the James River, about 2 miles 
southwest of Tuckahoe, in Henrico County, Virginia. 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) An 
existing 12-foot-high dam; (2) an 1,000-acre-size impoundment with a 
storage capacity of 2,100-acre-foot and drainage area of 6,753 square 
miles; (3) a new 700-foot-long, 180-foot-wide intake; (4) a new 300-
foot-long, 180-foot-wide tailrace; (5) four new 2-megawatt (MW) 
turbines; (6) a new 65-foot-long, 197-foot-wide powerhouse; (7) a new 
60-foot-long, 50-foot-wide substation; (8) a new 528-foot-long, 69-
kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The 
estimated annual generation of the Bosher Project would be 68,500 
megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 
350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139; phone: (954) 248-
5425.
    FERC Contact: Woohee Choi; phone: (202) 502-6336.
    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. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-14758-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary''

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link of the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14758) in the docket number 
field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online 
Support.

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
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