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, 23292-23293 [2016-09092]

Download as PDF Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 23292 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / Notices No. CP16–116–000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 5 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:53 Apr 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. Motions to intervene, protests and comments may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper; see, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 5, 2016. Dated: April 14, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–09085 Filed 4–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1966–054] 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–1966–054. c. Date filed: March 30, 2016. d. Applicant: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. e. Name of Project: Grandfather Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Wisconsin River in PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lincoln County, Wisconsin. The project would occupy 0.1 acres of Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Todd P. Jastremski, Asset Manager Hydro Operations, WE Energies, 800 Industrial Park Drive, Iron Mountain, MI 49801; or at (906) 779–4099. i. FERC Contact: Lee Emery at (202) 502–8379 or by email at lee.emery@ ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. The existing Grandfather Falls Hydroelectric Project consists of (1) a 36-foot-high, 625-foot-long reinforced concrete main dam with a crest elevation of 1,402 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) that includes a masonry non-overflow wall, a concrete spillway section with seven Tainter gates, and a non-overflow masonry dam and a rockfill embankment with masonry core wall; (2) a 340-acre reservoir at a full-pool elevation of 1,397.1 feet NGVD; (3) a 67-foot-long by 51-foot-wide powerhouse containing an 11–MW turbine-generator and a 6.2megawatt (MW) turbine-generator providing a combined installed capacity 17.2 MW; (4) a 300-foot-wide by 4,000foot-long intake canal; (5) an 11-footdiameter by 1,325-foot-long wooden stave penstock and a 13.5-foot-diameter by 1,325-foot-long wooden stave penstock to the powerhouse; (7) a steel surge tank connected to each penstock; (8) an intake structure at the downstream end of the intake canal with two 55.5-foot-wide by 30.5-foothigh trashracks with a clear bar spacing of 2.5 inches; (9) a 20-foot-wide by 167foot long concrete sluiceway at the canal intake structure; (10) 6.9-kilovolt (kV) generator leads; (11) a 300-foot-long, 46 kV overhead transmission line; and (12) appurtenant facilities. The intake canal and penstocks bypass about 4,800 feet of the Wisconsin River. The Grandfather Falls Project is operated in a limited peaking mode. The project is fully automated and is remotely operated from Wisconsin Public Service’s control center in Green Bay, which is staffed 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. Remote operation includes starting and stopping the project generators, monitoring kilowatt output, monitoring headwater and tailwater gage elevations, and maintaining headwater elevations through the operation of a heated gate structure. The project is required to maintain a minimum flow of 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) or inflow, whichever is less, as measured below E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / Notices the project tailrace and include a continuous minimum flow of 50 cfs released into the bypassed reach of the Wisconsin River between the project dam and the tailrace. During normal peaking operations, the impoundment is drawn down from the maximum pond elevation during the day and refilled at night providing one peaking cycle per day. The maximum elevation of the impoundment is 1,397.1 feet NGVD and the minimum elevation is 1,396.1 feet NGVD. The operating regime has both seasonal and daily variations depending on precipitation and controlled releases made at upstream storage reservoirs, regulated by the Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company. Water releases from the Tomahawk and the Grandmother Falls projects and the non-power dam at Spirit Lake, (which are all located upstream from the Grandfather Falls Project) are coordinated with water releases from the Grandfather Falls Project to ensure that adequate water is available in the Wisconsin River during the seasonal low-flow periods. The pondage provided by the 1 foot of maximum drawdown between elevation 1,396.1 feet NGVD and 1397.1 feet NGVD for the Grandfather Falls Project, is used to augment and adjust the timing of the peaking operation at the project. Recharge of the Grandfather Falls reservoir occurs in the late evening and early morning hours. The peaking discharges from the Grandfather Falls Project are attenuated by the effects of the downstream Bill Cross Rapids (which is part of a free-flowing stretch of the Wisconsin River) with no evidence of the project’s peaking effects visible at Wisconsin Public Service Corporation’s downstream Alexander Project (FERC No. 1979), which operates in a run-of-river mode. When flows in the Wisconsin River exceed 2,820 cfs, water is discharged via operation of the spillway Tainter gates at the project. l. 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, contact FERCOnline Support@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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:53 Apr 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. Issue Environmental Assessment (EA). Comments due on EA ........ Modified terms and conditions. June 2016. August 2016. December 2016. January 2017. March 2017. 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: April 6, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–09092 Filed 4–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0118; FRL–9945–31– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Control of Evaporative Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal), ICR 2213.05, OMB 2060–0597 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ’’ Control of Evaporative Emissions from New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal)’’, ICR 2213.05, OMB 2060–0597 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection request as described below. This notice is a proposed extension of the Portable Fuel Container ICR, which is currently approved through August SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23293 31, 2016. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing the Docket ID numbers provided for each item in the text, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Giuliano, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; telephone number: 734–214– 4865; fax number 734–214–4869; email address: giuliano.julia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting will be available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1966-054]


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-1966-054.
    c. Date filed: March 30, 2016.
    d. Applicant: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.
    e. Name of Project: Grandfather Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Wisconsin River 
in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. The project would occupy 0.1 acres of 
Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Todd P. Jastremski, Asset Manager Hydro 
Operations, WE Energies, 800 Industrial Park Drive, Iron Mountain, MI 
49801; or at (906) 779-4099.
    i. FERC Contact: Lee Emery at (202) 502-8379 or by email at 
lee.emery@ferc.gov.
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. The existing Grandfather Falls Hydroelectric Project consists of 
(1) a 36-foot-high, 625-foot-long reinforced concrete main dam with a 
crest elevation of 1,402 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) 
that includes a masonry non-overflow wall, a concrete spillway section 
with seven Tainter gates, and a non-overflow masonry dam and a rockfill 
embankment with masonry core wall; (2) a 340-acre reservoir at a full-
pool elevation of 1,397.1 feet NGVD; (3) a 67-foot-long by 51-foot-wide 
powerhouse containing an 11-MW turbine-generator and a 6.2-megawatt 
(MW) turbine-generator providing a combined installed capacity 17.2 MW; 
(4) a 300-foot-wide by 4,000-foot-long intake canal; (5) an 11-foot- 
diameter by 1,325-foot-long wooden stave penstock and a 13.5-foot-
diameter by 1,325-foot-long wooden stave penstock to the powerhouse; 
(7) a steel surge tank connected to each penstock; (8) an intake 
structure at the downstream end of the intake canal with two 55.5-foot-
wide by 30.5-foot-high trashracks with a clear bar spacing of 2.5 
inches; (9) a 20-foot-wide by 167-foot long concrete sluiceway at the 
canal intake structure; (10) 6.9-kilovolt (kV) generator leads; (11) a 
300-foot-long, 46 kV overhead transmission line; and (12) appurtenant 
facilities. The intake canal and penstocks bypass about 4,800 feet of 
the Wisconsin River.
    The Grandfather Falls Project is operated in a limited peaking 
mode. The project is fully automated and is remotely operated from 
Wisconsin Public Service's control center in Green Bay, which is 
staffed 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. Remote operation includes 
starting and stopping the project generators, monitoring kilowatt 
output, monitoring headwater and tailwater gage elevations, and 
maintaining headwater elevations through the operation of a heated gate 
structure. The project is required to maintain a minimum flow of 400 
cubic feet per second (cfs) or inflow, whichever is less, as measured 
below

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the project tailrace and include a continuous minimum flow of 50 cfs 
released into the bypassed reach of the Wisconsin River between the 
project dam and the tailrace.
    During normal peaking operations, the impoundment is drawn down 
from the maximum pond elevation during the day and refilled at night 
providing one peaking cycle per day. The maximum elevation of the 
impoundment is 1,397.1 feet NGVD and the minimum elevation is 1,396.1 
feet NGVD. The operating regime has both seasonal and daily variations 
depending on precipitation and controlled releases made at upstream 
storage reservoirs, regulated by the Wisconsin Valley Improvement 
Company. Water releases from the Tomahawk and the Grandmother Falls 
projects and the non-power dam at Spirit Lake, (which are all located 
upstream from the Grandfather Falls Project) are coordinated with water 
releases from the Grandfather Falls Project to ensure that adequate 
water is available in the Wisconsin River during the seasonal low-flow 
periods. The pondage provided by the 1 foot of maximum drawdown between 
elevation 1,396.1 feet NGVD and 1397.1 feet NGVD for the Grandfather 
Falls Project, is used to augment and adjust the timing of the peaking 
operation at the project. Recharge of the Grandfather Falls reservoir 
occurs in the late evening and early morning hours. The peaking 
discharges from the Grandfather Falls Project are attenuated by the 
effects of the downstream Bill Cross Rapids (which is part of a free-
flowing stretch of the Wisconsin River) with no evidence of the 
project's peaking effects visible at Wisconsin Public Service 
Corporation's downstream Alexander Project (FERC No. 1979), which 
operates in a run-of-river mode. When flows in the Wisconsin River 
exceed 2,820 cfs, water is discharged via operation of the spillway 
Tainter gates at the project.
    l. 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, contact 
FERCOnline Support@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  June 2016.
 Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations, preliminary    August 2016.
 terms and conditions, and fishway
 prescriptions.
Issue Environmental Assessment (EA).....  December 2016.
Comments due on EA......................  January 2017.
Modified terms and conditions...........  March 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: April 6, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-09092 Filed 4-19-16; 8:45 am]
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