City of Libby, MT; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 42346-42347 [2016-15386]

Download as PDF 42346 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / Notices listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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. Dated: June 23, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–15391 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–814–000. Applicants: Trailblazer Pipeline Company LLC. Description: Report Filing: Fuel Refund Report in Docket No. RP16–814. Filed Date: 5/19/16. Accession Number: 20160519–5165. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/5/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1039–000. Applicants: WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: 2016 Non-Conforming Negotiated Rate Agreement—Oasis to be effective 8/1/ 2016. Filed Date: 6/21/16. Accession Number: 20160621–5065. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/5/16. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 21, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–15283 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No., CD16–14–000] City of Libby, MT; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On June 10, 2016, the City of Libby, MT filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Libby PRV Station Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 18 kilowatts (kW) and would be located at a 10-inch-diameter pipe in a pressure reducing station at the City of Libby water treatment plant The project would be located near the City of Libby in Lincoln County, Montana. Applicant Contact: Nathan Smith, 14961 NE 95th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, Phone No. (425) 861–8870. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502–6062, email: robert.bell@ ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A proposed 18–kW turbine placed in a 10-inchdiameter pipeline which the facility is entirely housed in the pressure reducing station, (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 145 megawatt-hours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA .... The conduit is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 5 megawatts .................... On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended by HREA FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended by HREA Preliminary Determination: Based upon the above criteria, Commission staff has preliminarily determined that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 facility under 16 U.S.C. 823a, and is exempted from the licensing requirements of the FPA. Comments and Motions to Intervene: The deadline for filing comments PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / Notices The deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the ‘‘COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and 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 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. 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. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (e.g., CD16–14–000) in 1 18 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 23, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–15386 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER16–1872–000] Marshall Solar, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Marshall Solar, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is July 11, 2016. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42347 The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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. Dated: June 20, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–15275 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER16–1901–000] Elevation Solar C LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Elevation Solar C LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is July 11, 2016. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 125 (Wednesday, June 29, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No., CD16-14-000]


City of Libby, MT; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a 
Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and 
Motions To Intervene

    On June 10, 2016, the City of Libby, MT filed a notice of intent to 
construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 
30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the 
Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Libby 
PRV Station Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 
18 kilowatts (kW) and would be located at a 10-inch-diameter pipe in a 
pressure reducing station at the City of Libby water treatment plant 
The project would be located near the City of Libby in Lincoln County, 
Montana.
    Applicant Contact: Nathan Smith, 14961 NE 95th Street, Redmond, WA 
98052, Phone No. (425) 861-8870.
    FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502-6062, email: 
robert.bell@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) A proposed 18-kW turbine placed in a 10-
inch-diameter pipeline which the facility is entirely housed in the 
pressure reducing station, (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed 
project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 145 
megawatt-hours.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

      Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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      Statutory provision             Description        Satisfies (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by  The conduit is a        Y
 HREA.                           tunnel, canal,
                                 pipeline, aqueduct,
                                 flume, ditch, or
                                 similar manmade water
                                 conveyance that is
                                 operated for the
                                 distribution of water
                                 for agricultural,
                                 municipal, or
                                 industrial
                                 consumption and not
                                 primarily for the
                                 generation of
                                 electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended  The facility is         Y
 by HREA.                        constructed,
                                 operated, or
                                 maintained for the
                                 generation of
                                 electric power and
                                 uses for such
                                 generation only the
                                 hydroelectric
                                 potential of a non-
                                 federally owned
                                 conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as         The facility has an     Y
 amended by HREA.                installed capacity
                                 that does not exceed
                                 5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as        On or before August 9,  Y
 amended by HREA.                2013, the facility is
                                 not licensed, or
                                 exempted from the
                                 licensing
                                 requirements of Part
                                 I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: Based upon the above criteria, 
Commission staff has preliminarily determined that the proposal 
satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility 
under 16 U.S.C. 823a, and is exempted from the licensing requirements 
of the FPA.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: The deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.

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    The deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the ``COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR 
A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' as 
applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the 
project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) 
state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 
385.2005 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting 
Commission staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets 
the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2015).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and 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 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. 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.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (e.g., CD16-14-000) in 
the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call 
toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, 
call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: June 23, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-15386 Filed 6-28-16; 8:45 am]
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