Swan Lake North Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments, 45462-45464 [2016-16651]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45462 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices linda.stewart@ferc.gov; or B. Peter Yarrington, telephone (202) 502–6129, email peter.yarrington@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 14 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site 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 or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail a copy to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P– 1494–433) on any comments or motions filed. k. Description of Request: In its application, GRDA requests a permanent amendment of the project’s Article 401 reservoir elevation rule curve to go into effect August 16, 2016, and remain in effect through the remaining term of the project license. GRDA requests, if a permanent amendment cannot be reviewed by the Commission by August 16, 2016, that a temporary variance for August 16 through October 31, 2016 only be considered while the Commission continues to process its request for a permanent amendment. This notice only seeks comments, motions to intervene, and protests on GRDA’s request for a temporary variance for the period from August 16 through October 31, 2016. GRDA indicates that it seeks the rule curve change to reduce the risk of vessel groundings at Grand Lake in late summer, improve recreation during a peak recreation season, better balance competing stakeholder interests, and provide additional water storage so that, in the event of drought, water would be available for release to aid in maintaining water quality in the river downstream. Under GRDA’s proposal, between August 16 and September 15, the reservoir would be maintained at elevation 743 feet Pensacola Datum (PD), which is up to two feet higher than VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 the current rule curve. Between September 16 and September 30, the elevation would be lowered from 743 to 742 feet PD. Between October 1 and October 31, the reservoir would be maintained at elevation 742 feet PD, which is up to one foot higher than the current rule curve. After October 31, reservoir elevations would follow the project’s current rule curve. With its application, GRDA includes a Storm Adaptive Management Plan that would be followed to address high water conditions upstream and downstream of Grand Lake during major precipitation events in the river basin. GRDA also includes a Drought Adaptive Management Plan that would be followed to determine project operation, including deviations from the rule curve elevations, to allow releases for maintenance of downstream water quality and reliable operation of GRDA’s downstream Salina Pumped Storage Project if certain drought conditions occur. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. 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. 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 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings 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: July 8, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–16652 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13318–003] Swan Lake North Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Original Major License. b. Project No.: 13318–003. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices c. Date filed: October 28, 2015. d. Applicant: Swan Lake North Hydro LLC. e. Name of Project: Swan Lake North Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: Approximately 11 miles northeast of the city of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon. The proposed project would include about 730 acres of federal land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Joe Eberhardt, EDF–Renewable Energy, 1000 SW Broadway Ave., Ste. 1800, Portland, OR 97205; phone: (503) 889–3838. i. FERC Contact: Dianne Rodman, dianne.rodman@ferc.gov, (202) 502– 6077. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: September 9, 2016. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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–13318–003. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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. k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed project would be a closed-loop system using groundwater for initial fill and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 7,972foot-long earthen embankment forming a geomembrane-lined upper reservoir with a surface area of 64.21 acres and a storage capacity of 2,568 acre-feet at a maximum surface elevation of 6,135 feet above mean sea level (msl); (2) a 8,003foot-long earthen embankment forming a geomembrane-lined lower reservoir with a surface area of 60.14 acres and a storage capacity of 3,206 acre-feet at a maximum surface elevation of 4,457 feet msl; (3) a 500-foot-long, rip-rap lined trapezoidal spillway built into the crest of each embankment; (4) a 0.5-percent VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 slope perforated polyvinyl chloride tube of varying diameter and accompanying optical fiber drainage system designed to detect, collect, and monitor water leakage from the reservoirs; (5) a 25inch-diameter bottom outlet with manual valve for gravitational dewatering of the lower reservoir; (6) an upper intake consisting of a bell mouth, 38.6-foot-wide by 29.8-foot-long inclined screen, head gate, and 13.8foot-diameter foundational steel pipe; (7) a 36.5-foot-diameter, 9,655-foot-long steel high-pressure penstock from the upper reservoir to the powerhouse that is predominantly above ground with a 14-foot-long buried segment; (8) three 9.8-foot-diameter, 1,430-foot-long steel low-pressure penstocks from the lower reservoir to the powerhouse that are predominantly above ground with a 78foot-long buried segment; (9) a partiallyburied powerhouse with three 131.1megawatt (MW) reversible pumpturbine units with a total installed capacity of 393.3 MW; (10) a fenced substation next to the powerhouse; (11) 32.8 mile, 230-kilovolt above-ground transmission line interconnecting to an existing non-project substation; (12) approximately 10.7 miles of improved project access road; (13) approximately 3.4 miles of new permanent project access road; (14) approximately 8.3 miles of temporary project access road; and (15) appurtenant facilities. The project would generate about 1,187 gigawatt-hours annually. m. 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 FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. 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. Scoping Process. The Commission intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EIS will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45463 Scoping Meetings FERC staff will conduct one agency scoping meeting and one public meeting. The agency scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and nongovernmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the public scoping meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EIS. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Agency Scoping Meeting DATE: Wednesday, August 10, 2016. TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Mt. Scott Room. ADDRESS: College Union, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Public Scoping Meeting DATE: Tuesday, August 9, 2016. TIME: 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Mt. Mazama Room. ADDRESS: College Union, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EIS were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the scoping meeting or may be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link (see item m above). Environmental Site Review The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental Site Review beginning at 9:00 a.m. on August 9, 2016. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All participants should meet at the Edgewood Ranch, 12501 Swan Falls Road, Klamath Falls, Oregon. To reach the ranch from Main Street in Klamath Falls, follow Oregon 39 South/Crater Lake east and south of town. Follow signs for a slight left turn onto Oregon 140 East and follow it for 9.4 miles to Swan Lake Road. Follow Swan Lake Road for 9.4 miles. Edgewood Ranch is located off a driveway at the corner of a 90-degree left-land turn in Swan Lake Road. The main office building is located immediately on the right. Parking is available at the entry driveway before the main office building. Anyone with questions about the Environmental Site Review should contact Joe Eberhardt of EDF–Renewable Energy at (503) 889– 3838. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 45464 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices Objectives At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EIS; (2) solicit from the meeting participants all available information, especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage statements from experts and the public on issues that should be analyzed in the EIS, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in support of, the staff’s preliminary views; (4) determine the resource issues to be addressed in the EIS; and (5) identify those issues that require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not require a detailed analysis. Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed in the EIS. Dated: July 8, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–16651 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER16–1887–000] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Apple Energy 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 Apple Energy LLC‘s application for marketbased 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 28, 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. 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: July 8, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–16664 Filed 7–13–16; 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: RP16–1050–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—Sequent Energy Contract 911362 to be effective 7/1/ 2016. Filed Date: 6/29/16. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accession Number: 20160629–5088. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1051–000. Applicants: Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Vol 2—Non-Conforming Agreement— Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc.— Amendment to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/29/16. Accession Number: 20160629–5173. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/11/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1052–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—Cherokee AGL— Replacement Shippers—Jul 2016 to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/30/16. Accession Number: 20160630–5001. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/12/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1053–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Rock Springs Expansion Initial Rate Filing to be effective 8/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/30/16. Accession Number: 20160630–5025. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/12/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1054–000. Applicants: Dominion Transmission, Inc. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: DTI—June 30, 2016 Negotiated Rate Agreement to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/30/16. Accession Number: 20160630–5030. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/12/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1055–000. Applicants: Questar Overthrust Pipeline Company. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Section 35 Version 1.0.0 to be effective 8/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/30/16. Accession Number: 20160630–5033. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/12/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1056–000. Applicants: Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: DCP—June 30, 2016 Form of Service Agreement Change to be effective 7/30/ 2016. Filed Date: 6/30/16. Accession Number: 20160630–5042. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/12/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1057–000. Applicants: MoGas Pipeline LLC. Description: Compliance filing MoGas NAESB Compliance Filing to be effective 4/1/2016. Filed Date: 6/30/16. Accession Number: 20160630–5059. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/12/16. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13318-003]


Swan Lake North Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meetings and 
Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: Original Major License.
    b. Project No.: 13318-003.

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    c. Date filed: October 28, 2015.
    d. Applicant: Swan Lake North Hydro LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Swan Lake North Pumped Storage Hydroelectric 
Project.
    f. Location: Approximately 11 miles northeast of the city of 
Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon. The proposed project would 
include about 730 acres of federal land managed by the U.S. Bureau of 
Land Management and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Joe Eberhardt, EDF-Renewable Energy, 1000 SW 
Broadway Ave., Ste. 1800, Portland, OR 97205; phone: (503) 889-3838.
    i. FERC Contact: Dianne Rodman, dianne.rodman@ferc.gov, (202) 502-
6077.
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: September 9, 2016.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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-13318-003.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person on the official service list for the 
project. Further, if an intervenor 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.
    k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The proposed project would be a closed-loop system using 
groundwater for initial fill and consist of the following new 
facilities: (1) A 7,972-foot-long earthen embankment forming a 
geomembrane-lined upper reservoir with a surface area of 64.21 acres 
and a storage capacity of 2,568 acre-feet at a maximum surface 
elevation of 6,135 feet above mean sea level (msl); (2) a 8,003-foot-
long earthen embankment forming a geomembrane-lined lower reservoir 
with a surface area of 60.14 acres and a storage capacity of 3,206 
acre-feet at a maximum surface elevation of 4,457 feet msl; (3) a 500-
foot-long, rip-rap lined trapezoidal spillway built into the crest of 
each embankment; (4) a 0.5-percent slope perforated polyvinyl chloride 
tube of varying diameter and accompanying optical fiber drainage system 
designed to detect, collect, and monitor water leakage from the 
reservoirs; (5) a 25-inch-diameter bottom outlet with manual valve for 
gravitational dewatering of the lower reservoir; (6) an upper intake 
consisting of a bell mouth, 38.6-foot-wide by 29.8-foot-long inclined 
screen, head gate, and 13.8-foot-diameter foundational steel pipe; (7) 
a 36.5-foot-diameter, 9,655-foot-long steel high-pressure penstock from 
the upper reservoir to the powerhouse that is predominantly above 
ground with a 14-foot-long buried segment; (8) three 9.8-foot-diameter, 
1,430-foot-long steel low-pressure penstocks from the lower reservoir 
to the powerhouse that are predominantly above ground with a 78-foot-
long buried segment; (9) a partially-buried powerhouse with three 
131.1-megawatt (MW) reversible pump-turbine units with a total 
installed capacity of 393.3 MW; (10) a fenced substation next to the 
powerhouse; (11) 32.8 mile, 230-kilovolt above-ground transmission line 
interconnecting to an existing non-project substation; (12) 
approximately 10.7 miles of improved project access road; (13) 
approximately 3.4 miles of new permanent project access road; (14) 
approximately 8.3 miles of temporary project access road; and (15) 
appurtenant facilities. The project would generate about 1,187 
gigawatt-hours annually.
    m. 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 
FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    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. Scoping Process. The Commission intends to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project in accordance with 
the National Environmental Policy Act. The EIS will consider both site-
specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable 
alternatives to the proposed action.

Scoping Meetings

    FERC staff will conduct one agency scoping meeting and one public 
meeting. The agency scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and 
non-governmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the public scoping 
meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the 
meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the 
environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EIS. The times and 
locations of these meetings are as follows:

Agency Scoping Meeting

    DATE: Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
    TIME: 9:00 a.m.
    PLACE: Mt. Scott Room.
    ADDRESS: College Union, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus 
Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.

Public Scoping Meeting

    DATE: Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
    TIME: 7:00 p.m.
    PLACE: Mt. Mazama Room.
    ADDRESS: College Union, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus 
Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.
    Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to 
be addressed in the EIS were distributed to the parties on the 
Commission's mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meeting or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov 
using the ``eLibrary'' link (see item m above).

Environmental Site Review

    The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental 
Site Review beginning at 9:00 a.m. on August 9, 2016. All interested 
individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All 
participants should meet at the Edgewood Ranch, 12501 Swan Falls Road, 
Klamath Falls, Oregon. To reach the ranch from Main Street in Klamath 
Falls, follow Oregon 39 South/Crater Lake east and south of town. 
Follow signs for a slight left turn onto Oregon 140 East and follow it 
for 9.4 miles to Swan Lake Road. Follow Swan Lake Road for 9.4 miles. 
Edgewood Ranch is located off a driveway at the corner of a 90-degree 
left-land turn in Swan Lake Road. The main office building is located 
immediately on the right. Parking is available at the entry driveway 
before the main office building. Anyone with questions about the 
Environmental Site Review should contact Joe Eberhardt of EDF-Renewable 
Energy at (503) 889-3838.

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Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the 
environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EIS; 
(2) solicit from the meeting participants all available information, 
especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage 
statements from experts and the public on issues that should be 
analyzed in the EIS, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in 
support of, the staff's preliminary views; (4) determine the resource 
issues to be addressed in the EIS; and (5) identify those issues that 
require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not 
require a detailed analysis.

Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and become part of 
the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project.
    Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental 
expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to 
assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed 
in the EIS.

    Dated: July 8, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-16651 Filed 7-13-16; 8:45 am]
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