Kenai Hydro, LLC ; Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments, 49636-49637 [2016-17855]

Download as PDF 49636 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Notices A copy of the EA 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 either docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field, to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, at (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). 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 these or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this notice. 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. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please put docket number(s) ‘‘P–2464–015’’ and/or ‘‘P–2484–018,’’ as appropriate, on the first page of your response. For further information, please contact Chelsea Hudock by phone at (202) 502–8448, or by email at chelsea.hudock@ferc.gov. Dated: July 21, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17852 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [Project No. P–13212–005; Project No. P–13212–005] Kenai Hydro, LLC ; Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 with Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Application for Original License for Major Project— Unconstructed. b. Project No.: 13212–005. c. Date filed: April 18, 2016. d. Applicant: Kenai Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Grant Creek, near the Town of Moose Pass, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. The proposed project would occupy 1,741.3 acres of federal land within the Chugach National Forest managed by the U.S. Forest Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mike Salzetti, Manager of Fuel Supply & Renewable Energy Development, 280 Airport Way, Kenai, AK 99611. (907) 283–2375. i. FERC Contact: Kenneth Hogan, kenneth.hogan@ferc.gov, 202–502–8434. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: October 10, 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. 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–13212–005. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners 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 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. k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) An intake structure within Grant Lake; (2) a 3,300-foot-long tunnel; (3) a 72-inch-diameter, 150-foot-long, steel penstock; (4) a power house containing two 2.5-megawatt Francis turbine/ PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 generator units; (5) a 95-foot-long open channel tailrace; (6) a 3.6-acre tailrace detention pond; (6) a 1.1-mile-long, 115kilovolt transmission line; (7) two miles of project access road; and (8) appurtenant facilities. 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. Copies are also available for inspection and reproduction at the Kenai Community Library at 163 Main St Loop, Kenai, AK 99611 and at the Homer Electric Office at 280 Airport Way, Kenai, AK 99611. 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 assessment (EA) on the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA 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 be held during business hours and will focus on resource agency and nongovernmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the public scoping meeting is primarily for public input and will be held in the evening. 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 EA. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Evening Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Wednesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. (Local Time). Location: Moose Pass Community Hall, Mile 29.5 Seward Highway, Moose Pass, AK 99631. Daytime Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Thursday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m. (Local Time). E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Notices Location: Moose Pass Community Hall, Mile 29.5 Seward Highway, Moose Pass, AK 99631. Copies of the Scoping Document (SD3) outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and to Kenai Hydro’s distribution list. Copies of the SD3 will be available at the scoping meetings and may be viewed on the Web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link (see item m above). 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 EA. Dated: July 22, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17855 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Environmental Site Review DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY The Applicant and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental Site Review beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 7, 2016. All participants interested in the environmental site review and hiking into the location of the proposed powerhouse should meet at the Moose Pass Community Hall on the Seward Highway at mile 29.5 by 8 a.m. on September 7, 2016. Participants should be in good health and prepared/ able to hike without assistance for 5 miles in unimproved trail conditions with a 200 yard section of off trail hiking in a heavily forested area. The elevation gain for the hike is approximately 200 feet. Participants should also pack their own lunch, snacks and water, wear rugged footwear, and be prepared for inclement and potentially cold weather conditions. Anyone with questions about the site visit should contact Mike Salzetti at (907) 283–2375 or msalzetti@ homerelectric.com. Those individuals planning to participate in the site visit should notify Mr. Salzetti of their intent, no later than August 26, 2016. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Objectives At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (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 EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in support of, the staff’s preliminary views; (4) determine the resource issues to be addressed in the EA; 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 are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 [Docket No. EL16–99–000] Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On July 21, 2016, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL16–99– 000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2012), instituting an investigation into the justness and reasonableness of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.’s Transmission, Energy and Operating Reserve Markets Tariff. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., 156 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2016). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL16–99–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Dated: July 21, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17836 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM16–17–000] Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes; Notice of the Technical Workshop on the Draft Data Dictionary Attached to the Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and MarketBased Rate Purposes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes (NOPR) issued today in Docket No. RM16–17 proposes to revise the PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49637 Commission’s regulations to collect certain data for analytics and surveillance purposes from marketbased rate (MBR) sellers and entities trading virtual products or holding financial transmission rights and to change certain aspects of the substance and format of information submitted for MBR purposes.1 In the NOPR, the Commission also states that a data dictionary posted to the Commission’s Web site would define the framework to be followed by users in submitting information for inclusion in the relational database and that staff will hold technical workshops on the data dictionary and the submittal process.2 This notice announces a technical workshop to review the draft data dictionary attached to the NOPR. All interested parties are invited to attend. The workshop will be held in Washington, DC, on August 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at FERC headquarters in the Commission Meeting Room, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. For those unable to attend in person, access to the workshop sessions will be available by webcast. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for interactive, detailed discussion of the elements contained in the sample data dictionary. Commission staff will lead the workshop. The agenda for the workshop is attached. Notes from the workshop will be posted on FERC.gov. Due to the detailed, substantive nature of the subject matter, parties interested in actively participating in the discussion are encouraged to attend in person. All interested parties (whether attending in person or via webcast) are asked to register online at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/ registration/08-11-16-form.asp. There is no registration fee. Those wishing to actively participate in the discussion by telephone during the workshop should send a request for a telephone line to RM16-17.NOPR@ ferc.gov by close of business on Friday, August 5th, with the subject line: RM16–17 NOPR Workshop Teleconference Request. Commission workshops are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–502– 8659 (TTY); or send a fax to 202–208– 2106 with the required accommodations. 1 Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes, 156 FERC ¶61, 045 (2016). 2 Id. at P 15. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 145 (Thursday, July 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49636-49637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17855]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. P-13212-005; Project No. P-13212-005]


 Kenai Hydro, LLC ; 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: Application for Original License for Major 
Project--Unconstructed.
    b. Project No.: 13212-005.
    c. Date filed: April 18, 2016.
    d. Applicant: Kenai Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Grant Creek, near the Town of Moose Pass, Kenai 
Peninsula Borough, Alaska. The proposed project would occupy 1,741.3 
acres of federal land within the Chugach National Forest managed by the 
U.S. Forest Service.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mike Salzetti, Manager of Fuel Supply & 
Renewable Energy Development, 280 Airport Way, Kenai, AK 99611. (907) 
283-2375.
    i. FERC Contact: Kenneth Hogan, kenneth.hogan@ferc.gov, 202-502-
8434.
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: October 10, 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. 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-13212-005.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
interveners 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 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.
    k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The proposed Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project would consist of: 
(1) An intake structure within Grant Lake; (2) a 3,300-foot-long 
tunnel; (3) a 72-inch-diameter, 150-foot-long, steel penstock; (4) a 
power house containing two 2.5-megawatt Francis turbine/generator 
units; (5) a 95-foot-long open channel tailrace; (6) a 3.6-acre 
tailrace detention pond; (6) a 1.1-mile-long, 115-kilovolt transmission 
line; (7) two miles of project access road; and (8) appurtenant 
facilities.
    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. Copies are also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the Kenai Community Library at 163 Main St Loop, Kenai, 
AK 99611 and at the Homer Electric Office at 280 Airport Way, Kenai, AK 
99611.
    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 assessment (EA) 
on the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy 
Act. The EA 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 be held during business hours 
and will focus on resource agency and non-governmental organization 
(NGO) concerns, while the public scoping meeting is primarily for 
public input and will be held in the evening. 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 EA. The 
times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Wednesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. (Local Time).
    Location: Moose Pass Community Hall, Mile 29.5 Seward Highway, 
Moose Pass, AK 99631.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Thursday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m. (Local Time).

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    Location: Moose Pass Community Hall, Mile 29.5 Seward Highway, 
Moose Pass, AK 99631.
    Copies of the Scoping Document (SD3) outlining the subject areas to 
be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the 
Commission's mailing list and to Kenai Hydro's distribution list. 
Copies of the SD3 will be available at the scoping meetings and 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 8:00 a.m. on September 7, 2016. All 
participants interested in the environmental site review and hiking 
into the location of the proposed powerhouse should meet at the Moose 
Pass Community Hall on the Seward Highway at mile 29.5 by 8 a.m. on 
September 7, 2016. Participants should be in good health and prepared/
able to hike without assistance for 5 miles in unimproved trail 
conditions with a 200 yard section of off trail hiking in a heavily 
forested area. The elevation gain for the hike is approximately 200 
feet. Participants should also pack their own lunch, snacks and water, 
wear rugged footwear, and be prepared for inclement and potentially 
cold weather conditions. Anyone with questions about the site visit 
should contact Mike Salzetti at (907) 283-2375 or 
msalzetti@homerelectric.com. Those individuals planning to participate 
in the site visit should notify Mr. Salzetti of their intent, no later 
than August 26, 2016.

Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the 
environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (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 EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in 
support of, the staff's preliminary views; (4) determine the resource 
issues to be addressed in the EA; 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 are 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 EA.

    Dated: July 22, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-17855 Filed 7-27-16; 8:45 am]
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