Vote Solar Initiative, Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana Public Service Commission; Notice of Complaint, 66960-66961 [2016-23517]

Download as PDF 66960 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices construction and operation of the proposed project under these general headings: • Geology and soils; • land use; • water resources, fisheries, and wetlands; • cultural resources; • vegetation and wildlife; • air quality and noise; • endangered and threatened species; • public safety; and • cumulative impacts. We will also evaluate reasonable alternatives to the proposed project or portions of the project, and make recommendations on how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas. The EA will present our independent analysis of the issues. The EA will be available in the public record through eLibrary. Depending on the comments received during the scoping process, we may publish and distribute the EA to the public for an allotted comment period. We will consider all comments on the EA before making our recommendations to the Commission. To ensure we have the opportunity to consider and address your comments, please carefully follow the instructions in the Public Participation section, beginning on page 2. With this notice, we are asking agencies with jurisdiction by law and/ or special expertise with respect to the environmental issues of this project to formally cooperate with us in the preparation of the EA.3 Agencies that would like to request cooperating agency status should follow the instructions for filing comments provided under the Public Participation section of this notice. Consultations Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES In accordance with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s implementing regulations for section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, we are using this notice to initiate consultation with the applicable State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and to solicit their views and those of other government agencies, interested Indian tribes, and the public on the project’s potential effects on historic properties.4 We will define the 3 The Council on Environmental Quality regulations addressing cooperating agency responsibilities are at Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1501.6. 4 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s regulations are at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 800. Those regulations define historic properties as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 project-specific Area of Potential Effects (APE) in consultation with the SHPO as the project develops. On natural gas facility projects, the APE at a minimum encompasses all areas subject to ground disturbance (examples include construction right-of-way, contractor/ pipe storage yards, compressor stations, and access roads). Our EA for this project will document our findings on the impacts on historic properties and summarize the status of consultations under section 106. Environmental Mailing List The environmental mailing list includes federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission’s regulations) who are potential right-of-way grantors, whose property may be used temporarily for project purposes, or who own homes within certain distances of aboveground facilities, and anyone who submits comments on the project. We will update the environmental mailing list as the analysis proceeds to ensure that we send the information related to this environmental review to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the proposed project. If we publish and distribute the EA, copies EA will be sent to the environmental mailing list for public review and comment. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the document instead of the CD version or would like to remove your name from the mailing list, please return the attached Information Request (appendix 2). Becoming an Intervenor In addition to involvement in the EA scoping process, you may want to become an ‘‘intervenor’’ which is an official party to the Commission’s proceeding. Intervenors play a more formal role in the process and are able to file briefs, appear at hearings, and be heard by the courts if they choose to appeal the Commission’s final ruling. An intervenor formally participates in the proceeding by filing a request to intervene. Instructions for becoming an intervenor are in the ‘‘Document-less Intervention Guide’’ under the ‘‘e-filing’’ link on the Commission’s Web site. Motions to intervene are more fully in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 described at http://www.ferc.gov/ resources/guides/how-to/intervene.asp. Additional Information Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC Web site at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP16–494). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Finally, public meetings or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/ EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Dated: September 22, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–23516 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL16–117–000] Vote Solar Initiative, Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana Public Service Commission; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on September 19, 2016, pursuant to Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206, Vote Solar Initiative and Montana Environmental Information Center (collectively, Vote Solar) filed a formal complaint against Montana Public Service Commission (Respondent) alleging that Respondent violated E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices section 210 of Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 824a–3, by suspending the standard rate for solar qualifying facilities with a nameplate capacity between 100 kW and 3 MW, all as more fully explained in the complaint. Vote Solar certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts for the Montana Public Service Commission, on contacts for North Western Energy as listed on the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials, and on other persons who may be affected by the complaint. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondent’s answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 11, 2016. Dated: September 22, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–23517 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9953–32–OA] Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA’s Draft Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro1,3,5-triazine (RDX) IRIS Assessment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two meetings of the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of the Draft Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro1,3,5-triazine (RDX) IRIS Assessment (CAAC Augmented for RDX). A public teleconference will be held to learn about the development of the Agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of RDX (September, 2016) and to discuss draft charge questions for the peer review of the document. A face-to-face meeting will be held in the Washington, DC metro area to conduct a peer review of the agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of RDX (External Review Draft— September 2016). DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The public face-to-face meeting will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (Eastern Standard Time); Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. The public face-to-face meeting will be held at Milken Institute School of Public Health, Convening Center Room, George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20052. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this meeting may contact Dr. Diana Wong, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone at (202) 564–2049 or via email at wong.diana-m@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66961 Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB and Augmented CAAC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB CAAC Augmented for RDX will hold a public teleconference and a public faceto-face meeting. The purpose of the teleconference is to learn about the development of the agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) (External Review Draft—September 2016) and to discuss the draft charge questions for the peer review of the document. The purpose of the face-toface meeting is to conduct a peer review of the agency’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro1,3,5-triazine (RDX) (External Review Draft—September 2016). The CAAC Augmented for RDX will provide advice to the Administrator through the chartered SAB. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) requested that the SAB conduct a peer review of the draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) (External Review Draft— September 2016). The EPA SAB Staff Office augmented the SAB CAAC with subject matter experts to provide advice through the chartered SAB regarding this IRIS assessment. Additional information about this SAB advisory activity can be found at the following URL: https://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/ IRIS%20RDX?OpenDocument. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning EPA’s draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) (External Review Draft—September 2016) should be directed to Gina Perovich by telephone at 703–347–8656 or by email at perovich.gina@epa.gov Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review documents, meeting agenda and other materials will be accessible on the meeting page on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by EPA’s federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66960-66961]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23517]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. EL16-117-000]


Vote Solar Initiative, Montana Environmental Information Center 
v. Montana Public Service Commission; Notice of Complaint

    Take notice that on September 19, 2016, pursuant to Rule 206 of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice 
and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206, Vote Solar Initiative and Montana 
Environmental Information Center (collectively, Vote Solar) filed a 
formal complaint against Montana Public Service Commission (Respondent) 
alleging that Respondent violated

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section 210 of Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 
U.S.C. 824a-3, by suspending the standard rate for solar qualifying 
facilities with a nameplate capacity between 100 kW and 3 MW, all as 
more fully explained in the complaint.
    Vote Solar certifies that copies of the complaint were served on 
the contacts for the Montana Public Service Commission, on contacts for 
North Western Energy as listed on the Commission's list of Corporate 
Officials, and on other persons who may be affected by the complaint.
    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must 
file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be 
considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to 
be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the 
proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of 
intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondent's 
answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before 
the comment date. The Respondent's answer, motions to intervene, and 
protests must be served on the Complainant.
    The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 
interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an 
original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 
20426.
    This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the 
``eLibrary'' link and is available for 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.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 11, 2016.

    Dated: September 22, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-23517 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P