Salt Lake City Corporation; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 95581-95582 [2016-31339]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices captioned entities as Exempt Wholesale Generators became effective by operation of the Commission’s regulations. 18 CFR 366.7(a). Dated: December 21, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31343 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD17–6–000] Salt Lake City Corporation; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On December 20, 2016, Salt Lake City Corporation 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 10th East 500 South PRV Station Hydropower Project would have an installed capacity of 225 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on Salt Lake City Corporation’s existing 36-inch-diameter water distribution pipe, in a new pressure reducing valve (PRV) station. The project would be located in Salt Lake City, in Salt Lake County, Utah. Applicant Contact: David Pearson, Salt Lake City Corporation, Department of Public Utilities, 1530 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, Phone No. (801) 707–0777. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502–6062, email: robert.bell@ ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 95581 project would consist of: (1) A proposed generating unit with an installed capacity of 225-kW on the 36-inchdiameter water distribution pipe, in a new 34-foot by 27-foot PRV station; and (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of 810 megawatthours. 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 .................. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended HREA. by by On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 1 18 PO 00000 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2015). Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y 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 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 95582 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices 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., CD17–6–000) 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: December 21, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31339 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD16–6–000] Proposed Consolidated Information Collection Activities [FERC–725A(1B) and FERC–725Z]; Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Collection (Commission or FERC) is submitting FERC–725A(1B) (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk Power System) and FERC–725AZ (Mandatory Reliability Standards: IRO Reliability Standards), in Docket No. RD16–6 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission issued a Notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 66952, 9/29/2016) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments in response to FERC– 725A(1B) or FERC–725Z and is making this notation in the submittal to OMB. SUMMARY: Comments on the collection of information are due by January 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by RD16–6–000, FERC–725Z (OMB Control No. 1902–0276), and FERC–725A(1B) (OMB Control No. TBD), should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via telephone at 202–395–4718. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. RD16–6, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Title: FERC–725A(1B), (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk Power System). OMB Control No.: TBD. Type of Request: Three-year extension of FERC–725A(1B) information collection requirement with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: Under section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA),1 the Commission proposes to approve Reliability Standards TOP–010–1 (Realtime Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities) and IRO–018–1 (Reliability Coordinator Real-time Reliability Monitoring and Analysis Capabilities), submitted by North American Electric Corporation (NERC). In this order, the Reliability Standards build on monitoring, real-time assessments and support effective situational awareness. The Reliability Standards accomplish this by requiring applicable entities to: (1) Provide notification to operators of real-time monitoring alarm failures; (2) provide operators with indications of the quality of information being provided by their monitoring and analysis capabilities; and (3) address deficiencies in the quality of information being provided by their monitoring and analysis capabilities. FERC–725A(1B) address situational awareness objectives by providing for operator awareness when key alarming tools are not performing as intended. These collections will improve real-time situational awareness capabilities and enhance reliable operations by requiring reliability coordinators, transmission operators, and balancing authorities to provide operators with an improved awareness of system conditions analysis capabilities, including alarm availability, so that operators may take appropriate steps to ensure reliability. These functions include planning, operations, data sharing, monitoring, and analysis. Type of Respondents: Balancing Authority (BA),Transmission Operations (TOP) and Reliability Coordinators (RC). Estimate of Annual Burden 2: The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–725A(1B), CHANGES DUE TO TOP–010–1 IN DOCKET NO. RD16–6–000 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BA 5 ............................. Number of respondents 3 Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of Responses Average burden & cost per response 4 Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) Requirements & period Entity (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Year 1 Implementation (one-time reporting). 100 1 Section 215 was added by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005) (codified at 16 U.S.C. 824o). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 1 100 70 hrs.; $4,494.00 ..... 2 Burden is the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7,000 hrs.; $449,400.00. $4,494.00 of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD17-6-000]


Salt Lake City Corporation; Notice of Preliminary Determination 
of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and 
Motions To Intervene

    On December 20, 2016, Salt Lake City Corporation 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 10th East 500 South PRV Station Hydropower Project would have 
an installed capacity of 225 kilowatts (kW) and would be located on 
Salt Lake City Corporation's existing 36-inch-diameter water 
distribution pipe, in a new pressure reducing valve (PRV) station. The 
project would be located in Salt Lake City, in Salt Lake County, Utah.
    Applicant Contact: David Pearson, Salt Lake City Corporation, 
Department of Public Utilities, 1530 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 
84115, Phone No. (801) 707-0777.
    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 generating unit with an 
installed capacity of 225-kW on the 36-inch-diameter water distribution 
pipe, in a new 34-foot by 27-foot PRV station; and (2) appurtenant 
facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual 
generating capacity of 810 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 amended  The facility has an                  Y
 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.
    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

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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., CD17-6-000) 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: December 21, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-31339 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P