North Snake Ground Water District, Magic Valley Ground Water District, American Falls-Aberdeen Ground Water District, Bingham Ground Water District and Southwest Irrigation District (Districts); Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests, 95577-95578 [2016-31346]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices proposed facilities and the environmental information provided by Texas Eastern. This preliminary list of issues may be changed based on your comments and our analysis. • Water Quality and Fisheries—A number of pipeline sections would be removed from beneath stream beds by excavation. • PCB Contamination—Portions of the pipeline to be abandoned may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). 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 of the 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). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Becoming an Intervenor 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Dated: December 21, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31341 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 9543–012] 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 described at http://www.ferc.gov/ resources/guides/how-to/intervene.asp. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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., CP17–6–000). 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, any public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Jkt 241001 North Snake Ground Water District, Magic Valley Ground Water District, American Falls-Aberdeen Ground Water District, Bingham Ground Water District and Southwest Irrigation District (Districts); Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Proceeding: Surrender of Exemption (Conduit). b. Project No.: 9543–012. c. Date Filed: November 25, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95577 d. Exemptee: North Snake Ground Water District, Magic Valley Ground Water District, American FallsAberdeen Ground Water District, Bingham Ground Water District and Southwest Irrigation District (Districts). e. Name of Project: Rim View Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located At Rim View’s fish hatchery in Gooding County, Idaho. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 4.95. h. Exemptee Contact: Randall C. Budge, Joseph G. Ballstaedt, Racine Olson Nye Budge & Bailey, Chartered, 201 E. Center St./P.O. Box 1391, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, Telephone: (208) 232–6101, fax: (208) 232–6109, rcb@racinelaw.net and jgb@ racinelaw.net. i. FERC Contact: Mr. M. Joseph Fayyad, (202) 502–8759, mo.fayyad@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions and protests is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–9543–012. k. Description of Project Facilities: The project consists of: (1) A penstock intake; (2) a 300-foot-long, 60-inchdiameter, buried steel penstock; (3) an 18-inch-diameter steel pipe connecting the downstream end of the overflow bypass structure to the penstock; and (4) a powerhouse containing one 250-kW generating unit emptying into an existing distribution ditch for fish ponds. l. Description of Proceeding: The Districts state they want to surrender the conduit exemption because the inoperable project would not be economical to restore and operate. On March 14, 2011, the Districts purchased the project from Rim View LLC, and under the purchase and sale agreement, Rim View LLC continued to operate the hydropower plant until around E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 95578 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices September 15, 2012. The Districts then shut down the project. The Districts state that on June 16, 2013, the Districts terminated all hydropower purchase and production agreements with Idaho Power Company. Idaho Power Company disconnected the facility from the power grid and removed the interconnection equipment. By early 2014, the hydropower plant was sold for salvage and was removed from the Hatchery premises, including all remaining generators, motors, electrical panels, and other equipment. All that remains of the hydropower plant is its exterior shell, which is secured and now used for storage and maintenance purposes. The Districts are not proposing any further decommissioning work at the site. m. Locations of the Application: This filing may 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. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction in the Commission’s Public Reference Room located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. n. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. o. 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, .212 and .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. p. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 exemption surrender. 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. q. Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described proceeding. If any agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. Dated: December 21, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant and all the parties in this proceeding. 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 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 11, 2017. Dated: December 21, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31347 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–31346 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 [Docket No. NJ17–9–000] City of Azusa, California; Notice of Filing Take notice that on December 21, 2016, the City of Azusa, California submitted its tariff filing: City of Azusa, California 2017 Transmission Revenue Balancing Account Adjustment/Existing Transmission Contracts Update to be effective 1/1/2017. 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, 385.214). PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC17–51–000. Applicants: MidAmerican Energy Company. Description: Application for Approval of Acquisition of Assets Pursuant to Section 203 of Federal Power Act of MidAmerican Energy Company. Filed Date: 12/20/16. Accession Number: 20161220–5136. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/10/17. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 95577-95578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31346]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 9543-012]


North Snake Ground Water District, Magic Valley Ground Water 
District, American Falls-Aberdeen Ground Water District, Bingham Ground 
Water District and Southwest Irrigation District (Districts); Notice of 
Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Proceeding: Surrender of Exemption (Conduit).
    b. Project No.: 9543-012.
    c. Date Filed: November 25, 2016.
    d. Exemptee: North Snake Ground Water District, Magic Valley Ground 
Water District, American Falls-Aberdeen Ground Water District, Bingham 
Ground Water District and Southwest Irrigation District (Districts).
    e. Name of Project: Rim View Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located At Rim View's fish hatchery in 
Gooding County, Idaho.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 4.95.
    h. Exemptee Contact: Randall C. Budge, Joseph G. Ballstaedt, Racine 
Olson Nye Budge & Bailey, Chartered, 201 E. Center St./P.O. Box 1391, 
Pocatello, Idaho 83204, Telephone: (208) 232-6101, fax: (208) 232-6109, 
rcb@racinelaw.net and jgb@racinelaw.net.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. M. Joseph Fayyad, (202) 502-8759, 
mo.fayyad@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions and protests is 30 
days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The 
Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions 
to intervene, protests 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. The first page of any filing should 
include docket number P-9543-012.
    k. Description of Project Facilities: The project consists of: (1) 
A penstock intake; (2) a 300-foot-long, 60-inch-diameter, buried steel 
penstock; (3) an 18-inch-diameter steel pipe connecting the downstream 
end of the overflow bypass structure to the penstock; and (4) a 
powerhouse containing one 250-kW generating unit emptying into an 
existing distribution ditch for fish ponds.
    l. Description of Proceeding: The Districts state they want to 
surrender the conduit exemption because the inoperable project would 
not be economical to restore and operate. On March 14, 2011, the 
Districts purchased the project from Rim View LLC, and under the 
purchase and sale agreement, Rim View LLC continued to operate the 
hydropower plant until around

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September 15, 2012. The Districts then shut down the project. The 
Districts state that on June 16, 2013, the Districts terminated all 
hydropower purchase and production agreements with Idaho Power Company. 
Idaho Power Company disconnected the facility from the power grid and 
removed the interconnection equipment. By early 2014, the hydropower 
plant was sold for salvage and was removed from the Hatchery premises, 
including all remaining generators, motors, electrical panels, and 
other equipment. All that remains of the hydropower plant is its 
exterior shell, which is secured and now used for storage and 
maintenance purposes. The Districts are not proposing any further 
decommissioning work at the site.
    m. Locations of the Application: This filing may 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. 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or email 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction in the Commission's 
Public Reference Room located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, 
Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371.
    n. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    o. 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, 
.212 and .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.
    p. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing 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 exemption surrender. 
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.
    q. Agency Comments--Federal, state, and local agencies are invited 
to file comments on the described proceeding. If any agency does not 
file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be 
presumed to have no comments.

    Dated: December 21, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-31346 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]
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