McMahan Hydroelectric, L.L.C.; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions, 10571-10572 [2017-02951]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices focus the analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of the issues to address in the EA. We will consider all filed comments during the preparation of the EA. In the EA we will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of the abandonment, removal, and modification of Project facilities under these general headings: • Geology and soils; • land use, recreation, and visual resources; • water resources, and wetlands; • cultural resources; • vegetation and wildlife; • air quality and noise; • 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 environmental resources. The EA will present our independent analysis of the issues. The EA will be available in the public record through our eLibrary system. 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 of this notice. 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 below. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Consultations Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act 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 South Carolina 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 3 The Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act address the responsibilities of cooperating agencies at Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1501.6. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 potential effects on historic properties.4 We will define the 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 will summarize the status of consultations under Section 106, and efforts to identify historic properties in the APE and assess Project-related impacts. Environmental Mailing List The environmental mailing list includes federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; interested Indian Tribes; and local libraries and newspapers. This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission’s regulations) who are potential right-ofway 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. 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. 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 in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. On the FERC Web site, go to ‘‘Documents & Filings,’’ and click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number (excluding the last three digits, i.e., CP17–3). 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 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. Dated: February 7, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02944 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Becoming an Intervenor PO 00000 10571 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4093–035] McMahan Hydroelectric, L.L.C.; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Minor license. b. Project No.: 4093–035. c. Date filed: March 30, 2015. d. Applicant: McMahan Hydroelectric, L.L.C. e. Name of Project: Bynum Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Haw River, near the Town of Pittsboro and the Town of E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 10572 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices Chapel Hill, in Chatham County, North Carolina. The project does not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Andrew J. McMahan, President, McMahan Hydroelectric, L.L.C., 105 Durham Eubanks Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312; (336) 509–2148; emailmcmahanhydro@gmail.com. i. FERC Contact: Sean Murphy at (202) 502–6145; or email at sean.murphy@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 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–4093–035. The Commission’s Rules of Practice 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 has been accepted and is ready for environmental analysis. l. The existing Bynum Project includes: (1) A 900-foot-long, 10-foothigh stone masonry dam (Bynum Dam, or Odell Lake Dam), consisting of a 750foot-long uncontrolled spillway section and a 150-foot-long non-overflow section that contains canal intake facilities; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 20 acres (referred to as Odell Lake), with gross storage of 100 acre-feet at elevation 315.0 feet mean sea level; (3) two 6-foot-wide Tainter gates controlling the intake to the canal; (4) a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 2,000-foot-long, 40-foot-wide power canal; (5) a powerhouse containing one 600 kilowatt generating unit; (6) a 500foot-long, 50-foot-wide tailrace; (7) a 100-foot-long, 0.48 kilovolt transmission line to a utility company’s transformer; and (9) 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms, and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010. 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. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. o. Public notice of the filing of the initial development application, which has already been given, established the due date for filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the Commission’s regulations, any competing development application must be filed in response to and in PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 compliance with public notice of the initial development application. No competing applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this notice. Dated: February 3, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02951 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2808–017] KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: P–2808–017. c. Date filed: January 31, 2017. d. Applicant: KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC. e. Name of Project: Lower Barker Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Little Androscoggin River, in the City of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. The project does not occupy lands of the United States. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Lewis Loon, Operations and Maintenance Manager, 37 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Suite 2, Lewiston, Maine 04240; (207) 786–8834. i. FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue at (202) 502–8556 or email at Karen.Sughrue@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 14, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 4093-035]


McMahan Hydroelectric, L.L.C.; Notice of Application Ready for 
Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms 
and Conditions, and Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Minor license.
    b. Project No.: 4093-035.
    c. Date filed: March 30, 2015.
    d. Applicant: McMahan Hydroelectric, L.L.C.
    e. Name of Project: Bynum Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Haw River, near the Town of Pittsboro and the 
Town of

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Chapel Hill, in Chatham County, North Carolina. The project does not 
occupy federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Andrew J. McMahan, President, McMahan 
Hydroelectric, L.L.C., 105 Durham Eubanks Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312; 
(336) 509-2148; email-mcmahanhydro@gmail.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Sean Murphy at (202) 502-6145; or email at 
sean.murphy@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this 
notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this 
notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 
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-4093-035.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice 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 has been accepted and is ready for 
environmental analysis.
    l. The existing Bynum Project includes: (1) A 900-foot-long, 10-
foot-high stone masonry dam (Bynum Dam, or Odell Lake Dam), consisting 
of a 750-foot-long uncontrolled spillway section and a 150-foot-long 
non-overflow section that contains canal intake facilities; (2) a 
reservoir with a surface area of 20 acres (referred to as Odell Lake), 
with gross storage of 100 acre-feet at elevation 315.0 feet mean sea 
level; (3) two 6-foot-wide Tainter gates controlling the intake to the 
canal; (4) a 2,000-foot-long, 40-foot-wide power canal; (5) a 
powerhouse containing one 600 kilowatt generating unit; (6) a 500-foot-
long, 50-foot-wide tailrace; (7) a 100-foot-long, 0.48 kilovolt 
transmission line to a utility company's transformer; and (9) 
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. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``COMMENTS,'' ``REPLY COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS,'' or ``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, recommendations, terms, and conditions or prescriptions must 
set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be 
accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service 
list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 
18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    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. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.
    o. Public notice of the filing of the initial development 
application, which has already been given, established the due date for 
filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the 
Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be 
filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the 
initial development application. No competing applications or notices 
of intent may be filed in response to this notice.

    Dated: February 3, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-02951 Filed 2-13-17; 8:45 am]
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