Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 11569-11570 [2017-03592]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 16, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03567 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER17–976–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Attachment AQ Revisions Addressing Non-Material Delivery Point Changes to be effective 4/17/2017. Filed Date: 2/16/17. Accession Number: 20170216–5074. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/9/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–977–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: GIA & DSA Oak Creek I Project SA Nos. 948– 949 to be effective 2/1/2017. Filed Date: 2/16/17. Accession Number: 20170216–5078. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/9/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–978–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: GIA & DSA Oak Creek II Project SA Nos. 946–947 to be effective 2/1/2017. Filed Date: 2/16/17. Accession Number: 20170216–5079. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/9/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–979–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Original ISA SA No. 4618, Queue Position AB1–150 to be effective 1/17/2017. Filed Date: 2/16/17. Accession Number: 20170216–5118. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/9/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–980–000. Applicants: Alliant Energy Corporate Services, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: AECS Updated Rate Schedule 2 to be effective 4/17/2017. Filed Date: 2/16/17. Accession Number: 20170216–5126. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/9/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–981–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: WAPA NITSA Rev 5 to be effective 2/1/2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Filed Date: 2/16/17. Accession Number: 20170216–5145. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/9/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–982–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to Service Agreement Nos. 3086 and 4118, Queue No. M24 to Sch. B, C, F to be effective 2/14/2017. Filed Date: 2/16/17. Accession Number: 20170216–5160. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/9/17. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 16, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03564 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14824–000] Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On January 18, 2017, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Girard Estate Pumped Storage Hydro Project to be located near Zerbe Township in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11569 any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new upper reservoir with a surface area of 90 acres and a storage capacity of 1,350 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 1,400 feet above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new rollercompacted concrete or rock-filled dam; (2) a new lower reservoir, including an existing abandoned mine pit, with a surface area of 25 acres and a storage capacity of 1,620 acre-feet at a surface elevation of 1,000 feet msl; (3) a new 2,242-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 150-footlong, 50-foot-wide, 25-foot-high powerhouse containing two turbinegenerator units with a total rated capacity of 44 megawatts; (5) a new 10,000-foot-long transmission line connecting the powerhouse to the Sunbury-Eldred-Frackville 230-kilovolt circuit owned by PPL Corporation; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 161,587 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: 267–254–6107. FERC Contact: Woohee Choi; phone: (202) 502–6336. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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–14824–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11570 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14824) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: February 17, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03592 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL17–48–000] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consumers Energy Company; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on February 16, 2017, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2), Consumers Energy Company (Consumers Energy) filed a petition seeking to terminate a long-standing controversy, and to remove uncertainty, between Consumers Energy and Michigan Electric Transmission Company regarding the ownership of Consumer Energy current transmission assets, as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in this proceeding 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) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. 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 Petitioner. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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 March 20, 2017. Dated: February 17, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03589 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC17–2–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–549D & FERC–733); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC–549D (Quarterly Transportation and Storage Report for Interstate Gas and Hinshaw Pipelines) and FERC–733 (Demand Response/Time-Based Rate Programs and Advanced Metering)] 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 previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 91160, 12/16/ 2016) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 neither the FERC–549D nor the FERC– 733 and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0253 (FERC–549D) and 1902– 0271 (FERC–733) 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. IC17–2–000, 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: Type of Request: Three-year extension of the information collection requirements for all collections described below with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Please note that each collection is distinct from the next. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collections E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 36 (Friday, February 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11569-11570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03592]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14824-000]


Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On January 18, 2017, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Girard Estate Pumped Storage Hydro Project to be located near Zerbe 
Township in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a 
preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority 
to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary 
permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-
disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by 
others without the owners' express permission.
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new 
upper reservoir with a surface area of 90 acres and a storage capacity 
of 1,350 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 1,400 feet 
above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new 
roller-compacted concrete or rock-filled dam; (2) a new lower 
reservoir, including an existing abandoned mine pit, with a surface 
area of 25 acres and a storage capacity of 1,620 acre-feet at a surface 
elevation of 1,000 feet msl; (3) a new 2,242-foot-long, 48-inch-
diameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 
150-foot-long, 50-foot-wide, 25-foot-high powerhouse containing two 
turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 44 megawatts; 
(5) a new 10,000-foot-long transmission line connecting the powerhouse 
to the Sunbury-Eldred-Frackville 230-kilovolt circuit owned by PPL 
Corporation; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would 
have an annual generation of 161,587 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 
5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: 267-254-6107.
    FERC Contact: Woohee Choi; phone: (202) 502-6336.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications 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-14824-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can

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be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of Commission's Web site 
at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket 
number (P-14824) in the docket number field to access the document. For 
assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: February 17, 2017.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03592 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]
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