Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center, Burleigh County, North Dakota, 17657-17658 [2017-07386]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 12, 2017 / Notices Agreement No. 3737, Queue No. Y3–026 to be effective 3/29/2017. Filed Date: 4/6/17. Accession Number: 20170406–5102. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/27/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1386–000. Applicants: Bishop Hill Energy LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revised Rate Schedule to be effective 4/ 5/2017. Filed Date: 4/6/17. Accession Number: 20170406–5303. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/27/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1387–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of Service Agreement No. 4652, Queue No. AB1– 152 to be effective 5/26/2017. Filed Date: 4/6/17. Accession Number: 20170406–5311. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/27/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1388–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: LGIA Luz Solar Partners LTD IV Kramer Junction 4 Project to be effective 4/1/ 2017. Filed Date: 4/6/17. Accession Number: 20170406–5320. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/27/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1389–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: LGIA Luz Solar Partners LTD III Kramer Junction 3 Project to be effective 4/1/ 2017. Filed Date: 4/6/17. Accession Number: 20170406–5325. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/27/17. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Apr 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: April 6, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–07352 Filed 4–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 10721–031] Idaho Aviation Foundation; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent To File License Application and Request To Use the Traditional Licensing Procedures. b. Project No.: 10721–031 c. Date Filed: February 28, 2017 d. Submitted By: Idaho Aviation Foundation (Idaho Aviation) e. Name of Project: Big Creek Hydroelectric Project f. Location: On McCorkle Creek, in Valley County, Idaho near the town of Yellow Pine. The project is located entirely within the Payette National Forest. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations h. Potential Applicant Contact: Vic Jaro, Board Member, Idaho Aviation Foundation, P.O. Box 2016, Eagle, Idaho 83616; 208–404–9627; email vjaro@ filertel.com. i. Contact: Suzanne Novak at (202) 502–6665; or email at suzanne.novak@ ferc.gov. j. Idaho Aviation filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on February 28, 2017. Idaho Aviation provided public notice of its request on March 7, 2017. In a letter dated April 6, 2017, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved AEL&P’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, part 402; (b) NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920; and (c) the Idaho State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17657 Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Idaho Aviation as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, section 305 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Idaho Aviation filed a PreApplication Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (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 at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 10721–031. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by February 28, 2020. p. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: April 6, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–07358 Filed 4–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration [DOE/EIS–0469–S1] Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center, Burleigh County, North Dakota Western Area Power Administration, DOE. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 17658 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 12, 2017 / Notices Notice of cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on an interconnection request by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NextEra). DATES: This cancellation is effective on April 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the cancellation of this EIS process, contact Mark Wieringa, NEPA Document Manager, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, CO 80228–8213, email wieringa@wapa.gov, telephone (720) 962–7448. For general information on DOE’s NEPA review process, contact Brian Costner, Acting Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC–54, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0119, telephone (202) 586–4600 or (800) 472–2756, facsimile (202) 586–7031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NextEra, through its subsidiary Wilton Wind IV, LLC proposed to design, construct, operate, and maintain an up to 99megawatt Wilton IV Wind Energy Center (Project) in Burleigh County, North Dakota, and interconnect that Project with WAPA’s transmission system. NextEra’s interconnection request caused WAPA to initiate a NEPA review of its Federal action to allow the interconnection. WAPA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS in the Federal Register on July 20, 2011 (76 FR 43324), and started the EIS process. A public scoping meeting was held in Wilton, North Dakota, on July 26, 2011, and a Draft EIS was approved by WAPA’s acting Administrator for public review and comment on March 5, 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013 (78 FR 17662). A public hearing on the Draft EIS was held on April 10, 2013, in Wilton, North Dakota. Subsequent to the issuance of the Draft EIS, NextEra proposed major changes to its proposed Project, including expanding the boundaries of the Project beyond those analyzed in the Draft EIS. Although WAPA’s Federal action did not change, WAPA determined that the Project changes mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Apr 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 proposed by NextEra were substantial changes relevant to environmental concerns. In response to these Project changes, WAPA determined that preparation of a Supplemental Draft EIS was appropriate, and published a Notice of Intent to prepare this NEPA document in the Federal Register on November 20, 2013 (78 FR 69664). A public scoping meeting was held in Wilton, North Dakota, on December 11, 2013, to present Project changes and solicit public input on the modified proposed Project. Work on the preparation of the Supplemental Draft EIS has continued since that date, during which additional Project changes were proposed, including identification of necessary upgrades to WAPA’s Bismarck-Hilken 115-kilovolt transmission line. NextEra has since decided to suspend further action on its proposed Project, and verbally notified WAPA of its decision to withdraw its interconnection request on January 12, 2017. A letter dated February 22, 2017, formally terminated the interconnection agreement. NextEra’s decision removes the need for Federal action, and WAPA is now formally terminating the NEPA review process on its interconnection decision and NextEra’s proposed Project. No Supplemental Draft EIS, Final EIS, or Record of Decision will be issued for the Wilton IV Wind Energy Center. NextEra could decide to reinitiate the proposed Project or a similar project at some future date. In that event WAPA would initiate a new NEPA process with the issuance of a new Notice of Intent. On November 16, 2011, the DOE General Counsel re-delegated all EIS authorities to WAPA’s Administrator. Under the authority granted by that memorandum, I hereby terminate the EIS process for NextEra’s proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center with the publication of this notice. Dated: March 28, 2017. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–07386 Filed 4–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9960–98–ORD] Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects. DATES: A virtual public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Friday, June 9, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the HSRB to finalize its Final Report of the April 27, 2017 meeting and review other possible topics. ADDRESSES: Both of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the Internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/ osa/human-studies-review-board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO), Jim Downing on telephone number (202) 564–2468; fax number: (202) 564–2070; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting access: These meetings are open to the public. The full Agenda and meeting materials are available at the HSRB Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/ osa/human-studies-review-board. For questions on document availability, or if you do not have access to the Internet, consult with the DFO, Jim Downing listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. SUMMARY: How may I participate in this meeting? The HSRB encourages the public’s input. You may participate in these meetings by following the instructions in this section. 1. Oral comments. Requests to present oral comments during either meeting will be accepted up to Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, April 20, 2017, for the April 27, 2017 meeting and up to Noon Eastern Time on Friday, June 2, 2017 for the June 9, 2017 teleconference. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration

[DOE/EIS-0469-S1]


Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center, Burleigh County, North Dakota

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

[[Page 17658]]


ACTION: Notice of cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power 
Administration (WAPA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that 
it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on an 
interconnection request by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NextEra).

DATES: This cancellation is effective on April 12, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the 
cancellation of this EIS process, contact Mark Wieringa, NEPA Document 
Manager, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, 
CO 80228-8213, email wieringa@wapa.gov, telephone (720) 962-7448. For 
general information on DOE's NEPA review process, contact Brian 
Costner, Acting Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC-54, 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0119, telephone (202) 586-4600 or (800) 472-2756, facsimile (202) 
586-7031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NextEra, through its subsidiary Wilton Wind 
IV, LLC proposed to design, construct, operate, and maintain an up to 
99-megawatt Wilton IV Wind Energy Center (Project) in Burleigh County, 
North Dakota, and interconnect that Project with WAPA's transmission 
system. NextEra's interconnection request caused WAPA to initiate a 
NEPA review of its Federal action to allow the interconnection. WAPA 
published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS in the Federal Register 
on July 20, 2011 (76 FR 43324), and started the EIS process. A public 
scoping meeting was held in Wilton, North Dakota, on July 26, 2011, and 
a Draft EIS was approved by WAPA's acting Administrator for public 
review and comment on March 5, 2013. The Environmental Protection 
Agency's Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on March 22, 2013 (78 FR 17662). A public hearing on 
the Draft EIS was held on April 10, 2013, in Wilton, North Dakota.
    Subsequent to the issuance of the Draft EIS, NextEra proposed major 
changes to its proposed Project, including expanding the boundaries of 
the Project beyond those analyzed in the Draft EIS. Although WAPA's 
Federal action did not change, WAPA determined that the Project changes 
proposed by NextEra were substantial changes relevant to environmental 
concerns. In response to these Project changes, WAPA determined that 
preparation of a Supplemental Draft EIS was appropriate, and published 
a Notice of Intent to prepare this NEPA document in the Federal 
Register on November 20, 2013 (78 FR 69664). A public scoping meeting 
was held in Wilton, North Dakota, on December 11, 2013, to present 
Project changes and solicit public input on the modified proposed 
Project. Work on the preparation of the Supplemental Draft EIS has 
continued since that date, during which additional Project changes were 
proposed, including identification of necessary upgrades to WAPA's 
Bismarck-Hilken 115-kilovolt transmission line.
    NextEra has since decided to suspend further action on its proposed 
Project, and verbally notified WAPA of its decision to withdraw its 
interconnection request on January 12, 2017. A letter dated February 
22, 2017, formally terminated the interconnection agreement. NextEra's 
decision removes the need for Federal action, and WAPA is now formally 
terminating the NEPA review process on its interconnection decision and 
NextEra's proposed Project. No Supplemental Draft EIS, Final EIS, or 
Record of Decision will be issued for the Wilton IV Wind Energy Center. 
NextEra could decide to reinitiate the proposed Project or a similar 
project at some future date. In that event WAPA would initiate a new 
NEPA process with the issuance of a new Notice of Intent.
    On November 16, 2011, the DOE General Counsel re-delegated all EIS 
authorities to WAPA's Administrator. Under the authority granted by 
that memorandum, I hereby terminate the EIS process for NextEra's 
proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center with the publication of this 
notice.

    Dated: March 28, 2017.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-07386 Filed 4-11-17; 8:45 am]
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