Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Intent to File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 26475-26476 [2017-11761]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices 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. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11764 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 77–285] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Intent to File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 77–285. c. Dated Filed: April 6, 2017. d. Submitted By: Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). e. Name of Project: Potter Valley Project. f. Location: On the Eel and East Fork Russian Rivers in Lake and Mendocino Counties, California, about 15 miles northeast of the City of Ukiah. The majority of the project is located on lands owned by PG&E and National Forest System Lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service, Mendocino National Forest. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Debbie Powell, Senior Director, Power Generation—Operations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, P.O. Box 770000, MCN11D–1138, San Francisco, CA 94177–0001 i. FERC Contact: John Mudre at (202) 502–8902 or email at john.mudre@ ferc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 o 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. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or 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)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act; and (c) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating PG&E as the Commission’s non-federal representatives for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to: section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; section 305(b)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act; and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. On April 6, 2017, PG&E filed with the Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), 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, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. 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. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26475 Commission’s staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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. 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–77–285. All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by August 4, 2017. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 26476 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street, Ukiah, CA. Phone: (707) 463–6700. the PAD and SD1 are provided in item n. of this document. Evening Scoping Meeting The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public record for this project. Meeting Procedures Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street, Ukiah, CA. Phone: (707) 463–6700 SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Environmental Site Review The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an Environmental Site Review (site visit) of the project on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Persons planning on participating in the site visit must RSVP to Ms. Susan Kester of PG&E at S1KV@pge.com (preferably) or (415) 973–7202, on or before June 13, 2017. Additional details concerning the site visit are provided in SD1. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC17–4–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–521); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2017–11761 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) previously issued a 60-day Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on FERC– 521 (Payments for Benefits from Headwater Improvements). The Commission received no comments. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commission is submitting the FERC–521 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. DATES: Comments on FERC–521 are due by July 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0087, 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 202–395–0710. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, identified by the Docket No. IC17–4–000, 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 SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 8005–006] Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Corporation, Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. By letter filed April 26, 2017, Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Corporation informed the Commission that the exemption from licensing for the Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 8005, originally issued June 21, 1984 1 has been transferred to the Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership. The project is located on the Maury River in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval. 2. Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership is now the exemptee of the Moomaws Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 8005. All correspondence should be forwarded to: Mr. Gregory Cloutier, President and Mr. William Allin, Vice President, Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Limited Partnership, c/o Powerhouse Systems, Inc., 80A Elm Street, Lancaster, NH 03584, Phone: 603–443–7610, Email: watrpwr@gmail.com. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11763 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Order Granting Exemption from Licensing of a Small Project of 5 Megawatts or Less. Rockfish Corporation, Inc., 27 FERC ¶ 62,331 (1984). PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26475-26476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11761]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 77-285]


Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Intent to File 
License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), 
Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, Prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping 
Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 77-285.
    c. Dated Filed: April 6, 2017.
    d. Submitted By: Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E).
    e. Name of Project: Potter Valley Project.
    f. Location: On the Eel and East Fork Russian Rivers in Lake and 
Mendocino Counties, California, about 15 miles northeast of the City of 
Ukiah. The majority of the project is located on lands owned by PG&E 
and National Forest System Lands administered by the U.S. Forest 
Service, Mendocino National Forest.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Debbie Powell, Senior Director, 
Power Generation--Operations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, P.O. 
Box 770000, MCN11D-1138, San Francisco, CA 94177-0001
    i. FERC Contact: John Mudre at (202) 502-8902 or email at 
john.mudre@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 o 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. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or 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)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and 
Management Act; and (c) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as 
required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the 
implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic 
Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating PG&E as the Commission's 
non-federal representatives for carrying out informal consultation, 
pursuant to: section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; section 305(b)(2) 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act; and 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. On April 6, 2017, PG&E filed with the Commission a Pre-
Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and 
schedule), 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, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    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.
    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and 
all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits 
of the potential application must be filed with the Commission.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
all documents 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. 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-77-285.
    All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: 
``Comments on Pre-Application Document,'' ``Study Requests,'' 
``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' ``Request for Cooperating Agency 
Status,'' or ``Communications to and from Commission Staff.'' Any 
individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, 
commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating 
status must do so by August 4, 2017.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting 
will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.

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Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street, 
Ukiah, CA.
Phone: (707) 463-6700.

Evening Scoping Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street, 
Ukiah, CA.
Phone: (707) 463-6700

    SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the 
environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on 
the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions for accessing 
information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a 
Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised 
process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified 
through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Review

    The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an 
Environmental Site Review (site visit) of the project on Tuesday, June 
27, 2017. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. 
Persons planning on participating in the site visit must RSVP to Ms. 
Susan Kester of PG&E at S1KV@pge.com (preferably) or (415) 973-7202, on 
or before June 13, 2017. Additional details concerning the site visit 
are provided in SD1.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and 
identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
provided in item n. of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public record for this project.

    Dated: June 1, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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