Aspinook Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, 26479-26480 [2017-11762]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 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 five copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time June 22, 2017. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11758 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER17–1732–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2017–06–01_Asset Registration Process Clean-up filing to be effective 8/1/2017. Filed Date: 6/1/17. Accession Number: 20170601–5119. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/22/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1733–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Attachment AE Revisions Regarding JOUs Registered Under Combined Resource Option to be effective 8/1/ 2017. Filed Date: 6/1/17. Accession Number: 20170601–5124. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/22/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1735–000. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Termination of Silicon Valley Power IA (SA 20) to be effective 7/31/ 2017. Filed Date: 6/1/17. Accession Number: 20170601–5169. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/22/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1737–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of ICSA No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 3884; Queue No. X4–039 to be effective 5/30/2017. Filed Date: 6/1/17. Accession Number: 20170601–5205. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/22/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1738–000. Applicants: ITC Midwest LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Notice of Cancellation of Dairyland Interconnection and Interchange Agreement to be effective 7/30/2017. Filed Date: 6/1/17. Accession Number: 20170601–5221. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/22/17. 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: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11756 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3472–023] Aspinook Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, 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 Process. b. Project No.: 3472–023. c. Date Filed: April 27, 2017. d. Submitted By: Aspinook Hydro, LLC (a subsidiary of Gravity Renewables, Inc.). e. Name of Project: Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Quinebaug River, in New London and Windham Counties, Connecticut. No federal lands are PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26479 occupied by the project works or are located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jonathan Miller, Aspinook Hydro, LLC, c/o Gravity Renewables, Inc., 1401 Walnut St., Suite 220, Boulder, CO 80302; (303) 440–3378; email— jonathan@gravityrenewables.com. i. FERC Contact: John Ramer at (202) 502–8969; or email at john.ramer@ ferc.gov. j. Aspinook Hydro, LLC filed a request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on April 27, 2017, and provided public notice of the request on May 6, 2017. In a letter dated June 1, 2017, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved the request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 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; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the (New Hampshire and Maine) 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 Aspinook Hydro, LLC as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Aspinook Hydro, LLC 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, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 26480 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices 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. 3472–023. 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 April 30, 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: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11762 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14827–000] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 Lookout Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located in Somerset 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 44 acres and a storage capacity of 660 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 2,850 feet above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new rollercompacted concrete or rock-filled dam and/or dike; (2) excavating a new lower reservoir with a surface area of 30 acres and a total storage capacity of 792 acrefeet at a surface elevation of 2,200 feet VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 msl; (3) a new 3,500-foot-long, 48-inchdiameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 150-footlong, 50-foot-wide powerhouse containing two turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 35 megawatts; (5) a new transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a nearby electric grid interconnection point at the Lookout Wind Farm; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Possible initial fill water and make-up water would come from the nearby Wills Creek, including groundwater. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 128,372 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: 267–254–6107. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502–6736. 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–14827–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14827) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11765 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–028–000] National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line QP, Line Q, and Queen Storage Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Line QP, Line Q, and Queen Storage Project (Project), proposed by National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel) in the above-referenced docket. National Fuel requests authorization to construct and operate facilities in Forest and Warren Counties, Pennsylvania. National Fuel would abandon capacity by sale a natural gas storage system and associated pipeline that is no longer needed by the company and would provide that capacity to other gathering system suppliers in Pennsylvania. Additionally, National Fuel proposes to replace a compromised portion of the pipeline associated with the storage system and install new pipeline to maintain National Fuel’s distribution capability. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service (USDA–FS), and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The USDA–FS may adopt and use the EA to consider the issuance of a special use permit for the portion of the project on USDA–FS lands. The Project includes the following facilities: • Abandon by sale the existing Queen Storage Field and Queen Compressor Station, property interests related thereto, and approximately 5.5 miles of the 6-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline (Line Q) from E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26479-26480]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11762]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3472-023]


Aspinook Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, 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 Process.
    b. Project No.: 3472-023.
    c. Date Filed: April 27, 2017.
    d. Submitted By: Aspinook Hydro, LLC (a subsidiary of Gravity 
Renewables, Inc.).
    e. Name of Project: Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Quinebaug River, in New London and Windham 
Counties, Connecticut. No federal lands are occupied by the project 
works or are located within the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission's regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jonathan Miller, Aspinook Hydro, 
LLC, c/o Gravity Renewables, Inc., 1401 Walnut St., Suite 220, Boulder, 
CO 80302; (303) 440-3378; email_jonathan@gravityrenewables.com.
    i. FERC Contact: John Ramer at (202) 502-8969; or email at 
john.ramer@ferc.gov.
    j. Aspinook Hydro, LLC filed a request to use the Traditional 
Licensing Process on April 27, 2017, and provided public notice of the 
request on May 6, 2017. In a letter dated June 1, 2017, the Director of 
the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved the request to use the 
Traditional Licensing Process.
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 
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; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and 
implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating 
consultation with the (New Hampshire and Maine) 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 Aspinook Hydro, LLC as the 
Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. Aspinook Hydro, LLC filed a Pre-Application 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, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for

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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. 3472-023. 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 April 30, 
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: June 1, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-11762 Filed 6-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P