Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 26473 [2017-11766]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices 2. Determine the total battery power, with the battery circuit connected and fully charged before any measurements are made. total battery power = input power¥rated wattage of light source(s) for exit sign 3. Determine the battery proration factor: Battery proration factor = rated wattage of light source(s) for exit sign (rated wattage of light sources(s) for egress lighting + rated wattage of light source(s) for exit sign) 4. Calculate the combo unit power: Combo unit power = (Battery proration factor × total battery power) + rated wattage of light source(s) for exit sign sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Conclusion Acuity Brands is submitting this request for a test procedure waiver for combo units that provide the dual function of exit signage and emergency egress lighting. The waiver request has outlined that: 1. The prescribed test procedures are based on power intended only to illuminate the face of the exit sign and will evaluate the basic models of combo units in a manner unrepresentative of their true energy consumption characteristics 2. the prescribed test procedures will evaluate the basic models of combo units in a manner that results in materially inaccurate comparative data, and 3. there are no existing industry standards that define test procedures to measure the energy consumption characteristics for a combo unit that is associated with only the exit sign face(s), and 4. the alternate test procedure proposed by Acuity Brands for combo units will accurately describe the power to illuminate the face of the exit and the proportion of battery charging circuit power used to illuminate the face(s) of the exit during a power outage. Based on DOE general counsel guidance on waivers issued December 23, 2010, it is our understanding that DOE has made a commitment to (1) act promptly on waiver requests and to update its test procedures to address granted waivers going forward and (2) prevent the administrative waiver process from delaying or deterring the introduction of novel, innovative products into the marketplace and as a matter of enforcement policy will refrain from enforcement actions related to pending waiver requests. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 Thank you in advance for your prompt consideration of this waiver request. Cheryl English VP, Government & Industry Relations Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc., One Lithonia Way, Conyers, GA 30012, 770–860–2660, Cheryl.English@ AcuityBrands.com. [FR Doc. 2017–11790 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14828–000] 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 Meyersdale 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 45 acres and a storage capacity of 675 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 2,790 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 810 acrefeet at a surface elevation of 2,100 feet msl; (3) a new 5,500-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 38 megawatts; (5) a new transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a nearby electric grid interconnection point at the Meyersdale Wind Farm; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Possible initial fill water and make-up water would come from the nearby Casselman River, including groundwater. The proposed PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26473 project would have an annual generation of 139,369 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–14828–000. 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–14828) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14828-000]


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 
Meyersdale 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 45 acres and a storage capacity 
of 675 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 2,790 feet 
above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new 
roller-compacted 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 810 acre-feet at a surface elevation of 2,100 
feet msl; (3) a new 5,500-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter penstock 
connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 150-foot-long, 50-
foot-wide powerhouse containing two turbine-generator units with a 
total rated capacity of 38 megawatts; (5) a new transmission line 
connecting the powerhouse to a nearby electric grid interconnection 
point at the Meyersdale Wind Farm; and (6) appurtenant facilities. 
Possible initial fill water and make-up water would come from the 
nearby Casselman River, including groundwater. The proposed project 
would have an annual generation of 139,369 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-14828-000.
    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-14828) 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. 2017-11766 Filed 6-6-17; 8:45 am]
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