Consumers Energy Company; DTE Electric Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 32539-32540 [2017-14819]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 134 / Friday, July 14, 2017 / Notices Quarterly Board Meeting. Thereafter, the Executive Director of the Governing Board, William Bushaw, will provide a progress report to Board members on implementation of the Strategic Vision, followed by an update from Peggy Carr, Acting Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), on current NAEP activities underway at NCES. 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[FR Doc. 2017–14816 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2680–113] Consumers Energy Company; DTE Electric Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 2680–113. c. Date Filed: June 28, 2017. d. Applicant: Consumers Energy Company and DTE Electric Company (Consumers Energy and DTE Companies). e. Name of Project: Ludington Pumped Storage Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan in the townships of Pere Marquette and Summit, Mason County, Michigan and in Port Sheldon, Ottawa County, Michigan. The Ottawa County portion is a 1.8-acre satellite recreation site, located about 70 miles south of the project. The project does not affect federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: David McIntosh, Manager, Consumers Energy Company, Hydro and Renewable Generation, 330 Chestnut Street, Cadillac, MI 49601; Telephone (231) 779–5506, email—David.McIntosh@ cmsenergy.com. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 32540 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 134 / Friday, July 14, 2017 / Notices i. FERC Contact: Shana Wiseman, (312) 596–4468 or shana.wiseman@ ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. The Project Description: The Ludington Project is a pumped storage project that consists of: (1) An 842-acre upper reservoir with a gross storage capacity of 82,300 acre-feet at an elevation of 942 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD); (2) a concrete intake structure located in the upper reservoir; (3) six, 1,300-foot-long steel penstocks varying in diameter from 28.5 feet at the intake to 24 feet at the powerhouse; (4) a concrete powerhouse with six bays each housing a pumpturbine/motor-generator unit; (5) a lower reservoir (Lake Michigan) with a surface area of about 22,300 square miles and a mean depth of 279 feet; (6) two 1,600foot-long jetties; (7) an approximately 1,700-foot-long breakwater located about 2,700 feet from the shore; and (8) appurtenant facilities. Additionally, a satellite recreation site (Pigeon Lake North Pier) is located about 70 miles south of the project. The recreation facility includes a parking area and a 4,600-foot-long boardwalk. The existing Ludington Project is operated to generate during peak demand periods. Generation usually occurs during the day with the upper reservoir partially replenished at night during pumping. The project has an installed capacity of 1,785 megawatts with an average annual generation of approximately 2,624,189 megawatt hours. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at 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, please 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 item (h) above. m. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. n. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis. Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions. Commission issues NonDraft Environmental Assessment (EA). Comments on EA .............. Modified terms and conditions. September 2017. November 2017. April 2018. May 2018. July 2018. o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: July 10, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–14819 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–467–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC: Notice of Request under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on June 29, 2017, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia), 700 Louisiana St., Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002 filed a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.213(b) of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act for authorization to construct and operate two new storage wells at Columbia’s Wellington Storage Field located in Lorain and Medina Counties, Ohio. Specifically, Columbia proposes to construct two new storage wells (Wellington Storage Well 12599 and 12600) that will provide a combined total of approximately 10 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of restored deliverability to the Columbia system. The proposed wells will provide no change in the certificated physical parameters, including maximum reservoir pressure, reservoir and buffer boundaries, and certificated storage capacity, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Robert D. Jackson, Manager, Certificates & Regulatory Administration, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002, by phone (832) 320–5487, or by fax (832) 320–6487, or by email at robert_ jackson@transcanada.com. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefor, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 134 (Friday, July 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32539-32540]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14819]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2680-113]


Consumers Energy Company; DTE Electric Company; Notice of 
Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing 
Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final 
Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 2680-113.
    c. Date Filed: June 28, 2017.
    d. Applicant: Consumers Energy Company and DTE Electric Company 
(Consumers Energy and DTE Companies).
    e. Name of Project: Ludington Pumped Storage Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the east shore of 
Lake Michigan in the townships of Pere Marquette and Summit, Mason 
County, Michigan and in Port Sheldon, Ottawa County, Michigan. The 
Ottawa County portion is a 1.8-acre satellite recreation site, located 
about 70 miles south of the project. The project does not affect 
federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: David McIntosh, Manager, Consumers Energy 
Company, Hydro and Renewable Generation, 330 Chestnut Street, Cadillac, 
MI 49601; Telephone (231) 779-5506, email_
David.McIntosh@cmsenergy.com.

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    i. FERC Contact: Shana Wiseman, (312) 596-4468 or 
shana.wiseman@ferc.gov.
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. The Project Description: The Ludington Project is a pumped 
storage project that consists of: (1) An 842-acre upper reservoir with 
a gross storage capacity of 82,300 acre-feet at an elevation of 942 
feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD); (2) a concrete intake 
structure located in the upper reservoir; (3) six, 1,300-foot-long 
steel penstocks varying in diameter from 28.5 feet at the intake to 24 
feet at the powerhouse; (4) a concrete powerhouse with six bays each 
housing a pump-turbine/motor-generator unit; (5) a lower reservoir 
(Lake Michigan) with a surface area of about 22,300 square miles and a 
mean depth of 279 feet; (6) two 1,600-foot-long jetties; (7) an 
approximately 1,700-foot-long breakwater located about 2,700 feet from 
the shore; and (8) appurtenant facilities. Additionally, a satellite 
recreation site (Pigeon Lake North Pier) is located about 70 miles 
south of the project. The recreation facility includes a parking area 
and a 4,600-foot-long boardwalk.
    The existing Ludington Project is operated to generate during peak 
demand periods. Generation usually occurs during the day with the upper 
reservoir partially replenished at night during pumping. The project 
has an installed capacity of 1,785 megawatts with an average annual 
generation of approximately 2,624,189 megawatt hours.
    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or 
may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at 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, please 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 item (h) above.
    m. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    n. Procedural Schedule:
    The application will be processed according to the following 
preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be 
made as appropriate.

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               Milestone                           Target date
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Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready     September 2017.
 for Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations, preliminary   November 2017.
 terms and conditions, and fishway
 prescriptions.
Commission issues Non-Draft              April 2018.
 Environmental Assessment (EA).
Comments on EA.........................  May 2018.
Modified terms and conditions..........  July 2018.
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    o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: July 10, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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