Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments; Village of Lyndonville Electric Department, 46235-46236 [2017-21268]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / Notices e. Name of Project: Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project. f. Location: The project is located on the east side of the Connecticut River, in the towns of Northfield and Erving, in Franklin County, Massachusetts. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Douglas Bennett, General Plant Manager— Massachusetts Hydro, FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, Northfield Mountain Station, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. Phone (413) 659– 4489. i. FERC Contact: Mr. Christopher Chaney, (202) 502–6778, or christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, or comments 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. Please include the project number (P– 2485–076) on any comments, motions to intervene, or protests filed. k. Description of Request: FirstLight is seeking authorization to modify the upper reservoir’s upper and lower water surface elevation limits from 1,000.5 feet mean sea level (msl) and 938 feet msl, to 1,004.5 feet msl and 920 feet msl, respectively. FirstLight proposes to use the additional storage capacity between December 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018. According to FirstLight, approval of changes in the water surface elevation limits would result in an increase in the maximum daily generation from 8,729 megawatt-hours (MWh) to 10,779 MWh, and provide Independent System Operator-New England with additional resources to address winter reliability needs. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Oct 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document (i.e., P–2485). 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, call 1– 866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to the amendment request. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46235 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: September 28, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–21287 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2839–015] Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments; Village of Lyndonville Electric Department Take notice that the following hydroelectric license application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: P–2839–015. c. Date filed: May 26, 2017. d. Applicant: Village of Lyndonville Electric Department. e. Name of Project: Great Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Passumpsic River, in the Town of Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont. There are no federal or tribal lands within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Bill Humphrey, Village of Lyndonville Electric Department, 119 Park Avenue, Lyndonville, VT 05851; (802) 626–3366. i. FERC Contact: Bill Connelly, (202) 502–8587 or william.connelly@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: October 27, 2017. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments 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 E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 46236 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / Notices (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–2839–015. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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. k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The existing Great Falls Project consists of: (1) A 160-foot-long, 32-foothigh curved, concrete dam with 2-foothigh flashboards; (2) an approximately 12-acre impoundment having a storage capacity of 135-acre-feet at a normal full pond water surface elevation of 668.38 feet above mean sea level; (3) an 18.5foot-wide headworks structure with two headgates; (4) a headworks gate house; (5) an intake structure and bypass pipe that are integral to the dam; (6) a 290foot-long power canal; (7) two sluice gates; (8) an intake gate house with two trashracks; (9) a 200-foot-long metal penstock; (10) a 47-foot-long, 25-footwide powerhouse containing a 1,350kilowatt (kW) turbine-generator unit and a 40-foot-long, 40-foot-wide powerhouse containing two 350-kW turbinegenerator units, for a total capacity of 2,050-kW; (11) a 350-foot-long, 2.4kilovolt (kV) above-ground generator lead that connects the turbine-generator units to a step-up transformer; (12) a 1.75-mile-long, 12.5-kV above-ground transmission line; and (13) appurtenant facilities. The Village of Lyndonville Electric Department (Lyndonville) operates the project in a run-of-river mode with an annual average energy production of approximately 3,960 megawatt-hours. Lyndonville is not proposing any changes in project operation. Lyndonville proposes to continue to release a year-round minimum flow of 10 cfs (or inflow, whichever is less) to the bypassed reach to maintain habitat for fish and aquatic organisms and release a minimum flow of 75 cfs (or inflow, whichever is less) from the powerhouse during project shutdowns to protect fish and aquatic resources in the downstream reach. Lyndonville proposes to install an automatic pond level control system to improve control of impoundment water surface level fluctuations. Lyndonville also proposes VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Oct 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 to develop a minimum flow monitoring plan to ensure adequate flow is provided to the bypassed reach and downstream of the powerhouse. Lyndonville also proposes to construct and maintain a new carry-in boat access trail downstream of the tailrace, on the west bank of the Passumpsic River, designate a new bank fishing area, and install a designated parking area outside of the project gates along the access road to the project. To ensure the adequacy of project recreation facilities, Lyndonville proposes to conduct a Recreation Inventory, Use and Needs Assessment within one year of completion of recreational improvements. Finally, Lyndonville proposes to develop a Historic Properties Management Plan to protect historic resources. m. 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, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is available for inspection and reproduction at the address in Item H above. n. 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. o. Scoping Process: Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Great Falls Hydroelectric Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts, and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Commission staff does not propose to conduct on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, recommendations, and information on the Scoping Document 1 (SD1) issued on September 27, 2017. Copies of SD 1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and the applicant’s distribution list. Copies of SD 1 may be viewed on the web 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 27, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–21268 Filed 10–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [Public Notice 2017–6007] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: ACTION: Form Title: EIB 11–03, Used Equipment Questionnaire. SUMMARY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This collection will provide information needed to determine compliance and creditworthiness for transaction requests involving previously-owned equipment submitted to Ex-Im Bank under its insurance, guarantee, and direct loan programs. Information presented in this form will be considered in the overall evaluation of the transaction, including ExportImport Bank’s determination of the appropriate term for the transaction. The form can be viewed at: https:// www.exim.gov/sites/default/files/forms/ eib11-03.pdf. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 4, 2017, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on http:// www.regulations.gov or by mail to Mardel West, Export-Import Bank of the United States, 811 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20571. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles and Form Number: EIB 11–03, Used Equipment Questionnaire. OMB Number: 3048–0039. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The information collected will provide information needed to determine compliance and creditworthiness for transaction requests involving previously-owned equipment submitted to the Export Import Bank under its insurance, guarantee, and direct loan programs. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 4, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2839-015]


Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments; Village of Lyndonville 
Electric Department

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric license application 
has been filed with the Commission and is available for public 
inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: P-2839-015.
    c. Date filed: May 26, 2017.
    d. Applicant: Village of Lyndonville Electric Department.
    e. Name of Project: Great Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Passumpsic River, in the Town of Lyndon, 
Caledonia County, Vermont. There are no federal or tribal lands within 
the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Bill Humphrey, Village of Lyndonville 
Electric Department, 119 Park Avenue, Lyndonville, VT 05851; (802) 626-
3366.
    i. FERC Contact: Bill Connelly, (202) 502-8587 or 
william.connelly@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: October 27, 2017.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments 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

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(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-2839-015.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor 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.
    k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The existing Great Falls Project consists of: (1) A 160-foot-
long, 32-foot-high curved, concrete dam with 2-foot-high flashboards; 
(2) an approximately 12-acre impoundment having a storage capacity of 
135-acre-feet at a normal full pond water surface elevation of 668.38 
feet above mean sea level; (3) an 18.5-foot-wide headworks structure 
with two headgates; (4) a headworks gate house; (5) an intake structure 
and bypass pipe that are integral to the dam; (6) a 290-foot-long power 
canal; (7) two sluice gates; (8) an intake gate house with two 
trashracks; (9) a 200-foot-long metal penstock; (10) a 47-foot-long, 
25-foot-wide powerhouse containing a 1,350-kilowatt (kW) turbine-
generator unit and a 40-foot-long, 40-foot-wide powerhouse containing 
two 350-kW turbine-generator units, for a total capacity of 2,050-kW; 
(11) a 350-foot-long, 2.4-kilovolt (kV) above-ground generator lead 
that connects the turbine-generator units to a step-up transformer; 
(12) a 1.75-mile-long, 12.5-kV above-ground transmission line; and (13) 
appurtenant facilities.
    The Village of Lyndonville Electric Department (Lyndonville) 
operates the project in a run-of-river mode with an annual average 
energy production of approximately 3,960 megawatt-hours. Lyndonville is 
not proposing any changes in project operation. Lyndonville proposes to 
continue to release a year-round minimum flow of 10 cfs (or inflow, 
whichever is less) to the bypassed reach to maintain habitat for fish 
and aquatic organisms and release a minimum flow of 75 cfs (or inflow, 
whichever is less) from the powerhouse during project shutdowns to 
protect fish and aquatic resources in the downstream reach. Lyndonville 
proposes to install an automatic pond level control system to improve 
control of impoundment water surface level fluctuations. Lyndonville 
also proposes to develop a minimum flow monitoring plan to ensure 
adequate flow is provided to the bypassed reach and downstream of the 
powerhouse.
    Lyndonville also proposes to construct and maintain a new carry-in 
boat access trail downstream of the tailrace, on the west bank of the 
Passumpsic River, designate a new bank fishing area, and install a 
designated parking area outside of the project gates along the access 
road to the project. To ensure the adequacy of project recreation 
facilities, Lyndonville proposes to conduct a Recreation Inventory, Use 
and Needs Assessment within one year of completion of recreational 
improvements. Finally, Lyndonville proposes to develop a Historic 
Properties Management Plan to protect historic resources.
    m. 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, contact FERC 
Online Support. A copy is available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in Item H above.
    n. 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.
    o. Scoping Process:
    Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for the Great Falls Hydroelectric Project in accordance 
with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both 
site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts, and reasonable 
alternatives to the proposed action.
    Commission staff does not propose to conduct on-site scoping 
meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, 
recommendations, and information on the Scoping Document 1 (SD1) issued 
on September 27, 2017.
    Copies of SD 1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the 
EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing list and 
the applicant's distribution list. Copies of SD 1 may be viewed on the 
web 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or for TTY, 
call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: September 27, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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