Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request For Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 51231-51232 [2017-23942]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 212 / Friday, November 3, 2017 / Notices a notice of open meeting announcing a meeting on November 18, 2017 of the Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Paducah (82 FR 49357). This document makes a correction to that notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Woodard, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Paducah Site Office, Post Office Box 1410, MS–103, Paducah, Kentucky 42001, (270) 441–6825. Corrections In the Federal Register of October 25, 2017, in FR Doc. 2017–23160, on page 49357, please make the following correction: In that notice under ADDRESSES, second column, third paragraph, the meeting address has been changed. The original address was West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Emerging Technology Center, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. The new address is West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Anderson Technical Building, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. Issued at Washington, DC, on October 30, 2017. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–23918 Filed 11–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4784–095] ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of PreApplication Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, 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.: 4784–095. c. Dated Filed: August 31, 2017. d. Submitted By: Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership. e. Name of Project: Pejepscot Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Androscoggin River in Sagadahoc, Cumberland, and Androscoggin Counties in the village of Pejepscot and the town of Topsham, Maine. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: C. Todd Wynn, Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership, 150 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240. i. FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen at (202) 502–8074 or email at ryan.hansen@ 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 and (b) 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 Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership as the Commission’s nonfederal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership 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. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51231 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–4784–095. 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 December 29, 2017. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the time and place 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, E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 51232 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 212 / Friday, November 3, 2017 / Notices 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 included in item n. of this document. 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: Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Time: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Location: Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick, ME 04011. Phone: (207) 837–6565. Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Time: 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Location: Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick, ME 04011. Phone: (207) 837–6565. Scoping Document 1 (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 of the project on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the Pejepscot Hydroelectric Project, 110 Pejepscot Village Main Street, Topsham ME 04086. All participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit should contact Frank Dunlap at (207) 755–5603 or at frank.dunlap@ brookfieldrenewables.com. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the project. Dated: October 30, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–23942 Filed 11–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER18–178–000. Applicants: Imperial Valley Solar 3, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Imperial Valley Solar 3, LLC. Exhibit C Assignment and Assumption to be effective 9/21/2017. Filed Date: 10/30/17. Accession Number: 20171030–5108. Comments Due: 5:00 p.m. ET 11/20/ 17. Docket Numbers: ER18–179–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Queue Position #AA2–081, Original Service Agreement No. 4702 to be effective 9/28/2017. Filed Date: 10/30/17. Accession Number: 20171030–5110. Comments Due: 5:00 p.m. ET 11/20/ 17. Docket Numbers: ER18–180–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revisions to the OA, Sch. 6, sec. 1.5 re: Extending 30-day proposal window to 60 to be effective. 1/1/2018. Filed Date: 10/30/17. Accession Number: 20171030–5139. Comments Due: 5:00 p.m. ET 11/20/ 17. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Docket Numbers: ER18–181–000. Applicants: Arizona Public Service Company. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation—Service Agreement No. 346 to be effective 12/ 31/2017. Filed Date: 10/30/17. Accession Number: 20171030–5159. Comments Due: 5:00 p.m. ET 11/20/ 17. Docket Numbers: ER18–182–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 3rd Quarter 2017 Updates to OA–RAA Member Lists to be effective 9/30/2017. Filed Date: 10/30/17. Accession Number: 20171030–5163. Comments Due: 5:00 p.m. ET 11/20/ 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: October 30, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–23939 Filed 11–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Commission Staff Attendance The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that members of the Commission’s staff may attend the following meetings related to the transmission planning activities of the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (NYISO): E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 212 (Friday, November 3, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 4784-095]


Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership; Notice of Intent To 
File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), 
Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, 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.: 4784-095.
    c. Dated Filed: August 31, 2017.
    d. Submitted By: Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership.
    e. Name of Project: Pejepscot Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Androscoggin River in Sagadahoc, Cumberland, 
and Androscoggin Counties in the village of Pejepscot and the town of 
Topsham, Maine.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: C. Todd Wynn, Topsham Hydro 
Partners Limited Partnership, 150 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
    i. FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen at (202) 502-8074 or email at 
ryan.hansen@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 and (b) 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 Topsham Hydro Partners 
Limited Partnership as the Commission's non-federal representative for 
carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the 
Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act.
    m. Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership 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-4784-095.
    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 December 29, 
2017.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will 
satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or 
EIS is issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the time and place 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,

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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: Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
    Time: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick, ME 
04011.
    Phone: (207) 837-6565.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
    Time: 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
    Location: Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick, ME 
04011.
    Phone: (207) 837-6565.
    Scoping Document 1 (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 of the project on Wednesday, November 29, 
2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the 
Pejepscot Hydroelectric Project, 110 Pejepscot Village Main Street, 
Topsham ME 04086. All participants are responsible for their own 
transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit should 
contact Frank Dunlap at (207) 755-5603 or at 
frank.dunlap@brookfieldrenewables.com.

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 
included in item n. of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public records of the project.

    Dated: October 30, 2017.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
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