White River Electric Association, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 51825-51826 [2017-24276]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / Notices accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. 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. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. o. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Major milestone Target date Draft EA Issued .................... Comments on Draft EA due Final EA Issued .................... June 2018. July 2018. October 2018. Dated: November 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–24273 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. OR18–5–000] Notice of Request for Temporary Waiver; Marathon Pipe Line LLC Take notice that on November 1, 2017, pursuant to Rule 204 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.204, Marathon Pipe Line LLC filed a petition for temporary waiver of the tariff filing and reporting requirements of sections 6 and 20 of the Interstate Commerce Act and parts 341 and 357 of the Commission’s regulations with respect to four pipeline assets, as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214. 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[FR Doc. 2017–24272 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 51825 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD18–2–000] White River Electric Association, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On October 31, 2017, White River Electric Association, Inc., filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Town of Meeker Hydro Project would have an installed capacity of up to 180 kilowatts (kW), and would be located along the existing Meeker Power Canal near the Town of Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Applicant Contact: Trina ZagarBrown, General Counsel, 233 6th Street, P.O. Box 958, Meeker, CO 81641, Phone No. (970) 878–5041. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502–6778, email: Christopher.Chaney@ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) Up to two low head turbines with a total generating capacity not to exceed 180 kW; (2) two approximately 20-foot-long, 44-inch-diameter penstocks exiting an existing 25-foot by 50-foot forebay structure; (3) a small controls structure; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generating capacity of up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Satisfies (Y/N) Description FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Statutory provision The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 5 megawatts ................................. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended by HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended by HREA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 07, 2017 On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 Y Y Y Y 51826 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / Notices ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Determination: The proposed addition of the hydroelectric project along the existing irrigation canal will not alter its primary purpose.1 Therefore, based upon the above information and criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions To Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.2 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and 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 1 White River Electric Association, Inc. states in its Notice of Intent that the Meeker Power Canal was constructed in 1912 to supply water to a hydroelectric facility, which was decommissioned in the 1960’s. Since then, the Meeker Power Canal has been continuously operated to provide water for irrigation and agricultural use, which is now its primary purpose. 2 18 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. 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. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD18–2) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–24276 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER18–206–000] Southern Partners, INC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Southern Partners, INC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is November 22, 2017. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–24270 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. OR18–4–000] Marathon Pipe Line LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on November 1, 2017, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2016), Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL), filed a petition for a declaratory order seeking approval of the overall rate structure and terms of service for a redesign and expansion project for two interstate crude oil pipelines that MPL operates, namely the E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 8, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD18-2-000]


White River Electric Association, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary 
Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and 
Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene

    On October 31, 2017, White River Electric Association, Inc., filed 
a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower 
facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as 
amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 
2013 (HREA). The proposed Town of Meeker Hydro Project would have an 
installed capacity of up to 180 kilowatts (kW), and would be located 
along the existing Meeker Power Canal near the Town of Meeker, Rio 
Blanco County, Colorado.
    Applicant Contact: Trina Zagar-Brown, General Counsel, 233 6th 
Street, P.O. Box 958, Meeker, CO 81641, Phone No. (970) 878-5041.
    FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502-6778, email: 
Christopher.Chaney@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) Up to two low head turbines with a total 
generating capacity not to exceed 180 kW; (2) two approximately 20-
foot-long, 44-inch-diameter penstocks exiting an existing 25-foot by 
50-foot forebay structure; (3) a small controls structure; and (4) 
appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated 
annual generating capacity of up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

      Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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                                                               Satisfies
      Statutory provision                 Description            (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by   The conduit the facility              Y
 HREA.                            uses is a tunnel, canal,
                                  pipeline, aqueduct, flume,
                                  ditch, or similar manmade
                                  water conveyance that is
                                  operated for the
                                  distribution of water for
                                  agricultural, municipal, or
                                  industrial consumption and
                                  not primarily for the
                                  generation of electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended   The facility is constructed,          Y
 by HREA.                         operated, or maintained for
                                  the generation of electric
                                  power and uses for such
                                  generation only the
                                  hydroelectric potential of
                                  a non-federally owned
                                  conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended  The facility has an                   Y
 by HREA.                         installed capacity that
                                  does not exceed 5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as         On or before August 9, 2013,          Y
 amended by HREA.                 the facility is not
                                  licensed, or exempted from
                                  the licensing requirements
                                  of Part I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: The proposed addition of the 
hydroelectric project along the existing irrigation canal will not 
alter its primary purpose.\1\ Therefore, based upon the above 
information and criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines 
that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit 
hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted 
from licensing.
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    \1\ White River Electric Association, Inc. states in its Notice 
of Intent that the Meeker Power Canal was constructed in 1912 to 
supply water to a hydroelectric facility, which was decommissioned 
in the 1960's. Since then, the Meeker Power Canal has been 
continuously operated to provide water for irrigation and 
agricultural use, which is now its primary purpose.
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    Comments and Motions To Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A 
CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) 
state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number 
of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, 
address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of 
the Commission's regulations.\2\ All comments contesting Commission 
staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets the 
qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \2\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2017).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and 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. 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.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD18-2) in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-
free 1-866-208-3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call 
(202) 502-8659.

    Dated: November 2, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-24276 Filed 11-7-17; 8:45 am]
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