Pelzer Hydro Company, LLC; Consolidated Hydro Southeast, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions, 55604-55605 [2017-25317]

Download as PDF 55604 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Notices FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER18–296–000] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Phibro Americas LLC; 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 Phibro Americas LLC‘s application for marketbased 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 to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is December 6, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: November 16, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25327 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 10254–026] Pelzer Hydro Company, LLC; Consolidated Hydro Southeast, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New License. b. Project No.: 10254–026. c. Date filed: November 30, 2015. d. Applicant: Pelzer Hydro Company, LLC (Pelzer Hydro), Consolidated Hydro Southeast, LLC (Consolidated Hydro). e. Name of Project: Upper Pelzer Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Saluda River in the Town of Pelzer, in Anderson and Greenville Counties, South Carolina. The project does not affect federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Beth E. Harris, P.E., Regional Operations Manager, Enel Green Power North America, Inc., 11 Anderson Street, Piedmont, SC 29673; Telephone—(864) 846–0042; Email— beth.harris@enel.com, OR Kevin Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager, Enel Green Power North America, Inc., One Tech Drive, Suite 220, Andover, MA 01810; Telephone—(978) 681–1900; Email— kevin.webb@enel.com. i. FERC Contact: Navreet Deo, (202) 502–6304, or navreet.deo@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–10254–026. 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 has been accepted and is now ready for environmental analysis. l. The Upper Pelzer Project consists of: (1) A 505-foot-long by 29.7-foot-high granite masonry dam, consisting of (i) a 150-foot-long non-overflow section, (ii) a 280-foot-long ungated overflow spillway topped with 4-foot-high wooden flashboards, and (iii) a 75-footlong gated intake section containing six gates; (2) a 25-acre impoundment at a normal pool elevation of 718.7 feet mean sea level, as measured at the top of the flashboards; (3) a 260-foot-long by 52-foot-wide forebay canal channeling flow from 6 canal gates to the project’s 2 powerhouses; (4) a 43-foot-long by 24foot-wide upstream concrete powerhouse, protected by a 65-foot-long trashrack structure with 5.5-inch clear bar spacing for 38 feet of length, and 2inch clear bar spacing for 27 feet of length, containing two vertical Francis turbine generating units that total 1,500 kW (kW); (5) a 70-foot-long by 55-footwide downstream powerhouse, protected by a trashrack structure with 2-inch clear bar spacing, containing one vertical Francis turbine generating unit that totals 450 kW; (6) a 95-foot-long by 74-foot-wide tailrace extending from the upstream powerhouse, and a 132-footlong by 24-foot-wide tailrace extending from the downstream powerhouse; (7) a 65-foot-long, 3,300-volt transmission line, connecting the upper and lower powerhouses with the grid via a 7.2/ 12.47 kilovolt transformer; and (8) appurtenant facilities. Pelzer Hydro and Consolidated Hydro (co-licensees) operate the project in a E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Notices run- of-river mode using automatic pond level control, with no useable storage or flood control capacity. There are no minimum flow requirements downstream of the dam. The project operates under an estimated average head of 25 feet, including the 4-foothigh spillway flashboards. The impoundment water surface elevation is maintained at 718.7 feet. River flows between 159 cubic feet per second (cfs) and 1,200 cfs are used for power generation, while flows in excess of 1,200 cfs are passed over the spillway. A single manually operated, low level outlet gate located in the unregulated spillway portion of the dam is used to drain the impoundment during maintenance activities. The total installed capacity of the project is 1,950 kW between the three generating units. The project generates approximately 6,223 megawatt-hours annually, which are sold to a local utility. The co-licensees propose to continue to operate and maintain the Upper Pelzer Project as is required in the existing license, and to develop canoe portage facilities. The co-licensees also propose to release a continuous minimum flow of 15 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, from a new weir on the spillway crest in order to maintain aquatic habitat and water quality conditions in the 115-foot-long reach between the dam and the upstream powerhouse tailrace. 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 also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, or PRESCRIPTIONS; (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in 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. Dated: November 16, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25317 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–409–000] Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Birdsboro Pipeline Project, DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Birdsboro Pipeline Project (Project) proposed by DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC (DTE Midstream) in the above-referenced docket. DTE Midstream requests authorization to construct, operate, and maintain new natural gas facilities in Berks County, Pennsylvania, consisting of 13.2 miles of 12-inch-diameter pipeline, a new meter station, and appurtenant facilities. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the Project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency participated as cooperating PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55605 agencies in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law and/or have special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by a proposal. The proposed Birdsboro Pipeline Project includes the following facilities: • About 13.2 miles of new, 12-inchdiameter pipeline; • a new meter station associated facilities at the Texas Eastern Transmission Company Pipeline rightof-way and pig launcher facility; 1 • a new pig receiver facility; and • four mainline valve sites. The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the Project area. In addition, the EA is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A,Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8371. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that the FERC receives your comments in Washington, DC on or before December 15, 2017. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the Project docket number (CP17–409–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has dedicated eFiling expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or FercOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. (1) You may file your comments electronically by using the eComment feature, which is located on the Commission’s Web site at www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and 1 A pig is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into and pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, conducting internal inspections, or other purposes. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 10254-026]


Pelzer Hydro Company, LLC; Consolidated Hydro Southeast, LLC; 
Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting 
Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New License.
    b. Project No.: 10254-026.
    c. Date filed: November 30, 2015.
    d. Applicant: Pelzer Hydro Company, LLC (Pelzer Hydro), 
Consolidated Hydro Southeast, LLC (Consolidated Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Upper Pelzer Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Saluda River in 
the Town of Pelzer, in Anderson and Greenville Counties, South 
Carolina. The project does not affect federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Beth E. Harris, P.E., Regional Operations 
Manager, Enel Green Power North America, Inc., 11 Anderson Street, 
Piedmont, SC 29673; Telephone--(864) 846-0042; Email_
beth.harris@enel.com, OR Kevin Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager, Enel 
Green Power North America, Inc., One Tech Drive, Suite 220, Andover, MA 
01810; Telephone--(978) 681-1900; Email_kevin.webb@enel.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Navreet Deo, (202) 502-6304, or 
navreet.deo@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this 
notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this 
notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 
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-10254-026.
    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 has been accepted and is now ready for 
environmental analysis.
    l. The Upper Pelzer Project consists of: (1) A 505-foot-long by 
29.7-foot-high granite masonry dam, consisting of (i) a 150-foot-long 
non-overflow section, (ii) a 280-foot-long ungated overflow spillway 
topped with 4-foot-high wooden flashboards, and (iii) a 75-foot-long 
gated intake section containing six gates; (2) a 25-acre impoundment at 
a normal pool elevation of 718.7 feet mean sea level, as measured at 
the top of the flashboards; (3) a 260-foot-long by 52-foot-wide forebay 
canal channeling flow from 6 canal gates to the project's 2 
powerhouses; (4) a 43-foot-long by 24-foot-wide upstream concrete 
powerhouse, protected by a 65-foot-long trashrack structure with 5.5-
inch clear bar spacing for 38 feet of length, and 2-inch clear bar 
spacing for 27 feet of length, containing two vertical Francis turbine 
generating units that total 1,500 kW (kW); (5) a 70-foot-long by 55-
foot-wide downstream powerhouse, protected by a trashrack structure 
with 2-inch clear bar spacing, containing one vertical Francis turbine 
generating unit that totals 450 kW; (6) a 95-foot-long by 74-foot-wide 
tailrace extending from the upstream powerhouse, and a 132-foot-long by 
24-foot-wide tailrace extending from the downstream powerhouse; (7) a 
65-foot-long, 3,300-volt transmission line, connecting the upper and 
lower powerhouses with the grid via a 7.2/12.47 kilovolt transformer; 
and (8) appurtenant facilities.
    Pelzer Hydro and Consolidated Hydro (co-licensees) operate the 
project in a

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run- of-river mode using automatic pond level control, with no useable 
storage or flood control capacity. There are no minimum flow 
requirements downstream of the dam. The project operates under an 
estimated average head of 25 feet, including the 4-foot-high spillway 
flashboards. The impoundment water surface elevation is maintained at 
718.7 feet. River flows between 159 cubic feet per second (cfs) and 
1,200 cfs are used for power generation, while flows in excess of 1,200 
cfs are passed over the spillway. A single manually operated, low level 
outlet gate located in the unregulated spillway portion of the dam is 
used to drain the impoundment during maintenance activities. The total 
installed capacity of the project is 1,950 kW between the three 
generating units. The project generates approximately 6,223 megawatt-
hours annually, which are sold to a local utility.
    The co-licensees propose to continue to operate and maintain the 
Upper Pelzer Project as is required in the existing license, and to 
develop canoe portage facilities. The co-licensees also propose to 
release a continuous minimum flow of 15 cfs or inflow, whichever is 
less, from a new weir on the spillway crest in order to maintain 
aquatic habitat and water quality conditions in the 115-foot-long reach 
between the dam and the upstream powerhouse tailrace.
    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 also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title 
COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, or 
PRESCRIPTIONS; (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 
submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements 
of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, 
terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary 
basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all 
persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this 
proceeding, in 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.

    Dated: November 16, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-25317 Filed 11-21-17; 8:45 am]
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