Utah Board of Water Resources; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions, 60010-60011 [2017-27173]

Download as PDF 60010 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Notices should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Dated: December 11, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27172 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12966–004] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Utah Board of Water Resources; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, 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: Major Unconstructed Project. b. Project No.: 12966–004. c. Date Filed: May 2, 2016. d. Applicant: Utah Board of Water Resources. e. Name of Project: Lake Powell Pipeline Project. f. Location: The proposed project would be located in Washington and Kane counties, Utah, and in Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona. The project would occupy 449 acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Applicant Contact: Joel Williams, Project Manager, Utah Division of Water Resources; Telephone (801) 538–7249 or joelwilliams@utah.gov. i. FERC Contact: Jim Fargo, (202) 502– 6095 or james.fargo@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, 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 motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 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–12966–004. 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 for filing and is now is ready for environmental analysis. l. The proposed 140-mile-long Lake Powell Pipeline Project would convey water from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lake Powell through a buried 69-inch diameter pipeline up to a high point within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, after which it would flow for about 87.5 miles through a series of hydroelectric turbines, ending at Sand Hollow reservoir, near St. George, Utah. The proposed hydro facilities subject to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s jurisdiction under Part I of the Federal Power Act include: (1) An inline single-unit, 1-megawatt (MW) facility at Hydro Station 1 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; (2) an inline single-unit, 1.7–MW facility at Hydro Station 2 east of Colorado City, Arizona; (3) an inline single-unit, 1–MW facility in Hildale City, Utah; (4) an inline single-unit, 1.7– MW facility above the Hurricane Cliffs forebay reservoir; (5) a 2-unit, 300–MW (150–MW each unit) hydroelectric pumped storage development at Hurricane Cliffs, with the forebay and afterbay sized to provide ten hours of continuous 300–MW output; (6) a single-unit, 35–MW conventional energy recovery generation unit built within the Hurricane Cliffs development; (7) a single-unit, 5–MW facility at the existing Sand Hollow Reservoir and (8) related transmission lines. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In its application, the applicant proposes to define the FERC-licensed hydro system to include not only the power-generating facilities noted above, but also approximately 89 miles of water delivery pipelines that connect these facilities. The Commission has not yet determined whether these water delivery pipelines will be included as part of the licensed hydro facilities. If the Commission licenses only the power generating facilities and excludes the intervening pipelines, federal landmanaging agencies will be responsible for issuing rights-of-way permits for those parts of the pipelines that are located on federal lands. If the Commission determines that it should also license the intervening pipelines, federal land-managing agencies may also be permitted to file conditions under section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act for the protection and utilization of any federal reservations that the pipelines will occupy, depending on which pipeline route is selected. In particular, the applicant proposes to use the south alternative route for the pipeline, which does not cross the Kaibab Reservation. In Scoping Document 2, Commission staff stated that the environmental impact statement for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project will include an alternative pipeline route across the Kaibab Reservation. Depending on the scope of the FERClicensed hydro system, this alternative may or may not be subject to section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act. To cover both possibilities, Interior should provide preliminary section 4(e) conditions for the Kaibab Reservation alternative, and should also provide any proposed rights-of-way conditions for that route if those conditions would differ from the section 4(e) conditions, in the event that the Commission determines not to include the pipelines as part of the licensed Hydro System. The applicant included unsigned rightsof-way permit applications to the BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, and National Park Service in its final license application. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the BLM, Arizona Strip Field Office, St. George, Utah, intends to consider amending a portion of the Arizona Strip Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) to allow development of the Lake Powell Pipeline within the Kanab Creek Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The EIS will analyze both the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project and the proposed RMP amendment. The BLM E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Notices will conduct its own scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. 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 website 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. n. 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, and .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. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST, MOTION TO INTERVENE, 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 protesting or intervening; 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 o. 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: December 11, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 60011 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. [FR Doc. 2017–27173 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] Dated: December 11, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2017–27170 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0180; FRL–9970–45] Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Number: PR18–2–001. Applicants: Acacia Natural Gas, L.L.C. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b),(e)+(g): Acacia Natural Gas Filing—December 6, 2017 to be effective 12/6/2017. Filed Date: 12/6/17. Accession Number: 201712065111. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/27/17. 284.123(g) Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/ 27/17. Docket Numbers: RP18–244–000. Applicants: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Security Administrator to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 12/7/17. Accession Number: 20171207–5081. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/19/17. Docket Numbers: RP18–245–000. Applicants: Empire Pipeline, Inc. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Empire Security Administrator to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 12/7/17. Accession Number: 20171207–5112. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/19/17. 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 date(s). Protests may be considered, but intervention is PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) Request for Ad Hoc Expert Nominations; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Agency is issuing this notice to announce the opportunity to provide additional nominations for experts to serve as ad hoc members for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) reviewing physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling to address pharmacokinetic differences between and within species on six selected pesticidal active ingredients. This meeting of the FIFRA SAP, originally scheduled for October 24–27, 2017, has been postponed until 2018. New dates for this meeting will be announced in a separate notice. DATES: The meeting will be rescheduled for 2018. The Agency will issue another announcement once the new date for the SAP meeting on PBPK modeling has been determined. Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before January 17, 2018. See Request for Nominations section for more detail. Submit nominations to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP, requests for special accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marquea D. King, DFO, Office of E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Dr.

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 241 (Monday, December 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12966-004]


Utah Board of Water Resources; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, 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: Major Unconstructed Project.
    b. Project No.: 12966-004.
    c. Date Filed: May 2, 2016.
    d. Applicant: Utah Board of Water Resources.
    e. Name of Project: Lake Powell Pipeline Project.
    f. Location: The proposed project would be located in Washington 
and Kane counties, Utah, and in Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona. 
The project would occupy 449 acres of federal land managed by the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Applicant Contact: Joel Williams, Project 
Manager, Utah Division of Water Resources; Telephone (801) 538-7249 or 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Jim Fargo, (202) 502-6095 or [email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, 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 
motions to intervene and protests, 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 [email protected], (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-12966-004.
    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 for filing and is now is 
ready for environmental analysis.
    l. The proposed 140-mile-long Lake Powell Pipeline Project would 
convey water from the Bureau of Reclamation's Lake Powell through a 
buried 69-inch diameter pipeline up to a high point within the Grand 
Staircase-Escalante National Monument, after which it would flow for 
about 87.5 miles through a series of hydroelectric turbines, ending at 
Sand Hollow reservoir, near St. George, Utah.
    The proposed hydro facilities subject to the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission's jurisdiction under Part I of the Federal Power 
Act include: (1) An inline single-unit, 1-megawatt (MW) facility at 
Hydro Station 1 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; (2) 
an inline single-unit, 1.7-MW facility at Hydro Station 2 east of 
Colorado City, Arizona; (3) an inline single-unit, 1-MW facility in 
Hildale City, Utah; (4) an inline single-unit, 1.7-MW facility above 
the Hurricane Cliffs forebay reservoir; (5) a 2-unit, 300-MW (150-MW 
each unit) hydroelectric pumped storage development at Hurricane 
Cliffs, with the forebay and afterbay sized to provide ten hours of 
continuous 300-MW output; (6) a single-unit, 35-MW conventional energy 
recovery generation unit built within the Hurricane Cliffs development; 
(7) a single-unit, 5-MW facility at the existing Sand Hollow Reservoir 
and (8) related transmission lines.
    In its application, the applicant proposes to define the FERC-
licensed hydro system to include not only the power-generating 
facilities noted above, but also approximately 89 miles of water 
delivery pipelines that connect these facilities. The Commission has 
not yet determined whether these water delivery pipelines will be 
included as part of the licensed hydro facilities. If the Commission 
licenses only the power generating facilities and excludes the 
intervening pipelines, federal land-managing agencies will be 
responsible for issuing rights-of-way permits for those parts of the 
pipelines that are located on federal lands. If the Commission 
determines that it should also license the intervening pipelines, 
federal land-managing agencies may also be permitted to file conditions 
under section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act for the protection and 
utilization of any federal reservations that the pipelines will occupy, 
depending on which pipeline route is selected.
    In particular, the applicant proposes to use the south alternative 
route for the pipeline, which does not cross the Kaibab Reservation. In 
Scoping Document 2, Commission staff stated that the environmental 
impact statement for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project will include an 
alternative pipeline route across the Kaibab Reservation. Depending on 
the scope of the FERC-licensed hydro system, this alternative may or 
may not be subject to section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act. To cover 
both possibilities, Interior should provide preliminary section 4(e) 
conditions for the Kaibab Reservation alternative, and should also 
provide any proposed rights-of-way conditions for that route if those 
conditions would differ from the section 4(e) conditions, in the event 
that the Commission determines not to include the pipelines as part of 
the licensed Hydro System. The applicant included unsigned rights-of-
way permit applications to the BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, and National 
Park Service in its final license application.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 
as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as 
amended, the BLM, Arizona Strip Field Office, St. George, Utah, intends 
to consider amending a portion of the Arizona Strip Field Office 
Resource Management Plan (RMP) to allow development of the Lake Powell 
Pipeline within the Kanab Creek Area of Critical Environmental Concern. 
The EIS will analyze both the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project and 
the proposed RMP amendment. The BLM

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will conduct its own scoping process to solicit public comments and 
identify issues.
    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 website 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.
    n. 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, and .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.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST, 
MOTION TO INTERVENE, 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 protesting or intervening; 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must 
be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the 
particular application. 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.
    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. 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: December 11, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-27173 Filed 12-15-17; 8:45 am]
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