City of Radford; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 60386-60387 [2017-27370]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60386 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices f. Location: On the Mad River, in the Town of Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. The project occupies approximately 0.1 acre of United States lands administered by the United States Forest Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Ian Clark, Managing Partner, Mad River Power Associates LP, 826 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583; (914) 297–7645. i. FERC Contact: Dr. Nicholas Palso at (202) 502–8854; or email at nicholas.palso@ferc.gov. j. Mad River Power Associates LP filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on October 17, 2017. Mad River Power Associates LP provided public notice of its request on October 22, 2017. In a letter dated December 13, 2017, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Mad River Power Associates LP’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106 of the 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 Mad River Power Associates LP as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Mad River Power Associates LP filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, 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 website (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnline Support@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. o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a subsequent license for Project No. 3253. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.20 each application for a subsequent license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by October 31, 2020. p. 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. Dated: December 13, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. eFiling link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically 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. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the eLibrary link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the website 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. Comments: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 8, 2018. Dated: December 12, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27366 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2017–27333 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1235–017] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission City of Radford; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments [Docket No. AC18–15–000] Notice of Request for Waiver: Empire Pipeline, Inc. Take notice that on November 9, 2017, Empire Pipeline, Inc., filed a request for waiver of the requirement to provide its certified public accountant certification statement for the 2017 FERC Form No. 2 on the basis of the calendar year ending December 31. 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, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 1235–017. c. Date filed: May 30, 2017. d. Applicant: City of Radford. e. Name of Project: Municipal Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Little River near the City of Radford in Montgomery and Pulaski Counties, Virginia. The project does not affect federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Tim Logwood, Director of Electric Utilities for the City of Radford, 701 17th Street Radford, VA 24141; Telephone (540) 731–3641. i. FERC Contact: Allyson Conner, (202) 502–6082 or allyson.conner@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments using the Commission’s E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices 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–1235–017. 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. Project Description. The existing Municipal Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 293-foot-long, 58-foothigh reinforced concrete slab and buttress dam that includes: (a) A south non-overflow section; (b) an overflow bulkhead section; (c) an eight-bay spillway section each with a steel tainter gate; (d) a powerhouse intake section; and (e) a north non-overflow section; (2) a 77-acre impoundment with a gross storage capacity of 562 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 1,772 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29) and a net storage capacity of 220 acre-feet between elevations 1,768 and 1,772 feet; (3) a 20foot, 3-inch-wide intake section with angled steel trash racks (3-inch by 5/ 16th-inch trash rack bars spaced 2.5 inches on center) and a steel roller type head gate; (4) a 27-foot-long steel-lined penstock in concrete that transitions from a 13.5-foot-wide, 11-foot-high entrance to an 8-foot-diameter conveyance to the turbine scroll case; (5) a 30-foot-long, 28-foot-wide, and 62foot-high powerhouse containing a single 1,185-kilowatt turbine-generator unit; (6) a 2.7-mile-long transmission line connected to the grid; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The City of Radford proposes to revise its exhibit G to include transmission facilities composed of only three, 560foot-long, 4.16-kV overhead conductors that transmit power to a switched VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 disconnect/interconnection with the local distribution grid. The City of Radford states that the formerly licensed transmission line now serves to distribute power to other sources along its length and is no longer part of the project. The City of Radford operates the project in both run-of-river and peaking modes. For the period 1984 through 2013, the project’s average annual generation was about 4,550 megawatthours. 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. 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. The Commission staff intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Municipal 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 issued Scoping Document 1 (SD1) on September 1, 2017 and held scoping meetings on October 2–3, 2017 and an environmental site review on October 2, 2017. Because some entities may not have received proper notice of the issuance of SD1 and the scoping meetings, we are providing an additional 30-day comment period on Scoping Document 2, which will be issued concurrently with this notice, for entities to provide comments, recommendations, and information. Copies of SD1 and this SD2 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 and SD2 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, (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60387 Dated: December 14, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27370 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2778–077] Idaho Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Amendment of license to reduce approved capacity upgrade. b. Project Number: 2778–077. c. Date Filed: April 14, 2017. d. Applicant: Idaho Power Company (licensee). e. Name of Project: Shoshone Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Snake River in Jerome and Twin Falls Counties, Idaho. Part of the project occupies lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: L. Lewis Wardle, FERC Lands and Licensing Coordinator, Idaho Power Company, P.O. Box 70, 1221 W Idaho St., Boise, Idaho 83702; telephone (208) 388–2964; email address: LWardle@ idahopower.com. Also, Jerrod Vaughn, Idaho Power Company, P.O. Box 70, 1221 W Idaho St., Boise, Idaho 83702; telephone (208) 388–2362: email address: JVaughn@idahopower.com. i. FERC Contact: Kurt Powers; telephone (202) 502–8949; email address: kurt.powers@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 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, E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60386-60387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27370]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1235-017]


City of Radford; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 1235-017.
    c. Date filed: May 30, 2017.
    d. Applicant: City of Radford.
    e. Name of Project: Municipal Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Little River near the City of Radford in 
Montgomery and Pulaski Counties, Virginia. The project does not affect 
federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Tim Logwood, Director of Electric Utilities 
for the City of Radford, 701 17th Street Radford, VA 24141; Telephone 
(540) 731-3641.
    i. FERC Contact: Allyson Conner, (202) 502-6082 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: 30 days from the issuance 
date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments using the Commission's

[[Page 60387]]

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-1235-017.
    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. Project Description. The existing Municipal Hydroelectric 
Project consists of: (1) A 293-foot-long, 58-foot-high reinforced 
concrete slab and buttress dam that includes: (a) A south non-overflow 
section; (b) an overflow bulkhead section; (c) an eight-bay spillway 
section each with a steel tainter gate; (d) a powerhouse intake 
section; and (e) a north non-overflow section; (2) a 77-acre 
impoundment with a gross storage capacity of 562 acre-feet at a normal 
pool elevation of 1,772 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 
(NGVD29) and a net storage capacity of 220 acre-feet between elevations 
1,768 and 1,772 feet; (3) a 20-foot, 3-inch-wide intake section with 
angled steel trash racks (3-inch by 5/16th-inch trash rack bars spaced 
2.5 inches on center) and a steel roller type head gate; (4) a 27-foot-
long steel-lined penstock in concrete that transitions from a 13.5-
foot-wide, 11-foot-high entrance to an 8-foot-diameter conveyance to 
the turbine scroll case; (5) a 30-foot-long, 28-foot-wide, and 62-foot-
high powerhouse containing a single 1,185-kilowatt turbine-generator 
unit; (6) a 2.7-mile-long transmission line connected to the grid; and 
(7) appurtenant facilities.
    The City of Radford proposes to revise its exhibit G to include 
transmission facilities composed of only three, 560-foot-long, 4.16-kV 
overhead conductors that transmit power to a switched disconnect/
interconnection with the local distribution grid. The City of Radford 
states that the formerly licensed transmission line now serves to 
distribute power to other sources along its length and is no longer 
part of the project.
    The City of Radford operates the project in both run-of-river and 
peaking modes. For the period 1984 through 2013, the project's average 
annual generation was about 4,550 megawatt-hours.
    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. 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. The Commission staff intends to prepare an 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Municipal 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 issued Scoping Document 1 (SD1) on September 1, 
2017 and held scoping meetings on October 2-3, 2017 and an 
environmental site review on October 2, 2017. Because some entities may 
not have received proper notice of the issuance of SD1 and the scoping 
meetings, we are providing an additional 30-day comment period on 
Scoping Document 2, which will be issued concurrently with this notice, 
for entities to provide comments, recommendations, and information.
    Copies of SD1 and this SD2 outlining the subject areas to be 
addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission's 
mailing list. Copies of SD1 and SD2 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, (202) 502-
8659.

    Dated: December 14, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-27370 Filed 12-19-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P