Idaho Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests, 60387-60388 [2017-27372]

Download as PDF 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60388 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices 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–2778–077. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. k. Description of Filing: Idaho Power Company (IPC) requests amendment of the Commission’s July 1, 2010 Order that authorized IPC to upgrade the Shoshone Falls Hydroelectric Project’s installed capacity. Specifically, IPC no longer wants to build a new powerhouse with a single 50 megawatt (MW) unit. Instead, IPC proposes to remove the project’s two existing turbines and install a single 3.2 MW unit in the project’s existing powerhouse. The project’s total installed capacity would then be 3.2 MW. IPC also proposes to delete Article 402 to remove the supplemental aesthetic flow release requirement and proposes to delete Article 420 which requires a Visitor Use Survey and Monitoring Plan. Both of these requirements were added to the license in response to the 50 MW upgrade. Finally, IPC proposes to accelerate its license expiration date so the license expires on July 31, 2040 instead of its current expiration date of July 31, 2044. This proposal would coordinate the license expiration date of the Shoshone Falls Project with the Twin Falls Project (FERC Project No. 18), which is located one mile upstream on the Snake River and has a license expiration date of December 31, 2040. IPC says coordination would allow the licensee, resource agencies, and the Commission to more effectively relicense the two projects and would allow the Commission to better assess cumulative effects. l. Locations of Applications: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should do so by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: 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, .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. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST, MOTION TO INTERVENE, or COMMENTS; (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, motions to intervene or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.24(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are subject of the non-project use application. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener 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. 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. Dated: December 14, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27372 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. EL18–48–000; QF11–424–004] Gregory R. and Beverly F. Swecker v. Midland Power Cooperative, Central Iowa Power Cooperative Swecker, Gregory and Beverly; Notice of Petition for Enforcement Take notice that on December 1, 2017, pursuant to section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), Gregory R. and Beverly F. Swecker (Petitioners) filed a Petition for Enforcement, requesting that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) initiate an enforcement action against Midland Power Cooperative and Central Iowa Power Cooperative to remedy their alleged improper implementation of PURPA, all as more fully explained in their 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, 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. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Petitioners. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 29, 2017. E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
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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: 
[email protected]. Also, Jerrod Vaughn, Idaho Power Company, P.O. 
Box 70, 1221 W Idaho St., Boise, Idaho 83702; telephone (208) 388-2362: 
email address: [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Kurt Powers; telephone (202) 502-8949; email 
address: [email protected].
    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,

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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-2778-077. 
Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the 
Commission record.
    k. Description of Filing: Idaho Power Company (IPC) requests 
amendment of the Commission's July 1, 2010 Order that authorized IPC to 
upgrade the Shoshone Falls Hydroelectric Project's installed capacity. 
Specifically, IPC no longer wants to build a new powerhouse with a 
single 50 megawatt (MW) unit. Instead, IPC proposes to remove the 
project's two existing turbines and install a single 3.2 MW unit in the 
project's existing powerhouse. The project's total installed capacity 
would then be 3.2 MW. IPC also proposes to delete Article 402 to remove 
the supplemental aesthetic flow release requirement and proposes to 
delete Article 420 which requires a Visitor Use Survey and Monitoring 
Plan. Both of these requirements were added to the license in response 
to the 50 MW upgrade. Finally, IPC proposes to accelerate its license 
expiration date so the license expires on July 31, 2040 instead of its 
current expiration date of July 31, 2044. This proposal would 
coordinate the license expiration date of the Shoshone Falls Project 
with the Twin Falls Project (FERC Project No. 18), which is located one 
mile upstream on the Snake River and has a license expiration date of 
December 31, 2040. IPC says coordination would allow the licensee, 
resource agencies, and the Commission to more effectively relicense the 
two projects and would allow the Commission to better assess cumulative 
effects.
    l. Locations of Applications: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 
20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on 
the Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 
in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or email 
[email protected], for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above.
    m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should do so by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: 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, 
.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.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST, MOTION TO INTERVENE, or 
COMMENTS; (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, motions 
to intervene or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and 
otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.24(b). All comments, 
motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which 
are subject of the non-project use application. A copy of any protest 
or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the 
applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener 
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. 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.

    Dated: December 14, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-27372 Filed 12-19-17; 8:45 am]
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