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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 2, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14795–002] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting 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. Type of Application: Original major license. b. Project No.: 14795–002. c. Date filed: November 1, 2017. d. Applicant: Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. e. Name of Project: Hydro Battery Pearl Hill Pumped Storage Project. f. Location: On the Columbia River and Rufus Woods Lake, near Bridgeport, Douglas County, Washington. The project would be located on state lands and the lower reservoir and power generation and pumping equipment would be located on Rufus Woods Lake, a reservoir operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Kent Watt, Shell US Hosting Company, Shell Woodcreek Office, 150 North Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079, (832) 337– 1160, kent.watt@shell.com. i. FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen, 888 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8074, ryan.hansen@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file filing motions to intervene and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. 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–14795–002. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Dec 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 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, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed project would utilize the Corps’ existing Rufus Woods Lake Reservoir and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 300-footdiameter, 20-foot-tall lined corrugated steel tank upper reservoir with storage capacity of 26.5 acre-feet; (2) a 3-footdiameter, 3,400-foot-long above-ground carbon steel penstock transitioning to a 3-foot-diameter, 2,700-foot-long buried carbon steel penstock; (3) a 77-foot-long, 77-foot-wide structural steel power platform housing five 2,400 horsepower vertical turbine pumps, one 5-megawatt twin-jet Pelton turbine and synchronous generator, and accompanying electrical equipment; (4) five vertical turbine pump intakes, each fitted with a 27inch-diameter by 94-inch-long T-style fish screen; (5) a 2,500-foot-long, 24.9kilovolt buried/affixed transmission line interconnecting to an existing nonproject transmission line; (6) approximately 3,847 feet of gravel project access road; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation is estimated to be 24 gigawatt-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. 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. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 109 applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST or MOTION TO INTERVENE, NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION, or COMPETING APPLICATION; (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. 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14795-002]


Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.; Notice of Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting 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. Type of Application: Original major license.
    b. Project No.: 14795-002.
    c. Date filed: November 1, 2017.
    d. Applicant: Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.
    e. Name of Project: Hydro Battery Pearl Hill Pumped Storage 
Project.
    f. Location: On the Columbia River and Rufus Woods Lake, near 
Bridgeport, Douglas County, Washington. The project would be located on 
state lands and the lower reservoir and power generation and pumping 
equipment would be located on Rufus Woods Lake, a reservoir operated by 
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Kent Watt, Shell US Hosting Company, Shell 
Woodcreek Office, 150 North Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079, (832) 
337-1160, [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen, 888 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20426, 
(202) 502-8074, [email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days 
from the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
filing motions to intervene and protests using the Commission's eFiling 
system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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-14795-002.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures 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, but is not ready 
for environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The proposed project would utilize the Corps' existing Rufus 
Woods Lake Reservoir and would consist of the following new facilities: 
(1) A 300-foot-diameter, 20-foot-tall lined corrugated steel tank upper 
reservoir with storage capacity of 26.5 acre-feet; (2) a 3-foot-
diameter, 3,400-foot-long above-ground carbon steel penstock 
transitioning to a 3-foot-diameter, 2,700-foot-long buried carbon steel 
penstock; (3) a 77-foot-long, 77-foot-wide structural steel power 
platform housing five 2,400 horsepower vertical turbine pumps, one 5-
megawatt twin-jet Pelton turbine and synchronous generator, and 
accompanying electrical equipment; (4) five vertical turbine pump 
intakes, each fitted with a 27-inch-diameter by 94-inch-long T-style 
fish screen; (5) a 2,500-foot-long, 24.9-kilovolt buried/affixed 
transmission line interconnecting to an existing non-project 
transmission line; (6) approximately 3,847 feet of gravel project 
access road; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual 
generation is estimated to be 24 gigawatt-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.
    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. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention 
deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of 
intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of 
intent allows an interested person to file the competing development 
application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention 
deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be 
accepted in response to this notice.
    A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, 
and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an 
unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A 
notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this 
public notice.
    Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to 
take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to 
intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for 
the particular application.
    When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the 
Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST 
or MOTION TO INTERVENE, NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION, 
or COMPETING APPLICATION; (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. 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.

    Dated: December 26, 2017.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-28284 Filed 12-29-17; 8:45 am]
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