Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 42280-42281 [2018-18006]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 42280 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / Notices Energy Regulatory Commission’s (‘‘Commission’’) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.204, Sequitur Permian, LLC filed a petition seeking a temporary waiver of the tariff filing and reporting requirements applicable to interstate oil pipelines under sections 6 and 20 of the Interstate Commerce Act and parts 341 and 357 of the Commission’s regulations. This request pertains to certain oil pipeline facilities and associated appurtenances to be operated by Sequitur Permian, LLC within the State of Texas, all as more fully explained in the 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 and 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 Petitioner. 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 August 24, 2018. Dated: August 14, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–18004 Filed 8–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Aug 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3509–041] Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 3509–041. c. Dated Filed: June 15, 2018. d. Submitted By: Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP (Little Falls Associates). e. Name of Project: Little Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Mohawk River, in the City of Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York. The project does not occupy federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: David H. Fox, Director, Environmental and Dam Safety Programs, Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP, 2 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1330, Bethesda, MD 20814, (240) 482–2707, dfox@cubehydro.com. i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502–6736 or email at monir.chowdhury@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402, and (b) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 l. With this notice, we are designating Little Falls Associates as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. On June 15, 2018, Little Falls Associates filed with the Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), 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 document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@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. 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. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission’s staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / Notices page of any filing should include docket number P–3509–041. All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by October 13, 2018. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Travel Lodge by Wyndham, 20 Albany Street, Little Falls, NY 13365. Phone: (315) 823–4954. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Daytime Scoping Meeting. Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018. Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Travel Lodge by Wyndham, 20 Albany Street Little Falls, NY 13365. Phone: (315) 823–4954. SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Aug 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 42281 may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Site Review [Docket No. OR18–32–000] The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an environmental site review of the project on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the Little Falls Hydroelectric Plant, located at 499 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365. Participants should proceed over the Canal Place Bridge, take a left, and continue approximately 600 yards down Seeley Street to the designated parking area. To attend the environmental site review, please RSVP via email to dfox@ cubehydro.com on or before September 1, 2018. Persons not providing an RSVP by September 1, 2018, will not be allowed on the environmental site review. Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order; Cactus II Pipeline LLC Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n. of this document. Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the project. Dated: August 14, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–18006 Filed 8–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Take notice that on August 9, 2018, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2017), Cactus II Pipeline LLC (Cactus II Pipeline or Petitioner), filed a petition for a declaratory order to approve the specified rate structure, terms of service, and open season procedures for its proposed Cactus II Pipeline Project, which will transport crude oil from various West Texas Counties in the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi, Texas, all as more fully explained in the 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. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. 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 September 7, 2018. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42280-42281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18006]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3509-041]


Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP; Notice of Intent To 
File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), 
Commencement of Pre-filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments 
on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and 
Associated Study Requests

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 3509-041.
    c. Dated Filed: June 15, 2018.
    d. Submitted By: Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP (Little 
Falls Associates).
    e. Name of Project: Little Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Mohawk River, in the City of Little Falls in 
Herkimer County, New York. The project does not occupy federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: David H. Fox, Director, 
Environmental and Dam Safety Programs, Little Falls Hydroelectric 
Associates, LP, 2 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1330, Bethesda, MD 
20814, (240) 482-2707, [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502-6736 or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under 
section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency 
regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402, and (b) the State Historic 
Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, 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 Little Falls Associates as 
the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. On June 15, 2018, Little Falls Associates filed with the 
Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed 
process plan and schedule), 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 document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected], (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.
    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.
    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and 
all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits 
of the potential application must be filed with the Commission.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
all documents 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]. 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

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page of any filing should include docket number P-3509-041.
    All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: 
``Comments on Pre-Application Document,'' ``Study Requests,'' 
``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' ``Request for Cooperating Agency 
Status,'' or ``Communications to and from Commission Staff.'' Any 
individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, 
commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating 
status must do so by October 13, 2018.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will 
satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or 
EIS is issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will 
focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Travel Lodge by Wyndham, 20 Albany Street, Little Falls, 
NY 13365.
    Phone: (315) 823-4954.

Daytime Scoping Meeting.

    Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018.
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Travel Lodge by Wyndham, 20 Albany Street Little Falls, 
NY 13365.
    Phone: (315) 823-4954.
    SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the 
environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on 
the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions for accessing 
information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a 
Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised 
process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified 
through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Review

    The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an 
environmental site review of the project on Wednesday, September 12, 
2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the Little 
Falls Hydroelectric Plant, located at 499 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 
13365. Participants should proceed over the Canal Place Bridge, take a 
left, and continue approximately 600 yards down Seeley Street to the 
designated parking area. To attend the environmental site review, 
please RSVP via email to [email protected] on or before September 1, 
2018. Persons not providing an RSVP by September 1, 2018, will not be 
allowed on the environmental site review.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and 
identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
included in item n. of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public records of the project.

    Dated: August 14, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-18006 Filed 8-20-18; 8:45 am]
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