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; Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC & Errol Hydroelectric Co., LLC, 48810-48811 [2018-21055]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 48810 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Notices the Traditional Licensing Process on July 31, 2018. Winooski Hydro provided public notice of its request on July 24, 2018. In a letter dated September 21, 2018, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Winooski Hydro’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/or 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 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the Vermont 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 Winooski Hydro 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 MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Winooski Hydro filed a PreApplication 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 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. o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 6470. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new 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 July 31, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Sep 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: September 21, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–21061 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3133–032] 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; Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC & Errol Hydroelectric Co., LLC a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 3133–032. c. Dated Filed: July 31, 2018. d. Submitted by: Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC & Errol Hydroelectric Co., LLC. e. Name of Project: Errol Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Androscoggin River and Lake Umbagog in Coos County, New Hampshire and Oxford County Maine. The project occupies an undetermined amount of United States lands under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Tom Uncher, Vice President, Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, 339B Big Bay Rd., Qeensbury, NY 12804. i. FERC Contact: Kenneth Hogan at (202) 502–8434 or email at: Kenneth.Hogan@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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, and Errol Hydroelectric Co., LLC, as the Commission’s non-federal representatives for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, and Errol Hydroelectric Co., LLC 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: Brookfield Renewable, 150 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. o. 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. p. 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. E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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, you may 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–3133–032. 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 November 30, 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 notice, associated scoping meeting, and our scoping process 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 times and places 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: Daytime Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Location: Errol Town Hall, 33 Main St., Errol, New Hampshire 03579. Phone Number: (603) 482–3351. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Sep 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 Evening Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Errol Town Hall, 33 Main St., Errol, New Hampshire 03579. Phone Number: (603) 482–3351. 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, October 24, 2018, starting at 1:00 p.m. All participants should meet at the Errol Town Hall, located at: 33 Main Street, Errol, New Hampshire 03579. All participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit should contact Mr. Randy Dorman with Brookfield Renewable at (207) 755– 5605. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48811 Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the project. Dated: September 19, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–21055 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC18–145–000. Applicants: Choice Energy, LLC. Description: Amendment to August 29, 2018 Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, et al. of Choice Energy LLC. Filed Date: 9/20/18. Accession Number: 20180920–5066. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/04/18. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2718–031; ER10–2719–031. Applicants: Cogen Technologies Linden Venture, L.P., East Coast Power Linden Holding, L.L.C. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Cogen Technologies Linden Venture, L.P. Filed Date: 9/21/18. Accession Number: 20180921–5085. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–15–002. Applicants: Rausch Creek Generation, LLC. Description: Report Filing: Refund Report to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 9/21/18. Accession Number: 20180921–5079. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1159–002. Applicants: Pioneer Transmission, LLC, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2018– 09–21_Pioneer Attachment O Compliance Filing to be effective 6/1/2018. Filed Date: 9/21/18. Accession Number: 20180921–5078. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/12/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1248–002. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: Compliance filing: SCE Compliance Filing Revised WDAT ER18–1248 to be effective 5/30/2018. E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 188 (Thursday, September 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48810-48811]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21055]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3133-032]


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; Brookfield 
White Pine Hydro LLC & Errol Hydroelectric Co., LLC

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 3133-032.
    c. Dated Filed: July 31, 2018.
    d. Submitted by: Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC & Errol 
Hydroelectric Co., LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Errol Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Androscoggin River and Lake Umbagog in Coos 
County, New Hampshire and Oxford County Maine. The project occupies an 
undetermined amount of United States lands under the jurisdiction of 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Tom Uncher, Vice President, 
Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, 339B Big Bay Rd., Qeensbury, NY 
12804.
    i. FERC Contact: Kenneth Hogan at (202) 502-8434 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 Brookfield White Pine 
Hydro, LLC, and Errol Hydroelectric Co., LLC, as the Commission's non-
federal representatives for carrying out informal consultation, 
pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of 
the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, and Errol Hydroelectric Co., 
LLC 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: Brookfield Renewable, 150 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.
    o. 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.
    p. 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.

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    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, you may 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-3133-032.
    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 November 30, 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 notice, associated 
scoping meeting, and our scoping process 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 times and places 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:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Errol Town Hall, 33 Main St., Errol, New Hampshire 03579.
    Phone Number: (603) 482-3351.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Errol Town Hall, 33 Main St., Errol, New Hampshire 03579.
    Phone Number: (603) 482-3351.
    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, October 24, 
2018, starting at 1:00 p.m. All participants should meet at the Errol 
Town Hall, located at: 33 Main Street, Errol, New Hampshire 03579. All 
participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with 
questions about the site visit should contact Mr. Randy Dorman with 
Brookfield Renewable at (207) 755-5605.

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: September 19, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-21055 Filed 9-26-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P