Shell Energy North America (US), LP; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Fishway Prescriptions, 53630-53631 [2018-23214]

Download as PDF 53630 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14795–002] Shell Energy North America (US), LP; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Fishway Prescriptions amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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 except for the lower reservoir and power generation and pumping equipment which 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 at (202) 502–8074 or ryan.hansen@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for Filing Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions 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, (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. k. This application has been accepted and is now ready for environmental analysis. 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. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010. 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. Public notice of the filing of the initial development application, which has already been given, established the due date for filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the Commission’s regulations, any competing development application must be filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the initial development application. No competing applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this notice. o. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Filing of comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions ........................ Commission issues draft Environmental Analysis (EA) ................................................................................................................... Comments on draft EA ..................................................................................................................................................................... Commission issues final EA ............................................................................................................................................................. December 2018. June 2019. August 2019. November 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / Notices Dated: October 18, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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. [FR Doc. 2018–23214 Filed 10–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER19–135–000] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Peony Solar LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Peony Solar LLC’s application for marketbased rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is November 7, 2018. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: October 18, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–23212 Filed 10–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14276–014] FFP Project 92, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, 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. Type of Application: Non-capacity amendment of license. b. Project No.: 14276–014. c. Date Filed: October 2, 2018. d. Applicant: Rye Development, on behalf of FFP Project 92, LLC. e. Name of Project: Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 11 Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: At the Kentucky River Authority’s Lock and Dam No. 11 on the Kentucky River, near the Town of Waco in Madison and Estill counties, Kentucky. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Paul Jacob, Rye Development, 745 Atlantic Avenue, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, (617) 701– 3288, paul@ryedevelopment.com. i. FERC Contact: Mr. Jeremy Jessup, (202) 502–6779, Jeremy.Jessup@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 30 days from the issuance of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53631 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–14276–014. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure 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. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to update the project design to correspond to changes resulting from engineering development since license issuance. The new design is more economical to construct and eliminates removing the landward lock wall, which was objected to by the Kentucky River Authority. The licensee proposes to reduce the size of the powerhouse, intake structure, and tailrace to fit completely inside the lock chamber. In addition, the licensee is proposing to change from two 2.5megawatt (MW) horizontal pit Kaplan turbine generators to five 528-kilowatt Flygt submersible turbine-generator units. The authorized installed capacity will reduce from 5 MW to 2.64 MW, and the maximum total hydraulic capacity will decrease from 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 2,250 cfs. Lastly, the licensee proposes to add a control building located at the right abutment adjacent to the existing concrete esplanade. The proposed amendment will not change the approved run-ofriver operation mode of the project or the approved project boundary. l. Locations of the Application: 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 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14795-002]


Shell Energy North America (US), LP; Notice of Application Ready 
for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, 
Terms and Conditions, and Fishway Prescriptions

    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 except for the lower reservoir and power generation and 
pumping equipment which 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 at (202) 502-8074 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for Filing Comments, Recommendations, Terms and 
Conditions, and Prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this 
notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this 
notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and fishway 
prescriptions 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], (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.
    k. This application has been accepted and is now ready for 
environmental analysis.
    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.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``COMMENTS'', ``REPLY COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS,'' or ``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must 
set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be 
accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service 
list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 
18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    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. Public notice of the filing of the initial development 
application, which has already been given, established the due date for 
filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the 
Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be 
filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the 
initial development application. No competing applications or notices 
of intent may be filed in response to this notice.
    o. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the 
schedule may be made as appropriate.

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                  Milestone                           Target date
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Filing of comments, recommendations,           December 2018.
 preliminary terms and conditions, and
 preliminary fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues draft Environmental          June 2019.
 Analysis (EA).
Comments on draft EA.........................  August 2019.
Commission issues final EA...................  November 2019.
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    Dated: October 18, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-23214 Filed 10-23-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P