Hydroelectric Licensing Regulations Under America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018; Notice Inviting Federal and State Agencies and Indian Tribes To Request Participation in the Interagency Task Force Pursuant to America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, 58245 [2018-25139]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2018 / Notices k. Description of Request: As required by Article 407 of the September 22, 2016 license, Cube Yadkin Generation, LLC (licensee) requests Commission approval of a revised shoreline management plan (SMP) for the project. The SMP describes land uses and environmental resources at the project, describes the licensee’s shoreline development permitting and shoreline stewardship provisions, and includes various maps (e.g., land use classifications, environmental resource maps, etc.) to support its permitting processes. 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 https://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. You may also register online at https://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 TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate 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, respectively. 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 Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, 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. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010. Dated: November 13, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25174 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM19–6–000] Hydroelectric Licensing Regulations Under America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018; Notice Inviting Federal and State Agencies and Indian Tribes To Request Participation in the Interagency Task Force Pursuant to America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 On October 23, 2018, the President signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Act) into law. Sections 3003 and 3004 of the Act require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue rules establishing expedited processes for issuing and amending licenses for qualifying facilities at existing nonpowered dams and for closed-loop pumped storage projects. The processes must seek to ensure a final decision by the Commission on an application for a license by no later than two years after receipt of a completed application. These sections also require the Commission to convene an interagency task force (ITF) to coordinate the regulatory processes associated with the authorizations required in connection with the new processes. Because of the Congressionally-mandated deadline, participation in the ITF will be time sensitive. The Commission invites federal and state agencies and Indian tribes to request participation on the ITF. Federal and state agencies and Indian tribes who wish to participate on the ITF must file a statement of interest with the Commission by November 29, 2018. The statement of interest should include the PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58245 following information: The name of the agency or tribe; the name, title, phone number, and email address of the contact person; a brief explanation of the agency’s or tribe’s interest in joining the ITF; and a brief description of the agency’s or tribe’s experience with hydropower license proceedings. In light of the Congressionallymandated deadline and in the interest of facilitating an efficient and effective discussion, Commission staff will select a representative group of federal agencies, state agencies, and Indian tribes to participate on the ITF. The Commission will directly notify the agencies and tribes selected to participate on the ITF. Commission staff plans to hold a coordination session for ITF participants, which is scheduled for December 12, 2018. By concurrent notice, the Commission has established a schedule in order to implement the requirements of the Act. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file ITF-interest statements in Docket No. RM19–6–000 using the Commission’s eFiling system at https://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 RM19–6–000. For more information about this notice, please contact: Shana Wiseman, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8736, shana.wiseman@ ferc.gov. Dated: November 13, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25139 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12611–009] Verdant Power, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Application: Notice of Intent to File License Application and E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 223 (Monday, November 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25139]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RM19-6-000]


Hydroelectric Licensing Regulations Under America's Water 
Infrastructure Act of 2018; Notice Inviting Federal and State Agencies 
and Indian Tribes To Request Participation in the Interagency Task 
Force Pursuant to America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

    On October 23, 2018, the President signed America's Water 
Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Act) into law. Sections 3003 and 3004 of 
the Act require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue rules 
establishing expedited processes for issuing and amending licenses for 
qualifying facilities at existing nonpowered dams and for closed-loop 
pumped storage projects. The processes must seek to ensure a final 
decision by the Commission on an application for a license by no later 
than two years after receipt of a completed application. These sections 
also require the Commission to convene an interagency task force (ITF) 
to coordinate the regulatory processes associated with the 
authorizations required in connection with the new processes. Because 
of the Congressionally-mandated deadline, participation in the ITF will 
be time sensitive.
    The Commission invites federal and state agencies and Indian tribes 
to request participation on the ITF. Federal and state agencies and 
Indian tribes who wish to participate on the ITF must file a statement 
of interest with the Commission by November 29, 2018. The statement of 
interest should include the following information: The name of the 
agency or tribe; the name, title, phone number, and email address of 
the contact person; a brief explanation of the agency's or tribe's 
interest in joining the ITF; and a brief description of the agency's or 
tribe's experience with hydropower license proceedings.
    In light of the Congressionally-mandated deadline and in the 
interest of facilitating an efficient and effective discussion, 
Commission staff will select a representative group of federal 
agencies, state agencies, and Indian tribes to participate on the ITF. 
The Commission will directly notify the agencies and tribes selected to 
participate on the ITF. Commission staff plans to hold a coordination 
session for ITF participants, which is scheduled for December 12, 2018. 
By concurrent notice, the Commission has established a schedule in 
order to implement the requirements of the Act.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
ITF-interest statements in Docket No. RM19-6-000 using the Commission's 
eFiling system at https://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 RM19-6-000.
    For more information about this notice, please contact: Shana 
Wiseman, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8736, 
[email protected].

    Dated: November 13, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-25139 Filed 11-16-18; 8:45 am]
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