Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 60415-60416 [2018-25587]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices eLibrary link (https://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/elibrary.asp), click on General Search, and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP17–41). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any person wishing to comment on the draft EIS may do so. Your comments should focus on draft EIS’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. To ensure consideration of your comments on the proposal in the final EIS, it is important that the Commission receive your comments on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 7, 2019. For your convenience, there are four methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. The Commission will provide equal consideration to all comments received, whether filed in written form or provided verbally. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. 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The primary goal of this comment session is to have you identify the specific environmental issues and concerns with the draft EIS. Individual verbal comments will be taken on a oneon-one basis with a court reporter. This format is designed to receive the maximum amount of verbal comments, in a convenient way during the timeframe allotted. The scoping session is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time. You may arrive at any time after 4:00 p.m. There will not be a formal presentation by Commission staff when the session opens. If you wish to speak, the Commission staff will hand out numbers in the order of your arrival. Comments will be taken until the closing hour for the comment session. However, if no additional numbers have been handed out and all individuals who wish to provide comments have had an opportunity to do so, staff may conclude the session 30 minutes before the closing hour. Please see appendix 1 for additional information on the session format and conduct.1 Your verbal comments will be recorded by the court reporter (with FERC staff or representative present) and become part of the public record for this proceeding. Transcripts will be publicly available on FERC’s eLibrary system (see below for instructions on using eLibrary). If a significant number of people are interested in providing verbal comments in the one-on-one settings, a time limit of 5 minutes may be implemented for each commenter. It is important to note that verbal comments hold the same weight as written or electronically submitted comments. Although there will not be a formal presentation, Commission staff will be available throughout the comment session to answer your questions about the environmental review process. 1 The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in the Federal Register. Copies of the appendices are available at www.ferc.gov using the link called ‘‘eLibrary’’ or from the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, or call (202) 502–8371. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to page 2 of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60415 Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR part 385.214). Motions to intervene are more fully described at http://www.ferc.gov/ resources/guides/how-to/intervene.asp. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or judicial review of the Commission’s decision. The Commission grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. Questions? Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription that allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: November 16, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25581 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14890–000] Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On August 27, 2018, Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 60416 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Pushmataha County Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (Pushmataha Project or project) to be located on the Kiamichi River, near the town of Talihina, in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The Pushmataha Project permit application describes two adjacent, alternative developments that the applicant proposes to choose between. Alternative 1 would consist of the following: (1) An 886-foot-long, 282foot-high concrete-faced rockfill upper dam with a 196.85-foot-long, 17-foothigh emergency spillway with a channel to Long Creek; (2) an upper reservoir with a surface area of 488.52 acres and a storage capacity of 43,633 acre-feet; (3) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high concrete upper intake/outlet structure; (4) a 7,030-foot-long, 32.8-foot-diameter steel and concrete headrace tunnel; (5) a 550foot-long, 93-foot-wide, 188.5-foot-high underground concrete pumping station/ powerhouse containing four pump/ generating units with a total capacity of 1,200 megawatts; (6) an 8,243-foot-long, 32.8-foot-diameter tailrace tunnel; (7) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high concrete lower intake/outlet structure; (8) a 13,615-foot-long, 68.9-foot-high earthen lower dam with a 33-foot-long, 13-foothigh emergency spillway with a channel that becomes a tunnel to the Kiamichi River; (9) a lower reservoir with a surface area of 727 acres and a storage capacity of 37,965 acre-feet; (10) two 20inch-diameter, 1,085-foot-long pipes with 110 kilowatt pumps to move water from a regulating reservoir to the lower reservoir; (11) a regulating reservoir with a surface area of 40 acres and a storage capacity of 1,216 acre-feet; (12) two 20-inch-diameter, 886-foot-long pipes with two 110 kilowatt pumps to move water from the Kiamichi River to a regulating reservoir; (13) a 40-footlong, 40-foot-wide funnel-shaped intake structure on the Kiamichi River located 1.5-feet above the bottom of the Kiamichi River tapering down to 10foot-long, 10-foot-wide section where it connects to the two withdrawal pipes; and (14) a 124-mile-long transmission line to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid. Alternative 2 would consist of the following: (1) A 1,529-foot-long, 233foot-high concrete-faced rockfill upper VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 dam with a 196.85-foot-long, 17-foothigh emergency spillway with a channel to a creek; (2) an upper reservoir with a surface area of 366.07 acres, and a storage capacity of 27,462 acre-feet; (3) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high concrete upper intake/outlet structure; (4) a 3,979-foot-long, 32.8-foot-diameter steel and concrete headrace tunnel; (5) a 545foot-long, 90-foot-wide, 185.4-foot-high underground concrete pumping station/ powerhouse containing four pump/ generating units with a total capacity of 1,200 megawatts; (6) a 5,831-foot-long, 32.8-foot-diameter tailrace tunnel; (7) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high concrete lower intake/outlet structure; (8) a 13,911-foot-long, 52.5-foot-high earthen lower dam with a 33-foot-long, 13-foothigh emergency spillway with a channel that becomes a tunnel to the Kiamichi River; (9) a lower reservoir with a surface area of 972.71 acres and a storage capacity of 31,223 acre-feet; (10) two 20-inch-diameter, 1,532-foot-long pipes with 110 kilowatt pumps to move water from a regulating reservoir to the lower reservoir; (11) a regulating reservoir with a surface area of 40 acres and a storage capacity of 1,216 acre-feet; (12) two 20-inch-diameter, 886-foot-long pipes with two 110 kilowatt pumps to move water from the Kiamichi River to the a regulating reservoir; (13) a 40-footlong, 40-foot-wide funnel-shaped intake structure on the Kiamichi River located 1.5-feet above the bottom of the Kiamichi River tapering down to 10foot-long, 10-foot-wide section where it connects to the two withdrawal pipes; and (14) a 124-mile-long transmission line to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid. For either alternative, the proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation of 4,368,000 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Bobenic, Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation, c/o Daytona Power Corp, 1800, 421–7 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 4K9; phone: (578) 433–4933. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502–6093, michael.spencer@ferc.gov. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–14890–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14890) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: November 16, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25587 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. NJ19–3–000] Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC; Notice of Filing Take notice that on November 7, 2018, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC submitted its tariff filing: Oncor TFO Tariff Rate Changes to be effective 10/10/2018. 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. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60415-60416]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14890-000]


Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation; Notice of Preliminary 
Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions 
To Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On August 27, 2018, Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal

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Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Pushmataha 
County Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (Pushmataha Project or 
project) to be located on the Kiamichi River, near the town of 
Talihina, in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. The sole purpose of a 
preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority 
to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary 
permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-
disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by 
others without the owners' express permission.
    The Pushmataha Project permit application describes two adjacent, 
alternative developments that the applicant proposes to choose between.
    Alternative 1 would consist of the following: (1) An 886-foot-long, 
282-foot-high concrete-faced rockfill upper dam with a 196.85-foot-
long, 17-foot-high emergency spillway with a channel to Long Creek; (2) 
an upper reservoir with a surface area of 488.52 acres and a storage 
capacity of 43,633 acre-feet; (3) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high 
concrete upper intake/outlet structure; (4) a 7,030-foot-long, 32.8-
foot-diameter steel and concrete headrace tunnel; (5) a 550-foot-long, 
93-foot-wide, 188.5-foot-high underground concrete pumping station/
powerhouse containing four pump/generating units with a total capacity 
of 1,200 megawatts; (6) an 8,243-foot-long, 32.8-foot-diameter tailrace 
tunnel; (7) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high concrete lower intake/
outlet structure; (8) a 13,615-foot-long, 68.9-foot-high earthen lower 
dam with a 33-foot-long, 13-foot-high emergency spillway with a channel 
that becomes a tunnel to the Kiamichi River; (9) a lower reservoir with 
a surface area of 727 acres and a storage capacity of 37,965 acre-feet; 
(10) two 20-inch-diameter, 1,085-foot-long pipes with 110 kilowatt 
pumps to move water from a regulating reservoir to the lower reservoir; 
(11) a regulating reservoir with a surface area of 40 acres and a 
storage capacity of 1,216 acre-feet; (12) two 20-inch-diameter, 886-
foot-long pipes with two 110 kilowatt pumps to move water from the 
Kiamichi River to a regulating reservoir; (13) a 40-foot-long, 40-foot-
wide funnel-shaped intake structure on the Kiamichi River located 1.5-
feet above the bottom of the Kiamichi River tapering down to 10-foot-
long, 10-foot-wide section where it connects to the two withdrawal 
pipes; and (14) a 124-mile-long transmission line to the Electric 
Reliability Council of Texas grid.
    Alternative 2 would consist of the following: (1) A 1,529-foot-
long, 233-foot-high concrete-faced rockfill upper dam with a 196.85-
foot-long, 17-foot-high emergency spillway with a channel to a creek; 
(2) an upper reservoir with a surface area of 366.07 acres, and a 
storage capacity of 27,462 acre-feet; (3) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-
high concrete upper intake/outlet structure; (4) a 3,979-foot-long, 
32.8-foot-diameter steel and concrete headrace tunnel; (5) a 545-foot-
long, 90-foot-wide, 185.4-foot-high underground concrete pumping 
station/powerhouse containing four pump/generating units with a total 
capacity of 1,200 megawatts; (6) a 5,831-foot-long, 32.8-foot-diameter 
tailrace tunnel; (7) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high concrete lower 
intake/outlet structure; (8) a 13,911-foot-long, 52.5-foot-high earthen 
lower dam with a 33-foot-long, 13-foot-high emergency spillway with a 
channel that becomes a tunnel to the Kiamichi River; (9) a lower 
reservoir with a surface area of 972.71 acres and a storage capacity of 
31,223 acre-feet; (10) two 20-inch-diameter, 1,532-foot-long pipes with 
110 kilowatt pumps to move water from a regulating reservoir to the 
lower reservoir; (11) a regulating reservoir with a surface area of 40 
acres and a storage capacity of 1,216 acre-feet; (12) two 20-inch-
diameter, 886-foot-long pipes with two 110 kilowatt pumps to move water 
from the Kiamichi River to the a regulating reservoir; (13) a 40-foot-
long, 40-foot-wide funnel-shaped intake structure on the Kiamichi River 
located 1.5-feet above the bottom of the Kiamichi River tapering down 
to 10-foot-long, 10-foot-wide section where it connects to the two 
withdrawal pipes; and (14) a 124-mile-long transmission line to the 
Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid.
    For either alternative, the proposed project would have an 
estimated average annual generation of 4,368,000 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. John Bobenic, Southeast Oklahoma Power 
Corporation, c/o Daytona Power Corp, 1800, 421-7 Avenue SW, Calgary, 
Alberta Canada T2P 4K9; phone: (578) 433-4933.
    FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502-6093, 
[email protected].
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications 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-14890-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14890) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: November 16, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-25587 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]
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