Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of Santa Clara, California; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation, 64823 [2018-27310]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2018 / Notices f. Location: On an unnamed stream, in Petersburg Borough, Alaska. The project would occupy 0.1 acre of United States lands administered by U.S. Forest Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Douglas Leen, P.O. Box 341, Petersburg, AK 99833; (907) 518– 0335; mail@dougleen.com. i. FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen at (202) 502–8074; or email at ryan.hansen@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 l 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. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: January 28, 2019. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://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 number P– 14862–001. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The proposed hydroelectric project would consist of: an intake located in either a containment pond created by 50 sand bags or an existing pond; a penstock consisting of an up to 400-foot-long, 0.5-foot-diameter PVC pipe; one turbine unit with a capacity of 1.5 kilowatts; a 4-foot-long, 3-foot-wide, 7-foothigh lumber shed on a cement pad; a 150foot-long transmission line; and appurtenant facilities. o. 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. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:45 Dec 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Notice of Acceptance March 2019 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments April 2019 Comments on Scoping Document 1 May 2019 Issue notice of ready for environmental analysis May 2019 Commission issues EA August 2019 Comments on EA September 2019 Dated: December 11, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27294 Filed 12–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 619–000] Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of Santa Clara, California; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On December 12, 2016, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of Santa Clara, California, licensees for the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project is located on Bucks, Grizzly, and Milk Ranch Creek in Plumas County, California. The license for Project No. 619 was issued for a period ending December 31, 2018. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64823 expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 619 is issued to the licensee for a period effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before December 31, 2019, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise. If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that the licensee, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of Santa Clara, are authorized to continue operation of the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. Dated: December 12, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27310 Filed 12–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL19–14–000] Cottonwood Energy Company LP; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On December 12, 2018, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL19–14–000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2012), instituting an investigation into whether Cottonwood Energy Company LP’s Rate Schedule FERC No. 1 may be unjust and unreasonable. Cottonwood Energy Company LP, 165 FERC 61,228 (2018). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL19–14–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 18, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 619-000]


Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of Santa Clara, 
California; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation

    On December 12, 2016, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of 
Santa Clara, California, licensees for the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric 
Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal 
Power Act (FPA) and the Commission's regulations thereunder. The Bucks 
Creek Hydroelectric Project is located on Bucks, Grizzly, and Milk 
Ranch Creek in Plumas County, California.
    The license for Project No. 619 was issued for a period ending 
December 31, 2018. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), 
requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue 
from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the 
terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is 
issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 
15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior 
license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based 
on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), 
and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project 
has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may 
continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license 
expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee 
of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent 
license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to 
continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a 
license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 619 is issued to 
the licensee for a period effective January 1, 2019 through December 
31, 2019, or until the issuance of a new license for the project or 
other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of 
a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before 
December 31, 2019, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 
16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is 
renewed automatically without further order or notice by the 
Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise.
    If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that the licensee, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and 
City of Santa Clara, are authorized to continue operation of the Bucks 
Creek Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission acts on 
its application for a subsequent license.

    Dated: December 12, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-27310 Filed 12-17-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P