Upcountry LLC; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 67280-67281 [2018-28258]

Download as PDF 67280 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/31/18. Docket Numbers: RP19–474–000. Applicants: Sea Robin Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: Compliance filing Annual Flowthrough Crediting Mechanism Filing on 12–19–18 to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 12/19/18. Accession Number: 20181219–5002. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/31/18. Docket Numbers: RP19–475–000. Applicants: NGO Transmission, Inc. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Filing to be effective 1/ 1/2019. Filed Date: 12/19/18. Accession Number: 20181219–5028. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/31/18. Docket Numbers: RP19–476–000. Applicants: Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC. Description: Compliance filing New Service Agreement JERA filed 12–19–18 to be effective 2/1/2019. Filed Date: 12/19/18. Accession Number: 20181219–5112. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/31/18. Docket Numbers: RP19–477–000. Applicants: Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC. Description: Compliance filing Compliance with CP17–8–000 East-West Project Phase 2 to be effective 2/1/2019. Filed Date: 12/19/18. Accession Number: 20181219–5113. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/31/18. Docket Numbers: RP19–478–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—Gulf Connector— Early In-Svc to be effective 12/21/2018. Filed Date: 12/19/18. Accession Number: 20181219–5189. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/31/18. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: December 20, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–28262 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Mill Pressure Reducing Device Project would have a total installed capacity up to 72 kilowatts (kW), and would be located on the existing raw water supply pipeline. The project would be located near the City of Portland in Hood River County, Oregon. Applicant Contact: Jonathon Munk, Upcountry LLC, 1675 Country Club Road, Hood River, OR 97031, Phone No (503) 460–7220, email: jonmunk4@ gmail.com. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502–6062; Email: robert.bell@ ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A 72-kW turbine-generator connected to an existing raw water supply pipeline and (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generation of up to 630 megawatt-hours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. [Docket No. CD19–3–000] Upcountry LLC; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On December 20, 2018, the Upcountry LLC filed a notice of intent to construct TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA .. The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 5 megawatts .................. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended HREA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended HREA. by by On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Preliminary Determination: The proposed Mill Pressure Reducing Device Project will not interfere with the primary purpose of the conduit, which is to transport water for irrigation by filling an equalizing reservoir, which in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 turn provides pressure for an irrigation zone in its service area. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions To Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices criteria is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and comments 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp 1 18 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD19–3) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: December 20, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–28258 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 5697–002] Lassen Research; Notice of Application for Surrender of Exemption, 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 Proceeding: Application for surrender of conduit exemption. b. Project No.: P–5697–002. c. Date Filed: April 19, 2018. d. Exemptee: Lassen Research. e. Name of Project: Nikola I Powerhouse Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Lower Boole Ditch Pipeline, a diversion of Diggar Creek, in Tehama County, California. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Licensee Contact: Mr. Robert W. Lee, Project Owner, 31695 Forward Road, Manton, California 96059, Telephone: (530) 474–3966 or (530) 954–3761, rlee@lassen.com. i. FERC Contact: Ashish Desai, (202) 502–8370, Ashish.Desai@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions, and protests is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests and comments 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 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67281 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–5697–002. k. Description of Request: Lassen Research, exemptee for the Nikola I Powerhouse Project No. 5697, filed a request to surrender its exemption. The project consists of the existing Lower Boole Ditch Pipeline and a powerhouse containing one 35-kilowatt turbine generating unit. The project has not operated since approximately 2007 and has had issues maintaining power generation since 2003 due to unregulated water use upstream of the project. As a result, the exemptee has determined it would like to surrender the exemption. The connection between the project and the power grid has been locked out. No ground disturbance is associated with the proposed surrender and project features will remain in place. l. This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–5697–002) 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 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 in the Commission’s Public Reference Room located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426. 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, .212 and .214. 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 Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-28258]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD19-3-000]


Upcountry LLC; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a 
Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and 
Motions To Intervene

    On December 20, 2018, the Upcountry LLC filed a notice of intent to 
construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 
30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the 
Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Mill 
Pressure Reducing Device Project would have a total installed capacity 
up to 72 kilowatts (kW), and would be located on the existing raw water 
supply pipeline. The project would be located near the City of Portland 
in Hood River County, Oregon.
    Applicant Contact: Jonathon Munk, Upcountry LLC, 1675 Country Club 
Road, Hood River, OR 97031, Phone No (503) 460-7220, email: 
jonmunk4@gmail.com.
    FERC Contact: Robert Bell, Phone No. (202) 502-6062; Email: 
robert.bell@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) A 72-kW turbine-generator connected to an 
existing raw water supply pipeline and (2) appurtenant facilities. The 
proposed project would have an estimated annual generation of up to 630 
megawatt-hours.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

                          Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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                                                                                                  Satisfies  (Y/
                      Statutory provision                                 Description                   N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by HREA...........................  The conduit the facility uses                 Y
                                                                 is a tunnel, canal, pipeline,
                                                                 aqueduct, flume, ditch, or
                                                                 similar manmade water
                                                                 conveyance that is operated
                                                                 for the distribution of water
                                                                 for agricultural, municipal,
                                                                 or industrial consumption and
                                                                 not primarily for the
                                                                 generation of electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended by HREA........................  The facility is constructed,                  Y
                                                                 operated, or maintained for
                                                                 the generation of electric
                                                                 power and uses for such
                                                                 generation only the
                                                                 hydroelectric potential of a
                                                                 non-federally owned conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended by HREA.......................  The facility has an installed                 Y
                                                                 capacity that does not exceed
                                                                 5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as amended by HREA......................  On or before August 9, 2013,                  Y
                                                                 the facility is not licensed,
                                                                 or exempted from the licensing
                                                                 requirements of Part I of the
                                                                 FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: The proposed Mill Pressure Reducing 
Device Project will not interfere with the primary purpose of the 
conduit, which is to transport water for irrigation by filling an 
equalizing reservoir, which in turn provides pressure for an irrigation 
zone in its service area. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, 
Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies 
the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is 
not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing.
    Comments and Motions To Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying

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criteria is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A 
CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) 
state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number 
of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, 
address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of 
the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting Commission 
staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets the 
qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2018).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and comments 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. A copy of all other filings in 
reference to this application 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 4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD19-3) in the docket 
number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-
866-208-3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 
502-8659.

    Dated: December 20, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-28258 Filed 12-27-18; 8:45 am]
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