KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation, 5073-5074 [2019-02828]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Notices delivering water to the project facilities from three sources: The Uintah River, Big Springs Creek, and Pole Creek. The existing project facilities include: (1) The 8-foot-wide, 4-foot-deep, 1,100-footlong earthen Big Springs canal that conveys flow from Big Springs Creek; (2) a stop-log diversion structure on the Big Springs canal that conveys flow to a 916-foot-long, 28-inch diameter, steel pipeline that connects to the point of diversion on the Uintah River; (3) an 80foot-long, 4-foot-wide, 3-foot-high overflow-type concrete diversion structure with a 10-foot-high, 6.5-footwide steel slide gate on the Uintah River; (4) a concrete structure with manual slide gates for dewatering the main supply canal and returning water to the Uintah River immediately downstream of the Uintah diversion; (5) an emergency slide gate about midway along the main supply canal; (6) a 16foot-wide, 8-foot-deep, 25,614-foot-long, clay-lined main supply canal which conveys water from Big Springs Creek and the Uintah River; (7) a stop-log diversion structure with non-functional control gates which diverts water from Pole Creek; (8) a 6-foot-wide, 4-footdeep, 6,200-foot-long Pole Creek canal that collects water from the Pole Creek diversion; (9) an 86-inch-wide, 80-inchlong, 43-inch-high transition bay and a 140-foot-long, 14-inch diameter steel penstock collects water from the Pole Creek supply canal; (10) a 23-foot by 13foot concrete forebay structure containing trashracks with 2.5-inch spacing, a headgate that is located at the termination of the main supply canal and the Pole Creek penstock, and an overflow channel; (11) a single 5,238foot-long, 36-inch diameter polyurethane and steel penstock which delivers water to a concrete powerhouse with two Pelton turbines driving two 600-kilowatt generators; (12) a 600-footlong tailrace; (13) a 4.75-mile-long, 24.9kilovolt single wood pole distribution line; and (14) appurtenant facilities. The estimated average annual generation is about 6,073 megawatt-hours. The licensee proposes to modify the project boundary to account for an update to the project transmission line that reduced its total length from 8.5 miles to 4.75 miles. 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 address the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is available for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Feb 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 inspection and reproduction at the address in Item H above. n. 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, contact FERC Online Support. o. Scoping Process: The Commission staff intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Uintah Hydroelectric Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document (SD) issued on February 11, 2019. Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and the applicant’s distribution list. Copies of the SD may be viewed on the web 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, call 1–866– 208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 11, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–02710 Filed 2–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14655–001] Cat Creek Energy, LLC; Notice of Comment Period Extension On November 20, 2018, the Commission issued a notice setting January 22, 2019, as the end of the formal period to file comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications on the successive permit application for the Cat Creek Energy Generation Facility Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project No. 14655. Due to the funding lapse at certain federal agencies between December 22, 2018 and January 25, 2019, the Commission is extending the comment period to March 20, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5073 Dated: February 13, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–02829 Filed 2–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2808–000] KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On January 30, 2017, KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC, licensee for the Barker’s Mill Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Barker’s Mill Hydroelectric Project is located on the Little Androscoggin River, in the City of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. The license for Project No. 2808 was issued for a period ending January 31, 2019. 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. 2808 is issued to the licensee for a period effective February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020, 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 E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 5074 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Notices (or other disposition) does not take place on or before January 31, 2020, 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, KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC., is authorized to continue operation of the Barker’s Mill Hydroelectric Project until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. Dated: February 13, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–02828 Filed 2–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2299–082 and Project No. 14581–002] Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Don Pedro and La Grange Projects In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the applications for new license for the Don Pedro Project (FERC No. 2299) and for an original license for the La Grange Project (FERC No. 14581) and has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the projects. The Don Pedro Project is located on the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne County, California. It occupies 4,802 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management. The La Grange Project is located on the Tuolumne River immediately downstream of the Don Pedro Project in Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties, California. It occupies 14 acres of federal land administered by BLM. The draft EIS contains staff’s evaluations of the applicant’s proposals and the alternatives for relicensing the Don Pedro Project and licensing the La Grange Project. The draft EIS documents the views of governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Feb 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 affected Indian tribes, the public, the license applicant, and Commission staff. A copy of the draft EIS is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Branch, Room 2A, located at 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The draft EIS also may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov under 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). 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, contact FERC Online Support. All comments must be filed by April 12, 2019. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 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. 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–2299–082 or P–14581–002. Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft EIS (18 CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified above.1 You do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. Commission staff will hold two public meetings for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft EIS. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization comments, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. All interested individuals and entities will be invited to attend one or both of the public meetings. A notice detailing the exact date, time, and location of the public meetings will be forthcoming. 1 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For further information, please contact Jim Hastreiter at (503) 552–2760 or at james.hastreiter@ferc.gov. Dated: February 11, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–02714 Filed 2–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2698–109] Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Notice of Comment Period Extension On January 7, 2019, the Commission issued a notice setting February 6, 2019, as the end of the formal period to file comments, motions to intervene, and protests for the revised shoreline management plan application filed by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC for its East Fork Hydroelectric Project No. 2698, located on the East Fork of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, North Carolina. Due to the funding lapse at certain federal agencies between December 22, 2018, and January 25, 2019, the Commission is extending the comment period until March 1, 2019. Dated: February 11, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–02703 Filed 2–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2386–000] City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On August 31, 2016, City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department, licensee for the Holyoke No. 1 Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Holyoke No. 1 Hydroelectric Project is located between the first and second canals adjacent to the Connecticut River, in the City of Holyoke in Hampton County, Massachusetts. The license for Project No. 2386 was issued for a period ending January 31, 2019. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2808-000]


KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC; Notice of Authorization 
for Continued Project Operation

    On January 30, 2017, KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC, 
licensee for the Barker's Mill Hydroelectric Project, filed an 
Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) 
and the Commission's regulations thereunder. The Barker's Mill 
Hydroelectric Project is located on the Little Androscoggin River, in 
the City of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.
    The license for Project No. 2808 was issued for a period ending 
January 31, 2019. 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. 2808 is issued to 
the licensee for a period effective February 1, 2019 through January 
31, 2020, 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

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(or other disposition) does not take place on or before January 31, 
2020, 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, KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) 
LLC., is authorized to continue operation of the Barker's Mill 
Hydroelectric Project until such time as the Commission acts on its 
application for a subsequent license.

    Dated: February 13, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-02828 Filed 2-19-19; 8:45 am]
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