Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene: City and County of Denver, Colorado, 7358 [2019-03760]

Download as PDF 7358 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD19–6–000] Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene: City and County of Denver, Colorado On February 19, 2019, as supplemented on February 25, 2019, the City and County of Denver, Colorado, filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed Northwater Treatment Plant Hydropower Facility Project would have a total installed capacity of up to 950 kilowatts (kW), and would be located within the currently unconstructed Headworks Building of the Northwater Treatment Plant near Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado. Applicant Contact: Peter McCormick, NTP Design Manager, 1600 W 12th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204, Phone No. (303) 628–6084, Email: peter.mccormick@denverwater.org. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502–6778, Email: christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) One 450kW turbine-generator unit, with a second up to 500-kW turbine-generator unit planned in the future, and (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generation of up to 2,600 megawatthours. 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 Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A) ........................ 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 .................................. On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i) ..................... FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii) .................... FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii) ................... Preliminary Determination: The proposed Northwater Treatment Plant Hydropower Facility Project will not interfere with the primary purpose of the conduit, which is to transport water for municipal use. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:06 Mar 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 1 18 PO 00000 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2018). Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y (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., CD19–6) 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: February 26, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–03760 Filed 3–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD19-6-000]


Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit 
Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene: 
City and County of Denver, Colorado

    On February 19, 2019, as supplemented on February 25, 2019, the 
City and County of Denver, Colorado, filed a notice of intent to 
construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 
30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed Northwater Treatment 
Plant Hydropower Facility Project would have a total installed capacity 
of up to 950 kilowatts (kW), and would be located within the currently 
unconstructed Headworks Building of the Northwater Treatment Plant near 
Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado.
    Applicant Contact: Peter McCormick, NTP Design Manager, 1600 W 12th 
Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204, Phone No. (303) 628-6084, Email: 
peter.mccormick@denverwater.org.
    FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502-6778, Email: 
christopher.chaney@ferc.gov.
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) One 450-kW turbine-generator unit, with a 
second up to 500-kW turbine-generator unit planned in the future, and 
(2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an 
estimated annual generation of up to 2,600 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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              Statutory provision                                 Description                    Satisfies (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A)...............................  The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel,                    Y
                                                 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)............................  The facility is constructed, operated, or                     Y
                                                 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)...........................  The facility has an installed capacity that                   Y
                                                 does not exceed 5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii)..........................  On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is                  Y
                                                 not licensed, or exempted from the licensing
                                                 requirements of Part I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: The proposed Northwater Treatment Plant 
Hydropower Facility Project will not interfere with the primary purpose 
of the conduit, which is to transport water for municipal use. 
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 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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    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., CD19-6) 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: February 26, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-03760 Filed 3-1-19; 8:45 am]
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