Appalachian Power Company; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 12244-12245 [2019-06235]

Download as PDF 12244 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2019 / Notices Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter’s will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Dated: March 26, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–06234 Filed 3–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Mar 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2466–034] Appalachian Power Company; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 2466–034. c. Dated Filed: January 28, 2019. d. Submitted By: Appalachian Power Company (Appalachian). e. Name of Project: Niagara Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Roanoke River near the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia. The project does not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jon Magalski, Environmental Specialist Consultant, Appalachian Power Company, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH (614) 716–2240, jmmagalski@ aep.com. i. FERC Contact: Allyson Conner at (202) 502–6082 or email at allyson.conner@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 o 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. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402, and (b) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Appalachian as the Commission’s nonfederal representative for carrying out PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. On January 28, 2019, Appalachian filed with the Commission a PreApplication Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website (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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. 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. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission’s staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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. 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–2466–034. All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2019 / Notices Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by May 25, 2019. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and location of these meetings are as follows: Evening Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Vinton Library, 300 S Pollard Street, Vinton, VA 24179, (540) 857–5043. Daytime Scoping Meeting 17:22 Mar 29, 2019 The applicant and Commission staff will conduct an environmental site review of the project on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. All participants should meet at Niagara Dam located at 1495 Niagara Road, Vinton, VA 24179; thereafter, participants should be prepared to drive or carpool to other locations within the project boundary. To attend the environmental site review, please RSVP via email to Jon Magalski at jmmagalski@aep.com. Persons not providing an RSVP by April 19, 2019, will not be allowed on the environmental site review. Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n of this document. Meeting Procedures Date and Time: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Location: Vinton Library, 300 S Pollard Street, Vinton, VA 24179, (540) 857–5043. SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Environmental Site Review Jkt 247001 The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public record of the project. Dated: March 26, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–06235 Filed 3–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC19–70–000. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12245 Applicants: High Lonesome Mesa, LLC, High Lonesome Mesa Wind, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, et al. of High Lonesome Mesa, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 3/25/19. Accession Number: 20190325–5200. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/15/19. Docket Numbers: EC19–71–000. Applicants: PPL Electric Utilities Corporation. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, et al. of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation. Filed Date: 3/25/19. Accession Number: 20190325–5203. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/15/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG19–83–000. Applicants: FirstLight CT Housatonic LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of FirstLight CT Housatonic LLC. Filed Date: 3/26/19. Accession Number: 20190326–5161. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/16/19. Docket Numbers: EG19–84–000. Applicants: FirstLight CT Hydro LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of FirstLight CT Hydro LLC. Filed Date: 3/26/19. Accession Number: 20190326–5165. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/16/19. Docket Numbers: EG19–85–000. Applicants: FirstLight MA Hydro LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of FirstLight MA Hydro LLC. Filed Date: 3/26/19. Accession Number: 20190326–5166. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/16/19. Docket Numbers: EG19–86–000. Applicants: Northfield Mountain LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Northfield Mountain LLC. Filed Date: 3/26/19. Accession Number: 20190326–5226. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/16/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER17–1568–003. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: Updated Request for Deferral of E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 62 (Monday, April 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12244-12245]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2466-034]


Appalachian Power Company; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), Commencement of 
Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and 
Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study 
Requests

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 2466-034.
    c. Dated Filed: January 28, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Appalachian Power Company (Appalachian).
    e. Name of Project: Niagara Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Roanoke River near the City of Roanoke, Roanoke 
County, Virginia. The project does not occupy federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jon Magalski, Environmental 
Specialist Consultant, Appalachian Power Company, 1 Riverside Plaza, 
Columbus, OH (614) 716-2240, [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Allyson Conner at (202) 502-6082 or email at 
[email protected].
    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 o 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. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under 
section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency 
regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402, and (b) the State Historic 
Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic 
Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating Appalachian as the 
Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. On January 28, 2019, Appalachian filed with the Commission a 
Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and 
schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website 
(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 at 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    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. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and 
all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits 
of the potential application must be filed with the Commission.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
all documents 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]. 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-2466-034.
    All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: 
``Comments on Pre-Application

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Document,'' ``Study Requests,'' ``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' 
``Request for Cooperating Agency Status,'' or ``Communications to and 
from Commission Staff.'' Any individual or entity interested in 
submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency 
requesting cooperating status must do so by May 25, 2019.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will 
satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or 
EIS is issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will 
focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. The times and location of these meetings are as follows:

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Vinton Library, 300 S Pollard Street, Vinton, VA 24179, 
(540) 857-5043.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Vinton Library, 300 S Pollard Street, Vinton, VA 24179, 
(540) 857-5043.
    SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the 
environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on 
the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions for accessing 
information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a 
Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised 
process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified 
through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Review

    The applicant and Commission staff will conduct an environmental 
site review of the project on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. 
All participants should meet at Niagara Dam located at 1495 Niagara 
Road, Vinton, VA 24179; thereafter, participants should be prepared to 
drive or carpool to other locations within the project boundary. To 
attend the environmental site review, please RSVP via email to Jon 
Magalski at [email protected]. Persons not providing an RSVP by April 
19, 2019, will not be allowed on the environmental site review.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and 
identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
included in item n of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public record of the project.

    Dated: March 26, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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