New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 16481-16482 [2019-07949]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices 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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters 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: April 15, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07945 Filed 4–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2934–029] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 2934–029. c. Date Filed: April 1, 2019. d. Applicant: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG). e. Name of Project: Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Hudson River, in Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, New York. The project does not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Hugh J. Ives, Manager, NYSEG Hydro Operations, 89 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14649; (585) 724–8209; hugh.ives@ avangrid.com. i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan, (202) 502–8278 or jody.callihan@ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. Project Description: The existing Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 700-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a crest elevation of 66.6 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29); (2) 3 spillway bays each extending 222 feet across the length of the dam and separated by a 7.5-foot to 10.5-foot-wide concrete pier, with each spillway bay containing 12 pneumatic Obermeyer crest gates that are 6 feet high; (3) a 1.8mile-long impoundment with a 380-acre surface area and gross storage capacity of 10,735 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 72.6 feet NGVD29; (4) an intake channel with two reinforced guide walls and three 35-foot-diameter cofferdam walls constructed of sheet piling; (5) a 20-foot-wide and 7.5-foothigh intake bypass sluice gate; (6) a 105.5-foot-long by 122-foot-wide powerhouse containing two 12,780 horsepower Kaplan turbines and two Siemens-Allis generators each having a rated capacity of 8,265 kilowatts; (7) a tailrace approximately 1,200 feet long and 120 feet wide with a bi-level bottom designed to minimize cross-currents; (8) one 1.10-mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. During the non-navigation season (typically from December 1 through April 30), NYSEG operates the project in a run-of-river (ROR) mode and maintains the impoundment at an elevation of 72.6 feet NGVD29. During the navigation season (typically May 1 through November 30), NYSEG periodically spills water to lower the impoundment up to 3 feet below full pool, as directed by the New York State Canal Corporation, to accommodate navigation at lock C–3, and uses all available remaining inflow (that is not used to support navigation) for generation purposes. NYSEG proposes to continue operating the project as it does currently, to support both generation and navigation. In addition, NYSEG proposes to enhance fish passage at the project by: (1) Installing upstream passage for American eel (4 years post-license); (2) developing an agreement with the New York State Canal Corporation to modify lock operations to accommodate the upstream passage of blueback herring and American shad (commencing 2 years post-license); and (3) modifying the project’s intake bypass sluice gate to provide an additional route of downstream fish passage from April 1 through November 30. The project currently generates an annual average of 88,537 megawatt-hours. l. Locations of the Application: 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the Mechanicville District Public Library located at 190 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118 and the A.E. Diver Memorial Library located at 136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. m. 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. n. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis ............................................................................................. Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions .......................................................... Commission issues Environmental Assessment (EA) .................................................................................................................. Comments on EA .......................................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 16481 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 June 2019. August 2019. December 2019. February 2020. 16482 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices Milestone Target date Modified Terms and Conditions .................................................................................................................................................... o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: April 15, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07949 Filed 4–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP19–1122–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: TETLP Apr2018 Customer Name Change Cleanup Filing to be effective 5/11/ 2019. Filed Date: 4/11/19. Accession Number: 20190411–5000. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/23/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–1123–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Apr2019 Negotiated Rates Cleanup Filing to be effective 5/11/2019. Filed Date: 4/11/19. Accession Number: 20190411–5022. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/23/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–1124–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—Apr2019 Cleanup Filing to be effective 5/11/2019. Filed Date: 4/11/19. Accession Number: 20190411–5029. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/23/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–1125–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 041219 Negotiated Rates—Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading R– 4010–15 to be effective 4/15/2019. Filed Date: 4/12/19. Accession Number: 20190412–5010. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/24/19. 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: April 15, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07944 Filed 4–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL19–62–000] Notice of Complaint: City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri v. Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Take notice that on April 12, 2019, pursuant to sections 206, 306, and 309 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824e, 825e, 825h and Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206, City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP or Respondent), requesting the Commission to: (1) Enforce current Section III.D.4 of Attachment J of SPP’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) for the period from June 19, 2010 through the refund effective date established in this proceeding; and (2) revise Section III.D.4 of Attachment J of SPP’s OATT on a prospective basis, all as more fully explained in the complaint. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 April 2020. The Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts listed for Respondent’s, as well as affected regulatory agencies and other entities under Rule 206(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206(c), as listed on the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commissions’ Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondents’ answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants. The Commission encourages electronic submission of 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 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 2, 2019. Dated: April 15, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 76 (Friday, April 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16481-16482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07949]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2934-029]


New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Notice of Application 
Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural 
Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 2934-029.
    c. Date Filed: April 1, 2019.
    d. Applicant: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG).
    e. Name of Project: Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Hudson River, 
in Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, New York. The project does not 
occupy any federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Hugh J. Ives, Manager, NYSEG Hydro 
Operations, 89 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14649; (585) 724-8209; 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan, (202) 502-8278 or 
[email protected].
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. Project Description: The existing Upper Mechanicville 
Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 700-foot-long concrete gravity 
dam with a crest elevation of 66.6 feet National Geodetic Vertical 
Datum of 1929 (NGVD29); (2) 3 spillway bays each extending 222 feet 
across the length of the dam and separated by a 7.5-foot to 10.5-foot-
wide concrete pier, with each spillway bay containing 12 pneumatic 
Obermeyer crest gates that are 6 feet high; (3) a 1.8-mile-long 
impoundment with a 380-acre surface area and gross storage capacity of 
10,735 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 72.6 feet NGVD29; (4) an 
intake channel with two reinforced guide walls and three 35-foot-
diameter cofferdam walls constructed of sheet piling; (5) a 20-foot-
wide and 7.5-foot-high intake bypass sluice gate; (6) a 105.5-foot-long 
by 122-foot-wide powerhouse containing two 12,780 horsepower Kaplan 
turbines and two Siemens-Allis generators each having a rated capacity 
of 8,265 kilowatts; (7) a tailrace approximately 1,200 feet long and 
120 feet wide with a bi-level bottom designed to minimize cross-
currents; (8) one 1.10-mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and 
(9) appurtenant facilities.
    During the non-navigation season (typically from December 1 through 
April 30), NYSEG operates the project in a run-of-river (ROR) mode and 
maintains the impoundment at an elevation of 72.6 feet NGVD29. During 
the navigation season (typically May 1 through November 30), NYSEG 
periodically spills water to lower the impoundment up to 3 feet below 
full pool, as directed by the New York State Canal Corporation, to 
accommodate navigation at lock C-3, and uses all available remaining 
inflow (that is not used to support navigation) for generation 
purposes. NYSEG proposes to continue operating the project as it does 
currently, to support both generation and navigation. In addition, 
NYSEG proposes to enhance fish passage at the project by: (1) 
Installing upstream passage for American eel (4 years post-license); 
(2) developing an agreement with the New York State Canal Corporation 
to modify lock operations to accommodate the upstream passage of 
blueback herring and American shad (commencing 2 years post-license); 
and (3) modifying the project's intake bypass sluice gate to provide an 
additional route of downstream fish passage from April 1 through 
November 30. The project currently generates an annual average of 
88,537 megawatt-hours.
    l. Locations of the Application: 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 at [email protected] 
or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the Mechanicville 
District Public Library located at 190 North Main Street, 
Mechanicville, NY 12118 and the A.E. Diver Memorial Library located at 
136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154.
    m. 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.
    n. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the 
schedule may be made as appropriate.

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                  Milestone                           Target date
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Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for      June 2019.
 Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms  August 2019.
 and conditions, and fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Environmental Assessment    December 2019.
 (EA).
Comments on EA..............................  February 2020.

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Modified Terms and Conditions...............  April 2020.
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    o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: April 15, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-07949 Filed 4-18-19; 8:45 am]
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