Moriah Hydro Corporation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, 18530-18531 [2019-08791]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 18530 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/doc-sfiling/ 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2323–226. k. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to install a 230kilowatt turbine-generator unit within the existing minimum flow release pipe at the No. 5 development of its Deerfield River Hydroelectric Project. The new unit would have a maximum hydraulic capacity of 87 cubic feet per second and produce approximately 1,269 megawatthours annually. l. Locations of the Applications: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. The filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number 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. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. 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Waiver of Pre-filing Consultation: Based on a review of the application, resource agency consultation letters, and comments filed to date, we accept the consultation that has occurred on this project as satisfying our requirements for the standard 3-stage consultation process under 18 CFR 4.38, and are waiving the requirement to conduct second stage consultation pursuant to section 4.38(c)(4) of the Commission’s regulations, as requested by the applicant. Dated: April 25, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08790 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER19–1666–000] Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization: Terra-Gen 251 Wind, LLC This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of TerraGen 251 Wind, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is May 15, 2019. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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. Dated: April 25, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08843 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12635–002] Moriah Hydro Corporation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement On February 13, 2015, Moriah Hydro Corporation filed an application for an original major license to construct and operate its proposed 240-megawatt Mineville Energy Storage Project No. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 12635 (Mineville Project or project). The project would be located in a decommissioned subterranean mine complex 1 in the town of Moriah, Essex County, New York. No federal lands would be occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Commission’s regulations, Commission staff held public scoping meetings for the proposed Mineville Project on December 7, 2016, in Warrensburg, New York, and on December 8, 2016, in Port Henry, New York. Commission staff originally intended to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze project effects.2 However, during preparation of the EA and review of the project record, staff has determined that the Mineville Project may constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff now intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that addresses the licensing of the Mineville Project. A draft EIS will be issued and circulated for review by all interested parties. All comments filed on the draft EIS will be analyzed by the staff and considered in the final EIS. The staff’s conclusions and recommendations will be available for the Commission’s consideration in reaching its final licensing decision. The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Issue draft EIS .................... Draft EIS public meeting .... Comments on draft EIS due Commission issues final EIS. June 2019. July 2019. August 2019. February 2020. This notice informs all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns, that: (1) The Commission staff has decided to prepare an EIS addressing the licensing of the Mineville Project; and (2) the prior scoping conducted on this project by Commission staff and comments filed with the Commission on the application will be taken into account in the EIS. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Chris Millard (202) 1 The existing mine complex comprises the interconnected Old Bed Mine, Harmony Mine, and 21 Mine and pit. 2 See November 4, 2016, Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 502–8256 or christopher.millard@ ferc.gov. Dated: April 25, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08791 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–12–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–592); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC–592 (Standards of Conduct for Transmission Provider and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously published a Notice in the Federal Register on December 18, 2018 (83 FR 63818), requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by May 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0157, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC19–12–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18531 www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Standards of Conduct for Transmission Provider and Marketing Affiliates of Interstate Pipelines. OMB Control No.: 1902–0157. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–592 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information maintained and posted by the respondents to monitor the pipeline’s transportation, sales, and storage activities for its marketing affiliate to deter undue discrimination by pipeline companies in favor of their marketing affiliates. Non-affiliated shippers and other entities (e.g., state commissions) also use information to determine whether they have been harmed by affiliate preference and to prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of a complaint. 18 CFR Part 358 (Standards of Conduct) Respondents maintain and provide the information required by part 358 on their internet websites. When the Commission requires a pipeline to post information on its website following a disclosure of non-public information to its marketing affiliate, non-affiliated shippers obtain comparable access to the non-public transportation information, which allows them to compete with marketing affiliates on a more equal basis. 18 CFR 250.16, and the FERC–592 Log/ Format This form (log/format) provides the electronic formats for maintaining information on discounted transportation transactions and capacity allocation to support monitoring of activities of interstate pipeline marketing affiliates. Commission staff considers discounts given to shippers in litigated rate cases. Without this information collection: • The Commission would be unable to effectively monitor whether pipelines E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18530-18531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08791]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12635-002]


Moriah Hydro Corporation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement

    On February 13, 2015, Moriah Hydro Corporation filed an application 
for an original major license to construct and operate its proposed 
240-megawatt Mineville Energy Storage Project No.

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12635 (Mineville Project or project). The project would be located in a 
decommissioned subterranean mine complex \1\ in the town of Moriah, 
Essex County, New York. No federal lands would be occupied by the 
project works or located within the project boundary.
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    \1\ The existing mine complex comprises the interconnected Old 
Bed Mine, Harmony Mine, and 21 Mine and pit.
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    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the 
Commission's regulations, Commission staff held public scoping meetings 
for the proposed Mineville Project on December 7, 2016, in Warrensburg, 
New York, and on December 8, 2016, in Port Henry, New York. Commission 
staff originally intended to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) 
to analyze project effects.\2\ However, during preparation of the EA 
and review of the project record, staff has determined that the 
Mineville Project may constitute a major federal action significantly 
affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff now 
intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that 
addresses the licensing of the Mineville Project.
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    \2\ See November 4, 2016, Notice of Scoping Meetings and 
Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments.
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    A draft EIS will be issued and circulated for review by all 
interested parties. All comments filed on the draft EIS will be 
analyzed by the staff and considered in the final EIS. The staff's 
conclusions and recommendations will be available for the Commission's 
consideration in reaching its final licensing decision.
    The application will be processed according to the following 
schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate.

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                Milestone                           Target date
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Issue draft EIS.........................  June 2019.
Draft EIS public meeting................  July 2019.
Comments on draft EIS due...............  August 2019.
Commission issues final EIS.............  February 2020.
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    This notice informs all interested individuals, organizations, and 
agencies with environmental expertise and concerns, that: (1) The 
Commission staff has decided to prepare an EIS addressing the licensing 
of the Mineville Project; and (2) the prior scoping conducted on this 
project by Commission staff and comments filed with the Commission on 
the application will be taken into account in the EIS.
    Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Chris 
Millard (202) 502-8256 or [email protected].

    Dated: April 25, 2019.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-08791 Filed 4-30-19; 8:45 am]
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