Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC, 19921 [2019-09294]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices 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: May 1, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09291 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14966–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC On February 25, 2019, Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Packer-Banks Pumped Storage Project to be located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new 9,500-foot-long, 80- to 120-foot-high roller-compacted concrete and/or rock-filled dam or dike forming an upper reservoir having a surface area of 120 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 9,300 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between approximately 1,960 and 1,860 feet above mean sea level (msl); (2) a lower VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 reservoir with three different options: Option A (site 1) or B (site 2) would include a new 9,500-foot-long, 85- to 95foot-high roller-compacted concrete and/or rock-filled dam or dike forming a lower reservoir having a surface area of 120 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 9,300 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl. Option C (site 3) would include a below grade mine pit with a surface area of 200 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 10,000 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl; (3) a 5,500-foot-long tunnel and/or penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a powerhouse containing four turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 400 megawatts; (5) a transmission line connecting to an existing 230-kilovolt transmission line traversing the site; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Initial fill and make-up water for the project would come from a nearby abandoned mine drainage source. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 1,680,000 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Paul A. DiRenzo, Jr., Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC, 214 Norwegian Woods Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901; phone: 570–617–7810. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502–6736. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14966–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19921 be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14966) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: May 1, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09294 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–22–000] Commission Information Collection Activities; (FERC Form Nos. 1, 1–F, and 3–Q); Comment Request; Extensions Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of information collections and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collections, FERC Form Nos. 1 (Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others), 1–F (Annual Report for Nonmajor Public Utilities and Licensees), and 3–Q (Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies). DATES: Comments on the collections of information are due July 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–22–000) 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:// 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14966-000]


Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and 
Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; 
Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC

    On February 25, 2019, Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Packer-Banks Pumped Storage Project to be located in Carbon County, 
Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is 
to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application 
during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the 
permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise 
enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express 
permission.
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new 
9,500-foot-long, 80- to 120-foot-high roller-compacted concrete and/or 
rock-filled dam or dike forming an upper reservoir having a surface 
area of 120 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 9,300 
acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between 
approximately 1,960 and 1,860 feet above mean sea level (msl); (2) a 
lower reservoir with three different options: Option A (site 1) or B 
(site 2) would include a new 9,500-foot-long, 85- to 95-foot-high 
roller-compacted concrete and/or rock-filled dam or dike forming a 
lower reservoir having a surface area of 120 acres and a total storage 
capacity of approximately 9,300 acre-feet at a normal maximum water 
surface elevation between approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl. 
Option C (site 3) would include a below grade mine pit with a surface 
area of 200 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 10,000 
acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between 
approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl; (3) a 5,500-foot-long tunnel 
and/or penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a 
powerhouse containing four turbine-generator units with a total rated 
capacity of 400 megawatts; (5) a transmission line connecting to an 
existing 230-kilovolt transmission line traversing the site; and (6) 
appurtenant facilities. Initial fill and make-up water for the project 
would come from a nearby abandoned mine drainage source. The proposed 
project would have an annual generation of 1,680,000 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Paul A. DiRenzo, Jr., Grid Balance Hydropower, 
LLC, 214 Norwegian Woods Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901; phone: 570-617-
7810.
    FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502-6736.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications 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], (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-14966-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of the 
Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14966) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: May 1, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-09294 Filed 5-6-19; 8:45 am]
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