Sugar River II, LLC; Notice Soliciting Pre-Application Documents and Notices of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application, 21765-21766 [2019-09975]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices assumptions of liability, is May 29, 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: May 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10038 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL19–75–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES EDF Renewables, Inc., Enel Green Power North America, Inc., NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, Southern Power Company v. Southwest Power Pool, Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on May 9, 2019, pursuant to sections 206, 306 and 309 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e, 825e and 825h and Rule 206 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), 18 CFR 385.206 (2019), EDF Renewables, Inc., Enel Green Power North America, Inc., NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and Southern Power Company (collectively, Joint VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 Complainants) filed a formal complaint against Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP or Respondent) alleging that SPP has failed to implement Attachment Z2 of the SPP Tariff. The Complaint requests that the Commission order relief under Attachment Z2 of the SPP Tariff, all as more fully explained in the complaint. Complainants certify that a copy of the Complaint was served on the contacts for SPP 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 Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 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 Respondent’s 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 29, 2019. Dated: May 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10047 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21765 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 10934–000] Sugar River II, LLC; Notice Soliciting Pre-Application Documents and Notices of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application On May 24, 2016, William B. Ruger, Jr., the then licensee for the Sugar River II Project No. 10934 (project) filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for a subsequent license for the project.1 The existing license for the project expires on April 30, 2021.2 On October 6, 2016, Commission staff approved the use of the traditional licensing process to develop the license application, and on October 7, 2016, Commission staff issued a public notice of Mr. Ruger’s NOI. Pursuant to section 16.20(c) of the Commission’s regulations, an existing licensee with a minor license not subject to sections 14 and 15 of the Federal Power Act must file an application for a subsequent license at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the current license, which with respect to the Sugar River II Project, was April 30, 2019.3 On April 30, 2019, the current licensee, Sugar River Hydro II, LLC,4 filed a letter stating that it is not filing an application to relicense the project. Pursuant to section 16.25(a) of the Commission’s regulations, when an existing licensee, having previously filed an NOI to file a subsequent license for a project, subsequently does not file a license application, the Commission must solicit applications from potential applicants other than the existing licensee.5 Any party interested in filing a license application or exemption (i.e., a potential applicant) for the project must file an NOI and pre-application document within 90 days from the date of this notice.6 While the integrated 1 18 CFR 16.19(b) (2018). license for the project was issued with an effective date of May 1, 1991, for a term of 30 years. William B. Ruger, 55 FERC ¶ 62,118 (1991). 3 18 CFR 16.20(c) (2018). 4 On January 26, 2017, the Commission approved a transfer of the license for the project from William B. Ruger to Sugar River Hydro II, LLC. William B. Ruger, Jr. and Sugar River Hydro II, LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 62,053 (2017). 5 18 CFR 16.25(a) (2018). 6 Pursuant to section 16.24(b)(2) of the Commission’s regulations, the existing licensee, Sugar River Hydro II, LLC, is prohibited from filing an application for a subsequent license or exemption for the project, either individually or in conjunction with other entities. 18 CFR 16.24(b)(2) (2018). 2 The E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 21766 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices licensing process is the default process for preparing an application for a subsequent license, a potential applicant may request to use alternative licensing procedures when it files its NOI.7 An application for a subsequent license or exemption for the Sugar River II Project No. 10934 must be filed within 18 months of the date of filing the NOI. Questions concerning the process for filing an NOI should be directed to Michael Watts at 202–502–6123 or michael.watts@ferc.gov. Dated: May 8, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09975 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. EL19–72–000, QF90–73–010] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES EF Kenilworth LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on May 6, 2019, pursuant to section 292.205(c) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 292.205(c)(2018) implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), as amended, EF Kenilworth LLC (Petitioner) filed a petition for declaratory order requesting a waiver of the efficiency and operating standards for its qualifying cogeneration facility located at the Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. manufacturing and processing facility in Kenilworth, New Jersey for calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020 due to a decrease in steam consumption by the Kenilworth Facility’s thermal host, as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in this proceeding must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. 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. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion 7 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. 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 proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for 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 June 5, 2019. Dated: May 8, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09974 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission PB Energy, Inc.; Soliciting Notices of Intent To File a License Application and Pre-Application Documents The current license for PB Energy, Inc.’s (PB Energy) Dry Spruce Bay Project No. 1432 was issued on June 11, 1990, for a term of 30 years, ending June 1, 2020.1 The 75-kilowatt (kW) project is located on an unnamed creek near Port Bailey in the Kodiak Island Borough of Alaska. The project occupies 44 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The principal project works consist of: (1) A 920-foot-long, 50-foot-wide ditch diverting water from an unnamed stream to an upper pond; (2) a 12.59acre upper pond created by a 200-footlong, 50-foot-wide, 5-foot-high earthen dam with a spillway and a 200-footlong overflow ditch; (3) a short metal flume and a 275-foot-long, 12-inch-diameter wood stave pipe conveying water from the upper pond to the lower pond; (4) a 1000-foot-long, 50-foot-wide ditch diverting water from an unnamed stream to the lower pond; (5) a 2.2-acre lower pond created by a 200-foot-long, 50-foot-wide, 5-foot-high earthen dam; (6) a 6,772- foot-long PVC and steel penstock conveying water from the lower pond to the powerhouse; (7) a steel powerhouse with a 75-kilowatt Pelton turbine; (8) a short transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. At least 24 months before the expiration of a license for a minor water power project in which sections 14 and 15 of the Federal Power Act were waived, the Commission’s regulations require the licensee to file with the Commission an application for a subsequent license.2 Accordingly, the licensee was required to file a subsequent license application by June 1, 2018. On May 30, 2018, PB Energy filed an application for a subsequent license for the Dry Spruce Bay Project. However, on May, 1, 2019, Commission staff rejected PB Energy’s license application for failing to cure deficiencies and respond to additional information requests. If the Commission rejects or dismisses a subsequent license application, the licensee may not refile the application after the deadline to file (i.e., June 1, 2018).3 Because the only timely-filed license application has been dismissed, the Commission is soliciting applications from other potential applicants for the project. Any party interested in filing a license application for the Dry Spruce Bay Project No. 1432 must first file a notice of intent (NOI) 4 and pre-application document (PAD) 5 pursuant to Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations. Although the integrated licensing process (ILP) is the default pre-filing process, section 5.3(b) of the Commission’s regulations allows a potential license applicant to request to use the traditional licensing process or alternative procedures when it files its NOI.6 2 18 1 Wards Cove Packing Co., 51 FERC ¶ 62,228 (1990). The license was transferred to PB Energy in 2010. Port Bailey Wild Enterprises, LLC PB Energy, Inc., 133 FERC ¶ 62,214 (2010). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR 16.20(c) (2018). CFR 16.9(b)(4) (2018.) 4 18 CFR 5.5 (2018). 5 18 CFR 5.6 (2018). 6 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2018). 3 18 E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21765-21766]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09975]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 10934-000]


Sugar River II, LLC; Notice Soliciting Pre-Application Documents 
and Notices of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application

    On May 24, 2016, William B. Ruger, Jr., the then licensee for the 
Sugar River II Project No. 10934 (project) filed a Notice of Intent 
(NOI) to file an application for a subsequent license for the 
project.\1\ The existing license for the project expires on April 30, 
2021.\2\ On October 6, 2016, Commission staff approved the use of the 
traditional licensing process to develop the license application, and 
on October 7, 2016, Commission staff issued a public notice of Mr. 
Ruger's NOI.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 16.19(b) (2018).
    \2\ The license for the project was issued with an effective 
date of May 1, 1991, for a term of 30 years. William B. Ruger, 55 
FERC ] 62,118 (1991).
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    Pursuant to section 16.20(c) of the Commission's regulations, an 
existing licensee with a minor license not subject to sections 14 and 
15 of the Federal Power Act must file an application for a subsequent 
license at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the current 
license, which with respect to the Sugar River II Project, was April 
30, 2019.\3\ On April 30, 2019, the current licensee, Sugar River Hydro 
II, LLC,\4\ filed a letter stating that it is not filing an application 
to relicense the project.
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    \3\ 18 CFR 16.20(c) (2018).
    \4\ On January 26, 2017, the Commission approved a transfer of 
the license for the project from William B. Ruger to Sugar River 
Hydro II, LLC. William B. Ruger, Jr. and Sugar River Hydro II, LLC, 
158 FERC ] 62,053 (2017).
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    Pursuant to section 16.25(a) of the Commission's regulations, when 
an existing licensee, having previously filed an NOI to file a 
subsequent license for a project, subsequently does not file a license 
application, the Commission must solicit applications from potential 
applicants other than the existing licensee.\5\ Any party interested in 
filing a license application or exemption (i.e., a potential applicant) 
for the project must file an NOI and pre-application document within 90 
days from the date of this notice.\6\ While the integrated

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licensing process is the default process for preparing an application 
for a subsequent license, a potential applicant may request to use 
alternative licensing procedures when it files its NOI.\7\ An 
application for a subsequent license or exemption for the Sugar River 
II Project No. 10934 must be filed within 18 months of the date of 
filing the NOI.
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    \5\ 18 CFR 16.25(a) (2018).
    \6\ Pursuant to section 16.24(b)(2) of the Commission's 
regulations, the existing licensee, Sugar River Hydro II, LLC, is 
prohibited from filing an application for a subsequent license or 
exemption for the project, either individually or in conjunction 
with other entities. 18 CFR 16.24(b)(2) (2018).
    \7\ 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2018).
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    Questions concerning the process for filing an NOI should be 
directed to Michael Watts at 202-502-6123 or [email protected].

    Dated: May 8, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-09975 Filed 5-14-19; 8:45 am]
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