PB Energy, Inc.; Soliciting Notices of Intent To File a License Application and Pre-Application Documents, 21766-21767 [2019-09977]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices This notice sets a deadline of 120 days from the date of this notice for interested applicants, other than the existing licensee, to file NOIs, PADs, and requests to use the traditional licensing process or alternative procedures. A potential applicant that timely files an NOI and PAD must file an application for a subsequent license no later than 18 months after the date on which it filed its NOI.7 Questions concerning this notice should be directed to Ryan Hansen at (202) 502–8074 or ryan.hansen@ ferc.gov. Dated: May 3, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09977 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1904–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Great River Hydro, LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On October 31, 2012 Great River Hydro, LLC, licensee for the Vernon Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Vernon Hydroelectric Project is located on the Connecticut River in Orange and Windsor counties, Vermont, and Grafton County, New Hampshire. The license for Project No. 1904 was issued for a period ending April 30, 2019. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on 7 18 CFR 16.25(b)(1) (2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 1904 is issued to the licensee for a period effective May1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before April 30, 2020, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise. If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that the licensee, Great River Hydro, LLC, is authorized to continue operation of the Vernon Hydroelectric Project until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. Dated: May 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10048 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 21767 Filed Date: 5/7/19. Accession Number: 201905075127. Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/28/19. Docket Numbers: RP19–1216–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—May 2019 Cleanup Filing to be effective 6/7/2019. Filed Date: 5/8/19. Accession Number: 20190508–5000. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/20/19. 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: May 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10046 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Combined Notice of Filings Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Number: PR19–59–000. Applicants: Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b),(e)/: COH Rates effective May 1, 2019 to be effective 5/1/2019. Filed Date: 5/7/19. Accession Number: 201905075067. Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/28/19. Docket Number: PR19–60–000. Applicants: ONEOK WesTex Transmission, L.L.C. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b),(e)/: OWT PR16–11–003 –004 Compliance Filing to be effective 5/1/2019. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Project No. 1892–000] Great River Hydro, LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On October 31, 2012 Great River Hydro, LLC, licensee for the Wilder Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Wilder Hydroelectric Project is located on the Connecticut River in Orange and Windsor counties, Vermont, and Grafton County, New Hampshire. The license for Project No. 1892 was issued for a period ending April 30, 2019. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21766-21767]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09977]


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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.
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    \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).
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    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 12.59-acre upper pond created by a 200-foot-long, 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.
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    \2\ 18 CFR 16.20(c) (2018).
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    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.
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    \3\ 18 CFR 16.9(b)(4) (2018.)
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    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\
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    \4\ 18 CFR 5.5 (2018).
    \5\ 18 CFR 5.6 (2018).
    \6\ 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2018).

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    This notice sets a deadline of 120 days from the date of this 
notice for interested applicants, other than the existing licensee, to 
file NOIs, PADs, and requests to use the traditional licensing process 
or alternative procedures. A potential applicant that timely files an 
NOI and PAD must file an application for a subsequent license no later 
than 18 months after the date on which it filed its NOI.\7\
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    \7\ 18 CFR 16.25(b)(1) (2018).
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    Questions concerning this notice should be directed to Ryan Hansen 
at (202) 502-8074 or [email protected].

    Dated: May 3, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-09977 Filed 5-14-19; 8:45 am]
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