Great River Hydro, LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation, 21770-21771 [2019-10043]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 21770 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices Applicants: Mitsui Bussan Commodities, Ltd. Description: Compliance filing: Application for Market Based Rate to be effective 8/19/2019. Filed Date: 5/8/19. Accession Number: 20190508–5111. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/29/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1807–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Termination of Invenergy Solar E&P Agreement to be effective 7/29/2019. Filed Date: 5/8/19. Accession Number: 20190508–5112. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/29/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1808–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., American Electric Power Service Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2019–05–09_Rate Schedule 53_Duke IMTCo Revenue Distribution Agreement to be effective 6/1/2019. Filed Date: 5/9/19. Accession Number: 20190509–5019. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/30/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1809–000. 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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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2019–10045 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1855–000] Great River Hydro, LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On October 31, 2012 Great River Hydro, LLC, licensee for the Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project is located on the Connecticut River in Windham County, VT and Cheshire County, NH. The license for Project No. 1855 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 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 E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices 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. 1855 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 Bellows Falls 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. 2019–10043 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Falcon and Amistad Projects—Rate Order No. WAPA–186 Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of rate order extending firm power formula rate. AGENCY: The Under Secretary of Energy approves, on an interim basis, the extension of the existing Falcon and Amistad Projects’ (Projects) firm power formula rate through June 7, 2024 and will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The existing firm power formula rate is set to expire June 7, 2019. This rate extension makes no change to the existing formula rate. DATES: The firm power formula rate will be placed into effect on an interim basis June 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven R. Johnson, Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Manager, CRSP Management Center, Western Area Power Administration, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; (970) 252–3000; email johnsons@ jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 wapa.gov, or Mr. Thomas Hackett, Rates Manager, CRSP Management Center, (801) 524–5503 or email hackett@ wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00B, effective November 19, 2016, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) Administrator; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, or to remand or disapprove such rates, to FERC. In Delegation Order No. 00–002.00Q, effective November 1, 2018, the Secretary of Energy also delegated to the Under Secretary of Energy the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on an interim basis power and transmission rates for WAPA. This extension is issued in accordance with the Delegation Order and DOE rate extension procedures at 10 CFR 903.23(a). The Falcon and Amistad Dams are features of international water storage projects located on the Rio Grande between Texas and Mexico. Under the terms of Contract No. 7–07–50–P0890, dated August 9, 1977, as amended (Contract), WAPA markets the power from these dams to South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (STEC). The firm power formula rate for the Projects was approved by the Federal Power Commission, predecessor of FERC, in Docket No. E–9566 on August 12, 1977 (59 FPC 1653), for a 5-year period effective on the date of initial operation of Amistad Power Plant, June 8, 1983.1 WAPA calculates the annual installment to be paid by STEC for the power generated at the Falcon and Amistad power plants on or before August 31 of the year preceding the fiscal year to which it pertains, and identifies this amount in a rate schedule. WAPA uses each annual installment to pay the annual amortized portion of the United States’ investment in the Falcon and Amistad hydroelectric facilities, with interest, and the associated operation, maintenance, and administrative costs. This repayment schedule is not dependent upon the power and energy made available for sale or the rate of generation each year. STEC, as the sole customer that takes 1 FERC subsequently approved multiple 5-year rate extensions of the same formula rate, most recently on April 9, 2015, in Docket No. EF14–9– 000, which extended the rate through June 7, 2019 (151 FERC ¶ 62,027). PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21771 service from the Projects, submitted a letter in support of this rate extension. Following DOE’s review of WAPA’s proposal,2 I hereby approve Rate Order No. WAPA–186 on an interim basis, which extends, without adjustment, the Projects’ firm power formula rate through June 7, 2024. Rate Order No. WAPA–186 will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis. Dated: May 8, 2019. Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY UNDER SECRETARY In the matter of: Western Area Power Administration Extension for Falcon and Amistad Projects’ Firm Power Formula Rate) Rate Order No. WAPA–186 ORDER CONFIRMING, APPROVING, AND PLACING THE FALCON AND AMISTAD PROJECTS’ FIRM POWER FORMULA RATE INTO EFFECT ON AN INTERIM BASIS This Rate Order extends a firm power formula rate. The extension is undertaken pursuant to section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152), which transferred to, and vested in, the Secretary of Energy the power marketing functions of the Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation, under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)), and specifically includes ‘‘the transmission and disposition of the electric power and energy generated at Falcon Dam and Amistad Dam, international storage reservoir projects on the Rio Grande, pursuant to the Act of June 18, 1954, as amended by the Act of December 23, 1963.’’ By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00B, effective November 19, 2016, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) the authority to develop power and transmission rates to the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA); (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect such rates on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, or to remand or disapprove such rates, to the Federal Energy Regulatory 2 WAPA’s proposal was published on December 26, 2018 (83 FR 66,257). 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21770-21771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-10043]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1855-000]


Great River Hydro, LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued 
Project Operation

    On October 31, 2012 Great River Hydro, LLC, licensee for the 
Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New 
License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission's 
regulations thereunder. The Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project is 
located on the Connecticut River in Windham County, VT and Cheshire 
County, NH.
    The license for Project No. 1855 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 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

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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. 1855 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 Bellows Falls 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. 2019-10043 Filed 5-14-19; 8:45 am]
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