Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 25799-25800 [2019-11596]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC proposes to issue a lease for the construction and operation of a non-project, residential marina within the project boundary that would serve the Timber Bay Property Owner’s Association (Timber Bay Marina). Timber Bay Marina would occupy 1.43 acres of project lands and waters and would include 56 boat docking locations (i.e., four cluster docks with six double slips and two end ties each). The marina proposal includes approximately 430 feet of riprap to be installed as shoreline stabilization. l. Locations of the Application: 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. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: May 22, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–11606 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3025–029] Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a Subsequent License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 3025–029. c. Dated Filed: March 29, 2019. d. Submitted By: Green Mountain Power Corporation (Green Mountain Power). e. Name of Project: Kelley’s Falls Project. f. Location: On the Piscataquog River in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The project does not occupy any federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jason Lisai, Director of Generation Operations, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446; phone at (802) 655–8723, or email at Jason.Lisai@greenmountainpower.com. i. FERC Contact: Patrick Crile at (202) 502–8042 or email at patrick.crile@ ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25799 with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR part 402; and (b) the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Green Mountain Power as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. m. Green Mountain Power filed with the Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website (http:// www.ferc.gov), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). Copies are also available by request from Mr. John Greenan of Green Mountain Power at (802) 770–2195 or via email at John.Greenan@ greenmountainpower.com. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission staff’s Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 25800 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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. 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–3025–029. All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so within 60 days of the date of this notice. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. The scoping process will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribe, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019. Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: New Hampshire Institute of Politics Auditorium, Saint Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Goffstown, NH 03102. Phone: (603) 641–7000. Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: New Hampshire Institute of Politics Auditorium, Saint Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Goffstown, NH 03102. Phone: (603) 641–7000. SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Environmental Site Review The licensee and Commission staff will conduct an environmental site review of the project on Thursday, June 27, 2019, starting at 1:00 p.m. All participants should meet at the project’s powerhouse, located at 10 Electric St., Manchester, NH 03102. If you plan to attend the environmental site review, please contact Katie Sellers of Kleinschmidt Associates at (207) 416–1218, or via email at Katie.Sellers@ kleinschmidtgroup.com on or before June 24, 2019, and indicate how many participants will be attending with you. Green Mountain Power’s safety policies require that participants wear steel-toed safety shoes to enter the powerhouse. Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n of this document. Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the project. Dated: May 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–11596 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL19–77–000] Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company v. Southwest Power Pool, Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on May 24, 2019, pursuant to sections 206, 306 and 309 of the Federal Power Act, 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), Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E or Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP or Respondent) requesting that the Commission rules, that if SPP requires OG&E to refund revenue credits for use of transmission facilities that OG&E sponsored during a historical period of approximately five and one half years from April, 2010 to September, 2015, it would violate its contractual commitments and tariff obligations to OG&E, and orders that SPP not seek refunds or unwind those payments, all as more fully explained in the complaint. OG&E certifies that copies of the complaint were 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 E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 4, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3025-029]


Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of Intent To File 
License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (Pad), 
Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments 
on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and 
Associated Study Requests

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a Subsequent License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 3025-029.
    c. Dated Filed: March 29, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Green Mountain Power Corporation (Green Mountain 
Power).
    e. Name of Project: Kelley's Falls Project.
    f. Location: On the Piscataquog River in Hillsborough County, New 
Hampshire. The project does not occupy any federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Jason Lisai, Director of Generation 
Operations, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 163 Acorn Lane, 
Colchester, VT 05446; phone at (802) 655-8723, or email at 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Patrick Crile at (202) 502-8042 or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under 
section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency 
regulations thereunder at 50 CFR part 402; and (b) the New Hampshire 
State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act and the implementing regulations of 
the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating Green Mountain Power as the 
Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and section 
305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
    m. Green Mountain Power filed with the Commission a Pre-Application 
Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), 
pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website 
(http://www.ferc.gov), using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket 
number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to 
access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). Copies are also available by request from Mr. John Greenan 
of Green Mountain Power at (802) 770-2195 or via email at 
[email protected].
    Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission staff's Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests

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should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all 
comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating 
agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff 
related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with 
the Commission.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
all documents 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]. 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-3025-029.
    All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: 
``Comments on Pre-Application Document,'' ``Study Requests,'' 
``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' ``Request for Cooperating Agency 
Status,'' or ``Communications to and from Commission Staff.'' Any 
individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, 
commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating 
status must do so within 60 days of the date of this notice.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. The scoping process will satisfy the 
NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is 
issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will 
focus on resource agency, Indian tribe, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: New Hampshire Institute of Politics Auditorium, Saint 
Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Goffstown, NH 03102.
    Phone: (603) 641-7000.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: New Hampshire Institute of Politics Auditorium, Saint 
Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Goffstown, NH 03102.
    Phone: (603) 641-7000.
    SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the 
environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on 
the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions for accessing 
information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a 
Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised 
process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified 
through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Review

    The licensee and Commission staff will conduct an environmental 
site review of the project on Thursday, June 27, 2019, starting at 1:00 
p.m. All participants should meet at the project's powerhouse, located 
at 10 Electric St., Manchester, NH 03102.
    If you plan to attend the environmental site review, please contact 
Katie Sellers of Kleinschmidt Associates at (207) 416-1218, or via 
email at [email protected] on or before June 24, 
2019, and indicate how many participants will be attending with you. 
Green Mountain Power's safety policies require that participants wear 
steel-toed safety shoes to enter the powerhouse.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and 
identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
included in item n of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public records of the project.

    Dated: May 28, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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