Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Denying Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, Commencement of Pre-Filing Process and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests: Green Lake Water Power Company, 26671-26672 [2019-12054]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 3, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–12049 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 7189–014] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Denying Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, Commencement of Pre-Filing Process and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests: Green Lake Water Power Company a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a Subsequent Minor License and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 7189–014. c. Dated Filed: April 1, 2019. d. Submitted By: Green Lake Water Power Company (Green Lake Power). e. Name of Project: Green Lake Project. f. Location: On Green Lake and Reeds Brook near the City of Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. The project occupies approximately two acres of United States lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Green Lake National Fish Hatchery. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Caroline Kleinschmidt, Green Lake Water Power Company, 120 Hatchery Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605; phone at (425) 553–6718, or email at caroline@greenlakewaterpower.com. i. FERC Contact: Dr. Nicholas Palso at (202) 502–8854 or email at nicholas .palso@ferc.gov. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 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; (b) NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920; and (c) the Maine 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 Lake Power as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Green Lake Power filed with the Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) and request to use the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP) on April 1, 2019. Green Lake Power provided public notice of its TLP request on March 28, 2019. In a letter dated May 31, 2019, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing denied Green Lake Power’s request to use the TLP. Green Lake Power must use the Integrated Licensing Process to prepare a license application for the project. 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). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26671 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–7189–014. 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: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 26672 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019. Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Ellsworth City Hall, Council Chamber Room, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Phone: (207) 667–2563. Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Ellsworth City Hall, Council Chamber Room, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Phone: (207) 667–2563. 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 Wednesday, June 26, 2019, starting at 10:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the Green Lake Project powerhouse, located at 120 Hatchery Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (the powerhouse is on the right as you enter the Green Lake National Fish Hatchery). The site review will require a half-mile round-trip walk to see all of the project facilities. If you plan to attend the environmental site review, please contact Caroline Kleinschmidt of Green Lake Power at (425) 553–6718, or via email at caroline@greenlakewater power.com on or before June 24, 2019, and indicate how many participants will be attending with you. For any questions concerning the environmental site visit please contact Caroline Kleinschmidt. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 record of the project. Dated: May 31, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–12054 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–52–000] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Lockridge Extension Pipeline Project Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Lockridge Extension Pipeline Project proposed by Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC (Natural) in the above-referenced docket. Natural requests authorization pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and part 157 of the Commission’s regulations seeking authorization to construct, operate, and maintain facilities in Ward, Reeves, and Pecos Counties, Texas to directly connect Natural to the Waha Hub and transport up to 500 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to the Trans Pecos Pipeline header at the Waha Hub. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of construction and operation of the Lockridge Extension Pipeline Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with the mitigation measures, would not PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The proposed project includes the following facilities: • Approximately 16.84 miles of new 30-inch-diameter pipeline; • installation of ancillary piping and valves to interconnect the new pipeline extension; • relocation of a 30-inch-diameter pig receiver to the southern terminus of the proposed pipeline extension; and • installation of a new bidirectional interconnect and appurtenant facilities at the southern terminus of the proposed pipeline extension. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the Project area. The EA is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov), on the Environmental Documents page (https://www.ferc.gov/ industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). In addition, the EA may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on the FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp), click on General Search, and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–52). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the EA’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on this project, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 1, 2019. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 110 (Friday, June 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26671-26672]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12054]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 7189-014]


Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-
Application Document (PAD), Denying Use of the Traditional Licensing 
Process, Commencement of Pre-Filing Process and Scoping; Request for 
Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues 
and Associated Study Requests: Green Lake Water Power Company

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a Subsequent Minor License and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing 
Process.
    b. Project No.: 7189-014.
    c. Dated Filed: April 1, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Green Lake Water Power Company (Green Lake Power).
    e. Name of Project: Green Lake Project.
    f. Location: On Green Lake and Reeds Brook near the City of 
Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. The project occupies approximately 
two acres of United States lands administered by the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service's Green Lake National Fish Hatchery.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Caroline Kleinschmidt, Green Lake 
Water Power Company, 120 Hatchery Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605; phone at 
(425) 553-6718, or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Dr. Nicholas Palso at (202) 502-8854 or email at 
nicholas .[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; (b) NOAA Fisheries under 
section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920; and (c) 
the Maine 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 Lake Power as the 
Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, 
section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation 
Act.
    m. Green Lake Power filed with the Commission a Pre-Application 
Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) and 
request to use the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP) on April 1, 
2019. Green Lake Power provided public notice of its TLP request on 
March 28, 2019. In a letter dated May 31, 2019, the Director of the 
Division of Hydropower Licensing denied Green Lake Power's request to 
use the TLP. Green Lake Power must use the Integrated Licensing Process 
to prepare a license application for the project.
    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). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    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 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-7189-014.
    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:

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Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019.
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Ellsworth City Hall, Council Chamber Room, 1 City Hall 
Plaza, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
    Phone: (207) 667-2563.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Ellsworth City Hall, Council Chamber Room, 1 City Hall 
Plaza, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
    Phone: (207) 667-2563.

    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 Wednesday, June 26, 2019, starting at 
10:00 a.m. All participants should meet at the Green Lake Project 
powerhouse, located at 120 Hatchery Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (the 
powerhouse is on the right as you enter the Green Lake National Fish 
Hatchery). The site review will require a half-mile round-trip walk to 
see all of the project facilities.
    If you plan to attend the environmental site review, please contact 
Caroline Kleinschmidt of Green Lake Power at (425) 553-6718, or via 
email at [email protected] on or before June 24, 2019, 
and indicate how many participants will be attending with you. For any 
questions concerning the environmental site visit please contact 
Caroline Kleinschmidt.

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 record of the project.

    Dated: May 31, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-12054 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]
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