New York Power Authority; 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, 27774-27775 [2019-12584]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 27774 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / Notices collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) Evaluation Protocol. OMB Control Number: 1840–0825. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 50. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,110. Abstract: In October 2015, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), UMass Boston received a five-year cooperative agreement from the Office of Postsecondary Education to serve as the National Coordinating Center (NCC) for colleges and universities implementing inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual disabilities, including 25 newly-funded model demonstration projects aimed at creating inclusive comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities known as Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSIDs). To reduce respondent burden, the NCC has streamlined and simplified the previously approved evaluation system for the TPSID programs. The NCC will enhance the collection and analyses of longitudinal follow up data from the new 25 TPSID model programs via an already developed and previously OMB approved evaluation system for the TPSID programs. The revised data collection system is part of an evaluation effort. The system will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 collect program data at the institutions from TPSID program staff via an online, secure data management system. To reduce respondent burden, the NCC has streamlined and simplified the previously approved evaluation system for the TPSID programs. The NCC will enhance the collection and analyses of longitudinal follow up data from the new 25 TPSID model programs via an already developed and previously OMB approved evaluation system for the TPSID programs. The revised data collection system is part of an evaluation effort. The system will collect program data at the institutions from TPSID program staff via an online, secure data management system. Dated: June 11, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–12599 Filed 6–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4678–052; Project No. 4679– 049] New York Power Authority; 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: Notices of Intent to File License Applications for New Licenses and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project Nos.: 4678–052 and 4679– 049. c. Dated Filed: May 3, 2019. d. Submitted By: New York Power Authority. e. Name of Project: Crescent Hydroelectric Project (P–4678–052) and Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Project (P– 4679–049). f. Location: Both projects are located on the lower Mohawk River. The Crescent Project is located at river mile 4 of the Mohawk River in Saratoga, Albany, and Schenectady Counties, New York. The Vischer Ferry Project is located at river mile 10 of the Mohawk River, in Albany and Schenectady Counties, New York. The projects do not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 h. Potential Applicant Contact: Tara Groom, New York Power Authority, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207. Phone: (518) 433–6748 or email at CVF.Relicensing@nypa.gov. i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan at (202) 502–8278 or email at jody.callihan@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 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 State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, 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 New York Power Authority as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. New York Power Authority 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 FERCONline Support@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. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission’s staff 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 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–4678–052 (for the Crescent Hydroelectric Project) and/or P–4679– 049 (for the Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Project). 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 by August 9, 2019. 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. Nevertheless, this meeting 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 projects at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn (Whitney/Travers Room), 30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, New York, 12065. Phone: (518) 371–7777. Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019. Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn (Whitney/Travers Room), 30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, New York, 12065. Phone: (518) 371–7777. Scoping Document 1 (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 potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct site visits of the projects on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, starting at 9:30 a.m. All participants should meet in the parking lot of the Crescent Hydroelectric Project, located at 60 Cohoes Crescent Rd., Cohoes, NY 12047 (Latitude 42.8056/ Longitude–73.7227. We will conduct the site visit for the Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Project after the Crescent Project site visit. All participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visits should contact Tara Groom of the New York State Power Authority at (518) 433–6748. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27775 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) 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 projects. Dated: June 10, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–12584 Filed 6–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2633–036; ER10–2717–036; ER10–2309–005; ER18–1960–001; ER10–1626–011. Applicants: Birchwood Power Partners, L.P., EFS Parlin Holdings LLC, Elwood Energy, LLC, Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC, Tenaska Virginia Partners, LP. Description: Notice of Change in Status of Birchwood Power Partners, L.P., et al. Filed Date: 6/7/19. Accession Number: 20190607–5150. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/28/19. Docket Numbers: ER11–2774–004. Applicants: Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Generation Marketing, Inc., Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell, LLC, Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Dominion Resources Services, Inc., on behalf of Virginia Electric and Power Company, et al. Filed Date: 6/7/19. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 4678-052; Project No. 4679-049]


New York Power Authority; 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: Notices of Intent to File License Applications 
for New Licenses and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project Nos.: 4678-052 and 4679-049.
    c. Dated Filed: May 3, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: New York Power Authority.
    e. Name of Project: Crescent Hydroelectric Project (P-4678-052) and 
Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Project (P-4679-049).
    f. Location: Both projects are located on the lower Mohawk River. 
The Crescent Project is located at river mile 4 of the Mohawk River in 
Saratoga, Albany, and Schenectady Counties, New York. The Vischer Ferry 
Project is located at river mile 10 of the Mohawk River, in Albany and 
Schenectady Counties, New York. The projects do not occupy federal 
lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Tara Groom, New York Power 
Authority, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207. Phone: (518) 433-
6748 or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan at (202) 502-8278 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 State Historic 
Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, 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 New York Power Authority as 
the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. New York Power Authority 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). 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.

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    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff 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-4678-052 (for the Crescent Hydroelectric 
Project) and/or P-4679-049 (for the Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric 
Project).
    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 by August 9, 2019.
    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. Nevertheless, this meeting 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 projects at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting 
will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, 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:

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn (Whitney/Travers Room), 30 Clifton 
Country Road, Clifton Park, New York, 12065.
    Phone: (518) 371-7777.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn (Whitney/Travers Room), 30 Clifton 
Country Road, Clifton Park, New York, 12065.
    Phone: (518) 371-7777.
    Scoping Document 1 (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 potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct site 
visits of the projects on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, starting at 9:30 
a.m. All participants should meet in the parking lot of the Crescent 
Hydroelectric Project, located at 60 Cohoes Crescent Rd., Cohoes, NY 
12047 (Latitude 42.8056/Longitude-73.7227. We will conduct the site 
visit for the Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Project after the Crescent 
Project site visit. All participants are responsible for their own 
transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visits should 
contact Tara Groom of the New York State Power Authority at (518) 433-
6748.

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 projects.

    Dated: June 10, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-12584 Filed 6-13-19; 8:45 am]
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