Moriah Hydro LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mineville Energy Storage Project and Intention To Hold Public Meetings, 29509-29510 [2019-13342]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Notices f. Location: The project is located on the Black River, in the Township of Hatfield, in Jackson and Clarke counties, Wisconsin. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Dwight Bowler, Midwest Hydraulic Company, LLC, c/o Black River Partners, 813 Jefferson Hill Road, Nassau, New York (518) 766–2753. i. FERC Contact: Mr. Mark Pawlowski, (202) 502–6052, mark.pawlowski@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, is 15 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. All documents may be filed electronically via the internet. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. 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. Please include the project number (P–10805–059) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed. k. Description of Request: The licensee must lower the water surface elevation of the project’s 2.4-mile-long power canal by approximately 13 feet from its normal water surface elevation to make repairs to the canal embankment. Article 401 of the project license requires the licensee to maintain the water surface elevation of the power canal at 879.0 ± 0.1 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The licensee proposes a drawdown rate of 0.5 feet per day and would be expected to take about 26 days. The refill of the power canal is estimated to occur in winter or spring of 2020. 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/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 29509 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. m. Comments: Anyone may submit comments in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. Any comments must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. n. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; and (3) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments should relate to project works which are the subject of this application. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Woodland Pulp’s Operation Plan and modified and approved its Evaluation Plan.2 The April 26, 2019 Order requires Woodland Pulp to remove the hydraulic blockage at the West Grand Dam fishway within 45 days from the date of issuance to allow fish passage for all migratory species. On May 24, 2019, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Department of Marine Resources, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection filed a motion for stay of the April 26, 2019 Order. The motion requests a 60-day stay of the April 26, 2019 Order to allow additional time for the state agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe to consult regarding fish passage at West Grand Dam. On June 5, 2019, Woodland Pulp notified the Commission that it had removed the hydraulic blockage at the West Grand Dam. Accordingly, the relief sought by the Maine agencies is rendered moot and the request for stay is dismissed. This notice constitutes final agency action. Requests for rehearing of this dismissal must be filed within 30 days, pursuant to section 313(a) of the Federal Power Act and section 385.713 of the Commission’s regulations, 18 CFR 385.713 (2018). Dated: June 18, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13319 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] Dated: June 17, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2019–13347 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Project No. 12635–002—New York] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project Nos. 2618–030; 2618–031] Woodland Pulp LLC; Notice Dismissing Request for Stay as Moot On March 22, 2017, Woodland Pulp LLC (Woodland Pulp), licensee for the West Branch Storage Project No. 2618, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) a Fishway Operation and Maintenance Plan (Operation Plan) and a Fishway Evaluation Plan (Evaluation Plan) under Articles 409 and 410 of the project license, respectively.1 On April 26, 2019, Commission staff denied 1 Woodland Pulp LLC, 154 FERC ¶ 62,175 (2016) (Order Issuing New License). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Moriah Hydro LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mineville Energy Storage Project and Intention To Hold Public Meetings In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for license for the proposed Mineville Energy Storage Project (FERC No. 12635) and has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project. The proposed project would be located in a decommissioned 2 Woodland E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM Pulp LLC, 167 FERC ¶ 62,065 (2019). 24JNN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 29510 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Notices subterranean mine complex in the Town of Moriah, Essex County, New York. No federal lands would be occupied by project works or located within the project boundary. The draft EIS contains staff’s evaluations of the applicant’s proposal and the alternatives for licensing the proposed Mineville Energy Storage Project. The draft EIS documents the views of governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the license applicant, and Commission staff. A copy of the draft EIS is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, or may 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). 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, contact FERC Online Support. All comments must be filed by August 19, 2019. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments 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. 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–12635–002. Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft EIS (18 CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified above.1 You do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. In addition to or in lieu of sending written comments, you are invited to attend public meetings that will be held to receive comments on the draft EIS. The daytime meeting will focus on 1 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 resource agency and non-governmental organization input, while the evening meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals and entities may attend one or both of the public meetings. The times and locations of the meetings are as follows: Daytime Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m. (Local Time). Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 5 Sub-Office, Conference Room A, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, New York 12885. Evening Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. (Local Time). Location: Moriah Central School Auditorium, Moriah Central School, 39 Viking Lane, Port Henry, New York 12974. At these meetings, resource agency personnel and other interested persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments and recommendations regarding the draft EIS. The meetings will be recorded by a court reporter, and all statements (verbal and written) will become part of the Commission’s public record for the project. These meetings are posted on the Commission’s calendar located at http://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. For further information, please contact Christopher Millard at (202) 502–8256 or at christopher.millard@ ferc.gov. Dated: June 18, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13342 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1235–000] City of Radford; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On May 30, 2017, the City of Radford, licensee for the Municipal Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Municipal Hydroelectric Project is located on the Little River near the City of Radford in Montgomery and Pulaski counties, Virginia. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The license for Project No. 1235 was issued for a period ending May 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 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. 1235 is issued to the licensee for a period effective June 1, 2019 through May 31, 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 May 31, 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, City of Radford, is authorized to continue operation of the Municipal Hydroelectric Project until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. Dated: June 18, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13341 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 121 (Monday, June 24, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12635-002--New York]


Moriah Hydro LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mineville Energy 
Storage Project and Intention To Hold Public Meetings

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) 
regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has 
reviewed the application for license for the proposed Mineville Energy 
Storage Project (FERC No. 12635) and has prepared a draft environmental 
impact statement (EIS) for the project. The proposed project would be 
located in a decommissioned

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subterranean mine complex in the Town of Moriah, Essex County, New 
York. No federal lands would be occupied by project works or located 
within the project boundary.
    The draft EIS contains staff's evaluations of the applicant's 
proposal and the alternatives for licensing the proposed Mineville 
Energy Storage Project. The draft EIS documents the views of 
governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, affected Indian 
tribes, the public, the license applicant, and Commission staff.
    A copy of the draft EIS is available for review at the Commission 
in the Public Reference Room, or may 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online 
Support at [email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY).
    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, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    All comments must be filed by August 19, 2019.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments 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. 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-12635-002.
    Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft EIS (18 
CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified 
above.\1\ You do not need intervenor status to have your comments 
considered.
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    \1\ Interventions may also be filed electronically via the 
internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing 
comments electronically.
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    In addition to or in lieu of sending written comments, you are 
invited to attend public meetings that will be held to receive comments 
on the draft EIS. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency and 
non-governmental organization input, while the evening meeting is 
primarily for public input. All interested individuals and entities may 
attend one or both of the public meetings. The times and locations of 
the meetings are as follows:

Daytime Meeting

    Date and Time: Tuesday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m. (Local Time).
    Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 
Region 5 Sub-Office, Conference Room A, 232 Golf Course Road, 
Warrensburg, New York 12885.

Evening Meeting

    Date and Time: Tuesday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. (Local Time).
    Location: Moriah Central School Auditorium, Moriah Central School, 
39 Viking Lane, Port Henry, New York 12974.
    At these meetings, resource agency personnel and other interested 
persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments 
and recommendations regarding the draft EIS. The meetings will be 
recorded by a court reporter, and all statements (verbal and written) 
will become part of the Commission's public record for the project. 
These meetings are posted on the Commission's calendar located at 
http://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other 
related information.
    For further information, please contact Christopher Millard at 
(202) 502-8256 or at [email protected].

    Dated: June 18, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-13342 Filed 6-21-19; 8:45 am]
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