Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene; InPipe Energy, 31311-31312 [2019-13934]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 / Notices intervention because they allege that the Authority failed to demonstrate an interest that may be directly affected by the outcome of the proceeding or that the Authority’s participation is in the public interest.3 In its March 15, 2019 response, the Authority states that it is an agent for the five municipalities that surround Candlewood Lake and act on their behalf on matters related to lake, shoreline, and watershed management to foster the preservation and enhancement of recreational, economic, scenic, public safety, and environmental values of Candlewood Lake.4 Pursuant to Rule 214(c)(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, if an answer in opposition to a timely motion to intervene is filed within 15 days after the motion to intervene is filed, the movant becomes a party only when the motion is expressly granted.5 The Authority has an interest in the potential project impacts on Candlewood Lake. Therefore, the Authority’s motion to intervene is granted. Dated: June 25, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13953 Filed 6–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD19–8–000] Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene; InPipe Energy On June 13, 2019, InPipe Energy filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed Carson Water Recycling Facility Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 130 kilowatts (kW), and would be located along an existing 14-inch pipeline within the Juanita Millender- 31311 McDonald Carson Regional Water Recycling Plant in the city of Carson, Los Angeles County, California. Applicant Contact: Gregg Semler, InPipe Energy, 222 NW 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97209, Phone No. (503) 341–0004, Email: gregg@ inpipeenergy.com. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502–6778, Email: christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) One 130kW turbine-generator unit; (2) a 12-inch pipeline transporting water from the existing 14-inch pipeline to the generator, and returning it to the mainline; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generation of up to 575 megawatt-hours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Statutory provision Description Satisfies (Y/N) FPA 30(a)(3)(A) ......................... The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 40 megawatts ................................... On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. Y FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i) ...................... khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii) ..................... FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii) .................... Preliminary Determination: The proposed Carson Water Recycling Facility Hydroelectric Project will not interfere with the primary purpose of the conduit, which is used for the City’s non-potable municipal water supply distribution system, which feeds commercial, industrial, and residential customers. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. 3 See Applicants’ March 7, 2019 Answer at 2. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Jun 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the ‘‘COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All 4 The Authority’s March 15, 2019 Supplemental Filing at 1–2. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. 5 18 1 18 E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM CFR 385.214(c) (2018). CFR 385.2001–2005 (2018). 01JYN1 31312 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 / Notices 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. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD19–8) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 24, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13934 Filed 6–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2082–062; Project No. 14803– 000] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES PacifiCorp; Klamath River Renewal Corporation; Notice of Teleconference for Tribal Consultation Meeting a. Project Names and Numbers: Klamath and Lower Klamath Hydroelectric Projects No. 2082 and 14803. b. Project licensee: PacifiCorp and Klamath River Renewal Corporation. c. Date and Time of Teleconference: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. d. FERC Contact Jennifer Polardino, (202) 502–6437 or jennifer.polardino@ ferc.gov. e. Purpose of Meeting: Commission staff will hold a teleconference with the Yurok Tribe to discuss PacifiCorp and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s (Renewal Corporation) application to transfer the Lower Klamath Project No. 14803, consisting of the J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate developments, to the Renewal Corporation. If the Commission were to approve the transfer application, then in a separate proceeding, the Renewal Corporation would propose to surrender the project license and remove the above four developments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Jun 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 f. Members of the public and intervenors in the referenced proceedings may attend the teleconference; however, participation will be limited to tribal representatives of the Yurok Tribe and the Commission’s representatives. If the Yurok Tribe decides to disclose information about a specific location which could create a risk or harm to an archaeological site or Native American cultural resource, the public will be excused for that portion of the meeting when such information is disclosed. The teleconference meeting will be transcribed by a court reporter and the transcript will be placed in the public record of these proceedings. g. Please call or email Jennifer Polardino at (202) 502–6437 or jennifer.polardino@ferc.gov by Monday, July 8, 2019, to RSVP and to receive the teleconference call-in information. Applicants: Paulding Wind Farm III LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Compliance Filing Under ER19–2270 to be effective 10/20/2018. Filed Date: 6/25/19. Accession Number: 20190625–5009. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/16/19. Docket Numbers: ER18–2317–003. Applicants: Meadow Lake Wind Farm V LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Compliance Filing Under ER19–2317 to be effective 10/27/2018. Filed Date: 6/25/19. Accession Number: 20190625–5008. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/16/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2241–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., International Transmission Company, Michigan Electric Transmission Company. Dated: June 25, 2019. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Kimberly D. Bose, 2019–06–24_ITC Schedule 33 Blackstart to be effective 8/24/2019. Secretary. Filed Date: 6/24/19. [FR Doc. 2019–13972 Filed 6–28–19; 8:45 am] Accession Number: 20190624–5156. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/15/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2242–000. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Federal Energy Regulatory Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Commission 1977R13 Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative NITSA NOA to be effective Combined Notice of Filings #1 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 6/25/19. Take notice that the Commission Accession Number: 20190625–5038. received the following electric rate Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/16/19. filings: Docket Numbers: ER19–2243–000. Docket Numbers: ER18–1906–001; Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, ER16–221–002; ER18–1907–001; ER17– 1757–002; ER10–1767–004; ER10–1532– Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 004; ER10–1541–005; ER10–1642–006; 1636R23 Kansas Electric Power ER13–2349–003; ER13–2350–003. Cooperative, Inc. NITSA NOA to be Applicants: Entergy Arkansas, LLC, effective 9/1/2019. Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Filed Date: 6/25/19. Mississippi, LLC, Entergy New Orleans, Accession Number: 20190625–5045. LLC, Entergy Texas, Inc., Entergy Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/16/19. Nuclear Palisades, LLC, Entergy Power, LLC, EWO Marketing, LLC, EAM Nelson Docket Numbers: ER19–2244–000. Holding, LLC, RS Cogen, LLC. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Description: Notification of Change in Inc. Status of the Entergy Central MBR Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Utilities. 2900R11 KMEA NITSA NOA to be Filed Date: 6/24/19. effective 9/1/2019. Accession Number: 20190624–5177. Filed Date: 6/25/19. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/15/19. Accession Number: 20190625–5060. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/16/19. Docket Numbers: ER18–2002–002. Applicants: Essential Power Rock Docket Numbers: ER19–2245–000. Springs, LLC. Applicants: Midcontinent Description: Compliance filing: Independent System Operator, In., Settlement Compliance Filing to be ALLETE, Inc. effective 9/14/2018. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Filed Date: 6/25/19. 2019–06–25_SA 3318 MP-Enbridge Accession Number: 20190625–5042. Reimbursement Agreement (Swatara) to Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/16/19. be effective 6/25/2019. Docket Numbers: ER18–2270–003. Filed Date: 6/25/19. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 126 (Monday, July 1, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD19-8-000]


Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit 
Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene; 
InPipe Energy

    On June 13, 2019, InPipe Energy filed a notice of intent to 
construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 
30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed Carson Water Recycling 
Facility Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 130 
kilowatts (kW), and would be located along an existing 14-inch pipeline 
within the Juanita Millender-McDonald Carson Regional Water Recycling 
Plant in the city of Carson, Los Angeles County, California.
    Applicant Contact: Gregg Semler, InPipe Energy, 222 NW 8th Ave., 
Portland, OR 97209, Phone No. (503) 341-0004, Email: 
[email protected].
    FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502-6778, Email: 
[email protected].
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) One 130-kW turbine-generator unit; (2) a 
12-inch pipeline transporting water from the existing 14-inch pipeline 
to the generator, and returning it to the mainline; and (3) appurtenant 
facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual 
generation of up to 575 megawatt-hours.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

                          Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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                                                                                                    Satisfies (Y/
              Statutory provision                                   Description                          N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A)................................  The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal,            Y
                                                  pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar
                                                  manmade water conveyance that is operated for
                                                  the distribution of water for agricultural,
                                                  municipal, or industrial consumption and not
                                                  primarily for the generation of electricity.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i).............................  The facility is constructed, operated, or                    Y
                                                  maintained for the generation of electric power
                                                  and uses for such generation only the
                                                  hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned
                                                  conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii)............................  The facility has an installed capacity that does             Y
                                                  not exceed 40 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii)...........................  On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not             Y
                                                  licensed, or exempted from the licensing
                                                  requirements of Part I of the FPA.
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    Preliminary Determination: The proposed Carson Water Recycling 
Facility Hydroelectric Project will not interfere with the primary 
purpose of the conduit, which is used for the City's non-potable 
municipal water supply distribution system, which feeds commercial, 
industrial, and residential customers. Therefore, based upon the above 
criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal 
satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower 
facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from 
licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 30 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the ``COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR 
A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' as 
applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the 
project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) 
state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 
385.2005 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting 
Commission staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets 
the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2018).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and 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 at [email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper 
copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.

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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.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD19-8) in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-
free 1-866-208-3676 or email [email protected]. For TTY, call 
(202) 502-8659.

    Dated: June 24, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-13934 Filed 6-28-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P