South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions, 38961-38962 [2019-16995]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2019 / Notices For further information, contact Ryan Hansen at (202) 502–8074 or at ryan.hansen@ferc.gov. Dated: August 2, 2019.. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–16953 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: August 2, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Docket No. ER19–2495–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Wessington Springs Wind, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization [FR Doc. 2019–16950 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced Wessington Springs Wind, LLC’s application for marketbased rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is August 22, 2019. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Aug 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1894–211] South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: P–1894–211. c. Date filed: June 28, 2018. d. Applicant: South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G). e. Name of Project: Parr Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Broad River, in Newberry and Fairfield Counties, South Carolina. The project occupies 162.61 acres of federal land administered by the Forest Service. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)—825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. William Argentieri, P.E., Manager of Civil Engineering, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, 220 Operation Way, Mail Code A221, Cayce, SC 29033–3701; (803) 217–9162; or email at bargentieri@ scana.com. i. FERC Contact: Monte TerHaar at (202) 502–6035; or at monte.terhaar@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38961 recommendations, terms and conditions, and preliminary prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–1894–211. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. l. Project Description: The project consists of two developments; the 14.88Megawatt (MW) Parr Shoals Development and the 511.2–MW Fairfield Pumped Storage Development. The Parr Shoals Development consists of: (1) The 15-mile-long, 4,250-acre Parr Reservoir, at full pond elevation 265.3 feet North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88); (2) the 2,690-foot-long Parr Shoals Dam, which includes a nonoverflow section, a spillway section with 10 spillway gates, and a powerhouse intake section; (3) a powerhouse integral with the dam, with six generating units; and (4) transmission facilities that consist of three 950-foot-long, 13.8-kilovolt lines that extend from the hydro station to the non-project Parr sub-station. The Fairfield Pumped Storage Development consists of: (1) The Parr Reservoir which serves as the lower pool; (2) the 6,800-acre Monticello E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 38962 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2019 / Notices Reservoir (upper reservoir), at normal maximum elevation 424.3 feet NAVD 88, which is formed by four earthen dams (A, B, C, and D); (3) a 265-footlong gated intake channel, located between dams B and C; (4) four 800foot-long surface penstocks, bifurcating into eight penstocks; (5) an underground generating station, which houses eight pumped-turbine units; and (6) transmission facilities that consist of three 7,000-foot-long lines, extending from the Fairfield switch station to the non-project V.C. Summer switchyard. The Fairfield Pumped Storage Development is operated to generate during peak demand periods. Generation usually occurs during the day, with the upper reservoir replenished by pumping water at night (non-peak period). The Parr Shoals Development serves as the lower reservoir for the pumped storage project. The Parr Shoals Development operates to maintain a normal maximum elevation of 265.3 feet in Parr Reservoir and release minimum flows for the protection of aquatic resources. m. A copy of the application 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may 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. n. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. 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. All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST, MOTION TO INTERVENE, COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, or PRELIMINARY FISHWAY PRESCRIPTIONS; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or preliminary prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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. o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Further revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions .......................................... Commission issues EA ............................................................................................................................................................... Comments on EA due ................................................................................................................................................................. q. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Dated: July 31, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–16995 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2310–230] Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Aug 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed an application submitted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (licensee) to allow Placer County Water Agency (PCWA), the use of DrumSpaulding Hydroelectric Project No. 2310 project lands and water within the project boundary on South Canal for the construction of a raw water intake facility (facility). The Drum-Spaulding Hydroelectric Project is located on the Upper Yuba and Bear Rivers in Nevada and Placer counties, California. The project occupies federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management. An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared as part of Commission staff’s review of the proposal. In the application, the PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 2019. February 2020. March 2020. licensee proposes to allow PCWA to construct a raw water intake facility on South Canal. Once constructed and operable, PCWA would use the facility as a redundant water withdrawal location to other withdrawal points within the project that it owns and operates, withdrawing up to 62 million gallons of water per day from the project through the proposed facility. Because the proposed facility would be a redundant withdrawal location, water withdrawn from the proposed facility would not represent an increase in water withdrawn from the project than what is already occurring. Following construction of the facility, PCWA would make minor repairs to an existing storm drain on the bank side of South Canal. This EA contains Commission staff’s analysis of the probable environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the proposed facility, as well as the minor E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1894-211]


South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; Notice of Application 
Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, 
Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, 
Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway 
Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: P-1894-211.
    c. Date filed: June 28, 2018.
    d. Applicant: South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G).
    e. Name of Project: Parr Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Broad River, in 
Newberry and Fairfield Counties, South Carolina. The project occupies 
162.61 acres of federal land administered by the Forest Service.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)--825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. William Argentieri, P.E., Manager of 
Civil Engineering, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, 220 Operation 
Way, Mail Code A221, Cayce, SC 29033-3701; (803) 217-9162; or email at 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Monte TerHaar at (202) 502-6035; or at 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, and preliminary prescriptions: 
60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 
105 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene, protests, comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions 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. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-1894-211.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to 
the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a 
particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document 
on that resource agency.
    k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.
    l. Project Description: The project consists of two developments; 
the 14.88-Megawatt (MW) Parr Shoals Development and the 511.2-MW 
Fairfield Pumped Storage Development.
    The Parr Shoals Development consists of: (1) The 15-mile-long, 
4,250-acre Parr Reservoir, at full pond elevation 265.3 feet North 
American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88); (2) the 2,690-foot-long Parr 
Shoals Dam, which includes a non-overflow section, a spillway section 
with 10 spillway gates, and a powerhouse intake section; (3) a 
powerhouse integral with the dam, with six generating units; and (4) 
transmission facilities that consist of three 950-foot-long, 13.8-
kilovolt lines that extend from the hydro station to the non-project 
Parr sub-station.
    The Fairfield Pumped Storage Development consists of: (1) The Parr 
Reservoir which serves as the lower pool; (2) the 6,800-acre Monticello

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Reservoir (upper reservoir), at normal maximum elevation 424.3 feet 
NAVD 88, which is formed by four earthen dams (A, B, C, and D); (3) a 
265-foot-long gated intake channel, located between dams B and C; (4) 
four 800-foot-long surface penstocks, bifurcating into eight penstocks; 
(5) an underground generating station, which houses eight pumped-
turbine units; and (6) transmission facilities that consist of three 
7,000-foot-long lines, extending from the Fairfield switch station to 
the non-project V.C. Summer switchyard.
    The Fairfield Pumped Storage Development is operated to generate 
during peak demand periods. Generation usually occurs during the day, 
with the upper reservoir replenished by pumping water at night (non-
peak period). The Parr Shoals Development serves as the lower reservoir 
for the pumped storage project. The Parr Shoals Development operates to 
maintain a normal maximum elevation of 265.3 feet in Parr Reservoir and 
release minimum flows for the protection of aquatic resources.
    m. A copy of the application 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. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    You may 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.
    n. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 
CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. 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.
    All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title 
PROTEST, MOTION TO INTERVENE, COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, 
RECOMMENDATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, or PRELIMINARY FISHWAY 
PRESCRIPTIONS; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant 
and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; 
(3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person 
protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, or preliminary prescriptions 
must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or 
motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the 
applicant specified in the particular application. 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.
    o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.
    p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Further revisions to 
the schedule will be made as appropriate.

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                 Milestone                           Target date
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Filing comments, recommendations, terms and  September 2019.
 conditions, and preliminary fishway
 prescriptions.
Commission issues EA.......................  February 2020.
Comments on EA due.........................  March 2020.
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    q. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.

    Dated: July 31, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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