Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 45139-45140 [2019-18540]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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–14974–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14974) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–18535 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER19–2672–000] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization: SR Arlington II MT, LLC This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced SR Arlington II MT, LLC’s application for market-based 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 September 11, 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 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. Dated: August 22, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–18508 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14966–000] Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On February 25, 2019, Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45139 of the Packer-Banks Pumped Storage Project to be located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new 9,500-foot-long, 80- to 120-foot-high roller-compacted concrete and/or rock-filled dam or dike forming an upper reservoir having a surface area of 120 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 9,300 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between approximately 1,960 and 1,860 feet above mean sea level (msl); (2) a lower reservoir with three different options: Option A (site 1) or B (site 2) would include a new 9,500-foot-long, 85- to 95foot-high roller-compacted concrete and/or rock-filled dam or dike forming a lower reservoir having a surface area of 120 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 9,300 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl. Option C (site 3) would include a below grade mine pit with a surface area of 200 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 10,000 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl; (3) a 5,500-foot-long tunnel and/or penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a powerhouse containing four turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 400 megawatts; (5) a transmission line connecting to an existing 230-kilovolt transmission line traversing the site; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Initial fill and make-up water for the project would come from a nearby abandoned mine drainage source. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 1,680,000 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Paul A. DiRenzo, Jr., Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC, 214 Norwegian Woods Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901; phone: 570–617–7810. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502–6736. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice.1 1 The Commission is issuing a second notice for this project because some municipalities may not E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM Continued 28AUN1 45140 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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–14966–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14966) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: August 22, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–18540 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2715–025] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Kaukauna Utilities; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of PreApplication Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent To File License Application and Request To Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 2715–025. c. Date Filed: July 10, 2019. d. Submitted By: Kaukauna Utilities. e. Name of Project: Combined Locks Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: Located on the Lower Fox River in the Village of Combined Locks and the Village of Little Chute, have been notified by the first notice issued on May 1, 2019. Any comments filed in response to either notice will be considered in evaluating the permit application. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Outagamie County, Wisconsin. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mike Pedersen, Director of Operations, Kaukauna Utilities, 777 Island Street, P.O. Box 1777, Kaukauna, WI 54130– 7077, phone: (920) 462–0220. i. FERC Contact: Patrick Ely at (202) 502–8570; or email at patrick.ely@ ferc.gov. j. Kaukauna Utilities filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on July 10, 2019. Kaukauna Utilities provided public notice of its request on July 17, 2019. In a letter dated August 22, 2019, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Kaukauna Utilities’ request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 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 NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the Wisconsin 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 Kaukauna Utilities as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Kaukauna Utilities filed a PreApplication Document (PAD); including a proposed process plan and schedule with the Commission, 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 FERCONlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reproduction at the address in paragraph h. o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 2715. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by July 29, 2024. p. 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. Dated: August 22, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–18534 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 10821–005] Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests Take notice that the following application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent License—Transmission Line Only. b. Project No.: P–10821–005. c. Date filed: June 27, 2019. d. Applicant: Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). e. Name of Project: Camp Far West Transmission Line Project. f. Location: The existing transmission line project, with the proposed modification, would be located in Placer and Yuba Counties, California. The project would occupy a total of 52.3 acres and would include tribal land (Auburn Off-Reservation Land Trust) managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and federal land (Beale Air Force Base) managed by the U.S. Department of Defense. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Robert Donovan, Senior Transmission Planner, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, 245 Market Street, Room 1053B, Mail Code N10A, San Francisco, California 94105. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45139-45140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18540]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14966-000]


Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On February 25, 2019, Grid Balance Hydropower, LLC, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Packer-Banks Pumped Storage Project to be located in Carbon County, 
Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is 
to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application 
during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the 
permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise 
enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express 
permission.
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new 
9,500-foot-long, 80- to 120-foot-high roller-compacted concrete and/or 
rock-filled dam or dike forming an upper reservoir having a surface 
area of 120 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 9,300 
acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between 
approximately 1,960 and 1,860 feet above mean sea level (msl); (2) a 
lower reservoir with three different options: Option A (site 1) or B 
(site 2) would include a new 9,500-foot-long, 85- to 95-foot-high 
roller-compacted concrete and/or rock-filled dam or dike forming a 
lower reservoir having a surface area of 120 acres and a total storage 
capacity of approximately 9,300 acre-feet at a normal maximum water 
surface elevation between approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl. 
Option C (site 3) would include a below grade mine pit with a surface 
area of 200 acres and a total storage capacity of approximately 10,000 
acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation between 
approximately 1,250 and 1,350 feet msl; (3) a 5,500-foot-long tunnel 
and/or penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a 
powerhouse containing four turbine-generator units with a total rated 
capacity of 400 megawatts; (5) a transmission line connecting to an 
existing 230-kilovolt transmission line traversing the site; and (6) 
appurtenant facilities. Initial fill and make-up water for the project 
would come from a nearby abandoned mine drainage source. The proposed 
project would have an annual generation of 1,680,000 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Paul A. DiRenzo, Jr., Grid Balance Hydropower, 
LLC, 214 Norwegian Woods Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901; phone: 570-617-
7810.
    FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502-6736.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice.\1\

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Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36.
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    \1\ The Commission is issuing a second notice for this project 
because some municipalities may not have been notified by the first 
notice issued on May 1, 2019. Any comments filed in response to 
either notice will be considered in evaluating the permit 
application.
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications 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-14966-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of the 
Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14966) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

     Dated: August 22, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-18540 Filed 8-27-19; 8:45 am]
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