Notice of Workshop; Grid-Enhancing Technologies, 48609-48610 [2019-19954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Dated: September 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19953 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14980–000] jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund XXVIII, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On March 6, 2019, Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund XXVIII, 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 Nockamixon Dam Hydropower Project to be located at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Nockamixon Dam on Tohickon Creek in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 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[FR Doc. 2019–19969 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48609 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD19–19–000] Notice of Workshop; Grid-Enhancing Technologies Take notice that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will convene a staff-led workshop in the above-referenced proceeding on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5– 6, 2019 from approximately 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The conference will be held at Commission headquarters, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Commissioners may attend and participate. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss grid-enhancing technologies that increase the capacity, efficiency, or reliability of transmission facilities. Panelists and staff will discuss how grid-enhancing technologies are currently used in transmission planning and operations, the challenges to their deployment and implementation, and what the Commission can do regarding those challenges, including incentivizing or requiring the adoption of grid-enhancing technologies by utilities and RTOs/ISOs. These technologies include, but are not limited to: (1) Power flow control and transmission switching equipment; (2) storage technologies, and (3) advanced line rating management technologies. Participants at this workshop will include representatives from utilities, RTOs/ISOs, technology vendors, researchers, and other interested parties. Further details and a formal agenda will be issued prior to the conference. The workshop will be open for the public to attend. Advance registration is not required to attend, but is encouraged. Attendees may register at the following web page: http:// www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/ 11-06-19-form.asp. In-person attendees should allow time to pass through building security procedures before the start time of the workshop. Those wishing to participate as a panel member in this conference should submit a nomination form online by 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019 at: http://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/ registration/11-06-19-speaker-form.asp. At this web page, please provide an abstract of the issue(s) you propose to address. Due to time constraints, we may not be able to accommodate all those interested in being panelists. There will also be opportunity for audience participation. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 48610 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices The workshop will be transcribed and webcast. Transcripts will be available for a fee from Ace Reporting (202–347– 3700). A link to the webcast of this event will be available in the Commission Calendar of Events at www.ferc.gov. The Capitol Connection provides technical support for the webcasts and offers the option of listening to the workshop via phonebridge for a fee. For additional information, visit www.CapitolConnection.org or call (703) 993–3100. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–208–8659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about this workshop, please contact Samin Peirovi at Samin.Peirovi@ferc.gov or (202) 502– 8080. For information related to logistics, please contact Sarah McKinley at Sarah.Mckinley@ferc.gov or (202) 502–8368. Dated: September 9, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–19954 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2019–0463; FRL 9999–83– OW] Notice of Intent To Develop a Policy on the Determination of a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) and Hypoxia as an Event of National Significance in Freshwater Systems Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comment to inform the development of an Agency policy for determining if a harmful algal bloom (HAB) or hypoxia event in freshwater is an ‘‘event of national significance.’’ Recent amendments to the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA), provide the EPA with the statutory authority to make such a determination in the case of a freshwater HAB or hypoxia event. 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For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commentingepa-dockets. ADDRESSES: Dr. Lesley V. D’Anglada, Health and Ecological Criteria Division, Office of Water (Mail Code 4304T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–1125; email address: danglada.lesley@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. General Information How can I get copies of this document and other related information? 1. Docket. The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–0463. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Water Docket in the EPA Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566–2426. 2. Electronic Access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically from the Government Printing Office under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings FDsys (http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/ collection.action?collectionCode=FR). II. What are harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia and why is the EPA concerned about them? 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 179 (Monday, September 16, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD19-19-000]


Notice of Workshop; Grid-Enhancing Technologies

    Take notice that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission) will convene a staff-led workshop in the above-referenced 
proceeding on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5-6, 2019 from 
approximately 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The conference will 
be held at Commission headquarters, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 
20426. Commissioners may attend and participate.
    The purpose of this workshop is to discuss grid-enhancing 
technologies that increase the capacity, efficiency, or reliability of 
transmission facilities. Panelists and staff will discuss how grid-
enhancing technologies are currently used in transmission planning and 
operations, the challenges to their deployment and implementation, and 
what the Commission can do regarding those challenges, including 
incentivizing or requiring the adoption of grid-enhancing technologies 
by utilities and RTOs/ISOs. These technologies include, but are not 
limited to: (1) Power flow control and transmission switching 
equipment; (2) storage technologies, and (3) advanced line rating 
management technologies. Participants at this workshop will include 
representatives from utilities, RTOs/ISOs, technology vendors, 
researchers, and other interested parties. Further details and a formal 
agenda will be issued prior to the conference.
    The workshop will be open for the public to attend. Advance 
registration is not required to attend, but is encouraged. Attendees 
may register at the following web page: http://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/11-06-19-form.asp. In-person attendees should allow time 
to pass through building security procedures before the start time of 
the workshop.
    Those wishing to participate as a panel member in this conference 
should submit a nomination form online by 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 
2019 at: http://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/11-06-19-speaker-form.asp. At this web page, please provide an abstract of the issue(s) 
you propose to address. Due to time constraints, we may not be able to 
accommodate all those interested in being panelists. There will also be 
opportunity for audience participation.

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    The workshop will be transcribed and webcast. Transcripts will be 
available for a fee from Ace Reporting (202-347-3700). A link to the 
webcast of this event will be available in the Commission Calendar of 
Events at www.ferc.gov. The Capitol Connection provides technical 
support for the webcasts and offers the option of listening to the 
workshop via phone-bridge for a fee. For additional information, visit 
www.CapitolConnection.org or call (703) 993-3100.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please 
send an email to [email protected] or call toll free 1-866-208-
3372 (voice) or 202-208-8659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202-208-2106 with 
the required accommodations.
    For more information about this workshop, please contact Samin 
Peirovi at [email protected] or (202) 502-8080. For information 
related to logistics, please contact Sarah McKinley at 
[email protected] or (202) 502-8368.

    Dated: September 9, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-19954 Filed 9-13-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P