Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 49288-49289 [2019-20263]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 49288 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 182 / Thursday, September 19, 2019 / Notices Enter the Docket number (P–6398–023) excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the notice. 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, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. l. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. m. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, 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. n. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE 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; (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, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to the request to extend the license terms. 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. If an intervener 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: September 12, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–20269 Filed 9–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3777–011] Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 3777–011. c. Date filed: August 29, 2019. d. Applicant: Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire (Town). e. Name of Project: Rollinsford Project. f. Location: On the Salmon Falls River in Strafford County, New Hampshire and York County, Maine. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Greenan, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 1252 Post Road, Rutland, VT 05701; Phone at (802) 770–2195, or email at John.Greenan@ greenmountainpower.com. i. FERC Contact: John Baummer, (202) 502–6837 or john.baummer@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: October 28, 2019. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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–3777–011. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The existing Rollinsford Project consists of: (1) A 385-foot long, 19-foothigh concrete-masonry dam that includes: (i) A 255-foot-long spillway section topped with 15-inch-high flashboards, and (ii) an 82-foot-long, 52foot-wide intake headworks section that includes five, 5.5-foot-high by 5.5-footwide vertical lift gates, one penstock intake protected by a 22.8-foot-wide by 15.7-foot-high trash rack structure with 2.5-inch clear bar spacing, one 8-footwide skimmer waste gate, and one 4foot-wide by 4-foot-high inoperable sluice gate; (2) an 82-acre impoundment at a normal maximum elevation of 71.25 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29), including the spillway flashboards; (3) a 600-foot-long, 10-foot diameter concrete penstock with a 250foot-long, 9-foot diameter steel sleeve that directs flow from the intake headworks to a 40-foot-wide, 30-footlong reinforced concrete forebay that is integral with the powerhouse; (4) a 60foot-wide, 38-foot-long concrete and brick masonry powerhouse containing two Francis turbine-generator units for a total installed capacity of 1,500 kilowatts; (5) a 38-foot-long, 34-footwide tailrace channel at a normal tailwater elevation of 24 feet NGVD 29; (6) a 100-foot-long underground transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The Town voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-river mode using an automatic pond level control system, E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 182 / Thursday, September 19, 2019 / Notices such that outflow from the project approximates inflow. The project bypasses approximately 680 feet of the Salmon Falls River. The existing license requires the licensee to release: (1) A continuous minimum flow of 10 cubic feet per second (cfs) or inflow, whichever is less, from the dam to the bypassed reach via a 5-foot, 9-inch wide by 5-inch deep notch in the flashboards; and (2) a minimum flow of 115 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, through the powerhouse to the downstream reach. When inflow falls below the minimum hydraulic capacity of the powerhouse (80 cfs), the minimum flow requirement for the downstream reach is met by releasing flows over the dam. The average annual generation was 5,837,900 kilowatt-hours for the period of record from 2005 to 2018. The Town proposes to: (1) Continue operating the project in a run-of-river mode; (2) release a minimum flow of 35 cfs, or inflow, whichever is less into the bypassed reach to protect and enhance aquatic habitat; (3) install and operate an upstream eel ramp; (4) implement targeted nightly shutdowns for the protection of downstream migrating eels in September and October; and (5) construct a downstream fish bypass structure to pass eels and resident fish into the bypassed reach of the project. The Town also proposes to conduct a one-season tagging study to determine whether river herring and American shad can migrate upstream through the bypassed reach to the project dam. Green Mountain Power estimates that the proposed measures would result in an average annual generation loss of approximately 759,000 MWh and will cost $98,500 per year for operation and maintenance. o. 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 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. p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)— September 2019 Request for Additional Information— October 2019 Issue Acceptance Letter—January 2020 Issue Scoping Document 1 for Comments—February 2020 Request Additional Information (if necessary)—April 2020 Issue Scoping Document 2—May 2020 Notice that Application is Ready for Environmental Analysis—May 2020 Notice of the Availability of Environmental Assessment— November 2020 Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: September 12, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 49289 should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the eLibrary link and is 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 2, 2019. [FR Doc. 2019–20263 Filed 9–18–19; 8:45 am] Dated: September 12, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2019–20267 Filed 9–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ID–8173–001] [Docket No. OR19–35–000] Notice of Filing: Rogier, Daniel J. Take notice that on September 11, 2019, Daniel J. Rogier, filed an, application for authorization to hold interlocking positions, pursuant to section 305(b) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 825d(b) (2018) and section 45.8 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR part 45.8 (2019). Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order: Medallion Pipeline Company, LLC Take notice that on September 9, 2019, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2019), Medallion Pipeline Company, LLC (Medallion), filed a petition for declaratory order seeking approval of open season procedures, transportation services agreement provisions, overall rate structure, and terms of service offered by Medallion for committed firm service on a proposed expansion of the Medallion pipeline system, as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3777-011]


Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire; Notice of Application 
Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study 
Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a 
Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 3777-011.
    c. Date filed: August 29, 2019.
    d. Applicant: Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire (Town).
    e. Name of Project: Rollinsford Project.
    f. Location: On the Salmon Falls River in Strafford County, New 
Hampshire and York County, Maine. No federal lands are occupied by the 
project works or located within the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Greenan, Green Mountain Power 
Corporation, 1252 Post Road, Rutland, VT 05701; Phone at (802) 770-
2195, or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: John Baummer, (202) 502-6837 or 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC 61,076 
(2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: October 28, 2019.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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-3777-011.
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. The existing Rollinsford Project consists of: (1) A 385-foot 
long, 19-foot-high concrete-masonry dam that includes: (i) A 255-foot-
long spillway section topped with 15-inch-high flashboards, and (ii) an 
82-foot-long, 52-foot-wide intake headworks section that includes five, 
5.5-foot-high by 5.5-foot-wide vertical lift gates, one penstock intake 
protected by a 22.8-foot-wide by 15.7-foot-high trash rack structure 
with 2.5-inch clear bar spacing, one 8-foot-wide skimmer waste gate, 
and one 4-foot-wide by 4-foot-high inoperable sluice gate; (2) an 82-
acre impoundment at a normal maximum elevation of 71.25 feet National 
Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29), including the spillway 
flashboards; (3) a 600-foot-long, 10-foot diameter concrete penstock 
with a 250-foot-long, 9-foot diameter steel sleeve that directs flow 
from the intake headworks to a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-long reinforced 
concrete forebay that is integral with the powerhouse; (4) a 60-foot-
wide, 38-foot-long concrete and brick masonry powerhouse containing two 
Francis turbine-generator units for a total installed capacity of 1,500 
kilowatts; (5) a 38-foot-long, 34-foot-wide tailrace channel at a 
normal tailwater elevation of 24 feet NGVD 29; (6) a 100-foot-long 
underground transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities.
    The Town voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-river mode 
using an automatic pond level control system,

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such that outflow from the project approximates inflow. The project 
bypasses approximately 680 feet of the Salmon Falls River. The existing 
license requires the licensee to release: (1) A continuous minimum flow 
of 10 cubic feet per second (cfs) or inflow, whichever is less, from 
the dam to the bypassed reach via a 5-foot, 9-inch wide by 5-inch deep 
notch in the flashboards; and (2) a minimum flow of 115 cfs or inflow, 
whichever is less, through the powerhouse to the downstream reach. When 
inflow falls below the minimum hydraulic capacity of the powerhouse (80 
cfs), the minimum flow requirement for the downstream reach is met by 
releasing flows over the dam. The average annual generation was 
5,837,900 kilowatt-hours for the period of record from 2005 to 2018.
    The Town proposes to: (1) Continue operating the project in a run-
of-river mode; (2) release a minimum flow of 35 cfs, or inflow, 
whichever is less into the bypassed reach to protect and enhance 
aquatic habitat; (3) install and operate an upstream eel ramp; (4) 
implement targeted nightly shutdowns for the protection of downstream 
migrating eels in September and October; and (5) construct a downstream 
fish bypass structure to pass eels and resident fish into the bypassed 
reach of the project. The Town also proposes to conduct a one-season 
tagging study to determine whether river herring and American shad can 
migrate upstream through the bypassed reach to the project dam.
    Green Mountain Power estimates that the proposed measures would 
result in an average annual generation loss of approximately 759,000 
MWh and will cost $98,500 per year for operation and maintenance.
    o. 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 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.
    p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions 
to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)--September 2019
Request for Additional Information--October 2019
Issue Acceptance Letter--January 2020
Issue Scoping Document 1 for Comments--February 2020
Request Additional Information (if necessary)--April 2020
Issue Scoping Document 2--May 2020
Notice that Application is Ready for Environmental Analysis--May 2020
Notice of the Availability of Environmental Assessment--November 2020

    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: September 12, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-20263 Filed 9-18-19; 8:45 am]
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