Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; Premium Energy Holdings, LLC, 51532-51533 [2019-21142]

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Dated: September 20, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21044 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14993–000] Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; Premium Energy Holdings, LLC On May 9, 2019, Premium Energy Holdings, 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 Intermountain Pumped Storage Project (Intermountain Project or project) to be located on the Sevier River and Fool Creek, near the city of Delta, Millard County, Utah. 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 be a closed-loop pumped storage hydropower facility. The applicant proposes three alternative upper reservoirs: Dry Fork Reservoir, Mill Canyon Reservoir, or Williams Reservoir. The proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir would be the lower reservoir for each alternative. Upper Reservoir Alternative 1: Dry Fork Reservoir The Dry Fork Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 277-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 39,612 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,200 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) a 370-foothigh, 2,637-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.2mile-long, 38-foot-diameter concretelined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.16-milelong, 34-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 7.05-mile-long, 34foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.10-mile-long, 22-footdiameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-footlong, 125-foot-wide, 150-foot-high concrete-lined powerhouse located in an underground cavern, housing five pump-turbine generator-motor units rated for 400 megawatts (MW) each; and (8) a 1.2-mile-long, 40-foot-diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / Notices Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Mill Canyon Reservoir The Mill Canyon Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 210-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 30,344 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,600 feet msl; (2) a 385-foot-high, 2,223-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.15-mile-long, 34foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.28-mile-long, 30-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 7.6-mile-long, 30-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.15-mile-long, 19-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 125-footwide, 150-foot-high concrete-lined powerhouse located in an underground cavern, housing five pump-turbine generator-motor units rated for 400 MW each; and (8) a 1.7-mile-long, 36-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Williams Reservoir The Williams Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 180-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 28,063 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 7,140 feet msl; (2) a 475-foot-high, 1,850-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.1-mile-long, 30foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.4-mile-long, 27-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 10.05-mile-long, 27-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.10-mile-long, 17-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 125-footwide, 150-foot-high concrete-lined powerhouse located in an underground cavern, housing five pump-turbine generator-motor units rated for 400 mW each; and (8) a 2.3-mile-long, 32-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir. Lower Reservoir: DMAD 2 Reservoir The proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir would consist of: (1) A 3,186-acre lower reservoir having a total storage capacity 48,915 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 4,700 feet msl; and (2) a 45-foot-high, 2,142-foot-long roller compacted concrete lower reservoir dam. Interconnection For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be transmitted to the grid via: (1) Two new, approximately 11-mile-long, 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines extending from the powerhouse to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Sep 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 existing Intermountain AC switchyard owned by Intermountain Power (the point of interconnection); and (2) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Intermountain Project under each of the alternatives would be 6,900 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Victor M. Rojas, Managing Director, Premium Energy Holdings, LLC, 355 South Lemon Avenue, Suite A, Walnut, California 91789; phone: (909) 595–5314. FERC Contact: Kyle Olcott; phone: (202) 502–8963. 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. 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–14993–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14993) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: September 24, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21142 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 51533 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–484–000; Docket No. CP19–488–000] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC Acadiana Project and Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC Louisiana Xpress Project On June 28, 2019, Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC (KMLP) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–484– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Louisiana. The proposed project is known as the Acadiana Project, and would increase the north-south natural gas delivery capacity on its pipeline system by approximately 894 million cubic feet per day. According to KMLP, its project would meet the needs of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC at its liquefied natural gas export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. On July 16, 2019, Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–488–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Louisiana. The proposed project is known as the Louisiana Xpress Project, and would provide open access firm transportation of about 850 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from a primary receipt point at Columbia Gulf’s Mainline Pool to a primary delivery point at an interconnection with KMLP in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. On July 12, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application (NOA) for the Acadiana Project, and on July 26, 2019, FERC issued its NOA for the Louisiana Xpress Project. Among other things, the notices alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the projects. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the combined EA for both projects. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—February 8, 2020 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2019)]
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[Pages 51532-51533]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14993-000]


Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and 
Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; 
Premium Energy Holdings, LLC

    On May 9, 2019, Premium Energy Holdings, 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 Intermountain 
Pumped Storage Project (Intermountain Project or project) to be located 
on the Sevier River and Fool Creek, near the city of Delta, Millard 
County, Utah. 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 be a closed-loop pumped storage 
hydropower facility. The applicant proposes three alternative upper 
reservoirs: Dry Fork Reservoir, Mill Canyon Reservoir, or Williams 
Reservoir. The proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir would be the lower reservoir 
for each alternative.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 1: Dry Fork Reservoir

    The Dry Fork Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 277-acre 
upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 39,612 acre-feet at 
a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,200 feet mean sea level 
(msl); (2) a 370-foot-high, 2,637-foot-long roller compacted concrete 
upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.2-mile-long, 38-foot-diameter concrete-
lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.16-mile-long, 34-foot-diameter concrete-
lined vertical shaft; (5) a 7.05-mile-long, 34-foot-diameter concrete-
lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.10-mile-long, 22-foot-diameter 
steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 125-foot-wide, 150-foot-high 
concrete-lined powerhouse located in an underground cavern, housing 
five pump-turbine generator-motor units rated for 400 megawatts (MW) 
each; and (8) a 1.2-mile-long, 40-foot-diameter concrete-lined tailrace 
tunnel discharging into the proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir.

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Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Mill Canyon Reservoir

    The Mill Canyon Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 210-acre 
upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 30,344 acre-feet at 
a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,600 feet msl; (2) a 385-foot-
high, 2,223-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; 
(3) a 1.15-mile-long, 34-foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; 
(4) a 0.28-mile-long, 30-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; 
(5) a 7.6-mile-long, 30-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; 
(6) five 0.15-mile-long, 19-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-
foot-long, 125-foot-wide, 150-foot-high concrete-lined powerhouse 
located in an underground cavern, housing five pump-turbine generator-
motor units rated for 400 MW each; and (8) a 1.7-mile-long, 36-foot-
diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed 
DMAD 2 Reservoir.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Williams Reservoir

    The Williams Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 180-acre 
upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 28,063 acre-feet at 
a normal maximum operating elevation of 7,140 feet msl; (2) a 475-foot-
high, 1,850-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; 
(3) a 1.1-mile-long, 30-foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; 
(4) a 0.4-mile-long, 27-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; 
(5) a 10.05-mile-long, 27-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal 
tunnel; (6) five 0.10-mile-long, 17-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) 
a 500-foot-long, 125-foot-wide, 150-foot-high concrete-lined powerhouse 
located in an underground cavern, housing five pump-turbine generator-
motor units rated for 400 mW each; and (8) a 2.3-mile-long, 32-foot-
diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed 
DMAD 2 Reservoir.

Lower Reservoir: DMAD 2 Reservoir

    The proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir would consist of: (1) A 3,186-acre 
lower reservoir having a total storage capacity 48,915 acre-feet at a 
normal maximum operating elevation of 4,700 feet msl; and (2) a 45-
foot-high, 2,142-foot-long roller compacted concrete lower reservoir 
dam.

Interconnection

    For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be 
transmitted to the grid via: (1) Two new, approximately 11-mile-long, 
345 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines extending from the powerhouse to 
the existing Intermountain AC switchyard owned by Intermountain Power 
(the point of interconnection); and (2) appurtenant facilities. The 
estimated annual generation of the Intermountain Project under each of 
the alternatives would be 6,900 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Victor M. Rojas, Managing Director, Premium 
Energy Holdings, LLC, 355 South Lemon Avenue, Suite A, Walnut, 
California 91789; phone: (909) 595-5314.
    FERC Contact: Kyle Olcott; phone: (202) 502-8963.
    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. 
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 
[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-14993-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14993) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 24, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21142 Filed 9-27-19; 8:45 am]
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