Premium Energy Holdings, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 52084-52085 [2019-21332]

Download as PDF 52084 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. 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 deadline 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’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘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, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 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. Dated: September 25, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21335 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14991–000] Premium Energy Holdings, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On May 3, 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 Haiwee Pumped Storage Project (Haiwee Project or project) to be located on Haiwee Creek, near the unincorporated community of Olancha, Inyo County, California. 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: McCloud Reservoir, Little Cactus Reservoir, or Haiwee Canyon Reservoir. The proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir would be the lower reservoir for each alternative. Upper Reservoir Alternative 1: McCloud Reservoir The McCloud Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 504-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 44,554 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 5,260 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) a 175-foothigh, 3,068-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 2.41mile-long, 39-foot-diameter concretelined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.2-milelong, 35-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 5.6-mile-long, 35foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) six 0..78-mile-long, 22-footdiameter steel penstocks; (7) a 585-footlong, 90-foot-wide, 165-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 0.68-mile-long, 42-foot-diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Little Cactus Reservoir The Little Cactus Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 499-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 47,021 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 4,980 feet msl; (2) a 235-foot-high, 2,836-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.06-mile-long, 39foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.16-mile-long, 35-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 4-mile-long, 35-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) six 0.7-mile-long, 22-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 585-foot-long, 90-footwide, 165-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 0.78-mile-long, 42-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir. Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Haiwee Canyon Reservoir The Haiwee Canyon Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 138-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 28,620 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,160 feet msl; (2) a 595-foot-high, 2,256-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.64-mile-long, 31foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.32-mile-long, 28-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 5.2-mile-long, 28-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) six 0.54-mile-long, 18-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 585-foot-long, 90-footwide, 165-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 0.8-mile-long, 33-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir. Lower Reservoir: North Haiwee 2 Reservoir The proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir would consist of: (1) A 320acre lower reservoir having a total storage capacity 38,350 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 3,770 feet msl; and (2) a 160-foot-high, 7,090-foot-long roller compacted concrete lower reservoir dam. Interconnection For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be transmitted to the grid via: (1) A new, 2.5-mile-long, 500 kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line extending from the E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices powerhouse to the proposed North Haiwee switchyard (the point of interconnection); and (2) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Haiwee 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–14991–000. 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–14991) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: September 25, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2019–21332 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–10000–61–Region 8] Settlement Agreement for Past Costs: State Painting Site, West Valley City, Utah Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed agreement; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (’’CERCLA’’), notice is hereby given of the proposed settlement under CERCLA, between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (JVWCD), and the Guarantee Company of North America (GCNA) (collectively, ‘‘Settling Parties’’) to settle liabilities at the State Painting Site in West Valley City, Utah. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the agreement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: The proposed agreement and additional background information relating to the agreement, as well as the Agency’s response to any comments are or will be available for public inspection at the EPA Superfund Record Center, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado, by appointment. Comments and requests for a copy of the proposed agreement should be addressed to Julie Nicholson, Enforcement Specialist, Superfund and Emergency Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency— Region 8, Mail Code 8SEM PAC, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303) 312–6343 and should reference the State Painting Site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amelia Piggott, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency—Region 8, Mail Code 80RC LEC, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303) 312–6410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Settlement Agreement requires the Settling Parties to reimburse the EPA for past response PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52085 costs. The Settling Parties will pay ($257,179.00) within 30 days after the Effective Date of the Proposed Agreement to the EPA. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14991-000]


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

    On May 3, 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 Haiwee Pumped 
Storage Project (Haiwee Project or project) to be located on Haiwee 
Creek, near the unincorporated community of Olancha, Inyo County, 
California. 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: McCloud Reservoir, Little Cactus Reservoir, or Haiwee 
Canyon Reservoir. The proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir would be the 
lower reservoir for each alternative.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 1: McCloud Reservoir

    The McCloud Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 504-acre upper 
reservoir having a total storage capacity of 44,554 acre-feet at a 
normal maximum operating elevation of 5,260 feet mean sea level (msl); 
(2) a 175-foot-high, 3,068-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper 
reservoir dam; (3) a 2.41-mile-long, 39-foot-diameter concrete-lined 
headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.2-mile-long, 35-foot-diameter concrete-lined 
vertical shaft; (5) a 5.6-mile-long, 35-foot-diameter concrete-lined 
horizontal tunnel; (6) six 0..78-mile-long, 22-foot-diameter steel 
penstocks; (7) a 585-foot-long, 90-foot-wide, 165-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 0.68-mile-long, 42-foot-diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel 
discharging into the proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Little Cactus Reservoir

    The Little Cactus Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 499-acre 
upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 47,021 acre-feet at 
a normal maximum operating elevation of 4,980 feet msl; (2) a 235-foot-
high, 2,836-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; 
(3) a 1.06-mile-long, 39-foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; 
(4) a 0.16-mile-long, 35-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; 
(5) a 4-mile-long, 35-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; 
(6) six 0.7-mile-long, 22-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 585-
foot-long, 90-foot-wide, 165-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 0.78-mile-long, 42-foot-
diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed 
North Haiwee 2 Reservoir.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Haiwee Canyon Reservoir

    The Haiwee Canyon Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 138-acre 
upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 28,620 acre-feet at 
a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,160 feet msl; (2) a 595-foot-
high, 2,256-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; 
(3) a 1.64-mile-long, 31-foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; 
(4) a 0.32-mile-long, 28-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; 
(5) a 5.2-mile-long, 28-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; 
(6) six 0.54-mile-long, 18-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 585-
foot-long, 90-foot-wide, 165-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 0.8-mile-long, 33-foot-
diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed 
North Haiwee 2 Reservoir.

Lower Reservoir: North Haiwee 2 Reservoir

    The proposed North Haiwee 2 Reservoir would consist of: (1) A 320-
acre lower reservoir having a total storage capacity 38,350 acre-feet 
at a normal maximum operating elevation of 3,770 feet msl; and (2) a 
160-foot-high, 7,090-foot-long roller compacted concrete lower 
reservoir dam.

Interconnection

    For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be 
transmitted to the grid via: (1) A new, 2.5-mile-long, 500 kilovolt 
(kV) underground transmission line extending from the

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powerhouse to the proposed North Haiwee switchyard (the point of 
interconnection); and (2) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual 
generation of the Haiwee 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-14991-000.
    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-14991) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 25, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21332 Filed 9-30-19; 8:45 am]
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