Natco Products Corporation; Notice of Withdrawal of Existing Licensee's Notice of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application, and Soliciting Pre-Application Documents and Notices of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application, 52497-52498 [2019-21404]

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Minutes: The minutes of the EAC meeting will be posted on the EAC web page at http://energy.gov/oe/services/ electricity-advisory-committee-eac. They can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Christopher Lawrence at the address above. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2019. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–21365 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P October 17, 2019 8:00 a.m.–8:10 a.m. Day 2 Opening Remarks 8:10 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Discussion of Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Synchrophasor and Sensor R&D Activities 8:30 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Panel Presentations: Impediments to Leveraging Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) Data and Synchrophasors 9:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Break 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. EAC Discussion with PMU and Synchrophasor Panelists 10:45 a.m.–10:50 a.m. Smart Grid Subcommittee Update 10:50 a.m.–11:05 a.m. Energy Storage Subcommittee Update 11:05 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Smart Grid Subcommittee Update PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3011–000] Natco Products Corporation; Notice of Withdrawal of Existing Licensee’s Notice of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application, and Soliciting Pre-Application Documents and Notices of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application On December 29, 2017, Natco Products Corporation (Natco or licensee) filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for a subsequent license for its Artic Project No. 3011 (project), pursuant to section 16.19 of the E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 52498 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices Commission’s regulations.1 On February 13, 2018, Commission staff issued a public notice of the NOI and approved the use of the traditional licensing process to develop the license application. The existing license for the project expires on December 31, 2022.2 On September 12, 2019, Natco filed a letter notifying the Commission of its intent to surrender its existing license for the project. Natco states in its filing that it is also withdrawing its NOI to file an application for a subsequent license. Pursuant to section 16.25(a) of the Commission’s regulations, when an existing licensee, having previously filed an NOI to file a license application for a project, subsequently does not file a license application, the Commission must solicit applications from potential applicants other than the existing licensee.3 Any party interested in filing a license application or exemption (i.e., a potential applicant) for the project must file an NOI and pre-application document within 90 days from the date of this notice.4 While the integrated licensing process is the default process for preparing an application for a subsequent license, a potential applicant may request to use alternative licensing procedures when it files its NOI.5 An application for a subsequent license or exemption for the Artic Project No. 3011 must be filed within 18 months of the date of filing the NOI. Questions concerning the process for filing an NOI should be directed to John Baummer at 202–502–6837 or john.baummer@ferc.gov. Dated: September 26, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21404 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 18 CFR 16.19(b) (2019). At least five years before the expiration of a license for a minor water power project, the licensee must file with the Commission an NOI that contains an unequivocal statement of the licensee’s intention to file or not to file an application for a subsequent license. 2 The license for the project was issued with an effective date of January 1, 1983, for a term of 40 years. Artic Development Corporation, 22 FERC 62,097 (1983). 3 18 CFR 16.25(a) (2019). 4 Pursuant to section 16.24(b)(2) of the Commission’s regulations, the existing licensee is prohibited from filing an application for a subsequent license or exemption for the project, either individually or in conjunction with other entities. 18 CFR 16.24(b)(2) (2019). 5 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2972–027] City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions 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.: 2972–027. c. Date filed: November 1, 2018. d. Applicant: City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island (City). e. Name of Project: Woonsocket Falls Project. f. Location: On the Blackstone River in the City of Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island. There are no federal or tribal lands within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael Debroisse, City of Woonsocket, Engineering, 169 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895; (401) 767–9213. i. FERC Contact: Patrick Crile, (202) 502–8042 or patrick.crile@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 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–2972–027. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis. l. The existing Woonsocket Falls Project utilizes water from an impoundment that is created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Woonsocket Falls Dam. The project consists of: (1) A 14-foot-wide, 20.5foot-high concrete intake structure located about 60 feet upstream of the Woonsocket Falls Dam and fitted with a 12.4-foot-wide, 23.5-foot-high steel trash rack having 3.5-inch clear bar spacing; (2) a 275-foot long, 12-footwide, 10-foot-high concrete penstock; (3) a steel headgate integral with the powerhouse; (4) a 65-foot-long, 25-footwide, 20-foot-high concrete powerhouse containing one adjustable blade turbinegenerator unit with an authorized capacity of 1,200 kilowatts; (5) a 50-footlong, 12.5-foot-diameter steel draft tube; (6) an approximately 50-foot-long, 20foot-wide, 15-foot-deep tailrace; (7) a 35foot-long, 4.16 kilovolt (kV) generator lead line, a 4.16/13.8-kV step-up transformer, and a 1,200-foot-long, 13.8kV transmission line connecting the project generator to the regional grid; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The Woonsocket Falls dam and impoundment are owned and operated by the Corps for flood control purposes. The dam is equipped with four radial gates that typically remain closed for all flows less than 2,300 cubic feet per second (cfs). When river flow is less than 2,300 cfs, the impoundment is maintained at a water surface elevation of 147.5 feet North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). When river flow is greater than 2,300 cfs, the Corps begins opening the radial gates to maintain a water surface elevation of 147.3 feet NAVD88. The dam and impoundment are operated in a run-of-river mode. When generating, the City conveys water through the intake structure on the east bank of the river, into the penstock and project powerhouse, and then discharges the water to the project tailrace and the Blackstone River. The project bypasses approximately 360 feet of the Blackstone River and there is currently no required minimum E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52497-52498]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21404]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3011-000]


Natco Products Corporation; Notice of Withdrawal of Existing 
Licensee's Notice of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application, 
and Soliciting Pre-Application Documents and Notices of Intent To File 
a Subsequent License Application

    On December 29, 2017, Natco Products Corporation (Natco or 
licensee) filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for a 
subsequent license for its Artic Project No. 3011 (project), pursuant 
to section 16.19 of the

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Commission's regulations.\1\ On February 13, 2018, Commission staff 
issued a public notice of the NOI and approved the use of the 
traditional licensing process to develop the license application. The 
existing license for the project expires on December 31, 2022.\2\
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    \1\ 18 CFR 16.19(b) (2019). At least five years before the 
expiration of a license for a minor water power project, the 
licensee must file with the Commission an NOI that contains an 
unequivocal statement of the licensee's intention to file or not to 
file an application for a subsequent license.
    \2\ The license for the project was issued with an effective 
date of January 1, 1983, for a term of 40 years. Artic Development 
Corporation, 22 FERC 62,097 (1983).
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    On September 12, 2019, Natco filed a letter notifying the 
Commission of its intent to surrender its existing license for the 
project. Natco states in its filing that it is also withdrawing its NOI 
to file an application for a subsequent license.
    Pursuant to section 16.25(a) of the Commission's regulations, when 
an existing licensee, having previously filed an NOI to file a license 
application for a project, subsequently does not file a license 
application, the Commission must solicit applications from potential 
applicants other than the existing licensee.\3\
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    \3\ 18 CFR 16.25(a) (2019).
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    Any party interested in filing a license application or exemption 
(i.e., a potential applicant) for the project must file an NOI and pre-
application document within 90 days from the date of this notice.\4\ 
While the integrated licensing process is the default process for 
preparing an application for a subsequent license, a potential 
applicant may request to use alternative licensing procedures when it 
files its NOI.\5\ An application for a subsequent license or exemption 
for the Artic Project No. 3011 must be filed within 18 months of the 
date of filing the NOI.
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    \4\ Pursuant to section 16.24(b)(2) of the Commission's 
regulations, the existing licensee is prohibited from filing an 
application for a subsequent license or exemption for the project, 
either individually or in conjunction with other entities. 18 CFR 
16.24(b)(2) (2019).
    \5\ 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2019).
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    Questions concerning the process for filing an NOI should be 
directed to John Baummer at 202-502-6837 or [email protected].

    Dated: September 26, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21404 Filed 10-1-19; 8:45 am]
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