Premium Energy Holdings, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 53140-53141 [2019-21637]

Download as PDF 53140 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices Dated: September 30, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21674 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–495–000] Double E Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Double E Project khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES On July 31, 2019, Double E Pipeline, LLC (Double E) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–495–000 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. The proposed project, known as the Double E Pipeline Project (Project), involves the construction and operation of approximately 132.9 combined miles of varying diameter natural gas pipeline connecting the Delaware Basin production areas in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha Hub. The Project would provide up to 1,350,000 dekatherms per day of firm capacity to delivery points near the Waha Hub in Reeves and Pecos Counties, Texas. On August 14, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to 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 Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—March 24, 2020 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—June 22, 2020 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description As part of the Project, Double E would construct and operate: • 33.3 miles of new 30-inch-diameter trunkline T100 from Summit Midstream’s existing Lane Processing Plant located in Eddy County, New VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 Mexico, to a new Double E Poker Lake Meter Station in Eddy County, New Mexico. • 81.9 miles of new 42-inch-diameter trunkline T200 from the proposed Poker Lake Meter Station through Loving, Ward, and Reeves Counties, Texas to a terminus point at Double E’s proposed Waha Receiver and Separation Site at the Waha Hub in Reeves County. • Approximately 1.4 miles of new 42inch-diameter pipeline T300 from the proposed Waha Receiver site to the final delivery location in Pecos County, Texas. • Approximately 16.3 miles of new 30-inch-diameter pipeline L100 from three existing Gas Processing Plants in Loving, New Mexico to the proposed T100 trunkline in Eddy County, New Mexico. Background On December 11, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Double E Pipeline Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. PF18–6–000 and sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Comments were received from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the Hopi Tribe, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, and the New Mexico Department of Transportation. All substantive comments received will be addressed in the EA. The Bureau of Land Management will be a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–495), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: September 30, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21634 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14998–000] Premium Energy Holdings, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On June 18, 2019, Premium Energy Holdings, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Pyramid Lake Pumped Storage Project (Pyramid Lake Project or project) to be located on Pyramid Lake and Truckee River, near the community of Nixon, Washoe County, Nevada. 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: San Emidio Reservoir, Tohakum Peak Reservoir, or Lake Range Reservoir. The existing Pyramid Lake would be the lower reservoir for each alternative. Upper Reservoir Alternative 1: San Emidio Reservoir The San Emidio alternative consists of: (1) A 180-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 21,550 acrefeet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,700 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) a 315-foot-high, 2,385-footlong roller compacted concrete upper E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices reservoir dam; (3) a 0.63-mile-long, 28foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.5-mile-long, 25-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 2-mile-long, 25-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.1-mile-long, 16-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 85-footwide, 160-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 0.23mile-long, 30-foot-diameter concretelined tailrace tunnel discharging into the existing Pyramid Lake. Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Tohakum Peak Reservoir The Tohakum Peak Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 160-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 27,050 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 5,960 feet msl; (2) a 575-foot-high, 1,740-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 0.74-mile-long, 33foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.28-mile-long, 29-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 1.6-mile-long, 29-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.18-mile-long, 19-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 85-footwide, 160-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 0.22-mile-long, 35-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the existing Pyramid Lake. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Lake Range Reservoir The Lake Range Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 160-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 26,020 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,180 feet msl; (2) a 495-foot-high, 2,474-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 0.75-mile-long, 32foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.31-mile-long, 29-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 1.8-mile-long, 29-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.18-mile-long, 18-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 85-footwide, 160-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 0.22 mile-long, 34-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the existing Pyramid Lake. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 Lower Reservoir: Pyramid Lake The existing Pyramid Lake is the discharge point of the Truckee River, which is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe. It has a surface are of 121,080 acres at 3,796 feet msl, and a total storage capacity of 23.6 million acre-feet. 53141 Dated: September 30, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21637 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interconnection For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be transmitted to the grid via: (1) A new, approximately 15-mile-long, 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line extending from the powerhouse to the proposed Pyramid Converter Station (the point of interconnection); and (2) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Pyramid Lake 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–14998–000. 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–14998) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER19–2050–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., GridLiance Heartland LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: 2019–09–26_Deficiency Response to GridLiance Attachment O to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 9/26/19. Accession Number: 20190926–5112. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/17/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2902–000. Applicants: New England Power Pool Participants Committee. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Oct 2019 Membership Filing to be effective 9/1/2019. Filed Date: 9/30/19. Accession Number: 20190930–5066. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/21/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2903–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendments to GIA and DSA re: RB Inyokern, SA Nos. 958 & 959 to be effective 10/1/2019. Filed Date: 9/30/19. Accession Number: 20190930–5092. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/21/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2905–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Vallecito Energy Storage Project, GIA and DSA, 1091 & 1092, Ntc of Canx, SA 1045 to be effective 10/1/2019. Filed Date: 9/30/19. Accession Number: 20190930–5124. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/21/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2906–000. Applicants: Tucson Electric Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Concurrence to CAISO RS No. 5223 to be effective 12/1/2019. Filed Date: 9/30/19. Accession Number: 20190930–5149. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/21/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2907–000. Applicants: ISO New England Inc., Emera Maine. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14998-000]


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

    On June 18, 2019, Premium Energy Holdings, LLC, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Pyramid 
Lake Pumped Storage Project (Pyramid Lake Project or project) to be 
located on Pyramid Lake and Truckee River, near the community of Nixon, 
Washoe County, Nevada. 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: San Emidio Reservoir, Tohakum Peak Reservoir, or Lake Range 
Reservoir. The existing Pyramid Lake would be the lower reservoir for 
each alternative.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 1: San Emidio Reservoir

    The San Emidio alternative consists of: (1) A 180-acre upper 
reservoir having a total storage capacity of 21,550 acre-feet at a 
normal maximum operating elevation of 6,700 feet mean sea level (msl); 
(2) a 315-foot-high, 2,385-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper

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reservoir dam; (3) a 0.63-mile-long, 28-foot-diameter concrete-lined 
headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.5-mile-long, 25-foot-diameter concrete-lined 
vertical shaft; (5) a 2-mile-long, 25-foot-diameter concrete-lined 
horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.1-mile-long, 16-foot-diameter steel 
penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 85-foot-wide, 160-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 0.23-mile-long, 30-foot-diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel 
discharging into the existing Pyramid Lake.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Tohakum Peak Reservoir

    The Tohakum Peak Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 160-acre 
upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 27,050 acre-feet at 
a normal maximum operating elevation of 5,960 feet msl; (2) a 575-foot-
high, 1,740-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; 
(3) a 0.74-mile-long, 33-foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; 
(4) a 0.28-mile-long, 29-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; 
(5) a 1.6-mile-long, 29-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; 
(6) five 0.18-mile-long, 19-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-
foot-long, 85-foot-wide, 160-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 0.22-mile-long, 35-foot-
diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the existing 
Pyramid Lake.

Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Lake Range Reservoir

    The Lake Range Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 160-acre 
upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 26,020 acre-feet at 
a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,180 feet msl; (2) a 495-foot-
high, 2,474-foot-long roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; 
(3) a 0.75-mile-long, 32-foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; 
(4) a 0.31-mile-long, 29-foot-diameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; 
(5) a 1.8-mile-long, 29-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; 
(6) five 0.18-mile-long, 18-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-
foot-long, 85-foot-wide, 160-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 0.22 mile-long, 34-foot-
diameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the existing 
Pyramid Lake.

Lower Reservoir: Pyramid Lake

    The existing Pyramid Lake is the discharge point of the Truckee 
River, which is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe. It has a surface are of 
121,080 acres at 3,796 feet msl, and a total storage capacity of 23.6 
million acre-feet.

Interconnection

    For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be 
transmitted to the grid via: (1) A new, approximately 15-mile-long, 500 
kilovolt (kV) transmission line extending from the powerhouse to the 
proposed Pyramid Converter Station (the point of interconnection); and 
(2) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the 
Pyramid Lake 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-14998-000.
    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-14998) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 30, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21637 Filed 10-3-19; 8:45 am]
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