Turners Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions, 53139-53140 [2019-21674]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: September 30, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21673 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2622–013] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Turners Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, 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.: 2622–013. c. Date filed: February 4, 2019. d. Applicant: Turners Falls Hydro, LLC (Turners Falls Hydro). e. Name of Project: Turners Falls Project. f. Location: On the Connecticut River, in the power canal of the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889, in Franklin County, Massachusetts. 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. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael Scarzello, Director, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, 65 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone at (973) 998–8400, or email at michael.scarzello@ eaglecreekre.com. i. FERC Contact: Amanda Gill, (202) 502–6773 or amanda.gill@ferc.govj. Deadline for filing 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. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 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–2622–013. 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 at this time. l. Project Description: The proposed Turners Falls Project would consist of: (1) An existing 10-foot-long, 20-footwide, 12- to 22-foot-high forebay; (2) a 20-foot-wide, 22-foot-high trashrack with 1.5-inch clear-bar spacing; (3) two 9.75-foot-wide, 10.3-foot-high headgates; (4) an 8.5-foot-diameter, 50foot-long steel penstock; (5) a 77-footlong, 42-foot-wide powerhouse containing one 937-kilowatt vertical Francis-type turbine-generator unit; (6) a 50-foot-long, 10-foot-diameter draft tube; (7) an 80-foot-long, 10-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a 110-foot-long, 2.3-kilovolt generator lead line that connects the PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53139 generator to a step-up transformer; (9) and appurtenant facilities. When generating, the project withdraws up to 289 cubic feet per second from FirstLight Hydro Generating Company’s power canal for the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889, and discharges directly into the Connecticut River. Turners Falls Hydro operates the project in a run-ofriver mode with an average annual generation of approximately 1,512 megawatt-hours. Turners Falls Hydro proposes to continue operating the project in a run-of-river mode and does not propose any new construction or modifications to the project. m. A copy of the license application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website (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 (P–2622). For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the Montague Public Library, Carnegie Library Branch located at 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376. 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. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Filing of comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions. Commission issues Environmental Assessment. Comments on Environmental Assessment. November 2019. April 2020. May 2020. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. n. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2622-013]


Turners Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for 
Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, 
Recommendations, 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.: 2622-013.
    c. Date filed: February 4, 2019.
    d. Applicant: Turners Falls Hydro, LLC (Turners Falls Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Turners Falls Project.
    f. Location: On the Connecticut River, in the power canal of the 
Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889, in Franklin County, 
Massachusetts. 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. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael Scarzello, Director, Eagle Creek 
Renewable Energy, LLC, 65 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, Morristown, NJ 
07960; Phone at (973) 998-8400, or email at 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Amanda Gill, (202) 502-6773 or 
[email protected].
    Deadline for filing 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.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``COMMENTS,'' ``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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must 
set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. Each filing 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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
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 
[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-2622-013.
    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 at this time.
    l. Project Description: The proposed Turners Falls Project would 
consist of: (1) An existing 10-foot-long, 20-foot-wide, 12- to 22-foot-
high forebay; (2) a 20-foot-wide, 22-foot-high trashrack with 1.5-inch 
clear-bar spacing; (3) two 9.75-foot-wide, 10.3-foot-high headgates; 
(4) an 8.5-foot-diameter, 50-foot-long steel penstock; (5) a 77-foot-
long, 42-foot-wide powerhouse containing one 937-kilowatt vertical 
Francis-type turbine-generator unit; (6) a 50-foot-long, 10-foot-
diameter draft tube; (7) an 80-foot-long, 10-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a 
110-foot-long, 2.3-kilovolt generator lead line that connects the 
generator to a step-up transformer; (9) and appurtenant facilities.
    When generating, the project withdraws up to 289 cubic feet per 
second from FirstLight Hydro Generating Company's power canal for the 
Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889, and discharges directly 
into the Connecticut River. Turners Falls Hydro operates the project in 
a run-of-river mode with an average annual generation of approximately 
1,512 megawatt-hours. Turners Falls Hydro proposes to continue 
operating the project in a run-of-river mode and does not propose any 
new construction or modifications to the project.
    m. A copy of the license application is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's website (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 (P-2622). For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection 
and reproduction at the Montague Public Library, Carnegie Library 
Branch located at 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376.
    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.
    Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to 
the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as 
appropriate.

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               Milestone                           Target date
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Filing of comments, recommendations,     November 2019.
 terms and conditions, and preliminary
 fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Environmental          April 2020.
 Assessment.
Comments on Environmental Assessment...  May 2020.
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    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    n. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.


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    Dated: September 30, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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