Great Falls Hydroelectric Company, City of Paterson, New Jersey; Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments, 53135-53136 [2019-21676]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Copper Canyon Reservoir The Copper Canyon Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 235-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 36,266 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 5,740 feet msl; (2) a 505-foot-high, 6,105-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 0.56-mile-long, 35foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.2-mile-long, 31-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 1.05-mile-long, 31-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.1-mile-long, 20-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 0.6-mile-long, 38-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the existing Walker Lake. Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Dry Creek Reservoir The Dry Creek Canyon Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 105-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 21,953 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,560 feet msl; (2) a 775-foot-high, 6,870-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 0.98-mile-long, 29foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.33-mile-long, 26-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 2.56-mile-long, 26-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.1-mile-long, 17-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 0.23-mile-long, 31-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the existing Walker Lake. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Lower Reservoir: Walker Lake The existing Walker Lake has a surface are of 32,120 acres at 3,920 feet msl, and a total storage capacity of 1.4 million acre-feet. Interconnection For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be transmitted to the grid via: (1) A new, approximately 10-mile-long, 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line extending from the powerhouse to the proposed Walker Converter Station (the point of interconnection); and (2) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Pyramid Lake Project VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 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–15002–000. 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–15002) 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. 2019–21638 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2814–025] Great Falls Hydroelectric Company, City of Paterson, New Jersey; Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53135 with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 2814–025. c. Date Filed: February 28, 2019. d. Applicants: Great Falls Hydroelectric Company and the City of Paterson, New Jersey, as co-licensees. e. Name of Project: Great Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Passaic River, near the City of Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey. The project does not occupy federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825 (r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Robert Gates, Senior Vice President of Operations, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 65 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, Morristown, NJ 07960; (973) 998–8400; email—bob.gates@eaglecreekre.com and/or Ben-David Seligman, 2nd Assistant Corp. Counsel, City of Paterson, 155 Market Street, Paterson, NJ; (973) 321–1366; email—bseligman@ patersonnj.gov. i. FERC Contact: Christopher Millard at (202) 502–8256; or email at christopher.millard@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: November 23, 2019. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments 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–2814–025. k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The existing project works consist of: (1) The Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures dam, an overflow granite stone gravity structure about 315 feet long, with a maximum height of 15 feet and having a crest elevation of 114.6 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 202 acres and a storage capacity of 1,415 acre-feet at elevation 114.6 feet msl; (3) a forebay inlet structure; (4) a headgate control structure containing three trashracks and three steel gates; (5) E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 53136 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices three penstocks, each 8.5 feet in diameter and approximately 55 feet long; (6) a powerhouse containing three turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 10.95 megawatts; (7) a 37foot-long, 4.16-kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a 4.16/ 26.4-kV step-up transformer which in turn is connected to a 26.4-kV transmission grid via an approximately 30-foot-long, 26.4-kV underground transmission line; (8) and appurtenant facilities. The Great Falls Project is operated in a run-of-river mode. For the period 2010 through 2018, the average annual generation at the Great Falls Project was 17,484 megawatt-hours. m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website at 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. 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. n. Scoping Process The Commission intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) on the projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Scoping Meetings FERC staff will conduct one agency scoping meeting and one public meeting. The agency scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and nongovernmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the public scoping meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EA. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Public Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Time: 7:00 p.m. (EDT). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 Place: Rogers Meeting Center, Second Floor. Address: 32 Spruce Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Agency Scoping Meeting Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019. Time: 2:00 p.m. (EDT). Place: Rogers Meeting Center, Second Floor. Address: 32 Spruce Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the scoping meeting or may be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link (see item m above). Environmental Site Review The applicants and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental Site Review beginning at 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2019. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All participants should meet at the Great Falls Project facility, located at 72 McBride Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to the site and during the site visit. Anyone with questions about the Environmental Site Review should contact Mr. Matt Nini, Relicensing Project Manager for Eagle Creek, at 973– 998–8171 or matthew.nini@ eaglecreekre.com. Objectives At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (2) solicit from the meeting participants all available information, especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage statements from experts and the public on issues that should be analyzed in the EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in support of, the staff’s preliminary views; (4) determine the resource issues to be addressed in the EA; and (5) identify those issues that require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not require a detailed analysis. Procedures The meetings are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the projects. Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to assist the staff in defining and PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clarifying the issues to be addressed in the EA. Dated: September 23, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21676 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL19–8–003] PJM Interconnection, LLC; Notice of Filing Take notice that on September 13, 2019, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM), submitted a compliance filing containing modifications to the Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of PJM, pursuant to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) August 29, 2019 Order, 168 FERC 61,134. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2814-025]


Great Falls Hydroelectric Company, City of Paterson, New Jersey; 
Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and Soliciting 
Scoping Comments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 2814-025.
    c. Date Filed: February 28, 2019.
    d. Applicants: Great Falls Hydroelectric Company and the City of 
Paterson, New Jersey, as co-licensees.
    e. Name of Project: Great Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Passaic River, near the City of Paterson, 
Passaic County, New Jersey. The project does not occupy federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825 (r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Robert Gates, Senior Vice President of 
Operations, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 65 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, 
Morristown, NJ 07960; (973) 998-8400; [email protected] 
and/or Ben-David Seligman, 2nd Assistant Corp. Counsel, City of 
Paterson, 155 Market Street, Paterson, NJ; (973) 321-1366; email_
[email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Christopher Millard at (202) 502-8256; or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: November 23, 2019.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments 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-2814-025.
    k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The existing project works consist of: (1) The Society for the 
Establishment of Useful Manufactures dam, an overflow granite stone 
gravity structure about 315 feet long, with a maximum height of 15 feet 
and having a crest elevation of 114.6 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) a 
reservoir with a surface area of 202 acres and a storage capacity of 
1,415 acre-feet at elevation 114.6 feet msl; (3) a forebay inlet 
structure; (4) a headgate control structure containing three trashracks 
and three steel gates; (5)

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three penstocks, each 8.5 feet in diameter and approximately 55 feet 
long; (6) a powerhouse containing three turbine-generator units with a 
total rated capacity of 10.95 megawatts; (7) a 37-foot-long, 4.16-
kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line connecting the powerhouse 
to a 4.16/26.4-kV step-up transformer which in turn is connected to a 
26.4-kV transmission grid via an approximately 30-foot-long, 26.4-kV 
underground transmission line; (8) and appurtenant facilities.
    The Great Falls Project is operated in a run-of-river mode. For the 
period 2010 through 2018, the average annual generation at the Great 
Falls Project was 17,484 megawatt-hours.
    m. A copy of the application is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's website at 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. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    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.
    n. Scoping Process
    The Commission intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) 
on the projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy 
Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative 
environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed 
action.

Scoping Meetings

    FERC staff will conduct one agency scoping meeting and one public 
meeting. The agency scoping meeting will focus on resource agency and 
non-governmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the public scoping 
meeting is primarily for public input. All interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or both of the 
meetings, and to assist the staff in identifying the scope of the 
environmental issues that should be analyzed in the EA. The times and 
locations of these meetings are as follows:

Public Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
    Time: 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
    Place: Rogers Meeting Center, Second Floor.
    Address: 32 Spruce Street, Paterson, New Jersey.

Agency Scoping Meeting

    Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019.
    Time: 2:00 p.m. (EDT).
    Place: Rogers Meeting Center, Second Floor.
    Address: 32 Spruce Street, Paterson, New Jersey.
    Copies of the Scoping Document (SD1) outlining the subject areas to 
be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the 
Commission's mailing list. Copies of the SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meeting or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov 
using the ``eLibrary'' link (see item m above).

Environmental Site Review

    The applicants and FERC staff will conduct a project Environmental 
Site Review beginning at 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2019. All interested 
individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend. All 
participants should meet at the Great Falls Project facility, located 
at 72 McBride Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey. All participants are 
responsible for their own transportation to the site and during the 
site visit. Anyone with questions about the Environmental Site Review 
should contact Mr. Matt Nini, Relicensing Project Manager for Eagle 
Creek, at 973-998-8171 or [email protected].

Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, the staff will: (1) Summarize the 
environmental issues tentatively identified for analysis in the EA; (2) 
solicit from the meeting participants all available information, 
especially quantifiable data, on the resources at issue; (3) encourage 
statements from experts and the public on issues that should be 
analyzed in the EA, including viewpoints in opposition to, or in 
support of, the staff's preliminary views; (4) determine the resource 
issues to be addressed in the EA; and (5) identify those issues that 
require a detailed analysis, as well as those issues that do not 
require a detailed analysis.

Procedures

    The meetings are recorded by a stenographer and become part of the 
formal record of the Commission proceeding on the projects. 
Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise 
and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to assist the 
staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed in the EA.

    Dated: September 23, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21676 Filed 10-3-19; 8:45 am]
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