Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Environmental Site Review, 53427 [2019-21791]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices Frank, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, 700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001–3980 and Compliance Department, Castleton Commodities International LLC, 811 Main Street, Suite 3500, Houston, TX 77002. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after DOE determines that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program website at http://energy.gov/ node/11845, or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2019. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2019–21815 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2333–091–Maine] Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Environmental Site Review On September 27, 2019, Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document to re-license its 44.5-megawatt Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 2333. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will conduct an environmental site review for the project on October 24, 2019. The project is located on the Androscoggin River, in Oxford County, Maine. The environmental site review is being held to provide all stakeholders, interested in the project’s future relicensing proceedings, an opportunity to view the project’s facilities and surrounding areas. Under the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission conducts its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting within 90 days of the filing of the licensee’s NOI. An environmental site review is typically held in conjunction with that scoping meeting. However, access to some project facilities may be VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 limited by winter weather during December of 2019 when scoping for this project is currently anticipated. For this reason, the Commission will conduct the environmental site review in October before the onset of winter; additional site reviews will not be conducted in conjunction with NEPA scoping meetings for the project in December of 2019. Therefore, we are waiving 5.8(b)(viii) of the Commission’s regulations requiring an environmental site review within 30 days of issuance of a notice of commencement of proceeding to facilitate the early environmental site review. The Commission encourages all interested parties to participate in the October environmental site review to facilitate productive scoping meetings later this year. Details of the project specific environmental site review follow. Date and Time: October 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Location: Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project, 299 Prospect Avenue (Route 2), Rumford, Maine 04276. Directions and Logistics Please notify Mr. Randy Dorman of Great Lakes Hydro America at (207) 7555605 or at randy.dorman@ brookfieldrenewable.com on or before October 21, 2019, if you plan to attend the environmental site review. If you need further logistical information or directions, please contact the Mr. Randy Dorman with the information above. All other questions regarding the environmental site review or the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process may be directed to Ryan Hansen of the Commission’s staff at (202) 502–8074 or via email at: ryan.hansen@ferc.gov. Dated: October 1, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21791 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–509–000] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Texas Eastern Transmission, LP Proposed Marshall County Mine Panel 19E Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53427 environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Marshall County Mine Panel 19E Project involving construction and operation of facilities by Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) in Marshall County, West Virginia. The Commission will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies about issues regarding the project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity/ authorization. NEPA also requires the Commission to discover concerns the public may have about proposals. This process is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of issues to address in the EA. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 31, 2019. You can make a difference by submitting your specific comments or concerns about the project. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EA. Commission staff will consider all filed comments during the preparation of the EA. If you sent comments on this project to the Commission before the opening of this docket on September 4, 2019, you will need to file those comments in Docket No. CP19–509–000 to ensure they are considered as part of this proceeding. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this proposed project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2333-091-Maine]


Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Environmental Site Review

    On September 27, 2019, Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC filed a Notice of 
Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document to re-license its 44.5-
megawatt Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 2333. The Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will conduct an environmental 
site review for the project on October 24, 2019. The project is located 
on the Androscoggin River, in Oxford County, Maine.
    The environmental site review is being held to provide all 
stakeholders, interested in the project's future relicensing 
proceedings, an opportunity to view the project's facilities and 
surrounding areas.
    Under the Commission's Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission 
conducts its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting 
within 90 days of the filing of the licensee's NOI. An environmental 
site review is typically held in conjunction with that scoping meeting. 
However, access to some project facilities may be limited by winter 
weather during December of 2019 when scoping for this project is 
currently anticipated. For this reason, the Commission will conduct the 
environmental site review in October before the onset of winter; 
additional site reviews will not be conducted in conjunction with NEPA 
scoping meetings for the project in December of 2019. Therefore, we are 
waiving 5.8(b)(viii) of the Commission's regulations requiring an 
environmental site review within 30 days of issuance of a notice of 
commencement of proceeding to facilitate the early environmental site 
review. The Commission encourages all interested parties to participate 
in the October environmental site review to facilitate productive 
scoping meetings later this year. Details of the project specific 
environmental site review follow.
    Date and Time: October 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project, 299 Prospect Avenue 
(Route 2), Rumford, Maine 04276.

Directions and Logistics

    Please notify Mr. Randy Dorman of Great Lakes Hydro America at 
(207) 755- 5605 or at [email protected] on or before 
October 21, 2019, if you plan to attend the environmental site review.
    If you need further logistical information or directions, please 
contact the Mr. Randy Dorman with the information above. All other 
questions regarding the environmental site review or the Commission's 
Integrated Licensing Process may be directed to Ryan Hansen of the 
Commission's staff at (202) 502-8074 or via email at: 
[email protected].

    Dated: October 1, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21791 Filed 10-4-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P