Fremont Irrigation Company; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 54898-54899 [2019-22296]

Download as PDF 54898 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019 / Notices Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 7, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–22298 Filed 10–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD20–1–000] Fremont Irrigation Company; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On October 1, 2019, Freemont Irrigation Company filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed Mill Meadow Hydro Plant Project would have an installed capacity of 2,000 kilowatts (kW), and would be located along the applicant’s existing irrigation pipeline near Loa, Wayne County, Utah. Applicant Contact: Brent Gardner, Alpha Engineering Company, 43 South 100 East, Suite 100, St. George, UT 84770, Phone No. (435) 628–6500, Email: brentgardner@ alphaengineering.com. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502–6778, Email: christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A 2,000 kW twin-jet Turgo turbine unit within an approximately 50-foot by 40-foot powerhouse; and (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generation of up to 6,500 megawatt-hours. A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Description FPA 30(a)(3)(A) ........................................... The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity.. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 40 megawatts ..................... On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i) ....................................... FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii) ....................................... FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii) ...................................... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Satisfies (Y/N) Statutory provision Preliminary Determination: The proposed Mill Meadow Hydro Plant Project will not alter the primary purpose of the conduit, which is to transport water for irrigation. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Oct 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and 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 1 18 PO 00000 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2019). Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y Y 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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. Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD20–1) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208– E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019 / Notices 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 7, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD20-1-000]


Fremont Irrigation Company; Notice of Preliminary Determination 
of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and 
Motions To Intervene

    On October 1, 2019, Freemont Irrigation Company filed a notice of 
intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant 
to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed Mill Meadow 
Hydro Plant Project would have an installed capacity of 2,000 kilowatts 
(kW), and would be located along the applicant's existing irrigation 
pipeline near Loa, Wayne County, Utah.
    Applicant Contact: Brent Gardner, Alpha Engineering Company, 43 
South 100 East, Suite 100, St. George, UT 84770, Phone No. (435) 628-
6500, Email: [email protected].
    FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502-6778, Email: 
[email protected].
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) A 2,000 kW twin-jet Turgo turbine unit 
within an approximately 50-foot by 40-foot powerhouse; and (2) 
appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated 
annual generation of up to 6,500 megawatt-hours.
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

      Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Satisfies
        Statutory provision                Description           (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A)...................  The conduit the facility           Y
                                     uses is a tunnel, canal,
                                     pipeline, aqueduct,
                                     flume, ditch, or similar
                                     manmade water conveyance
                                     that is operated for the
                                     distribution of water
                                     for agricultural,
                                     municipal, or industrial
                                     consumption and not
                                     primarily for the
                                     generation of
                                     electricity..
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i)................  The facility is                    Y
                                     constructed, operated,
                                     or maintained for the
                                     generation of electric
                                     power and uses for such
                                     generation only the
                                     hydroelectric potential
                                     of a non-federally owned
                                     conduit.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii)...............  The facility has an                Y
                                     installed capacity that
                                     does not exceed 40
                                     megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii)..............  On or before August 9,             Y
                                     2013, the facility is
                                     not licensed, or
                                     exempted from the
                                     licensing requirements
                                     of Part I of the FPA.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Preliminary Determination: The proposed Mill Meadow Hydro Plant 
Project will not alter the primary purpose of the conduit, which is to 
transport water for irrigation. Therefore, based upon the above 
criteria, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal 
satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower 
facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from 
licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 30 
days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions 
to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A 
CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY or MOTION TO INTERVENE, as applicable; (2) 
state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number 
of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, 
address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of 
the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting Commission 
staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets the 
qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2019).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and 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. A copy of all other filings in 
reference to this application 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.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD20-1) in the docket 
number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-
866-208-

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3676 or email [email protected]. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: October 7, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
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