Hackett Mills Hydro Associates; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, 59371-59372 [2019-23982]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices customers in Pennsylvania. CMD also requests that the Commission determine that CMD qualifies as a local distribution company for the purposes of transportation under section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 and that it be granted waiver of all reporting and accounting requirements, as well as other rules and regulations that are normally applicable to natural gas companies subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 3 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must provide a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission’s order in Docket No. CP16–4–001, the Commission will apply its revised practice concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new Natural Gas Act section 3 or section 7 proceeding.1 Persons desiring to become a party to a certificate proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. If seeking to intervene out-oftime, the movant is required to ‘‘show good cause why the time limitation should be waived,’’ and should provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d)(1) of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.2 The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 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 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2019. Dated: October 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23981 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶ 61,167 at ¶ 50 (2018). 2 18 CFR 385.214(d)(1). PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59371 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6398–024] Hackett Mills Hydro Associates; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 6398–024. c. Date Filed: August 29, 2019. d. Submitted By: Hackett Mills Hydro Associates. e. Name of Project: Hackett Mills Project. f. Location: On the Little Androscoggin River in the towns of Poland and Minot, in Androscoggin County, Maine. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Michael Scarzello, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 116 N State Street, P.O. Box 167, Neshkoro, WI 54960– 0167; (973) 998–8400; email— Michael.Scarzello@eaglecreekre.com. i. FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue at (202) 502–8556; or email at karen.sughrue@ferc.gov. j. Hackett Mills Hydro Associates filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on August 29, 2019. Hackett Mills Hydro Associates provided public notice of its request on August 28, 2019. In a letter dated October 28, 2019, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Hackett Mills Hydro Associates’ request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the Maine State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Hackett Mills Hydro Associates as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 59372 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Hackett Mills Hydro Associates filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. o. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: October 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23982 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–500–000] Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project On August 15, 2019, Northern Natural Gas Company (Northern) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–500– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Sections 7(b) and Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon, construct, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project (Project) and would ensure safe and efficient operation of Northern’s existing pipeline system. On August 29, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 (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—December 13, 2019 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—March 12, 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 The Project involves the abandonment in place of a total of approximately 118 miles of 20-inch-diameter and 16-inchdiameter pipeline on its A-Line pipeline system in Otoe, Lancaster, Saunders, Dodge, Burt, Thurston, and Dakota Counties, Nebraska. In addition, Northern would construct and operate approximately 4.2 miles of 24-inchdiameter pipeline loop 1 and associated appurtenances in Otoe and Dodge Counties, Nebraska. Northern states that after Commission approval of the Project, the abandoned pipeline would be purchased and removed by a thirdparty salvage company. Background On September 18, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, and one landowner. The primary issues raised by the commentors are cultural resources; surface waters and wetlands; land use; and floodplains. All 1 A loop is a pipeline that is constructed adjacent to another pipeline for the purpose of increasing capacity in this portion of the system. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 substantive comments will be addressed in 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 Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–500), 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: October 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23986 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–34–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725J); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC–725J (Definition of the Bulk Electric System) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 6398-024]


Hackett Mills Hydro Associates; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the 
Traditional Licensing Process

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and 
Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    b. Project No.: 6398-024.
    c. Date Filed: August 29, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Hackett Mills Hydro Associates.
    e. Name of Project: Hackett Mills Project.
    f. Location: On the Little Androscoggin River in the towns of 
Poland and Minot, in Androscoggin County, Maine.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission's regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Michael Scarzello, Eagle Creek 
Renewable Energy, 116 N State Street, P.O. Box 167, Neshkoro, WI 54960-
0167; (973) 998-8400; [email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue at (202) 502-8556; or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Hackett Mills Hydro Associates filed its request to use the 
Traditional Licensing Process on August 29, 2019. Hackett Mills Hydro 
Associates provided public notice of its request on August 28, 2019. In 
a letter dated October 28, 2019, the Director of the Division of 
Hydropower Licensing approved Hackett Mills Hydro Associates' request 
to use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 
7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations 
thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and 
implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating 
consultation with the Maine State Historic Preservation Officer, as 
required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the 
implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic 
Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating Hackett Mills Hydro 
Associates as the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying 
out informal

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consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. Hackett Mills Hydro Associates filed a Pre-Application Document 
(PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the 
Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    o. Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.

    Dated: October 28, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-23982 Filed 11-1-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P