Great Falls Hydroelectric Company; City of Paterson, New Jersey; Notice Extending Scoping Comment Period, 61047-61048 [2019-24569]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Notices handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@ hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 586– 8008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electric energy from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On January 27, 2015, DOE issued Order No. EA–284–D, which renewed the authorization of Noble Americas Solutions LLC (Noble Americas) to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. On January 11, 2017, DOE issued Order No. EA–284–E, recognizing that Noble Americas changed its name to Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC (Calpine Solutions). The authorization issued to Calpine Solutions f/k/a Noble Americas expires on January 29, 2020. On October 16, 2019, Calpine Solutions filed an application with DOE (Application or App.) for renewal of the export authorization contained in Order No. EA–284–D (as amended in Order No. EA–284–E) for an additional five-year term. The Application states that ‘‘Calpine Solutions does not have a franchised utility service area’’ and that ‘‘Calpine Solutions proposes to continue to export electric power through the existing facilities of [San Diego Gas & Electric Company] and [Comisio´n Federal de Electricidad].’’ App. at 3. The electric energy that the Applicant proposes to export to Mexico would be purchased from ‘‘electric utilities, merchant generators, energy brokers, and federal power marketing agencies.’’ Id. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by the Applicant have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the Application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five (5) copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments and other filings concerning the Application should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA– 284–F. An additional copy is to be provided directly to Sarah Novosel, Calpine Corporation, 875 15th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, and Greg Bass, Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC, 401 West A Street, Suite 500, San Diego, CA 92101. A final decision will be made on the 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 the 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 November 5, 2019. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2019–24533 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2019–24557 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP20–200–000. Applicants: ConocoPhillips Company,W&T Offshore, Inc. Description: Joint Petition for Temporary Waiver of Commission Capacity Release Regulations and Policies, et al. of ConocoPhillips Company, et al under RP20–200. Filed Date: 11/4/19. Accession Number: 20191104–5062. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/12/19. Docket Numbers: RP20–201–000. Applicants: Enable Mississippi River Transmission, LLC. Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Filing—Spire RP18–923 Settlement to be effective 1/1/2019. Filed Date: 11/4/19. Accession Number: 20191104–5072. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/18/19. Docket Numbers: RP20–202–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: NonConforming—Gateway to be effective 12/1/2019. Filed Date: 11/4/19. Accession Number: 20191104–5102. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/18/19. Docket Numbers: RP20–203–000. Applicants: Equitrans, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Capacity Release Agreements—11/4/2019 to be effective 11/1/2019. Filed Date: 11/4/19. Accession Number: 20191104–5105. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/18/19. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s 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: November 5, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Combined Notice of Filings PO 00000 61047 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 Extending Scoping Comment Period 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. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 61048 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Notices 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: December 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) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 staff intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the Great Falls Project 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 were held on October 23 and 24, 2019, near the project site in Paterson, New Jersey to receive input on the scope of the EA. The meetings were noticed in the Federal Register; however, it has come to our attention that the meetings were not noticed in a local newspaper. Thus, we are extending the comment period to December 23, 2019. 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 and the co-licensee’s distribution list. Copies of SD1 may be viewed on the web 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, call 1–866– 208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 5, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24569 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. OR20–3–000] Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on November 4, 2019, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2019), Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC, filed a declaratory order petition seeking approval of the proposed rate structure and terms of service for its crude oil expansion project’s transportation services agreements and the terms for the conversion of existing committed shipper volume commitments into new volume commitments under a new open season, all as more fully explained in the petition. 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. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. 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 on-line 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 E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61047-61048]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24569]


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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 Extending Scoping Comment Period

    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.

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    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: December 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) 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 staff intends to prepare an environmental assessment 
(EA) for the Great Falls Project 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 were held on October 23 and 24, 2019, near the 
project site in Paterson, New Jersey to receive input on the scope of 
the EA. The meetings were noticed in the Federal Register; however, it 
has come to our attention that the meetings were not noticed in a local 
newspaper. Thus, we are extending the comment period to December 23, 
2019.
    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 and the co-licensee's distribution list. 
Copies of SD1 may be viewed on the web 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, call 
1-866-208-3676 or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: November 5, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-24569 Filed 11-8-19; 8:45 am]
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