Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 62524-62525 [2019-24814]

Download as PDF 62524 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices Filed Date: 11/8/19. Accession Number: 20191108–5121. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/29/19. Docket Numbers: ER20–345–000. Applicants: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Description: Notice of Termination of the PARS Facilities Agreement of New York Independent System Operator, Inc., on behalf of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Filed Date: 11/8/19. Accession Number: 20191108–5128. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/29/19. Docket Numbers: ER20–346–000. Applicants: Startrans IO, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: TRBAA 2020 Update to be effective 1/ 1/2020. Filed Date: 11/8/19. Accession Number: 20191108–5153. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/29/19. 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 8, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24812 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14873–001] Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of PreApplication Document, Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for an Original VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 14873–001. c. Dated Filed: October 7, 2019. d. Submitted By: Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc. e. Name of Project: Nuyakuk River Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Nuyakuk River, in the Dillingham Census Area, Alaska. The project occupies 357 acres of United States lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. Bobby Armstrong, Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 350, Dillingham, Alaska 99576; phone: (907) 842–5251 or email at barmstrong@ nushagak.coop. i. FERC Contact: Julia Kolberg at (202) 502–8261 or email at julia.kolberg@ ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) 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 (b) the 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. Nushagak Cooperative, Inc. 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. m. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. 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. n. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission’s staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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. 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–14873–001. All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by February 4, 2020. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices project at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. Teleconferencing capability will be provided for those who cannot attend the meeting in person. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Daytime Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Homewood Suites, 101 W. 48th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503. Phone: (907) 762–7000. Evening Scoping Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Homewood Suites, 101 W. 48th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503. Phone: (907) 762–7000. Please notify Julia Kolberg at (202) 502–8261 or Julia.kolberg@ferc.gov on or before December 4, 2019, if you plan to attend scoping meetings via teleconference. Scoping Document 1 (SD1), which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n. of this document. Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the project. Under the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission conducts scoping 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, in this case, access to project facilities is likely to be limited by winter weather conditions when scoping for this project will occur. For this reason, the license applicant will play a video filmed during a flyover of the proposed project site. An environmental site review may be conducted at a later date. 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. Dated: November 8, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24814 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–39–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–511); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. 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 soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62525 511 (Transfer of Hydropower License) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On August 29, 2019, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 45489) in Docket No. IC19–39–000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no public comments. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by OMB Control No. 1902– 0069, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC19–39–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance, contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–511, Transfer of Hydropower License.1 OMB Control No.: 1902–0069. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–511 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected under the 1 The title is being updated to Transfer of Hydropower License (rather than Transfer of Electric License). E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14873-001]


Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Intent 
To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, 
Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments 
on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and 
Associated Study Requests

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
an Original License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 14873-001.
    c. Dated Filed: October 7, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Nuyakuk River Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Nuyakuk River, in the Dillingham Census Area, 
Alaska. The project occupies 357 acres of United States lands under the 
jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. Bobby Armstrong, Nushagak 
Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 350, Dillingham, 
Alaska 99576; phone: (907) 842-5251 or email at 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Julia Kolberg at (202) 502-8261 or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) 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 (b) the 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. Nushagak Cooperative, Inc. 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.
    m. 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.
    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.
    n. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and 
all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits 
of the potential application must be filed with the Commission.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
all documents 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] 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-14873-001.
    All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: 
``Comments on Pre-Application Document,'' ``Study Requests,'' 
``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' ``Request for Cooperating Agency 
Status,'' or ``Communications to and from Commission Staff.'' Any 
individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, 
commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating 
status must do so by February 4, 2020.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will 
satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or 
EIS is issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the

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project at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting will 
focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. Teleconferencing capability will be provided for those who 
cannot attend the meeting in person. The times and locations of these 
meetings are as follows:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Homewood Suites, 101 W. 48th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503.
    Phone: (907) 762-7000.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Homewood Suites, 101 W. 48th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503.
    Phone: (907) 762-7000.
    Please notify Julia Kolberg at (202) 502-8261 or 
[email protected] on or before December 4, 2019, if you plan to 
attend scoping meetings via teleconference.
    Scoping Document 1 (SD1), which outlines the subject areas to be 
addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals 
and entities on the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be 
available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at 
http://www.ferc.gov, using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions 
for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written 
comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a 
revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, 
identified through the scoping process.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and 
identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
included in item n. of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public records of the project.
    Under the Commission's Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission 
conducts scoping 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, in this case, access to project facilities is 
likely to be limited by winter weather conditions when scoping for this 
project will occur. For this reason, the license applicant will play a 
video filmed during a flyover of the proposed project site. An 
environmental site review may be conducted at a later date. Therefore, 
we are waiving Sec.  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.

    Dated: November 8, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-24814 Filed 11-14-19; 8:45 am]
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