New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions, 66665-66666 [2019-26255]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2019 / Notices USACE Safety and Occupational Health Office website, and the document itself will be made available through the typical publication process. Dated: November 26, 2019. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). [FR Doc. 2019–26275 Filed 12–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2934–029] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions 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. b. Project No.: 2934–029. c. Date Filed: April 1, 2019. d. Applicant: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG). e. Name of Project: Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Hudson River, in Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, New York. The project does not occupy any federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: David W. Dick, Manager, NYSEG and RG&E Hydro Engineering, 1300 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624; (585) 724–8535; david_dick@rge.com. i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan, (202) 502–8278 or jody.callihan@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, PRELIMINARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS, or PRELIMINARY FISHWAY PRESCRIPTIONS; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions 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–2934–029. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. l. The existing Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 700-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a crest elevation of 66.6 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29); (2) 3 spillway bays each extending 222 feet across the length of the dam and separated by a 7.5-foot to 10.5-foot-wide concrete pier, with each spillway bay containing 12 pneumatic Obermeyer crest gates that are 6 feet high; (3) a 1.8-mile-long impoundment with a 380-acre surface area and gross storage capacity of 10,735 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 72.6 feet PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66665 NGVD29; (4) an intake channel with two reinforced guide walls and three 35foot-diameter cofferdam walls constructed of sheet piling; (5) a 20-footwide and 7.5-foot-high intake bypass sluice gate; (6) a 105.5-foot-long by 122foot-wide powerhouse containing two 12,780 horsepower Kaplan turbines and two Siemens-Allis generators each having a rated capacity of 8,265 kilowatts; (7) a tailrace approximately 1,200 feet long and 120 feet wide with a bi-level bottom designed to minimize cross-currents; (8) one 1.10-mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. During the non-navigation season (typically from December 1 through April 30), NYSEG operates the project in a run-of-river (ROR) mode and maintains the impoundment at an elevation of 72.6 feet NGVD29. During the navigation season (typically May 1 through November 30), NYSEG periodically spills water to lower the impoundment up to 3 feet below full pool, as directed by the New York State Canal Corporation, to accommodate navigation at lock C–3, and uses all available remaining inflow (that is not used to support navigation) for generation purposes. NYSEG proposes to continue operating the project as it does currently, to support both generation and navigation. In addition, NYSEG proposes to enhance fish passage at the project by: (1) Installing upstream passage for American eel (4 years post-license); (2) developing an agreement with the New York State Canal Corporation to modify lock operations to accommodate the upstream passage of blueback herring and American shad (commencing 2 years post-license); and (3) modifying the project’s intake bypass sluice gate to provide an additional route of downstream fish passage from April 1 through November 30. The project currently generates an annual average of 88,537 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the Mechanicville District Public Library located at 190 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118 and the A.E. Diver Memorial E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 66666 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2019 / Notices Library located at 136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. 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. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following revised schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions ..................................... Commission issues Environmental Assessment (EA) ................................................................................................................ Comments on EA ....................................................................................................................................................................... Modified Terms and Conditions .................................................................................................................................................. o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. p. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for the certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. Dated: November 29, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–26255 Filed 12–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER17–801–008. Applicants: Constellation Power Source Generation, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Informational Filing Regarding Notch Cliff Units 5–8 Retirements to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 11/27/19. Accession Number: 20191127–5161. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/18/19. Docket Numbers: ER20–491–000. Applicants: Lake Lynn Generation, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revised Reactive Service Tariff to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 11/29/19. Accession Number: 20191129–5001. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER20–492–000. Applicants: York Haven Power Company, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revised Reactive Service Tariff to be effective 1/1/2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 Filed Date: 11/29/19. Accession Number: 20191129–5003. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/20/19. Docket Numbers: ER20–493–000. Applicants: New England Power Pool Participants Committee. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Dec 2019 Membership Filing to be effective 12/1/2019. Filed Date: 11/29/19. Accession Number: 20191129–5019. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/20/19. 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 29, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–26256 Filed 12–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. OR20–4–000] Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC; Notice of Request for Emergency Relief Take notice that on November 27, 2019, NGL Supply Wholesale, LLC (NGL) filed a request for the Commission to exercise its emergency PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 January 2020. July 2020. August 2020. October 2020. powers pursuant to Section 1(15) of the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), to allow, or if necessary direct, Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC (Phillips 66 Pipeline) to temporarily provide priority treatment of propane shipments to Jefferson City, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. NGL submits that early weather conditions requiring propane for heating and high moisture grain requiring propane for crop drying have driven demand for propane by NGL’s customers. Specifically, NGL requests that the Commission direct Phillips 66 Pipeline to prioritize the transportation of propane over butane in its Blue Line to maximize the volume of propane for thirty days from the date of a Commission order, subject to further extensions if the conditions continue. Notice is given that the deadline pursuant to 18 CFR 343.3 for filing comments is hereby shortened to and including December 6, 2019. 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 234 (Thursday, December 5, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2934-029]


New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Notice of Ready for 
Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, 
Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions

    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.
    b. Project No.: 2934-029.
    c. Date Filed: April 1, 2019.
    d. Applicant: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG).
    e. Name of Project: Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Hudson River, 
in Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, New York. The project does not 
occupy any federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: David W. Dick, Manager, NYSEG and RG&E Hydro 
Engineering, 1300 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624; (585) 724-
8535; [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan, (202) 502-8278 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, preliminary terms 
and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions: 60 days from the 
issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, PRELIMINARY TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS, or PRELIMINARY FISHWAY PRESCRIPTIONS; (2) set forth in the 
heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the 
application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, 
address, and telephone number of the person submitting the filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 
385.2005. All comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and 
conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and 
otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may 
obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each 
filing 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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and 
preliminary fishway prescriptions 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-2934-029.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to 
the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a 
particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document 
on that resource agency.
    k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.
    l. The existing Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project consists 
of: (1) A 700-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a crest elevation of 
66.6 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29); (2) 3 
spillway bays each extending 222 feet across the length of the dam and 
separated by a 7.5-foot to 10.5-foot-wide concrete pier, with each 
spillway bay containing 12 pneumatic Obermeyer crest gates that are 6 
feet high; (3) a 1.8-mile-long impoundment with a 380-acre surface area 
and gross storage capacity of 10,735 acre-feet at a normal pool 
elevation of 72.6 feet NGVD29; (4) an intake channel with two 
reinforced guide walls and three 35-foot-diameter cofferdam walls 
constructed of sheet piling; (5) a 20-foot-wide and 7.5-foot-high 
intake bypass sluice gate; (6) a 105.5-foot-long by 122-foot-wide 
powerhouse containing two 12,780 horsepower Kaplan turbines and two 
Siemens-Allis generators each having a rated capacity of 8,265 
kilowatts; (7) a tailrace approximately 1,200 feet long and 120 feet 
wide with a bi-level bottom designed to minimize cross-currents; (8) 
one 1.10-mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and (9) 
appurtenant facilities.
    During the non-navigation season (typically from December 1 through 
April 30), NYSEG operates the project in a run-of-river (ROR) mode and 
maintains the impoundment at an elevation of 72.6 feet NGVD29. During 
the navigation season (typically May 1 through November 30), NYSEG 
periodically spills water to lower the impoundment up to 3 feet below 
full pool, as directed by the New York State Canal Corporation, to 
accommodate navigation at lock C-3, and uses all available remaining 
inflow (that is not used to support navigation) for generation 
purposes. NYSEG proposes to continue operating the project as it does 
currently, to support both generation and navigation. In addition, 
NYSEG proposes to enhance fish passage at the project by: (1) 
Installing upstream passage for American eel (4 years post-license); 
(2) developing an agreement with the New York State Canal Corporation 
to modify lock operations to accommodate the upstream passage of 
blueback herring and American shad (commencing 2 years post-license); 
and (3) modifying the project's intake bypass sluice gate to provide an 
additional route of downstream fish passage from April 1 through 
November 30. The project currently generates an annual average of 
88,537 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 at [email protected] or toll-free at 1-866-208-
3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for 
inspection and reproduction at the Mechanicville District Public 
Library located at 190 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118 and 
the A.E. Diver Memorial

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Library located at 136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154.
    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. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following revised schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be 
made as appropriate.

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                 Milestone                           Target date
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Filing of recommendations, preliminary       January 2020.
 terms and conditions, and preliminary
 fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Environmental Assessment   July 2020.
 (EA).
Comments on EA.............................  August 2020.
Modified Terms and Conditions..............  October 2020.
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    o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    p. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for the certification, 
including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the 
request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.

    Dated: November 29, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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