North Hartland, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing with the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline For Submission of Final Amendments, 68443-68444 [2019-27018]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2019 / Notices 68443 FERC—604—CASH MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hours & average cost per response ($) Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) = (6) 35 1 35 1.5 hours; $120.00 ......... 52.5 hours; $4,200.00 .... $120.00 Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: December 10, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27011 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: December 10, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Docket No. NJ20–5–000] [FR Doc. 2019–27017 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Filing; City of Anaheim, California BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Take notice that on December 9, 2019, the City of Anaheim, California submitted its tariff filing: City of Anaheim 2020 Transmission Revenue Balancing Account Adjustment to be effective January 1, 2020. 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. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Dec 13, 2019 serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. 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 with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 30, 2019. Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2816–050] North Hartland, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing with the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline For Submission of Final Amendments 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.: P–2816–050. c. Date filed: November 26, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 d. Applicant: North Hartland, LLC (North Hartland). e. Name of Project: North Hartland Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Ottauquechee River in the town of Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont. The project occupies 20.8 acres of land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Andrew J. Locke, President, Essex Hydro Associates, LLC, 55 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108; Phone at (617) 367– 0032, or email at alocke@ essexhydro.com. i. FERC Contact: Bill Connelly at (202) 502–8587, or william.connelly@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 l 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. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: January 25, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 68444 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2019 / Notices 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–2816–050. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: The existing North Hartland Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A steel-lined intake structure in the Corps’ North Hartland Dam that is equipped with 2-inch trashracks; (2) a 470-foot-long, 12-footdiameter steel penstock that provides flow to a 4.0-megawatt (MW) adjustable blade, vertical shaft turbine-generator unit located inside of a 59-foot-long, 40foot-wide concrete powerhouse; (3) a 12-foot-diameter bypass conduit that branches off of the 12-foot-diameter penstock about 100 feet before the powerhouse, and that empties into a 60foot-long concrete-lined channel through a bypass control gate; (4) a 30inch-diameter steel penstock that branches off of the 12-foot-diamater bypass conduit about 50 feet upstream of the bypass control gate, and that provides flow to a 0.1375–MW fixed geometry, horizontal pump turbinegenerator unit located on a raised platform outside of the southern wall of the powerhouse; (5) a 400-foot-long, 50 to 150-foot-wide tailrace channel; (6) a transmission line that comprises an approximately 600-foot-long,12.5 kilovolt (kV) underground segment, and a 4,000-foot-long, 12.5-kV overhead segment that connect the generators to Green Mountain Power Corporation’s Clay Hill Road Line 66 Transmission Project No. 12766; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The project is managed to meet daily peak electrical system demand, as needed using the available head and reservoir outflow from Corps’ North Hartland dam. The current license requires North Hartland to release a continuous minimum flow of 23 cubic feet per second (cfs) from July1 through October 31, and 40 cfs during the remainder of the year, or the inflow to the reservoir, whichever is less, for the purpose of protecting and enhancing aquatic resources in the Ottauquechee River. The project has an average annual generation of approximately 13,991,990 kilowatt-hours from 2014 through 2018. North Hartland proposes to provide the following minimum and maximum flows, respectively: (1) 60 and 700 cfs, from October 1 through March 31; (2) 160 and 835 cfs, from April 1 through April 31; (3) 160 and 550 cfs, from May VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Dec 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 1 through May 31; (4) 140 and 450 cfs, from June 1 through June 30; and (5) 60 and 300 cfs, from July 1 through September 30. o. 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 town of Hartland’s library, located at 153 Rt. 5, Hartland, VT. 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. p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)— January 2020 Request Additional Information— January 2020 Issue Acceptance Letter—April 2020 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments—May 2020 Request Additional Information (if necessary)—July 2020 Issue Scoping Document 2—August 2020 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—August 2020 Commission issues Environmental Assessment—February 2021 Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: December 10, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27018 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–10002–94–Region 3] Clean Water Act: Maryland—Chester River Vessel Sewage No-Discharge Zone—Final Affirmative Determination Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final determination. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the establishment of a no-discharge zone in the Chester River, Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties, Maryland and its tributaries. SUMMARY: Comments must be received in writing to the EPA on or before January 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Matthew A. Konfirst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency— Mid-Atlantic Region, 1650 Arch Street, Mail Code 3WD31, Philadelphia, PA 19103–2029, or emailed to konfirst.matthew@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew A. Konfirst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency— Mid-Atlantic Region. Telephone: (215) 814–5801; Fax number: (215) 814–2301; email address: konfirst.matthew@ epa.gov. DATES: On behalf of the State of Maryland, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources requested that the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 approve a no-discharge zone pursuant to section 312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1322(f)(3). After review of Maryland’s application, the EPA determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the entirety of the Chester River and its tributaries. The State’s application is available upon request from the EPA (please contact the person identified in the ADDRESSES section of this document) or at http:// dnr.maryland.gov/boating/Documents/ FINAL_CRA_NDZ_APPLICATION.pdf. The delineation of the proposed nodischarge zone of the Chester River and its tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay will begin at 39°8′54.48″ N, 76°16′37.11″ W and extend down to 39°2′23.56″ N, 76°18′8.89″ W. From there it will continue east throughout any navigable waters including all tributaries and bays. Included within this zone are Lankford Bay, Corsica River, Southeast Creek, and many smaller tributaries. The application identifies 19 stationary and four mobile cart pumpout stations located at 17 marinas or docks throughout the Chester River. Sixteen of the nineteen stationary units also have a method to empty portable toilets. The pumpout stations were funded through the Clean Vessel Act and Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund with grants administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Use of the pumpout stations incurs a fee of no SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 241 (Monday, December 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68443-68444]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27018]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2816-050]


North Hartland, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing 
with the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and 
Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline For 
Submission of Final Amendments

    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.: P-2816-050.
    c. Date filed: November 26, 2019.
    d. Applicant: North Hartland, LLC (North Hartland).
    e. Name of Project: North Hartland Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Ottauquechee River in the town of Hartland, 
Windsor County, Vermont. The project occupies 20.8 acres of land 
managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Andrew J. Locke, President, Essex Hydro 
Associates, LLC, 55 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108; Phone at (617) 367-
0032, or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Bill Connelly at (202) 502-8587, or 
[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 l 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. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: January 25, 2020.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online

[[Page 68444]]

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-2816-050.
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. Project Description: The existing North Hartland Hydroelectric 
Project consists of: (1) A steel-lined intake structure in the Corps' 
North Hartland Dam that is equipped with 2-inch trashracks; (2) a 470-
foot-long, 12-foot-diameter steel penstock that provides flow to a 4.0-
megawatt (MW) adjustable blade, vertical shaft turbine-generator unit 
located inside of a 59-foot-long, 40-foot-wide concrete powerhouse; (3) 
a 12-foot-diameter bypass conduit that branches off of the 12-foot-
diameter penstock about 100 feet before the powerhouse, and that 
empties into a 60-foot-long concrete-lined channel through a bypass 
control gate; (4) a 30-inch-diameter steel penstock that branches off 
of the 12-foot-diamater bypass conduit about 50 feet upstream of the 
bypass control gate, and that provides flow to a 0.1375-MW fixed 
geometry, horizontal pump turbine-generator unit located on a raised 
platform outside of the southern wall of the powerhouse; (5) a 400-
foot-long, 50 to 150-foot-wide tailrace channel; (6) a transmission 
line that comprises an approximately 600-foot-long,12.5 kilovolt (kV) 
underground segment, and a 4,000-foot-long, 12.5-kV overhead segment 
that connect the generators to Green Mountain Power Corporation's Clay 
Hill Road Line 66 Transmission Project No. 12766; and (9) appurtenant 
facilities.
    The project is managed to meet daily peak electrical system demand, 
as needed using the available head and reservoir outflow from Corps' 
North Hartland dam. The current license requires North Hartland to 
release a continuous minimum flow of 23 cubic feet per second (cfs) 
from July1 through October 31, and 40 cfs during the remainder of the 
year, or the inflow to the reservoir, whichever is less, for the 
purpose of protecting and enhancing aquatic resources in the 
Ottauquechee River. The project has an average annual generation of 
approximately 13,991,990 kilowatt-hours from 2014 through 2018.
    North Hartland proposes to provide the following minimum and 
maximum flows, respectively: (1) 60 and 700 cfs, from October 1 through 
March 31; (2) 160 and 835 cfs, from April 1 through April 31; (3) 160 
and 550 cfs, from May 1 through May 31; (4) 140 and 450 cfs, from June 
1 through June 30; and (5) 60 and 300 cfs, from July 1 through 
September 30.
    o. 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 town of Hartland's library, located at 153 Rt. 5, 
Hartland, VT.
    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.
    p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions 
to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)--January 2020
Request Additional Information--January 2020
Issue Acceptance Letter--April 2020
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments--May 2020
Request Additional Information (if necessary)--July 2020
Issue Scoping Document 2--August 2020
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis--August 2020
Commission issues Environmental Assessment--February 2021

    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: December 10, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-27018 Filed 12-13-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P