Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests; Chittenden Falls Hydropower, Inc., 72355-72356 [2019-28261]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 31, 2019 / Notices Accession Number: 20191217–5171. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–619–000. Applicants: ISO New England Inc. Description: Informational Filing of Contract of ISO New England Inc. Filed Date: 12/17/19. Accession Number: 20191217–5178. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–620–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to Service Agreement No. 5314; Queue No. AE1–081 (consent) to be effective 2/17/2019. Filed Date: 12/17/19. Accession Number: 20191217–5193. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–621–000. Applicants: MP2 Energy LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status & SE Change in Cat. Seller Status to be effective 12/18/2019. Filed Date: 12/17/19. Accession Number: 20191217–5194. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–622–000. Applicants: MP2 Energy NE LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status & SE Change in Cat. Seller Status to be effective 12/18/2019. Filed Date: 12/17/19. Accession Number: 20191217–5195. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/7/20. 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: December 17, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–28207 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3273–024] Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests; Chittenden Falls Hydropower, Inc. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 3273–024. c. Date filed: May 31, 2019. d. Applicant: Chittenden Falls Hydropower, Inc. (Chittenden Falls Hydro). e. Name of Project: Chittenden Falls Hydropower Project. f. Location: On Kinderhook Creek, near the Town of Stockport, Columbia County, New York. 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: Mark Boumansour, Chief Operating Officer, Gravity Renewables, Inc., 1401 Walnut Street, Suite 420, Boulder, CO 80302; (303) 440–3378; mark@ gravityrenewables.com and/or Celeste N. Fay, Regulatory Manager, Gravity Renewables, Inc., 5 Dartmouth Drive, Suite 104, Auburn, NH 03032; (413) 262–9466; celeste@ gravityrenewables.com. i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502–6736 or monir.chowdhury@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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–3273–024. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72355 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, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The existing Chittenden Falls Hydropower Project consists of: (1) An approximately 4-foot-high, 320-foot-long concrete gravity dam, topped with 2foot-high wooden flashboards, and having a dam crest elevation of 59.6 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29); (2) a reservoir with a surface area of about 18 acres and a storage capacity of 63 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 61.6 feet NGVD29; (3) an 8-foot-wide, 22-footlong intake structure on the east side of the dam connecting to an 8-foot-wide, 118-foot-long concrete and wooden power canal; (4) a 7.5-foot-diameter, 45foot-long steel penstock that conveys water from the power canal to a powerhouse on the east side of the dam containing two turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 453 kilowatts (kW); (5) an 8-foot-wide, 10foot-long intake structure on the west side of the dam connecting to a 6-footdiameter, 62-foot-long steel penstock; (6) a powerhouse on the west side of the dam containing a single turbinegenerator unit with a rated capacity of 300 kW; (7) two 480-volt, 40-foot-long generator leads connecting the east powerhouse to a transformer yard and a 2,300-volt, 400-foot-long generator lead connecting the west powerhouse to the transformer yard; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The Chittenden Falls Project is operated in a run-of-river mode with an estimated average annual generation of 2,300 megawatt-hours between 2012 and 2018. Chittenden Falls Hydro proposes to continue to operate the project in run-of-river mode. 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. n. 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. E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 72356 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 31, 2019 / Notices o. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE;’’ (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. p. Updated procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Scoping Document for comments ...................................................................................................................................... Request Additional Information (if necessary) ............................................................................................................................. Issue Scoping Document 2 (if necessary) ................................................................................................................................... Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis ..................................................................................................................... Commission issues EA or draft EA ............................................................................................................................................. Comments on EA or draft EA ...................................................................................................................................................... Commission issues final EA (If draft EA Issued) ......................................................................................................................... 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 23, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–28261 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL—FRL–10003–68–OA] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered SAB to discuss its reviews of the following proposed rules: (1) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units—Reconsideration of Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review; (2) The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021– 2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; (3) Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science; and (4) Revised Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States.’’ DATES: The public meeting of the chartered Science Advisory Board will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 Time), Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), and Friday, January 24, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The chartered SAB will hear oral public comments on January 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail (202) 564–2155, or email at armitage.thomas@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the scientific and technical basis for agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB will hold a public meeting to discuss its reviews of the scientific and technical basis of four proposed rules. Under the PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 2019. February 2020. March 2020. March 2020. September 2020. October 2020. January 2021. SAB’s authorizing statute, the SAB ‘‘may make available to the Administrator, within the time specified by the Administrator, its advice and comments on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis’’ of proposed rules. At a public meeting held on June 5–6, 2019, the SAB discussed whether to review the scientific and technical basis of major EPA actions in the Spring 2018 regulatory agenda. The SAB decided to provide advice and comments on the scientific and technical basis of the following proposed rules: (1) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units— Reconsideration of Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review; (2) The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021– 2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; (3) Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science; and (4) Revised Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States.’’ The purpose of the meeting described in this notice is to discuss draft reports developed by SAB workgroups. Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, an agenda and other meeting materials will be placed on the SAB website at http://epa.gov/ sab. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 250 (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-28261]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3273-024]


Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions 
To Intervene and Protests; Chittenden Falls Hydropower, Inc.

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 3273-024.
    c. Date filed: May 31, 2019.
    d. Applicant: Chittenden Falls Hydropower, Inc. (Chittenden Falls 
Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Chittenden Falls Hydropower Project.
    f. Location: On Kinderhook Creek, near the Town of Stockport, 
Columbia County, New York. 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: Mark Boumansour, Chief Operating Officer, 
Gravity Renewables, Inc., 1401 Walnut Street, Suite 420, Boulder, CO 
80302; (303) 440-3378; [email protected] and/or Celeste N. 
Fay, Regulatory Manager, Gravity Renewables, Inc., 5 Dartmouth Drive, 
Suite 104, Auburn, NH 03032; (413) 262-9466; 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502-6736 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days 
from the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and protests using the Commission's eFiling system 
at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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-3273-024.
    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, but is not ready for 
environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The existing Chittenden Falls Hydropower Project consists of: 
(1) An approximately 4-foot-high, 320-foot-long concrete gravity dam, 
topped with 2-foot-high wooden flashboards, and having a dam crest 
elevation of 59.6 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 
(NGVD29); (2) a reservoir with a surface area of about 18 acres and a 
storage capacity of 63 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 61.6 
feet NGVD29; (3) an 8-foot-wide, 22-foot-long intake structure on the 
east side of the dam connecting to an 8-foot-wide, 118-foot-long 
concrete and wooden power canal; (4) a 7.5-foot-diameter, 45-foot-long 
steel penstock that conveys water from the power canal to a powerhouse 
on the east side of the dam containing two turbine-generator units with 
a total rated capacity of 453 kilowatts (kW); (5) an 8-foot-wide, 10-
foot-long intake structure on the west side of the dam connecting to a 
6-foot-diameter, 62-foot-long steel penstock; (6) a powerhouse on the 
west side of the dam containing a single turbine-generator unit with a 
rated capacity of 300 kW; (7) two 480-volt, 40-foot-long generator 
leads connecting the east powerhouse to a transformer yard and a 2,300-
volt, 400-foot-long generator lead connecting the west powerhouse to 
the transformer yard; and (8) appurtenant facilities.
    The Chittenden Falls Project is operated in a run-of-river mode 
with an estimated average annual generation of 2,300 megawatt-hours 
between 2012 and 2018. Chittenden Falls Hydro proposes to continue to 
operate the project in run-of-river mode.
    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.
    n. 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.

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    o. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 
CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate 
action to take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but 
only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests 
or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
deadline date for the particular application.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE;'' (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served 
upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular 
application.
    p. Updated procedural schedule and final amendments: The 
application will be processed according to the following preliminary 
Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as 
appropriate.

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Issue Scoping Document for comments...  December 2019.
Request Additional Information (if      February 2020.
 necessary).
Issue Scoping Document 2 (if            March 2020.
 necessary).
Issue Notice of Ready for               March 2020.
 Environmental Analysis.
Commission issues EA or draft EA......  September 2020.
Comments on EA or draft EA............  October 2020.
Commission issues final EA (If draft    January 2021.
 EA Issued).
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    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 23, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-28261 Filed 12-30-19; 8:45 am]
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