Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 3669-3670 [2020-00922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 14 / Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Farm, LLC (Petitioners),1 filed a petition for a declaratory order seeking limited waiver of the filing requirements applicable to small power production facilities set forth in section 292.203(a)(3) of the Commission’s regulations, 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 Petitioners. 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 February 10, 2020. 1 Petitioners include: Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–184–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–185–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–186–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–187–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–188–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC Docket No. QF20–189–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–190–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–191–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–192–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–193–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–194–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–195–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–196–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–197–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–198–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–199–001; Curry Solar Farm, LLC, Docket No. QF20–200–001. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Jan 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: January 14, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00920 Filed 1–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3452–017] Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments 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.: 3452–017. c. Date Filed: June 28, 2019. d. Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. e. Name of Project: Oak Orchard Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located adjacent to the New York State Canal Corporation’s barge canal in the Village of Medina, Orleans 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: Mr. Steven P. Murphy, Director, U.S. Licensing, Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P., 33 West 1st Street South, Fulton, NY 13069; (315) 598–6130; email— steven.murphy@ brookfieldrenewable.com i. FERC Contact: Laurie Bauer at (202) 502–6519; or email at laurie.bauer@ ferc.gov j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3669 The first page of any filing should include docket number P–3452–017. 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 is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The Oak Orchard Project consists of the following existing facilities: (1) A concrete gravity dam containing a spillway with a crest elevation of 507.6 feet mean sea level (msl) surmounted by 2-foot-high flashboards and two 5-foothigh, 5-foot-wide flood gates; (2) a forebay with a surface area of 0.25 acre and a storage capacity of 3 acre-feet at the normal pool elevation of 509.6 feet msl; (3) an intake structure with trashracks; (4) a 7-foot-diameter, 85-footlong welded steel penstock from the intake to the turbine; (5) a 20-foot-long, 43-foot-wide powerhouse containing a single turbine-generator unit with a rated capacity of 350 kilowatts; (6) a tailrace located on the left (west) bank of Oak Orchard Creek; (7) a 55-foot-long underground generation lead; (8) three single-phase 167-kilovolt-ampere polemounted power transformers; (9) a 400foot-long access road; and (10) appurtenant facilities. Erie operates the project off of flows provided to it from the barge canal. During the navigation season, the Canal Corporation provides approximately 225 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water. Under normal operating conditions, Erie uses approximately 200 cfs of the provided water for project operation and the remaining water (approximately 25 cfs) is discharged directly to Oak Orchard Creek. During the period from 2009 to 2016, the average annual generation was approximately 1,147 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. n. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 3670 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 14 / Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / Notices email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. Scoping Process The Commission intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the Oak Orchard Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both sitespecific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document 1 (SD1) issued January 14, 2020. Copies of SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing 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: January 14, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00922 Filed 1–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 11834–072] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Proceeding: Application for temporary variance of reservoir elevation. b. Project No.: 11834–072. c. Date Filed: January 6, 2020. d. Licensee: Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Upper and Middle Dams Storage Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Rapid River in Oxford and Franklin counties, Maine. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Licensee Contact: Mr. Kyle Murphy, Brookfield Renewable, 150 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Jan 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 Main Street, Lewiston, ME, (207) 458– 5861, Kyle.murphy@ brookfieldrenewable.com. i. FERC Contact: Ms. Rebecca Martin, (202) 502–6012, Rebecca.martin@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions, and protests is February 13, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests and 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–11834–072. k. Description of Request: The applicant requests a temporary variance from article 402 of its license to operate the reservoir elevation below its normal winter minimum elevation of 1437 feet mean sea level (msl), to allow for structural repairs to the Middle Dam. The licensee would maintain a minimum elevation of 1436.0 feet msl from March 1 through April 15 beginning in 2020 and during the same time period through 2024. The drawdown would allow for the repairs to be completed in the dry and during the reduced recreation season. The licensee would hold back additional water at the Upper Dam Development, located upstream of the Middle Dam, during the construction years to assist in the refill of the Middle Dam Reservoir, Richardson Lake. l. This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction in the Commission’s Public Reference Room located at 888 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .212 and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (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. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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 385.2010. Dated: January 14, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00923 Filed 1–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2894–013] Flambeau Hydro, LLC; Notice of Meeting To Discuss the Black Brook Hydroelectric Project No. 2894 Supporting Design Report a. Date and Time of Meeting: January 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. EST. b. Place: Teleconference at FERC Headquarters, 888 First St NE, Washington, DC 20426. E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 14 (Wednesday, January 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3452-017]


Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice Soliciting Scoping 
Comments

    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.: 3452-017.
    c. Date Filed: June 28, 2019.
    d. Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.
    e. Name of Project: Oak Orchard Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located adjacent to the New York State 
Canal Corporation's barge canal in the Village of Medina, Orleans 
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: Mr. Steven P. Murphy, Director, U.S. 
Licensing, Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P., 33 West 1st Street South, 
Fulton, NY 13069; (315) 598-6130; email_
[email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Laurie Bauer at (202) 502-6519; or email at 
[email protected]
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: 30 days from the issuance 
date of this notice.
    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-3452-017.
    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 is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The Oak Orchard Project consists of the following existing 
facilities: (1) A concrete gravity dam containing a spillway with a 
crest elevation of 507.6 feet mean sea level (msl) surmounted by 2-
foot-high flashboards and two 5-foot-high, 5-foot-wide flood gates; (2) 
a forebay with a surface area of 0.25 acre and a storage capacity of 3 
acre-feet at the normal pool elevation of 509.6 feet msl; (3) an intake 
structure with trashracks; (4) a 7-foot-diameter, 85-foot-long welded 
steel penstock from the intake to the turbine; (5) a 20-foot-long, 43-
foot-wide powerhouse containing a single turbine-generator unit with a 
rated capacity of 350 kilowatts; (6) a tailrace located on the left 
(west) bank of Oak Orchard Creek; (7) a 55-foot-long underground 
generation lead; (8) three single-phase 167-kilovolt-ampere pole-
mounted power transformers; (9) a 400-foot-long access road; and (10) 
appurtenant facilities.
    Erie operates the project off of flows provided to it from the 
barge canal. During the navigation season, the Canal Corporation 
provides approximately 225 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water. Under 
normal operating conditions, Erie uses approximately 200 cfs of the 
provided water for project operation and the remaining water 
(approximately 25 cfs) is discharged directly to Oak Orchard Creek. 
During the period from 2009 to 2016, the average annual generation was 
approximately 1,147 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.
    n. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via

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email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending 
projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
    o. Scoping Process
    The Commission intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) 
for the Oak Orchard 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.
    Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping 
meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, 
recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document 1 (SD1) 
issued January 14, 2020.
    Copies of SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA 
were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing 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: January 14, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-00922 Filed 1-21-20; 8:45 am]
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