Notice of Withdrawal of Existing Licensee's Notice of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application, and Soliciting Pre-Application Documents and Notices of Intent To File a License Application; N. Stanley Standal, Jr., 3676-3677 [2020-00959]

Download as PDF 3676 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 14 / Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / Notices CP09–509). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Dated: January 13, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00966 Filed 1–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP20–433–001. Applicants: Adelphia Gateway, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Adelphia NAESB amendment filing 1– 14–20 to be effective 1/13/2020. Filed Date: 1/14/20. Accession Number: 20200114–5164. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/27/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–434–000. Applicants: Enable Mississippi River Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Filing—Liberty Utilities RP18–923 & RP20–131 Settlement to be effective 1/1/2019. Filed Date: 1/14/20. Accession Number: 20200114–5081. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/27/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–435–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Cap Rel Neg Rate Agmt (Calyx 51780 to BP 52119) to be effective 1/15/2020. Filed Date: 1/14/20. Accession Number: 20200114–5083. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/27/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–435–001. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Amendment to Filing in Docket No. RP20–435–000 to be effective 1/15/ 2020. Filed Date: 1/14/20. Accession Number: 20200114–5093. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Jan 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/27/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–436–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: REX 2020–01–14 Non-Conforming Negotiated Rate amendment to be effective 1/15/2020. Filed Date: 1/14/20. Accession Number: 20200114–5179. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/27/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–437–000. Applicants: East Tennessee Natural Gas, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: ETNG Jan2020 NCF Cleanup to be effective 2/ 14/2020. Filed Date: 1/14/20. Accession Number: 20200114–5184. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/27/20. 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: January 15, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00956 Filed 1–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 Lynn [Project No. 8865–008] The current license for the Stevenson No. 1 Hydroelectric Project No. 8865 (Stevenson No. 1 Project) was issued with an effective date of July 1, 1984, for a term of 40 years, ending June 30, Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 E. Stevenson, 34 FERC 62,531 (1986). CFR 16.6(c) (2019). At least five years before the expiration of a license for a major water power project, the licensee must file with the Commission an NOI that contains an unequivocal statement of the licensee’s intention to file or not to file an application for a new license. See also 18 CFR 5.5 (2019). 3 18 CFR 16.7(d)(1) (2019). A licensee must, at the time it files an NOI pursuant to sections 5.5 and 16.6, provide a copy of the PAD required by section 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations to the entities specified in that paragraph. See 18 CFR 5.6 (2019). 4 18 CFR 16.23(b) (2019). 5 Pursuant to section 16.24(b)(1) of the Commission’s regulations, the existing licensee is prohibited from filing an application either 2 18 Notice of Withdrawal of Existing Licensee’s Notice of Intent To File a Subsequent License Application, and Soliciting Pre-Application Documents and Notices of Intent To File a License Application; N. Stanley Standal, Jr. PO 00000 2024.1 The 70 kilowatt (kW) project is located on an unnamed tributary to the Snake River. On June 28, 2019, N. Stanley Standal, Jr. (Mr. Standal) filed an incomplete Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for a subsequent license for the Stevenson No. 1 Project, pursuant to section 16.6 of the Commission’s regulations.2 Mr. Standal failed to file an accompanying preapplication document (PAD), pursuant to section 16.7 of the Commission’s regulations.3 On July 17, 2019, Commission staff waived the provision of section 5.6(a)(1) that requires the filing of a PAD at the same time that the NOI is filed and extended the deadline for filing a complete NOI and the PAD by 90 days. On October 12, 2019, Joy Heller contacted Commission staff on behalf of Mr. Standal and stated that more information would be filed before October 31, 2019. On October 30, 2019, Mr. Standal filed a revised NOI but failed to file a PAD. On November 19, 2019, Commission staff informed Mr. Standal that if a PAD was not filed within 30 days, Commission staff would consider the lack of response as an indication that he is no longer interested in seeking a subsequent license to continue operating the project and a withdrawal of his NOI to seek a subsequent license. Despite repeated efforts to contact Mr. Standal, he has not returned staff calls or filed the requisite PAD. Commission staff therefore consider Mr. Standal’s NOI as withdrawn. Pursuant to section 16.23(b) of the Commission’s regulations, when an existing licensee fails to file a complete NOI and PAD within five years of expiration of the current license, the Commission must solicit applications from potential applicants other than the existing licensee.4 Any party interested in filing a license application or exemption (i.e., a potential applicant) for the project must file an NOI and PAD within 90 days from the date of this notice.5 While the integrated Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 14 / Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / Notices licensing process is the default process for preparing an application for a new license, a potential applicant may request to use alternative licensing procedures when it files its NOI.6 Applications for a subsequent license or exemption from potential applicants for the Stevenson No. 1 Project must be filed within 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license.7 Questions concerning the process for filing an NOI should be directed to Julia Kolberg at 202–502–8261 or Julia.Kolberg@ferc.gov. Dated: January 15, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00959 Filed 1–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 15008–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; Gridflex Energy, LLC On September 23, 2019, Gridflex Energy, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Sweetwater Pumped Storage Hydro Project to be located in San Juan County, New Mexico. Gridflex Energy, LLC subsequently amended its application on January 3, 2020, and again on January 14, 2020. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed closed-loop pumped hydropower project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 9,000foot-long, 40-foot-high dam impounding an upper reservoir with a total storage capacity of 5,000 acre feet, a reservoir surface elevation of 6,770 feet above mean sea level (msl), and a reservoir surface area of 120 acres; (2) 1,700-footlong, 130-foot-high dam impounding a lower reservoir with a total storage individually or in combination with other entities. 18 CFR 16.24(b)(1) (2019). 6 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2019). 7 18 CFR 16.20(c) (2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Jan 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 capacity of 5,000 acre feet, a reservoir surface elevation of 5,685 feet msl, and a reservoir surface area of 163 acres; (3) two primary conduits including one concrete-lined vertical shaft 1,200 feet long by 25 feet in diameter, two concrete-and-steel-lined high pressure tunnels 5,000 feet long by 14 feet in diameter, and two concrete-lined tailrace tunnels 3,300 feet long by 16 feet in diameter; (4) a 500-foot-long, 80foot-wide, 50-foot-high powerhouse complex constructed of concrete and metal formwork with three vertical shafts, each housing 200-megawatt variable-speed reversible pump-turbine and motor-generators; and (5) a 9.3mile-long, 345-kilovolt transmission line with a tentative point of interconnection at the existing San Juan Generating Station; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Initial fill water, and make-up water for evaporation loss would be purchased from parties holding water rights associated with the San Juan Generating Station or otherwise associated with the San Juan River. The estimated annual generation of the project would be 1,051,200 megawatt hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Matthew Shapiro, Gridflex energy, LLC, 424 W. Pueblo St. #A, Boise, ID 83027; phone: (208) 246–9925. FERC Contact: Benjamin Mann; Email: benjamin.mann@ferc.gov; phone: (202) 502–8127. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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–15008–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3677 be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–15008) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: January 15, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00960 Filed 1–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–34–000] Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization; Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC Take notice that on January 6, 2020, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia), 700 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, filed in the above referenced docket a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208, and 157.216 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP83– 76–000 for authorization to perform installations and modifications enabling the in-line inspection of its 20-inchdiameter Line D located in Licking, Knox, Morrow, and Crawford Counties, Ohio. Specifically, Columbia proposes to: (i) Install, replace, or remove valves, pipe, and other appurtenant facilities at six locations; and (ii) install bidirectional launcher/receiver devices and appurtenant facilities at two locations. Columbia estimates the cost of the project to be approximately $13.0 million, all as more fully set forth in the request which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website 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, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Sorana Linder, Director, Modernization & Certificates, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 14 (Wednesday, January 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3676-3677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00959]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 8865-008]


Notice of Withdrawal of Existing Licensee's Notice of Intent To 
File a Subsequent License Application, and Soliciting Pre-Application 
Documents and Notices of Intent To File a License Application; N. 
Stanley Standal, Jr.

    The current license for the Stevenson No. 1 Hydroelectric Project 
No. 8865 (Stevenson No. 1 Project) was issued with an effective date of 
July 1, 1984, for a term of 40 years, ending June 30, 2024.\1\ The 70 
kilowatt (kW) project is located on an unnamed tributary to the Snake 
River. On June 28, 2019, N. Stanley Standal, Jr. (Mr. Standal) filed an 
incomplete Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for a 
subsequent license for the Stevenson No. 1 Project, pursuant to section 
16.6 of the Commission's regulations.\2\ Mr. Standal failed to file an 
accompanying pre-application document (PAD), pursuant to section 16.7 
of the Commission's regulations.\3\
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    \1\ Lynn E. Stevenson, 34 FERC 62,531 (1986).
    \2\ 18 CFR 16.6(c) (2019). At least five years before the 
expiration of a license for a major water power project, the 
licensee must file with the Commission an NOI that contains an 
unequivocal statement of the licensee's intention to file or not to 
file an application for a new license. See also 18 CFR 5.5 (2019).
    \3\ 18 CFR 16.7(d)(1) (2019). A licensee must, at the time it 
files an NOI pursuant to sections 5.5 and 16.6, provide a copy of 
the PAD required by section 5.6 of the Commission's regulations to 
the entities specified in that paragraph. See 18 CFR 5.6 (2019).
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    On July 17, 2019, Commission staff waived the provision of section 
5.6(a)(1) that requires the filing of a PAD at the same time that the 
NOI is filed and extended the deadline for filing a complete NOI and 
the PAD by 90 days. On October 12, 2019, Joy Heller contacted 
Commission staff on behalf of Mr. Standal and stated that more 
information would be filed before October 31, 2019. On October 30, 
2019, Mr. Standal filed a revised NOI but failed to file a PAD. On 
November 19, 2019, Commission staff informed Mr. Standal that if a PAD 
was not filed within 30 days, Commission staff would consider the lack 
of response as an indication that he is no longer interested in seeking 
a subsequent license to continue operating the project and a withdrawal 
of his NOI to seek a subsequent license. Despite repeated efforts to 
contact Mr. Standal, he has not returned staff calls or filed the 
requisite PAD. Commission staff therefore consider Mr. Standal's NOI as 
withdrawn.
    Pursuant to section 16.23(b) of the Commission's regulations, when 
an existing licensee fails to file a complete NOI and PAD within five 
years of expiration of the current license, the Commission must solicit 
applications from potential applicants other than the existing 
licensee.\4\ Any party interested in filing a license application or 
exemption (i.e., a potential applicant) for the project must file an 
NOI and PAD within 90 days from the date of this notice.\5\ While the 
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licensing process is the default process for preparing an application 
for a new license, a potential applicant may request to use alternative 
licensing procedures when it files its NOI.\6\
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    \4\ 18 CFR 16.23(b) (2019).
    \5\ Pursuant to section 16.24(b)(1) of the Commission's 
regulations, the existing licensee is prohibited from filing an 
application either individually or in combination with other 
entities. 18 CFR 16.24(b)(1) (2019).
    \6\ 18 CFR 5.3(b) (2019).
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    Applications for a subsequent license or exemption from potential 
applicants for the Stevenson No. 1 Project must be filed within 24 
months prior to the expiration of the existing license.\7\
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    \7\ 18 CFR 16.20(c) (2019).
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    Questions concerning the process for filing an NOI should be 
directed to Julia Kolberg at 202-502-8261 or [email protected].

    Dated: January 15, 2020.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-00959 Filed 1-21-20; 8:45 am]
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