Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, 7985 [2020-02810]

Download as PDF 7985 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, as part of the Los Padres National Forest; and 6.5 acres administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. l. 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. m. 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 and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis .......................................................................................... Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions ....................................................... Commission issues Draft EIS .................................................................................................................................................... Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) .................................................................................................... Modified terms and conditions ................................................................................................................................................... Commission issues Final EIS .................................................................................................................................................... o. 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: February 6, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–02809 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3240–039] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 3240–039. c. Date Filed: November 29, 2019. d. Submitted By: Briar Hydro Associates, LLC (Briar Hydro). e. Name of Project: Rolfe Canal Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Contoocook River, in the Village of Penacook and City of Concord, New Hampshire. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Andrew J. Locke, Essex Hydro Associates, LLC, 55 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108; (617) 357–0032; email—alocke@essexhydro.com. i. FERC Contact: Jeanne Edwards at (202) 502–6181; or email at jeanne.edwards@ferc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 j. Briar Hydro filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on November 29, 2019. Briar Hydro provided public notice of its request on December 12, 2019. In a letter dated February 6, 2020, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Briar Hydro’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402. We are also initiating consultation with the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Briar Hydro as the Commission’s nonfederal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. On November 28, 2019, Briar Hydro filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website (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, (866) PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 April 2020. June 2020. December 2020. February 2021. April 2021. July 2021. 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 3240. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by November 30, 2022. p. 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. Dated: February 6, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-02810]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3240-039]


Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of 
the Traditional Licensing Process

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and 
Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    b. Project No.: 3240-039.
    c. Date Filed: November 29, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Briar Hydro Associates, LLC (Briar Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Rolfe Canal Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Contoocook River, in the Village of Penacook 
and City of Concord, New Hampshire. No federal lands are occupied by 
the project works or located within the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission's 
regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Andrew J. Locke, Essex Hydro 
Associates, LLC, 55 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108; (617) 357-0032; 
[email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Jeanne Edwards at (202) 502-6181; or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Briar Hydro filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing 
Process on November 29, 2019. Briar Hydro provided public notice of its 
request on December 12, 2019. In a letter dated February 6, 2020, the 
Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Briar Hydro's 
request to use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 
7 of the Endangered Species Act, and the joint agency regulations 
thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402. We are also initiating consultation 
with the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Officer, as required 
by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the 
implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic 
Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating Briar Hydro as the 
Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act.
    m. On November 28, 2019, Briar Hydro filed a Pre-Application 
Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the 
Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website 
(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], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an 
application for a new license for Project No. 3240. Pursuant to 18 CFR 
16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new license and any 
competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at 
least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All 
applications for license for this project must be filed by November 30, 
2022.
    p. 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.

    Dated: February 6, 2020.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-02810 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
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