Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, 7995-7996 [2020-02811]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2322–069] Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and 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.: 2322–069. c. Date Filed: January 31, 2020. d. Applicant: Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC (Brookfield). e. Name of Project: Shawmut Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Kennebec River in Kennebec and Somerset Counties, Maine. The project does not affect federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Frank Dunlap, 150 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240; (207) 755–5603. i. FERC Contact: Matt Cutlip, (503) 552–2762 or matt.cutlip@ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. Project Description: The project consists of the following constructed facilities: (1) A 24-foot-high, 1,480-footlong concrete gravity dam consisting of: (i) A 380-foot-long overflow section with hinged flashboards, (ii) a 730-footlong overflow section with an inflatable bladder, (iii) 25-foot-wide sluice section; (iv) a non-overflow section; and (v) a headworks containing 11 headgates that regulate flow into a forebay; (2) a 1,310acre impoundment extending about 12 miles upstream; (3) two powerhouses adjacent to the forebay, separated by a 10-foot-high by 7-foot-wide Tainter gate and a 6-foot-high by 6-foot-wide deep gate; (4) eight turbine-generating units; (5) a 300-foot-long tailrace; (6) 250-footlong generator leads connecting the powerhouses with a substation; and (7) appurtenant facilities. Brookfield operates the project in a run-of-river mode and implements specific operating procedure to facilitate upstream and downstream fish passage at the project. Upstream passage for American eel is provided by a dedicated eel passage facility located adjacent to one of the powerhouses. There are no constructed upstream anadromous fishways at the project. Currently anadromous fish are captured and transported upstream of the Shawmut Project via a fish lift and transport system at the Lockwood Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 2574, located about 6 miles downstream. Downstream fish passage for American eel and anadromous fish at the Shawmut Project is provided via a combination of routing flows through the project’s spillways, turbines, and other flow regulating equipment (e.g., Tainter gate between the powerhouses). l. Locations of the Application: 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). 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: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may 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 Environmental Assessment (EA) ...................................................................................................... Comments on Draft EA .............................................................................................................................................................. Modified terms and conditions ................................................................................................................................................... Commission issues Final EA ..................................................................................................................................................... o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than thirty (30) days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Dated: February 5, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process [FR Doc. 2020–02823 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3342–023] a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 3342–023. c. Date Filed: November 29, 2019. d. Submitted By: Briar Hydro Associates, LLC (Briar Hydro). e. Name of Project: Penacook Lower Falls Hydroelectric Project. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 7995 Sfmt 4703 March 2020. May 2020. November 2020. December 2020. February 2021. May 2021. f. Location: On the Contoocook River, in Merrimack County, 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 7996 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices 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) 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. 3342. 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 October 31, 2. 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. 2020–02811 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Project, LLC, Maverick Wind Project Holdings LLC, Sundance Wind Project, Federal Energy Regulatory LLC, Sundance Wind Project Holdings Commission LLC, Traverse Wind Energy LLC, Traverse Wind Energy Holdings LLC. Combined Notice of Filings #1 Description: Notice of Change in Facts of Buckeye Wind Energy LLC, et al. Take notice that the Commission Filed Date: 2/6/20. received the following exempt Accession Number: 20200206–5083. wholesale generator filings: Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/27/20. Docket Numbers: EG20–77–000. Docket Numbers: ER20–958–000. Applicants: FirstEnergy Nuclear Applicants: Sierra Pacific Power Generation, LLC. Company. Description: Notice of SelfDescription: Notice of Termination of Certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of FirstEnergy Nuclear Service Agreement (No. 17–00040) of Sierra Pacific Power Company. Generation, LLC. Filed Date: 2/5/20. Filed Date: 2/4/20. Accession Number: 20200205–5149. Accession Number: 20200204–5183. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/26/20. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/25/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–959–000. Docket Numbers: EG20–78–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, Applicants: Cambria Wind, LLC. L.L.C. Description: Notice of SelfDescription: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Certification as an Exempt Wholesale Original WMPA SA No 5589; Queue No. Generator of Cambria Wind, LLC. AE2–115 to be effective 1/8/2020. Filed Date: 2/5/20. Filed Date: 2/6/20. Accession Number: 20200205–5170. Accession Number: 20200206–5094. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/26/20. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/27/20. Docket Numbers: EG20–79–000. Docket Numbers: ER20–960–000. Applicants: Thunderhead Wind Applicants: New England Power Energy LLC. Company. Description: Notice of SelfDescription: Tariff Cancellation: Certification of Exempt Wholesale Notice of Cancellation of Facilities Use Generator Status of Thunderhead Wind Agreement with Deepwater Wind to be Energy LLC. effective 4/7/2020. Filed Date: 2/5/20. Filed Date: 2/6/20. Accession Number: 20200205–5172. Accession Number: 20200206–5126. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/26/20. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/27/20. Take notice that the Commission Docket Numbers: ER20–961–000. received the following electric rate Applicants: PJM Interconnection, filings: L.L.C. Docket Numbers: ER10–2390–005; Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: ER19–784–001; ER10–2394–006; ER12– 1563–006; ER10–2395–006; ER10–2422– Amendment to WMPA, SA No. 5153; Queue No. AD1–157 (consent) to be 007; ER12–1562–006; ER11–3642–019. effective 7/23/2018. Applicants: Bicent (California) Filed Date: 2/6/20. Malburg LLC, Big Country Datalec LLC, Accession Number: 20200206–5128. BIV Generation Company, L.L.C., Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/27/20. Cayuga Operating Company, LLC, Docket Numbers: ER20–962–000. Colorado Power Partners, Rocky Applicants: The Narragansett Electric Mountain Power, LLC, Somerset Company. Operating Company LLC, Tanner Street Description: Tariff Cancellation: Generation, LLC. Cancellation of Indemnification Description: Notice of Non-Material Agreement with the Deepwater Wind Change in Status of Bicent (California) Companies to be effective 4/7/2020. Malburg LLC, et. al. Filed Date: 2/6/20. Filed Date: 2/5/20. Accession Number: 20200206–5130. Accession Number: 20200205–5153. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/27/20. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/26/20. The filings are accessible in the Docket Numbers: ER15–1873–012; Commission’s eLibrary system by ER18–471–006; ER18–472–006;ER16– clicking on the links or querying the 1720–011; ER20–383–002; ER20–384– docket number. 002; ER20–385–002; ER20–386–002; Any person desiring to intervene or ER20–387–002ER20–388–002. Applicants: Buckeye Wind Energy protest in any of the above proceedings LLC, States Edge Wind I LLC, Invenergy must file in accordance with Rules 211 Energy Management LLC, States Edge and 214 of the Commission’s Wind I Holdings LLC, Maverick Wind Regulations (18 CFR 85.211 and DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7995-7996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02811]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3342-023]


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.: 3342-023.
    c. Date Filed: November 29, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Briar Hydro Associates, LLC (Briar Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Penacook Lower Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Contoocook River, in Merrimack County, 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

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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. 3342. 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 October 31, 
2.
    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. 2020-02811 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
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