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, 8275-8276 [2020-02900]

Download as PDF 8275 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2020 / Notices (Conoco Feb 20) to be effective 2/1/ 2020. Filed Date: 1/29/20. Accession Number: 20200129–5063. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/10/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–457–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—Boston Gas 510798 releases eff 2–1–2020 to be effective 2/ 1/2020. Filed Date: 1/29/20. Accession Number: 20200129–5068. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/10/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–458–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates—Boston Gas 510807 releases eff 2–1–2020 to be effective 2/ 1/2020. Filed Date: 1/29/20. Accession Number: 20200129–5073. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/10/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–459–000. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. 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[FR Doc. 2020–02896 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 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 ....................................................................................... 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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. Dated: February 5, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–02900 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. TX20–1–000] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES City of Boulder, Colorado; Notice of Filing Take notice that on February 6, 2020, pursuant to sections 210 and 212 of the Federal Power Act,1 and Rules 204 and 206 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure,2 City of Boulder, Colorado (the City) filed an application for an order directing Public Service Company of Colorado to establish interconnections on just, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions between its transmission system and the electric distribution system that the City proposes to acquire from Xcel Energy. 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 and 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 Applicant. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. 1 16 2 18 U.S.C. 824i and 824k. CFR 385.204 and 385.206. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Feb 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 14 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 27, 2020. Dated: February 7, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–02904 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP19–491–000; CP19–494– 000] National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Fm100 and Leidy South Projects The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the FM100 Project and the Leidy South Project (collectively referred to as the Projects), proposed by National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel) and Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco), respectively, in the above-referenced dockets. National Fuel requests authorization to construct, operate, and maintain new PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 May 2020. November 2020. December 2020. February 2021. May 2021. natural gas facilities in McKean and Potter Counties; install new compressor stations in McKean and Clinton Counties; abandon existing pipeline facilities in Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, and Potter Counties; and abandon an existing compressor station in Potter County (all in Pennsylvania), to modernize National Fuel’s existing transmission system and provide an additional 330,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of incremental natural gas transportation capacity to Transco. Transco requests authorization to construct, operate, and maintain new natural gas facilities in Clinton and Lycoming Counties; install new compressor stations in Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties; add additional compression at existing compressor stations in Wyoming and Columbia Counties; and abandon an existing pipeline in Clinton County (all in Pennsylvania), to provide 582,400 Dth/ d of firm natural gas transportation service from shale producing areas in northern and western Pennsylvania to Transco’s industrial, commercial, and residential customers in the eastern United States. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Projects in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Projects, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore and Pittsburgh Districts) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The Projects would include the following facilities (all located in Pennsylvania): FM100 Project • Approximately 29.5 miles of new 20-inch-diameter pipeline in McKean and Potter Counties (Line YM58); E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8275-8276]
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. 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 
[email protected].
    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-foot-long concrete 
gravity dam consisting of: (i) A 380-foot-long overflow section with 
hinged flashboards, (ii) a 730-foot-long 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 1,310-acre 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-foot-long 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 
[email protected], (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.

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              Milestone                           Target date
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Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready   March 2020.
 for Environmental Analysis.

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Filing of recommendations,             May 2020.
 preliminary terms and conditions,
 and fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Draft Environmental  November 2020.
 Assessment (EA).
Comments on Draft EA.................  December 2020.
Modified terms and conditions........  February 2021.
Commission issues Final EA...........  May 2021.
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    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.

    Dated: February 5, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-02900 Filed 2-12-20; 8:45 am]
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