Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of Application Tendered For Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 8857-8858 [2020-03064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices 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 March 2, 2020. Dated: February 10, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03062 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2879–012] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Green Mountain Power Corporation; 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.: 2879–012. c. Date Filed: January 30, 2020. d. Applicant: Green Mountain Power Corporation (Green Mountain Power). e. Name of Project: Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Winooski River in Washington County, Vermont. 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: Mr. John Greenan, P.E., Engineer, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 1252 Post Road, Rutland, Vermont 05701; phone: (802) 770–2195 or email at John.Greenan@ greenmountainpower.com. i. FERC Contact: Michael Tust, (202) 502–6522 or michael.tust@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 92-foot-high, 275-footwide timber crib dam with a 5-foot-high rubber dam atop the timber crib VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 construction with a maximum crest elevation of 397 feet referenced to National Geodetic Vertical 1929 Datum and a 196-foot-long reinforced concrete spillway cap at a crest elevation of 392 feet; (2) a 59-acre impoundment with a total storage capacity of 300 acre-feet at a normal operating elevation of 397 feet; (3) a forebay with two concrete intakes, each with a 3-inch-spaced trashrack; (4) two 10-foot diameter, 120-foot-long steel penstocks encased in concrete, extending from each intake through the dam to the generating units; (5) a 73foot-long, 57-foot-wide powerhouse containing two horizontal, 3,750kilowatt Kaplan turbines with a total installed capacity of 7,500 kilowatts; (6) a 36-inch diameter steel bypass pipe with an invert elevation of 383 feet that discharges near the left side of the spillway base; (7) an approximately 130foot long, 5-kilovolt underground transmission line connecting to an adjacent switchyard; (8) a 600-foot-long, 34.5-kilovolt overhead transmission line connecting to a second switchyard; and (9) appurtenant facilities. Green Mountain Power also maintains day-use recreation facilities at the project, including a picnic area, parking lot, trails, fishing access, and a canoe launch and portage trail. Green Mountain Power proposes to operate in automated run-of-river mode as it does under its current practice but instead of providing a 300-cfs minimum flow into the bypassed reach via spill over the dam or through the powerhouse, Green Mountain Power proposes to provide a seasonal aesthetic spill flow of 75 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, into the bypassed reach during daylight hours from April 1 through December 15. Green Mountain Power would only provide leakage flows from the dam into the bypassed reach during nighttime hours from April 1 through December 15 as well as during day and nighttime hours from December 16 through March 31. Under normal flow conditions during periods when aesthetic spillage is required, Green Mountain proposes to maintain the impoundment at an elevation of 397.25 feet. During periods when aesthetic spillage over the dam is not required, Green Mountain Power proposes to maintain the reservoir at an elevation of 397 feet as it does under its existing operation. In addition to operating and maintaining its existing recreation facilities, Green Mountain Power proposes the following improvements to its recreation facilities: (1) Relocate the existing parking area out of the PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8857 floodplain; (2) place barriers and signage to redirect foot traffic away from areas with state-designated rare creeping lovegrass at the day-use area; (3) add two picnic tables and an information kiosk to the day-use area; (4) improve signage at the portage landing and along the portage trail for boaters; (5) construct an improved portage landing; and (6) clear brush along the portage trail. Green Mountain Power is proposing to remove approximately 9.2 acres of lands and water from the current project boundary because these areas do not contain any project recreation facilities and are not necessary for project operation and maintenance. These areas include 4.2 acres of land south of the existing portage trail and northwest of the VELCO transmission line, 2.9 acres of land south of Power Plant Road, and 2.1 acres of the Winooski River and shoreline downstream of the dam located outside of the project bypassed reach and tailrace. In addition, Green Mountain Power is proposing to add approximately 7.6 acres of land to the project boundary. These areas include: (1) Approximately 1.4 acres of land along a secondary access road located to the south of the portage trail take-out; (2) approximately 4.1 acres of land along the middle section of the portage trail to fully enclose the portage trail; and (3) approximately 2.1 acres of lands along the primary project access road to provide vehicular and pedestrian access to the project for operation and maintenance purposes as well as access to the project’s day-use recreation area. 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. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8858 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices 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. Dated: February 10, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03064 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–10005–08–Region 8] Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of South Dakota Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Public notice is hereby given that the state of South Dakota has revised its Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program by adopting federal regulations for the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) that correspond to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR). The EPA has reviewed South Dakota’s regulations and determined they are no less stringent than the federal regulations. The EPA is proposing to approve South Dakota’s primacy revision for the RTCR. This approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian country. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, section B. DATES: Any member of the public is invited to request a public hearing on this determination by March 19, 2020. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, section C, for details. Should no timely and appropriate request for a hearing be received, and the Regional Administrator (RA) does not elect to hold a hearing on his/her own motion, this determination shall become applicable March 19, 2020. If a public hearing is requested and granted, then this determination shall not become applicable until such time following the lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 hearing as the RA issues an order affirming or rescinding this action. ADDRESSES: Requests for a public hearing should be addressed to: Robert Clement, Drinking Water B Section, EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202–1129. All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection at: EPA Region 8, Drinking Water Section (5th floor), 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Clement, Drinking Water B Section, EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202–1129, phone 303–312–6653. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300g–2, and 40 CFR 142.13, public notice is hereby given that the state of South Dakota has revised its PWSS program by adopting federal regulations for the RTCR that correspond to the NPDWR in 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. The EPA has reviewed South Dakota’s regulations and determined they are no less stringent than the federal regulations. The EPA is proposing to approve South Dakota’s primacy revision for the RTCR. This approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian country as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, section B. A. Why are revisions to State programs necessary? States with primary PWSS enforcement authority must comply with the requirements of 40 CFR part 142 to maintain primacy. They must adopt regulations that are at least as stringent as the NPDWRs at 40 CFR parts 141 and 142, as well as adopt all new and revised NPDWRs in order to retain primacy (40 CFR 142.12(a)). B. How does this action affect Indian country (18 U.S.C. 1151) in South Dakota? The EPA’s approval of South Dakota’s revised PWSS program does not extend to Indian country as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Indian country in South Dakota generally includes (1) lands within the exterior boundaries of the PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 March 2020. May 2020. November 2020. December 2020. February 2021. May 2021. following Indian reservations located within South Dakota, in part or in full: The Cheyenne River Reservation, the Crow Creek Reservation, the Flandreau Indian Reservation, the Lower Brule Reservation, the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Rosebud Indian Reservation, the Standing Rock Reservation, and the Yankton Reservation (subject to federal court decisions removing lands from Indian country status within the Yankton Reservation); (2) any land held in trust by the United States for an Indian tribe; and (3) any other areas which are ‘‘Indian country’’ within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 1151. The EPA or eligible Indian tribes, as appropriate, will retain PWSS program responsibilities over public water systems in Indian country. C. Requesting a Hearing Any member of the public may request a hearing on this determination within thirty (30) days of this notice. All requests shall include the following information: Name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of interest and information to be submitted at the hearing; and a signature of the interested individual or responsible official, if made on behalf of an organization or other entity. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the RA. Notice of any hearing shall be given not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the time scheduled for the hearing and will be made by the RA in the Federal Register and in a newspaper of general circulation in the state. A notice will also be sent to both the person(s) requesting the hearing and the state. The hearing notice will include a statement of purpose of the hearing, information regarding time and location for the hearing, and the address and telephone number where interested persons may obtain further information. The RA will issue an order affirming or rescinding the determination upon review of the hearing record. Please bring this notice to the attention of any persons known by you to have an interest in this determination. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2879-012]


Green Mountain Power Corporation; 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.: 2879-012.
    c. Date Filed: January 30, 2020.
    d. Applicant: Green Mountain Power Corporation (Green Mountain 
Power).
    e. Name of Project: Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Winooski River 
in Washington County, Vermont. 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: Mr. John Greenan, P.E., Engineer, Green 
Mountain Power Corporation, 1252 Post Road, Rutland, Vermont 05701; 
phone: (802) 770-2195 or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Michael Tust, (202) 502-6522 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 92-foot-high, 275-foot-wide timber crib 
dam with a 5-foot-high rubber dam atop the timber crib construction 
with a maximum crest elevation of 397 feet referenced to National 
Geodetic Vertical 1929 Datum and a 196-foot-long reinforced concrete 
spillway cap at a crest elevation of 392 feet; (2) a 59-acre 
impoundment with a total storage capacity of 300 acre-feet at a normal 
operating elevation of 397 feet; (3) a forebay with two concrete 
intakes, each with a 3-inch-spaced trashrack; (4) two 10-foot diameter, 
120-foot-long steel penstocks encased in concrete, extending from each 
intake through the dam to the generating units; (5) a 73-foot-long, 57-
foot-wide powerhouse containing two horizontal, 3,750-kilowatt Kaplan 
turbines with a total installed capacity of 7,500 kilowatts; (6) a 36-
inch diameter steel bypass pipe with an invert elevation of 383 feet 
that discharges near the left side of the spillway base; (7) an 
approximately 130-foot long, 5-kilovolt underground transmission line 
connecting to an adjacent switchyard; (8) a 600-foot-long, 34.5-
kilovolt overhead transmission line connecting to a second switchyard; 
and (9) appurtenant facilities. Green Mountain Power also maintains 
day-use recreation facilities at the project, including a picnic area, 
parking lot, trails, fishing access, and a canoe launch and portage 
trail.
    Green Mountain Power proposes to operate in automated run-of-river 
mode as it does under its current practice but instead of providing a 
300-cfs minimum flow into the bypassed reach via spill over the dam or 
through the powerhouse, Green Mountain Power proposes to provide a 
seasonal aesthetic spill flow of 75 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, 
into the bypassed reach during daylight hours from April 1 through 
December 15. Green Mountain Power would only provide leakage flows from 
the dam into the bypassed reach during nighttime hours from April 1 
through December 15 as well as during day and nighttime hours from 
December 16 through March 31. Under normal flow conditions during 
periods when aesthetic spillage is required, Green Mountain proposes to 
maintain the impoundment at an elevation of 397.25 feet. During periods 
when aesthetic spillage over the dam is not required, Green Mountain 
Power proposes to maintain the reservoir at an elevation of 397 feet as 
it does under its existing operation. In addition to operating and 
maintaining its existing recreation facilities, Green Mountain Power 
proposes the following improvements to its recreation facilities: (1) 
Relocate the existing parking area out of the floodplain; (2) place 
barriers and signage to redirect foot traffic away from areas with 
state-designated rare creeping lovegrass at the day-use area; (3) add 
two picnic tables and an information kiosk to the day-use area; (4) 
improve signage at the portage landing and along the portage trail for 
boaters; (5) construct an improved portage landing; and (6) clear brush 
along the portage trail.
    Green Mountain Power is proposing to remove approximately 9.2 acres 
of lands and water from the current project boundary because these 
areas do not contain any project recreation facilities and are not 
necessary for project operation and maintenance. These areas include 
4.2 acres of land south of the existing portage trail and northwest of 
the VELCO transmission line, 2.9 acres of land south of Power Plant 
Road, and 2.1 acres of the Winooski River and shoreline downstream of 
the dam located outside of the project bypassed reach and tailrace. In 
addition, Green Mountain Power is proposing to add approximately 7.6 
acres of land to the project boundary. These areas include: (1) 
Approximately 1.4 acres of land along a secondary access road located 
to the south of the portage trail take-out; (2) approximately 4.1 acres 
of land along the middle section of the portage trail to fully enclose 
the portage trail; and (3) approximately 2.1 acres of lands along the 
primary project access road to provide vehicular and pedestrian access 
to the project for operation and maintenance purposes as well as access 
to the project's day-use recreation area.
    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.
Filing of recommendations,            May 2020.
 preliminary terms and conditions,
 and fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Draft               November 2020.
 Environmental 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 10, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-03064 Filed 2-14-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P