Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 12915-12916 [2020-04518]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 44 / Thursday, March 5, 2020 / Notices time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 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 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Dated: February 28, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–04519 Filed 3–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3777–011] Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric license application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 3777–011. c. Date filed: August 29, 2019. d. Applicant: Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire (Town). e. Name of Project: Rollinsford Project. f. Location: On the Salmon Falls River in Strafford County, New Hampshire and York County, Maine. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Greenan, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 1252 Post Road, Rutland, VT 05701; Phone at (802) 770–2195, or email at John.Greenan@ greenmountainpower.com. i. FERC Contact: Bill Connelly, (202) 502–8587 or william.connelly@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: March 30, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments 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–3777–011. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12915 also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. Project Description: The existing Rollinsford Project consists of: (1) A 317-foot-long, 19-foot-high concretemasonry dam that includes, from east to west: (a) A 12-foot-long left abutment, (b) a 247-foot-long overflow spillway section topped with 15-inch-high flashboards, (c) a 22-foot-long right abutment; and (d) a 36-foot-long gated section consisting of five, 5.5-foot-high by 5.5-foot-wide vertical lift gates that convey flow to the intake headworks; (2) a 70-acre impoundment with a gross storage capacity of 456 acre-feet at a normal maximum elevation of 71.25 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29),1 including the spillway flashboards; (3) an 82-footlong, 52-foot-wide intake headworks facility that consists of: (a) A 22.8-footwide, 15.7-foot-high penstock intake protected by a 22.8-foot-wide by 17.6foot-high trash rack structure with 2.5inch clear bar spacing, (b) an 8-footwide skimmer waste gate, and (c) a 4foot-wide by 4-foot-high inoperable sluice gate; (4) a 350-foot-long, 10square-foot concrete penstock that empties into a 250-foot-long, 9-foot diameter steel penstock that directs flow to a 30-foot-long, 40-foot-wide reinforced concrete forebay that is integral with the powerhouse; (5) a 38foot-long, 60-foot-wide concrete and brick masonry powerhouse containing two, vertical Francis turbine-generator units rated at 750 kilowatts (kW) each for a total installed capacity of 1,500 kW; (6) a 38-foot-long, 34-foot-wide tailrace channel at a normal tailwater surface elevation of 24 feet NGVD 29; (7) a 100-foot-long underground transmission line that extends from the powerhouse to a step-up transformer where voltage is increased from 4.16kilovolt (kV) to 13.8 kV; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The Town voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-river mode using an automatic pond level control system, such that outflow from the project approximates inflow. The project bypasses approximately 680 feet of the Salmon Falls River. The existing license requires the licensee to release: (1) A continuous minimum flow of 10 cubic feet per second (cfs) or inflow, whichever is less, from the dam to the bypassed reach; and (2) a minimum flow of 115 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, through the powerhouse to the downstream reach. When inflow falls 1 NGVD 29 is a national standard for measuring elevations above sea level. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 12916 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 44 / Thursday, March 5, 2020 / Notices below the minimum hydraulic capacity of the powerhouse (80 cfs), the minimum flow requirement for the downstream reach is met by releasing flows over the dam. The average annual generation was 5,837,900 kilowatt-hours for the period of record from 2005 to 2018. The Town proposes to: (1) Continue to operate the project in a run-of-river mode using an automatic pond level control system, and maintain the impoundment at the flashboard crest elevation of 71.25 feet NGVD 29; (2) provide a minimum flow release of 35 cfs, or inflow, whichever is less into the bypassed reach; (3) conduct an eel ramp siting study and install and operate an upstream eel ramp; (4) install and operate a downstream fish passage facility for adult eels and resident and migratory fish species; (5) implement nighttime turbine shutdowns from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. during the months of September and October for 3 consecutive nights following rain accumulations of 0.5 inch or more over a 24-hour period; (6) conduct a study to quantify movements of river herring and American shad migrating downstream from the project tailwater through the bypassed reach to the project dam; and (7) consult with the New Hampshire and Maine State Historic Preservation Officers before beginning any landdisturbing activities or alterations to determine the need to conduct surveys and implement avoidance or mitigation measures before undertaking the action. m. 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 address the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. n. 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. o. Scoping Process Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Rollinsford Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both sitespecific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. At this time, we do not anticipate holding on-site scoping meetings. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 Instead, we are soliciting comments and suggestions on the preliminary list of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EA, as described in Scoping Document 1 (SD1), issued February 28, 2020. Copies of the SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and the applicant’s distribution list. Copies of SD1 may be viewed on the 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, call 1–866– 208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 28, 2020.. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–04518 Filed 3–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL20–23–000] Whitetail Solar 1, LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On February 27, 2020, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL20–23–000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2018), instituting an investigation into whether Whitetail Solar 1, LLC’s rate schedule is unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential. Whitetail Solar 1, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,165 (2020). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL20–23–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Any interested person desiring to be heard in Docket No. EL20–23–000 must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.214 (2019), within 21 days of the date of issuance of the order. Dated: February 28, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–04517 Filed 3–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0437; FRL–10004–24– OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Control System Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary Aftermarket Part Certification Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 44 (Thursday, March 5, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3777-011]


Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire; Notice Soliciting Scoping 
Comments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric license application 
has been filed with the Commission and is available for public 
inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 3777-011.
    c. Date filed: August 29, 2019.
    d. Applicant: Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire (Town).
    e. Name of Project: Rollinsford Project.
    f. Location: On the Salmon Falls River in Strafford County, New 
Hampshire and York County, Maine. No federal lands are occupied by the 
project works or located within the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Greenan, Green Mountain Power 
Corporation, 1252 Post Road, Rutland, VT 05701; Phone at (802) 770-
2195, or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Bill Connelly, (202) 502-8587 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: March 30, 2020.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments 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 
[email protected], (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-3777-011.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to 
the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a 
particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document 
on that resource agency.
    k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. Project Description: The existing Rollinsford Project consists 
of: (1) A 317-foot-long, 19-foot-high concrete-masonry dam that 
includes, from east to west: (a) A 12-foot-long left abutment, (b) a 
247-foot-long overflow spillway section topped with 15-inch-high 
flashboards, (c) a 22-foot-long right abutment; and (d) a 36-foot-long 
gated section consisting of five, 5.5-foot-high by 5.5-foot-wide 
vertical lift gates that convey flow to the intake headworks; (2) a 70-
acre impoundment with a gross storage capacity of 456 acre-feet at a 
normal maximum elevation of 71.25 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum 
of 1929 (NGVD 29),\1\ including the spillway flashboards; (3) an 82-
foot-long, 52-foot-wide intake headworks facility that consists of: (a) 
A 22.8-foot-wide, 15.7-foot-high penstock intake protected by a 22.8-
foot-wide by 17.6-foot-high trash rack structure with 2.5-inch clear 
bar spacing, (b) an 8-foot-wide skimmer waste gate, and (c) a 4-foot-
wide by 4-foot-high inoperable sluice gate; (4) a 350-foot-long, 10-
square-foot concrete penstock that empties into a 250-foot-long, 9-foot 
diameter steel penstock that directs flow to a 30-foot-long, 40-foot-
wide reinforced concrete forebay that is integral with the powerhouse; 
(5) a 38-foot-long, 60-foot-wide concrete and brick masonry powerhouse 
containing two, vertical Francis turbine-generator units rated at 750 
kilowatts (kW) each for a total installed capacity of 1,500 kW; (6) a 
38-foot-long, 34-foot-wide tailrace channel at a normal tailwater 
surface elevation of 24 feet NGVD 29; (7) a 100-foot-long underground 
transmission line that extends from the powerhouse to a step-up 
transformer where voltage is increased from 4.16-kilovolt (kV) to 13.8 
kV; and (8) appurtenant facilities.
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    \1\ NGVD 29 is a national standard for measuring elevations 
above sea level.
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    The Town voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-river mode 
using an automatic pond level control system, such that outflow from 
the project approximates inflow. The project bypasses approximately 680 
feet of the Salmon Falls River. The existing license requires the 
licensee to release: (1) A continuous minimum flow of 10 cubic feet per 
second (cfs) or inflow, whichever is less, from the dam to the bypassed 
reach; and (2) a minimum flow of 115 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, 
through the powerhouse to the downstream reach. When inflow falls

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below the minimum hydraulic capacity of the powerhouse (80 cfs), the 
minimum flow requirement for the downstream reach is met by releasing 
flows over the dam. The average annual generation was 5,837,900 
kilowatt-hours for the period of record from 2005 to 2018.
    The Town proposes to: (1) Continue to operate the project in a run-
of-river mode using an automatic pond level control system, and 
maintain the impoundment at the flashboard crest elevation of 71.25 
feet NGVD 29; (2) provide a minimum flow release of 35 cfs, or inflow, 
whichever is less into the bypassed reach; (3) conduct an eel ramp 
siting study and install and operate an upstream eel ramp; (4) install 
and operate a downstream fish passage facility for adult eels and 
resident and migratory fish species; (5) implement nighttime turbine 
shutdowns from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. during the months of September and 
October for 3 consecutive nights following rain accumulations of 0.5 
inch or more over a 24-hour period; (6) conduct a study to quantify 
movements of river herring and American shad migrating downstream from 
the project tailwater through the bypassed reach to the project dam; 
and (7) consult with the New Hampshire and Maine State Historic 
Preservation Officers before beginning any land-disturbing activities 
or alterations to determine the need to conduct surveys and implement 
avoidance or mitigation measures before undertaking the action.
    m. 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 address the document. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item (h) above.
    n. 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.
    o. Scoping Process
    Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for the Rollinsford Project in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-
specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable 
alternatives to the proposed action.
    At this time, we do not anticipate holding on-site scoping 
meetings. Instead, we are soliciting comments and suggestions on the 
preliminary list of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EA, 
as described in Scoping Document 1 (SD1), issued February 28, 2020.
    Copies of the SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in 
the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing list 
and the applicant's distribution list. Copies of SD1 may be viewed on 
the 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or 
for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: February 28, 2020..
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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