Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 14471-14472 [2020-05068]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices significant even after the implementation of mitigation measures. The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of Energy, and National Marine Fisheries Service participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of this final EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. Although the cooperating agencies provided input to the conclusions and recommendations presented in the EIS, the agencies will present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective Records of Decision for the Project. The BLM and NPS will adopt and use the EIS to consider issuing a right-ofway grant for the portions of the Project on BLM- and NPS-managed lands, respectively. Other cooperating agencies will use this EIS in their regulatory processes and to satisfy compliance with NEPA and other related federal environmental laws (e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act). Section 810(a) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 16 United States Code 3120(a), also requires the BLM to evaluate the effects of the alternatives presented in the EIS on subsistence activities, and to hold public hearings if it finds that any alternative may significantly restrict subsistence uses. The evaluation of subsistence impacts indicates that the cumulative case analyzed in the EIS could significantly restrict subsistence uses for the communities of Nuiqsut, Kaktovik, Utqiagvik, and Anaktuvuk Pass. Therefore, the BLM held public hearings and solicited public testimony for these potentially affected communities. The Commission mailed a copy of the final EIS to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Alaska Native tribal governments and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporations; and local libraries and newspapers in the area of the Project. The final EIS was also mailed to property owners that could be affected by Project facilities, individuals requesting intervenor status in FERC’s proceedings, and other interested parties (i.e., individuals and environmental and public interest groups who provided scoping comments or asked to remain on the mailing list). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Paper copy and CD versions of the final EIS were mailed to subsistence communities, libraries, and those specifically requesting them; all others received a CD version. The final EIS is also available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov) on the Environmental Documents page (http://www.ferc.gov/ industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). In addition, the final EIS may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp), then click on General Search and enter the docket number in the Docket Number field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP17–178). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Questions Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription that allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: March 6, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–05071 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2880–015] Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14471 a. Type of Application: New License. b. Project No.: 2880–015. c. Date filed: July 31, 2019. d. Applicant: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC. e. Name of Project: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Broad River, in Cherokee County, South Carolina. The project does not affect federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Beth E. Harris, Enel Green Power North America, Inc., 11 Anderson Street, Piedmont, SC 29673; Telephone (864) 846–0042 ext. 100; Beth.Harris@Enel.com. i. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer at (202) 502–6093, or at michael.spencer@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: April 5, 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–2880–015. 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. Project Description: The Cherokee Falls Project consists of: (1) A 1,819foot-long granite masonry dam with a 1,701-foot-long spillway and 4-foot-high flashboards; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 83 acres and a storage capacity of 140 acre-feet; (3) a trash rack intake; (4) a 130-foot-long powerhouse containing one generating unit with a capacity of 4,140 kilowatts and an annual generation of 9,354.9 megawatt- E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 14472 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices hours; (5) a 150-foot-long tailrace; (6) 93-foot-long generator leads to three 500-kilovolt transformers and (7) a 200foot-long transmission line to a point of interconnection with the grid. The Project is operated in a run-ofriver mode with a continuous yearround minimum flow of 65 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the bypassed reach. Project operation starts when inflows exceed 665 cfs, the sum of the minimum hydraulic capacity of the turbine (600 cfs) and the minimum flow. All flows greater than 3,165 cfs, which is the sum of the maximum hydraulic capacity of the turbine (3,100 cfs) and the minimum flow, are passed over the spillway. 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 address the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is 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. Scoping Process. The Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 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 public or agency scoping meetings. Instead, we are soliciting your 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 March 6, 2020. Copies of 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: March 6, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–05068 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL20–24–000] North Jersey Energy Associates, A Limited Partnership; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On March 6, 2020, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL20–24– 000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2018), instituting an investigation into whether North Jersey Energy Associates, A Limited Partnership’s Commission-Approved rate schedule is unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential. North Jersey Energy Associates, A Limited Partnership, 170 FERC 61,185 (2020). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL20–24–000, 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. EL20–24–000 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: March 6, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–05070 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [P–2698–122] Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a. Type of Application: Non-capacity amendment to refurbish turbinegenerator unit. b. Project No.: 2698–122. c. Date Filed: January 27, 2020. d. Applicant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC. e. Name of Project: East Fork Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the east fork of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, North Carolina. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jeffrey G. Lineberger, Director of Water Strategy and Hydro Licensing, Duke Energy, Mail Code EC–12Y, 526 South Church Street, Charlotte NC 28202, (704) 382–5942. i. FERC Contact: Mr. Steven Sachs, (202) 502–8666, Steven.Sachs@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 30 days from the issuance of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests 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/doc-sfiling/ 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–2698–122. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure 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. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to replace the turbine and rewind the generator at the Tennessee Creek development of the project. The proposal would increase the total installed capacity of the project from 23.973 to 25.848 megawatts, and would raise the hydraulic capacity of the Tennessee Creek development from 261 to 298 cubic feet per second. The applicant does not propose any E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2880-015]


Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC; Notice Soliciting 
Scoping Comments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New License.
    b. Project No.: 2880-015.
    c. Date filed: July 31, 2019.
    d. Applicant: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Broad River, in 
Cherokee County, South Carolina. The project does not affect federal 
land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Beth E. Harris, Enel Green Power North 
America, Inc., 11 Anderson Street, Piedmont, SC 29673; Telephone (864) 
846-0042 ext. 100; [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer at (202) 502-6093, or at 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: April 5, 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-2880-015.
    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.
    Project Description: The Cherokee Falls Project consists of: (1) A 
1,819-foot-long granite masonry dam with a 1,701-foot-long spillway and 
4-foot-high flashboards; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 83 
acres and a storage capacity of 140 acre-feet; (3) a trash rack intake; 
(4) a 130-foot-long powerhouse containing one generating unit with a 
capacity of 4,140 kilowatts and an annual generation of 9,354.9 
megawatt-

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hours; (5) a 150-foot-long tailrace; (6) 93-foot-long generator leads 
to three 500-kilovolt transformers and (7) a 200-foot-long transmission 
line to a point of interconnection with the grid.
    The Project is operated in a run-of-river mode with a continuous 
year-round minimum flow of 65 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the 
bypassed reach. Project operation starts when inflows exceed 665 cfs, 
the sum of the minimum hydraulic capacity of the turbine (600 cfs) and 
the minimum flow. All flows greater than 3,165 cfs, which is the sum of 
the maximum hydraulic capacity of the turbine (3,100 cfs) and the 
minimum flow, are passed over the spillway.
    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 address the document. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support. A copy is 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. Scoping Process.
    The Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for the 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 public or agency 
scoping meetings. Instead, we are soliciting your 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 
March 6, 2020.
    Copies of 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: March 6, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-05068 Filed 3-11-20; 8:45 am]
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