Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions, 17054-17055 [2020-06328]

Download as PDF 17054 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description As part of the Project, Port Arthur Pipeline, LLC would: • Relocate the previously authorized compressor station consisting of four Solar Titan 130E gas turbine driven compressors in Allen Parish from milepost (MP) 96.1 to MP 72.3 in Beauregard Parish, and increase horsepower from 89,900 hp to 93,880 hp; • relocate an interconnect with Texas Eastern Transmission Company from MP 96.1 to MP 72.3; • relocate pig launcher/receiver facilities from MP 96.1 to MP 72.3; • construct three new pipeline interconnections with Cameron Intrastate Pipeline, Transcontinental Gas Pipeline, and Louisiana Storage at MP 72.3; and • construct one new mainline block valve at MP 72.3, resulting in a total of 10 mainline valves on the Louisiana Connector Project. Background On February 5, 2020, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Louisiana Connector Amendment Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Session (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and eight landowners. The primary issues raised by the commentors are alternative compressor station locations, noise, air quality, visual impacts, and impacts on property values. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. 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, select General Search from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and Docket Number excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP20–21), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: March 20, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06329 Filed 3–25–20; 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 of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions 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.: 2880–015. c. Date filed: July 31, 2019. d. Applicant: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC. e. Name of Project: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project (Cherokee Falls 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, Southwest Regional Engineer, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: Sixty (60) days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due one hundred five (105) days from the issuance date of this notice. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, or PRESCRIPTIONS; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 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 has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices l. Project Description: Cherokee Falls Project consists of: (1) A 1,819-foot-long granite masonry dam with a 1,701-footlong spillway and 4-foot-high flashboards; (2) ten low level outlet pipes along the middle portion of dam, four of which are at least partially open and used to provide a continuous minimum flow to the bypassed reach; (3) a reservoir with a surface area of 83 acres and a storage capacity of 140 acrefeet; (4) a trash rack intake with 3.5 inch spacing between the bars; (5) a 130-footlong, 40-foot-wide powerhouse containing one generating unit with a capacity of 4,140 kilowatts and an annual generation of 9,354.9 megawatthours; (6) a 150-foot-long tailrace; (7) 93-foot-long generator lines leading to three 500 kilovolt transformers and (8) a 200-foot-long transmission line to a point of interconnection with the grid. The project is operated in a run-ofriver mode with a continuous, minimum flow of 97 to 270 cubic feet per second (cfs) supplied to the bypassed reach. The current license requires a minimum flow of 65 cfs. Project operation starts when inflows exceed the sum of the minimum hydraulic capacity of the turbine (600 cfs) and the minimum flow supplied to the bypassed reach. All flows greater than the sum of the maximum hydraulic capacity of the turbine (3,100 cfs) and the bypassed reach minimum flow, are passed over the spillway. 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 access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. 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 schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Milestone Target date Filing of recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. Commission issues Environmental Assessment (EA). Comments on EA ............. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission December 2020. [Docket No. EL20–26–000] o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than thirty (30) days from the issuance date of this notice. Dated: March 20, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06328 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL20–25–000] Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On March 20, 2020, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL20–25– 000 pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2018), instituting an investigation into whether Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.’s proposed Open Access Transmission Tariff is unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., 170 FERC 61,222 (2020). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL20–25–000, 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. EL20–25–000 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 20, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06322 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY April 2020. January 2021. Sfmt 4703 17055 Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On March 20, 2020, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL20–26– 000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2018), instituting an investigation into whether Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.’s proposed Stated Rate Tariff and Wholesale Service Contracts are unjust, unreasonable unduly discriminatory, or preferential. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., 170 FERC 61,221 (2020). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL20–26–000, 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. EL20–26–000 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 20, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06323 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP20–661–000. Applicants: Enable Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: Annual Revenue Crediting Filing of Enable Gas Transmission, LLC under RP20–661. Filed Date: 3/17/20. Accession Number: 20200317–5207. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/30/20. Docket Numbers: RP18–940–007. Applicants: Empire Pipeline, Inc. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2880-015]


Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC; Notice of Application 
Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, 
Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

    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.: 2880-015.
    c. Date filed: July 31, 2019.
    d. Applicant: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project (Cherokee 
Falls 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, Southwest Regional Engineer, 
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 comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and prescriptions: Sixty (60) days from the issuance date 
of this notice; reply comments are due one hundred five (105) days from 
the issuance date of this notice.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
COMMENTS, REPLY COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, or 
PRESCRIPTIONS; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant 
and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; 
(3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person 
submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements 
of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, 
terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary 
basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all 
persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 
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 has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.

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    l. Project Description: 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) ten low level outlet pipes along the 
middle portion of dam, four of which are at least partially open and 
used to provide a continuous minimum flow to the bypassed reach; (3) a 
reservoir with a surface area of 83 acres and a storage capacity of 140 
acre-feet; (4) a trash rack intake with 3.5 inch spacing between the 
bars; (5) a 130-foot-long, 40-foot-wide powerhouse containing one 
generating unit with a capacity of 4,140 kilowatts and an annual 
generation of 9,354.9 megawatt-hours; (6) a 150-foot-long tailrace; (7) 
93-foot-long generator lines leading to three 500 kilovolt transformers 
and (8) 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, 
minimum flow of 97 to 270 cubic feet per second (cfs) supplied to the 
bypassed reach. The current license requires a minimum flow of 65 cfs. 
Project operation starts when inflows exceed the sum of the minimum 
hydraulic capacity of the turbine (600 cfs) and the minimum flow 
supplied to the bypassed reach. All flows greater than the sum of the 
maximum hydraulic capacity of the turbine (3,100 cfs) and the bypassed 
reach minimum flow, are passed over the spillway.
    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 access the document. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support at [email protected] or toll-free at 1-866-208-
3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for 
inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.
    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 schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as 
appropriate.

 
                 Milestone                           Target date
 
Filing of recommendations, terms and        April 2020.
 conditions, and prescriptions.
Commission issues Environmental Assessment  December 2020.
 (EA).
Comments on EA............................  January 2021.
 

    o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than thirty (30) days from the issuance date of 
this notice.

    Dated: March 20, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-06328 Filed 3-25-20; 8:45 am]
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