Green Island Power Authority and Albany Engineering Corporation; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests, 27217-27218 [2020-09750]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 89 / Thursday, May 7, 2020 / Notices • Meaning of ‘‘Functional Control’’ • Impact of SATOA Activity on Wholesale Market • Information Regarding Market Participant 12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Cost Recovery for SATOAs • Formula Rate Structure 2:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Impact on the Generator Interconnection Queue • Assessing the Impact of a SATOA on Newly Interconnecting Generating Resources • Assessment of Delays and Mitigation 3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Break 3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Operating Guides • Information in Operating Guides 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Miscellaneous • Emergency Conditions • Reliability Impacts [FR Doc. 2020–09751 Filed 5–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13–039] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Green Island Power Authority and Albany Engineering Corporation; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment 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: a. Application Type: Amendment of license. b. Project No: 13–039. c. Date Filed: April 8, 2020. d. Applicant: Green Island Power Authority and Albany Engineering Corp. e. Name of Project: Green Island Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Hudson River in Albany County, New York. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Wendy Jo Carey, P.E., 5 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205, (518) 456–7712 email: wendy@albanyengineering.com. i. FERC Contact: Joseph Enrico, (212) 273–5917, joseph.enrico@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: June 15, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 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–13–039. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. 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 whose name appears 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 licensee proposes to amend the project license to remove the expansion of the forebay and existing powerhouse expansion on its east and west sides to accommodate four new 6.0 megawatt (MW) generating units; remove from the project license four new replacement 6.0 MW generating units in the existing powerhouse; remove from the project license construction of new hydraulically operated crest gates along the top of the main spillway and maintain the existing fixed crest of the main spillway at the existing 14.33 feet MSL; remove from the project license construction of a new bulkhead structure and reconfiguration of the auxiliary spillway; construct the new downstream fish exclusion screen, new downstream fish passage facility, and new plunge pool in and adjacent to the existing forebay; relocate construction of a new trash boom extending across and upstream of the forebay; install new pneumatic flashboards, four feet in height, on the main spillway and relocate the existing pneumatic flashboards, two feet in height, to the auxiliary spillway to maintain the authorized operating level of 18.33 feet MSL; remove from the project license construction of two new Denil fishways and replace with two fish lifts for PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27217 upstream fish passage. The licensee does not propose any changes to the project’s existing operating regime. In addition, recreation improvements in Article 412 were to be constructed in conjunction with the full expansion of the project; these improvements are not applicable for the proposed amendment. The request proposes amending Article 412 to require improvements to the shoreline from the tailrace to River Park for fishing and other river access activities, construction of an informational kiosk in River Park, and specific improvements to Paine Street Park. These enhancements were requested by the Town and Village of Green Island and the licensee included them as part of its proposal. l. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. Based on a review of the application and resource agency consultation letters including comments filed to date, Commission staff intends to prepare a single environmental assessment (EA). Commission staff determined that the issues that need to be addressed in its EA have been adequately identified during the pre-filing period, and no new issues are likely to be identified through additional scoping. The EA will consider assessing the potential effects of project operation on aquatic, terrestrial, threatened and endangered species, water quality and quantity, recreation, and cultural and historic resources. m. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. n. 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 may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 27218 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 89 / Thursday, May 7, 2020 / Notices NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. o. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. p. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE as applicable; (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 commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010. Dated: May 1, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–09750 Filed 5–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Number: EG20–143–000. Applicants: Cimarron Bend Wind Project III, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Cimarron Bend Wind Project III, LLC. Filed Date: 4/30/20. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Accession Number: 20200430–5322. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/21/20. Docket Number: EG20–144–000. Applicants: Aurora Wind Project, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Aurora Wind Project, LLC. Filed Date: 4/30/20. Accession Number: 20200430–5327. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/21/2. Docket Number: EG20–145–000. Applicants: Taygete Energy Project, LLC. Description: Self-Certification of Taygete Energy Project, LLC. Filed Date: 4/30/20. Accession Number: 20200430–5357. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/21/20. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Number: ER19–1902–002. Applicants: Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: ER19– 1902 Compliance Filing to be effective 5/20/2019. Filed Date: 5/1/20. Accession Number: 20200501–5253. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/22/20. Docket Number: ER19–2376–001. Applicants: Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: ER19– 1902 Compliance Filing to be effective 5/20/2019. Filed Date: 5/1/20. Accession Number: 20200501–5248. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/22/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–1436–001; ER20–1437–001; ER20–1438–001; ER20–879–001. Applicants: Energy Harbor LLC, Energy Harbor Generation LLC, Energy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC, Pleasants LLC. Description: Notification of Change in Status of Energy Harbor LLC, et al. Filed Date: 4/30/20. Accession Number: 20200430–5486. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/21/20. Docket Number: ER20–1681–001. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Tariff Amendment: Errata to Amendment of ISA, Service Agreement No. 4511; Queue No. AB1– 127 to be effective 7/13/2016. Filed Date: 5/1/20. Accession Number: 20200501–5041. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/22/20. Docket Number: ER20–1724–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2020–04–30_Regional Cost Allocation Filing to be effective 7/29/2020. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filed Date: 4/30/20. Accession Number: 20200430–5333. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/1/20. Docket Number: ER20–1725–000. Applicants: Portland General Electric Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: NTTG Funding Agreement Termination to be effective 4/30/2020. Filed Date: 4/30/20. Accession Number: 20200430–5363. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/21/20. Docket Number: ER20–1726–000. Applicants: Entergy Arkansas, LLC, Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Mississippi, LLC, Entergy New Orleans, LLC, Entergy Texas, Inc. Description: Annual Informational Filing regarding Prepaid Pension Cost and Accrued Pension Cost of Entergy Arkansas, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 4/30/20. Accession Number: 20200430–5455. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/21/20. Docket Number: ER20–1727–000. Applicants: Entergy Arkansas, LLC, Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Mississippi, LLC, Entergy New Orleans, LLC, Entergy Texas, Inc. Description: Post-Retirement Benefits Other than Pensions for 2019 Test Year of Entergy Arkansas, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 4/30/20. Accession Number: 20200430–5461. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/21/20. Docket Number: ER20–1729–000. Applicants: ITC Midwest LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Filing of Master JUA with Prairie Energy to be effective 7/1/2020. Filed Date: 5/1/20. Accession Number: 20200501–5043. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/22/20. Docket Number: ER20–1730–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: Tariff Cancellation: RS 253—Notice of Termination of NTTG Funding Agreement to be effective 4/30/ 2020. Filed Date: 5/1/20. Accession Number: 20200501–5052. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/22/20. Docket Number: ER20–1731–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Membership Agreement Amendments for Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Inc. to be effective 4/30/2020. Filed Date: 5/1/20. Accession Number: 20200501–5067. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/22/20. Docket Number: ER20–1732–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Ameren Illinois Company. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 89 (Thursday, May 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27217-27218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09750]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13-039]


Green Island Power Authority and Albany Engineering Corporation; 
Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment 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:
    a. Application Type: Amendment of license.
    b. Project No: 13-039.
    c. Date Filed: April 8, 2020.
    d. Applicant: Green Island Power Authority and Albany Engineering 
Corp.
    e. Name of Project: Green Island Project.
    f. Location: The project is located on the Hudson River in Albany 
County, New York.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Wendy Jo Carey, P.E., 5 Washington Square, 
Albany, NY 12205, (518) 456-7712 email: [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Joseph Enrico, (212) 273-5917, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests: June 15, 2020.
    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/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-13-039. Comments emailed to Commission 
staff are not considered part of the Commission record.
    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 whose name appears 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 licensee proposes to amend the 
project license to remove the expansion of the forebay and existing 
powerhouse expansion on its east and west sides to accommodate four new 
6.0 megawatt (MW) generating units; remove from the project license 
four new replacement 6.0 MW generating units in the existing 
powerhouse; remove from the project license construction of new 
hydraulically operated crest gates along the top of the main spillway 
and maintain the existing fixed crest of the main spillway at the 
existing 14.33 feet MSL; remove from the project license construction 
of a new bulkhead structure and reconfiguration of the auxiliary 
spillway; construct the new downstream fish exclusion screen, new 
downstream fish passage facility, and new plunge pool in and adjacent 
to the existing forebay; relocate construction of a new trash boom 
extending across and upstream of the forebay; install new pneumatic 
flashboards, four feet in height, on the main spillway and relocate the 
existing pneumatic flashboards, two feet in height, to the auxiliary 
spillway to maintain the authorized operating level of 18.33 feet MSL; 
remove from the project license construction of two new Denil fishways 
and replace with two fish lifts for upstream fish passage. The licensee 
does not propose any changes to the project's existing operating 
regime. In addition, recreation improvements in Article 412 were to be 
constructed in conjunction with the full expansion of the project; 
these improvements are not applicable for the proposed amendment. The 
request proposes amending Article 412 to require improvements to the 
shoreline from the tailrace to River Park for fishing and other river 
access activities, construction of an informational kiosk in River 
Park, and specific improvements to Paine Street Park. These 
enhancements were requested by the Town and Village of Green Island and 
the licensee included them as part of its proposal.
    l. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis. Based on a review of the application and 
resource agency consultation letters including comments filed to date, 
Commission staff intends to prepare a single environmental assessment 
(EA). Commission staff determined that the issues that need to be 
addressed in its EA have been adequately identified during the pre-
filing period, and no new issues are likely to be identified through 
additional scoping. The EA will consider assessing the potential 
effects of project operation on aquatic, terrestrial, threatened and 
endangered species, water quality and quantity, recreation, and 
cultural and historic resources.
    m. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the 
Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an 
opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the 
internet through the Commission's Home Page (http://ferc.gov) using the 
eLibrary link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 
in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the 
Commission has suspended access to the Commission's Public Reference 
Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning 
the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), issued by the President on 
March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at 
[email protected] or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, 
(202) 502-8659.
    n. 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 may 
mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street

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NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed 
proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 
Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    o. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the 
Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only 
those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, 
protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the 
specified comment date for the particular application.
    p. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all 
capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE as 
applicable; (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 
commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with 
the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, 
motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary 
basis. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010.

    Dated: May 1, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-09750 Filed 5-6-20; 8:45 am]
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