Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 28939-28940 [2020-10330]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 94 / Thursday, May 14, 2020 / Notices Ted@tsorenson.net and Mr. Miriah R. Elliott, Agent, Kern & Tule Hydro LLC, 498 West 140 South, Ivins, UT 84738, phone: (435) 429–1878, Email: miriah@ tsorenson.net. i. FERC Contact: Mrs. Anumzziatta Purchiaroni, (202) 502–6191 or Anumzziatta.purchiaroni@ferc.gov or Mark Ivy, (202) 502–6156 or mark.ivy@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: Within 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. 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 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–178–045. 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 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, it must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Transfer and Amendment Request: The applicants request that the Commission transfer the Kern Canyon Hydroelectric Project No. 178 from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to Kern & Tule Hydro LLC (KTH). The applicants also request that the Commission remove from the project an approximately 8.2-mile-long, 70 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that connects the project powerhouse with PG&E’s integrated transmission system. The applicants state that the transmission line segment is not used solely to transmit power from the project to the interconnected grid and would remain part of the interconnected transmission system even if the project VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 May 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 did not exist. Therefore, the transmission line segment does not qualify as a primary transmission line and does not need to be part of the licensed project. The switchyard adjacent to the powerhouse, as well as an approximately 300-foot-long segment of the 70–kV line running from the project powerhouse to pole 0⁄1 will remain in the license and will be transferred to KTH. Furthermore, the applicants request that the Commission revise the project boundary to remove 47.5 acres of land which is occupied by the transmission line corridor. l. 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. Currently, 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. m. 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 NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. n. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28939 o. 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 8, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–10324 Filed 5–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 539–015] Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a 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.: 539–015. c. Date filed: April 30, 2020. d. Applicant: Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC. e. Name of Project: Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Kentucky River, in Mercer and Jessamine Counties, Kentucky. The project would be located at the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s existing Lock and Dam No. 7. The project does not occupy any federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r) h. Applicant Contact: David Brown Kinloch, Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC, 414 S. Wenzel Street, Louisville, KY 40204; (502) 589–0975; email kyhydropower@gmail.com. E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 28940 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 94 / Thursday, May 14, 2020 / Notices i. FERC Contact: Joshua Dub, (202) 502–8138 or Joshua.Dub@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: June 29, 2020. 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 NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Project is operated in a run-of-river mode and consists of the following existing facilities: (1) A reservoir with a normal pool elevation of 514.6 feet and an estimated surface area of about 830 acres; (2) a 230-foot-long concretecapped, timber crib dam; (3) a 50-footwide, 300-foot-long stone lock chamber; (4) a 120-foot-long by 100-foot-wide forebay; (5) a 116-foot long concrete substructure containing trash racks, 6 intake gates, 3 turbines, and discharge facilities; (6) a 93-foot-long by 25-footwide superstructure/powerhouse located above the spillway containing three generating units with a total VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 May 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 installed capacity of 2.209 megawatts; (7) a substation connected to the powerhouse by an 85-foot-long footbridge; (8) a 0.86-mile-long, 34.5kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The estimated average annual generation is 9,200 megawatt-hours. o. 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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. 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. p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary), July 2020. Request Additional Information, July 2020. Issue Notice of Acceptance, November 2020. Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments, December 2020. Comments on Scoping Document 1, January 2021. Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis, February 2021. Commission issues EA, September 2021. Comments on draft EA, October 2021. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: May 8, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–10330 Filed 5–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–42–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–521); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on FERC–521 (Payments for Benefits from Headwater Improvements) and will be submitting FERC–521 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. IC19–42–000 by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Express Services: Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free). Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–521, Payments for Benefits from Headwater Improvements. OMB Control No.: 1902–0087. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–521 information collection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 94 (Thursday, May 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28939-28940]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10330]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 539-015]


Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for 
Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and 
Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a 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.: 539-015.
    c. Date filed: April 30, 2020.
    d. Applicant: Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Kentucky River, in Mercer and Jessamine 
Counties, Kentucky. The project would be located at the Commonwealth of 
Kentucky's existing Lock and Dam No. 7. The project does not occupy any 
federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r)
    h. Applicant Contact: David Brown Kinloch, Lock 7 Hydro Partners, 
LLC, 414 S. Wenzel Street, Louisville, KY 40204; (502) 589-0975; email 
[email protected].

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    i. FERC Contact: Joshua Dub, (202) 502-8138 or [email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: June 29, 2020.
    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 NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in 
docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 
12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. For assistance, please 
contact FERC Online Support at [email protected], (866) 208-
3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY).
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. The Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Project is operated in a run-
of-river mode and consists of the following existing facilities: (1) A 
reservoir with a normal pool elevation of 514.6 feet and an estimated 
surface area of about 830 acres; (2) a 230-foot-long concrete-capped, 
timber crib dam; (3) a 50-foot-wide, 300-foot-long stone lock chamber; 
(4) a 120-foot-long by 100-foot-wide forebay; (5) a 116-foot long 
concrete substructure containing trash racks, 6 intake gates, 3 
turbines, and discharge facilities; (6) a 93-foot-long by 25-foot-wide 
superstructure/powerhouse located above the spillway containing three 
generating units with a total installed capacity of 2.209 megawatts; 
(7) a substation connected to the powerhouse by an 85-foot-long 
footbridge; (8) a 0.86-mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and 
(9) appurtenant facilities. The estimated average annual generation is 
9,200 megawatt-hours.
    o. 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 the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission at [email protected] or call toll-free, (886) 208-
3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.
    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.
    p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions 
to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary), July 2020.
Request Additional Information, July 2020.
Issue Notice of Acceptance, November 2020.
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments, December 2020.
Comments on Scoping Document 1, January 2021.
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis, February 2021.
Commission issues EA, September 2021.
Comments on draft EA, October 2021.

    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: May 8, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-10330 Filed 5-13-20; 8:45 am]
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